Astral insights, Ayurveda, classes, meditation

This week’s yoga and astral insights 09.10.2019

Dear yogis and yoginis,

As the summer keeps fading away and we find ourselves walking towards the winter it is hard not to look back to warmer, sunnier days. Although Autumn starts to shine its beautiful colours, this is the season of change, and change always carries some sort of discomfort.
As our energy starts to decrease due to less natural light and our immune system trying to keep up with the seasonal changes, our responsibilities increase as we go back to our routines, back to work, school or back to the place which we associate with our everyday life.

The ancient science of Ayurveda, links the season of Autumn to the Vata dosha. Vata is the movement dosha, whenever there is change there is a Vata imbalance. Vata is governed by three qualities: cold, dry and light. In order to balance an excess Vata, we need to change our routine / diet to help us feel warmer, more moist and a little heavier as we prepare for the cold. Simple. Where do we start? Read below.

  • Get more sleep.
    Now that the days are getting shorter it is a good time to start going to bed a little earlier. Do this in stages, perhaps 15 mins earlier each day until you find a time that suits you. This way you’ll be more likely to stick to it.
    Wake up earlier also, if possible, just before sunrise to slowly get ready for your day.
  • Slow down and declutter
    Take more time to do things and spend some time reviewing goals and decluttering your space. Think simple, clean and warm. Keep your pace steady though, find a pace which suits you and avoid overexerting yourself.
  • Simple diet changes
    Think adding warmness, moisture and a little heaviness into your diet and avoiding / reducing foods which dry you out and overstimulate you, such as popcorn and coffee. Increase your intake of good oils, liquids in general, avocados, ginger and warming spices, grounding root vegetables (including onion and garlic), seasonal greens and fruits and add some good oils / dressings when eating raw salads.
  • Slow and steady yoga practice
    with longer warm up sequences for colder and dryer muscles. The goal to slowly increase our Pitta (fire dosha) without injury while maintaining a good level of Kapha (earth, grounding dosha). Keep your practice steady by finding a realistic routine you can stick to.
  • Prepare yourself to avoid seasonal colds
    Increase your zinc intake. I use the liquid form as then I know when I need to take it – if it tastes metallic to me, then I know I need it and when I cannot taste it anymore I know I am okay. You can also lubricate your nostrils with sesame oil and / or do nasal rinses to avoid dryness.
  • Start your day with meditation
    Even if it is just for 5 minutes. Sit in stillness in however position is comfortable for you. This will help you start your day feeling grounded and you will find focusing on tasks becomes easier.

This week’s Yoga

This week I will be teaching a slow, warming, steady practice at Upper Hocking Hall, Whittington Park Community Association:

  • Wednesday 7pm – Open Level
  • Saturday 11 am – Open Level

Please get in touch to book your mat 🙂

Astral insights

The most important event this week is the full moon in Pisces during the early hours of September 14th. If full moons are culminations in themselves, a full moon on the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, is the culmination of culminations. Pisces is ruled by Neptune and the theme in which this full moon will ‘illuminate’ or give clarity is to do with our dreams or illusions.

Last week, I talked about embodying and showing up with the sun in Virgo energy. This moon wants to show us what is real and what is an illusion. Are you showing up to make your dreams happen? Use the energy of the current stellium in Virgo to ground your dreams, or to ‘be real’ and come to terms with the fact that those dreams are just illusions and will never materialise. The answer is within you and how much you want to show up and ‘be’ your dreams. Use the days around the full moon to tune in and check for old conditionings which may be stopping you from embodying your dreams.

The Neptune / Pisces energy is a double edged sword and you want to stay in the right side of this – the dream big, no limits quality. Tune into the Virgo energy whenever you feel you are being pulled to the other side of Neptune – the side of delusions – so you can stay grounded.
Jupiter is still in Sagittarius, and everything Jupiter touches expands so… stay focused!

I am looking forward to seeing some of you on the mat tonight or some other time soon!

Until then, much 💛

Astral insights, classes

This week’s yoga and astral insights

Dear yogis and yoginis,

We had a blast on our Summer Solstice Yoga and Sound Bath last Saturday, celebrating this beautiful time of the year where the light is at its highest point. Do not worry if you missed this, we will keep you posted for our next one, the Autumn Equinox! But who wants to start thinking about the autumn when the summer is here! (is it?).

