Breathing Space – yoga treats for when the nights draw in around us…

Its the time of year to plan our energy, events, treats and community.  What has your November and December in store to keep you balanced and easy? My yoga practice always help me with this and following the sunlight ….. If you have always wanted to start yoga or return to it – maybe now is the time?

This month, November 2019, I have yoga classes on Wednesdays at the uplifting and peaceful St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead Quays next to the Tynebridge and the Sage. One class at 2pm – 3.15pm and one class at 6.45pm – 8.15pm.   Do come along – even if we haven’t seen you in a while.  You are very welcome.  Its £9.50 (£8.50 concession) a class until the end of term.

And we have a special, most relaxing evening of Semibreve yoga on Wednesday 11th of December – tickets £25 – yoga to live piano improvisation and a lying down relaxing concert – followed by refreshments, chat and cake. A joint event with Samantha Coe and Annie Ball. If you haven’t tried this, its so recommended.  If you have been already, we will probably see you!

Think also of my yoga retreats.  Book a treat to see you through the colder days ….

24th – 26th  April and 25th-27th September 2020

For all bookings please email me on samathacoe@me.com

 

 

 

 

 

Our yoga and French Romantic music lying down concert in the sunlight – Semibreve Yoga

Thank you all so much for coming yesterday. Annie your playing is caressing and brings a tear to my eye (in a very positive way, so moving).  How special to really relax and really slow down to listen.   
 

Now you are experts…. some of you have even been to all 3 and many to 2 of our semibreve yoga workshops; would you PLEASE kindly write back to us to tell us of your experience, in a way that we can explain to others who haven’t been what its all about.

 
We would also love any of your feedback about what you like, what we can change, what music you might like to hear – anything at all. Gratefully received.
 
Last year I worked on a project with Hugh FW and Jo Murphy.  Talking of feedback have you seen his latest programme on trying to tackle single use plastics? Its on iplayer, highly recommended – have you seen it?  They are running a campaign to try to influence the supermarkets. Check it out.  You write your feedback on the plastic and take it in to the supermarket.  Even Joanna Lumley has done it…. I have too.  Its a good time to influence if you want to join in.
 
So thank you everyone for a wonderful evening shared, for your feedback and help to spread the word and hope to see you at the next Semibreve Yoga.  Annie we love you!
 

Please feel free to come to the final summer class at St Mary’s next week 2pm and 6.45pm and people are booking for our next block that starts after the summer on September 18th at St Mary’s Heritage Centre.  I will be teaching at the Grand Hotel over the summer and at the Maggie’s Centre and running workshops – look out for postings.

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Some moments from our Semibreve Yoga June 15th with Annie Ball and Samantha Coe

Thank you to everyone who came along to Jesmond United Reform Church yesterday for our morning of yoga and Annie’s most expressive, communicative, mesmerising piano music.  What a beautiful, lovely morning.  Good vibrations ran through.

From the comfort and relaxation of our mat, Annie played for us:

A Chopin Waltz and told us about George Sand

The Rustle of Spring by the Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding

Nocturne no.5 by John Field (originator of Nocturnes in fact)

Back to Norway for Grieg’s Notturno (one for Annhild!)

and we finished in France with D’un Vieux Jardin by Lily Boulanger, having heard something of Lily’s life and perspective.

We moved and breathed and just relaxed ….

The next Semibreve yoga event is 6.45pm Thursday June 27th at St Mary’s Heritage Centre.  I have tickets if you want to come.

Thank you Cat Hudson for our photos…

 

Semibreve Yoga Event this Saturday Morning at Jesmond United Reform Church with Annie Ball and Samantha Coe

We look forward to welcoming you to our special event on Saturday Morning

at Jesmond United Reform Church combining our love of engaging, live, personally communicated beautiful music; grounding, expanding yoga and being able to truly switch off and relax and listen.  

(There is a rumour Annie is baking biscuits too! Gluten free too Hannah and Wend)

Jesmond United Reform Church

Burdon Terrace

Jesmond

Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 3AE
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We look forward to sharing the morning with you.

Our timings, so you know what to expect   ….

9.45 onwards arrival
9.45 tisane
10.00 welcome from Samantha and Annie
10.15 meditation followed by gentle yoga with Sam to live piano improvisation from Annie
11.20 lying down concert
11.45 post concert tea and integration – reflecting, integrating, milling, being
12.00 close

Cost: £25 email for tickets samanthacoe@me.com

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

WEAR LOOSE EASY TO MOVE IN CLOTHING (OR GLAM PJS!), LAYERS WORK WELL.

BRING YOUR YOGA MAT AND KIT AND MAYBE A CUSHION OR PILLOW FOR UNDER YOUR HEAD AND KNEES.  BLANKETS AND LAYERS ARE NICE AND EYE PILLOWS IF YOU HAVE THEM.

