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This week’s yoga and astral insights 24.02.20

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Today marks the exact midpoint of this Mercury retrograde in Pisces – run away and hide! Mercury retrograde has acquired pretty bad rep – failed communications, failed travel, failed connections… But what Mercury retrograde is really offering us is another chance – an opportunity to stop and recalibrate. If we take it for what it is and work with this energy instead of trying to push through with our own (generally busy) agenda, we can find true hidden treasures! Pay attention to your dreams. Meditate. Go out for a walk in nature. Rest a little more…

As new structures are trying to come into place, it is normal to feel a bit (or a lot!) confused during this Mercury retrograde in Pisces (dreams, emotions, water, intuition) – this is our chance to (re)find our truest ideas, perhaps some of which came to us long ago and had to be parked aside due to limiting conditionings we had back then. Well, now is the time to reflect on those, dust them out and see if they are still true to who we are.

There are a couple of sextiles coming close to the weekend. The first one is a Mercury retrograde in Pisces sextile to Mars in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn has a very sensual energy, and calls for us to be true to ourselves through our intuition (Mercury retrograde in Pisces). This could mean synchronicities and people from the past coming back in to our lives, be it past lovers or ex-partners who could support said ideas. If this is the case then it could be the right time now to find the new structures to ground those dreams and ideas.

The second sextile happens on Friday, Mercury retrograde in Pisces sextile Venus in Taurus. This is a great time to end addictions and patterns which no longer serve us, such as toxic relationships.

As Mercury retrogrades in Pisces there is a double edge of confusion as we will have to tune in and discern whether that synchronicity or person from the past is here to stay or whether it is a toxic pattern we need to put an end to… So have fun working this one out!

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7:30pm – Level 1 Beginners Yoga

Tuesday:
7pm – Level 2 Improvers Yoga

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

You can book your classes  here.

Looking forward to seeing 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 💛