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Xmas and New Year Yoga

Welcome to that liminal time between Christmas and New Year… Endings to tie up and plans for new beginnings as we come out of the Xmas slumber and back into reality. And reality is uncertain right now. Even our NYE plans are uncertain as we wait for announcements with, possibly, more restrictions in the next few days.

Getting used to uncertainty takes time and practice. Being able to live in the present moment is not easy feat, especially when surrounded by chaos and fear. As human beings we need some kind of order in our lives. Some routines. We like to make plans.

The good news is that we ourselves can create those routines and rituals to bring in some much needed grounding, such as:

  • On waking: free-write three pages in your journal, let it run, whatever comes to your mind. Get it all out before you start your day!
  • Reward yourself with your favourite cuppa, tea or coffee, as you write your morning pages
  • Think of three things you are grateful for each day – you may choose to write these down in your journal so you can go back to them when you need to
  • Spend some time in meditation. Even if it’s just 5 minutes. I do 11 minutes each morning. I recommend some good noise canceling headphones and a simple timer – I use InsightTimer (you can choose your own background music and bells). Try to focus on your breath and every time you stray – and you will, we all do! – just bring yourself back to the breath. Start small, then slowly add more time if you feel you need to
  • If you sit down a lot for work, set some alarms in your phone throughout your working day to get up and move. Science tells us that moving the body also moves the mind (mind and body are one after all!), so play your favourite tune and have a little dance, or do some yoga, you will see how your creative juices start flowing!
  • Join a class – yes it is good to have recordings and freedom to practice whenever we feel like it instead of at an established time but hey, it is even better to connect with others and practice together, either online or in person. Connection is a human need, we are pack animals after all. Lack of connection brings feelings of ungroundedness and depression, as well as anxiety
  • Go for walks in nature. Get lost. Awaken your own intuition. Leave your phone’s maps behind and trust your gut. This is gold and we are totally missing this nowadays. But it is never too late to start to remember!

My two cents to structure and routine: I have added free recordings throughout the holidays until we reopen on 12.1.2022, every Wednesday and Sunday there’ll be an evening flow class and morning flow class recordings for you to access. Recordings for this week are already up and next week’s will be up next Monday. You can access these from now until the end of the day’s class (ie. Wednesday class ends at 8.15pm so you can access this class from now until that time only).

Wishing you a smashing walking out of 2021 and into 2022 with new perspectives and ways to navigate these times!

Much 💙

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Full Moon in Aries – Breaking Through

You may already be feeling the energy of this swelling Aries moon, which will become full this Wednesday. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and deals with our primary needs, survival, the things we can not ‘be’ without. This is the sign of the ‘I’ and it’s ruled by Mars, the planet of action and fire. The full moon in Aries is calling us to pay attention to those non negotiable ‘I’ needs and to have a proper look at ourselves within relationship (Sun in Libra): What is it in ‘I’ that could be blocking the ‘us’? or, on the other hand, where in ‘us’ am I? Am I being heard, seen? This is the counterpart of the new moon in Libra at the beginning of this month and it will challenge or inspire us within relationship.

This full moon is calling the (fiery) emotions ruled by Mars to come out, the water is boiling, and we must pay attention to feelings of anger, or even rage – how do we deal with this emotions and how can we let them out without ‘burning’ others or ourselves? This fire is wanting to transform something in our lives that is stuck and this full moon is the portal through which this will be unstuck.

Mercury is going direct, but for the next few days it’ll be stationary – an even stronger energy than it going retrograde – it is important to think before we talk, as we could say things we may regret and not be able to take them back. Sometimes it is best to leave the room or go outside if we feel a volcano erupting within – finding an alternative way of channeling those emotions, perhaps through bodywork or the arts, using this energy in a creative way.

How do we take this planetary energy to the mat?

Wednesday’s class we will explore the energy of the Aries full moon during a Restorative and Yoga Nidra class – inviting our subconscious to talk to us while we allow those feelings and emotions to get unstuck in a safe environment.
Sunday’s will be a Morning Flow Yoga class – working with transforming that fire energy into wellbeing, more of a higher energy class. You can book both classes here online or in studio.

Wishing you a fantastic week.

