Debbie Farrar

yoga teacher

Based in
Chorley District, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Blackburn, Chorley, Preston
Debbie Farrar | yoga teacher

Rates: Classes cost about £7 each depending on venue. Private tuition £50-150.


Make an enquiry Phone: 07940 594374

Debbie Farrar - practising since 1977 - teaching since 1999 - training yoga teachers since 2012.
My personal practice and teaching style reflects that of my main teachers; Godfrey Devereux & Peter Blackaby - both of whom are guest teachers on my Sensible Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Debbie's Classes:
Therapeutic Yoga - suitable for beginners, beneficial for stress related ailments, join issues & muscular aches and pains. Recommended for anyone wanting to relax.
Dynamic Yoga - integrate the philosophy of the yoga sutras into flowing sequences of postures. Suitable for improvers from all styles of yoga. Recommended for anyone wanting to take their yoga deeper.
Meditation Groups - discussion, self enquiry & meditation to explore the nature of self, relaxing the mind and learning how to be comfortable with who you are. Recommended for anyone wanting to experience inner peace.
Based in Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7LN.
Monthly Yoga Workshops.
Weekly classes in Blackburn, Chorley & Preston.

Group Classes

Meditation Groups in Whittle-le-Woods

Meditation invites us to turn our attention inward so that we can find the peaceful stillness within us which is the truth of who we really are.

All too often we keep things to ourselves. This group provides a safe space within which you are invited to express yourself freely without worrying about what others think.

How we do this will depend on what you feel comfortable with. We will draw upon various meditation & rumination techniques, including Satsang (truth discussion), Atma Vichara (self enquiry), Pranayama (breathing practices), Visualisation, & possibly Mantra, is everyone is comfortable with that.

This meditation course is suitable for everyone including complete beginners & regular meditators. To get the most out of this course, it is more important to have a desire for self enquiry & a curiosity about your inner world, than previous experience.

SMALL CLASS NUMBERS FOR A MORE INTIMATE EXPERIENCE

It's a: 
practice
Venue: 
Whittle-le-Woods, PR6 7LJ
Location: 
Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Mondays 8.30-9.45pm
Rates: 
£48 for 8 week course

Sensible Yoga Class in Darwen, Blackburn

Drawing on Debbie's therapeutic yoga training, 16 years as a yoga teacher and personal experience of using the philosophy & practices of yoga to heal herself of stress, acute & chronic back pain, knee bursitis, whiplash, endometriosis & more intimate female conditions.

A complete mind, body & breath approach to stimulating the body's self healing mechanism with Yoga by noticing & reducing the obstacles to health.

Suitable for beginners, beneficial for all.

Contact Darwen Leisure Centre directly to book.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Darwen Leisure Centre
Location: 
Darwen, Blackburn, lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Mondays 6.30-8pm
Rates: 
£6

Therapeutic Yoga Class in Euxton

Drawing on Debbie's therapeutic yoga training, 16 years as a yoga teacher and personal experience of using the philosophy & practices of yoga to heal herself of stress, acute & chronic back pain, knee bursitis, whiplash, endometriosis & more intimate female conditions.

A complete mind, body & breath approach to stimulating the body's self healing mechanism with Yoga by noticing & reducing the obstacles to health.

Suitable for beginners, beneficial for all.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Euxton Community Centre
Location: 
chorley, lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesdays 1.15-2.45pm
Rates: 
£7 drop in £44 for 8 weeks

Therapeutic Yoga Classes in Whittle-le-Woods

Drawing on Debbie's therapeutic yoga training, 16 years as a yoga teacher and personal experience of using the philosophy & practices of yoga to heal herself of stress, acute & chronic back pain, knee bursitis, whiplash, endometriosis & more intimate female conditions.

A complete mind, body & breath approach to stimulating the body's self healing mechanism with Yoga by noticing & reducing the obstacles to health.

