We are open! Yoga House Catford and Lee

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FOR THE LOVE OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS  
YOGA, HOT YOGA, PILATES
AND SOUND MEDITATION ARE BACK

CATFORD & LEE STUDIOS REOPEN
WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER 

Dear Yogis, 

We hope to bring you some health and happiness over the month of December, with so much happening, it’s a great time to find time for yourself, to give your body, mind and spirit a lift. We have a full timetable from day one of reopening on Wednesday 02nd of December, and are now open for bookings, including some great workshops, from aroma yoga, crystals and cacao, gong and crystal sound healing. There’s lots to cover, including back to studio offers, charities we’re supporting, the workshops and our little shop of goodies, gift vouchers + our plants have missed you all and are looking great!

 

Back to studio offers  
We have 2 great studio offers. You can find these on our prices page to book.
£20 for 3 classes for new clients only (valid for one month from purchase date) – available to purchase until 31st Dec
£95 for 10 classes (valid for 3 months from purchase date) – available until 15th Dec


Classes:
We’re back with your favourite classes & teachers. With lots of yoga, hot yoga, pilates and sound meditations!. All classes are back on the schedule. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.  

Memberships & class passes 

All frozen memberships are reactivated on the 2nd of December, if you’d like to book classes in advance please email us your list and we can manually book you in. For anyone that has class passes we are happy to extend to cover the time out, please email us at support@yogahouselondon.co.uk with any questions. 

Workshops:
We have four amazing workshops in December. You can book via our workshop page and check out more details below. Keep your eyes peeled as we will be adding some special Christmas and New Year sessions. 

Covid Measures in the studio: We are Covid secure.  
The Covid measures in the studios remain unchanged. So please bring your own mat, wear a mask and keep your distance. Please click HERE to see our full measures and our info graphic is below. 

We can’t thank you enough for supporting us throughout this year, for continuing to practice and letting yoga guide you through. 

DECEMBER WORKSHOPS
Join us back in the Studios this December for some rest & repair


Aroma Yoga Workshop
with Anais Alvarado

A two workshop that will take you from yang movement to yin practices, all weaved with the centring and stimulating power of essential oils.

Saturday 5th December
2-4pm | Catford

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The Last New Moon of 2020 with Lisa Hood &
Kasia Blackwell

A magical afternoon of Crystal Manifestation, Cacao Ceremony and Alchemy Sound Bath

Sunday 13th December
 2-4.30pm | Catford


Alchemic Sound Healing with Kate Fleur

Kate creates a journey using quartz crystal bowls and her voice which thread together and unify in their own soul song

Friday 18th December
 6-7pm | Catford


Gong Bath with
Junior Valentine

Join Gong Master Junior, who will take you on a magical sound journey with his three gongs. Setting intentions for the last weeks of this year and connecting to the universal energy.

Saturday 19th December

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We are thrilled to be supporting the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust again this Christmas. Last year we raised money to purchase toys for kids spending Christmas in the hospital and this year we will be doing it again. 

We will set up a fundraiser class, but you can also donate directly. 
Their Virtual Toy Appeal is now live and you can donate using the link below. 
DONATE HERE
We will also be hosting another fund-raising event for the Lewisham Food Bank. We’re really grateful for you helping us to give back. 

We appreciate all your help in our support of Charities. In 2020, together, we have donated to all of these charities:
Celia Hammond Animal Trust
Lewisham Food Bank
Teens Unite
Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
Greenwich Refugee Aid 
Bright Futures
Australian Red Cross (wildfires) 
Black Lives Matter
NHS Trust 
Show Racism The Red Card 

THE GIFT OF YOGA
If you are stuck thinking what to buy your friends or loved ones, why don’t you share the love of yoga with them. 
We offer Gift Vouchers at any amount so you can treat them to a class, block pass or a workshop. The vouchers code is emailed to them on a chosen date so no need to pick up at the studio. 
Email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk for more information

 GIFT SHOP
Our in-studio shop is fully stocked with a variety of incense, smudge sticks, candles, malas, leggings and tops. Or you can purchase a gift voucher online. They all make wonderful presents.   

 
THANK YOU FOR READING OUR NEWSLETTERS

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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Yoga House | Let’s take some rest

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Dear Yogis, 

How are you doing? We are here for you.  

This week we look at the importance of getting some rest in your day. That’s proper rest, not the ‘rest’ you get from coming face to face with exhaustion. We list some great classes to help with this and look at their benefits. 

Our online schedule is still in place and we love seeing so many of you maintaining your practice virtually. Once the doors of the studio reopen, we have four beautiful workshops to end the year with. Teacher Imir has a wonderful Yoga Teacher Training coming up if you are looking to deepen your practice and explore a new life with yoga. 

And finally, we help you out with a fabulous Christmas gift idea!

OUR ONLINE STUDIO
HOW TO BOOK 
Members can access all online classes as before. 
Non members can choose from one of our packages:
1 Session for £7
10 Sessions for £50
20 Sessions for £95
BOOK HERE
Please remember If you have studio passes you can swap some of them for online passes or if you are unable to make the time of a class, you can still book in and request a recording of the class to do later. Please email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk with any requests.
TIME TO REST 
During a time when we are spending more time in our homes, you would think finding time to rest would be easy. However, this may not be the case for many of you. Juggling working from home, families and the continuous stress of what is happening in the world just leads us to collapsing on the sofa. Binge watching TV, constantly scrolling through social media is not actual rest.      ,
 
For many of us, we live in a constant state of Go.  Our minds race and even when we do restful activities, we can’t shut off. This Go state is when the sympathetic part of our nervous system is fired up in fight or flight. Stress hormones are flooding our system and our rest and repair nervous system (parasympathetic) is closed down. Over time, this can remain closed, with our bodies unable to switch back into rest and repair. This is when burn out can happen leading to chronic fatigue and other issues. Rest is highly important.  

Yoga offers many benefits to the body and caring for the parasympathetic nervous system is one. It good to start listening to your body and working out what style of yoga is best suited to your mind and energy levels at that time. 



