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
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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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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September at Yoga House

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Dear Yogis,
In the midst of all this unsettlement, it’s of the upmost importance we continue to check in with how we are feeling. To make sure we feel grounded and equanimous… and we are here to support you.  
In our early September newsletter we take a deeper look at the benefits of Yoga and how we can make moving our bodies a priority again. To help with this we are adding more classes to our schedule, introducing new teachers and offering four ways to practice with us. There are even some discount codes for new yoga wear!
We also take a look at what’s coming up on Sunday’s Yoga House Live, and our teachers are joining us live on instagram to share their passions. There are only a few spaces left to our Sound Bath this month and we invite you to join our Karma Yoga team.
Finally, we have an amazing and super easy recipe for The Happy Pear to warm you up as the days and nights get cooler. 

WHY DO WE PRACTICE

Yoga really made an impact on the western world in the 1970’s and its popularity continues to grow. For something that was first thought of as a hippy past time, now has an increasing number of studies and medical research behind it showing the untold benefits.
As a yogi, you may have already felt some of the benefits – from reduced joint pain, increased flexibility, improved sleep and a better mental wellbeing, including fewer sniffles and colds.
 
Taking a look at some of the benefits..

Increased flexibility
This is one of the main reasons people find themselves on a yoga mat. Whether it’s wanting to touch your toes or do a backbend, continued practice will gradual loosen you up and you will get to your goal. With increased flexibility, you will start noticing aches and pains disappearing and find it easier reaching and bending during our daily routines around the house or at work. Tight hips can put strain on your knee joints and tight hamstrings can flatten your lumbar spine, which can cause back pain.
 
Strengthens muscles
When we build strength with yoga, we balance it with flexibility. When we lift weights at the gym, we build strength as the expense of our flexibility. Strong muscles protect our bodies and allow us to enjoy life. From easily going up a flight of stairs to running a marathon, we need our muscles.
 
Improves posture
Having good posture is more than standing tall and looking smart. Our spine holds us up all day and poor posture puts excess stress on it leading to fatigue. As we sit at our desk or kitchen table, drive cars or watch TV we slump our spine, our bodies may compensate by flattening the normal inward curves in your neck and lower back. This can cause pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine.
 
Increases your blood flow
Yoga gets your blood flowing. More specifically, the relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help your circulation, especially in your hands and feet. Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which function better as a result. Twisting poses are thought to wring out venous blood from internal organs and allow oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. Inverted poses, such as Headstand, Handstand, and Shoulderstand, encourage venous blood from the legs and pelvis to flow back to the heart, where it can be pumped to the lungs to be freshly oxygenated.
 
Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity
When you contract and stretch muscles, move organs around, and come in and out of yoga postures, you increase the drainage of lymph (a viscous fluid rich in immune cells). This helps the lymphatic system fight infection, destroy cancerous cells, and dispose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning.

Stress Management
The breath is the voice of our soul. Yoga regulates your breath and gives your lungs a chance to breathe. Diaphragmatic breathing has endless benefits to your mind, body and nervous system. Breath techniques learnt in a yoga class, can be taken into your daily life to help with work and life stresses. 
HOW DO WE PRACTICE
 
Now we have looked at why we practice yoga and the benefits, it’s time to look at how we practice. We all know regular exercise is essential for a healthy life, however making it a priority in our hectic schedules isn’t as easy. 

Take a moment and look on your phones and check your social media usage for today.
Some of us will be shocked by the hours wasted scrolling.. 
We will always find excuses, but moving your body everyday has to be a priority and a great way to get back into a routine. Below you will find four different ways you can access our classes at Yoga House. 

Making your practice a priority is the first step. How are you practicing is the next. We have all experienced Zoom fatigue and it can become all too easy to switch your camera off and take it a bit easier..  You owe it to yourself to be present in your practice and be true to yourself. Finding your space at home to focus and be committed can be a struggle.

