TAKING FLIGHT – A Yoga workshop to let the heart both soar and stay grounded in unsettling times! - a workshop with Mary Paffard

You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.

This workshop will explore the relationship between the interior body, belly and breath and the upper extremity, using imagery to create a fluid vital yoga practice that will revitalise the whole body and spirit. We will enhance the overall movement of the “wings” of the heart through identifying connections between hand, elbow, and shoulders. The first part of the practice will incorporate both unusual movements and familiar poses that build strength and a sense of vastness through the upper extremity – this section will include inversions and backbends and options for those not practicing these poses.
Following a 30 minute break, there will be a short discussion on the essence of practice in these times to dispel despair, cultivate focus and support engagement. The last part of the workshop we will use some fun partner poses to facilitate the notion of flight in asana, and we will end with restorative poses and meditation, cultivating freedom and ease in the breath and heart.
This workshop is designed with the teacher, trainee and serious student of yoga in mind. It may be of particular interest to teachers and serious practitioners who are curious about the interior body and authenticity in asana. Handouts will be given/sent to those participating which will include inspirations and imagery from other body mind practitioners and Mary’s own educational programs. If in doubt as to your suitability for this workshop, contact Mary directly.

Mary Paffard has been teaching and training teachers nationally and internationally since 1985. She was been part of several teacher training faculties in Northern California and leads trainings (or un-trainings!) with her school Yoga for All in the US, Mexico and Cuba. She has been a 500E-RYT with Yoga Alliance since they began, and is a certified Further Education provider. For 15 years, she co-lead retreats with Rodney Yee and is currently running a Further Ed online philosophy program with Richard Rosen.
Originally trained in the Iyengar style, her practice radically changed in the 80s with her Vipassna meditation practice and her exploration of the interior body and the poetics of movement. Mary continues to seek to unearth the inner guru in herself, her students and the teachers she has worked with, and she attempts to bring a compassionate and occasionally mischievous perspective to all aspects of the practice. For more information see For information about her past and current work with the Cuban Yoga community, see

Date: Saturday September 9th 
Time: 10.00-2.30pm
Price: £55
Teacher: Mary Paffard

Adjustment and Hands-on work in postures with Nigel Jones

Learn how to help your yoga students in class with safe and effective hands on adjustments. Yoga is usually a physical activity and helping people with physical contact can be very rewarding for both parties if done in a safe and positive way. There are many ways to do this, and on this workshop we will look at all the important things involved in the process. Observation, safe positioning, communication and a variety of techniques will be explored. There will be a range of postures looked at, but we will be open to any postures you are interested in.
Nigel has spent many years teaching and giving hands on adjustments to hundreds of people of all shapes and sizes and uses techniques in his classes that he has tried and tested over many years.

Date: Sunday July 23rd 
Time: 12.30-6.00pm
Cost: £55
Teacher: Nigel Jones

Yoga Workshops with John Claxton

John Claxton has been teaching yoga for 42 years.  He trained with Silva Mahta and benefitted from classes with BKS Iyengar here and in Pune, during 9 years teaching in Adult Education in London.  In 1983 he moved to Norfolk where he set up the Norfolk Iyengar Yoga Centre, teaching residential weekends and local classes until 2005.  John is known for his anatomical approach to teaching.  He recently published "A Quest for Clarity" and " Elements of the Subtle Body".  He is also the man behind Chreode Yoga Equipment and the thousands of hand crafted wood blocks etc.  He still lives in Norfolk, has a workshop, and teaches there and around the country.

To book please call Ros Claxton on 01273681422 or email

Dates: Sunday May 28th 2017
             Sunday November 26th 2017
Time: 1.00-6.00pm
Cost: £40 per workshop
Teacher: John Claxton

drinks and biscuits provided.

First Aid Courses with MGM Training

Our first aid course is open to all, make sure your certification is up to date. To book and pay, please click on the course you prefer and you will be taken directly to the booking page.

-Insight into Health and Safety(First Aid) Regulations
-Managing in incident - Priorities of First Aid Resuscitation
-Blood loss - Treatment of an unconscious casualty
-Treatment of shock - General discussion on Studio based injury/illness
-Treatment of burns and siezures

To book see links below -

Certificate issued: Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years

2017 Dates:  July 16, Sept 24, Nov 19.

(All courses run on Sundays 12.30-6.30pm)

Cost:   £70.00