Here are some relaxing classes
on offer at Yoga House 
Yin
In Yin classes you hold seated and floor based postures (often supported by blocks, bricks and bolsters) for longer periods of time. In this time we work towards finding ‘the edge’ the place where you are challenging the body but can soften into the pose without pushing, finding stillness, and surrendering. Going deep, working with the breath, noticing the subtle sensations in the body, releasing. 
This practise allows the deep tissue (fascia) to become more fluid and soften,  promoting mobility in the joints and releasing stress in the body while the stillness promotes calmness in the mind.  
Thursdays | Yin/Restore | Sasha | 7pm
  
Nidra
Yoga Nidra  is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and you becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Guided meditation performed in Savasana.
Monday | Yin/Nidra | Alice | 8pm
 
Alchemy Bowls/Sound Healing
Healing with sound is believed to be one of the oldest forms of healing known to man and dates back to ancient Greece when Pythagoras was the first known person to prescribe music as medicine.
Our entire body, down to our very DNA is crystalline in structure and we each vibrate at our own unique frequency. We are made up of over 70% water, our cells are filled with fluid so sound frequency is an amazing tool for healing at a cellular level.
When we are out of rhythm, dis-ease and disharmony in the body can manifest. The Alchemy Crystal bowls can work with these imbalances and blockages of our energy channels and help restore balance within the body once more.
Fridays | Yin & Alchemy Bowls | Kasia | 6pm
December 18 | Workshop | Details Below
Kasia is hosting a Sound Session on her IG Live channel this Saturday 21st November 5pm 


 Gong Bath 
A gong bath is an immersive sound experience. It’s called a ‘bath’  because sound waves ‘wash’ over you as you relax and enjoy the melodic journey. The harmonics will effortlessly lull your mind into a meditative state, while the vibrations revitalize your body and help to release tension. By the end, you’ll feel supremely relaxed, calm and happy.
December 19 | Workshop | Details Below
DECEMBER WORKSHOPS
BOOK AHEAD

Join us back in the Studios this December for some rest & repair


Aroma Yoga Workshop
with Anais Alvarado

A two workshop that will take you from yang movement to yin practices, all weaved with the centring and stimulating power of essential oils.

Saturday 5th December
2-4pm | Catford


The Last New Moon of 2020 with Lisa Hood &
Kasia Blackwell

A magical afternoon of Crystal Manifestation, Cacao Ceremony and Alchemy Sound Bath

Sunday 13th December
 2-4.30pm | Catford


Alchemic Sound Healing with Kate Fleur

Kate creates a journey using quartz crystal bowls and her voice which thread together and unify in their own soul song

Friday 18th December
 6-7pm | Catford


Gong Bath with
Junior Valentine

Join Gong Master Junior, who will take you on a magical sound journey with his three gongs. Setting intentions for the last weeks of this year and connecting to the universal energy.

Saturday 19th December
 6-7pm | Lee

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Deepen your practice, broaden your horizons, travel inwards and explore personal growth with Imir’s truly amazing yoga teacher training. 

It can transform your life.

Email imirfrazer@hotmail.com
for more information 
THE GIFT OF YOGA
If you are stuck thinking what to buy your loved ones, why don’t you share your love of yoga with them. 
We offer Gift Vouchers at any amount so you can treat them to a class, block pass or a workshop. 

Email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk for more information 

We are so grateful for your support. We really do believe our studios will be reopening again soon, and we will be launching the full in studio timetable in the next couple of weeks so you can book ahead. We have so much goodness happening over November (online) and December (studio and online) so please make sure you look through our timetable and keep an eye out for our newsletters and reopening over the coming weeks. 

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. Yoga will save the world. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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Yoga House | Lockdown 2.0

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Dear Yogis, 

Let’s be positive.. with November being very different this year, let this be a time where we reconnect with our mind and body. November can bring us health and happiness if we look after ourselves during this month, taking us into a better place when the business of December is upon us.  At Yoga House we have created a new online schedule, which you can see below, with 30 classes a week! and great package deals to see you through. You can also catch up by requesting a recording of the class if you can’t make the timetable slot. From all styles of yoga and meditation with your favourite teachers at Yoga House, our health can really start at home and there is so much to choose from. 

Yoga will help you keep a calm mind and your shift any tension building up in your body. It can help your immunity by reducing stress and inflammation of the nervous system and by improving your sleep. 

We will also be continuing our Yoga House Sunday Live Sessions on Instagram. There will be an Alchemy Bowl Session from Kasia and we have a fascinating talk on Ayurveda coming up. If you are unsure on what Ayurveda is, read below to find out more. 

Our workshops will also be back in December, when we are sure you will be ready for some much needed in studio pampering and relaxation.  

For memberships and class packages: We have messaged all of our members so please do look at your email. For anyone who has class packages they will be extended to after this short pause.

We really believe this is only a short pause on in studio classes and we are already gearing up with a full time table to launch from December, that’s less that 4 weeks away and we’ll hopefully be opening up our bookings for in studio in a few weeks time.

We’ve got you covered and we can all make this journey easier for ourselves if we work together. 

OUR ONLINE SCHEDULE
HOW TO BOOK 
Members can access all online classes as before. 
Non members can choose from one of our packages:
1 Session for £7
10 Sessions for £50
20 Sessions for £95
BOOK HERE
If you are unable to make the time of a class, you can still book in and request a recording of the class to do later. Please email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk with any requests.
AYURVEDA
Tune in 
Yoga House Instagram Live session
November 15th – 18.15 
What is Ayurveda?

Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge, therefore Ayurveda means the science of life. Ayurveda is the traditional Indian health system which is more than 5,000 years old and uses a constitution based model (the doshas) for determining your state of health. Thousands of years ago, India’s Rishis and seers observed the rhythms of the universe and the interaction of the flow of energy throughout the body/mind during deep states of meditation – these insights form the basis of Ayurveda, the “Science of Life”, and were documented in ancient Indian texts such as the Charaka Samhita written by Patanjali.

They realized that good health can be maintained through diet and lifestyle as well as taking Ayurvedic medicine. The principles of Ayurvedic medicine and the harmony between mind and body have been documented and practiced in India for thousands of years.

How does the Ayurvedic system work?
From observing the universe, macro-cosmos, climate differences in various geographical locations and seasons the Rishis discovered that these principles can be applied to the human body. 

Ayurveda describes three fundamental mind/body types, or doshas, called Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which embody different combinations of the five elements: air, ether, fire, water and earth.  Each of us contain all doshas to varying degrees. Because the five elements exist in us and in nature, your doshas can become aggravated or imbalanced due to inappropriate or inadequate diet, change of seasons, climate, lifestyle or stress, and result in disease in the body.
 
What are the different types of Doshas?
Dosha is a Sanskrit word meaning the one which can pollute the body, however all three are needed to create balance in the body. If one is too low or too high this produces imbalance. There are three main types of dosha:
  • Vata – the air type which means all movements in the body and mind – for example, breathing, heart beat, elimination, pulsation, blood circulation, and thinking. These are all due to air. 
  • Pitta – the fire/heat type. This is responsible for the metabolism and digestion in the body. Without adequate heat, your food cannot be properly digested and will become toxic in your system. Pitta is also responsible for keeping the body warm.
  • Kapha – the water type. Our body is made up of 70% water and this is controlled by Kapha dosha. It is also responsible for lubrication in the body and provides stability. Lubrication is needed in the joints, skin and mouth. 

TUNE INTO OUR INSTAGRAM LIVE
ON NOVEMBER 15TH AT 6.15PM
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AYURVEDA
DECEMBER WORKSHOPS
BOOK AHEAD

Join us back in the Studios this December for some self care and relaxation


Aroma Yoga Workshop
with Anais Alvarado

A two workshop that will take you from yang movement to yin practices, all weaved with the centring and stimulating power of essential oils.

