Dear yogis and yoginis,
We have now settled at The Glass House, so I thought I will show you some pictures of yogini Tiger after her practice… she is definitely feeling the zen vibes and loving it!
It has been an intense move and process – still ongoing as we adjust to the new space. We discover new things with every class! The last discovery was the many uses of a reflective ceiling when laying down and doing our warm ups, it’s great!
This week we are introducing new classes:
Early morning Pranayama and Meditation:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8am
A half hour session, just before rush hour, to start the day grounded and clear minded.
Pranayama is the fourth limb of yoga. It’s a Sanskrit term meaning ‘extension of the life force’. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna meaning life force and āyāma, meaning to extend, draw out, restrain, or control. Prāna (life force) is carried by our breath, therefore by ‘controlling’ our breath we are able to adjust our life force. Different Pranayama techniques are used for different effects, some calming, some energising, some balancing. The benefits of Pranayama are too many to list here!
Dhyana (Meditation) is the 7th limb of yoga. In meditation we aim to retreat from our thoughts, calming our ‘monkey mind’. By shifting our attention away from our thoughts we are able to calm our nervous system and allow our intuition to flourish. Nurturing this practice will not only dramatically increase your wellbeing, but also open the door to your ‘inner knowing’ and help develop a strong feeling of contentment and acceptance of whatever life brings.
Open Level Community Yoga:
A more affordable class for those in concessions (students, OAPs, low waged).
Complete Beginners Yoga course:
Our popular Complete Beginners Yoga course starts on Saturday November 2nd and runs for 5 weeks.
This course will be covering the basics in yoga in a friendly, down to earth environment. By the time you complete this course you should feel confident to move onto the Level 1 or Open Level classes with a clear understanding of the basic foundations in Yoga.
It is sometimes great to revisit these foundations even if you have been practising for a while, so if you feel like doing so you are welcome to join us!
You can book for these or any other classes here.
I hope you all have a smashing weekend and that you can come and visit The Glass House soon.