REOPENING 15th MARCH 2021

Dear YM Practitioner We are so very happy to advise that after our forced closure we will be re-opening Monday 15/3/21 and ready to go!  Please be reassured all credits …

FIRST TO CLOSE LAST TO OPEN. WHY?

https://www.itv.com/…/jersey-business-leaders-say-open… WE SEE NO SIGNS of our ‘sectors reopening constantly being under review’. Jersey gov’t are way too quiet about our sector. Say it out loud folks: the trade off …

Insta Yogi Vs. Yoga

With all the insta glam superimposed over Yogasana it would be easy perhaps for some to get confused about what one is seeking when they take up the practice. Some …

TIME TO DUST

“So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in and looked toward the sun and walked into the sky” ~ Philip Pullman If you know ‘His …

December 2020

Blessed YM Yogi Friends, This year had so much to distract, the whole planet in on the ‘confusion’; no one exempt from the negative pandemic effect either physically, mentally, emotionally, …

LIGHT ON BOOKING… 2020

With immediate effect ~NO MORE VERBAL BOOKINGS OR CHECKING BOOKINGS AFTER CLASSES in reception~   Our booking system is seriously broken folks; A system that served us for 9 years pre-covid …

Light On… Credits 2020

Dear YM Bikram Yogis, Ever so grateful to practitioners for welcoming YM back on 12th June. Happy to be with you all every day. ‘Pure generosity’ invested in credits whilst …

CONTAGION ‘MITIGATION’ PLAN

We are so happy and excited to be able to WELCOME YOU BACK to our little Yoga school.  To help you feel prepared and confident we have loads of information …

LOCK DOWN. DAY 1 OF 83.

Nobody could have planned for this (although Bill Gates said in 2015 we should have; the documentary at the end of ‘28 days later’ said we should have 😉 ). …

2020/21 cv era diary

The following is YM record of events/communications to our practitions and protocols/mitigation updates/ focuses over this era since 11/3/2020 : CONTAGION ‘MITIGATION’ PLAN is a separate document. 2/2/21 ~ Post 21: …

Bikram Choudhury Netflix Documentary

~For Clarity~ and because one of our beloved practitioners asked … Thank you for asking.  You/your question deserve a proper response. The time available before/after class is short and never best utilized talking …

WHY I ‘WRITE’

Dear Yogi, I’ve been writing my Yoga essays since about 2 months after we started working with You lovely Yogis! When we were planning to open it never dawned on …

WE DID IT !!!

THE SINGING BOWL WILL BE SINGING AGAIN ~ FRIDAY 21ST JUNE ~ We have been in an interesting position of late; we have had to hand certain things over ‘emotionally’; …

You are the driver…

Dear Practitioners Having received a parking ticket at Langford Friday evening for forgetting to display ‘time arrived’ (ouch!) it got me thinking on the whole parking and driving to Yoga …

getting back to that sacred space

Excitement is starting to build… We will be starting back with our FULL SCHEDULE ~ YES! Bikram Yoga EVERYDAY! Sometimes TWICE! Because Bikram practitioners deserve to be able to practice …

Joists. mmmmm. JOYsts… :)

We mustn’t overlook the JOYsts in our lives!!  Soon we won’t see them but we won’t have to; its enough to know they will always be there! Our new Joysts …

Light on… YM credits :)

Hello YM Bikram Yogis We realized when one of our super kind practitioners (there are so many) came the other night very generously wanting to pay cash, even though they …

Christmas 2018

Hello. It is that time of year again. You know. The pause and reflect.  It has been a ‘bit of a year’ for us personally, spiritually and professionally. I truly …

All our ‘real life’ lessons, no matter the guise they come in, when we reflect on them, and we always do, they are Yogic lessons and ultimately they all inform …

Without a doubt this week has been up there with one of the worst type of weeks a couple could have.  Until yesterday we thought we had lost everything in …

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL nobody was hurt. A number of different scenarios have played out in our heads about how this could have turned out believe us and all of …

THIS is the problem with Bikram Yoga

LOL.  ApPARently! There is someone out there subtly trying to undermine Bikram Yoga most likely in the hopes of building their own empire on any ruins they create! Yeah, I …

Seriously!!!

1 in every 10 people in Jersey is a Yoga Instructor. OK. I am clearly jesting; but it does feel like that the last couple of years as Darren and …

Good Things Come in 3s !!!

3 THINGS CANNOT BE HIDDEN! Is it THE SUN, THE MOON and NEW BEGINNINGS??? OR is it INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY ~and~ SUMMER SOLSTICE ~and~ FREE YM!   Yes! OF COURSE on the …

Mad Mat Matters II

Meandering through a dept store in London this was sticking out (see pic) from a pile of mats and it drew my attention.  It made me laugh ~ Yes! there …

choosing a Yoga instructor

“so there it is work it out for yourself, BE SELECTIVE, be OBJECTIVE… be an asset to the collective, as you know you gotta get a life” ~ Jazzy B You …

Driving-Tips-4-Us-Yogis

WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL if you’d factor this IN When you are next PLANNING your TRIP TO YM So you actually make it to CLASS ON TIME ‘Driving-Tips’ is so …

Trees for Life

It has long been on our mind that we need to do something to offset any negative imprint the running of our lovely studio may have on the environment.  It …

~ WE ARE GLAD & GRATEFUL~

THANK YOU to ALL who have kept us company this year.  Our longer term practitioners hold glad space in our hearts but more have joined that space this year than …

~ YOGA and the MATTERS of ETIQUETTE

This is another tricky but necessary post to write because some of the issues highlighted are completely avoidable if one preps for first class by reading the information on the …

A Purple Violet Magenta Rain

We Love Our New Logo.   We’ve had it a while and we just couldn’t sit on it anymore. It’s the week leading up to St Valentine’s day and we just …

The Night Before Yogi Christmas

A’fore the night b’fore Christmas, I have something to say! I’ve been thinking of things that might lighten your day Just now! It has struck me ~ You don’t need …

Please ‘take me home’ poem

Am feeling unwanted; left at YM a long time Whilst I like it here (it sure is sublime) 🙂 I didn’t leave you, YOU LEFT ME You’ve been searching everywhere …

How We Roll

YM IS A DEDICATED YOGA STUDIO on Rue De Funchal teaching the Bikram method; this means there are no other activities in the space that are not compatible with the activity …

WAIVER

PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE COPY TEXT AND PASTE THIS TO A SHEET so you can print, sign and return this page to Yoga Matters (“YM”) CONSIDER your personal history of medical …