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Welcome to YOGA HOUSE
newsletter#31 March 2020

Spring is finally making its way to us. There is definitely more light around and nature is waking up. With all the season changes, we can feel a bit slower and more tired emerging back from the colder, darker months. This is the time to stay healthy and restored, getting ready for the new adventures ahead. If your immune system feels compromised make sure you look after yourself. Take rest when needed, don’t over work yourself, do more yoga (a great way to boost immunity and happiness), and remember to have a healthy ideally seasonal diet. Give yourself more time to do things you love and that make you happy. When we feel happy, our bodies and mind will feel much stronger.  
New access to Leegate studio
We have a new entrance to our Leegate studio, still in Leegate but a bit further towards Sainsbury’s side, next door to Wetherspoons there is a colourful staircase to take you up to the first floor and we’re just along the balcony. We hope this injection of colour puts you in a happy mood. 
Breaking Down Handstands, Family Yoga, Pilates Masterclass, Yin, Crystals, Gong Baths, Alchemy Bowls and Mastering your Inner Critic.. we’ve got lots of exciting events this March for you.

Members get a 15% discount on all workshops and sound meditations. To book please go to our timetable and select the date.

GONG + ALCHEMY SPECIAL with Junior Valentine and Kasia Blackwell Sun 15th 7-8pm (Lee)
Join us for this special GONG + ALCHEMY BOWL SOUND BATH by our Gong Master Junior Valentine and Alchemy Bowl Practitioner Kasia Blackwell. They will take you on a magical sound journey. Setting intentions, connecting to the universal energy and inviting you to deeply relax and unwind.

Feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of this amazing Sound Bath. All you have to do is lie down and let the sound vibrations flow through your body and mind.
Open to all levels. Please see health related terms listed in the booking form. £15 online, £18 on the door

HANDSTANDS with Alex Nino Sun 15th 1-3pm (Catford)
Alex is back to run another 2hr workshop breaking down handstands. This workshop is open to beginners and intermediate level. Alex utilises everything a human already has to develop strength and flexibility, he will show you how to use the mind, breath and body in ways aligned to natural movement, no machines or weights.
Covering: the basics of a straight handstand, understanding the elements of a handstand and how to prepare, capacity and balance, entries to a handstand and working with shapes, tools for handstand press, curating a longterm learning process. Early Bird £25

FAMILY YOGA with Mary Sheppard Sun 15th 2.30pm (Lee) + Sun 29th 1pm (Catford)
Fun sessions for little yogis (5-11yr ) and their parents. We introduce relaxation and play fun games involving yoga poses. We use partner poses and learn simple meditation techniques that can be recreated at home. Open to all levels. To book please select one pass for £12 (that covers one child + one adult) for additional yogis please select Family+ £6 option.

SPRING EQUINOX GONG BATH with Kate Fleur Young Sat 21st March 6-7pm (Catford)
Sound is a powerful and transformative tool for healing. It can create energy shifts and clarity and a profound sense of relaxation within the body, mind and spirit. Kate’s sound healing uses a mixture of gongs, alchemic crystal bowls, voice and chimes to create a soothing balm of frequency to align you to a deeper sense of connection and rest. Join us for an evening of magic. £15 pre booked, £18 on the door. Please see health related terms listed in the booking form.

SPRING EQUINOX YIN + CRYSTALS with Lisa Hood Sun 22nd 1pm (Catford)
The spring equinox represents new light, new life and new beginnings. Just as nature enters a cycle of growth and expansion in spring, so does the energy within us. Embrace the opportunity to shed old unwanted layers and make a conscious choice to begin again. Welcome the beginning and renewal of spring with a deeply nourishing and awakening yin sequence supported by a powerful Sunstone crystal grid and harmonising Doterra Essential oils. Allow yourself to tune out of your usual distractions and take this beautiful afternoon to focus on you. It’s an opportunity to open up to a fresh perspective and connect with your intuition. You’ll learn practices and tools that you can incorporate into your every-day life so that you can come back to these zen feelings, again and again. Welcome to your spring ritual. Open to all levels. Early Bird £20

MASTER YOUR INNER CRITIC with Emily Warner Sat 28th 1pm (Lee)
Feel like your dream life is always just out of reach? Look no further. This blueprint for internal alchemy will make your life explode with vitality, health and happiness! In every moment you are choosing either love or fear. In every thought and action. During this workshop you will learn the exact tools and steps to help yourself live permanently from a place of love over fear in every area of life. Master your inner critic and let go of your limiting beliefs that are stopping you from being your true happy, healthy and joyful self.

