IYCE News Spring 2020


Spring 2020


Weekend with Julie Brown

The first event to start our Silver Jubilee Year was well attended by over thirty students. We had a wonderful weekend with Julie at Highwood Village Hall. We worked quietly and sensitively in standing poses and were treated to some very challenging asanas as well. The pranayama session was subtle focussing on experiencing small breaths moving the muscles to the skin.

Weekend with Jayne Orton

Jayne will be returning to Essex to teach a weekend of Iyengar Yoga at Highwood Village Hall on 4 and 5 April 2020. We always look forward to Jayne coming to teach us in Essex.

Teachers Support Group

The forthcoming Teachers Support Group sessions at Highwood Village Hall are on 21 March 2020 and 16 May. The group are not meeting in April.

Pranayama Class

The monthly Pranayama Classes with Susan Long are on 1 March 2020 and 3 May at Highwood Village Hall. Jayne will be teaching on the first Sunday of April so there is no monthly pranayama class in April. E-mail [email protected]  to book a place in March and/or May.

Workshop with Claire Hanrahan

Claire’s Friday evening workshops at the Quakers Meeting House, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford are on 27 March, 1 May, 12 June, 3 or 17 July (to be confirmed), 11 or 18 September (to be confirmed), 9 October, 13 November and 11 December 2020. Email or text Claire, [email protected]  07798 725 557 to book a place at any of the workshops.

Saturday Morning Remedial Class

In 2020 the Remedial Class for people with health problems will take place on the first and the fourth Saturday of the month. There are one or two exceptions to this due to the availability of the Hall. The next two classes are on 22 February and 7 March. Contact Susan to find out more about this class and for advice on remedial yoga.

National Iyengar Yoga Day

Sophie had a good number of students attend the free Iyengar Yoga Class at Trinity Methodist Church for National Iyengar Yoga Day on 18 January 2020.


Many of the items of yoga equipment that we sell have gone up in price so we have had to increase our prices for some of the equipment.

Blankets                           £16

Mats                                £25

Belts                                £5

Coloured Foam blocks    £4.5

Foam chip blocks             £4

Half blocks                       £3

Chair                                £32

Foam bricks                      £6


Spring 2020 (2)




IYCE Subscription

This is the time of year when we normally send out the IYCE subscription renewal form. In view of the strange times we are in the Trustees have decided to extend current subscriptions to 31 March 2021. This will be one less thing for everyone to think about. It is not the way we intended to celebrate the Silver Jubilee but as we cannot meet for yoga events and classes this seems a way we can all stay together.

All Classes and Events have been cancelled due to the corona virus.

Some teachers are teaching online. This is also a wonderful opportunity to develop your personal practice at home and become more self sufficient in your work. Maybe you can even do some study of whatever yoga texts you have at home. This said, we all look forward to the time when we can work together again in our regular classes. For now keeping safe is our priority. Regular practice will help boost your natural immunity so daily practice is essential.

Weekend with Jayne Orton Rescheduled

As you all know we had to cancel this weekend with Jayne in April. It has been rearranged for Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November at Highwood Village Hall. We always look forward to Jayne coming to teach us in Essex and hope that the situation is much improved by then.