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This week’s yoga and astral insights

Thinking without ‘the box’

The year 2020 will be remembered by most as one of the hardest, most unusual years. Covid19 challenged our sense of security, our sense of freedom, our economy and safety. It challenged our mental health and our resilience. We just wanted 2020 to be over. ASAP.

This is 2021 and little has changed. We already knew things would not change. But this didn’t stop us from wishing ourselves back to normality while zooming our New Years Eve with friends and relatives. What normality? The way things were before. Why? Because we felt safe. Really? Not really, but this ‘old way’ is all we know. So even though it wasn’t working anymore, we still felt safe.

Aaaahhh… Here we go.

The thing is that these next few years are going to shift us forwards whether we want it or not. And, as we know, resistance is the root of all suffering. So we want to shift with the times and not get left behind. Why would we want to avoid our own evolution?

This week Mercury meets Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus retrograde in Taurus. In English, this is beyond ‘thinking outside the box’, we are now getting rid of the box. We want to expand and grow (Jupiter) our thinking and communications (Mercury) in completely new and untested ways (Aquarius). There may be more news about restrictions (Saturn), but as long as Jupiter is close to Saturn these won’t be too bad, so we will be able to breathe.

In the early morning of Wednesday (5am in London, UK) we will have a new moon in Capricorn. This will be in exactly the same degree as last year’s new moon in Capricorn, allowing a second chace for us to deal with those same Capricorn issues we were facing a year ago but in a very different way, with a very different approach. This is a Sun + Moon + Pluto conjunction in the same degree, allowing for a huge transformation.

Capricorn deals with security, ambition, career, social status, planning… have these changed during the last year? What is security for me now? How do I plan things amidst so much uncertainty? Has my career been threatened? Does it have to evolve and change with the times? How can I reinvent this area of my life? Just a few prompts for a bit of journaling work gearing to this Wednesday’s new moon. Sit and write or record your thoughts and then set your intentions out on Wednesday. This is a great time for manifesting, but in order to manifest our intentions have to be crystal clear.

The week ends with a square between Jupiter in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus bringing in a strong ‘crazy scientist’ energy, mad new technology, inclusion of minorities, new resources becoming available… Uranus in Taurus could be working remotely, cryptocurrency or being caring towards the Earth. Great time to max our creativity in ways never seen before!

This Week’s Yoga

Wednesday
1pm – Lunchtime Yoga
7pm – Open Level Yoga

Saturday
10am – Open Level Yoga

You can book for any of these classes here.

Wishing you a wonderful week and looking forward to zooming with you soon 💜

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This week’s yoga and astral insights 16.11.20

We are approaching the end of 2020… phew! I can hear you say… It has been an intense year of looking at ourselves, personally and collectively, and we are being pushed towards taking responsibility and changing. The year is not over yet, but a lot of difficult aspects are softening now. Hurray!

We had a new moon in Scorpio yesterday, initiating a 6 month cycle until April 16th 2021 with the full moon in Scorpio.

Scorpio takes us to the deepest depth of our feelings in the darkness of a new moon. Remember that you are not your emotions, but just the one experiencing them.

Everything passes. Allow yourself to feel without fear.

We will explore this Scorpio New Moon in tonight’s Moon Flow Yoga and Yoga Nidra – a practice that nourishes your senses and allows you to go deep within, in a safe way. Deeply relaxing and restoring, Yoga Nidra or the yogic sleep, brings you to that liminal space between sleeping and waking, allowing you to safely reach parts of the unconscious, bringing healing to the soul, body and mind. You can join us tonight via Zoom by booking here.

Mars stopped retrograding last Friday and will be stationary until November 25th. This has been a period of reflection on our actions and finding out what our motor is, what is behind our actions. Now we can take our learnings and, once Mars goes direct, we can go forward with a clear direction and consciousness.

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7pm – Moon Flow Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Zoom)

Wednesday:
1pm – Lunchtime Yoga (Zoom)
7pm – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

Saturday:
10 am – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

If you’d like to do any of these classes but the times are not convenient for you, I am offering links to the recording of class which will be valid for three days. You can purchase this link either by booking for the class here or if the class has passed you can get in touch with me here.

Looking forward to seeing you on the mat sometime soon 💜

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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 💚

Astral insights, classes, meditation, studio

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 🖤