Meet Guest Mysore Teacher, Susan Reynolds

Susan ReynoldsSusan, also known as “Wee Yogi”, is passionate about holistic health and yoga. Since beginning Ashtanga Yoga in 2002, she has studied with various leading teachers from around the world namely, Dena Kingsberg, Shiva Rea (Vinyasa), and Sarah Hatcher. Susan is a qualified Ashtanga Yoga Instructor: her passionate, fun and challenging teaching style comes from her own experience of yoga which continues to teach her about patience and acceptance. These daily lessons have brought her closer towards understanding the essence of yoga. Susan’s unique teachings offer students practical tools on how yoga may bring about self-realisation and full awareness of the mind and body.

Susan is enthusiastic about raw food – particularly green juices and raw chocolate! She is a qualified massage therapist, and has an extensive background in nutrition, detoxification and holistic regeneration. She is the ‘Twist’ of Twist and Sprout and offers retreats and events which focus on Nutrition and Yoga. Visit her website at www.twistandsprout.co.uk for more information.

Susan will be covering Morning Mysore while Sarah Hatcher is on maternity leave from June 1, as well as holding workshops – see the events page for details. Susan will also be available for personal nutrition consultation as well as 1:1’s in June and July.

Pregnancy Yoga Restarts for May

We’re very pleased to announce that our regular Friday night pregnancy yoga class is restarting now from Friday 2 May.

With Misha Leil’s care, attention and expert teaching skills, the class will have a new focus to help Judy take great care of our pregnant students and their babies!

 

Tuesday morning Power Yoga Easter Holiday

The Tuesday morning power yoga class is taking a 2 week Easter Holiday.

There will be no Power Yoga class on Tuesday 8 or 15 April. Class will restart as normal on Tuesday 22 April.

If anyone came along to class on Tuesday 8, please call 07916147338 to arrange a compensatory class.

Aberdeen Yoga Festival 2014

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Aberdeen Yoga Festival 2014 is happening on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April 2014 in the Northern Arts Club building on Bon Accord Square in Aberdeen City Centre.

The theme this year is Yoga as a Way of Life, or Yoga On and Off the Mat. There are a variety of classes on offer including posture classes, breath-work, meditation, talks on yoga and kirtan.

We have teachers from Aberdeen and further afield, from different yoga traditions giving attendees a wide perspective and experience of the the wider meanings and applications of yoga.

Every year, Aberdeen Yoga Festival seeks to celebrate yoga in all its different forms, promoting its benefits and providing an opportunity for people to explore different styles of yoga and meet different teachers.

Open to everyone from complete beginners to the more experienced, young and old, fit and unfit. If you’ve never tried yoga, the festival is a great way to find out which style suits you. If you’re already practising, it’s an opportunity to widen your experience and deepen your understanding.

Check out the timetable and get in touch to book your space. Early Bird prices available!

www.aberdeenyogafestival.com

New Teacher – New Thursday Lunch Class

Steve mug We’re very pleased to announce that dancer, choreographer, personal trainer and yoga teacher Steve Agyei is joining the team to offer a new Thursday lunchtime class.

The class, starting this Thursday 8 March is an Ashtanga Style Dynamic Free Flowing Yoga class, which will run from 1230-1330.

The class is based on the traditional poses of Ashtanga, interlaced with free flowing moves, designed to harness the power of your breath, reduce stress and help you sleep better at night, whilst creating more energy, strength and flexibility to help you look good, lose weight and feel great.

Find out more about Steve on our Teachers page

How blissed out?! Ayurvedic Massage Report

This week, I was given the super tough mission of testing out the Ayurvedic massage now on offer from Jen Stewart at the studio, and then report back to you.

