JANUARY NEWSLETTER

Happy New Year,

"Any change into a new state of being is the result of the fullness of nature unfolding inherent potential"

- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

As we breathe out 2018 and breathe in 2019, we wish ourselves and others to be happy and we put New Year resolutions in place. These resolutions have a tendency to not last, right? In turn they can cause us a state of unhappiness. So this year, instead of a resolution that can be broken, set yourself a Sankalpa - 'San' meaning "born from the heart" and 'kalpa' means "unfolding over time"... An Intention. With the first New Moon of 2019 entering our sky on Sunday 6th January, it gives us a clean slate for any failed resolutions, the potential to grow an intention and the perfect time to plant the seed of our future dreams...

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Join me for Yoga Classes, back next week from Monday 7th January where we will focus our practice on setting a heart filled Sankalpa - An Intention of peacefulness for the year ahead. Keeping this intention alive week on week in our practice.

Why not try my Free Flow @ Home Online Yoga Class this weekend to get you back in the flow and nourish yourself with an Easy Tasty Veggie Packed Stir-Fry.

If you haven't made it to a yoga class yet, I am delighted to extend into 2019 the offer of a FREE taster session for any of my classes (except for Wednesday's Yoga for All class at The Dance Studio Warrington), just click here to book your free place.

The 2018 Class Pass introductory offer price has now expired and the new 2019 group class prices are now live, click here for more information. All Class Passes still provide a saving off the Single Class Pass / Drop-in Prices and are flexible to use.

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CLASS SCHEDULE

Check out the January class schedule here.

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I am looking forward to another year full of Yoga & Wellness in 2019 with you.

Jennifer Kerrisk Yoga & Wellness

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Easy Tasty Veggie Packed Stir-Fry

Happy New Year. This colourful healthy stir-fry is the perfect lunch to feed our New Year Resolutions for self- care, when we want gorgeous nourishing food that is easy and quick to make.

Made with Carrots, Green Beans, Spinach and Cashews, a tasty reminder of brighter days whilst warming us up. I could eat so much of this, it’s delicious. Seasoned with immune boosting Ginger and flavoured with Low Salt Soy Sauce.

I’ll often make a double quantity for dinner and then store in a lunch box to grab for the following day. So Yum!

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Easy Tasty Veggie Packed Stir-Fry Recipe

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp of coconut or olive oil

1 onion, cut thinly

1 carrot, cut into thin slices

1 thumb size piece of ginger sliced

Handful of Green Beans Frozen or Fresh

Handful of Baby Corn Sliced or sweetcorn Frozen (whatever you have available)

Handful of Spinach

Handful of Cashew Nuts

Add a courgette or peppers if to hand

1 - 2 tbsp of Low Salt soy Sauce

Serve with Noodles

DIRECTIONS

There’s not much to this, it’s very simple and easy and takes less than 15 minutes. Heat up a pan or wok. Chop up all veggies with ginger and throw into pan, until golden and softened. The thinner you slice the carrots the quicker it will cook.

Then add in you spinach. Roast your cashews if you wish or just place straight onto pan with rest of ingredients.

Serve with noodles and soy Sauce. You can always add a fried egg on top for extra protein.

Enjoy your delicious and easy Stir-Fry. Then leave me a comment in the comments box below or take a picture and tag me (@jenniferkerriskyoga) over on Instagram and let me know what you thought! I can’t wait to hear from you.

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Mindful Festive Online Yoga Class

Mindful Festive Online Yoga Class: Find your calm this Holiday Season

Christmas can be a wonderful time of year but it can also be a testing time for some. Take some time for yourself, light some candles, slow down, press pause this Festive Season to breathe, relax and unwind your body with this online yoga class.

Find an opening meditation with a mindful breathing practice to begin. Move slowly through the best yoga poses to help you release tightness and tension in your body and increase your strength and flexibility with a 20 minute online yoga class. To finish wrap yourself up in a blanket and be guided through the joy of Yoga Nidra.

Be amazed at the difference you will feel in your body & mind at the end of the class. You will feel rested, relaxed and energised after this class that is suitable for all levels.

Refresh yourself with a Banana, Mango, Turmeric & Ginger Smoothie and put your feet up and read a Winter Solstice manifesto on rest, love and light to inspire you to give yourself the gift of self-care this winter.

Once you’ve tried the class I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Take a few seconds to say hello below, let me know what you would like from the next online class or just say namaste!

A Winter Solstice Manifesto on rest, love and light to inspire you

“Life is being drawn into the earth, painlessly descending down into the very heart of herself. And we as natural human animals are being called to do the same, the pull to descend into our bodies, into sleep, darkness, and the depths of our own inner caves continually tugging at our marrow.