Changing things up might bring some renewed focus and vigour back to your practice. Here are some ideas you could try:

Getting Back to the Studio
It’s a great time to get back into the studio as class sizes are smaller. Finding your yoga community again and your sacred space for practice could be just want you need. You still have a chance to take advantage of summer offer of 4 Studio Classes for £20.
On Demand Classes
You can choose one of our On Demand classes and practice at a time when you know there will be no interruptions. Just email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk and request your class. £12.00 per month access free to members.
Try Something New
We have new classes and new teachers, all listed below for you to explore.
It might also be time for new yoga gear. Check out for great discounts below!
JOIN ONE OF OUR CLASSES
We now offer you four ways of joining our classes!
Our Lee Studio
Our Catford Studio
Our Online Platform
Classes on Demand
LEE
CATFORD
ONLINE
NEW CLASSES  | NEW TEACHERS

Keep your eyes on our social media and schedule as our class offering continues to grow. We are excited to be welcoming some amazing new teachers and to be able to offer our students new classes. We will be adding more to the timetable over the coming weeks too!

NEW CLASSES
Catford Studio
Tuesday | 10.30am | Aroma Flow | Anais
Wednesday |10.15am | Hot Flow | Fleur
Thursday | 10am | Hatha | Minica 
Saturday | 12.30pm | Pilates | Alex 

Lee Studio 
Monday | 7.30pm | Vinyasa | Minica 

Back in the Studio
Catford Studio

Wednesday | 7.45pm | Yin + Alchemy | Kasia
Thursday | 8pm | Yin & Restore | Sasha
Lee Studio
Saturday | 9.45am | Pregnancy Yoga | Natalie

SEPTEMBER SOUND BATH

Gong + Alchemy Bowl Sound Bath
 With Junior & Kasia 
SATURDAY 19th Sep | 6pm | Catford Studio

A magical hour of Gong with Junior and Alchemy Bowls with Kasia.
Don’t miss it.
£20 or £17 for members 
BOOK HERE
Bring your blanket and pillow to make
yourself super comfortable and enjoy this sound journey. 
You can use a bolster if you bring a pillowcase to cover it.

SUNDAY YOGA HOUSE LIVE 

This Sunday at 18.15 on Instagram Live (which is free to watch) we have Lisa Hood joining us to talk all things Crystals. What are their unique qualities, how to charge them, cleanse them, crystal grids and how to programme your crystal to work for you.
You are welcome to submit any questions in advance or during the live chat and have your crystal with you when watching the session!

WHAT’S COMING UP IG LIVE
The Teacher Sessions

Our teachers are joining us in the coming months to share their knowledge
and passions on a range of fascinating topics.
 
September 20th | Yoga for Runners with Sarah 
October 4th | What are your Bandhas? with Imir
 October 18th | Moon Moments with Francesca
November 15th | Alternative Healing with Junior
 
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM
You can catch all our previous IG Live sessions – Gong Baths, Sound Bowls, HIIT Session, Nutritional Talks, Meditation, Chat with Sustainable businesses on our IGTV channel.

SUMMER OFFER ENDING SOON

Our 4 STUDIO CLASSES FOR £20
Offer ends September 16th

This pass can be used across both studios and is valid for a month from purchase. 
It’s available for new & existing yogis. It’s a great way to find your yoga feet and get back into a routine. 

Easy Creamy Vegan Mushroom Pasta

From The Happy Pear
Ingredients

2 red onions
2 cloves garlic
250g mushrooms ideally a mixture including oyster, shiitake, chestnut, button
3 tbsp tamari/ soy sauce
100ml veg stock or water
250g wholemeal penne pasta

Creamy sauce:
100g toasted cashew nuts 
450ml soy milk or non dairy milk of choice
juice of half lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder

To serve:
oregano or herb of choice to serve
1 chilli to serve

*To toast raw cashew nuts just heat a non stick pan on medium heat, add the cashew nuts and keep them moving till they start to brown. This should take between 5-8 mins, be careful not to burn the nuts.
 
Instructions
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic, chop the mushrooms into small pieces. Fill and boil the kettle. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the back of the pack.
  • Put a non stick frying pan on high heat and allow the pan to get super hot. Once super hot add the onions and garlic and fry until they start to brown.
  • Once they start to brown and stick a little add some veg stock (approx 1 tsp) or water to clean the pan and incorporate the browned flavour to the dish. This should take about 3-5 mins.
  • Add the mushrooms and fry for 2-3 mins again adding a little water or veg stock if they start to stick. You want to ensure you are frying rather than boiling (frying there is little or no liquid or water in the pan vs boiling the veg is submerged under water.)
  • Add 3 tbsp of tamari/ soy sauce and fry for a further 2 mins. Turn off the heat
  • Time to make the sauce, in a blender add the cashew nuts, soy milk or milk of choice, lemon, salt and garlic powder and blend till super smooth.
  • Put the frying pan back on high heat, add the sauce in on top of mushrooms and heat up and allow the sauce to reduce & thicken for 2-3 mins. Once the pasta is cooked use a slotted spoon to add pasta straight into the sauce. If the sauce gets too thick add a little pasta water to reach the desired thickness of sauce. Taste and season to your liking.
  • Chop the chilli (removing seeds if you want it less hot) and pluck the oregano off the stalk and serve to add flavour and garnish. Enjoy!
YOGA WEAR DISCOUNTS 