Suitable for beginners, beneficial for all.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Whittle-le-Woods Village Hall, PR6 7LN
Location: 
chorley, lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesdays 7.30-9pm & Fridays 10-11.30am
Rates: 
£7 drop in £48 for 8 weeks

Dynamic Yoga Class in Whittle-le-Woods

Sensible slow flow yoga. Classes start with a centring & cleansing breathing meditation, move into a mindful flowing yoga posture practice & finish with a relaxation session.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Whittle Village Hall
Location: 
chorley, lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesdays 8.30-9.45pm
Rates: 
£7 drop in £48 for 8 weeks

IYN Yoga Foundation Course

DEEP YOGA FOUNDATIONS

Discover the Depths of Yoga

IYN FOUNDATION COURSE: 6 Sundays, 6 Friday evenings & a final weekend in Coniston.

At the heart of yoga lies the process of Atma Vichara; a deep, honest & open self enquiry. In this philosophical & experiential course, we will develop a deep & fruitful self practice, that is not restricted to asana. Exploring pranayama, relaxation, mantra, depth psychology & meditation; we will peel back the layers of limiting beliefs that keep us from being able to truly accept & appreciate who we are.

Deep Foundations is a 60 hour yoga self enquiry course providing a supportive framework within which you can establish and deepen your personal practice and experience of yoga. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in basic practical techniques taught in the context of the philosophy that underpins yoga; the sutras of Patanjali.

Deep Foundations allows you to access the depths of yoga which cannot be gleamed from books, videos, classes or workshops. Studying yoga philosophy, history & theory allows you to move beyond yoga gymnastics to integrate the philosophy of the sutras into your practice contextualising yourself within this ancient tradition to give a truly embodied somatic experience.

A lifelong yoga student, Debbie has been teaching yoga & facilitating transformative experiences since 1999. This is Debbie’s 10th Deep Foundations course. It is suitable for anyone wanting to go deeper into their practice & themselves to find their natural yoga being state.

Deep Foundations is an ideal preparation for those who may wish to train as yoga teachers in the future but equally suitable for committed yoga practitioners with no ambition to teach.

Progression to Yoga Teacher Training: Debbie starts a new yoga teacher training course each September, so there is never long to wait until you can start your teacher training if that's what you decide you want to do on completion of the Foundation Course.

If you want to take your yoga deeper, contact Debbie on 07940 594374 to arrange an informal chat at one of her classes to see if this course is suitable for you. To apply for the course, please complete & submit the application form below, or email [email protected] for an application form. Once you have been accepted onto the course, you can pay on-line using the 'add to cart' button below.

These courses take place over 6 Sundays & 6 Friday evenings, with a final weekend away in the Lake District.

Locations & dates:
Fridays & Sundays:
Jan - July 2018 course: Richmond House Yoga Rooms, At Annes on Sea, FY8.
Sep 2018 - March 2919 course: Whittle-le-Woods Village Hall, Union Street, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 7LN.

Final Coniston Yoga Weekends at Brantwood, LA21 8AD.

Course Content: The course syllabus covers 60 hours of preparation for practise, asana (postures), mudra (sealing gestures), basic breathing, kriya (cleansing practice), pranayama (breathing practices), concentration techniques, relaxation techniques, chanting, talks & discussions on the context, meaning & philosophy of Yoga. This will include discussions of the Chakras, Ayurveda, Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita & Upanishads to give you a thorough & deep grounding for progression to teacher training.

Course Requirements: Students are required to practise regularly throughout the course and are encouraged to reflect upon and make notes on their practice in journal form. Other than this there is no written homework and the course is not formally assessed. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to gain your certificate.

Course Fee: £495 instalments available

For more info phone Debbie on 07940 594374 for an informal chat.

It's a: 
lesson
Venue: 
St Annes on Sea & Whittle le Woods, Lancashire & Coniston, Cumbria.
Location: 
chorley , Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Jan - July 2018 in St Annes near Blackpool Sep 2018 - March 2019 in Whittle near Chorley Both courses have final weekend in Coniston, Cumbria
Rates: 
£495

Dynamic Yoga Master Classes in Whittle-le-Woods

DYNAMIC YOGA: PRINCIPLES IN ACTION

FREEDOM FOR BODY, BREATH & MIND.