But many find the descent into their own body a scary thing indeed, fearing the unmet emotions and past events that they have stored in the dark caves inside themselves, not wanting to face what they have so carefully and unkindly avoided.

This winter solstice time is no longer celebrated as it once was, with the understanding that this period of descent into our own darkness was so necessary in order to find our light. That true freedom comes from accepting with forgiveness and love what we have been through and vanquishing the hold it has on us, bringing the golden treasure back from the cave of our darker depths.

This is a time of rest and deep reflection, a time to wipe the slate clean as it were and clear out the old so you can walk into spring feeling ready to grow and skip without a dusty mountain on your back and chains around your ankles tied to the caves in your soul.

A time for the medicine of story, of fire, of nourishment, and love. A period of reconnecting, relearning, and reclaiming of what this time means brings winter back to a time of kindness, love, rebirth, peace, and unburdening instead of a time of dread, fear, depression, and avoidance.

This modern culture teaches avoidance at a max at this time; alcohol, lights, shopping, overworking, over spending, bad food, and consumerism.

And yet the natural tug to go inward as nearly all creatures are doing is strong and people are left feeling as if there is something wrong with them, that winter is cruel and leaves them feeling abandoned and afraid. Whereas in actual fact, winter is so kind, yes she points us in her quiet, soft way toward our inner self, toward the darkness and potential death of what we were, but this journey if held with care is essential.

She is like a strong teacher that asks you to awaken your inner, loving elder or therapist, holding yourself with awareness of forgiveness and allowing yourself to grieve, to cry, rage, laugh, and face what we need to face in order to be freed from the jagged bonds we wrapped around our hearts, in order to reach a place of healing and light, without going into overwhelm.

Winter takes away the distractions, the noise and presents us with the perfect time to rest and withdraw into a womb like love, bringing fire and light to our heart.”

~ Brigit Anna McNeill

Immune Boosting Smoothie

Cold Season is officially here. This sunny golden smoothie is the perfect breakfast pick me up for this time of year, when our energy levels can feel depleted and our immune system needs an extra boost.

Made with Bananas, Mango and Orange, a tasty reminder of summer. I could drink this everyday. Blended with porridge oats, almond milk, ginger, turmeric, honey and probiotic.

I’ll often make a double quantity and then store in the fridge for the following day. So delicious!

Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipe

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

2 Bananas

2 cups of frozen mango pieces

1 orange squeezed

1 tbsp honey

2 cups of almond milk

1/2 cup porridge oats

1 thumb size piece of ginger sliced

2 tsp turmeric

1 capsule of Acidophilus probiotic

DIRECTIONS

Theres not much to this, it’s very simple and easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Place all ingredients into a blender, and whizz until smooth.

If it gets too thick add more almond milk or water. I like my smoothies quite smooth so I tend to add more water.

Pour into glasses. Top with extra turmeric if you like.

Settle down to enjoy your delicious smoothie. Then leave me a comment in the comments box below or take a picture and tag me (@jenniferkerriskyoga) over on Instagram and let me know what you thought! I can’t wait to hear from you.

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DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

December is here, and with Christmas preparations and celebrations happening, I send you blessings of happiness in your own life. It is not always an easy time of year for some and our practice over the month is a reminder to practice compassion towards our own inner glow and to those around us. Round out your year with a sense of self-care and know that it's okay to slow down and enjoy a sense of calm to end your 2018 whilst planting seeds for 2019.

Join us for a Christmas Party Session on Monday 17th December

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Warrington University Academy (map)

A magical and uplifting evening with twinkling lights and candles, calming festive music, scents of Cinnamon, Orange and Clove essential oils and an hour of Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama. Enjoy some Mulled Wine and Mince Pies to finish. An experience to leave you completely relaxed and feeling ready to glide into Christmas! 🎶🍊

For more information or to book your mat, click here. Limited spaces are available for this event so book on early to avoid disappointment. All class passes can be used,

The last yoga class of the year will be Friday 21st December, 10-11am at Padgate Methodist Church, Padgate Lane, Warrington, WA1 3DU. A lovely Slow Flow in line with the full cold moon charge happening on the 22nd December, an invitation to you for a time of nurturing, to take care of your body and spirit. Why not enjoy our last class and contemplate the universal mantra of "Om Mani Padme Hum", the embodiment of compassion, often translated as "The Jewel is in the Lotus". This energy allows us to become better able to expand our love and kindness toward ourselves and others. It seems a fitting way to end the year and manifest into the next.

There will be no further Yoga Classes until the New Year. Classes will resume on Monday 7th January 2019 with Breathe Flow Glow at 7pm at Fearnhead Community Centre, Insall Rd, Warrington

Plus since it is the gift giving season, keep in mind our GIFT VOUCHERS are available for purchase online.

Namaste,

Jennifer Kerrisk

Yoga & Wellness