Our workshop includes: Guided Meditation, Gentle Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama (breath), Mindset Coaching, Journalling, Community, Don’t forget to bring your journal and a pen. Open to all levels, Early Bird £20

PILATES MASTERCLASS with Tara Riley Sun 29th 2.30pm (Lee)
Pilates Masterclass with Tara. All of the original 34 poses included in Joe Pilates mat series, taught with energetic pace as he intended. Followed by a short time for questions.

Some pilates experience required due to the pace of the class. Early Bird £20


Support better immune health.
Many people are looking at ways to support and boost their immune system.
In addition a healthy diet and lifestyle to support better immune health is also important and some good ways to support yourself;
  • Consuming plenty of brightly coloured fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Aim to have 8-10 different coloured vegetables (80%) and fruit (20%) a day. Add daily some anti-viral boosters including garlic, turmeric and ginger plus vitamin C rich food like dark blue and purple berries (frozen is fine), kiwi, sweet potatoes, red and green peppers and broccoli.
  • Regularly getting good quality sleep. Sleep is vital for the immune system and without enough sleep you are more vulnerable to infections like colds, flu and coughs.
  • Stress can suppress the immune system, so include ways to keep your stress levels in check and making time for daily relaxation/mindfulness and yoga.
Supplements which can support a better immune response;
  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory activity and supports the body’s ability to fight infection.
  • Vitamin D – play a significant role in the function of the immune system.
  • Elderberry extract – studies have found elderberry extracts to be beneficial for reducing symptoms of influenza and the common cold.
  • Beta-glucan supplements – have been shown to stimulate immune activity.
  • Vitamin A, Zinc and selenium can support better immune health.
You can book a consultation with Zannie at our therapy room in Catford. 
Zannie Krogh | Registered Nutritional Therapist (mBANT) /
And finally…

New regular classes added – hot, pilates and alchemy bowls

HOT – we’ve added another hot class to the weekend timetable, Catford, Sunday at 11.45 with Lydia Buckler, with more hot classes to follow.. Also a new Pilates class every Saturday, Catford at 1pm with Tara Riley which follows the already regular 11.45 class so now 2 to choose from, we are hoping this will ease out the numbers to this popular class. 
We have added a new daytime Alchemy Crystal Bowl sessions in Lee, every other Thursday 11.15 – 12.00, you can join Kasia Blackwell for a 45minutes Alchemy bowls class, a lovely way to break up the day.

We are still adding more classes as we evolve so always keep an eye out on our social media channels, timetable and newsletters to keep up to date. 

New teacher training at Yoga House
Do you feel a calling to enhance your practice, immerse yourself in the deeper study of yoga.
New term dates have just been announced starting in June 2020.
Exceptional quality Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training and foundation course.

Provided by Imir Frazer, Parampara School of Yoga
Please contact us at for more information or you can speak direct to Imir, you can catch her every Tuesday 10.00-11.30 in Lee or Friday’s in Catford at 12.00-13.30 for Ashtanga.

Save the date – Quaives October retreat
Yoga House have confirmed another glorious weekend at the Quaives in Kent for October, this will be a beautiful time of year after the long summer, this retreat sold out last time around so please email us for more details before we make the announcements

Charity date and time change!
Our charity class will now be happening on Fridays in Catford at 11.30am. Starting this week with a soothing Yin. This is a donation based class, supporting local charities. 

New Website
We have just revamped and relaunched our website, moving away from our site we’ve had since launch. We do hope you will find it nice and easy to operate, please do let us know your feedback 

Hygiene at the studio
With the current global situation, and a lot of talk in media, we too wanted to give you an update on the measures we are taking at our studios to keep the risk of any infection at bay. We closely follow WHO and Public Health England. All our mat sprays include alcohol, witch hazel and essential oils like tea tree, lemon grass and lavender. We have sanitising hand gel available for you to use at the studios.
We are getting the studios cleaned regularly, but also need your help in keeping the environment safe and germs free. 
Please help by doing the following – spray your mats and props (blocks etc.) before and after you use them.
Please wash your hands regularly and use the sanitising gels. If you’re attending a hot yoga class you must use a towel that is big enough to cover your mat and it has to be placed on top of your mat for the duration of the class. If you forget your towel we hire them at the studio.
If you are unwell please don’t come to class. We know this can be very frustrating, but in a long run it’ll help us keep the studio safe and open for use.  
We are closely following updates and government advice and will keep you posted on any further updates.

Therapy room 
Our therapy room has been busy, here are our current therapists. please contact them direct for bookings.

Acupuncture on Friday mornings
Massage with Lizzie  – next date Sat 28th March
Reiki with Unity Healing
Nutrition with Zannie / or visit
Craniosacral therapy with Jo

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