YOGA NEWS W/C 12th June
BLOCK 4, 2023 – Wisdom in Action 2 “Love Thyself”

Wisdom, Action, Consciousness

Hello and welcome,

I hope you’re having a good week and are enjoying the sun coming out today whatever your day brings. There are no changes to the timetable this week but I have opened booking for classes at the Belgrave Hall Wellness Festival,(all £5) details below.

We explored the idea of obstacles this week in class, I’ve had plenty to contend with lately but as I sit and write this week’s message I’m surrounded by the stuff of everyday life…. workmen listening to the radio, my daughter’s rabbit resting in the shade, robin’s following the landscapers as they dig up the lawn, the sound of giggling school children not far away – and I feel very grateful for all of this – the everyday “small” things that make up the majority of our lives and help sustain us and bring balance. This week we’re continuing with our overall theme – Wisdom in Action – with a specific focus for this week being “Love Thyself”.

According to Yoga Philosophy, it is not only important to be moderate in your actions, but also to be wise in your actions. In this we do not bring harm to ourselves or to others through anything we think or do. These are known as the lessons of yama or ethics and niyamas or self-restraint. This include:

Do not hurt anyone through thought or action. This is the principle of nonviolence.
Always be truthful to yourself and others-that is, tell the “sweet” truth: do not attack with truth.
Do not steal, this also includes acts of envy. To want what someone else has, even another’s charm or grace, is a form of stealing.
Do not judge others since you are not in their shoes. We make choices based on our experiences, and not having had the totality of anyone else’s experiences, we are not in a position to judge anyone’s decisions but our own.
Be balance in all activity, including the actions of the five senses. In other words , do not overindulge any sensual appetite. Attune yourself to the body’s natural intelligence, and you can easily recognize the signs of imbalance that signal excess.

The lessons of Niyama include the cultivation of purity of mind and body which is the cultivation of balance and health, of contentment and of surrender and devotion to the divine. In short the implicit of this message is to “love thyself”. If we do not know how to do this for ourselves, we cannot know how to extend love to another. If we are always attacking ourselves with negative thoughts, we are not likely to hesitate to attack someone else. In this sense, all love truly begins and ends with the self. What we do to the Self, by virtue of the fundamental law of action.

Shine well sweet souls.
Kim Xx

Belgrave Hall Wellbeing Festival
Restore, Renew, Explore £5 per class

Saturday 8th July
11am – 12pm Morning Flow Yoga (Energising) 60 minutes – Kim
12.15pm – 1.00pm Mindful Yoga (gentle and slow) 45 minutes – Kim
1.15pm – 2.15pm Yin Yoga (Slow and deep) 60 minutes – Bhavesh
2.30pm – 3.45pm Restorative Yoga (Blissful and healing) – Kim

Sunday 9th July
11am – 12pm Hatha yoga (strong and slow) 60 minutes – Bhavesh
12.15pm – 1-15pm Moderate Flow Yoga (Fun and energising) 60 minutes – Bhavesh
1.30pm – 2.15pm Modified ashtanga class 45 minutes – Bhavesh
2.30pm – 3.45pm Restorative & Yoga Nidra 75 minutes (Deeply Restful) – Kim

Email Kim to book.



Beginners Yoga: Studio Bhāvanā (Ref: BY-KWYSB-2) 9.30am – 10.45pm
Dates: June 5, 12, 19, & 26
Cost: 4-week block £40 or PAYG £12 per class

Evening Flow Yoga: Smeeton Westerby Village Hall (ref: EFY-SWVH-2) 5.15pm to 6.30pm
Dates: June 5, 12, 19, & 26
Cost: 4-week block £36 or PAYG £11 per class


Morning Flow Yoga: Space to Breathe. 9.30am – 10.45am. Book direct:
Every Tuesday – Not for profit so not included in multi-class discount offer.

Yoga: Studio Bhāvanā (ref: HY-KWYSB) 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Dates: June 6, 13, 20 & 27
Cost: 4-week block £40 or £12 per class if space available.

Evening Flow Yoga: Studio Bhāvanā (ref: EFY-KWYSB) 7pm – 8.15pm
Dates: June 6, 13, 20 & 27
Cost: 4-week block £40 or £12 per class if space available.


Over 50s Yoga (Gentle Flow Yoga): Smeeton Westerby Village Hall (ref: GFY-SWVH). 2pm to 3.15pm
Dates: June 7,14, 21 & 28, July 5
Cost: 5-week block £45 or PAYG £11 per class.

Restorative Yoga: Studio Bhāvanā (ref: RY-KWYSB). 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Dates: Next class: TBC
Cost: £12 per class (Not included in multi-class discount offer)

Yin Yoga: Studio Bhāvanā (ref: YY-KWYSB). 6.00pm – 7.45pm
Dates: Next class: 7th June – Yin Practice and Self Massage for back and shoulders
Cost: £15 per class (Not included in multi-class discount offer)


Moderate Flow Yoga: Stoneygate Baptist Church Hall & Via ZOOM (ref: MFY-SBC). 9.30am – 10.45am
Dates: June 8, 15 & 22, July 6
Cost: 4-week block £40 or PAYG £12 per class

Mindfulness Yoga (adapted for all): Stoneygate Baptist Church Hall (Ref: BY-SBC). 11.00am – 12.15pm
Dates: June 8, 15 & 22, July 6
Cost: 4-week block £40 or PAYG £12 per class


Teacher day. CPD events. Mentoring. Training.


Morning Flow Yoga at Space to Breathe. 10.30am – 11.45am. Book direct:
Every Saturday – Not for profit so not included in multi-class discount offer

Private classes and Specialist Workshops with Kim Woods Yoga

Summer workshops TBC – watch this space

Private classes, corporate classes, specialist events etc – contact Kim to discuss.

Email/call to book, and please request health questionnaire if this is your first class with me or your details have changed. REMINDER: payments are due on or before the day of any class taken. THANK YOU.

Multiple class discounts (excludes restorative, yin and other ad-hoc classes and workshops, also excludes classes at the Space to Breathe as we are a NOT FOR PROFIT collective – excellent packages available direct). The second (and third) booked class in a given week will be charged at 50% discount.

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