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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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Xmas timetable, Xmas offers, new classes, FREE restorative yoga taster and MORE!!!

Dear yogis and yoginis,
First I want to send out some full moon blessings for tonight’s full moon in Gemini. There’s a lot of numerical synchronicity with this full moon as it falls on the 12th day of the 12th month at 12:12h. In numerology we look at 1 + 2 = 3 —-> the energy of one individual in union with another gives birth to something new, creation. Creation can only happen where there has been separation (1+1) and duality exists (2) so union is possible in this realm and from that union there is a birth of something new. Repetition is usually a good omen of synchronicity and higher vibration.

I am only hoping that all the separation and extremism we are going through as a collective can take a new turn with the full moon falling on election’s day tomorrow and that indeed the numbers are right and it can be the birth of something new! We will be holding a meditation for positive change at the end of class tonight 8-8.15pm right under the moon at The Glass House. If you are not coming to class don’t worry, you can join us from wherever you are. The more the merrier!

On a different note, I have switched my Xmas lights ON today and I feel like spreading the love to my most loyal students with the following Xmas and New Year deals:

  • FREE class with every Class Pack* when bought before midnight December 31st
  • 1/2 price Pranayama and Meditation 6 Class Pack offer (only £16.5 for 6 classes) when buying any Yoga Class Pack* before midnight December 31st
  • FREE Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra TASTER on Thursday December 19th

*this offer does not include Complete Beginners Course class pack. Please do let me know when you have purchased the class pack so I can apply the offer to your account

Xmas timetable, new classes, and workshops

  • Saturday classes will continue throughout the Xmas break.
    No other classes from December 23rd until December 2nd
  • Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, full workshop on the evening of Thursday January 2nd 7pm:
    +++ 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
  • Wednesday evening Level 2 class is moving to Tuesdays from January, still at the same time 7pm
  • NEW Complete Beginners Course starts Saturday February 1st 9:30am for the whole 5 Saturdays in February until February 29th

You can purchase your class packs and book your classes  here.

Any questions? Please feel free to drop me a message, I am here to help!

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 💛

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We are moving to The Glass House!

Dear yogis and yoginis,

The Glass House studio @ 664A Holloway Road, N19 3NU

It is happening, we are moving!

From next week all classes will be held at The Glass House, 664A Holloway Road N19 3NU.
The new studio is more intimate and houses up to 6 mats, offering more of a one-to-one approach to learning. For those riding to class, there is space for a few bikes inside the building so you can keep them dry and safe during class.

We have a new booking system in place now. To see the new timetable and book classes please go here. You can book per class or purchase class packs and book in advance as many classes as you like! All classes must be booked as we cannot guarantee that there’ll be space for last minute drop-ins.

Those of you with class packs would have received an e-mail from Instabook in the last few days. Please make sure you activate your account as soon as possible as your credits have been added to the system so you are ready to book!

Over and out for now – if you have any questions feel free to get in touch!

Much 💛