Hello - February 2021
Like all of us, I was really hoping that by early 2021 the world would be opening up again, and we'd be emerging from our houses, and maybe even returning to group yoga classes! Sadly, that's not where we are yet, and I hope that as you read this, you are coping okay in these difficult times and that you and your loved ones are managing to stay healthy and safe.
Right now, I'm still teaching desk yoga classes via the medium of Zoom, which has been working better than I'd hoped, even if sometimes relaxation is interrupted by someone's fire alarm going off (true story)! I'm also looking at setting up occasional donation-based (aka free) desk yoga classes online, especially for freelancers and other self-employed people, and will promote those here and on the mailing list soon. Suitable for everyone, desk yoga sessions provide half an hour of space in your day to breathe, stretch, and reboot, and are designed to be done seated - at your desk, or on your sofa if you prefer! I'm aiming to run the first free class in March, so if you'd like to be kept informed, sign up for the mailing list.
I'd love to think that we'll be able to run some outdoor yoga in the park this summer, but for now I'm trying not to think too far ahead and focus on the present. What can we do right now? How can we bring some (metaphorical, if not literal) sunshine into the winter months? I hope to see you at an online session soon and see if that lets in some light for you.
Who are we?
Hi, I'm Nic. I created Misfit Yoga after completing my 500 hours yoga teaching training with Yoga Professionals and YMCA in 2018. I'm passionate about helping people to fit yoga into their day life around all of their other commitments - in the same way I fit practicing and teaching yoga around my other work, and postgraduate study. Despite the cliches about yoga teachers, I'm neither super zen nor super skinny, and I'm an amateur at meditating at best! But I do spend a lot of time working out how to adapt and modify yoga poses to create accessible sessions, particularly when it comes to desk yoga, and I do believe that even a little yoga can make a big difference.
My brilliant friend (and fellow yoga enthusiast) Eleanor helps with communications and planning for Misfit, and Duchess the dog regularly reminds us that her yoga skills are far more instinctive and impressive than ours!