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Masterclass with Bobby Clennell.

Returning for her third visit, Senior Iyengar teacher and author Bobby Clennell will be teaching at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday 10th April 2018. Bobby is a long-time student of the late B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter Geeta S. Iyengar and son Prashant Iyengar. Bobby teaches internationally and visits Dorset every year, taking a break from her workshops and events around the world. We are delighted to welcome her back again this year.

Photo © 2010 Gina de la Chesney.

This will be a very popular event so please book and pay your deposit ASAP. (T&Cs including payment details are here.)
10 am – 1 pm: Morning Workshop : £45.
2 pm – 5 pm: Afternoon Workshop : £45.
10 am – 5 pm: All day : £80.

Bobby’s books include:
Yoga for Breast Care: What Every Woman Needs to Know, presents a comprehensive program of asana and pranayama to support breast health. With 85 color illustrations by the author, the book addresses the needs of beginning and seasoned practitioners alike. (Rodmell Press, 2014) Her children’s book, Watch Me Do Yoga (Rodmell Press), is available at bookstores everywhere. The Woman’s Yoga Book: Asana and Pranayama for All Phases of the Menstrual Cycle (Rodmell Press), was published in May 2007.

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Rachel’s Yoga Weekend Jan 2017


Lifting the elbows/arms up.


Keeping them up and moving the thoracic in.


Baddakonasana: 5 blocks, a brick.


Heels up on the brick, toes splayed.


Belt to each knee round the opposite thigh, tighten evenly.


Wedge another brick under each femur head, on a block if necessary.


Hold a looped belt under the outer edges of the feet.


Sit for 10 minutes. To feel the effect in the pelvis and hips, walk slowly round the room when you come out.


Chair uttanasana.


Using a strap on the door handles to create a sling at home.


Side ribs up….


…and thoracic in.


Side ribs up to encourage forward extension.


Sacrum in and up…..


…thoracic in.


Look from the backs of the eyes.

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Yoga Days with Lovegrove Essentials.

Lovegrove Essentials Yoga & Spa Days at Saddle Street Farm are ideal if you want to organise something special for a group of friends, or give as a gift to someone you love. If you have any special requirements please let us know – we’re very happy to work with you to provide a relaxing and nourishing experience for your group.

Your spa day can be tailored for you with combination of a yoga class, massage therapy, beauty treatments, a make-up lesson, hair styling and nails; plus a delicious, healthy lunch.

Hannah Lovegrove – Iyengar Yoga Teacher with many years’ experience offers high-quality yoga classes in a fully equipped studio. Hannah is also a qualified masseuse and beauty therapist offering tinting, waxing, pedicures etc.
Hayley de Beers – top London make-up and hair artist.
Daniel Stevens – gifted chef and food writer, and author of the River Cottage Bread Book.

The Lovegrove Essential Day Spa packages:
£85 – Yoga Class with Hannah, lunch and a Massage Treatment.
£90 – Yoga Class with Hannah, lunch, and an hour with Hayley.
£125 – Yoga Class with Hannah, lunch, a Massage Treatment, and an hour with Hayley.

For accommodation we recommend local B&B – Mary at Chapel End, Liz at Fulwood House and Lucy at Oathill Farm – all about 10 minutes from Saddle Street Farm and very reasonably priced. Please ask for details.


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BOOTCAMP & YOGA WEEKEND 2017: Friday 3rd March – Sunday 5th March

Contact Romla & Julian Ryan Tel: 01308 867 440 Mobile: 07920 262 971 Email:

Marshwood Manor, Bettiscombe DT6 5NS

Marshwood Manor1This residential weekend is suitable for all levels, including Beginners. The teaching and small group size allows everyone to work to their own level. Please email me if you have any questions about the yoga, and contact Marshwood Manor to discuss the Bootcamp or to book. 

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