Not Writing But Blogging

Stella Duffy doing this instead of writing …

Yoga

Training

In spring 2020 I completed my 200 hour training with Yoga London, with the brilliant Francesca Sanlorenzo as my course leader and many other amazing teachers, each with their own approach, each with their own passion. As part of the training, and in my other disciplines, I have taught small groups, whole classes and one-to-one.
There’s lots more training I want to do, I’ve done a weekend on yoga-and-depression with the fantastic Jess Leitch and I’ve just finished Francesca’s Yoga Nidra course.
I’m still writing, I’m in the second year of a doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy studying theory and working with clients in placements, but I also want to start to share these new yoga skills, so …

The kind of yoga I offer

Yoga and Writing: I have run several yoga-and-writing workshops, online so far, but I’m looking forward to running them in person as soon as the pandemic allows. I have always taught writing as a physical exercise, yoga and writing link brilliantly for me. January, February and March workshops sold out, April online workshop booking now with LevelSix, Peckham.

Yoga and Breast Cancer: I’m interested in supporting other women who have had breast cancer. With my first breast cancer at 36 (wide local excision, lymph node removal, chemotherapy & radiotherapy) I was assured that I’d probably lose my full arm/shoulder mobility. With my second breast cancer at 50 I had a mastectomy and DIEP reconstruction and, again, was told I’d probably not regain full mobility.
It’s taken a massive amount of work, but I have all the mobility now that I ever had, and more.
The more is what matters – through yoga (and through therapy, but that’s another story & another training that I’ve only just started) I am more IN my body, more happily WITH my body. I live with pain (mainly from arthritis due to early menopause from chemo), but I know that yoga supports my life with pain more than anything else I’ve found. I don’t yet know if I can support other breast cancer people with re-finding mobility or pain management, our bodies are so different (just like our cancers) but I’m willing to try. I suspect it would work best in small groups or one-to-one sessions.

Get in touch if :
– you are interested in joining a yoga-for-writing workshop mailing list
– you want to use yoga in your breast cancer recovery. In person would probably need to be central/SE London, online could be anywhere.
Email me here.

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