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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 💛

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Wild Yoga every Saturday at 10am

We had our first Wild Yoga class this Saturday – it was a bit of a last minute arrangement as the weather kept changing from sunny to rainy to sunny… and it decided to be a sunny Saturday at the end!

From now on, weather dependant, our Saturday session will be held at the park @10 am – it will be a maximum of 5 students and we will all respect the 2m distance – this has been tried and tested now!

These classes are available to book on the system from today and a new class pack has also been added to use with Wild Yoga classes only.

The rest of the classes will stay on line for now until further notice.

If you have any questions or useful feedback please feel free to get in touch!

I hope to see you on the mat very soon.

Much 💛

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This week’s yoga and astral insights 110520

Dear yogis and yoginis,

This full moon in Scorpio has passed like a massive wave, so perhaps you like myself are feeling a little more exhausted and depleted than normal. Make sure you take some time to rest and nourish yourself until your energy levels are balanced again.

Sometimes, and especially now during lockdown, we have to deal with others’ erratic behaviour’s head on, especially our close ones or people we share our space with. Perhaps this full moon has brought someone’s dark side up to the surface and you’ve had to handle the tsunami not knowing where it came from.
How can we create some distance when there is no physical distance?

Boundaries are important and the closer we are to people the firmer in place they should be. I find staying close to my centre helps in this situations when, aside from having to manage my own stress I am being thrown some more. Stepping out of the situation without reacting is no easy feat, but most effective. Breathe it through. A few deep breaths and then our dear Ujjayi breath, calming our senses, keeping us focused, soothing the heart.

A daily meditation practice is an invaluable tool to be able to stay calm in the middle of the tsunami. Once this regular practice settles within you it’s like having a superpower. You are able to control your own mind and not be affected by others behaviours. This is definitely something worth investing in!

Asana practice will also help channel your fire into a very beneficial outcome, your physical wellbeing (which, by default, will effect your emotional wellbeing). A short sun salutation, maybe staying in down dog a little longer, burning it on Utkatasana (chair pose)… Think of the great benefits of a fire under control. And now think of the destruction power held by a fire out of control. Fire is fire. We just need to learn how to handle it.

Mercury moves into Gemini today, Monday, marking the beginning of three weeks of premium time for negotiations, anything to do with communications, networking, the internet and electronic devices – I am hoping this means our Zoom classes will get a boost!

GEMINI unite PISCES elude TAURUS strengthen

Mars enters Piscis on Wednesday, meaning fire enters water. Mars is not very happy on this sign as its energy dissolves its willpower, dampening its fire, leaving you confused and not knowing which path to take. If we look at this from a little bit of a higher plane this alignment can be turned to a good place and be used to channel our inner Spiritual (Pisces) warrior (Mars).

Two planets go retrograde this week: Venus on Wednesday and Jupiter on Thursday. Venus rules love, creative projects and finances and will be going retrograde till June 25th – not a good period for weddings. Jupiter will be retrograde for the next 4 months, so this is a good time to do a little soul searching and make sure your goals are still in tune with your heart’s desires.

A Sun – Pluto trine on Friday may bring out a few handy secrets and we will end the week with a lucky charm on Sunday brought by a Jupiter-Sun trine.

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7.00 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 1, Beginners

Tuesday:
1 – 1.30pm – Lunchtime Yoga
7 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 2, Improvers

Wednesday:
9-9.30am – Rise and Shine Yoga – NEW CLASS!
10 – 11.15am – Slow Flow Yoga

Thursday:
1 – 1:30pm – Lunchtime Yoga

Saturday:
11am – 12.15pm – Open Level Yoga

You can book all these classes here.

Stay well and I hope to see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛

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Full moon in Scorpio meditation and ritual

As the full moon reaches its peak tomorrow 10:45, I am writing this so you have enough time to prepare for your own full moon ritual. It will be very simple, with objects you have in your home. Rituals work best when you make them your own, so I will give you some ideas and guidelines and then all it takes is your creativity and commitment to follow through so your intention materialises.

Intention.
This is the most important thing in rituals. Make sure your intention is clear. Scorpio is the deepest, most emotional sign (feminine, fixed, water) and this full moon wants to illuminate those conditionings, fears, patterns which are buried deep into the psyche so they can be transformed. So I encourage you to sit in meditation before your ritual, to connect with the full moon. My own personal recommendation time-wise is to sit in meditation for a half hour.

