Welcome to 2018!!
May we all live with the knowledge & its application of how to look after ourselves, friends, communities and the Planet and may we actually commit to that so that future generations will have a healthier Place to live.
Love Yoga Studio will enter into the normal schedule (please have a wee look at the website) as of Friday 5th January (from 7-9pm). Allan and myself will hold a longer session of Yin Yoga (with me) and a meditation and a sound-bath (Allan).
I used to do many ceremonies like Sweat Lodges and Rainbow Dreamdances, all of which have taught me that practicing a setting of Intent (which can be in the form of a dedication, prayer, visualisation or that simply arises from a spontaneous realisation ) can go a long way to help me (us) to commit to a way of living with Awareness and clarity of where Life wants us to go, which Path of Heart to follow.
I want to also welcome Carole Clark, who will start a Kundalini Lunchtime Yoga class at Love Yoga from Thursday 11th January, 12.30-13.30. Its a class open to all levels and its called ‘Plug Me In’.
Also: to cater for the ones of us who like Ashtanga Yoga, Rebecca’s Monday evening class from 18.00 – 19.15 will invite us all to explore how to work with a good physical practice. We’ll work with the form of the Primary Series, how to get into and out of Yoga Postures – that is the connection between breath and movement and we’ll look into the details of placement, so it feels good. I (Martin) will start these classes with Monday 8th January and I look forward to exploring this:)))
Blessings and Peace
Fridays Yin & Dynamic Yoga class is an exploration of the breath-movement connection into grounding and broadening what can be grounded and broadened so that, as a ‘result’, Yoga posture practice becomes a dynamic process. This we will take into the second half of the class, now warm and more in the body, to engage with deeply held postures of the Yin Yoga sequence.
we thank you all for coming along to the Tuesday morning Led Primary with Lyndsey. However, her life is so busy that this class will stop as of now (7th October by the time of writing). I want to thank Lyndsey for her commitment to Yoga and tracking her energy with integrity. She will, of course, still offer both lunchtime classes at Love Yoga.
Charlie may be studying more Yoga in India till the end of October, but we keep the Mysore room warm for her: Sundays the Mysore Room at Love Yoga will be open as usual, doors open by 7am, adjusting by 7.45am, doors close by 9.30am.
Myself and Louise Hutchison-Laird will instruct, encourage, cajole, assist and inspire you to flow through the Ashtanga Primary Series as well as instructing in an easy flow, in case you come in and energy is a bit low. Still come and practice!!!
We look forward to seeing you on the mat:)))
on the 9/9/17 we at Love Yoga will once again host Aberdeen School of Shiatsu’s Treatment Day, which will start at 10am and finish by 5pm.
About 6 practitioners and student practitioners at a time will offer one hour Shiatsu sessions to those that have book (please!!). Donations (suggested £20) will go to CLAN (Cancer Link Aberdeen & the North) as always, as both Laura Davison and myself, Martin, are practicing Shiatsu at CLAN to help people who live with cancer.
Anyone interested will please book with Laura (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blessings & Peace
We have stopped the Friday Led Primary (Ashtanga) Class as it became clear that summer is not the best time to start this one. Charlie will be re-starting this class in November, yes, I know, its a long way away and it might be at a different time, i.e. lunchtime on Tuesdays, food for thought….meanwhile, our dear Laura McCrimmon will be studying in Bali for 7 weeks and I will offer Dynamic Yoga on Wednesday evenings whilst she is away and Allan is covering her Tuesday evening class. A feast of Yoga and variations of teachings:)))
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Class – for beginners and experienced Yogis
led by Charlie Grange
Charlie will offer an 8 week block of Ashtanga Vinyasa from Friday 7th July until Friday August 25th.
cost: £8/6 as usual or use your block cards
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Class is about learning the form of Ashtanga Yoga, how to use breath and movement to ones benefit as well as increasingly better placement or alignment of the Postures.
This form is moderate to strong, and Charlie will give you lots of tips and ways of entering and leaving postures. In any case, this is an invitation to have fun and learn at the same time
for now the Mysore program is in sleeping mode. We’ll restart it in June, one way or the other:))
In the meantime keep practicing, with kindness and clarity in body and mind:)
The last regular opening, until June, of the Mysore program sessions will be March 15th and after that I will open the studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays (21/23/28/30 March & 4/6/11/13 April) from 7-8.30am for a Self Practice, no teaching or adjustments, other than if you ask and someone, maybe not me, will come and help. There will be copies of the Primary and Second Series as memory aids available, but since Yoga is about awareness and Self-Inquiry through the body and breath, you can come and explore any aspect of your Yoga Practice, be it Ashtanga or other Hatha. No monies involved, donations are welcome, not necessary.
In June we have Charlie Grange taking the Mysore Program and more details will follow when we have created them
As of today, well, really a bit already last week, we will explore some aspects of chakra ‘work’ during the Yin Yoga on Wednesdays or as part of a meditation at the end, as feels apt there and then:))
For those of you that think that they do not know about the chakra system: chakra, the word, means disk or wheel, in other words it implies something that is spinning or rotating. Different systems of Chakra work have different understandings as to how these disks might be spinning, I work with the experience of them spinning alternately clockwise or anti-clockwise. Working with them is a tool, an exploration into being more complete in our human experience, by which I mean: grounded, centred, clear, loving, knowing what I want, having some forms of insight and dreams as to how life might be lived in a more happy way. Its easy and your immune system will like it too!!