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This week’s yoga and astral insights

New moon in Libra & Mercury retrograde

This week starts with some beautiful, expanding alignments in the sky (such as Jupiter squaring the Sun), bringing in a feel-good vibe to the usually dreaded Monday.

Tuesday evening Mercury goes into stationary mode, just before going retrograde until November 3rd. This whole retrograde period, Mercury will go from Scorpio to Libra and back to Scorpio. This is a great time to go inwards (deep —> Scorpio) , looking at our communication patterns and outdated beliefs tin our relationships (Libra) , doing a deep-clean and changing those which are damaging our relations. This energy is even stronger right now as, at the beginning of its retrogradation, Mercury is stationary for a few days.

Continuing with the theme of relationships, Mars retrograde in Aries squares the Sun in Libra (Mars=Yang vs. Sun=Yang). The Sun in Libra wants harmony, balance and justice (at a collective level) while Mars retrograde in Aries is stepping back, looking for a change in conduct in regards to present events. There has to be a compromise to this change. This could be you squaring up to those old behaviours and patterns and realising how much damage these could do to a current important and cherished relationship. This may come with the realisation that you treat others the same way you treat yourself.
As not all of us are at the same level of awareness right now, some may struggle and will be fighting with themselves and within their relationships. Only by taking conscience and being aware of our own patterns of behaviour we will be able to exit some unhealthy cycles in relationships.

On Friday we have a new moon in Libra, which, amongst so many aspects in tension, may feel a little like a push, a forced new beginning – whether we learn our lessons or not. The blackmooning period – from now till the new moon – together with Mercury stationary, is a perfect time to stop and go within, journal, search for meaning, nourish your mind and soul and dive deep into the darkness to find your inner light.
Your soul knows where the answers lay, so just sit back and relax.

Tonight’s Moon Flow Yoga will prepare you for this blackmooning period, allowing you to lay back and open to that unknown scent of darkness, awakening your inner senses to reveal that which your sould deeply knows. Join us for this evening’s class, which will end in a Black Moon Yoga Nidra guided meditation, leaving you ready to enjoy a great night’s sleep where your dreams may reveal those answers to you.
You can book for this class here.

Wild Yoga will be ON this Saturday and it will be matless. I will be leadind a standing practice so you stay warm and grounded, increasing mobility, strength and flexibility as well as balance. Bring some sport, supportive trainers and layers.
You can sign up for class here.

I look forward to seeing you on the mat or the grass 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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This week’s yoga and astral insights – 20.04.20

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Another week of sunshine when we are having to stay indoors, the irony of things… Or perhaps just another challenge. This week we have a Sun-Saturn square on Tuesday which may be a little patience-testing as Saturn is the planet of limitations and boundaries. My best advice? Don’t fight it, just let go and allow for those possible delays, let go of all resistance and chill out. Especially as this square is followed by a new moon in Taurus on Wednesday – mega-chill times! Taurus is a fixed, Earth, feminine sign, ruled by Venus, planet of beauty and sensuality. So think of letting go, enjoying the darkness of the black moon tonight and use this time to pamper yourself, do something creative – painting, dancing, writing… whatever calls you. Oh and, before I forget, keep connecting with nature. This time of the year everything is blossoming – Venus – so go get some flowers (potted if possible!) and bring nature into your home. Smell the flowers everyday and get that magical beautifully scented prana into your system… Bliss!

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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This week’s yoga and astral insights 17.02.19

Dear yogis and yoginis,

February is quite literally turning to be an ‘air and water’ (Aquarius and Pisces) month, two different storms in two weeks! – though I do love the peace and quiet after the storm… aaaah bliss ✨

This week ends with a new moon in Pisces, on Sunday. Tomorrow Tuesday the Sun also enters Pisces, enhancing this sign’s dual energy – sun / moon, yin / yang, masculine / feminine. Mars in Capricorn will be trining Uranus this Friday which could bring a sudden strong surge of physical energy which may be hard to control. It is important to focus on channeling this energy and pour it into creative endeavours and goal settings for the new lunar month, though it may feel like a challenge!

This is where Thursday’s Black Moon Restorative and Yoga Nidra workshop comes in to help! These monthly workshops fall on the days just before the new moon, a period called ‘blackmooning’ – as we can see no moon in the sky. These days are great for resting, resetting the nervous system, tuning inwards and allowing your heart to talk to you – while being ready to listen and receive. This is the yin part of the lunar cycle, as we prepare ourselves for when the energy starts to increase during the following two weeks leading up to the full moon. You can read more about Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra here.
Last month’s event was full, so make sure you book in advance here.

This new moon in Pisces is mega special so don’t be afraid to dream big and go wild with your plans and goal setting. The strong Pisces energy teamed with the Mars – Capricorn trine with Uranus is a match ‘made in heaven’ to help manifest the most amazing ideas, so let your imagination flow free!

This week’s yoga:

Monday:
7:30pm – Level 1 Beginners Yoga

Tuesday:
7pm – Level 2 Improvers Yoga

Wednesday:
8:30am – Pranayama and Meditation
10am – Community Yoga

Thursday:
7pm – Black Moon Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra workshop

Saturday:
9:30am – Complete Beginners (week 4/5)
11am – Open Level Yoga

You can book your classes  here.

I wish you the most amazing week!

Much 💙

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This week’s yoga and astral insights

Utkata Konasana, Goddess stance or horse stance – This asana tones and strengthens the core muscles, strengthens the quadriceps and inner thigh muscles, heats the body and increases circulation

Happy Imbolc yogis and yoginis!

Imbolc celebrates the re-emergence of the life force, the re-awakening of the Earth as the Sun’s energy starts to increase. With Imbolc, meaning ‘in the belly’, starts the period of incubation after conception. It is the moment when the kundalini serpent raises up through the spine in sacred and sexual union in which the self merges with the infinite.

There is a lot of second chakra, Svadhisthana, energy in this period – our pelvis and sexual organs, our intuition flowing with the water element, the return of emotional Pisces towards the end of the month. It is important to check now for any old debris which may still be lingering around in the form of patterns or conditionings which we no longer need and are stopping us from stepping ahead into the new. By clearing our space we welcome the new!
This is a fantastic time to start bringing your plans to life, start ‘cooking’ and rooting stuff.

This week’s yoga

This week’s yoga will be flowing like the water element, reinforcing Svadhisthana through asana and pranayama. Preparing the grounds for what is coming to flourish in a healthy and fertile soil. Focusing on what is really important to us through meditation.

Monday:
7:30pm – Level 1 Beginners Yoga

Tuesday:
7pm – Level 2 Improvers Yoga

Wednesday:
8:30am – Pranayama and Meditation
10am – Community Yoga

Saturday:
9:30am – Complete Beginners (week 2/5)
11am – Open Level Yoga

You can book your classes  here.

I hope to see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💚