Mysore and Freedom Yoga

As of the 28th December we will open the doors to all styles of Yoga for the renamed Mysore and Freedom Yoga Sessions. The same opening times as for the Mysore Practice apply. With the addition of Freedom Yoga we want to broaden our approach and invite students and practitioners of other styles of Yoga to come and practice in the early hours at Love Yoga. So, whatever style and however new or advanced you feel in your Yoga, as long as you have some practice of Yoga you can join us. Its absolutely beautiful to practice with a bunch of Yogis early in the morning, I can tell you, I have been doing this in this way for the last 3 years now:)))

Love Yoga Retreat

Just a wee note for you all that the Love Yoga Retreat at Newbold House in Forres went really well and we thank ALL participants for their willingness to be themselves and share and participate the ways they did. It was a pleasure to Rebecca and myself (and we are tired today) and we’ll offer another Retreat at that wonderful venue in 2017.

with metta and for peace, always
martin & rebecca

All Day Ashtanga Intensive

Sarah Hatcher will be back for

Ashtanga All Day Intensive

Saturday 22 of October

• Ashtanga Yoga: an Exploration of Practice: Breath, Bandha, Asana: All Levels

◦ 9am – 10 am – The Foundations of Ashtanga: Bandha, Breath and Vinyasa
◦ 10:15-12:15 pm Led Primary Series 
◦ 12:15-1:30 pm Break for Lunch 
◦ 1:30-4:30 pm Intro to Intermediate Series

Join Sarah Hatcher from Edinburgh for this one day ashtanga yoga immersion. We will start the day with a careful look into the foundations of ashtanga yoga: breath, bandha and vinyasa, the heart of the practice. 

The morning class will be a guided primary series followed by an afternoon researching the Intermediate series. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Students attending the afternoon are recommended to attend the morning session first.

Pre booking essential; Limited to 20 people; Cost: £45 for the day or £25 for morning or afternoon only

bookings with Love Yoga via cash, cheque or bank transfer (just ask for the details for the transfer)

Restore and Rejuvenate – a Yoga Day workshop with Daksha Rajagopalan

Restore and Rejuvenate
Incorporating Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga

with Daksha Rajagopalan

Sunday 26 June, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

We all need time to go inwards, to dive deep and be gentle. To nurture ourselves. This workshop is a graceful time for exactly that. Let us practice gentle self-care and mindful compassion towards our hearts: let us restore, and then emerge rejuvenated.

During the workshop we will work with the energies of colour and sound, play with breath and movement, journal, talk and also experience silence. The workshop will include walking meditation, mantra meditation, pranayama/breathing practice and gentle, deeply restorative yoga. Restorative yoga is a practice that is fully supported with blankets, cushions and your willingness to let go and relax. We will also explore different breathing techniques and delve into a variety of meditative and healing practices, some of which you can ‘take home’ and turn into a daily home-practice. I would be happy to support you with this. We will also play
together with the energy of colour, especially the energy of green—the chakra colour of the heart centre. The spaces of healing that we can experience through meditation, breathing, and yoga can become even deeper, more powerful and supportive, when in the company of others.

So come, let us practice together and restore, heal and focus ourselves in the company of other like-minded well-wishers. Calm the nervous system and just allow yourself to be. This workshop is open to ‘complete’ beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.

Daksha Madhu Rajagopalan is a 200-Hr Kripalu-trained Yoga Teacher and has completed advanced training modules in Meditation instruction and Restorative Yoga. She is also certified to teach a form of yoga-dance called Let Your Yoga Dance®, and is a registered Aura-Soma Practitioner and Melody-Trained Crystal Healer; Daksha works with the energies of crystals and colour. She grew up around various forms of spiritual practice and yoga and is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam (classical Indian temple/sacred) dancer. She is currently a Masters student in Aberdeen, studying beekeeping, spirituality and anthropology and her Undergraduate Degree is in Physics and Environmental Studies from Yale. Daksha deeply enjoys teaching and guides with the utmost care, love and warmth. She considers it the deepest honour to be able to offer this workshop to you.

