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This week’s yoga – about gratitude 🙏🏽

Dear yogis and yoginis,  

Transitions are always difficult as they require an adjustment period – trying and testing new methods and ways of doing things, seeing what works and doesn’t work and keeping it up without feeling disheartened. Tough!
It does come in waves though… Sometimes it takes a complete breakdown of an old system for a new one to be born.

This is why I want to thank all of you who have been loyal to Stay Gold Yoga through these hard times and those who are being flexible through the adjustment period. Thanks to you I can try and test new ways to keep Stay Gold Yoga alive. Thanks to you I can keep teaching and sharing that which I am passionate about. Thanks to you I have pulled through the lows and reached the highs. Thank you for coming with me through this journey from our WPCA classes to the Glass House, from online yoga to Wild Yoga and to a mix of all and beyond! My heart swells with gratitude 💖

Yoga helps you ground through ungrounding times. Yoga helps you to be flexible, not just in your body, but also in your mind. Yoga will keep you focused in times when focus is hard to find. It is not about where or how we practice yoga – it’ll be easier in the quiet, so the challenge of noise is a gift to be embraced for a stronger, fuller practice. It is what happens inside, behind the scenes of this 3D body, which matters; and it radiates through to the outside, to our tangible realm. It is food for the soul.

So our weekly schedule may go through small changes as I aim to teach as many outdoor classes (Wild Yoga) as possible through the summer to make the most of this glorious weather. As the Saturday Wild Yoga was so successful – sorry to those who couldn’t make it due to the number restrictions – I will add a second Saturday Wild Yoga session at 11am if the 10am class gets full. These classes are restricted to 5 students for now so this is my offering to you so you all can benefit from our Wild Yoga at the park!

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7pm – Level 1 Yoga (online)

Tuesday:
1pm – Lunchtime Yoga (online)
7pm – Wild Yoga

Wednesday:
10am – Slow Flow Yoga (online)

Saturday:
10am – Wild Yoga
11am – Wild Yoga (tbc)

You can book for class here.

I hope to see you on the mat soon!

Much 💛

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New classes, new space – all change, all change!

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:
Wednesdays @10am

A more affordable class for those in concessions (students, OAPs, low waged).

Complete Beginners Yoga course:
Saturdays @9.45am

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.

Much 💛