Recommended CPD for yoga teachers or trainees seeking to incorporate the principles of the yamas & the Gita into their teaching.
Suitable for anyone interested in deepening and embodying their yoga through somatic self enquiry.

Fridays: 27 January, 17 February, 17 March, 28 April, 19 May, 16 June 2017

7.30-9.30pm

Often we find ourselves in competition with others as the culture around us seems geared to drive us to do more and more, faster and faster. Sometimes this ethos unintentionally spills over into our yoga posture practice.

Hardly surprising since asana is often presented to us as control of the body, pranayama as control of the breath & meditation as control of the mind.

Nevertheless in his very first sutra, Patanjali hinted that Yoga is "happening now”, and not just another goal to strive for & achieve in the future. Asana is an awareness state of stable comfort that releases the body from tension; pranayama is the means of releasing the breath from its habituated tendencies to liberate the mind into it’s natural meditative quality.

Godfrey Devereux's Dynamic Yoga is an unique, revealing and liberating sensitisation method that honours the inherent intelligence and integrity of body, breath and mind. By honouring and releasing, rather than controlling or imposing, our deepest nature reveals itself; allowing us to ease into an intimate, nourishing and deeply rewarding relationship with the self and life.

It's a: 
masterclass
Venue: 
Whittle Village Hall, PR6 7LN
Location: 
Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
One Friday a month 7.30-9.30pm
Rates: 
£12

Sensible Yoga Class in Blackburn

Drawing on Debbie's therapeutic yoga training, 16 years as a yoga teacher and personal experience of using the philosophy & practices of yoga to heal herself of stress, acute & chronic back pain, knee bursitis, whiplash, endometriosis & more intimate female conditions.

A complete mind, body & breath approach to stimulating the body's self healing mechanism with Yoga by noticing & reducing the obstacles to health.

Suitable for beginners, beneficial for all.

Contact Blackburn Leisure Centre directly for bookings.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Blackburn Leisure Centre
Location: 
Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesdays 7-8pm
Rates: 
£6

Feldenkrais for Yoga Teachers

Feldenkrais for Yoga

Recommended as CPD for Yoga Teachers wanting to learn how to bring the principles of Feldenkrais into their classes, or for serious yoga practitioners interested in the Feldenkrais method.
Daniel will be sharing some of the most special Feldenkrais for Yoga lessons. Which will have short term and long term benefits. There will be much to learn from these lessons even if practiced daily for many years.

The focus will be on wonderful connections between shoulders, hips, spine and the neck. However the whole self will benefit; including improving flexibility balance and breathing.

Dan Gelblum has created a unique style of exercise, which enhances well-being, general health, fitness, self-awareness and deep relaxation. He created Roots2Yoga by developing sequences based on the Feldenkrais method that help you to experience Yoga postures more comfortably, easily and beneficially.

As a highly skilled Feldenkrais practitioner, he uses his method in combination with his experience of Yoga, Massage, Pilates, and Martial Arts to deliver exceptional results. he focuses on fine movements resulting in rapid progress in flexibility and strength.

He qualified to teach Yoga in London, after living in India for 6 months where he learnt Osteotherapy massage at the Limaye clinic, Pune. he has since trained in Shiatsu, Acupressure and Sports Massage. He is a member of the Feldenkrais Guild and a highly regarded Feldenkrais practitioner.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Whittle Village Hall
Location: 
Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 8th April 2017
Rates: 
£45

Yoga: Philosophy & Practice

Yoga: Philosophy & Practice

Recommended CPD for Yoga Teachers wanting to learn how to bring the principles of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali alive in their teaching.
Founder member & current secretary of the IYN; Peter Yates sits on the REPS yoga panel & produces regular yoga philosophy podcasts under the moniker of Heart Yoga Radio. Pete is a true philosopher with a keen intellect & over 40 years yoga teaching experience to share. In this workshop Pete will bring the Yoga Sutras to life; unravelling their mystery & making them accessible & relevant to our practice & lives. Essential CPD for Yoga Teachers. Accessible for all.

