We are temporarily closed due to increase of COVID-19 infections.

I would like to begin this blog entry with many thanks to those who are supporting our decision, during these unprecedented times, to close our services for the second time,

It is with heavy heart, that I have decided to shut down JātaDreads with immediate effect. Due to the rise in new infections and now more people are having to go to hospital, I feel it is my responsibility to be a part of the solution to this situation and help stop the further spread of COVID-19. Should humanity collectively act with compassion towards each other and effectively adapt to the necessary changes required to dramatically decrease the spread of the virus, then, I will consider re-opening JātaDreads.

In the meantime, my advice to you is to learn how to lock your own hair, and become self-sufficient in your quest towards self expression. Cultivating self-sufficiency, ie independent discipline, is a fundamental step that gives rise to integrity in the true essence of spiritual devotion.

We wish you all well and please act safely.

Anna-Marie and Philip

Tidy Up Sun 9th Aug ’20

Started these baby locks in March ’20 just before the COVID lockdown, so today was the first tidy up.  Thank you Mark, for trusting me to start these locks for you and with your loyalty to my regular maintenance of them, especially as these locks are symbol of something special to you.

Tidy Up Fri 7th Aug ’20

I started these locks 21 months ago, they have matured so well.  A joy to work on them today.

Tidy Up 4th Aug ’20

Today’s tidy up. Wonderful afternoon spent outside on the stern, Tom watching fish swimming at the water surface and spotting Kingfisher darting about the bank. Great to catch up with this top chap.

Summer Boat Life

 

 

Beautiful hot summer’s day, rude not to enjoy being outdoors.  Nature on the canal giving Emma and ourselves a meaninful experience for her locks tidy up.

First JātaDreads Client COVID Precautions

 

Beautiful summer’s day, helping to give Nancy and us, the meaningful experience that we aim to achieve, when one chooses us to have their fresh locks installed or maturing locks maintained.  We are grateful to Nancy for her patience, as we meticulously followed the Government guidelines in providing our services.

Aboard our home, a widebeam canal boat, cruising the Kennet & Avon canal, basing ourselves in the ancient lands of Wiltshire.  The room at the bow, where we practice and study the ancient teachings of Yoga, making it a sacred space.  The room opens up into the countryside and through the french doors, there is a seated outdoor space, where one can take time out for refreshments, to connect with nature, soak up her peace and enjoy the canal.

Today was Philip’s first time locking hair for someone other than myself, he did amazingly well.  It won’t be long before he is cool to go solo.

Yogashanti

Reopening

Bookings Update:

Gratitude and love to all that have been patient, waiting for us to re-open. We are now fully booked till the end of October. Some of you are already aware that my partner Philip is now training to also lock hair, he’s doing incredibly well and as soon as he feels confident to go solo, I will update on what days we will be adding to the JataDreads appointment diary.

In the meantime, if you would like to make a booking for fresh locks or maintenance on maturing locks, sooner rather than later, to save on further long waiting times, then please get in touch.

Remember, we do have strict COVID-19 H&S precautions in place, which I will elaborate on when you make a booking.

Relaxing Lockdown

JataDreads Update ~ Opening up for Bookings.

Date for the relaxing of lockdown might be July 4th, nothing has been confirmed yet. I will keep you updated.

It is very important that you take into consideration, that I am in the high risk category, I have asthma.  My asthma is controlled, however, asthma is a respiratory condition, therefore I will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure my health and safety.

Information of what to expect on the day of your appointment.

Please do not use public transport to get to us.  If it’s not possible to walk or use a bicycle, then you must ask a member of your family living in the same household, to drive you to your appointment.  Obviously, after your appointment, you are free to use public transport.

When you arrive, I will meet you at the car park that is close to where we are moored.  Unfortunately, I will not be as tactile with my greeting as I usually am, I will keep some distance between us, please do not be offended about this.

You will be asked to wash your hands as soon as we reach the boat and I will be asking you to wear a mask, which I will provide.  I will also be wearing a mask.

Weather permitting, I will have prepared a shady area for us outside, for me to work on your hair/locks.

All tools I use for locking, this includes combs etc, will have been sterilised.

More often than not, depending on how long an appointment is booked for, I prepared food as part of your day’s experience with us, makes me sad to tell you, that I will not be permitted to this for the foreseeable future.  However, I will provide teas, coffees etc, and you will have to keep your mask on and only remove it enough, to drink. Unless of course, taking breaks and go sit outside, we can then remove masks and enjoy refreshments.

I appreciate this is all very clinical, really not ideal, especially as our time together should be meaningful.  I will do my utmost best to continue to provide a space that is calming, positive and therapeutic.

When booking an appointment, I will confirm reiterating the above information, together with all the details you need to have, to get safely to our mooring.

Thank you in advance for your patience, loyalty and support.

Yogashanti

Anna-Marie 

Please don’t call me a loctician

I don’t like it, I’m not a loctician, I’m Anna-Marie.  I have no idea where this label came from, however, I’d hazard a guess, that it originates from the fashion industry and in my book, that isn’t cool.  ‘Loctician’…. seems to me, that people put labels on themselves because they need some sort of status; loctician, it’s not even a nice word, it sounds clinical.  I don’t appreciate people deciding for me that I should be labelled.  So please do not call me a loctician.