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This week’s yoga and astral insight’s 30.11.20

This week starts with a blast, a full moon in Gemini with a penumbral eclipse today, opening eclipse season.
The energy is usually high around the full moon, which affects us in different ways. Some may feel drained and ‘burn out’, perhaps overdid it; some may be riding the energy wave high up and are able to keep going… How are you feeling tonight?

This eclipse happens in the north node of the moon, so we have let go of something already and this is a time to move forward. We are given the chance to see a new point of view, a different perspective on something we’ve been pondering since last May, with the new moon in Gemini. This eclipse is bringing us clarity after a moment of darkness. We may not notice this today or tomorrow, but at any point until around January 30th 2021.

North node eclipses bring us choices and opportunities. Tonight we are given the choice to tune into our inner knowing, the part of us which knows that we are the ones creating our own realities.

We usually want to charge our crystals and do our rituals during a full moon, but not during an eclipse. An eclipse is a time to be receptive, without any intentions or expectations, allowing the darkness to unfold into light and just being able to see what is revealed.

At tonight’s Moon Flow Yoga I will guide you through a special full moon eclipse Yoga Nidra after and slow flow practice. Opening the body and mind to be able to receive without expectations. You can book for tonight’s class here.

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7pm – Moon Flow Yoga (Zoom)

Wednesday:
1pm – Lunchtime Yoga (Zoom)
7pm – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

Saturday:
10am – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

Sunday:
11am – Xmas wreath making workshop

If you’d like to do any of these classes but the times are not convenient for you, I am offering links to the recording of class which will be valid for three days. You can purchase this link either by booking for the class here or if the class has passed you can get in touch with me here.

Looking forward to seeing you on the mat sometime soon!

Much 💜

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This week’s yoga and astral insights 02.11.20

Hunter’s moon

We are still feeling the effects of the powerful Hunter’s Moon in Taurus. This moon is pushing for change, bringing a very strong energy as we are being put in situations that demand radical changes. How do we deal with change emotionally? How do we cultivate trust?
Learning to be in the moment allows us to let go of depressive thoughts – attachment to the past – and letting go of anxious thoughts – worry about the future. Although it is true that everything is constantly changing – the only constant is change -, our long held sense of security, perhaps illusory to a point, is being challenged right now as we are having to change the way we live, work and be with others. Our own self-constructed and contidioned limits and boundaries are being challenged and we are being pushed to create new ways. May we find our new ways and hold eachother safe through our own trials. One thing we need to remember is that, this instability right now, is also going to change. We will get to the other side!

Mercury is goin direct tomorrow. Yay! But hold on if you have any important comms pending, wait for a few days. When Mercury starts going direct, it stays stationary for about three days. Mercury stationary can be even more tricky than Mercury retrograde, as there is no movement at all. On top of this, Mercury will square Saturn (planet of rules and limits) until November 10th, which will make negotiations and communication difficult… so be prepared!

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7pm – Moon Flow Yoga (Zoom)

Wednesday:
1pm – Lunchtime Yoga (Zoom)
7pm – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

Saturday:
10 am – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

If you’d like to do any of these classes but the times are not convenient for you, I am offering links to the recording of class which will be valid for three days. You can purchase this link either by booking for the class here or if the class has passed you can get in touch with me here.

Looking forward to seeing you on the mat sometime soon 💜

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This week’s yoga and astral insights 26.10.2020

This is my favourite time of the year as we approach Samhain or the Day of the Dead.

As the trees dress their beautiful autumn colours, they get ready to shed the ‘dead’ weight, dropping their old leaves to turn in and focus on new growth.

This is a time for us to do just that, to start shedding the old and make space for a bright new beginning. But first, we must spend the winter in the dark, doing our inner work and getting our roots strong and our trunks firm and healthy. These months ahead are a time for inner reflection in darkness, resting and nourishing our inner realms. This is the most important work, which is most times overlooked, as while it is happening we cannot see changes in the outside. But trust we must: clearing our outer and inner spaces, setting intentions and allowing moments for idleness… understanding that space has to be given for the inner workings to happen.

We have a full moon coming up for Halloween, on October 31st. This is a blue Hunter’s Moon in Taurus, one of the brightests moons in the year. The sun is in Scorpio and the moon will conjunct Uranus, the planet of the unexpected. This will bring lightening-like flashes of clarity. There is a huge illumination energy this whole week, culminating this Saturday. This is said by astrologers to be the most intense period of 2020. This full moon makes the unconscious become conscious. This is a great period to be spending time in meditation and journaling. Pay attention to your dreams as these may bring things to light.

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7pm – Moon Flow Yoga (Zoom)

Wednesday:
1pm – Lunch time Yoga (Zoom)

7pm – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

Saturday:
10 am – Wild Yoga (if sunny, otherwise this will be an Open Level class via Zoom, will confirm the night before)

If you’d like to do any of these classes but the times are not convenient for you, I am offering links to the recording of class which will be valid for three days. You can purchase this link either by booking for the class here or if the class has passed you can get in touch with me here.

Wishing you all a beautiful Samhain and full moon week and looking forward to seeing you on the mat sometime soon 💜

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This week’s yoga and astral insights

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Mars is still retrograding which may keep slowing things down, but hopefully we can use this slow time to lean back and aim true, staying out of feeing frustrated and keeping anger at bay.