Sat 13th May 2017, 1-5pm

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Whittle Village Hall
Location: 
Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 13th May 2017, 1-5pm.
Rates: 
£30

Intuitive Massage

Intuitive Massage with Mac McEvoy

The human body-mind is so complex we can only approach it with a sense of reverence and awe. To touch is to wonder, to do nothing but play, like children, in a timeless dance.

Intuitive massage does not aim to be therapeutic. We are not trying to fix anything. We are not trying to change anything. Even so, change happens, continually. As we watch and play with sensitive hands and open hearts healing can happen in various ways.

Sat 16th Sept 2017. 10-5pm.

It's a: 
masterclass
Venue: 
Whittle Village Hall
Location: 
Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 16th Sept 2017
Rates: 
£55

IYN Yoga Teacher Training Course

IYN YOGA TEACHING DIPLOMA.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2017.

HOW TO APPLY:

The next course starts in September 2017 & finishes in February 2019. Application is a 2 stage process.

Stage 1: Complete & submit the application form at the bottom of this page. The closing date for applications is 31st May 2017.

Stage 2: If your application form is successful, you will be invited to attend a practical assessment & interview at any of the Friday Evening Principles in Action workshops on the following dates: 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 28 Apr, 19 May, 16 Jun or at any of Debbie's classes. Interviews will be held after the class or workshop. You will be contacted by email the next day to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

ABOUT THE COURSE:

SENSIBLE YOGA FOR SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS

Sensible (adj) “capable of sensation or feeling;" also "capable of being sensed or felt, perceptible to the senses," hence "easily understood; logical, reasonable,” (etymologyonline.com)
Feel Now Yoga offers you an in-depth alternative to the basic 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Instead of a yoga posture course with separate add on philosophy & anatomy modules, we weave the theory into our yoga practice to deliver a truly integrated course, that is deep without being academic; practical without just being exercise; & thorough without being too long.

Feel Now Yoga's Diploma Course invites each individual to listen to their own body & trust its inherent wisdom as they refine their personal practice & develop their own practice & teaching style. To honour this, we provide you with the opportunity to deepen your own experience & understanding of how Yoga works, so that you can help others access its full potential. Our aims is that by the end of your 340 hour, 16 month training you will be able to teach yoga from a confident place of embodied understanding.

ABOUT THE COURSE TUTORS:

Course Director, Debbie Farrar, is a lifelong yogi with almost 40 years of dedicated personal yoga practice & research, 17 years yoga teaching & 8 years teaching science. So our course walks the line between science & art to bring you a balanced & sensible Yoga Teacher Training experience.

Feel Now Yoga's core syllabus is enriched by weekend workshops with Special Guest Teachers, Godfrey Devereux & Peter Blackaby. Peter will present integrated, scientific theories of human movement & Godfrey will guide us through a deep somatic experience of his Dynamic Yoga Training Method with a focus on the art of teaching.

Assisting with the teaching on the course is Ross Dixon, Debbie's apprentice.

Interested? Phone Debbie for an informal chat on 07940 594374

It's a: 
masterclass
Venue: 
Whittle Village Hall
Location: 
Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
September 2017 - March 2019 (16 weekends)
Rates: 
£2000 early bird

Experience

IYN Yoga Elder

IYN Yoga Teacher Trainer

Dates: 
Dec 2012

BWY Diploma Course Tutor

BWY Yoga Teacher Trainer

Dates: 
Sep 2008 - Dec 2013

Secondary School Science Teacher

Helping children pass their Science GCSEs!

Dates: 
Sep 2001 - Jul 2008

Yoga Teacher

Helping people improve their health, strength and flexibility through yoga!

Dates: 
Oct 1999

Educational history

PGCE Science

Dates: 
September, 2001 - July, 2002
Institution: 
St Martins, Lancaster
PGCE Science

BWY Yoga Teaching Diploma

Dates: 
February, 2001 - June, 2004
Institution: 
British Wheel of Yoga

BSc (hons) Environmental Science

Dates: 
September, 1993 - July, 1996
Institution: 
University of Central Lancashire

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

THE SMALL PRINT

sorry no refunds, transfers may be possible given a minimum of 1 month's notice.

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