There's always a lot to talk about at a NELIYI Committee meeting, and this one seemed particularly animated (in a good way!). There were sad bits, like saying thank you and farewell to outgoing Workshops organiser, Sally Lee - and happy bits, like welcoming Norma Shannon (pictured, taking minutes today) into a role in the NELIYI Secretariat. Sally has for a long time done a fantastic job of keeping NELIYI's great workshop programme going, but is now leaving the committee, and handing over to Judith Simo. Judith really hit the ground running when she joined the NELIYI Committee and took on workshop bookings; now she has broadened her role to cover the overall co-ordination of our workshop programme.
We spent a fair amount of time on the subject of workshops, planning for 2013 and beyond. We've managed to keep NELIYI workshop prices down for many years, but our costs have risen significantly in that time, so prices will have to rise in the new year. However, NELIYI workshops will still be cheaper than most London yoga events, especially with the discount rate for NELIYI members. Do let Judith know what teachers or aspects of yoga you'd like to see in our programme of workshops (pranayama? beginners' or teachers' workshops? philosophy?), and we'll see what we can do.
Another topic for our meeting was the NELIYI website - this very one. We'd like to develop it, so we welcome your ideas on that. We've been thinking about how it can complement our traditional newsletter, rather than replace it entirely. Our current intention is to send out NELIYI NEWS twice a year (by email for most of our members), and to keep you informed via this website and our facebook page in between.
Now you've read this, if you're thinking you'd have liked to have been part of such an interesting meeting, then we still have a couple of spaces on the committee :-)