🍂 🍁 🖤 🍁 🍂

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This week’s yoga and astral insights 17.01.21

Truth and dare – testing out our own new ways

It is undeniable that there is a huge need for change, collectively as well as personally. This is a strong energy, whether we like it or not. It feels like when our forever favourite jacket just doesn’t do it anymore or when we realise that we stopped enjoying our favourite breakfast – this was a while ago… but, why do we keep eating it then? Inertia. This is the auto-pilot state. This is us resisting, not hearing, ignoring while everything else screams: TRY SOMETHING NEW. And perhaps we are able to still keep some of our old security like we bought our home, still have a stable job and money in the bank… but how is this useful when everything else evolves to a different place? It is not. Therefore, our best bet is to let go…

The Sun and Mercury enter Aquarius this week Tuesday, bringing good chances for new connections and opportunities – and perhaps some surprise news!

If you have been feeling particularly rebellious or have found others behaving this way recently, this could be due to Mars meeting Uranus in Taurus this Wednesday. Uranus in Taurus already brought in a very volatile energy and now Mars injects the action in this conjunction. Watch out for small accidents, people acting in erratic ways and watch out for out of control fire, literally and metaphorically.

Mars in Taurus squares Jupiter in Aquarius on Saturday, calling us to experience and expand our own creativity by acting on it – time to try new things out! This is when we’d feel like trying some of our new ‘crazy’ ideas and go mad… and, why not?!
Venus in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces showering us with relaxing, lovey dovey, arty vibes … what is not to like?

We will get some evaluation time on Sunday when the Sun meets Saturn in Aquarius – time to apply our common sense and reflect on what works and what doesn’t. Mercury will start retrograding the week after, which will reinforce our reflection time.

This week’s yoga

Upside-down is always best!

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

Saturday:
10am – Open Level Yoga

Lets try something new together! No trapeze required 😉

All classes via Zoom so you can join from ANYWHERE in the world!

For bookings click here.

Much 💜

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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 07.12.20

This week we are sandwiched between eclipses. Last Monday we had a full moon eclipse in Gemini and next Monday a total solar eclipse with the new moon in Sagittarius.

This whole year has been about falling structures, preparing us for the Age of Aquarius. As we all are at different stages in this massive transition, it is important to be in, or as close as possible to, our truth.
This week offers a perfect opportunity for us to check where we are right now: are we aligned to our truth? how much of it is pretenses and instagram stories and how much is real? how much are we trying to fool ourselves? Sitting in conversation with ourselves so we can discern and unpack, breaking down the rest of those old structures which still need to fall – this is the week to reflect and journal in preparation for the eclipse. Are you ready to be completely honest with yourself?

We are in the month of Sagittarius now, which in the Kabbalah is referred to as the month of miracles, meaning that there can be leaps in consciousness. This is a time of the year in which we tend to look back and take account of what has gone on, which helps to put things into perspective as we approach the new year with more of an open mind.

December 10th the Sun in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries bringing in some wonderful energy to go out there and launch a new project which is great! However, breathe with this, prepare and keep working behind the scenes and launch after the eclipse next Monday, when there’ll be no more bumps in the road!

Last but not least, Venus is in Scorpio and from December 10th-15th will sextile Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn. This means that there is something you really desire, deep down, which if properly aligned with your truth and intention is already starting to manifest, starting to form behind the scenes. Now remember that a wish requires a commitment and therefore some level of sacrifice… Is this truly what you desire and, if so, are you prepared to commit to it?

Great week for yoga, meditation, journaling and soul searching in preparation for the eclipse next week.

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7pm – Moon Flow Yoga (Zoom)

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

Saturday:
10am – Open Level Yoga (Zoom)

Sunday:
11am – Xmas wreath making workshop

Next week’s Moon Flow Yoga coincides with the new moon in Sagittarius the total solar eclipse. This eclipse is a door opening event, so in order to be open and ready to receive we will have an Eclipse Special with our usual gentle slow flow and a long Yoga Nidra guided relaxation. You can book for this and other classes here.

✨🎄 There are still some spaces available for our Xmas Wreath Making workshop this Sunday and we will be taking bookings till Friday 🎄✨

Would you like to learn how to make your own, fully biodegradable, Xmas wreath? Join us this Sunday at 11am. All materials are included – as well as a little surprise 😋 – these are all natural materials and everything has been hand prepared / painted / dried by us! 💙

Materials will be ready to collect from the Glass House studio the day before for every booking.

We are so looking forward to this!

✨ Much 💙 and cinammon ✨