This week’s yoga

Wednesday, 7-8.15pm – Open Level @ Upper Hocking Hall, WPCA

Thursday, 10-11.15am – Open Level @ Goldendoor studio

Saturday, 11am-12.15pm – Wild Yoga at Whittington Park

Get in touch to book your mat.

Astral insights

Hello it’s eclipse season! Lets get ready!
We have a total solar eclipse on July 2nd followed by a partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17th…

What does this all mean?

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth at the right angle and alignment to cover the whole of the Sun’s surface. In this particular eclipse the Sun is on Cancer. Cancer is the sign of the home, where we feel secure and grounded be it our physical home or the ways we have identified with creating a home. An eclipse brings changes to those affected so this may mean a literal change of home or a change of our meaning of home, changing our approach to creating a home, a different way of feeling that security… A Solar eclipse is usually linked to new beginnings.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon. in this case we have a partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn. A Solar eclipse always comes followed by a lunar eclipse – note that Capricorn is the sign right opposite Cancer, as the Sun and the Moon are in opposition (the Sun is still in Cancer). Capricorn is the sign of family and career, so to those affected there may be changes in these areas of life. Lunar eclipses are usually linked to releasing and letting go.

Here’s last week’s mantra from Kaypacha:

Sometimes I simply need to withdraw,
From the madness going on,
To create, protect, and hold the space,
Of my peaceful, loving home.

Introspection and finding answers inside, best to use this time to prepare for the eclipse season and smoothly welcome any coming changes. You can watch the whole report here

Enjoy!

Much 💛

Astral insights, classes

This week’s yoga and astral insights 20.05.2019


This week’s yoga and astral insights 20.05.2019

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Butterflies are so amazing!
Such an interesting process of transformation: from the egg, to the caterpillar, then the chrysalis and wow… this amazingly beautiful insect, full of vivid colours… and it can fly?! Result! You’d think how lucky the caterpillar is with this transformation!
BUT do not forget the chrysalis. The darkness, resting, not knowing phase… going into that abyss without knowing what is going on or when it’ll be the end of it… that death which is just a metamorphosis. A transformation into something better. Why do we resist and fear it then? Why after so many experiences we still fear the unknown?

Fear of change of course causes friction and this is the biggest source of our suffering. What if someone told us that, whatever happens, those changes will always be for the better? What if we somehow knew that, however much we enjoy where we’re at this moment, what is coming next will make us much happier, as hard as it may seem at first?

Perhaps lets take this chance to look back into our lives and review what the outcomes were after big changes, changes that we resisted. Lets check and see what happened after, how they shaped us as people and the choices we made… were we happier? what would we have done different?

This week’s yoga

All change, all change! This week’s yoga is a bit different:

  • Tuesday 7-8.15pm – Open Level
    North London Buddhist Centre
  • Wednesday 7-8.15pm – Open Level
    Whittington Park Community Association
  • Thursday 10-11.15am – Open Level
    Goldendoor Studio
  • Saturday 10-11.15am – Open Level
    Goldendoor Studio

There is NO class at the Whittington Park Community Association this Saturdayanyone wanting to attend classes at Goldendoor please contact me.

Wild Yoga is back!

From June 1st our Saturday morning yoga will be held outdoors at the park after last years’ success – we all felt that little bit happier after yoga with sun-kissed skin… I am considering whether we could do our Wednesday evening classes outdoors too and would love your feedback on this. Sunset yoga awaits!
Of course in the event of rainy weather there’ll be alternative arrangements so you have nothing to worry about!

Astral insights

We’ve had an intense full moon in Scorpio this Saturday – did you feel it? I sure did!
This week is a bit more chilled out, without any strong aspects so we can exhaaaaaaale and relax!
Saturn’s retrograde and this aspect may show our limitations and structures created by our thought patterns. Saturn’s also in the South Node, working through an old structure which perhaps was useful in the past but won’t be going forwards.
This is a great week to communicate our loved ones the changes we are going through and our process to avoid expectations which may not be met – we all have different rhythms and cannot expect all to happen in our own timing: communication is key.
The sun is in Gemini, so lets talk!

Here’s Kaypacha’s mantra for the week:

Life helps me become conscious,
By giving and taking my time,
Money, Love, and Energy, 
To show me the bottom line

And you can watch the whole astrological report here

Enjoy and see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛

Astral insights, classes

This week’s yoga and astral insights 13.5.2019

FULL MOON IN SCORPIO
Deep waters of change

The moon just went through her first quarter phase into waxing gibbous and will keep swelling up as we advance through the week, culminating in a super powerful full moon in Scorpio on Saturday.

