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This week’s yoga and astral insights

Utkata Konasana, Goddess stance or horse stance – This asana tones and strengthens the core muscles, strengthens the quadriceps and inner thigh muscles, heats the body and increases circulation

Happy Imbolc yogis and yoginis!

Imbolc celebrates the re-emergence of the life force, the re-awakening of the Earth as the Sun’s energy starts to increase. With Imbolc, meaning ‘in the belly’, starts the period of incubation after conception. It is the moment when the kundalini serpent raises up through the spine in sacred and sexual union in which the self merges with the infinite.

There is a lot of second chakra, Svadhisthana, energy in this period – our pelvis and sexual organs, our intuition flowing with the water element, the return of emotional Pisces towards the end of the month. It is important to check now for any old debris which may still be lingering around in the form of patterns or conditionings which we no longer need and are stopping us from stepping ahead into the new. By clearing our space we welcome the new!
This is a fantastic time to start bringing your plans to life, start ‘cooking’ and rooting stuff.

This week’s yoga

This week’s yoga will be flowing like the water element, reinforcing Svadhisthana through asana and pranayama. Preparing the grounds for what is coming to flourish in a healthy and fertile soil. Focusing on what is really important to us through meditation.

Monday:
7:30pm – Level 1 Beginners Yoga

Tuesday:
7pm – Level 2 Improvers Yoga

Wednesday:
8:30am – Pranayama and Meditation
10am – Community Yoga

Saturday:
9:30am – Complete Beginners (week 2/5)
11am – Open Level Yoga

You can book your classes  here.

I hope to see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💚

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This week’s yoga and astral insights

Waxing crescent moon image by Juri Pozzi

Dear yogis and yoginis,

It has certainly been an interesting week with so much planetary action going on, including the new moon in Aquarius last Friday. This week brings a beautiful waxing crescent moon, a great time to launch new projects and try new things! This coincides with the celebrations of the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat – which, in my mind looks something like this… 😅

This week Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (today!) which makes the heart swell – perhaps opening up a new romantic love or increasing compassion towards that special one. Venus in Neptune may tend to over-romanticise things, as Neptune is the planet of magic and dreams. Tomorrow Tuesday may be a low energy day as Mars squares Neptune. Mars is the planet of action, yang planet! and a square in Neptune can also mean low immune function, so it’s recommended to get enough rest and avoid alcohol, stress and anything which may compromise the immune system.

A square between the Aquarius sun and Taurus moon at the weekend may bring a brief tug between freedom (Aquarius) and security (Taurus).

This week’s yoga

Bujhangasana, cobra pose, opens the heart and the lungs, stretching the front body and strengthens the back muscles

Monday:
7:30pm – Level 1 Beginners Yoga

Tuesday:
7pm – Level 2 Improvers Yoga

Wednesday:
8:30am – Pranayama and Meditation
10am – Community Yoga

Saturday:
9:30am – Complete Beginners (week 1/5)
11am – Open Level Yoga

You can book your classes here.

Complete Beginners 5 week course starts this Saturday

The perfect introduction into yoga: throughout these 5 weeks we will explore the basic foundations of yoga in a safe and friendly environment at the beautiful Glass House studio.
Classes are small, up to 6 students to maximise learning experience. Due to the limited amount of spaces in these classes booking early is highly recommended.
You can book for this course here.

I wish you a wonderful week of bright new beginnings and loving energy – remember to rest on Tuesday 😎 – and I look forward to seeing you on the mat soon!

Much 🖤

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💝 This week’s yoga 💝

Dear yogis and yoginis,  

I hope you’re sailing smoothly through the busy-ness of this time of the year… taking time to rest and sleep enough, eat good warming foods and drinking enough (non-alcoholic 😉) liquids to stay hydrated.  

We got a busy week here at Stay Gold Yoga, in and out of the Glass House!  
We were also busy having fun yesterday, creating our wreaths while drinking yummy home-made chai to keep us going. Have a look at some of our creations here.

We will be doing this again this coming Sunday, for those last minute ideas and gifts! You can book your spot here and join the fun – Tiger will be there to help you if you get stuck 😸.  

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7.30pm – Beginners Yoga @ The Glass House  

Tuesday:
7.30-9.30pm – ❄️ ☃️ Winter Solstice Yoga and Sound Bath ☃️ ❄️ 
We still have a few free spaces so book yours here
Remember you get £5 the upcoming Wreath Making Workshop if you are booked for this event!

Wednesday:
8.30am – Pranayama and Meditation
10am – Community Yoga
7pm – Improvers Yoga (only a few spaces left!)  

Thursday:
7pm –   FREE TASTER – Restorative Yoga class ending with short Yoga Nidra   

Saturday:
11am – Open Level Yoga  

Sunday: 11am – 1.30pm – 🌲 🎋 🍃 Fully Biodegradable Wreath Making Workshop 🍃 🎋 🌲   

All classes / workshops take place at The Glass House (664 Holloway Road N19) aside from the Winter Solstice Yoga and Sound Bath which will be at Whittington Park Community Centre, upper Hocking Hall (Yerbury Road N19).   For all bookings click here.  

Hope to see you very 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 🖤