Saying YES to Life!

Practices to energise, release and bring meaning to life

“Say YES to life and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Learning to Say YES to Life gives us the ability to be with difficulties and to release expectations that everything needs to be perfect or fairy-tale like to be enjoyed.

This brand-new six-week course of yoga and meditation will take you on a journey so that you can connect deeply with your hearts desire and learn how to incorporate intention or 'sankalpa' into everyday life. I'll teach you techniques that you can use on and off the mat so that being happy and fulfilled becomes part of who you are.

Enjoy three months access to this course from the date of purchase.

Here's what you can expect each week

  • Week 1 - Intro to Saying YES to Life!

    This week we’ll come home to that place within us where we can explore the deeper meaning of intention or Sankalpa in Sanskrit and how it can be used in everyday life.

  • Week 2 - Letting go

    That might be something physical or that little voice that tells us we’re not capable or even worthy. We’ll explore techniques that enable us to let go and then invite in its place kindness, compassion, creativity and happiness.

  • Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    Awakening the beginners mind of curiosity takes us out of automatic pilot mode and invites in a wider perspective on what is really happening. So no matter where we are on our yoga journey, this week we will practice being a beginner and see how that can bring a lightness to our body and mind.

  • Week 4 -Awaken the Flame Within

    We all have our own inner light that we are born with. We see it in young children and gradually over time it dims. Our practices can help bring it back alive so this week we’ll stoke the inner flame and invite in self-confidence that lives deep within.

  • Week 5 - Let it RAIN!

    The imperfections of life are mind-made stories that prevent us from seeing the beauty and joy of everyday life. This week we’ll use the powerful technique of RAIN to create acceptance, resilience, flow, ease and grace and come home to a place deep within us that recognises life is just as it should be at this moment in time.

  • Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    Having a compass for life means that every action is aligned with your values and purpose. It brings together all that we’ve been exploring over the past six-weeks and reminds us that Saying YES to Life is about embracing all the joy, happiness, difficulties and challenges of modern life.

Your Teacher

'Yoga gives us peace and clarity in order to see the beauty and wonder that is all around us'

Louise Neicho

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 8 and have completed around 1000hrs of teacher training. I can honestly say that yoga has saved my life on more than one occasion and I don’t think I would be the person I am today if it wasn’t for my practice. My fascination with the human brain has also started to seep into my practice and teachings and I’m excited to be studying an MSc in Mindfulness and Neuroscience. To bring all of this together is simply a dream come true and I hope you will join me and our like-minded community soon.

What others are saying about Louise's teachings

'Supports mental wellbeing'

by Finola McManus

What I love best about your courses is that they not only give the benefit of a yoga practice but also deliver simple and practical ways to apply the weekly themes and help support mental wellbeing which is especially important at this time. Speaking as someone who struggled to make time for a single weekly practice, I am now getting to my yoga mat most days and it has become a ‘non-negotiable’ in my daily life and one which I make time for.

'Beneficial and accessible'

by Caroline Abbott

I find the online classes far more beneficial and accessible for me. I suffer from an Autoimmune illness and I would never be able to come to the evening classes in person.

'Practice in your PJ's!'

by Toni Argent

I've been a regular at Louise's yoga classes for a couple of years and was worried when they were being suspended due to the current situation. Louise has literally saved me by moving to online sessions - I am so grateful Louise has done this, it's just as good as the real thing - with an added bonus by practising in your PJ's you can go straight to bed afterwards!

Your Questions Answered

  • How is this different to other yoga classes?

    This course is designed to take you gently and slowly into the deeper layers of the mind, each week building on your understanding of the workings of the mind and the tools and techniques that you can use on and off your mat. The difference to regular yoga classes is that we focus on one particular emotion or area of the mind, as well as a physical focus in the body each week. You get to explore this theme for a whole week on and off the mat, building your awareness and focus.

  • Which class should I choose?

    There 5 different styles to choose from each week and how you choose will depend on whether you have practiced yoga before or not and what you would like to gain from your practice. If you are new to yoga or haven’t practiced in a while, I would suggest starting with the Back-to-Basics, Gentle & Restorative and Yin Yoga. If you are familiar with vinyasas then you’ll love the Flow & Reflect classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and if you’re looking for more stillness, deep physical stretches and meditation techniques then Yin Yoga will be for you.

  • What do I need to begin?

    You will need a yoga mat and comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in, PJ’s work well for this! For some of the classes you will need some props, but we have been experimenting with household pillows, cushions and blankets in place of traditional yoga props. I will let you know at the beginning of class what you need.

  • Other questions?

    If you have any other questions that are not answered here, then feel free to contact me on louise@woodlandyoga.co.uk.

Full Course Content

  • 1

    Week 1 - Intro to Saying YES to Life!

    • Course Introduction for Saying YES to Life!

    • 'Off the Mat'- Week 1 - Intro to Saying YES to Life!

    • Sunrise, Mon AM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Back-to-Basics, Mon PM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Yin Yoga, Mon PM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Gentle & Restorative, Wed AM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Yin Yoga, Wed PM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Flow & Reflect, Wed PM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Sunrise, Fri AM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

    • Flow & Reflect, Sat AM, Week 1 - Intro to Saying Yes to Life

  • 2

    Week 2 - Letting go of what longer serves you

    • 'Off the Mat'- Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Let it go by Danna Faulds

    • Sunrise, Mon AM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Back-to-Basics, Mon PM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Yin Yoga, Mon PM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Gentle & Restorative, Wed AM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Yin Yoga, Wed PM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Flow & Reflect, Wed PM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Sunrise, Fri AM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

    • Flow & Reflect, Sat AM, Week 2 - Leaving behind what no longer serves you

  • 3

    Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • 'Off the Mat'- Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Sunrise, Mon AM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Back-to-Basics, Mon PM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Yin Yoga, Mon PM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Gentle & Restorative, Wed AM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Yin Yoga, Wed PM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Flow & Reflect, Wed PM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Sunrise, Fri AM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

    • Flow & Reflect, Sat AM, Week 3 - Be a Beginner

  • 4

    Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • 'Off the Mat'- Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Sunrise, Mon AM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Back-to-Basics, Mon PM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Yin Yoga, Mon PM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Gentle & Restorative, Wed AM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Yin Yoga, Wed PM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Flow & Reflect, Wed PM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Sunrise, Fri AM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

    • Flow & Reflect, Sat AM, Week 4 - Awaken the Flame Within

  • 5

    Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • 'Off the Mat'- Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • The Guesthouse by Rumi

    • Sunrise, Mon AM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Back-to-Basics, Mon PM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Yin Yoga, Mon PM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Gentle & Restorative, Wed AM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Yin Yoga, Wed PM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Flow & Reflect, Wed PM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Sunrise, Fri AM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

    • Flow & Reflect, Sat AM, Week 5 - Let it RAIN

  • 6

    Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • 'Off the Mat'- Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Throw open the doors by Jane O'Shea

    • Sunrise, Mon AM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Back-to-Basics, Mon PM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Yin Yoga, Mon PM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Gentle & Restorative, Wed AM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Yin Yoga, Wed PM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Flow & Reflect, Wed PM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Sunrise, Fri AM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life

    • Flow & Reflect, Sat AM, Week 6 - A Compass for Life