Pop in to Sweaty Betty Blackheath and mention Yoga House for 10% off this weekend + next week or
check out Vayumudra and take 15% off with kasiab15 look for their new environmentally conscious range available in beautiful colours!
Do you fancy a free yoga class?
Join our Karma Yogi Team.
If you or you know someone that would like free yoga classes in exchange for help 30mins before and 30mins after class please get in touch to support@yogahouselondon.co.uk
FROZEN MEMBERSHIPS
From Monday 21st of September the final frozen memberships will be unfrozen and reactivated. We have built up a great timetable across 2 studios, including online classes accessible free to members, from dynamic to restorative, sound healing and pilates, and our timetable will keep growing. We have increased our safety and cleaning measures and the capacity has been reduced by 50% giving you more mat space in class. If you have any issues with the reactivation please email support@yogahouselondon.co.uk and we can help you further. An email will also be sent to you next week. 

And finally….. a message from Kasia.

Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed coming back to the studio(s), it is so wonderful to see you all back on the mat in a safe environment. We have built Yoga House for the community and for the love of yoga (and pilates!), and I truly believe the benefits it has on our mind, body and mental wellbeing is second to none. We will continue to grow with our lovely teachers, reception staff and karma yogis and Yoga House will be a sanctuary away from the hectic everyday business that can take us away from who we truly are. Having a healthy routine again and creating a bit of extra time for yourself will only help you be your better self. Remember that looking after yourself, will only improve how you look after others. Apart from our regular classes, we are also hoping to restart our yoga retreats, so watch the space. 


Lots of love x


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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September 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.
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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 Newsletter – Welcome to Your Routine

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Dear Yogis,
We have a great newsletter this week as we all look at getting back into a routine and how beneficial it can be for our mental and physical health.  
We have class recommendations for whatever mood you are in and there are now four different ways for you to join us in class.

We have new classes to announce and a new Teacher Training course coming this November. After a sell out Sound Bath this month, we have another one coming up in September.
Book now and enjoy the magical sounds and vibrations.

We also take a look back at our most recent YH Live Session and what new Live sessions are to come in September. Our karma yogi scheme opens up again as classes start to get busier. Kasia shares a beautiful playlist and hurry to the studio to pick up your free Yoga House bag!

THE TRUE BENEFITS OF ROUTINE
 
2020 has been a tough year for many and we hope our classes have offered you some grounding and comfort in this turbulent time.
 
As a new season dawns upon us and a sense of slight normality is returning, it’s definitely a time to look to a brighter future. With schools reopening, and people slowly returning to places of work, we are all finding our routines again.
 
Having a routine is incredibly beneficial to the mind and body. Implementing a structure to your day can give you a sense of control. It improves your focus, organisation and productivity. A routine can be part of your self care technique to reduce stress levels and lead to improved mental health. It can give you more time to relax and less anxiety.

A lack of healthy stress management techniques create havoc to your nervous system. It can cause excess stress hormones to flood the body and can lead to your brain being unable to switch on your parasympathetic nervous system which controls the rest, digest and repair systems of the body.

Yoga is an excellent stress management technique and we have an amazing timetable that is building week by week so you can structure a variety of classes into your weekly routine. 
It’s also really well put in this article we read a while ago:
ROUTINE
JOIN ONE OF OUR CLASSES
We now offer you four ways of joining our classes!
Our Lee Studio
Our Catford Studio
Our Online Platform
Classes on Demand
LEE
CATFORD
ONLINE
FIND A CLASS THAT SUITS YOU
ENERGISE 
If you are looking for something to shift stagnant energy and get flow back into the body, why don’t you try:

Wednesday | 7pm | Elemental Vinyasa | Kasia at Catford
Friday | 6pm | Hot Yoga | Giovina at Catford
Saturday | 8.30am | Power Flow | Aina at Lee