 

I headed in to town for the treatment feeling a little wobbly, emotional and tired. I’d had some personal stuff going on so, even though 2 hours being massaged is a glorious use of time, I had felt like I’d rather be staying at home…. sleeping or eating (gluten free) cake on the sofa. However, I resolved to do my duty and trundled through terrible traffic to arrive a little late. I found a very relaxed, very smiley Jen reading a book with incense and peaceful music wafting around her. I sat down and we chatted a little, situating where I was at and how I was feeling. She then left me to get myself down to my knickers and get comfy on the ‘bed’ on the floor.

 

What happened next is a happy blur of blissfulness! Using oils and an Ayurvedic powder, Jen proceeded to massage and work pretty much every inch of my body – my back, my arms, my legs, my feet, the front of my legs, my stomach, the fronts of my arms, my hands, my face, my neck, my scalp……. its was….. amazing! I was sooooooo relaxed and it felt sooooooo lovely. She did some gentle passive stretches on my body as well as some work on my face with a very smooth and very pleasant-feeling crystal. It crossed my mind as I thought the treatment might soon finish, that the only down-side to this was that it would end!

 

It didn’t end as soon as I feared though, as this beautiful soul gave me some Reiki before gentle rubbing my body to ‘bring me back’.

 

From my fairly wide experience of massage and healing therapies, I imagined that the treatment may have triggered a sob-a-thon or some kind of massive emotional release. What happened in fact, is that when I ‘came back into the room’, I felt completely and utterly blissed out. Jen took exceptional care of me and was very gentle and mindful making sure I was grounded, hydrated and nourished before letting me float off into the outside world. I was on a blissed-out high for the rest of the day. She put so much love and care into what she was doing – not only was it an awesome de-stressor, it was also a beautiful healing, grounding experience. She helped me come back to a place of feeling very accepting and grateful and blessed with reality exactly as it is.

So the lowdown is this – I’ve had plenty of massages, holy moly, I’ve had nearly every massage under the sun, and I’m really happy to tell you this one was something else. Really special. Amazing value for money as well – well worth every penny. I’m booking in for another one that’s for sure.

 

Other than this beautiful therapy, we can also recommend all sorts of other fantastic therapists for a variety of different treatments – Martin who owns the studio, also co-owns the Rosemount Centre for Complementary Therapies where you can have shiatsu, cranio-sacral therapy, reiki, massage and a myriad of other therapies. We can also recommend some very wonderful healers and light workers. Feel free to ask.

Ayurvedic Massage Now Available at the studio

Ayurvedic massage now available at Love Yoga on Wednesday & Thursday mornings.

Please contact Jen Stewart directly on 07504951083 for further information or to book an appointment.

2 hour treatment – £70

The massage is carried out on a mattress on the floor. It’s a full body massage that works on releasing stress & tension from the body. The massage combined with various stretches help to release emotional blocks & induce a deep state of relaxation.

Also unique to this type of  massage is the use of calamus powder which is massaged in to the body with oil. The powder combined with oil brings out toxins from the body; the scrubbing & stimulating feeling awakens the skin, blood circulation & senses, calamus is a good detoxifying & exfoliating agent for the skin.

Ayurvedic massage provides this wonderful opportunity to just relax & be, allowing yourself to still your mind & connect with your body.

After the massage it’s good to enjoy the benefit of the treatment & to have a really relaxing day planned, allow yourself to take it easy & stay in the relaxed state. Support the elimination of toxins started by the massage by drinking lots of water & eating healthy foods.

Christmas Holiday Schedule

Lovely Yogis!

Our normal timetable will run until Friday December 20 and restart January 6.

The timetable page of the website will be updated to show this at the time.

Over the festive season, the Mysore program will continue to run, but on slightly altered times as below:

Please speak with Sarah if you wish to come in earlier than 7 am during this time.

Monday, 23 December:  7-9 am

Tuesday, 24 December:  7-9 am

Wednesday 25 December – Cancelled

Thursday 26 December – 7-9 am

Friday 27 December – 7-9 am

Monday, 30 December:   7-9 am

Tuesday 31 December:  7-9 am

Wednesday 1 January – Cancelled

Thursday 2 January – 7-9 am

Friday 3 January – 7-9 am