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Welcome to my Spring Newsletter!

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Spring has finally arrived with longer days, birds chirping and new lambs. All these signs of new life and hope can re-invigorate us as we step into the new season. I personally feel the urge to de-clutter, whether it is things from the past, bookshelves and belongings or the sleepy winter mindset, creating space is always a good way to allow new things in. So many ways to shape our own lives in the way we want to live. So, whatever you have planned, here are all things yoga, writing and massage! Have a great spring!
Om Shanti xx

Thought for the month

My work has quite organically moved into areas of loss, remembrance, and memory in recent years. As some of you know, my father died unexpectedly in January of this year. Rather than working as I did after the death of my mother back in 2018, I stopped. I went on a trip around America and the Caribbean, a trip which had been booked for years, which became a way to grieve and visit the continent of my Jamaican father. It felt like a personal reckoning and a celebration of all he loved. I know enough from last time to know that the reality of his death has yet to sink in, but I know having those months away in what was essentially his homelands was a way of taking him back home and back to me. I returned to the funeral we had planned as a family and to the launch of my poetry collection ‘The Ridings’ written about family and of course him. I made the decision, with the help of the book designer to have my parents on the cover as a tribute and as a physical remembrance of their lives.
Each loss, like each love is different, and the yoga journey is about being flexible enough to adapt to this and witness the growth and evolution of our selves. This is what is meant by becoming the witness or the Atman and practising Svadhyaya, or self-enquiry. It is important that the mat practice also becomes the life practice. To practice asana in a vacuum is to miss the point of the yoga journey.

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Online offerings

Although it has been great to return to in person teaching, there are many advantages to teaching online. I can Zoom in from wherever I am in the world. This hybrid system has evolved and seems to be the way forward in this new landscape.

Monthly Yoga for Grief classes for Good Grief UK

I am teaching a monthly live ‘Yoga for Grief’ class throughout 2023 for Good Grief UK, a wonderful organisation founded by Kayleigh, a trauma-informed grief coach. The class is available to Good Grief Space members. The first class takes place 6-7pm GMT on Thursday 11 May.

Free online classes fortnightly via YouTube

Tuesdays at 6 am

We are currently providing a brand new 10-15 minute Yoga classes on YouTube every two weeks.
If you practice with me regularly make sure you SUBSCRIBE to my channel EmmaLiveYoga, hit the notification button and leave us a comment if you are enjoying the classes.

My main aim is always to help people. If you benefit from my classes and want to support the making of them, the best way to say thank you is to subscribe! We will be ever so grateful.

Your support will give us the boost to keep filming
and provide you with new classes.
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Playlist of the Season: Yoga for hips

Spring is the season for de-cluttering and there is a saying in Yoga that the hips are the storage units of the soul! Try this fun and accessible playlist which comprises of 10-15 minute classes with a focus on relieving tightness in the hip flexors, mobilising and creating space and emotional release.
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One to one private yoga classes

1 hour Yoga Tuition
30 minute Yoga Time Out

Whether it is experiencing expert tuition for back pain, improving mobility for a hip replacement, advice on managing stress and anxiety through Yoga, receiving knowledge and guidance about the holistic 8 limb Yoga path or learning to do an advanced posture step by step- the choice is yours!
You can choose to have a private class with individual attention to detail or bespoke tuition and a personal home practice plan with recommended reading.

Mentoring for New and/or trainee Yoga Teachers

After ten years as a full-time teacher of yoga I have learned a lot along the way usually by trial, error, and many mistakes! I look back on that new, insecure yoga teacher making her flyers and trying to get her head around how to market her classes and reach the people she wanted to help with fondness. I always think being a yoga teacher is like learning to drive. You can do the training, but you don’t actually learn how to teach until you are out in the real world. Mentoring is something I wish I had access to as a new teacher as starting out can be daunting alone.

Whether it is advice and guidance on classes, lesson plans, teaching accessible yoga, maintaining your own practice, earning a living and how to navigate the many challenges of being a yoga teacher, as an experienced and knowledgeable teacher, I can help!

30 minute or 60 minute sessions via Zoom can be booked directly, contact me for details.

English Literature Tutoring - one to one

I was a lecturer in English Literature and Language in Post-16 education for thirteen years. I also worked as an examiner for AQA over a five year period.
I am now offering online tutoring in English Literature and Language from GCSE to Post-16 level via Zoom.

In person classes and workshops

My small group Saltburn class is well established and will be running throughout 2023 including a few summer dates on request and resuming fully in September. The focus is therapeutic yoga in a combination of poses, breath work and relaxation. Sign up to my regular class in the beautiful, dedicated yoga space at The Earthbeat Centre.
Yoga for well-being

Yoga for well-being

Thursdays • 4-5pm • £10
Hatha Yoga with Emma
The Yoga and Meditation Space in The Earthbeat Centre
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Yoga to bring strength & joy

Saturday • 10am-12pm • £15
Sunnyfield House, Guisborough, TS14 6BA
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Retreats and Holidays for 2023/2024

Our retreat schedule for this year and beyond has a combination of day, weekend and 7 day retreats so there is something for everyone. The retreats as always are affordable and many in stunning locations. Visit the website for retreats beyond 2023 including our new Turkish spa destination!

17 - 24 June 2023 Summer Yoga Holiday, Calabria, Southern Italy

(5 places left!)

Join me on a yoga holiday to remember to picturesque Calabria in Southern Italy. This beach side location is truly special with access to a private beach, two yoga spaces and sea views from the family- run hotel. Enjoy half board cuisine with vegetables from the venue's own gardens and take in their acres of olive trees and farmland as we stretch, relax and bask in the beautiful Italian sunshine.

