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Christmas gift packages from Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic

Christmas gift packages from Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Available to purchase until 19 December by calling 0208 789 3881 or sending an email to

These packs must be used before 31 March 2015 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

January Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training early bird offer extended

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in January 2015. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in January.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

The early bird offer on the January 2015 course has been extended until the 15th December. £695, if booked and paid for before 15 December 2014.

TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 and 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March and 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 and 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 and 27, 28, 29
Applications on all of these courses are now open

For more informatio…

Pregnancy Yoga CPD workshop

A reminder that Cherie Lathey, Senior Yoga Teacher and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course Director at Yoga Mama, will be holding a Pregnancy Yoga CPD workshop at The Putney Clinic this Sunday (30 November) from 10am - 4pm.

The workshop, titled "Supporting Pregnant Students in General Yoga Classes", is aimed at qualified yoga teachers with an interest in teaching to pregnant students. For full information, visit the Yoga Mama website.

The cost of the workshop is £65. To book your place, call us on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to

Marathon Man UK

The Putney Clinic is involved in providing the medical care for an amazing athlete called Rob Young. He is aiming to break the world record for the number of marathons completed in a year. So far, he has completed an incredible 232 marathons in just 218 days... in a kilt, to make the challenge even more interesting!

Inspired by the runners at this year's London Marathon, Rob is raising funds for the NSPCC, GOSH and Dreams Come True. These charities hold a special significance to Rob as he was a victim of abuse when growing up. To read Rob's full story, visit his website.

Dr Courtney Kipps is his sports doctor and John Durkin is his foot specialist. We will be providing Rob with massage, physiotherapy and osteopathy treatment as and when he requires it. He is raising a lot of money for children's charities, so we are providing complimentary care to him and his fiancee.

As a challenge like this merits, Rob has been getting more and more media attention. He will feature on R…

Midwife-led antenatal courses for 2015

We are pleased to announce new course dates for the first half of 2015 for our midwife-led antenatal courses.


6th January to 3rd February 2015 (for February/ March births)10th February to 10th March 2015 (for April births)17th March to 14th April 2015 (for May births)21st April to 19th May 2015 (June births)

The Yoga Mama antenatal course is led by Ally Downey, a midwife with vast experience in antenatal care, delivery suites and postnatal care in both private and public settings. This 5-week course is aimed at couples living in the Putney and south-west London who are expecting their first child, as well as those with children who wish to take a refresher course.

The courses are organised in small, friendly groups and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9pm.

It is advisable to book an antenatal course to start 8-10 weeks before your baby is due; possibly earlier if you are expecting twins. There are 5 (2½ hour) antenata…

Texting: is it becoming a pain in the neck?

By Clive D. Lathey D.O MSc (Sports Medicine), Registered Osteopath and Director of The Putney Clinic

We are starting to see young patients at the Putney Clinic in the 18-36 year age group with repetitive strain injuries (RSI) from excessive use of computers, iPads, smart phones and PlayStations. Common conditions that we regularly treat are: inflammatory tendon injuries of thumbs and fingers; tennis and golfers elbow from excessive use of the forearm muscles, and low back and neck pain from prolonged sitting in poor postural positions.

The increasing use of computers and smart phones, particularly in the younger population, will inevitably lead to a rise in the frequency of low back and neck pain and repetitive strain injuries. There is also concern about the physiological effects of sedentary behaviour and the associated health risks such as obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. There is further concern about the link between sedentary behaviour and psychosocia…

20-Minute Yoga Class with Sharath Jois

Slightly longer version of the one posted yesterday :-)

10-Minute Yoga Class with Sharath Jois

I suppose this was always going to be a matter of time-Sharath Jois in an online yoga programme. I find it slightly odd seeing him in this plush studio setting ...this is so far removed from anything Ive experienced with Sharath, but with KPJAYI being so full perhaps this is the reason why he has branched into this?. Whilst this may be helpful for some nothing can replace the teacher/student relationship.

Class timetable: November and December 2014

Here is our class timetable for November and December 2014, which comes into effect on Monday 3 November (some classes start later in the month) and is valid until the end of the year.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Mon Yoga and birth
preparation 10 - 11:30am Diane 2 weeks Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 7 weeks Mon Back / Core Rehab
(starts 17 November) 8 - 9pm Rachel 5 weeks Tue Yoga and meditation 9:30 - 10:45am Cherie 4 weeks Tue Introduction to Baby Massage
(4 November) 11am - 12pm Hajni 1 day Tue Antenatal classes
(18 November - 16 December) 6:30 - 9pm Midwife 5 weeks Wed Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 7 weeks Wed Postnatal Pilates
(starts 12 November)