Festive Yoga Celebration Thingie, Saturday 14 December, 3.30-6pm

Festive Yoga Celebration Thingie, Saturday 14 December, 3.30-6pm

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To bring this tumultuous year towards its end and have a little festive yogi fun, the Love Yoga team are offering a wee festive yoga celebration thingie from 3.30 til 6pm on Saturday 14 December.

We’ll have a lovely practice, with asana, pranayama, some mantra or chant and some festive snacks and drinks to round things off.

We’d love for you to join us!

By donation – proceeds to CLAN cancer support service – but please book, so we know how much cake to bake!

Beginner’s Mysore Yoga Intensive, Sunday 8 December, 2-5pm

Beginner’s Mysore Yoga Intensive, Sunday 8 December, 2-5pm

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In the intensive, our excellent regular morning Mysore teacher Sarah Hatcher teaches the basics of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga to introduce the Mysore style of practice. Students will learn proper breathing techniques, Surya Namaskar A and B and other technical practice tips on how to begin a steady Mysore practice at Love Yoga. Upon completion of this class, students will feel confident and prepared to join the morning Mysore program.

Sunday 8 December, 2-5pm, £30 – booking essential

Yoga Retreat – 2 spaces available!

We’ve had 2 last minute cancellations for the Yoga Retreat this weekend which means there are now two spaces available for someone else!

We’ll be having a lovely peaceful weekend out at Corse House near Lumphanan practising yoga – both energising Ashtanga-based practices and deeply releasing and relaxing Yin-based practices, as well as mind-calming pranayama breathing techniques, some guided meditation and lots of time to chill out. There will be delicious healthy food on offer and lovely company.

Contact us if you’d like to snap up the last places!

New Friday Morning Class with Emma

Emma is starting a new 9.30-11am Friday morning class as of 8th November.

The class will be a Vinyasa Practice class. Vinyasa krama is the special arrangement of steps towards a desired goal. In this class the practice will be arranged to take students in steps to develop stability, stamina, focus and awareness. From January 2014, the session contents will be arranged in 10 week blocks. Regular attendance will support students to develop a personal practice and drop-ins are equally welcome.

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Mastery of our material selves, and the harmony and clarity which that brings, comes from sustained and appropriate practice along with detachment or surrendering without frustration anything that could constitute an obstacle in our path.
     Yoga Sutras 1.12-13, based on a translation by Frans Moors in Liberating Isolation
We can work with our light to fill our personal reality, allowing it to shine for ourselves and for others.  We can all work towards this.

Thanks to Natalia for sharing Dancing Yoga

We’d like to thank Natalia Alvarez for sharing Dancing Yoga at the studio for the last few months and to wish her well as she moves on to other things.

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Natalia Alvarez started practising Dancing Yoga in 1998 and later on she decided to train as a teacher in System of Centers of Energy (Sistema de Centros de Energía) Dr. Hugo Ardiles School, Buenos Aires. She also holds a PG Certificate in Coaching (University of Aberdeen). She truly believes that body and mind cannot be separated. For her, listening to our bodies and being present can really make a difference in our lives.

Week-long Morning Mysore Intensive 11-15 November

Week-long Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga – a morning Mysore Intensive, 11-15 November

To kick start our regular morning Mysore program, we’re having another five date intensive. During the week, students will learn the basic how-to’s of starting a Mysore-style of practice. Students with existing practices may also attend. We will focus on breath, alignment and review all practicalities that are required when commencing a long-term, healthy and stable daily ashtanga yoga practice.

Two Sessions: Sign up for one. Not interchangeable
£60 for five days – Monday through Friday:
6am – 7.30am
7.30am – 9am

Maximum 20 places – Booking Essential

Vinyasa Elemental Flow class – Wednesday 3rd Oct at 7pm

Guest Teacher Melanie Frome will be doing a one off Vinyasa Elemental Flow class this Wednesday at 7pm.

This Vinyasa flow yoga class will begin with the earth element allowing everyone to connect with their inner strength. Slowly waking up the body by drawing on the element of water with fluid and progressive sequences synchronized with the breath. Building the heat within & igniting your fire by concentrating on the core of the body & moving with the increasing tempo of the music. After reaching the peak, we will cool down by incorporating the air elements  before we finally complete our journey and finish with a deep restive state that allows us to draw on the final element of space.

For all levels of students, as most asanas will have modifications to allow each person to apply to their own abilities.

Melanie is assistant studio director at 5 Elements Yoga in Brampton, Canada and is currently a student of Rod Stryker (ParaYoga), and has taken workshops with Seane Corne and Sadie Nardini. She is also beginning her journey towards becoming a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute studying with Kathryn Templeton.

Morning Mysore Intensive Week, Mon 14 – Fri 18 October

Week-long Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga – a morning Mysore Intensive, 14-18 October

During this five date intensive, students will learn the basic how-to’s of starting a Mysore-style of practice. Students with existing practices may also attend. We will focus on breath, alignment and review all practicalities that are required when commencing a long-term, healthy and stable daily ashtanga yoga practice.
Two Sessions: Sign up for one. Not interchangeable (if you sign up for the early slot, you stick with that slot).
£60 for five days – Monday through Friday:
6:30 am-8 (Arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 am – finish your practice by 8 am).
8-9:30 am (Arrive between 8-8:15 am – finishing your practice by 9:30 am).
Maximum 20 places – Booking Essential