Gather together:

– A candle, any candle or tea light, white is best – this represents fire. Preferably a match to light it

– Bring on your crystals, if you have any. Otherwise anything which represents earth for you can be used instead: a stone, sand, soil, branches

– Incense, sage, palo santo… to cleanse – these represent air

– And finally water in any form: a simple bowl of water will do

– On top of these bring an image / figure / your own drawing of a deity (any deity) you want present in your ritual. I chose Ganesh, destroyer of obstacles and he is holding up Fortuna, the Roman goddess representing luck and the ups and downs of life. The possibilities are endless here, so choose someone or something you truly connect with

– Any trinkets you want to bring in which will bring meaning and power to the ritual. I have Ganesh holding a red and blue feather, for example, this feather represents the freedom and lightness of flight; its colours water and fire; and she is being grounded by Ganesh and her round belly. So the four elements are also represented here

– Last you will need a piece of paper and a pencil or pen and a fire resistant bowl or plate

Find a space where you can be relaxed and won’t be interrupted. Outdoors is best, or anywhere where you can get a glimpse of the full moon. If you need to sit on a cushion or chair to be comfortable in meditation, make sure you bring it into the space.
Light the candle with the match stick and place it in the middle of this space.

Cast a circle of protection around the space you will be working in. There is many ways to do this. A very effective way is to light your incense / palo santo / smudge stick in the candle and walk around the space holding it, cleansing the space and casting a veil of protection around it. Use your own words here as you walk around the circle. You can just say: ‘I am safe inside this circle, I am protected’.

Now sit in front of the candle and gaze at it. Take the piece of paper and start burning its edges on the candle. Be careful as you do this and keep your mind focused. Make sure the whole edge of the paper is burned, this will seal its contents.

Next start preparing you altar for the ritual. Place the rest of the elements around the candle and the paper and pencil / pen close to you. Have a drink of water from the bowl so you start connecting with this element and sit comfortably. If you have a timer you can set to bring you out of the meditation, set it now – I recommend ‘Insight timer’ which is a free app with a very simple yet effective timer. Otherwise you may choose to bring yourself back whenever it feels like the right time. Ground your sit bones as you start your meditation and connect with the moon, visualise her beautiful pale white halo bathing you and ask her for insights: ‘what needs to be transformed?’ ‘what has reached its sell-by-date and needs to go?’ Be open and receptive, allow these insights to come to you.

Once your meditation is finished, download those insights into the fire sealed paper. Try not to think about it and just pour them onto the paper. This paper is sealed with the element of fire, standing for transformation, destruction and creation, purification. Once you finish, hold the paper in front of you, and visualise whatever your wrote in your paper, literally leaving your body and being absorbed by your paper. Now it is all sealed in the paper. Fold or loosely scrunch the paper and burn a corner with the candle flame. Be safe as you do so and quickly place it into the fire resistant bowl. Watch it burn and be conscious of how you feel as you do so. Do you feel lighter? More energised? More positive? If you write a journal, write these feelings down. What is your next step? How will this transformation manifest?
Write down what comes to you from the heart, to earth it. Make a commitment. Every day do something small which brings you closer to that change. The full moon will be back and then you can peel yet another layer, but, for now, well done and keep up the good work of being present and attuned to the moon cycles!

Much 💙

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This week’s yoga and astral insights 040520

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Full moon in Scorpio – artist unknown

Today we have a very favourable aspect for anything to do with communications, deals, purchases and networking as the Sun merges with Mercury. So send that message, sign that contract and make that purchase today as the sky promises a smooth going!

The biggest day of the week is Thursday as we have a full moon in Scorpio. Scorpio is a deep, deep, deeeeeeeep sign and it deals with deep (did I say this?) transformation as it is the most intense of signs (feminine, fixed, water). Scorpio will love you deeply forever and become obsessed when out of balance. This is why Scorpio is linked with addictions, jealousy, relentlessness… everything goes deep and is felt to the extreme. So, even though full moons are felt as high energy, offering revelations and clarity; this full moon may feel more introverted, asking us to dive deep into the abyss of our psyche to dig for the roots of our most hidden fears… Sounds fun? I guess it depends on how daring you feel this week. Lets prepare for this, do a little ground work first so we are connected to our cores before we do such intense work. Stay tuned as I will be posting a little ritual for Thursday’s full moon on Wednesday. Follow my blog so you don’t miss a post – I only write once or twice a week, so it won’t clog your inbox!

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7.00 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 1, Beginners

Tuesday:
1 – 1.30pm – Lunchtime Yoga
7 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 2, Improvers

Wednesday:
9-9.30am – Rise and Shine Yoga – NEW CLASS!
10 – 11.15am – Slow Flow Yoga

Thursday:
1 – 1:30pm – Lunchtime Yoga

Saturday:
11am – 12.15pm – Open Level Yoga

You can book all these classes here.

Stay well and I hope to see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