pop-up festival – glasgow


30th May 2020, 10.00 – 17.00

IMORTANT! Because of the COVID19 pandemic lock-down, The Pop-Up Festival will no longer be held at In the Moment, 72 Berkeley Street, GLASGOW, but will take place online. Contact the organisers for details and help.

REDUCED PRICE FOR ONLINE FESTIVAL: IYN members £25 Non-members: £35

For further details of  the venue, see the In the Moment Web Site.

Comments from 2018 Glasgow IYN Day:

‘It was a fantastic day, quality of the teachers was outstanding.’
‘I found the day very inspiring.’
‘An expansive, enjoyable day. Value for money was excellent.’
‘I thought the entire day was excellent.’
‘It was a really nice day and very well organised.’

[NB New reduced prices due to move to on-line presentation. ]



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Debbie Farrar (www.feelnowyoga.com)

Debbie Farrar
Introduced to asana, pranayam, mantra and meditation by her mother in the 1970s, Debbie has enjoyed a daily practice for almost 40 years. Inspired by nature, her mother and Godfrey Devereux; she began teaching yoga in 1999 and completed her Teacher Training with Satya Premananda in 2004. In 2007 she gave up her job as a science teacher to devote herself to yoga. Extended stays in Aurobindo ashrams and various ashrams in Rishikesh and Vrindavan gave her the opportunity for silent meditation and study. Here Debbie started work on her interpretation of the Yoga Sutras, an ongoing and ever-changing project that forms the basis of her yoga teacher trainings. These began in 2012 in Lancashire under the name Feel Now Yoga. Feel Now Yoga is a sensitive, sensible and somatic practice, firmly rooted in the philosophy of the Sutras. Inviting the mind to relax into its ability to discern the body’s movement requirements, these sessions offer a safe, accessible and supportive framework within which each individual can become more intimate with their true nature and access their own inherent wisdom and authority. Debbie’s sessions are inclusive and suitable for all.
Breath – Bandha – Asana
Exploring the core and peripheral bandhas inside out and outside in. This session will dispel some common myths about the bandhas. Allowing the bandhas to reveal their presence rather than relying on their external imposition allows us to apply them to asana and discover them through pranayam.


Deyna Hirst (https://innerfire.org.uk/)

Deyna Hirst

Deyna has studied extensively in the UK and India over 25 years, training in Hatha Yoga styles of Dru, Sivananada, Transformational, Iyengar and Nada Yoga plus Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and Meditation. She is passionate about Yoga as an intuitive Science, aiming to share knowledge and experiences gleaned from various Swamis (Masters) to help us understand ourselves and our interaction with the world around us.
Deconstructing Asana for Deep Fascia Release
Our fascia forms an amazing spider’s web holding the network of our being together. Taking time to feel into the fascical connections before settling into a posture releases ‘fuzziness’ or holding. It helps us in building strength and flexibility to move us towards ‘sthirum sukhum Asanam’. We’ll work with dynamic body, breath and mantra to explore this most recently identified organ ‘The Interstitium’.


Paula McAdams

Paula is the studio owner at Yoga Meditation Healing in Glasgow. Presently, she teaches livestream yoga, meditation and wellbeing classes online from her home. She qualified in 2011 with Brenda Louw (IYN Elder) in Scotland. Paula is both a full-time yoga teacher and yoga student and fully committed to her ever evolving practice, teaching and learning. She teaches vinyasa flow, yin yoga, meditation and yoga for well-being and weaves self-enquiry, breath awareness and active relaxation into all her classes. Over the years, she has learned from many inspirational teachers but maintains that she learns the most from her students.

Yin Yoga for the Hips and Spine
Indulge in the calm, breath-centred and mindful practice of yin yoga for the hips and spine. Yin is a passive yet challenging practice, as we hold our seated poses for a few minutes and place an emphasis on releasing and relaxing the muscles to work into our deeper connective tissues and fascia. We will practise a yin yoga flow to move the spine through all six degrees of freedom whilst freeing into the hips. This quiet and still practice helps to cultivate breath and body awareness and release tensions and stresses. See you on the yin-side!


Julia Osfield

Julia Osfield

Julia has been working as a yoga teacher for 6 years and is now also Yoga Therapist having studied with SSYT. She works in the small town of Callander where she offers classes for all and focuses very much on adapting the yoga for each individual whatever their level of experience and ability, using the physical yoga practice as a way to introduce broader yoga concepts.
Yoga and Digestion
An exploration of digestion by body and mind and the profound interconnections between the two. Food is processed by the body, ideas are processed by the brain but more than that we process our experiences through gut reactions, habits and the complex interplay between senses, expectations and stress levels. Movement, breath, awareness and intuition lead us to our centre, to explore the depth of our being and to bring us towards fuller integration of ourselves.


Annamaria Sacco (www.yogastable.com)

Annamaria Sacco

Annamaria started practising Iyengar Yoga in 1991. She qualified in 2010 as a Junior Intermediate 3 teacher and has been teaching yoga full-time for nearly 20 years. Her inspirations are: Firooza Ali Razvi, her main teacher for the past 14 years; Christian Pisano, with whom she has attended teachers’ seminars in France and the UK over the years; and in recent years David Meloni, with whom she studied in Scotland. Over the years Annamaria has studied with several fantastic senior Iyengar yoga teachers in the UK, as well as in Mumbai, and with the Iyengar family in Pune. She owns and directs her own studio, Yoga Stable in Edinburgh. Annamaria is a registered craniosacral therapist (diploma from CCST London). She has also completed the foundation course in Core Process Psychotherapy with the Karuna Institute in Devon. She is currently studying Integrative Baby Therapy Training in Bristol.
Her session will use restorative poses to help access the region of the pelvis and the heart and the cranial bowl through movement and breath. This will make it possible to integrate our being, connect with the spaciousness intrinsic within these spaces and the deepening that comes when we allow such spaciousness to arise, transform into stillness and ultimately transform our lives.


10.00 -10.15

10.15 – 11.15
Debbie Farrar: ‘Breath – Bandha – Asana’

Deyna Hirst: ‘Deconstructing Asana for Deep Fascia Release’

Lunch and an opportunity to exchange with others, ask questions about the IYN

13.30 – 14.30
Julia Osfield: ‘Yoga and Digestion’

Paula McAdams: ‘Yin Yoga for the hips and spine’

Annamaria Sacco: ‘Restorative Yoga’

Close and goodbyes. Maybe see you ‘in real life’ next year!