Download Brochure from 'Free Spirit' here

3 - 10 October 2023 ‘Sun, Sea and Yoga’ retreat to Kissamos, Crete, Greece

(3 places left!)
Another very popular yoga holiday, this will be the eleventh time of hosting this one! Situated on the beach at Mavros Molos, we practice on the roof top yoga deck with panoramic views of the ocean. The taverna has recently gone through a very impressive refurbishment, it is now a high-end and very popular eatery combining the talents of new chefs and the home-cooked delicious Cretan meals provided by Mama Maria.
Download Poster from 'Free Spirit' here

21 October 2023 ‘Autumn Day Yoga Retreat, Saltburn-by-the Sea, UK

(7 places left!)

Join us at the peaceful Yoga and Meditation Space at the Earthbeat Centre in the seaside town of Saltburn-by-the Sea for season-specific therapeutic yoga, meditation, yoga nidra and an ample two course vegan lunch at the in house Shanti café.

£60 to be paid in advance.

The day will include:
  • Centring, grounding, being intentional
  • Season-specific therapeutic yoga, breath work, meditation and relaxation
  • An ample, delicious two course lunch venue is a spacious and peaceful sanctuary dedicated to wellbeing.
With wooden floors and white walls, it provides a peaceful atmosphere to a day of yoga together.

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19-21 April 2024 ‘Spring Awakening’ Yoga Retreat, Cober Hill, Scarborough, UK

(30 places left!)

Cober Hill was back to its glorious best this spring after a difficult time during the pandemic. The food was delicious, the staff wonderful and the atmosphere peaceful and nurturing. We enjoyed our traditional Sunday lunch together to round of a wonderful weekend, all of which is included in the price.

Check out the latest reviews here.
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14 - 21 October 2024 Flowing Hatha Yoga Retreat in Dalyan Live Spa, Turkey

(13 places left!)
A new yoga venue with spa facilities which include a hamman (Turkish Bath), sauna, treatment room, a large outdoor pool plus a small indoor pool and outdoor yoga shala. The venue is centrally situated in Dalyan Village and close to the river. You can also reach Iztutu beach by taking one of the many riverboats from the village, or a bus. Iztutu beach is huge, very beautiful and within the national park. There are no buildings other than a café at each end with changing huts and sunbeds - it is a conservation area with extremely strict access rules to protect the turtles which nest there.

Besides visiting the beach we can also arrange a variety of trips. There are also hot springs, mud baths and a huge lake to explore - its a very beautiful region.

A fantastic day out is the Twelve Island Boat Trip, On Saturday mornings there is a large market in Dalyan village selling local produce, spices and fabrics.

Brochure from 'Free Spirit' to follow
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Holistic therapies are back!

After a three year hiatus, I am open for booking from May to September, Mondays to Thursdays only.

As a special 'welcome back' I will be offering my most popular treatment 45 minute Swedish Back, Neck and Shoulders massage for the special price of £30 (2020 price!) for bookings made in the month of May.

I will of course be offering all the other therapies including:
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Reiki

Venue details

Therapies take place in my purple and gold Buddha massage space with essential oils, heated blanket and scented candle to enhance your relaxation experience.
My private address is supplied on booking.

Important notice:

Contact Me FIRST to check availability. Once a date and time have been agreed you can proceed to the online booking system.
Look forward to helping you relax and unwind!

Publishing news

The Ridings Poetry Collection

This collection is now imminent! I have been going through old photographs to aid the designer of the cover who will create the washed-out vintage, nostalgic aesthetic the collection has. My virtual launch will take place on Zoom when the collection is released at the end of March. We will send out further details as they arrive. My author interview is available to read ahead of the launch on the Bent Key Publishing website. Click here to read about my inspiration, process, and picks for 2023

Guisborough Bookshop Spoken Word Performance and Book Signing

I had a wonderful few hours, chatting, performing poems from ‘The Ridings’ and hearing the anecdotes and stories of so many people inside the bookshop. I am delighted that the bookshop sold out of copies but will be re-stocking.
Keep an eye on my Instagram page and website for more info
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Book Tour

If you missed either of these events, fear not! I will be touring ‘The Ridings’ throughout 2023. Contact me here for details about specific events
Coming to a Northern town near you!
7-8:30pm May 17 Spoken word performance with Tees Women Poets
(Hexham Poetry Festival launch, Hexham Library, Hexham)

7:30-9:30pm June 6 Spoken word
(The Spoken Word, The Exhibition Hotel, Bootham, York)

2-3pm July 4 Reading, Q&A, book signing
(The Book Corner bookshop, Saltburn-by-the-Sea)

7-9pm July 20 Chelping Ey Up poetry evening open mic
(The Leeds Library, Leeds town centre)

7-9:30pm July 28 Sisterhood at Spoken Word Hub
all female open mic (City Library, Bradford)

Full day September 24 Sisterhood Poetry Festival
(Spoken Word Hub hosted by Sharena Lee Satti with Bent Key Publishing, Bradford

Social media

My online community of writers, yogis, artists & grief workers continues to grow. We have been posting reels of recent yoga holidays, spoken word readings as well as my usual combination of yoga inspiration, grief quotations and poetry.

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This is our nature photography and poetry page; a joint project which is a creative outlet for us as nature lovers. Do visit for E's words and Z's photography. Team EZ!

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Look forward to seeing you on the mat, for a massage appointment or a book reading!


Here is a link to my recent articles in various publications.
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Here is a link to the videos encouraging a healthy grieving process.
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