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YH | Hello June! What’s Happening?
Our doors are open, the nature is in full bloom and the sun is out. Could we ask for anything more?
We hope you are slowly settling back into your new (yet again!) routine and finding all you need to feel balanced and grounded. We are so happy to see students back and feeling your energy and movement in one room together. This is what yoga is about, community, togetherness, ability to raise each other up, sharing the space and energy.
As always apart from the regular schedule we have put together some beautiful events to celebrate the power of getting together as community. With two amazing CacaoCeremonies coming up, we thought in would be a good time to look a little deeper into this powerful plant.
Cacao literally translates to ‘Food of the Gods’ . For centuries Cacao has been seen as sacred and used in ceremonies. Used as a potent tool for inner growth and inner connection, encouraging self exploration and self discovery.
The most important active ingredient of Cacao is Theobromine. It acts specially on the cardiovascular system by raising the heart rate and dilating our capillaries and so increasing the blood flow. It literally opens the blood vessels in the body allowing more blood flow through the heart.
It’s also the biggest vegetal source of magnesium and contains large amounts of iron and other nutrients like polyphenols. It also helps create serotonin which giving a sense of wellbeing and joy in a natural and safe way. In Cacao Ceremonies, we use this sense to provide an introspective and meditative state that allows us to bring our physical energy into the emotional level.
Raw Cacao is the Earth’s natural medicine that allows us to connect to something personally within ourselves, it allow us to transform in numerous ways with our self discovery. It’s a powerful and potent medicine that can assist the ‘inner work’ and creative guidance we all need to stay balanced.
This ancient & powerful plant helps us to navigate our path back to our true essence.
We have two different workshops coming up where you can experience Cacao.*
*if you have any medical conditions please check first if this is suitable for you.
Join Junior and Kasia as they take you on a magical heart opening and sound journey.
We will be setting intentions, connecting to the universal energy and inviting you to deeply relax and unwind. Under the powerful effects of raw ceremonial grade cacao, transformed into a liquid elixir we come together drink with love, honour the shared space and energy in ceremony. Guided by Alchemy Singing Bowls and Gongs to enter the state of meditation and relaxation.
Saturday 5 June | 6-7.30pm | £30 | Catford Studio
Cacao Ceremony with Carlos Mundalah
We are thrilled to welcome Carlos Mundalah to Yoga House for this magical Ceremony
This Ceremony will offer the opportunity to cleanse and heal. To connect us back to our true nature and own personal potential. During the 2.5hour ceremony there will be guided breath work and meditation and it will be accompanied with live music by Carlos to help you tune inwards and turn to your inner guidance.
Saturday 3rd July | 4-6.30pm | £30* | Catford Studio
As well as Carlos being a musician, producer and sound healer, he is also a Nada Yoga Teacher, Biomedical Engineer and Aztec Dancer. He has 13 years studying and practicing Traditional Mexican Medicine/Shamanism and researching other traditions. He has been initiated in different meditations (Pragmatic, Ishaya, Vipassana, Tantric, Dynamic and Taoist) and is the Co-founder of Holistic Center Casa Semilla since 2010.
Carlos has 5 years guiding over 110 cacao ceremonies in Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and UK.
SUMMER CAKE RECIPE
This is a super easy and super nice summer cake filled with fruit of your choice! Give it a try.
(recipe from make life easier blog)
What you will need:
cake tin – ideally square 20″
150g icing sugar
120ml oil (olive oil or sunflower oil)
1 tub of small natural yogurt
1 white chocolate bar (100g)
around 500g of apricots or other fruit you might want to use (could also be a mix 🙂 – cherries, rhubarb etc.)
zest of one lemon (use unwaxed lemons)
1 tea spoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of natural vanilla essence
How to make it: Wash the apricots (other fruit) cut them into halves, and dispose of the stones. Whisk the eggs with icing sugar until light and airy. Add a tablespoon of oil into a small pot and melt white chocolate on low heat – keep on low heat for only few seconds, then place the pan aside – the warmth will melt the chocolate without burning it. Add yoghurt, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and the remaining oil to eggs and sugar, and mix thoroughly. Slowly pour sifted flour with baking powder. Add melted chocolate. After combining all ingredients, turn the oven to 180ºC. Line the baking tray with baking paper.
Now cover the bottom of the baking tray with fruit (keeping some space between them), pour the cake mix over them and add the rest of fruit on top (* handy tip – place the apricots inside up, otherwise the juice will travel down during baking and may make the cake soggy).
Bake for approx. 40-45 minutes (until it is slightly curdled). Sprinkle it with icing sugar before serving.
YOGA HOUSE SHOP
If you need some shopping inspiration.. We have searched far and wide to find some of the best yoga and pilates wear out there. We have sourced some great sustainability products that as well as looking gorgeous and feeling great, look after the planet too. All items can be found at Catford & Lee Studios and please ask reception if your size isn’t on display. We also have a great selection of incense, candles, water bottles at the studio.
A South London based company who use recycled plastic bottles to make fun and vibrate yoga wear. Designed with inner seams so that no matter what class you are doing, you will have free and unrestricted movement AVAILABLE AT THE STUDIO Check Them Out
An all female lead company who have designed the most fashionable and functional socks for yoga and pilates. We are stocking over 15 different designs to give your feet a stylish makeover while feeling comfortable in class. AVAILABLE AT THE STUDIO Check Them Out
A Yoga House favourite. Vayumdra has released a nature inspired range which we now have in stock.
Their new colours are Earthy and the fabrics are super soft, we haver your favourite leggings, bras and shorts! perfect for hot days or hot yoga 🙂 AVAILABLE AT THE STUDIO Check Them Out
Our back to studio offer is still running. We also have a few annual memberships left (5) at £780. Otherwise a class package (£110 for 10) or monthly membership at £85pm. All memberships give our customers 15% off all workshops and free mat hire. Please remember that studio capacity is reduced and early booking is super important. Check out our timetable and book.
A big thank you to all of you who took part in our week of classes, raising funds for the covid crisis in India. We pray for India and the whole world to get out of this crisis soon. We raised a massive £1200!
Funds were shared between Give India & The Red Cross.
£432 donated to Give India to provide food to families struggling through Covid crisis
£416 donated to Give India to provide medical care to critical patients
£384.40 donated to Red Cross
We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. Yoga will save the world.