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

Partner yoga workshop photos!

Saturday’s partner yoga workshop was a great success and lots of fun. Thank you to all the lovely participants and a special thank you to Helen for being such a fantastic, fun and helpful assistant to Rebecca. We will definitely be hosting further sessions – keep an eye on the events page for the next one!

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Summer Yoga Event – 20 July

We’re really looking forward to a lovely day of yoga and deep relaxation with Martin and Rebecca on Saturday 20th July at the studio.

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In the morning we will do a strong and invigorating Ashtanga practice followed by Yoga Nidra, paying particular attention to the physical effects we experience. After a break for lunch, we’ll open, release and relax with a Yin Yoga practice, followed again by Yoga Nidra, this time focussing on the energetic.

Both the morning and afternoon asana sessions will work towards Yoga Nidra (deep yogic relaxation) with a view to exploring the different effects on the state of the body and mind as we take different avenues towards relaxation.

The workshop now has ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT – booking essential – contact us if you’d like the last place!

Saturday 20 July, 1000-1600. £45 or £35 concession.

There are a series of workshops on at the studio every month going forward, have a look at our workshop and courses page for details.

Congratulations Karen!

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We’re pleased to share the happy news that our lovely fellow teacher Karen Rennie has successfully completed her degree in painting at Gray’s School of Art. Her degree show is now on, open to the public from 1000-2000 through the week and 1000-1700 on the weekend.

For more information, see here

New yoga mats for sale at the studio!

gripmat_alltogether Grip Sticky Mats £25 each

Sticky, portable and available in a range of great colours. This is a great mat for beginners or relatively light use (ie a class or two a week).

This is an affordable, chemical-free, eco-friendly mat!

Pro Lite MatPS Pro Lite Mats £35 each

Robust, strong and durable with great grip and good cushioning. This is a great mat for heavy use, ie a regular practitioner.

These mats are eco-friendly, contain no nasty chemicals and at a fantastic price!

See you in the next life – sad news about Paul Van Lamsweerde

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I’m deeply saddened to report the passing of a regular and well-liked attendee at the studio – Paul van Lamsweerde was unfortunately killed in a ski accident in the south of France.

Paul was out skiing on his own in one of the resorts which is glaciated and he hit the wall of a crevasse and died from the impact.

His friend Ross Hewitt has written a lovely eulogy which you can access here – http://rosshewittblog.wordpress.com/tag/paul-van-lamsweerde/

Martin’s back from Bolivia!

IMG_2054Our favourite laid-back, Yin-tastic, ‘be-with-how-things-are-now’ teacher and studio owner is back from his well-deserved trekking holiday in Bolivia.

We’ve missed him and we’re glad to have him back sharing his grounded stability and gentle, open-hearted teaching!

Make the most of the chance to learn from his vast experience in either his deeply-opening Yin classes or his fun, explorative Dynamic classes. Both have the potential to take your practice to new depths and heights!

New Wednesday morning Yoga Dance class

Natalia Alvarez will be starting a new Yoga Dance Class on Wednesday mornings from 0930 to 1040.

Expressive and Corrective Yoga Movement (ECYM) is a very active and dynamic Dancing Yoga that helps build flexibility, strength and body awareness. Classes are a fun and effective way to get fit, improve posture, become more flexible, look after your mind and body, relax, express yourself and view life more positively.

Every class focuses on a specific chakra, exercising and stretching different muscle groups to get that specific energy flowing better. When this happens, not only does our body benefit, our mind and attitude to life can improve too.

Natalia is an experienced Dancing Yoga teacher and an accredited Body Therapist under 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).

For more information, contact her on nataliaofarrill1@yahoo.es