Timetable Tweaks for Thursday evenings & Meditation

 

Thursday evenings are now changing format slightly…..
6pm-7.15pm: Power Yoga – Based on Ashtanga, but mixing up the flow with postures from various series, this class will be strong, sweaty, challenging and fun.

7.30pm – 9pm: Flow Yoga with a Short Guided Meditation – a general, fun, flowing yoga class taking its cues from the needs of the class on the night. A great introduction to yoga for the uninitiated and a lovely practice for regulars. There will be a short guided meditation in the final 15 minutes or so of the class for those who are interested.

 

The Monday evening 7.30pm Vinyasa Flow class has been concluding with short guided meditations for some time, so feel free to check that out if you would like meditation to be part of your posture practice too.

Goodbye, Hello – Helen off on maternity leave, Laura joins the team

Our lovely Tuesday evening Vinyasa Flow teacher Helen is now off on maternity leave. We wish her all the very best with this new, exciting phase of her life and are incredibly grateful for her time, energy, dedication and awesome teaching skills at the studio. We’ll miss you!

Lovely Laura McCrimmon is stepping into the breach and bringing her own light, bright, sparkly teaching to Tuesday night 7pm students going forward. She’s a lovely teacher with a wealth of experience and a new, fresh injection of yoga energy for us here.

Tuesday Morning Power Yoga Off For Summer!

Lynsey’s Tuesday morning Power Yoga class will resume after the school summer holidays.

There are plenty other classes to keep your stretched and sweaty and happy in the meantime. Not to mention the possibility of scheduling a private session to tailor a personal practice to keep you going at home (or on the beach!)

Have a great summer!

Intro to Mysore Practice – 12th April

the Intro to Mysore Practice is a great way of getting to know the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, which is the form we are practicing every morning in the studio. The sequence starts with the Sun Salutations, which are a strong warm up for the rest of the practice as well as the being the basic teaching of how to actually ‘do’ yoga practice. It does not matter if you are a complete beginner with Yoga or the Ashtanga sequence, exploring this form (or any other good sequence of Yoga posture practice) is giving you (mind/body and a wee bit of Soul:))) something to work on and with, it will give or enhance your sense of inner discipline and potentially give you an avenue to a more joyful perspective on life.

One focus of good Yoga practice, in my books anyway, is to work towards a sense of more and more effortless effort….in Ashtanga practice this is one of the biggest challenges and joys in my experience. Hope you come and join and get onto the mat and treat your body well. (Martin)

Mysore News update

We had a wee meeting as the Mysore Collective today and we have a few changes to announce:

The Sunday Mysore Mornings will for the time being no longer include the Vedic Chanting but the class will be open from 7am – 9.30am, so you have the chance to enjoy your Yoga coming in a little bit later, if you want to.

For those lovely hardy and committed Souls that know they want to come in week by week for 4 or 6 days a week we will offer the 6 month pass, which will safe you one month payment. £500 for 6 days a week and £375 for the 4 day pass.

The Intro to Mysore practice will take place as usual and as advertised on this website and will be back to the 2-5pm timing to make the Intro a spacious event.

 

Farewell dear Sarah & Welcome to the Mysore Collective

We are saying Good Bye to our lovely wee Guru Sarah Hatcher, who is now moving back to Edinburgh. Of course we cannot let her go completely, so we will invite her back for workshops on Ashtanga Yoga practice.

Its been a hard-working, sweaty pleasure to have studied and worked with Sarah for the last 1.5 years. She has always, and I mean always, been so encouraging to us to explore being more present in our Yoga posture practice, to practice ahimsa, kindness to ourselves. One of her favourite words has been: ‘again’. Like, “you can do this even though not just now or not yet, but try again.”

Her baby boy, Dashiel, has been our Zen master, squeaking occasionally with delight when someone got an asana right, or so it seems!! We’ll miss him, too. He lightens up the practice as well as assisting Sarah in forward bends, being placed on someones back, giving his weight, moving his little hands around, nearly like a wee massage….you get the idea. We adore him!

 

The Future of Mysore Practice at Love Yoga:

Denise, Gill, Karen and myself (Martin) are now officially the Mysore Collective and we will be sharing the teaching. We will keep on offering the program six mornings a week as before and you can still book in for one-off’s, if you know your Ashtanga practice to some extend, or the monthly passes (4 or 6 day per week), we will still offer the Intro to Mysore on the first or second Sunday of the month (as advertised on the website) and we will have Sarah back for specialist workshops.

To give ourselves as still budding Mysore teachers space I will see if we can have another very experienced Mysore teacher every once in a  while. They will come and stay for a week or a month. This idea is a work in progress!

 

A big Thank You to you, Sarah and a big Thank You to all of you who have been part of this journey so far. Any feedback for helping us improve the studio and its classes is always welcome!

 

With love from Martin and the Mysorians