Saturday 5th December
2-4pm | Catford


Gong Bath with
Junior Valentine

Join Gong Master Junior, who will take you on a magical sound journey with his three gongs. Setting intentions for the last weeks of this year and connecting to the universal energy.

Saturday 19th December
 6-7pm | Lee

BOOK HERE

We are so grateful for your support. We really do believe our studios will be reopening again soon, and we will be launching the full in studio timetable in the next couple of weeks so you can book ahead. We have so much goodness happening over November (online) and December (studio and online) so please make sure you look through our timetable and keep an eye out for our newsletters and reopening over the coming weeks. 

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. Yoga will save the world. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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Finding Your Happy at Yoga House

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Dear Yogis, 

In this week’s newsletter we look at the importance of staying healthy to be happy.
Being Happy and being Healthy go hand in hand, it is hard to have one without the other. But they can be hard to maintain.
You can read more below, with a workshop to help.

At Yoga House we have also added to our schedule across both studios with some new classes in studio and online so you have more choices and chances to practice. We have a great juice cleanse from Presscription juices (with a discount on purchases!). We also have two wonderful workshops coming up to help your stress levels and provide some much needed relaxation. And a reminder of our Staying Safe Covid measures so we can serve our community. 
If the news is getting you down, we have some recommendations to take you away and escape into music, film and literature….

Finally, we share the Lotus Mudra with you. This is one of the happiest of yoga mudras. It helps you to float above the dark and murky that may be below. 

So happy reading, we do hope you find something helpful in this newsletter.
PRESSCRIPTION JUICES
SUPER HEALTHY, SUPER TASTY JUICE CLEANSES

Thank you to everyone that has asked about our juice cleanses on IG stories. 
We’ve been trying different cleanses over the last few months from Presscription Juices and they are delicious, refreshing and super healthy. 

The juices are formulated using old-press machines and are 100% raw and unpasteurised, you can choose your cleanse programme HERE. There are different types to suit your lifestyle and tastes. We thought it was super great and tried a few, from morning cleanses to 1, 3 or 7 day cleanses.
 
The shots are also delicious and give you a great, smooth kick up during the day. We can also highly recommend the almond milk – delicious! And cacao cure, the best chocolate milk ever….(without dairy or refined sugar).

It’s a wonderful way to cleanse, filter and look after your body, skin and organs as we get into the colder season. 

They deliver real quick and the guide that comes with the juices are really useful and informative.  

We’ve secured a 15% discount on all cleanses with Presscription Juices using code yogahouse15 at checkout. 

WORKSHOPS
Remember Members get 15% off all Workshops 
 

De-Stressing Yin & Gut Health
Saturday 24 October | 2-4pm | Lee Studio | £20

with Zannie & Kasia

We’ve all experienced some level of stress and anxiety over the past few months. This workshop is specifically designed to reduce the effects of stress and to cover the topics of how we can support our overall wellbeing.You will have a chance to fully relax and recharge during a grounding YIN and PRANAYAMA practice (60min).

Following this we will have an informative session with the nutritionist Zannie explaining how your GUT HEALTH can support your overall wellbeing.

Our gut and it’s microbiome affects most parts of our body, from our hormones to our mood. When working to optimise our overall health it’s important to understand how we can support our gut health with a nutritious diet and a healthy balanced lifestyle.

During this workshop we will discuss how the gut affects different parts of our body and how with a healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction and good sleep we can create positive changes to our health.

A nurturing, grounding and informative afternoon. Giving you more tools and information on how to look after yourself better in this current forever changing environment. Booking on the yogahouselondon website, last few spots remaining. 

BOOK HERE

Full Moon & Halloween Alchemic Sound Healing with Kate Fleur
Join Kate as she creates a journey using quartz crystal bowls and her voice to carry you to a place of deep rest and peace.This magical event takes place on Halloween under a Full Moon
5-6pm | CATFORD STUDIO | £20 
 
SCHEDULE UPDATE
To meet demand and make sure we have a class to suit all our students,
we have added some amazing classes to our schedule.
Relax in our Meditation & Mindful Flow classes or release
your tension in our new Vinyasa and Warm Classes. 

NEW CLASS
Vinyasa | Monday |10am | Catford | Louise
Meditation | Tuesday | 8pm | Online | Ryan
Mindful Flow | Thursday | 10.30am | Lee | Sasha
Vinyasa | Saturday | 4pm | Lee | Louise
 
MORE HOT YOGA 
Hot 90 | Monday | 5pm | Catford | Joanne
Hot 90 | Monday | 7pm | Catford | Joanne
Hot Flow | Thursday | 6.45pm | Catford | Laura

We will keep adding new classes and new teachers over the coming weeks and months so always keep an eye out on our social media, newsletters and timetable. 
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HAPPY DAYS
Need a distraction? 
Check our recommendations for some much needed cheer.
PODCAST (click on the word for link)
Ferne Cotton’s Happy Place Podcast has so many inspiring guests from Matt Haig to Wim Hof. Find a guest that resinates with you and lose yourself in their story for an hour. 
Pride is an uplifting movie about the LGBTQ community who came to the support of the Miners during the 1984 strike. Powerful and heartwarming.
BOOK 
Just Kids is Patti Smith’s autobiography. It’s beautifully written and you can escape into New York during the 1970’s. Patti shares her love, her music and how she followed her dreams.
We have put together a joyful playlist for you to play to accompany any commutes, walks, cups of tea, cleaning or whenever you need a pick me up.  
WE ARE STAYING SAFE & STAYING OPEN
Some of you may have missed our update last week on what the change in London Tiers mean for your yoga practice. As we remain Covid Secure with our measures in place (above), we are able to remain open and serve our community.  

 
Our full guidance can be found here
PADMA MUDRA (LOTUS MUDRA)
Inviting in the Love

Few symbols are as powerful in the yogic tradition as the lotus—the beautiful water flower that grows in the mud and always reaches toward the sun. Just like how the lotus petals are unaffected by the mud and murk, so too can your heart be open and untarnished by the negativity around you.

  • Begin Padma Mudra with the palms in Anjali Mudra (Prayer), and then allow your fingertips to flower open like the petals of the lotus.
  • The thumbs and pinkies remain connected to their counterparts, but the other fingers and can pulsate open and closed to mirror the constant flowing nature of unconditional love.

And finally….. 

Our IG Live sessions have been sooo great and informative, we’ve got lots more coming up including bandhas with Imir & sound healing with Junior. 
You can find our past sessions including meditation, gong and crystal bowls, yoga for runners, crystal healing and many more to watch and participate with on our
IG Live Sessions.
 
