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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 Scorpio) , looking at our communication patterns and outdated beliefs tin our relationships (Libra) , doing a deep-clean and changing those which are damaging our relations.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 – 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

New moon illustration – artist unknown

Dear yogis and yoginis

If you are reading this I have some good news for you: it looks like you have survived Blue Monday (yesterday)! Well done 😉.
The concept of Blue Monday was ‘created’ by a holiday company by calculating, using an equation, which would be the lowest, most depressing day of the year. It is usually the 3rd Monday in January and, guess what, it sits very close to the black moon (which is a time of de-pression). So the darkest point in the darkest month of the year, right after the sparks of the holidays – no surprise we are feeling blue!

This week’s yoga will focus in an uplifting and nourishing practice – tuning inwards in preparation to the new moon on Friday and setting intentions for the year ahead in the Restorative workshop!

Monday:
7.30pm – Level 1 Beginners Yoga

Tuesday:
7pm – Level 2 Intermediate Yoga

Wednesday:
8.30am – Pranayama and Meditation
10am – Community Yoga

Thursday:
7pm – Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
+++ Start the year with an intention based Restorative Yoga class ending with Yoga Nidra +++

Restorative yoga is restful, nourishing and healing – emphasising in comfort and deep rest, allowing the body to heal without interference.
Inducing deep relaxation, restorative yoga will help your blood pressure and stress hormone levels to drop, reducing anxiety and helping you sleep better.
It can also have therapeutic effects on the heart, and on the immune, digestive and other physiological systems.

Yoga Nidra translates as ‘the yogic sleep’ – a deep state of consciousness when we are neither asleep nor awake but experience total physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Even a short nidra can completely nourish and refresh the mind and body.

This Thursday falls in a period just before the new moon (on Friday) which is what we call the black moon or a blackmooning period. This is because we are not able to see the moon, or we see a black moon. The energy of this night is perfect for ‘being in the dark’ and turning inwards, setting intentions for the new moon and doing yin, slow, nurturing practices.

Saturday:
11am – Open Level Yoga

You can book your classes here.
All classes will take place at The Glass House in Holloway Road.

Stay warm and take it easy this week 🔥🌚🔥

I look forward to see you on the mat soon!

Much 🖤

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New moon in Gemini

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Happy new moon in Gemini! Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication, technology and travel. There’s a link with the throat chakra, Visshudha – our purification centre. Balancing Visshudha allows us to speak our truth. The sun is also in Gemini so it is a time for networking and generally going out and get things done!
New moons are great times to set intentions and yesterday’s opens a 6 month window – up to the full moon in Gemini, December 11th. So if we start working through those truths we need to communicate, first to ourselves before sharing them with loved ones, we start manifesting us in a place closer to our authenticity in 6 months time.
Remember how great the power of intention is and use it to create you life, right now!

Modern take on 10 swords tarot card – author unknown. It is spot on!

This week’s yoga

  • Monday 7pm, Beginners – Goldendoor studio
  • Tuesday 7pm, Intermediate – Goldendoor studio
  • Wednesday 7pm, Open Level – WPCA
  • Thursday 10am, Open Level – Goldendoor studio

There’ll be NO CLASS on Saturday or next Wednesday.

Next week I will be teaching at:

  • Thursday 10am Open Level – Goldendoor studio
  • Saturday 11am Open Level – Wild Yoga at Whittington Park

Astral insights

Here’s the mantra for the week:

I’m here to blend the colors of light,
With the dark from the depths below,
Creating a masterpiece of my life,
As I move and change and grow.

Focusing on finding and maintaining our balance while we are being pulled to extremes is no easy feat! The silver-lining here is that only until we know our darkest we can get to know our brightest and then find that balance between the two. We want to feel those polarities and feel whole – that Gemini energy we all have may show up these days! But we know how to handle this – following a daily yoga practice is one way to do this 🙂

Here’s the full pele report for you to watch.

Enjoy and see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💚

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New Moon Ritual and Meditation

We are approaching a new moon in Gemini. Gemini is an air sign, ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the Gods. Mercury deals with our day to day communication and how we express ourselves. It also touches on travel, the internet and all things techy as they are closely linked to networking.

Join us in an hour of breath work, meditation and ritual to prepare our intentions for this new moon. 
We will clear the last of the cobwebs to clearly see our truth and welcome the new! 
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Please RSVP via Contact page as spaces are limited.
Suggested donation £6.