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