An afternoon of art and nature
We were gifted the most gorgeous parcel of goodness, charcoals, pencils, mixed papers and fabrics, that guided our afternoon’s creations.
We breathed and explored textures, we ripped paper, we bashed leaves, we printed our own colours, we drew, we moved our bodies, we observed. We created beautiful memories.
Being guided by Fran in an afternoon of Art and Nature was soothing balm for my soul. I was a little apprehensive when I booked, as I am NOT an artist, I am a nature lover and a creative person, but the thought of drawing and painting nature made me nervous.
But please, do not think you have to be an established artist to experience such joy and light in Fran’s workshops.
We were guided back to our breath, we were mindful of the placement of our pencil and charcoal on the paper. We created colours and patterns out of leaves from the ground, we observed colours of flowers change in the sunlight.
Please give yourself this time and space and experience to deepen your connection to yourself and to nature. It is truly a gift.
Art & Wellbeing
A creative & joyful afternoon of flowers, drawing, tea and cake.
We meandered around Kathy Brown’s wonderful Manor Gardens collecting inspiration to draw. Fran lead us through some great art practices to help us be more experimental. It was nice to draw freely and without expectation. We created leaf prints to fabric, we drew, we sipped tea surrounded by flowers and ate Kathy’s delicious homemade cakes… what’s not to love!
Going to a place of pure relaxation
During my recovery from Covid-19, practising Restorative Yoga and Meditation 1-1 with Fran has been the medicine I needed to find myself again. I feel incredibly lucky to regularly experience Fran’s patience and kindness. She has shown me the true importance of looking after my wellbeing. Thank you Fran x
HATHA YOGA TESTIMONIAL
It has been a huge pleasure and privilege for me to be able to join Fran online, both because I am shielding and also because I live too far away now to join in person. I just hope the Zoom sessions go on forever. The level, style and pace are just right for me and it’s lovely to be part of the group which includes some dear friends.
Fran has the remarkable gift of sharing her tranquillity and calmness with others. Her practice radiates wellbeing and thoughtfulness to be happy with the present moment. With every session, one is able not only to look inwards and focus but at the same time reach out and share that experience with others. Whether it be a time for stillness or restorative yoga, I come away restored, refreshed and filled with hope.
Sitting in Stillness
This is such a wonderful way to start the day.
Speaking to me
I just come to sit as I am, some days in my pyjamas. Fran always seems to guide us with something that is exactly right for how I’m feeling right now. As if we are just in conversation with each other. It’s just blissful.
This is very good for me
I feel very much cared for in Fran’s online class. She knows I will take my time and her guidance is very clear. This is very good for me. When we were unable to join a class in person Fran quickly adapted to online yoga classes. She gave us the confidence to continue our own practice at home and I have really felt the benefit from being able to come to online classes.
It all started with you
My grandchildren love their yoga and it all started with you Fran. The youngest one even asked for a yoga kit for his birthday.
First time at Restorative Yoga
I have joined the 1.5 hour Restorative Yoga workshop, and come out of it so relaxed and refreshed, and with no idea where the time had gone.
It’s quite blissful
In this busy life we are led to believe we are to fill every waking minute with getting things done. Fran supports and encourages us to feel at ease with giving yourself permission to do nothing just to feel well. It’s quite blissful. I feel refreshed after every session.
Through the open window
Yesterday I had the window open in the room and the birdsong came through, it was just the perfect backdrop to our meditation! In fact, I was tempted to take myself out into the garden altogether, thank you again for a great session.
My deep gratitude
I’m really enjoying discovering yoga for the first time. I have always found it very hard to sit still and relax. I have tried many meditation and relaxation techniques over the years, and not found one to suit. As someone with a chronic health condition , anything physical is a challenge. Fran’s weekly yoga practice has been a revelation. Not only have I been able to join in with most of the practice, I have found it relaxing and just what I needed in these trying times.
Help to heal
Last year was a traumatic year for me, you helped me then and still help me now. A friend recommended Fran and her 1-1 Restorative Yoga. She has helped me heal physically and mentally, learning to cope with a “new normal” and regain body confidence. Fran is kind and patient. I now attend her group sessions to continue the therapy, where she provides a tranquil oasis in a turbulent world.
It’s like stepping into a time machine!
Hours fly by in a Restorative Yoga workshop and yet it feels like somehow time has been suspended. I’ve escaped from the frenzy of modern life and been in a wonderful place! Fran’s style is warm, encouraging and intuitive… she just seems to know what you need in that moment, she gently guides us to feel 100% better. Pure bliss!
I love Fran’s Restorative Yoga
She has a calm, knowledgeable manner which inspires us all. Fran blends this with the use of essential oils leaving us feeling relaxed and energy restored.