I hope as the saying goes, ‘good news travels fast’…

Pop these dates in your diaries, as in person classes will be starting in September. At a new location, 4 Albert Street Hebden Bridge, (note to self, find out the postcode). Even closer to Leila’s kitchen, where I enjoy getting a hot chocolate, after class on a Friday morning, (your always welcome to join me).

What a roller coast the summer has been! For those of you that don’t know, unfortunately the lovely mill, which housed ‘Light on You Yoga’, in Burlees House, set on fire at the beginning of August. Which left myself and 16 other, gorgeous people and their lovely businesses devastated. Thankfully nobody was injured, the fire brigade were amazing and managed to save the adjoining houses. As always the local community rallied to offer supported.

Once the owners of Burlees house, confirmed that they had nowhere to relocate us to, I put out a post for ideas on social media along with speaking to friends. Anyway, Chris and I are delighted that somebody came forward and offered us a space that will suit our needs. If you spot us next weekend, we will be very busy prepping walls, for a lick of paint. So excuse the appearance is we are looking Jackson Pollack-esk.

If you have been past the back, of Burlees House, you may have seen that our windows survived, and so has the floor in our room, this means that with the supervision of the contractors, we can go in to look. I haven’t yet done so. When this was offered, I was away on holiday and then wanted to wait until I had some positive plans in place. Which I now have, so I am planning to go this week. Chris and Emily have already been in, so I have seen pictures of the devastation. Emily retrieved the plants and is amazingly nurturing them, so hopefully you will see them soon. She also took out some equipment, to see if anything could be saved. Quite a feat after 48 hours of being hosed by the fire brigade. Anyway, not much is salvageable as the water and smell has permeated. If you have walked passed the building you will know the smell. Fingers crossed that the blankets may have been saved. Emily with love, soaked, washed and dry cleaned them, until they began to smell better, but they still had scorch marks. Another kind caring being, whose specialism is textiles and the chemicals for dying them, has managed to move us a step closer. Hopefully, keeping my fingers and toes crossed, you will see them when the studio opens, have I already mentioned that its 4 Albert Street, Hebden Bridge!

Grace and Jacob set up a Gofundme fund raiser. Here’s what they had to say;
Hello All,

Grace and Jacob here. Our families, (Debbie and Chris) together shared a space at Burlees House which was burnt down in a fire last week. For those who don’t know them, they are two independent businesses owners in Hebden bridge bringing Iyenga Yoga and Somatic Movement Education and Trager to the community and area.

Before crowdfunding, they first wanted to check with insurance, but recently they have unfortunately found out they are not covered for any belongings or equipment that was inside.

We are therefore making this gofundme to see if anyone can help them cover some of the cost from the fire (and also to help find a new space). We hope you can help!


Lots of love,

Grace & Jacob

There’s lots to do. Equipment that will need replacing. We hope that, we will to be able to apply for some funding, so that in the future we could have wooden floors fitted 🫶🏼 (its carpeted at present. I will ensure you are stable to balance, when I’m teaching you).

I shared this picture, which was taken in Amsterdam over the summer. A Yoga colleague and friend, commented ’Its a magical sign, like the phoenix rising out of the ashes… the parakeet will bring good fortune to the new yoga space’ ❤️
HOPE…I saw two Greenpeace ships in Amsterdam. For me they also signal hope.

There is so much to be Thankful for. Thank you, for coming to class, I couldn’t teach if you didn’t show up. For all the kind words, not only that I have received but for everyone who’s been involved. For offers of help, be warned, I may be cashing in on those! To anyone who is in a position to make a donation. My deep gratitude to you all 🙏🏼

Class Information for next term, starting on 13th September.


I will continue to teach a blended class at Manchester District Iyengar Yoga (MDIY) booking for this is via their website.

Tuesday 6 -7pm and 7.30 -9pm

September 2022, 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th,18th, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, December 6th.

Thursday 7 – 9pm

September 2022 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, December 1st, 8th.

Friday 9.30 -11 am

September 2022, 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th.

Light on You Yoga, 4 Albert Street, Hebden Bridge.

Class prices for the term, September – December, are;

Tuesday 12 x 1 hour class £60.00

Tuesday 12 x 1.5 hour £90.00

Thursday 12 x 2 hours £120.00

Friday 12 x 1.5 hours £90.00

As there will be limited places in each class, please contact me and ensure that you confirm your place.

Payment for classes is by BACs transfer. Contact me at, lightonyouyoga@gmail.com or call 07766573202.

When paying for classes in the September term, please remember to make the adjustment if you missed out on the class when I had covid, this would be £5.00 for a 1 x hour class, £7.50 for a 1.5 x hour class and £10.00 for a 2 x hour class. Alternatively, you could always try out doing an extra class on week, to make it up and to see if you would be interested in doing two!

Yoga Workshop on Saturday 1st October

Join me for a workshop on Saturday 1st October, 10am – 1pm £35.00
The focus of this workshop will be exploring Level 1 asana’s.
This workshop will be perfect for you;
a. You are new to yoga and want to learn about the asana’s/poses that you begin with at Level 1
b. You have started a yoga class and would like more detail about the poses that you have been working on.
c. You love doing yoga and its always good to go back to basics.
d. You are on a path to becoming a yoga teacher
I hope you can join me 🙏🏼

Future Dates for your Diaries

Saturday 5th November 2022, 10am – 1pm £35.00 Level 2 Workshop.

Saturday 7th January 2023, 10am – 1pm £35.00 Level 3 Workshop.

24th – 26th March 2023. This will be a Weekend Workshop, collaborating once again with Kate, who will be providing absolutely delicious food, don’t miss it!

1st July Yoga Workshop at MDIY, booking will be via their website.

7th – 9th July 2023, a Weekend Workshop away in Anglesey.