A little bit of lunar wisdom:

You might have heard this is also a blue moon. ‘Another blue moon? Didn’t it happen last month? How is this possible?’ I hear you say.
A blue moon is essentially an extra full moon in a year, when there are 13 instead of 12. Now, which one is the actual blue moon then? The original definition of the blue moon is the seasonal one and it traces back to the August 1937 issue of the Maine Farmer’s Almanac, where it explains that “the moon usually comes full 12 times in a year, three times for each season. Occasionally, however, there will come a year when there are 13 full moons during a year, not the usual 12. And that extra full moon also meant that one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three.” 

The almanac followed certain rules for what to call each moon. For example, the last full moon of winter had to fall during Lent; it was called the Lenten Moon. The first full moon of spring was called the Egg Moon — or Easter Moon, or Paschal Moon — and had to fall within the week before Easter. There was also the Moon Before Yule and the Moon After Yule. So when a particular season had four moons, the third was dubbed a Blue Moon, so that the other full moons could occur at the proper times relative to the solstices and equinoxes.

Somehow this definition got misinterpreted along the way circa 1946 and this adoption of the definition of a “blue moon” as the second full moon in a month followed its use on the popular radio program StarDate on January 31, 1980.

I will be holding a full moon meditation and ritual this
Friday 17th at the Whittington Cafe,
9-10pm

Recommended donation is £6 – please book with me in advance as places are limited

This week’s yoga:

Classes are running as usual this week:

Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.15pm – Candle lit yoga flow
Open Level yoga: For those wanting a mid-week tune up. This is a fairy light, candle lit class that will send you to dream land feeling completely relaxed and replenished to continue the week at your best! Suitable for all levels.

Saturday 11am – 12:15pm – Uplifting yoga flow
Open Level yoga: Start the weekend with this energising class, balancing the energies after the working week so you feel brand new to enjoy a well deserved break! Suitable for all levels.

Please get in touch to book your mat for any of the sessions.

Astral insights

This week starts with a Grand Trine on the Earth element as the Sun is in taurus, Pluto retrogrades in Capricorn and the Moon is in Virgo. This may bring that power, focus and determination needed to finally make that change in an old pattern system which no longer serves us. As human beings we want to belong, but now is the time to find out who we really are. There’ll be hurdles and tests along the way.
The question to ask in these moments is: ‘Do I want authenticity or belonging?
Your soul knows the answer! This Trine will support us with the energy to go forward and get through these changes so we come through to the other side the most honest and true we’ve ever been. Remember that ‘there is no change without discomfort’. This is only temporary, but necessary for us to evolve.
The full moon in Scorpio towards the end of the week will be emotionally deep… It’s an all or nothing moon, yes or no, there is no space for half ways… This is a great time to deal with stopping addictions and fully supports the Grand Trine at the beginning of the week.
Don’t think about it and dive in!

For those of you wanting to watch Kaypacha’s pele report you can do so here

Enjoy and see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💚

Astral insights, classes

This week’s yoga and astral insights 29.04.19

BELTANE IS HERE

Beltane Yoga and Sound Bath – last few spaces!

It’s not too late if you’d like to join us for our event on May 1st. For bookings and more info click here

This week’s yoga

Wednesday:
Note that there is no regular class this coming Wednesday due to Beltane Yoga and Sound Bath. This event will start at 19.30 – book via the Contact form

Saturday:
Saturday class as usual, 11am-12.15pm

Astral insights for the week

Most times the only thing stopping us from blooming is our own self-limiting conditionings / beliefs. ‘Lets slay them!’ I hear you say. Yes, sure! I also gotta tell you it’s easier said than done. Just because the some of those conditionings are sooo deeply engrained in us that it takes a hell of a lot of work and painful acceptance of things we don’t even wanna look at… But guess what, there is help at hand. Healing can speed up this process and I am now offering free taster healing sessions to my followers and students. Interested? Drop me a message and I will be happy to answer any questions 🙂

In the meantime I leave you with Kaypacha’s report for the week:

When it all gets serious and I get afraid,
I have to go out of my mind,
And realize it’s a test of faith,
And I am One with the Divine.

You can watch the whole report here.

Much 💚