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Yoga Brunch Club

Yoga Brunch Club with Sarah Jane Griffiths and Jay Halford

Date: 15th December 2019

Time: 9:45am- 11:45pm

Location: NR Social, 58 High Street, Cheltenham, Yoga will take place at Studio 13 just around the corner. Meet at Studio 13 @ 9:45am

Queries / Contact: info@jayhalford.com

Price: £38 Per Person (includes a juice on arrival and food after)

Join Sarah Jane and Jay Halford for an mid morning of Yoga and food.  You won’t want to miss this. This will be the 1st Yoga brunch that we have ran at NR Social and we are super excited for SJ to come down and take us through an awesome Sunday yoga flow. The Yoga will take place at the stunning Studio 13 just behind NR Social and while you are yoga-ing Jay will be busy preparing an awesome seasonal and nutrition-rich brunch.  The table will be laid so you can relax and soak up the post yoga feels.


The Menu

Arrival juice at Studio 13:
Cleanser – Carrot, apple, lime, mint, pineapple

  • Poached eggs, hummus, avocado served on toasted Nelson bread
  • The Nutty Bowl with cinnamon, cashew nuts, homemade granola, chopped banana and pineapple.
  • Buckwheat pancake with peanut butter and pecan nuts

A little more about the Yoga - Strala

Strala is a Swedish word which means “To radiate light,” devised by Tara Stiles, the women named “World’s coolest yogi” by the New York Times who became disillusioned with the dogma around the practice of yoga.  Strala is a fusion of yoga, tai chi, & shiatsu and steeped in mind-body medicine where you will be guided to move through flowing routines and breath-body connection all to a great play-list.  Forget those poses designed for Instagram because Strala is for everyone even if you can’t bend past your waistline.  You will move through sequences where the only rule is moving where it feels good to move and where feeling good is the goal.  SJ’s aim is for you to throw away the quest for the pose and all those so called “yoga rules”, soften your body and enjoy the flowing routines so you leave your mat relaxed and ridiculously happy.  Warning! Strala may make you live with more ease and create warm fuzzy feelings.

 “Strala is an elegantly simple and sophisticated way to move our breath, our body and our whole self into the state we need, to create who we want to be, the optimal expression of ourselves.” (Dr Rudolph Tanzi Chair of Neurology at Harvard & Director of the genetics and aging research unit at Massachusetts general hosp)  Strala is credited by mind-body medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra.

About your hosts: Jay and Sarah

Sarah Jane 

SJ is a certified Life-Coach & integrative nutrition Healthcoach having graduated from the largest nutrition school in the world.  SJ guides Strala yoga having left the UK in 2014 to train in New York City by Tara Stiles, voted worlds coolest yogi.

SJ works with stressed out men & women in the corporate world to prevent burn-out by helping them create a balance amongst the madness of targets and deadlines. She works with clients to find the balance in exercise, relationships, career & spirituality.  SJ guides strala yoga to get people connecting back to themselves again, back to a more energised, joyful and intuitive life.  She has also qualified in Yoga medicine with Tiffany Cruickshank & in the blissful art of Yin Yoga with Norman Blair.

SJ’s super-power is weaving the magic of yoga & Coaching in the corporate world to help others thrive and get clear on their life purpose so they can unleash their inner joy on the world.

SJ lives in the Cotswolds with her cat Dora & runs retreats in the UK and Ibiza.


Jay Halford

My name’s Jay Halford and I’m on a mission; a mission to re-educate people into realising how easy it is to make the transition into feeding their body what is so desperately craves.

My background as a chef and in catering has meant that for me, taste always comes first. I believe that you should recognise every ingredient that is used in a recipe; how they are best combined to create the ultimate taste.

Where did my journey begin? Well, my love of food began at the age of 13; I worked in a busy Italian restaurant, washing pots for what can only be described as a nutcase of a chef with a huge passion for food. It was here that I decided that upon leaving school I would complete an apprenticeship – I did and then got straight into it. I started work at Lords of the Manor, A Michelin Star restaurant close to my home in Cheltenham. There, I met a great friend, Mark; his work ethic was impressive, he showed me his dedication to food and the hard work it entailed.

I won’t lie, after two years of learning everything involved, the long hours and stress became too much. I was beginning to lose my love of being a chef – not of food though, nothing could dispel that. This was a life-changing time as it prompted me to travel the world. You can imagine the variety of foods, juicing and techniques I was exposed to – this just fuelled my love of food even further.

I realised I could still do what I loved doing but in the way that I wanted to do it. It is now a massively growing trend, with many more people now consciously thinking about their health and what they are putting into their bodies.
Returning to Cheltenham, I knew it was time to incorporate my new way of thinking into my life. A personal trainer friend of mine introduced me to raw food and clean living; I was hooked. Adopting juicing and raw foods into my life, it had a profound effect and I wanted to share this with the world. This is when ‘The Core in Cheltenham’ was created.

I continue to run the Core in Cheltenham for 4 years whilst building my personnel brand and getting myself everywhere and anywhere that would have me doing pop up restaurants and workshops. I now for the past 3 years and been very focused on retreats and consultancy catering for groups of health and wellness warriors and helping other businesses to transition to healthier food options.

I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world doing this and now I am super excited to be bring my food back to Cheltenham and host the event at the new NR Social space.

The Venue

NR Social

NR Social located on Cheltenham High Street

Take a seat in our brand new space and soak up the atmosphere. NR Social is where you’ll want to spend your daytimes, whether it’s for working, socialising, relaxing or eating.

Our space boasts an atmosphere like no other in town. Enjoy an array of beautifully crafted foods by our resident chef Jay Halford, cold pressed juices or a coffee from our expert baristas in our contemporary, industrial style surroundings.

At a glance:

Date: 15th of December

Time: Please arrive at Studio 13 for 9:45am

Location:  Arrive for Yoga at Studio 13, Bath Road, GL53 7HG for yoga then to NR Social, No. 58 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1EE for brunch.

Activities: Smoothies, Strala Yoga, 3 course brunch

Cost: £38 pp

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December 15, 2019
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Jay Halford


58 High Street
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1EE United Kingdom
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