Try something different: – Announcing 2 most special yoga workshops in June with Samantha Coe and Annie Ball; perfectly combining and sharing our love of yoga and music – Chopin, Grieg and Lily Boulanger. June 15th 10am Jesmond United Reform Church and 27th June 6.45pm St Mary’s Heritage Centre

I am delighted to announce 2 semibreve yoga workshops in June.  Please come and spread the word with your friends…

Saturday June 15th 10.00 – 12.00 at Jesmond United Reform Church, Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

and

Thursday June 27th 6.45pm – 8.45pm at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU (Next to the Sage Gateshead)

(free parking within the Heritage Centre grounds)

£25 first come first served limited places

Annie will be playing Grieg, Chopin and Lily Boulanger with live improv to our yoga.

Yoga to a live piano concert with Samantha Coe and Annie Ball

Cost £25 email or message me to book your place – limited places book soon.

Having run a semibreve yoga event already we know this is the ultimate chill session for body and soul.  A combination of music composed by Annie together with Chopin and Lily Boulanger and Grieg and a yoga workshop with Samantha Coe. Sublime combination folks.

The yoga will be aimed at freeing all tension from the whole of your body, listening to your body and taking care and enjoying the transitions of life and all it throws at us.  Expect accessible yoga for experts and newbies alike. Healing pranayama and a blissful yoga relaxation.

Samantha Coe BSc MA (Dunelm) BWY Yoga Dip

For those of you that don’t know me and my yoga;. here is a brief introduction.  My first job was in arts marketing for Royal Northern Sinfonia and I have a lifelong love of music.  I teach functional yoga for people just as they are.  The aim of my yoga is to help you to the build functional strength that our bodies need and to come back to a state of peace within and a ground base for your nervous system.  I use yoga to change emotional state to feel better afterwards, more confident, less anxious, free, so you can really let go and rest.  Learning to breathe well and to relax and to live well. My classes are fun , warm and are tailored to people’s needs.  I teach yoga in a variety of settings and to a variety of people; my open classes at St Mary’s heritage Centre, my work based yoga for companies, yoga in hospitals, to people from all ages, running group yoga, chair and individual yoga sessions.

Introducing the marvellous  ……… Annie Ball

Annie Ball 1.jpg

I love Annie’s playing. She is a soloist, a concert pianist , a sensitive accompanist, a teacher and promoter of all things piano related.  Annie brings vitality and peace to her music and has a boundless interested in taking performances out of the concert hall and into unique spaces and contexts – hence semibreve yoga was formed.  The semibreve, 4 beats, a hold, a pause,  a long exhale, Om perhaps.   Annie has performed in places such as The Peckham Rye Multi Story Car Park (!) and clubs and pubs around the region. She studied in London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Mikhail Kazakevich and Christine Croshaw.

To book your place for this special evening please contact samanthacoe@me.com.  Places are limited and selling quickly so hurry….

 

Most Special Yoga Workshop with yoga teacher Samantha Coe and concert pianist Annie Ball April 3rd 2019 6.45pm – 8.45pm at the stunning St Mary’s Heritage Centre

Announcing a very special yoga workshop at the beautiful St Mary’s Heritage Centre right next to the Tyne Bridge and the Sage on the Tyne riverbank.

Wednesday April 3rd 6.45-8.45pm

(free parking witihin the grounds) £25 first come first served limited places

St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU

Yoga to a live piano concert with Samantha Coe and Annie Ball

Cost £25 email or message me to book your place – limited places book soon.

The ultimate chill session for body and soul.  A combination of music composed by Annie together with some Debussy and Beethoven and a yoga workshop with Samantha Coe. Sublime combination folks.

The yoga will be aimed at freeing all tension from the whole of your body, listening to your body and taking care and enjoying the transitions of life and all it throws at us.  Expect accessible yoga for experts and newbies alike. Healing pranayama and a blissful yoga relaxation.

You will definitely need to book up as recovery from that Brexit weekend!

Samantha Coe BSc MA (Dunelm) BWY Yoga Dip

For those of you that don’t know me and my yoga;. here is a brief introduction.  My first job was in arts marketing for Royal Northern Sinfonia and I have a lifelong love of music.  I teach functional yoga for people just as they are.  The aim of my yoga is to help you to the build functional strength that our bodies need and to come back to a state of peace within and a ground base for your nervous system.  I use yoga to change emotional state to feel better afterwards, more confident, less anxious, free, so you can really let go and rest.  Learning to breathe well and to relax and to live well. My classes are fun , warm and are tailored to people’s needs.  I teach yoga in a variety of settings and to a variety of people; my open classes at St Mary’s heritage Centre, my work based yoga for companies, yoga in hospitals, to people from all ages, running group yoga, chair and individual yoga sessions.

Introducing the marvellous  ……… Annie Ball

Annie Ball 1.jpg

I love Annie’s playing. She is a soloist, a concert pianist , a sensitive accompanist, a teacher and promoter of all things piano related.  Annie brings vitality and peace to her music and has a boundless interested in taking performances out of the concert hall and into unique spaces and contexts – hence semibreve yoga was formed.  The semibreve, 4 beats, a hold, a pause,  a long exhale, Om perhaps.   Annie has performed in places such as The Peckham Rye Multi Story Car Park (!) and clubs and pubs around the region. She studied in London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Mikhail Kazakevich and Christine Croshaw.

To book your place for this special evening please contact samanthacoe@me.com.  Places are limited and selling quickly so hurry….