Venue: Love Yoga, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB101TP
Date: Sunday 26 June, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: £40 payable to Love Yoga
Wear comfortable clothes, bring layers and socks, blankets and cushions are always a plus. Do bring a water bottle, a journal and lunch to share! (or If you prefer, you may of course have that time to go out and eat)

Booking & Contact: contact Martin martinpalden@gmail.com or Rebecca rebecca@loveyoga.co.uk and payments can be done via bank transfer or directly at Love Yoga (cash or cheque)
for more info from Daksha dakshamr@gmail.com 07427868040

Mysore Guest Teacher Karen Rennie

Our dear Karen Rennie will cover the Mysore Mornings at Love Yoga when I am away training in Open Floor Dance Work in Ireland in April.
She’ll cover Friday 15th April, Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th (Friday 22nd is a Moon Day), so four sessions where you can get support, touch, adjustments from Karen, whose adjustments are, in my experience always clear and gentle, subtle….a style that I prefer to forceful adjustments as its Safer!!

Mysore Mornings – new time table

For the next wee while the Mysore room at Love Yoga will be open only on Monday/Wednesday and Friday from 6am – 8.30am the usual times. When there is a Full Moon or a New Moon that falls on one of these days, I will open the studio on a Tuesday morning instead. The next Full Moon will be on Wednesday 23 March, so Tuesday 22nd March will be open.
I will be holding the weekday sessions and mostly Lyndsey the Sunday mornings (occ me).
See you on the mat
martin

Pregnancy Yoga classes

Since we currently have not got any Pregnancy Yoga class I think its appropriate for now to let you know that Judy Cameron runs pregnancy yoga class, as advertised below:

 

The Pregnancy Yoga class is held on Wednesdays at Queens Cross church Session Room on Albyn Place from 4-6pm. The cost is £10 drop in or £36 for 4 classes – and there is also a one off £5 registration fee. People can just come along. Best time to start is any time after 14 weeks and there is no latest time. Never had anyone more than 42 weeks though!
I am also holding a Birth Preparation workshop for couples on Sunday 14th February at Kintore Public Hall from 10.30am to 4.30pm – and another on Saturday 9th April. More details can be found on my website www.yogaofbirth.co.uk  Best time to do the workshop is anytime after about 30 weeks.

Sarah Hatcher workshop – Ashtanga ‘The Basics’

ASHTANGA YOGA

The Basics: An In-depth Study of the Primary Series with Sarah Hatcher

30 April-1 May

Love Yoga, Aberdeen

Saturday Morning, 30 April: 8-11:30

Surya Namaskara and The Standing Postures: an In-depth Look into our Foundations of Practice

Saturday Afternoon, 30 April: 1-3:30

Forward Bending and Hip Openers Part 1: the first half of the Primary Series to Marichyasana D

Sunday Morning, 1 May: 8-11:30

Forward Bending and Hip Openers Part 2: the second half of the Primary Series, Navasana to Setu Bandhasana

Sunday Afternoon, 1 May: 1:00-3:30

Back-Bending, Inversions and the Closing Sequence

Details

£100 for all four classes; £25 for individual afternoon classes, £35 for am classes For pre-booking, email: martinpalden@gmail.com or go to www.loveyoga.co.uk To learn more about Sarah go to www.Meadowlarkyoga.com
This is an All-levels Workshop

Love Yoga – on the second floor!!

Happy 2016 to you all:)

May this year be a year of Peace, somewhat against the odds if I look around in the world, none-the-less. Lets practice being more at peace as human beings can…

how we do Yoga, by which I mean how aggressive or apprehensive or in whatever ‘expression’ usually relates to how we ‘do’ life. So practicing being kind to your possibly tight hamstrings in your practice will engender being more kind in the world.

Apart from that near-to philosophical stuff, Yoga is an invitation to enjoy our bodies, the breath, the mind and its focus and quietening, being rooted and trusting in our senses.

see you on the mat

Martin