Thank you to all of our karma yogi’s, we’re always looking for help so if you can spare 15mins before and 45mins after class for a free yoga class please email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk 

THANK YOU FOR READING OUR NEWSLETTERS  

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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Yoga House Covid Update

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WE ARE OPEN & COVID SECURE 

Dear Yogis, 

With yesterday’s update that London has been moved to Tier Two, we wanted to update you on what this means for you coming to our studios. 

The new guidance states that the studios can remain open
while we maintain our strict safety measures.  

We are continually keeping up to date with the changing guidelines and will always put the safety of our students, teachers and staff first.  

When we reopened our studio doors, we made sure every safety measure the government recommended was in place and put in our own additional measures.
We are happy to see our students back in the studio enjoying their practice with smaller class sizes and adhering to our safety guidelines. Below we highlight our Covid Guidelines and our full guidance can be found here.

Please remember to wear your mask at all times when moving
around the studio and only come if you’re feeling well.
Even colds and scratchy throats, please stay with us online until you’re well again.

In these strange times Yoga can be very important to maintaining your wellbeing, immunity, sleep and nervous system.
We aim to maintain a safe and secure environment for you to practice in.  

Our online schedule is available for those who don’t feel
ready to return to the studios just yet.
We also have on demand classes for those who can’t wait the scheduled class time. 

THANK YOU FOR READING OUR NEWSLETTERS  

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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Shop & Workshops at Yoga House

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SHOP & WORKSHOPS AT YOGA HOUSE 

Dear Yogis, 
Are you in need of a of a little boost?
A little pick me up to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart?

At Yoga House we have some amazing self care workshops coming up in October and our Studio shop is full of treats to benefit your practice, keep you safe and improve your mood. 

Read on to find out more….

AUTUMN WORKSHOPS AT YOGA HOUSE 

INDULGE IN SOME SELF CARE WITH ONE OF OUR OCTOBER WORKSHOPS
(Members get 15% off the listed price)
WORKSHOP

Manifest with Crystals & Cacao – LAST SLOT AVAILABLE
A Self Indulgence Afternoon
with Lisa & Kasia

Join us for a beautiful self indulgent afternoon of crystals, cacao & sound bowls. This will be a truly special powerful afternoon. Give yourself permission to indulge in you.
2-4.30pm | CATFORD STUDIO | £35

 
WORKSHOP
De-Stressing Yin & Gut Health
with Zannie & Kasia

We’ve all experienced some level of stress and anxiety over the past few months. This workshop is specifically designed to reduce the effects of stress and to cover the topics of how we can support our overall wellbeing.
2-4pm | LEE STUDIO | £20

 
WORKSHOP
Full Moon & Halloween Alchemic Sound Healing with Kate Fleur

Join Kate as she creates a journey using quartz crystal bowls and her voice to carry you to a place of deep rest and peace.This magical event takes place on Halloween under a Full Moon
5-6pm | CATFORD STUDIO | £20 

 
FIND OUT MORE & BOOK HERE

SHOPS AT YOGA HOUSE 

CHECK OUT WHAT’S ON OFFER IN OUR CATFORD & LEE STUDIO SHOP
 

MAT & PROPS
 Eco Mats, Blocks, Straps & Eye Masks 
Owning your own equipment and can be a really lovely and comforting thing to do. Treat yourself to an Eco Mat, Strap or Blocks from YogaMatters. We also have eye masks from LoveHartetYoga. Top tip: pop your eye pillows on the radiator at home for a warming relaxation treat  
Props | Prices Vary 
MASKS
Staying Safe

Now that masks are required at all time while in the studio (except when on your mat), we have beautiful masks in stock from two amazing brands. You can pick up a design from House of Loulee & Masks For Extraordinary People. 
MASKS | £7 
CLOTHING
Yoga Leggings & Tops
More than ever are we living in our yoga clothes all the time!
Treat yourself with some new leggings from Vayumudra or a top from
Be Here and Love (every sale helps to save an animal -this brand supports a charity).
We also have a sale on Be Here and Love, so hurry down!
Clothing | Prices Vary
ACCESSORIES 
Limited Addition Bags, Bracelets & Malas

One of our amazing Karma Yogis has customised our studio bags and we have a limited addition of tie dyed ones available. We also have some beautiful Bracelets and Malas from
Vishuddha Accessories  
Bags | £5 
Malas & Bracelets | Prices Vary  
SCENTS
Mat Sprays & Candles 
Scents can be so relaxing. Treat yourself to a natural mat spray from Spritz Wellness London or a beautiful candle from Into The Green Handcraft. 
Bring the Studio smell home
Mat Spray | £15
Candles | £12 

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Welcoming Autumn at Yoga House

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Dear Yogis,
 
As the leaves begin to fall and our coats come out, we are here to help you transition into this new season. Autumn is a time for inner reflection and after the year 2020 has been, there is a lot to reflect on.  It’s time to be kind to yourself, saying no to what doesn’t serve your and inviting in what does.
 
In this week’s newsletter we take a look at self care through the yogic principle of Ahimsa.
Yoga House teacher Alex Tinney tells us about the benefits of Pilates and how it compliments our yoga practice. We take a look at things to do in the local area and we have a nourishing and easy soup recipe. We also have some great workshops and YH Live Sessions coming up to encourage rest and repair.

To celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th, the wonderful Ryan Nell with be taking over our YH Live with a free meditation session. 
Ryan will also be joining our online schedule every Tuesday evening with blissful meditation. We have a few other schedule changes to read about too. 
 
As the government introduces new measures, we have an update on what we are doing at Yoga House to keep our students, staff and teachers Covid Safe.
 

Since Yoga House reopened our doors at Catford & Lee we have implemented and followed strict safety measure. We are constantly keeping up to date with government guidelines and installing new measures as and when they come up. Please read below to familiarise yourself with these. We really are making it a safe space to practice for all. 
 
Face Masks
These are to be worn at all time when arriving at the studio and moving around up to the mat. They can be removed when you are on your mat. If you come without a mask, we have a stock of lovely reusable masks to buy for £7. We are limiting the use of disposable masks for environmental reasons.
 
QR Codes
We have scannable QR codes at both studios. These can be used with the NHS Covid-19 App as part of track and trace. At Yoga House we also have contact details for all students, staff and teachers. If required, we are ready to notify you.
 
The below graphic shows our other measures and full guidance can be found here
AHIMSA
Over 2500 years Yogi Patanjali was the first person to systemise yoga into written text called the Yoga Sutras. This text offers both the scientific and practical approach to those seeking the path to enlightenment. The second chapter of the Sutras contains the eight limbs of yoga. These are steps which lead students to greater awareness, personal transformation, deep states of meditation and ultimately enlightenment.
 
The first of these steps is The Yamas. These are considered the foundation of yoga practice and yogic living. The first Yama is Ahimsa.
 
Ahimsa means non harming or non violence. Traditionally this meant that a person should not kill. This is why vegetarianism is so widespread in India. Ahimsa however has so many other levels.
 