CALM 
If you are feeling over stressed and anxious, then one of the following classes could be what you need:
Monday | 9.30am | Yin | Charles at Catford
Friday | 6.30pm | Yin & Alchemy | Kasia at Lee/Online
Saturday | 3.30pm | Qigong | Dan at Lee/Online

GROUND 
If the world is spinning around and you are losing your sense of grounding and self, then these classes will bring some settling:
Thursday | 6.30pm | Forrest Yoga with | Junior at Lee
Friday | 10am | Yang to Yin | Alice at Catford
Sunday | 11.30am | Flow to Meditation | Francesca at Catford
STRENGTHEN
If you are looking to find your strength to take on this new world, then these class will build you up from the core:

Tuesday | 9.30am | Ashtanga | Imir at Lee/Online
Thursday | 6.30pm | Rocket | Lydia at Catford
Friday | 11.15am | Pilates | Alex at Lee/Online 

RISE
Starting your day off right is another great stress management technique. Book on to one of our 7am Sunrise Online classes:

Monday | Aina
Tuesday | Jacquie
Wednesday | Lydia
Thursday | Laura
Friday | Alice
TEACHER TRAINING 
Enrolling now for November 2020


Enhance your practice, immerse in the deeper study of
yoga and share your studies and experience with others
through teaching.
 

We are so pleased to be hosting this training again at Yoga House. Exceptional quality Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training and foundation course, provided by Imir Frazer, Parampara School of Yoga
For more information contact Imir here
imirfrazer@hotmail.com or visit www.yogaparampara.co.uk

NEW CLASSES AT YOGA HOUSE

We are building our schedule back up over the coming weeks, adding more yoga, hot yoga and pilates as we get to a full timetable. This means we’ll be introducing some great new teachers to Yoga House and some great new classes. 

New classes coming in September:

Catford Studio
Wednesday |10.15am | Hot Flow | Fleur
Thursday | 10am | Hatha | Minica 
Saturday | 12.30pm | Pilates | Alex 

Lee Studio 
Monday | 7.30pm | Vinyasa | Minica 

With more being announced over the coming weeks!
 
 

SEPTEMBER SOUND BATH

Junior & Kasia 
Gong + Alchemy Bowl Sound Bath
SATURDAY 19th Sep | 6pm | Catford Studio

A magical hour of Gong with Junior and Alchemy Bowls with Kasia.
Don’t miss it.
£20 or £17 for members 
BOOK HERE
Bring your blanket and pillow to make
yourself super comfortable and enjoy this sound journey. 
You can use a bolster if you bring a pillowcase to cover it.

SUNDAY YOGA HOUSE LIVE 


We love having our guests join us every weekend for our Instagram YH Live Sessions. Don’t worry if you have missed out.
They can all be found on our IGTV channel

Most recently we had wellbeing guru Zannie join us to talk about Harnessing Your Hormones. For our female yogis this is a must listen session. Zannie discussed how you can change from seeing your cycle as a monthly problem into your greatest gift.

Another great session to catch up on is Kasia being put through her paces in HIIT For Yoga with Henry. We recommend you join in the class and not just laugh at Kasia getting her sweat on.

WHAT’S COMING UP 
On September 6th with have Lisa Hood joining us to talk all things Crystals. What are their unique qualities, how to charge them, cleanse them, crystal grids and how to programme your crystal to work for you..
You are welcome to submit any questions in advance or during the live chat and have your crystal with you when watching the session!
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You can catch all our previous sessions – Gong Baths, Sound Bowls, HIIT Session, Nutritional Talks, Meditation, Chat with Sustainable businesses on our IGTV channel.

SUMMER OFFER ENDING SOON

Our 4 STUDIO CLASSES FOR £20
Offer ends September 16th

This pass can be used across both studios and is valid for a month from purchase. 
It’s available for new & existing yogis (even if you have taken the intro offer previously, have a frozen membership or class passes that you don’t want to reactivate yet). It’s a great way to find your yoga feet and get back into a routine. 

Frozen Memberships & Packages

Thank you to all who have unfrozen their lockdown accounts, we are so happy so many of you are coming back to the studios, we hope you can see it’s a safe and welcoming environment. With extra cleaning and sanitisation, we have also reduced class sizes so there are less people in the room and more space around the mats. Our timetable is also building back up with some new teachers and classes being added over the coming weeks including more pilates and hot classes – and more yoga across both studios…. happy times are here again!

