Course – Empowered Yoga

Empowered Yoga

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Would you like your own yoga practice? or want a better idea of what it would entail?
A series of workshops where you are guided to create your own personal practice. Each workshop introduces new material. Ideally you will commit to all dates (or as many as you can).

A course of 5 four hour workshops @ 14:00 on the following selected days : –

  • June 9th
  • July 14th
  • September 15th
  • October 20th
  • November 3rd

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Introduction to Yoga and Daily Life

Introduction to Yoga and Daily Life

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Are you new to yoga and not sure if it’s for you?, or maybe would you like to gain a rounded appreciation of what yoga really is about? Introduction to Hatha yoga, meditation, and, relaxation. Suitable to those new to yoga or those more experienced.

This free workshop introduces you to various facets and tools from yoga. During the workshop you will be shown how yoga is relevant to you, and how it can be used in daily life so that you have options (if you so wish) to apply yoga on a personal level

Three standalone 4 hour workshops

  • April 21st @ 09:30
  • July 14th @ 14:00  – places available
  • October 27th @ 14:00  – places available

The venue “Whats Happening on North Street?” (click for their website).


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General Data Protection Act (GDPR)

As a result of the new data protection laws coming into effect on May 25th 2018 (please visit  Information Commissioners Website for more information) everyone who deals with data needs to review and update their approach. This article is meant as a communication to all my current, prospective and future students. It will be present on the website but also will be shared with students.

This article might also be a useful article for other yoga teachers and organizations. However in no way is this meant to be a full explanation and you should always seek legal advice and do your own research. This information specifically relates to my situation and approach not what you should or should not do for your own situation.

Relevant background information. The context of this article for my students. I have been using signatures both physical (printed forms) and digital (mailchimp). My forms have also explained how the data will be used. I will be updating my printed and electronic forms to be inline with the new requirements.

In my situation, if you are a student of mine there are a few things. 1) you only need to opt-out if you no longer wish to receive emails (soft opt in email). 2) existing students who are not opting out can still be contacted by me unless they opt out, 3) by May 25th 2018 people dealing with data need to become compliant with GDPR.

What follows are some quotes and supportive evidence for my situation as a teacher and holder of information you can use for your own judgements. Please do feel free to ask me questions if you think something is unclear or you feel my approach needs a change.

When

“When is the GDPR coming into effect?The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by government; meaning it will be in force May 2018. ” (https://www.eugdpr.org/gdpr-faqs.html)

Soft Opt-In

“What is a ‘soft opt-in’? The term ‘soft opt-in’ is sometimes used to describe the rule about existing customers. The idea is that if an individual bought something from you recently, gave you their details, and did not opt out of marketing messages, they are probably happy to receive marketing from you about similar products or services even if they haven’t specifically consented. However, you must have given them a clear chance to opt out – both when you first collected their details, and in every message you send. The soft opt-in rule means you may be able to email or text your own customers … “(https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/electronic-and-telephone-marketing/electronic-mail-marketing/)

The soft opt in email I sent is available here if you want to see an example

In Short (added 19th April at 22:28)

  • Make sure your physical sign up forms include a real signature. That you state what you are using the information for. And a brief statement about what you will do with the data
  • Electronic forms as above, but electronic signature us okay, like mailchimps digital signature is okay
  • Ensure you email all your students before May25th to offer a soft opt in, otherwise you can’t contact them unless you see them again, or they sign up again.
  • Maybe include a disclaimer and/or privacy statement
  • Read up and make sure you know your stuff. There are plenty of links.
  • Do it NOW, time is running out.

Other links you may find useful

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/

https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf

 

 

 

 


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Free Wellbeing Session in October

Breathing for Balance in Daily Living

Please join me for a free 30 minute session at the October Mind Body Spirit Event – Nantwich on 28th and 29th.

The session will provide a technique to use which is suitable even when time is limited. It has the potential to de-stress, bring calmness to mind and stability to body. In our fast pace lives this is an essential skill to know and apply. This session is suitable to anyone, regardless if they practice yoga or not. There is no yoga requirement to practice this technique, but it will be very useful to yogis and non-yogis alike.

Background

The breathing process and the role of the breath are often taken for granted. Modern society and culture rarely give any focus to wellbeing unless you have a personal interest. The information and people to help, educate, and share are available. It’s just that usually we have to actively seek it out. The body, its physiology and their importance in our lives in the wider sense are also overlooked.

Benefits

The breath and how we breath is an essential element in a happy, enjoyable and productive life.  There are other elements which are essential in wellbeing and happiness such as; posture, food & drink, and the mind for example. Without due care and attention in our lives to these essential elements we are holding our selves back before we get started. We are basically putting obstacles in our way without knowing it.

Session

The sessions will provide the experience and tools, based on the breath, which can be used for enhancing wellbeing. Used appropriately it is possible to improve happiness, and reduce stress and that’s just for starters. It can also become the gateway for spiritual development.

There will be some handouts. By the end of the session you will have experience the power of the breath and have used some techniques for daily use.

 


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Mind Body Spirit Fair – Nantwich – March

Please come along for a free session at the Nantwich Mind Body Spirit fair this weekend (4th/5th March). Details of the event can be found at www.rosemarydouglas.com/nantwich-4th5th-march-2017.

Ania (orangelotusyoga.co.uk) will be leading a partner yoga session at 2pm (Sat + Sun) with myself. Then at 2.30pm (Sat + Sun) I will be sharing  a breathing practice that can be used to increase well being. We will breifly look at what efficient breathing is and why its important in daily life for well being.

 


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