We are from Rochdale & Oldham. We launched Your Home Yoga CIC in September 2020 in response to the pandemic. We have offered over 50 classes every month since then and hope to keep growing our online yoga family! To our surprise, we have found that meeting people in their homes, from our homes, has added something really lovely to our yoga experience and for many, this has now become their preference, finding it more accessible, convenient and liberating!
We set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC), because our main focus is to provide a service, wherever it’s most needed in our communities. Everything we earn is re-invested, to enable us to extend our reach to a wider audience and improve what we offer. So far, in addition to our wholly affordable, varied and accessible weekly timetable, we have been able to offer some specialist classes free of charge to adults with learning disabilities and adults suffering from fatigue. We are currently running twice weekly classes to men over 50, free of charge, until Christmas 2021. We hope to reach people, who may otherwise not readily have access to the benefits of an online community and an embodied approach to wellbeing. If there is a group or need that you think we should consider, please let us know. We both have had a wide range of teaching experience and have found that the benefits are many. We believe that yoga has something for every body!
In January 2021, we started to add a monthly “special event” to our timetable, we invite a guest to introduce something different to our community. These sessions have so far included: sound healing, sound meditation, qi gong, a yoga workshop on "finding our resting balance" and this month a reiki taster session. In the near future we will be hosting an introduction to reflexology, a motivational speaker, tai chi and we hope, many more relevant modalities.
We (Debbie & Louise) are both qualified (each over 500 hours YTT) and experienced yoga teachers, committed to our ongoing training and development. We have embraced and been grateful for support given to us by Community Catalysts, People Plus, Enterprise You, Small Good Stuff and Action Together. They have enabled us to believe that what we do is valuable and valid and have supported us to offer the best possible service and to helped us to broaden our scope.
Our approach to teaching yoga, is an embodied one, to encourage you to notice sensations, notice your breath, tune in to how you are feeling at any given moment and to show kindness and understanding towards yourself, by moving and breathing in ways that feel comfortable and nourishing. We invite you to explore ways to access more strength, freedom and ease in your everyday life.