We can reactivate your membership or class passes at any time, please drop an email to hello@yogahouselondon.co.uk
For the final few members who are still frozen, we will be in touch by Mid September to reactivate. As an additional note, see below for our annual membership info, we’ve had a great response to our annual membership packages with only 6 remaining, many returning members or class pass yogis have taken up this offer to cover a year of yoga and pilates across 2 studios.

SAFETY FIRST 

We are happy to be getting so much positive feedback from you on our safety guidelines and procedures. It’s great to hear how safe and comfortable you feel in the Studios.  
We are continuing to maintain our high cleaning standards, reduced class sizes, track and trace procedures and quarantining of used mats and props. 

Our full guidelines of how we are keeping COVID safe can be found here.
LOCAL NEWS
We are so pleased Catford Mews is open – coffee, great food (with some new additions) and cinema – you can read more about it HERE.

Not forgetting Joy’s Health Sanctuary across the way from us in Catford who has been serving up some great, wholesome, vegan food and smoothies x

And for Leegate we’ve also loved the great organic food, pastries and bread from SWOP shop and the treats and coffees from Rhubarb and Custard.

It’s so wonderful seeing the shops around us reopen as we all look to gain momentum and a sense of routine into our lives. We hope we can all support each other in creating a wonderful community.
GENTLE SOUNDS
Kasia has put together this gentle mix for you to relax to
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BAGS BAGS BAGS
When you are next in the Studio make sure to pick up one of our (free!) branded bags. They are so handy, you’ll use it for everything

And finally,…..

Our karma yogi scheme starts again, if you or you know someone that would like free yoga classes in exchange for help 30mins help before and 30mins after class please get in touch to support@yogahouselonon.co.uk

Annual memberships – we only have a few annual memberships left after we released a batch 2 weeks ago. These can be found on our pricing page https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/prices/. Members who are currently frozen can also switch to this plan and many of you have done so already. The annual membership gives you the best price, as a one off payment of £780 (which works out at £65pm), 15% off all workshops and sound baths + a month pause to cover holiday etc. (one consecutive month pause). These memberships are a great way to get back into yoga and pilates with access to the whole timetable across both studios. Start date can be added at checkout if you wanted to start at a later 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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Yoga House Newsletter – Summer Offer & Studio News

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Dear Yogis,
We hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful weather and getting outside in nature as much as possible. We are loving having the doors of our Lee & Catford Studio’s open.

This week’s newsletter is a quick update on some great things happening at the studios that we don’t want you to miss out on. We have a great Summer offer, available to everyone (even is your current membership or class passes are frozen you can still take advantage), to help get your yoga feet back on the mat. 

This Sunday there are a few spaces available for our magical Gong & Alchemy Sound Bath with Junior & Kasia, in our Lee studio. The following Sunday (23rd August), we have a not to be missed
YH Live (free on IG live) with Zannie discussing Hormonal Balance, via our Instagram.
We have also added to our recorded classes!

And finally, we take a deeper look at the wisdom and knowledge mudra – Jnana Mudra.

COMING BACK TO THE STUDIO

We have a great Summer offer for you:
4 STUDIO CLASSES FOR £20
This pass can be used across both studios and is valid for a month from purchase. 
It’s available for new & existing Yogis (even if you have a frozen membership or class passes that you don’t want to reactivate yet).
 

Frozen Memberships & Packages

If you have a membership (monthly or annual) or one of our class packages that we have frozen during lockdown, we can reactivate your account at anytime so you don’t miss out, some membership accounts have a few weeks left to use before the next payment date as you paid in advance (email hello@yogahouselondon.co.uk). We won’t be proactively reactivating the frozen memberships over August incase you have some summer holiday time away.

Our Summer timetable for Catford & Lee Studio is LIVE and ready for you to book here:
LEE
CATFORD
OUR SAFETY MEASURES 

We have been working hard to keep you, our staff and teachers safe, and have followed Government guidelines to help you practice safely at our studios. 
  • Only come to class if you are healthy. If you have a cough, sniffle, scratchy throat or sore head, please stay at home and practice with one of our online classes
  • Classes must be booked online in advance
  • Come dressed for practice with your own mat if possible
  • Use hand sanitisers on entry
  • Class sizes are reduced so there is at least 1.5m between each pre marked out mat space
  • Studio, mats and props are cleaned & quarantined between each class
  • Please bring a pillowcase if you wish to use a bolster
Our full guidelines of how we are keeping COVID safe can be found here.