The way we harm ourselves and others can be at a gross level of physical violence, but can also be much subtler. With regards to others, we may gossip, judge and compare. We may be selfish and inconsiderate to others without thinking about what inner battle they might be facing.
 
The most harm we do in the world is usually to ourselves. The way we talk to ourselves and the judgements we make are far worse than anything we would say to another person. We let our self-doubt stop us from living a life we deem unworthy for ourselves.
 
We have to learn to love who we are, as we are. Ahimsa asks us to look with in and find the truth. Next time you are on your mat and the niggle comes in that you are not strong enough for this pose, that your balance is poor or you aren’t as good as the person next to you, bring Ahimsa in and love yourself for getting to your mat and being able to practice.
PILATES POINTS
By Alex Tinney
With contribution from Lydia Buckler

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a practice created by Joseph Pilates and his wife Clara in the early 1920’s. The method originally called ‘Contrology’ was created mostly for dancers and gymnasts- helping them to control their over flexible bodies to create strong, aligned bodies and help prevent injury. Over the years it has been adapted so it is suitable for everyone. Joe created the well known classical matwork, as well as the Pilates equipment we see today, such as the reformer, tower, cadillac, chair & many more. Pilates improves posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility. With this there is a much bigger concentration on moving efficiently and creating good movement patterns. Pilates isn’t about big bodily movement, that looks impressive and is ‘instagrammable’- quite often, less is more. This type of movement really aims to strengthen our small stabilising muscles, which often get forgotten about. 

What are the benefits in every day life?

I truly believe Pilates is essential for everyone, no matter your age or what kind of work you are in. Attending Pilates classes helps give you more awareness of body, encourages you to think about your posture and alignment in everyday life, which is vital for a healthy anatomy. You’ll be able to help relieve the effects of sitting down for long periods and strengthen the necessary areas. Athletes and people who are very active use Pilates as injury prevention as well as most Physios use Pilates exercises as a form of rehabilitation for their clients. 

You’ll have a better understanding and a tool kit of exercises you can do if you are finding some challenges within the body.  

How does it compliment yoga?

Modern day yoga has altered, with a heavy focus now being put on the aesthetic rather than the quality of movement, each body is different so the aesthetic will be different for everyone and not something we want to be concentrating on too much. Cross training yoga with Pilates will benefit you with new movement patterns. Help to understand your weak spots as well as working your core and smaller stabilising muscles. We can often unknowingly cheat poses and inversions by compensating in the body which will eventually lead to injury. The stronger we are within our core and small stabiliser muscles, the more efficient, aligned and safe your yoga practice will be. It will then allow you to go further and deeper in your poses and inversions.

Join our PILATES classes on:
Tuesdays 10am Catford
Tuesdays 5.45pm Lee
Fridays 11.30am Catford
Saturdays 12.30pm Catford 

With more being added over the coming weeks and months across both studios. 

WHAT TO DO AROUND TOWN 
Looking to get out and about around Catford & Lee? 
Check out some of our top recommendations

You Don’t By Me Flowers  (top left)
A favourite of Kasia. Stop in to pick up some gorgeous blooms or grab one of theirs teas, coffees or lattes. Make sure to sample the scrumptious cakes and fresh bread on offer too. Situated in Hither Green, so easy access for Lee & Catford. 
 
Mote Park (top right)
A huge green space in the heart of Maidstone covering over 450 acres. It has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK in the People’s Choice for their favourite Green Flag Park. Whether you fancy a beautiful stroll or bike ride, a place to take the kids for the day or you are up for hiring a giant pedalo swan, Mote Park offers it all. 

Charlton Lido (bottom left)
Charlton Lido is a 50m Olympic-size heated outdoor pool, one of the only olympic sized swimming pools in London. It is a toasty 24 degrees. Swimming is a great all body work out and doing it outside connects you to nature. Be sure to book in advance. 

Catford Mews (bottom right)
Just opposite out Catford Studio you will find Catford Mews. Inside there is a 3 screen cinema with a bar and a live music space. It has great food vendors and a wonderful coffee shop. Great spot for a post yoga class treat. 
WORKSHOPS
At Yoga House this Autumn we have three fantastic workshops to offer you some indulgent hours of blissful peace and rest. 

Take a look below at all that is coming up.
Remember Members get 15% off all Workshops 

More information on each and to book can be found on our website
BOOK HERE

Manifest with Crystals & Cacao
A Self Indulgence Afternoon
with Lisa & Kasia

Join us for a beautiful self indulgent afternoon of crystals, cacao & sound bowls. This will be a truly special powerful afternoon. Give yourself permission to indulge in you.
2-4.30pm | CATFORD STUDIO | £35
De-Stressing Yin & Gut Health
with Zannie & Kasia

We’ve all experienced some level of stress and anxiety over the past few months. This workshop is specifically designed to reduce the effects of stress and to cover the topics of how we can support our overall wellbeing.
2-4pm | LEE STUDIO | £20

Full Moon & Halloween Alchemic Sound Healing with Kate Fleur
Join Kate as she creates a journey using quartz crystal bowls and her voice to carry you to a place of deep rest and peace.This magical event takes place on Halloween under a Full Moon
5-6pm | CATFORD STUDIO | £20 

SUNDAY YOGA HOUSE LIVE 

THE TEACHER SESSIONS
 
Coming up on YH Live our teachers are joining us to share their
knowledge 
and passions on a range of fascinating topics.
 
 
October 10th | Meditation with Ryan Nell
October 18th | Moon Moments with Francesca
November 1st | Sound Bath & Alchemy Bowls with Kasia
November 15th | Alternative Healing with Junior

YH Live Sessions are on Sundays at 18.15.
You can join us on Instagram Live (which is free to watch) or catch up on our IGTV channel. Here you can watch all our past sessions including Yoga for Runners with Sarah Green, Crystals with Lisa Hood, Alchemy Bowls with Kasia, Gong Baths with Junior and so much more!
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WARMING SAGE & SQUASH SOUP

FROM KASIA
Eating warming meals prepared using seasonal ingredients is very important in maintaining good health and balance.
This soup is a nice and easy example of using seasonal veg and preparing a light, but filling and warm meal – just what our body needs in colder months.
Ingredients
  • 1 small squash – peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 small sweet potato – peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • half a tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • black pepper to taste
  • pinch of chilli
  • 500ml of stock 
  • coconut oil for frying
Instructions
  • Peel the veg and chop into chunks.
  • Peel the onion and finely chop.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the onion until soft.
  • Add crushed garlic and the spices and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the sweet potato and squash and fry for few minutes, stirring it so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Pour the prepared stock, wait until it comes to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for another 25 minutes.
  • Once the squash and sweet potato are soft take off heat and transfer all (including the liquid) to a blender to create a smooth cream.
  • Once blended move back to the pot and add black pepper to taste.
  • If you like you can serve it with a dollop of cream and some pumpkin seeds or some lovely bread.