Right now, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are conjunct Capricorn (success standards, society rules and must do’s). This conjunction will finish towards the end of the year although it’s effects may be felt as far as February next year.

Here, we are looking at the ‘uncool’ side of Capricorn: masks are falling off at a collective level – we are fully conscious of how these external systems are no longer working. However, this mirrors our own personal systems and strategies and, if we look within ourselves, we may start to see how these systems are outdated and are no longer helping us. Taking this even further, we may discover that these old ways and coping mechanisms may just be creating the opposite effect of what we are used to and expect. The learning we take is that, in order to find different ways, we need to work with ourselves, go within and take responsibility for our lives.

This week’s most important aspect is the Harvest full moon in Aries (first sign of the Zodiac, rules ‘me, I want’), conjunct Chiron (wounded healer) with a Libra (ruling relationships) Sun. We will have two full moons this month, the brightests of the year, which is why this is the best month to ‘harvest’ whatever has come to fruition in our lives.

This full moon presents a huge mirror to see ourseves within our most important relationships. We are then able to see how a part of our relationship is a certain way because that same part in ourselves is that certain way. Taking responsibility for our part in this brings some huge learnings.

Mars squares Saturn as Saturn is stationary, just before it starts going direct. This aspects guides us to make a serious commited decision – we can either make an adjustment or decide to let go.

The moon will be full tomorrow and the energy can be felt the whole week, so if you decide to do the work the best evenings are tonight, tomorrow and the day after.
This evening, in our Moon Flow Yoga we will bring this intention through our Yoga Nidra practice, asking the full moon to clarify:

What would be good to solve within myself to help sort an important relationship out?

This class starts at 7pm via Zoom. You can book your space here. Or if you cannot make it you can purchase a link to a recording to be used for up to two days by contacting me here.

Full Moon Hanumanasana

This month our practice will focus around Hanumanasana, in honour of Hanuman’s (the monkey God) leap of faith:

“It was the greatest leap ever taken. The speed of Hanuman’s jump pulled blossoms and flowers into the air after him and they fell like little stars on the waving treetops. The animals on the beach had never seen such a thing; they cheered Hanuman, then the air burned from his passage, and red clouds flamed over the sky . . .” (Ramayana, retold by William Buck).

This pose then, in which the legs are split forward and back, mimics Hanuman’s famous leap from the southern tip of India to the island of Sri Lanka.

Some of Hanumanasana’s benefits are that it stretches thighs, hamstrings and groins and stimulates abdominal organs. It helps release pressure in the sciatic nerve if suffering from sciatica. This pose is contraindicated to those with groin or hamstring injuries.

Want to practice with us?

Whether it is via Zoom, beginners or intermediate level, outdoor classes or affordable one to one sessions at the Glass House studio, we are sure you will find your yoga at StayGoldYoga. Feel free to message with any questions and we will be ever so happy to help!

See you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛

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Hello September!

Harvest MOON

September kicks off with the Harvest Full Moon tonight. With the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces, tonight’s full moon is about clarity and opening our eyes to see the full picture of a situation. As the moon sextiles Uranus, our ‘surprise!’ planet, this clarity will come in the form of unanounced ‘aha!’ moments which may seem to come out of nowhere – so tonight is a great time to meditate and calm our mind so our subconscious can rise and we can feel what is.

Tonight Slow Flow Yoga (Moon Flow) class will be themed around this Full Moon in Pisces and will end in a guided Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) to help you get to the right depths of relaxation, calm your nervous system and allow the magic to happen. This nourishing, mainly restorative practice will ground you and help release blockages so the Full Moon’s energy can do the work while you lay down ready to receive. You can book for tonight’s session here.

September new classes

Level 2 Improvers will be back Tuesday evenings at 7pm from September 15th. This class is for those who have a good yoga foundation and want to take a more challenging class.

Lunchtime Yoga is back Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm starting from Wednesday September 16th. A half an hour pick me up to put your body and mind in a better place. This class is aimed to those of you who work seated at a desk and can invest some lunchtime in your wellness to glide through the second part of your day revitalised and calm.

A 5 week Complete Beginners Course will be starting on September 30th at 5.30pm, then every Wednesday at the same time until October 28th. 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!

Wild Yoga classes will continue until the weather doesn’t allow. Then the Saturday Wild Yoga class will become a regular Live Stream Open Level class. This will probably happen in October and therefore Wild Yoga class packs are no loger available to purchase from now on.

Best of both: New ‘hybrid’ class packs

The Glass House is now open for one to one sessions!
These can be booked individually or in packs of 5 (email me to arrange time and day and then you can purchase and book through the system). One to one tune ups are tailored specifically to your needs. These sessions can also be arranged online via Zoom if preferred.

The Hybrid Class Pack:
Online learning is great but, from time to time it is good to have a little one to one tune up in person. With this hybrid pack you get the best of both worlds: 5 online classes and a half price one to one session at the Glass House (or via Zoom if preferred).

Online Unlimited Yoga Subscription:
This monthly subscription is for those who want to make the most of the classes. If you do more than one class a week, this subscription is for you!

The One to One Class Pack:
This is a 5 x one to one pack with a heftly discount, so your personal tune ups come at just £35 each.

You can book all classes here.

I look forward to seeing you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