SOUND BATH IS BACK

Junior & Kasia 
Gong + Alchemy Bowl Sound Bath
Sunday 16th August | 6.30pm | Lee Studio

A magical hour of Gong with Junior and Alchemy Bowls with Kasia.
Don’t miss it.
Early bird prices sold out very fast, we have some slots left £20 (15% off for members).
 
BOOK HERE
Bring your blanket and pillow to make
yourself super comfortable and enjoy this sound journey. 
You can use a bolster if you bring a pillowcase to cover it.
 
The next SOUND BATH will be in September

SUNDAY YOGA HOUSE LIVE 

23rd August | 6.15pm | Hormonal Balance with Zannie

Early this year we held a fascinating and life changing workshop at the studio on
Hormonal Balance with the ever so talented Zannie. 

Zannie is back on Sunday 23rd August on YH Instagram Live to discuss this topic. 
The rise of fall of hormones during our cycle impact us in ways we have never explored. By understanding the changes that happen every month, we can radically improve our lives. Our cycle can become our greatest gift, instead of a burden. 
 
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You can catch all our previous sessions – Gong Baths, Sound Bowls, HIIT Session, Nutritional Talks, Meditation, Chat with Sustainable businesses on our IGTV channel.

RECORDED CLASSES


We have added to our recorded classes
available online at any time

Yin Yoga with Kasia
Meditation from Ryan 
Yoga Nidra from Alice  
Sound Baths from Kasia 
Kirtan with Dan 
 
They are free as part of your membership (please email us for the password)
or Non members can buy a £12 pass for a month’s access.

MUDRA MOMENT
JNANA MUDRA

I’m sure we could all use a bit more insight, wisdom and knowledge at the moment.
Jnana Mudra invites all of that and more….
 
Technique Lightly join the tips of the thumbs and index fingers of both hands. The thumb represents universal consciousness, while the index finger represents individual consciousness. The unity in this gesture symbolises the union of the divine self with the individual self, resulting in the transcendence of this world

Application In a comfortable seated position, form the mudra with each hand. Rest hands on your knees, palm facing up. Relax the shoulders and chest, and breathe naturally. Release effort and any expectation for results. Simply relax into the texture of your own direct experience. 

Benefits Opens the chest for ease of breathing, calms the heart and spirit, improves intelligence and ability to concentrate, expands feelings of compassion and care for self and others, serves as a gateway for discovering the innate wisdom arising in our own direct experience.

And finally, we only have a few annual memberships left after we released a batch 2 weeks agao. These can be found on our pricing page https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/prices/. Members who are currently frozen can also switch to this plan and many of you have done so already. The annual membership gives you the best price, as a one off payment of £780 (which works out at £65pm), 15% off all workshops and sound baths + a month pause to cover holiday etc. (one consecutive month pause). These memberships are a great way to get back into yoga and pilates with access to the whole timetable across both studios. Start date can be added at checkout if you wanted to start at a later 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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August Newsletter – We are open!

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Dear Yogis,
WE ARE OPEN! We’re so excited to open our doors again in Lee and Catford, it has been so great to see so many of you taking back to the mat, we hope you see that it’s a safe, clean and welcoming environment and can really be a sanctuary away from our hectic lives. Planning an hour into our week can be really important, whether it’s restorative or dynamic classes, we have launched a great timetable for the summer. We’ve also cut the capacity by 50% with more space between mats so it’s a great time to practice with more space and lower numbers. 

In this week’s newsletter we have a studio update so you can see how we are getting on and we outline our guidelines to keep you safe.

Our teachers are so happy to be back, they have shared what they are loving about being back at the studio and why they can’t wait to connect with you all again.

As we face another time of change, we look at some coping tools for when you feel like you are losing yourself. We welcome new teacher Fleur to the family.. and Aina shares her yummy crumble recipe and Francesca has a playlist to chill to on these beautiful summer nights.  
 

THE LATEST FROM THE STUDIO


The doors are open, our teachers and
team are ready to welcome you (safely) back to your mats.

Our Summer timetable for Catford & Lee Studio is LIVE and ready for you to book here:
 
LEE
CATFORD
Will still have an online offering and will also be streaming some classes live.
 
It’s a transitional time and things will be fluid. We will be changing to meet the needs of the community as we all adjust to a new way of being. We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions during this time. Please email us.
 A great suggestion we had was to bring a large pillow case so you can use our bolsters for studio yin and restorative classes! (The bolsters will also get disinfected after use). 

