Charlie may be studying more Yoga in India till the end of October, but we keep the Mysore room warm for her: Sundays the Mysore Room at Love Yoga will be open as usual, doors open by 7am, adjusting by 7.45am, doors close by 9.30am.
Myself and Louise Hutchison-Laird will instruct, encourage, cajole, assist and inspire you to flow through the Ashtanga Primary Series as well as instructing in an easy flow, in case you come in and energy is a bit low. Still come and practice!!!
We look forward to seeing you on the mat:)))
on the 9/9/17 we at Love Yoga will once again host Aberdeen School of Shiatsu’s Treatment Day, which will start at 10am and finish by 5pm.
About 6 practitioners and student practitioners at a time will offer one hour Shiatsu sessions to those that have book (please!!). Donations (suggested £20) will go to CLAN (Cancer Link Aberdeen & the North) as always, as both Laura Davison and myself, Martin, are practicing Shiatsu at CLAN to help people who live with cancer.
Anyone interested will please book with Laura (email: email@example.com)
Blessings & Peace
We have stopped the Friday Led Primary (Ashtanga) Class as it became clear that summer is not the best time to start this one. Charlie will be re-starting this class in November, yes, I know, its a long way away and it might be at a different time, i.e. lunchtime on Tuesdays, food for thought….meanwhile, our dear Laura McCrimmon will be studying in Bali for 7 weeks and I will offer Dynamic Yoga on Wednesday evenings whilst she is away and Allan is covering her Tuesday evening class. A feast of Yoga and variations of teachings:)))
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Class – for beginners and experienced Yogis
led by Charlie Grange
Charlie will offer an 8 week block of Ashtanga Vinyasa from Friday 7th July until Friday August 25th.
cost: £8/6 as usual or use your block cards
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Class is about learning the form of Ashtanga Yoga, how to use breath and movement to ones benefit as well as increasingly better placement or alignment of the Postures.
This form is moderate to strong, and Charlie will give you lots of tips and ways of entering and leaving postures. In any case, this is an invitation to have fun and learn at the same time
for now the Mysore program is in sleeping mode. We’ll restart it in June, one way or the other:))
In the meantime keep practicing, with kindness and clarity in body and mind:)
The last regular opening, until June, of the Mysore program sessions will be March 15th and after that I will open the studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays (21/23/28/30 March & 4/6/11/13 April) from 7-8.30am for a Self Practice, no teaching or adjustments, other than if you ask and someone, maybe not me, will come and help. There will be copies of the Primary and Second Series as memory aids available, but since Yoga is about awareness and Self-Inquiry through the body and breath, you can come and explore any aspect of your Yoga Practice, be it Ashtanga or other Hatha. No monies involved, donations are welcome, not necessary.
In June we have Charlie Grange taking the Mysore Program and more details will follow when we have created them
As of today, well, really a bit already last week, we will explore some aspects of chakra ‘work’ during the Yin Yoga on Wednesdays or as part of a meditation at the end, as feels apt there and then:))
For those of you that think that they do not know about the chakra system: chakra, the word, means disk or wheel, in other words it implies something that is spinning or rotating. Different systems of Chakra work have different understandings as to how these disks might be spinning, I work with the experience of them spinning alternately clockwise or anti-clockwise. Working with them is a tool, an exploration into being more complete in our human experience, by which I mean: grounded, centred, clear, loving, knowing what I want, having some forms of insight and dreams as to how life might be lived in a more happy way. Its easy and your immune system will like it too!!
Dear Yoginis and Yogis
on Wednesday 15th March I will open the doors for the Mysore sessions for the last time. I have held this for long enough and I thank everyone who attended dover the last 4 years, since Sarah Hatcher started it,
AND – watch this space as Charlie Grange will move back to Aberdeen and then we’ll open those doors for the Mysore (and Freedom Yoga) sessions again. She trained with Sarah, whilst she was here and then also with Matthew Sweeney. We will focus not only on the Ashtanga Sequences, but also introduce Moon Sequences for the days when energy or motivation are harder to come by. Its more than a fall-back, its more like following the wisdom of the body/mind and doing Yoga appropriately and intelligently to your energy and physical or mental condition. She will start with us either sometime this summer or in the autumn.
In the meantime: I am occasionally going to announce and Open Early Morning Studio, where you can come and practice Ashtanga or other forms from 7am – 8.30am, no adjustments other than if you might ask a friend next to you to help, no monies involved (perhaps donations if you want to). These will take place on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings. News on this via Facebook Ashtanga Yoga Aberdeen
As of the 28th December we will open the doors to all styles of Yoga for the renamed Mysore and Freedom Yoga Sessions. The same opening times as for the Mysore Practice apply. With the addition of Freedom Yoga we want to broaden our approach and invite students and practitioners of other styles of Yoga to come and practice in the early hours at Love Yoga. So, whatever style and however new or advanced you feel in your Yoga, as long as you have some practice of Yoga you can join us. Its absolutely beautiful to practice with a bunch of Yogis early in the morning, I can tell you, I have been doing this in this way for the last 3 years now:)))
Just a wee note for you all that the Love Yoga Retreat at Newbold House in Forres went really well and we thank ALL participants for their willingness to be themselves and share and participate the ways they did. It was a pleasure to Rebecca and myself (and we are tired today) and we’ll offer another Retreat at that wonderful venue in 2017.
with metta and for peace, always
martin & rebecca