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September News 2021
Booking is open
We’re just uploading the timetable for the next 10 weeks. You can book the 10 weeks in one go just like pre covid times.  Block booking is only available for the first 3 weeks of classes.
We are also welcoming back some teachers who have been taking time off from teaching in person and we have new classes in the studios too.  Some of the favourites are staying online such as Debbie’s Monday class and the Friday restorative class.  Please take a look at the new timetable and book yourself in to your favourite classes.
View the new timetable here
Restrictions have been lifted in England and the way we run classes has changed. You must read the new guidance before attending classes at MDIY. It’s at the top of the page:
New classes
New additions to our timetable are the Thursday lunchtime express class. If you live or work locally and are short on time then come and do a quick yoga practice with Clare from 12 – 12.45pm from 7th September.
Thursday night sees the start of our Men only yoga class taught by Stephen High.  Stephen has been teaching a popular men only class for a few years now and is delighted to join our team after completing his training at MDIY in 2018. So come and join Stephen 7.45pm – 9.15pm from the 7th September.
Don’t forget we still run a class for complete beginners (Foundation class) every Thursday at 7.30pm

Book your classes here
Jayne Orton in person workshops 17th and 18th September
There are still just a few places left for our next in person workshop with Jayne Orton.  If you are really keen to get back into the studio then don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to practice with one of our best known and most senior teachers in the country.
Sushama Chitale online workshops 16th and 17th October
In October we welcome Sushama who teaches at the RIMYI Institute in Pune.
Saturdays workshop will be about the how yoga can help with the effects of the more sedentary lifestyle we have been forced to live over the last 17 months.  Sunday’s workshop will be a general workshop.

50th Anniversary Souvenir Journal
Can you spare just an hour or two a month? Help is needed to work on our special journal, celebrating 50 years of MDIY, that is due out next spring.
What we need:
  • two or three people to join our small editorial team – meetings by zoom (for now) about once a month between October and March 2022 working together to plan our special edition
  • additional helpers to assist on an as and when basis with small and specific tasks, such as following up on commissioned articles, proof reading and editing
If we can get just a few people to offer their help, it will spread the load for everyone. No particular skills are needed, just enthusiasm and a shared ambition to mark this special occasion with a journal we can be proud of.

If you’d like to help, just get in touch with Debbie Heaton on 07981 331758 or

It is never too late to become a member of MDIY.  We are a members-only organisation and your membership helps keep this wonderful centre alive.  We are happy to see non-members at classes and events, but if you are coming regularly you do need to be a member.  Besides anything you’ll save money in the long term as non-member rates are higher than member rates.  Join us today!