IYN Logo 1Come and join a selection of Independent Yoga Network teachers for a one day pop-up yoga festival at In The Moment on 11th May 2019.

A chance to meet, socialise, network and share with the yoga community, whether you are a teacher a dedicated yoga practitioner or a complete beginner.  All will be welcome.

Teas, biscuits, fruit etc will be provided and there will be the opportunity for a ‘bring and share’ lunch, or you could pop out to one of many nearby cafes.  There will also be an opportunity to continue the social/networking side of the day over an evening meal at The 78 vegan bar and kitchen.

If you’re an IYN teacher keen to have a teaching spot on this day then get in touch as we have a second room available and could add parallel sessions.

If you are unable to attend, please help by circulating this page amongst your yoga contacts so we can spread the good news far and wide! ~ Thankyou!  :)


Details so far (please check back for updates):

9.45 – 10.00:  Arrival and welcome

10.00 – 11.30:  Donna McCafferey (Manchester): Deconstructing Sun Salutations

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Donna McCafferey

Donna has practised Ashtanga Yoga since 1998, and been teaching since 2012. Her teachers have all been certified or authorised by Pattabhi Jois. Her first teacher was Rolf Naujokat in Goa in 1998. She has since practised with Gabi Pascoli in Goa, Matt Ryan in Manchester and more recently John Scott at least once a year. Donna was honoured to be authorised by Manju Jois to teach primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga in 2016. She currently teaches a Mysore programme 3 days a week in Manchester as well as Sanskrit-counted led classes in the evenings. She has assisted John Scott and Manju Jois at workshops in the UK. Donna is passionate about the Ashtanga system as it has been a life-changing practice for her and a constant in her life since she began.

The Ashtanga sequences are all based around the sun salutations, each linking sequence between the postures is a mini sun salutation, so it is important that the alignment is correct, because we do so many of them during the practice. We will start by looking at breath, bandha and drishti and then take each posture of the sun salutations and look at correct alignment, drishti, breath and vinyasa count for this posture. We will finish by putting all of the postures together into the classic Surya Namaskar A and B sequence.

11.40 – 13.10:  Alison Koslowski (Edinburgh): Yoga For Every Body

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Alison Koslowski

Alison started to teach yoga in 2014 for a local charity in Edinburgh (ELLA) supporting people who have experienced limb loss, following on from studying for her teacher diploma with the Acquaviva School of Yoga.  Her aim is to create a safe space for people to come and feel comfortable and to have fun whilst investigating quality of movement and breath.  She finds it a joy to practise with people as they (re)discover what shapes their amazing bodies are able to find themselves in, and how this can ripple out into other experiences.  Alison draws inspiration from teachers from a range of yoga backgrounds and is currently studying with Christine Borg.  Having experienced limb loss herself, she is very grateful to her teachers for never seeing this as a barrier for practising yoga.

Drawing on this example, Alison strives to teach yoga for every body.  In this session, she will share some suggestions and invite investigation into adapting yoga practice for a range of bodies, assuming (for this session) that people are comfortable on a mat.

13.10 – 14.00:  Bring-and-share lunch or step out for some fresh air.

14.00– 15.30  Jayne Morrisey (St Annes-on-Sea):

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Jayne Morrisey

Jayne started teaching yoga in January 2004 through the Adult Community Learning programme for Blackpool and The Fylde College and worked for the college for 8 years teaching yoga in the community, which included general community classes, adults with learning difficulties, care homes, dementia wards, psychiatric hospitals, carers’ organisations, woman who had been sexually abused, drug and alcohol services. In 2012 Jayne joined the team at Bolton Yoga, but missed St Annes on Sea and was soon back home. Since then she has been building her private practice offering classes in yoga and meditation, and providing reiki, crystal healing and shamanic healing sessions. In February 2017 Jayne opened Richmond House Holistic Rooms CIC, where a wonderful community of holistic teachers and therapists is evolving. Her hobby and personal passion is singing and music – this crosses over into her work and she is also a recognised mantra/chanting teacher, uses sound healing – voice, singing bowls, tuning forks and drums – in therapy work, and offers chanting classes as well as informal sing-a-long sessions.

‘Taking Time To Listen And Explore’  This session will be a gentle exploration of body and breath, including some mantra, chanting and relaxation.

15.40 – 17.10:  Anna Maria Sacco (Edinburgh): Restorative Yoga

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Annamaria Sacco

Annamaria started practising Iyengar Yoga in 1991.  She is a Junior Intermediate 3 teacher (2010) and has been teaching yoga full-time for nearly 20 years.  Her inspirations are: Firooza Ali Razvi, her main teacher for the past 14 years; Christian Pisano, with whom she attended teachers’ seminars in France and the UK over the years; and in recent years David Meloni, with whom she studied in Scotland.  Over the years Annamaria has studied with several fantastic senior Iyengar yoga teachers in the UK, as well as in Mumbai, and with the Iyengar family in Pune.  She owns and directs her own studio, Yoga Stable in Edinburgh.  Annamaria is a registered craniosacral therapist (diploma from CCST London).  She has also completed the foundation course in Core Process Psychotherapy with the Karuna Institute in Devon.

In this session we will explore how the mind-body-breath connection allows us to reach a very profound sense of peace.  We will use restorative poses to help access the region of the pelvis, the region of the heart and the cranial bowl through movement and breath.  This work will allow us to integrate our being, to connect us with the spaciousness intrinsic within these spaces and the deepening that comes when we allow such spaciousness to arise, transform into stillness and ultimately, through practice, transform our lives.


Venue:  In The Moment, 72 Berkeley St, Glasgow G3 7DS.

Dates:  11th May ’19.

Times:  10.00 pm – 17.00 pm.

Cost:  £35 IYN members, £45 non-members.IYN Logo 2

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