Solstice on Sunday and Mysore Yoga

I thought it might be a nice change for all of us doing the Mysore program on Sunday to tailor our practice so we finish at 9am. Because the Summer Solstice is a celebration of the longest and hopefully sunniest day of the year I want to chant the Gayatri Mantra for a little while after practice (we might end up with some of us chanting this whilst others finish their practices. The Gayatri Mantra is usually song in the morning to celebrate the return of the sun (light) and I like to use it and the chanting to meditate on Light in our hearts and if you feel drawn and inspired you will send love and light to someone else during the chanting.

Intro to Mysore/Ashtanga Yoga workshop 14th June

on Sunday 14th June Gills Taylor will hold the Intro to Mysore workshop from 2-4.30pm at Love Yoga (cost £25). The workshop is intended for those that think about joining the Morning Mysore program and are not sure about the form of the Primary Series or what’s required, as well as for anyone wanting to learn the beginnings of the Primary Series in order to either continue with Ashtanga evening classes at Love Yoga or elsewhere.

if you think of attending, please let us know, that would be nice:))

 

Guest Teacher for the Mysore Program

from Sunday 12th July till 24th July we will have the pleasure of welcoming Emma Isokivi from Edinburgh as our Mysore Guest Teacher.

She will be running our morning mysore program and a few extra sessions during her stay with us.  Based normally in Edinburgh, she runs the midday and evening mysore program at Meadowlark, which caters for both beginners and experienced students.  She began practicing yoga in 2006 (Bikram, Moksha, Sivananda) and a daily Ashtanga practice in 2011.  She has had the honour of studying and assisting with several senior teachers, but calls Sarah Durney Hatcher and Sharath Jois her teachers today.  As a student she is committed to practicing at ‘the source’ and returns annually to KPJAYI, the last trip returning in February 2015 after 2 months of study with Sharath Jois.  As a teacher, Emma is dedicated to encouraging students to build a daily practice that can support and enhance their daily lives.
Aside from the yoga mat- you can find Emma making printwork in her studio, rock climbing around Scotland or explore new areas on her bike!
She will start with the Sunday morning Mysore session, which will be followed by a workshop. So watch this space for more details on that one.
This stint should give us all at the studio a time to practice with someone who is practicing in line with the tradition which Sarah held so beautifully and clearly. I am sure we will all learn a few new ways of listening to ourselves, to listen within and enjoy our practice held and presented with a different flavour of energy.

Sarah Hatcher’s workshop re-scheduled

Sarah’s workshop has been re-scheduled for Saturday 8th August. All the details from the workshop stay the same and will re-appaear on the Love Yoga website.

If you have been booked on the original workshop please confirm that you will join this time, otherwise book with me anyway!!! maximum numbers 25 people (if I can help it!!)

8am -2pm; Cost: £45

 

SARAH HATCHER WORKSHOPS CANCELLED

Sorry to be bringer of bad news, but Sarah has to postpone this weekend’s workshops on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st. Unfortunately Dash is not well, so it really can’t be helped.

I am so sorry, we have all been looking forward to our renewing of learning with Sarah, as well as seeing how well she and Dash are doing. It will happen, just not this time.

Suggested new dates are the weekend of 27th June or 8th August.  Same times and place.

Refunds will be arranged in the event of you not being able to attend the workshop dates suggested.

Please wish little Dashiel a speedy recovery:))

Blessings, Martin

Sarah Hatcher – Standing Sequence revisited

on Sunday 31st May Sarah will teach a workshop on the Ashtanga Standing Sequence from 10-12pm at Love Yoga; cost: £15

this workshop was put on the agenda simply because sooooooo many of you wanted to study with Sarah and her workshop on Saturday 30th has been full for ages, so here we are:))

Please book with me or Rebecca so we can manage numbers ok

Payment can be done over the web as usual or, since its a bit short notice now, just let us know that you are joining, and pay no the day. BUT do let us know!! Thanks

Martin

Intro to Mysore – April

Gills just had the pleasure of meeting some of you who are interested in the (Ashtanga) Mysore style practice.

I just want to take this opportunity to mention that this Intro workshop can be taken by anyone wanting to do some more lengthy Intro into the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it is not only for those that think of embarking on the beautifully early (or slightly madly early, depending on what you like!!) practice of Mysore Yoga. You can use the Intro also to join other other Ashtanga classes at the studio and it will give you a feeling for or a glimpse of how one might, as gently as possible, enter this interesting and strong form of Yoga and what you will naturally find, and hopefully appreciate, that every teacher will have their own bit of a flavour on how its done or talked through, yet it clearly is the same form.

enjoy your Yoga, wherever you enter it

Overtone Singing workshop and Concert

a big Thank You to Peter Govan for holding a wonderful and nourishing workshop at our studio over the weekend (11/4), plus a well attended concert in the evening.

he will be back in Aberdeen for the next Aberdeen Health Fair in October (3/4) and we will make sure that we will have another concert somewhere, if not at Love Yoga.