KARMA YOGIS
WE LOVE YOU

Do you fancy a free yoga class?
Our Karma Yogi Team is growing.
If you or you know someone that would like free yoga classes in exchange for help 15mins before and 45mins after class please get in touch to support@yogahouselondon.co.uk
SCHEDULE UPDATE
We are adding to our schedule to keep up with the demand. 
We are welcoming Louise Emma Brown to Lee on Saturday afternoons and Ryan Nell is back with Tuesday night meditation.
Lydia is also extending her Thursday night Rocket classes.

NEW CLASS
Tuesday | 8pm | Online | Meditation | Ryan Nell
Saturday | 4pm | Lee Studio | Vinyasa | Louise Emma Brown

SCHEDULE CHANGE
Thursday | 6.15pm – 7.30pm | Catford Studio | Rocket | Lydia

And finally….. 

We can’t thank our students, teachers, staff and karma yogis enough for keeping the Yoga House community going. Things have been rapidly changing all year and your support and adaptability has meant we have been able to continue serving you in a safe and secure way… and over the coming weeks and months through autumn and into winter you will see lots more classes and new teachers being added to the timetable, from yoga (including more hot classes being added over the next 2 weeks!) to workshops and sound baths, so always keep an eye on our newsletters and social media posts for the most up to date information. We will all grow together as a community for a better mind, body and spirit. 

Lots of love x


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We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. 

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Autumn Workshops at Yoga House

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Dear Yogis,
We hope you are all keeping well and finding some peace as we move into a new time of change. We are still waiting on guidance on when we can open our doors again and will update you as soon as we can. 

In this newsletter we are welcoming in the joys of Summer!
We have a great article on the magical partnership of yoga and chiropractic treatment from the local Chiropractic Health Centre. Teacher Sasha gives an insight to her yoga journey and tips for Summer and we take a look at the sacred Anjali Mudra and catch up on our Sunday Live sessions with YH.

We also take a tour of some of the UK’s best locations for a staycation. After months of being cooped up, you can get out, reconnect with nature and recharge. You don’t have to go too far for some exploring as we highlight some top London spots for a fabulous day trip. 

Sunday Live with Yoga House

We are two weeks into our Sunday Live with YH and loving them so much. Thank you all for tuning in. If you missed our talk on Sustainable Fashion with Verse, we have a few top tips from their owner Ciara below.  You can catch the whole talk and Kasia’s Alchemy Bowls on our IGTV Channel

We are live on Instagram each Sunday at 6.15pm. These sessions are free to access and around 30mins long. Each week will be something different and we’d love to hear from you on any topics you’d like covered.
 
Coming up we have, plus even more to follow:
Sunday 5th July
Gong Bath with Junior – magical sound journey with gongs
Sunday 12th July
Essential Oils & Candles with Glod Store  – talking to this local (Greenwich based) natural candle maker company on their favourite scents, and their positive affect on our mood etc.
Sunday 19th July
Immunity Boosting Nutrition with Zannie – talking all things nutrition and health 
Sunday 26th July
Sound Bath with Kate – magical vibrations of Crystal Bowls and her voice
 
Sessions will be live so you can ask questions or submit them to us before.
Follow us on Instagram
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SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Tips from Ciara, Verse Shop Owner
On Sunday Live with YH this week we were joined by Ciara, Owner and Founder of Verse talking all things Sustainable Fashion. Verse is a physical and online store based in Amsterdam for ethical and sustainable goods. Ciara got her fashion stripes working as a merchandiser for the likes of Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger. After seeing how the fashion industry worked she wanted to make a change. She stepped out and curated her own fashion outlet filled with brands looking to make a change in the world. 
You can listen on our IGTV channel to the whole talk, but here are a few tips Ciara shared to be more sustainable. 

1. Educate Yourself
Know what brands stand for, or shop in places you know have done the research for you. This Is A Good Guide is a great book if you want to live a bit more consciously and sustainably. 
2. Know Your Style
Look in your wardrobe and at your pictures and see what your style is. Knowing what your style actually is will stop you randomly buying things you will never wear. 
3. Keep Clothes in Circulation 
Clothes you have deem old or out of fashion may be perfectly useable for years to come. Try restyling or pass it on. Sign up for the Slow Fashion Exchange Facebook Group

Chiropractic and Yoga:
The perfect combo for a happy spine

By Brodie Marriott | Chiropractic Health Centre
As a chiropractor I am always giving my patients yoga stretches to do in between treatments and make sure they find the yoga class that is right for them. This is because I find dynamic movement can really contribute to improved spinal mobility and increased strength. This helps to protect the spine so that typically their injury will heal faster and makes it less likely that it will come back again.
 
Together the Chiro-Yoga combo are the perfect pairing of health and wellbeing, a power couple, creating an energy and soothing balance to your body and mind. Chiropractic moves aligns your body in very specific areas, by producing precise adjustments, isolating the exact segments causing restrictions. Yoga aligns and moves the body in a global generalised pattern, encouraging the functional co-ordination of your whole spine and body to move in perfect symphony.
 
I find my patients who have regular chiropractic care say that it really helps their yoga practice as it improves the overall flexibility and strength of muscles so that they can hold poses for much longer due to the muscles firing as they should. The two together are the perfect tandem in providing harmony within the body and stillness in the mind.
 
Chiropractic Health Centre is located just down the road from the Lee yoga house on Lee road. Brodie is running an exclusive special offer to all Yoga House members for 50% off initial consultation. 
 

Teacher Spotlight 

SASHA GABBE

Sasha has been teaching yoga for 8 years and we’ve been lucky to have Sasha teaching at Yoga House for the last 8 months.
 

Sasha has extensive training in many forms of Yoga. She is drawn to slower forms of Yoga + Qi Gong and stillness in the practice of Yin yoga and Restorative yoga.
Trained in Yin yoga with leading teacher Norman Blair and Bernie Clark, Sasha assists Norman on his teacher trainings at Yoga Campus. Sasha has taught Yin yoga since 2014 and Restorative yoga since 2016. 

A little about Restorative & Yin Yoga

Restorative yoga – the body is supported by props and this allows you to fully + deeply relax. This enables you to switch into the Parasympathetic nervous system which is good for stress levels.

Yin yoga postures are floor based and held for 3 – 5 minutes.
Yin yoga works the body on many levels – Physically: the deep layers of Fascia through slow stretching are released. Energetically: The Meridian pathways (energy channels from Chinese medicine model) in the body, which are close to the surface of the skin are stimulated and this can release stagnant or stuck Qi (energy) Meditative: Yin yoga is a practice which creates space for stillness and therefore it is meditative in quality and can help to still a busy mind.

Seasonal tips from Sasha
It is summer, which in relation to the Chinese medicine model relates to our Heart energy.  It is a good time to nourish relationships. Bring the outside in (plants and flowers) and wear bright colours. Check the language that you use – does it inspire confidence or fear? Rose oil can also support our heart energy.

Sasha loves to share the practice of Yin and Restorative yoga at Yoga House on Thursday evenings. Sasha often reads poems and weaves in the theory of Chinese 5 elements into her classes. Classes are sometimes themed around a Yogic concept.
Sasha guides you through a practice of self-enquiry and invites you to learn how to slow down and value resting.

Join Sasha online | Thursday | 6.45pm | Yin & Restore Yoga

IT’S STAYCATION TIME

Escape to magical places without needing your passport

 

England
Ocean Pitch (image top left)
Located in the surf town of Croyde, North Devon, Ocean Pitch is as close to camping on the beach as you can get. They offer camp pitches to luxury glamping. Watch the sunset while enjoying a yummy surf inspired street food from  Biffen’s Kitchen.

Pengelly Retreat (image bottom left)
Pengelly Retreat offers lakeside accommodation in Cornwall, close to Hayle and St Ives. Immerse yourself in nature with dips in the lake, picnics in the meadow or strolls in the gardens. It is only a short drive from amazing surf beaches like Gwithian on the north coast and Praa Sands on the south coast.
 
Scotland
Gutsy Girls (image bottom right)
After being indoors for so long, getting out into the wilderness might be just what you need. Join the Gusty Girls for a stand up paddle board adventure around the beautiful lochs and coastline of West Scotland. You will camp in the wilderness and eat by a bonfire.
 
Wales
FForset (image bottom left)
When opening, Fforset’s dream was to help people remember what ‘simple’ can look, taste and feel like. It has three sites to suit all styles of accommodation and offers a place to stay, eat, run, swim, relax and enjoy.  

HEY DAY TRIPPER
You’ll be amazed at what’s just on your doorstep

Royal London Docks

Cool Down with an open water swim at the Royal London Docks.
If you want to start wild swimming, now is the time to do it. Water temperatures are a very inviting 22 degrees!

Westcliff-on-Sea

Vegan ice-cream on the not too far away beach (1hr 10mins drive from SE London), a nice alternative to spend a day away from city life. Sand, sea, quality fish & chips and lovely vegan ice cream.. (car park postcode SS0 7RH)

Crystal Grotto

A Crystal Grotto? Sounds too good to miss! The beautifully landscaped Painshill Park is worth a visit alone but at weekends you can also explore the wonders of the crystal grotto.
 

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple

Did you know the biggest Hindu Temple outside India is in London?
The magnificent BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple is just a short journey away.
 

MUDRA MAGIC

Anjali Mudra
Anjali Mudra is the seed of the Lotus Flower. Plant your intentions, hold them in your heart and wait for them to blossom into the world.

Technique: Join the hands palm to palm in front of the chest, with the fingers collected and extended upward.

Application: The gesture is held above the head for deities, in front of the face for elders and teachers and in from of the chest for general respect. It is used as part of spiritual cultures as a gesture of prayer, to show respect, humble oneself and to surrender to the greatness of life.

Benefits: Calming & centring. Facilitates a connection of the heart and the central energy channel (sushumna-nadi), evokes feelings of humility, reverence and devotion.

 

Studio

We are slowly seeing the opening of shops, restaurants and pubs including the lovely Compound Coffee in Catford Mews, opening for take away from July 7th. To date there is no mention of the leisure industry reopening and we are keeping in the know with all of the latest news, UK Active have been lobbying for the safe reopening of the leisure industry, presenting a four step plan to Government.

We are already putting in place new measures to help us practice in a safe way when we do return, this includes hand sanitisers across the studios, extra cleaning and smaller class sizes to start, there will also be further Government guidance which we will follow once the opening announcements are made.

And we have been working hard on refreshing our physical studio timetable for when we return with classes by our teachers who are currently running our digital yoga classes across the week who will be taking slots across the 2 studios, plus some new teachers joining the team – more news on this will follow over the coming weeks, but we are extremely excited to be launching a new timetable and opening up new classes with some great teachers for you. 

THANK YOU FOR READING OUR NEWSLETTERS  

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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Yoga House Covid Update

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Dear Yogis,
We hope you are all keeping well and finding some peace as we move into a new time of change. We are still waiting on guidance on when we can open our doors again and will update you as soon as we can. 

In this newsletter we are welcoming in the joys of Summer!
We have a great article on the magical partnership of yoga and chiropractic treatment from the local Chiropractic Health Centre. Teacher Sasha gives an insight to her yoga journey and tips for Summer and we take a look at the sacred Anjali Mudra and catch up on our Sunday Live sessions with YH.

We also take a tour of some of the UK’s best locations for a staycation. After months of being cooped up, you can get out, reconnect with nature and recharge. You don’t have to go too far for some exploring as we highlight some top London spots for a fabulous day trip. 

Sunday Live with Yoga House

We are two weeks into our Sunday Live with YH and loving them so much. Thank you all for tuning in. If you missed our talk on Sustainable Fashion with Verse, we have a few top tips from their owner Ciara below.  You can catch the whole talk and Kasia’s Alchemy Bowls on our IGTV Channel

We are live on Instagram each Sunday at 6.15pm. These sessions are free to access and around 30mins long. Each week will be something different and we’d love to hear from you on any topics you’d like covered.
 
Coming up we have, plus even more to follow:
Sunday 5th July
Gong Bath with Junior – magical sound journey with gongs
Sunday 12th July
Essential Oils & Candles with Glod Store  – talking to this local (Greenwich based) natural candle maker company on their favourite scents, and their positive affect on our mood etc.
Sunday 19th July
Immunity Boosting Nutrition with Zannie – talking all things nutrition and health 
Sunday 26th July
Sound Bath with Kate – magical vibrations of Crystal Bowls and her voice
 
Sessions will be live so you can ask questions or submit them to us before.
Follow us on Instagram
Click Here

SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Tips from Ciara, Verse Shop Owner
On Sunday Live with YH this week we were joined by Ciara, Owner and Founder of Verse talking all things Sustainable Fashion. Verse is a physical and online store based in Amsterdam for ethical and sustainable goods. Ciara got her fashion stripes working as a merchandiser for the likes of Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger. After seeing how the fashion industry worked she wanted to make a change. She stepped out and curated her own fashion outlet filled with brands looking to make a change in the world. 
You can listen on our IGTV channel to the whole talk, but here are a few tips Ciara shared to be more sustainable. 

1. Educate Yourself
Know what brands stand for, or shop in places you know have done the research for you. This Is A Good Guide is a great book if you want to live a bit more consciously and sustainably. 
2. Know Your Style
Look in your wardrobe and at your pictures and see what your style is. Knowing what your style actually is will stop you randomly buying things you will never wear. 
3. Keep Clothes in Circulation 
Clothes you have deem old or out of fashion may be perfectly useable for years to come. Try restyling or pass it on. Sign up for the Slow Fashion Exchange Facebook Group

Chiropractic and Yoga:
The perfect combo for a happy spine

By Brodie Marriott | Chiropractic Health Centre
As a chiropractor I am always giving my patients yoga stretches to do in between treatments and make sure they find the yoga class that is right for them. This is because I find dynamic movement can really contribute to improved spinal mobility and increased strength. This helps to protect the spine so that typically their injury will heal faster and makes it less likely that it will come back again.
 
Together the Chiro-Yoga combo are the perfect pairing of health and wellbeing, a power couple, creating an energy and soothing balance to your body and mind. Chiropractic moves aligns your body in very specific areas, by producing precise adjustments, isolating the exact segments causing restrictions. Yoga aligns and moves the body in a global generalised pattern, encouraging the functional co-ordination of your whole spine and body to move in perfect symphony.
 
I find my patients who have regular chiropractic care say that it really helps their yoga practice as it improves the overall flexibility and strength of muscles so that they can hold poses for much longer due to the muscles firing as they should. The two together are the perfect tandem in providing harmony within the body and stillness in the mind.
 
Chiropractic Health Centre is located just down the road from the Lee yoga house on Lee road. Brodie is running an exclusive special offer to all Yoga House members for 50% off initial consultation. 
 

Teacher Spotlight 

SASHA GABBE

Sasha has been teaching yoga for 8 years and we’ve been lucky to have Sasha teaching at Yoga House for the last 8 months.
 

Sasha has extensive training in many forms of Yoga. She is drawn to slower forms of Yoga + Qi Gong and stillness in the practice of Yin yoga and Restorative yoga.
Trained in Yin yoga with leading teacher Norman Blair and Bernie Clark, Sasha assists Norman on his teacher trainings at Yoga Campus. Sasha has taught Yin yoga since 2014 and Restorative yoga since 2016. 

A little about Restorative & Yin Yoga

Restorative yoga – the body is supported by props and this allows you to fully + deeply relax. This enables you to switch into the Parasympathetic nervous system which is good for stress levels.

Yin yoga postures are floor based and held for 3 – 5 minutes.
Yin yoga works the body on many levels – Physically: the deep layers of Fascia through slow stretching are released. Energetically: The Meridian pathways (energy channels from Chinese medicine model) in the body, which are close to the surface of the skin are stimulated and this can release stagnant or stuck Qi (energy) Meditative: Yin yoga is a practice which creates space for stillness and therefore it is meditative in quality and can help to still a busy mind.

Seasonal tips from Sasha
It is summer, which in relation to the Chinese medicine model relates to our Heart energy.  It is a good time to nourish relationships. Bring the outside in (plants and flowers) and wear bright colours. Check the language that you use – does it inspire confidence or fear? Rose oil can also support our heart energy.

Sasha loves to share the practice of Yin and Restorative yoga at Yoga House on Thursday evenings. Sasha often reads poems and weaves in the theory of Chinese 5 elements into her classes. Classes are sometimes themed around a Yogic concept.
Sasha guides you through a practice of self-enquiry and invites you to learn how to slow down and value resting.

Join Sasha online | Thursday | 6.45pm | Yin & Restore Yoga

IT’S STAYCATION TIME

Escape to magical places without needing your passport

 

England
Ocean Pitch (image top left)
Located in the surf town of Croyde, North Devon, Ocean Pitch is as close to camping on the beach as you can get. They offer camp pitches to luxury glamping. Watch the sunset while enjoying a yummy surf inspired street food from  Biffen’s Kitchen.

Pengelly Retreat (image bottom left)
Pengelly Retreat offers lakeside accommodation in Cornwall, close to Hayle and St Ives. Immerse yourself in nature with dips in the lake, picnics in the meadow or strolls in the gardens. It is only a short drive from amazing surf beaches like Gwithian on the north coast and Praa Sands on the south coast.
 
Scotland
Gutsy Girls (image bottom right)
After being indoors for so long, getting out into the wilderness might be just what you need. Join the Gusty Girls for a stand up paddle board adventure around the beautiful lochs and coastline of West Scotland. You will camp in the wilderness and eat by a bonfire.
 
Wales
FForset (image bottom left)
When opening, Fforset’s dream was to help people remember what ‘simple’ can look, taste and feel like. It has three sites to suit all styles of accommodation and offers a place to stay, eat, run, swim, relax and enjoy.  

HEY DAY TRIPPER
You’ll be amazed at what’s just on your doorstep

Royal London Docks

Cool Down with an open water swim at the Royal London Docks.
If you want to start wild swimming, now is the time to do it. Water temperatures are a very inviting 22 degrees!

Westcliff-on-Sea

Vegan ice-cream on the not too far away beach (1hr 10mins drive from SE London), a nice alternative to spend a day away from city life. Sand, sea, quality fish & chips and lovely vegan ice cream.. (car park postcode SS0 7RH)

Crystal Grotto

A Crystal Grotto? Sounds too good to miss! The beautifully landscaped Painshill Park is worth a visit alone but at weekends you can also explore the wonders of the crystal grotto.
 

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple

Did you know the biggest Hindu Temple outside India is in London?
The magnificent BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple is just a short journey away.
 

MUDRA MAGIC

Anjali Mudra
Anjali Mudra is the seed of the Lotus Flower. Plant your intentions, hold them in your heart and wait for them to blossom into the world.

Technique: Join the hands palm to palm in front of the chest, with the fingers collected and extended upward.

Application: The gesture is held above the head for deities, in front of the face for elders and teachers and in from of the chest for general respect. It is used as part of spiritual cultures as a gesture of prayer, to show respect, humble oneself and to surrender to the greatness of life.

Benefits: Calming & centring. Facilitates a connection of the heart and the central energy channel (sushumna-nadi), evokes feelings of humility, reverence and devotion.

 

Studio

We are slowly seeing the opening of shops, restaurants and pubs including the lovely Compound Coffee in Catford Mews, opening for take away from July 7th. To date there is no mention of the leisure industry reopening and we are keeping in the know with all of the latest news, UK Active have been lobbying for the safe reopening of the leisure industry, presenting a four step plan to Government.

We are already putting in place new measures to help us practice in a safe way when we do return, this includes hand sanitisers across the studios, extra cleaning and smaller class sizes to start, there will also be further Government guidance which we will follow once the opening announcements are made.

And we have been working hard on refreshing our physical studio timetable for when we return with classes by our teachers who are currently running our digital yoga classes across the week who will be taking slots across the 2 studios, plus some new teachers joining the team – more news on this will follow over the coming weeks, but we are extremely excited to be launching a new timetable and opening up new classes with some great teachers for you. 

THANK YOU FOR READING OUR NEWSLETTERS  

We are here for you, please get in touch and keep practising. 

LOVE from the YOGA HOUSE team
& Kasia x

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