The below infographic highlights our safety measures and our full guidelines of how we are keeping COVID safe can be found here.

WORDS FROM OUR TEACHERS

Our teachers share their excitement for
heading back into the studio and teaching again in person 
I am looking forward to teaching back in the studio as I’ve really missed that connection that we get when sharing a space to practice.
I love our community and although
it was amazing to be able to still teach from home, it’s just not the seeing people in little boxes as it is
seeing everybody as one. 
The Yoga House team have been amazing the whole way from lockdown to re-opening with getting us all online and supporting all the teachers however they can. The commitment in the face of all the hurdles has been inspiring. It is the community that makes Yoga House special – Dan
Happy re-opening 🥳’ to the havens that are the Yoga House studios!   
I’m excited for the wonderful vibrations, created by our positive, smiling students, the sumptuous environment and the plants 🌿(and to not bumping by foot on the sofa every time I teach a 3 legged dog!) – Imir
 
Throughout lockdown I have reflected on how grateful I am for the community that I am part of, and how teaching online has enabled me to stay connected to others. Now I feel so grateful to be able to return to the studio and connect with everyone in real life! I’m looking forward to being able to hold a space again for people to move, breath and rest and I can’t wait to get back to the Yoga House community! – Alice
Im so excited to finally be teaching back in the studio as I love the energy of people moving and breathing together.
Also teaching in the beautiful space of Yoga House that I always inspires me – Aina
 
 
I feel excited to see my students and be able to connect with them on an energetic level in person. I am looking forward to seeing actual bodies and be able to verbally cue adjustments rather than  on the zoom link. I love being in the beautiful studio space and can’t wait to be there again. And it’s time to start to reconnect with a new normal and start taking baby steps towards that – Laura
It was lovely to be back teaching. So warm and welcoming and really grateful students. Small and intimate class as it’s summer and the first week back but truly great to be back in a space where I feel I can be me, in a down to earth loving community.  In all my 5 years teaching I haven’t felt more welcome and valued than I do at YH Catford – Francesca

SOUND BATH IS BACK

Junior & Kasia 
Gong + Alchemy Bowl Sound Bath
Sunday 16th August | 6.30pm | Lee Studio

A magical hour of Gong with Junior and Alchemy Bowls with Kasia.
Don’t miss it.
Early bird prices sold out very fast, we have some slots left £20 (15% off for members).
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Bring your blanket and pillow to make
yourself super comfortable and enjoy this sound journey. 
 
The next SOUND BATH will be in September
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SUNDAY YOGA HOUSE LIVE 

We hope you are enjoying our Sunday Yoga House Instagram Live Sessions as much as we have been. We have some great sessions coming up this August:

9th August | 11.15am | HIIT for Yogis with Henry
23rd August | 6.15pm | Hormonal Balance with Zannie
 
You can catch all our previous sessions – Gong Baths, Sound Bowls, Nutritional Talks, Meditation, Chat with Sustainable businesses on our IGTV channel.

CHECKING IN ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH  

Times they have been a changing! As social creatures of routine our grounding and comfort has been truly shaken. The spiritual folk of the world say life’s challenges are blessing to show our power and resilience. Our studio favourite Ganesha (the elephant god) is said to be the remover of obstacles, but he is also the placer of these obstacles. Ganesha is also the Hindu God associated with the first chakra, the Muladhara Chakra. This is our grounding chakra, it connects us to the earth, to our ancestors and our true being. The world is currently in a first chakra melt down.
 
What do we do? Firstly, we can’t fix the world’s melt down just yet, but we can work on ourselves and we must. Being trap in our heads leads us to forget our true nature. We become filled with fear instead of hope and wonderment. As we learn to quieten our mind, return into our bodies and our light begins to shine again. And as we shine, it encourages those around us to shine too.  
 
There is no one fix for everyone. We have to try, experiment, explore and find the tools we need, when we need them. A hammer won’t chop wood.
Here are some ideas for your toolbox…
 
Breathing
When we are feeling the tension rise, breath in through the nose for five and exhale through the mouth for 10. Continue if it feels good. These five breaths will activate our rest and repair nervous system and release relaxing chemicals through our body.
 
Orientation
As your anxiety creeps in, feel your feet on the ground, look around your space. Take in the walls, the furniture, the colours and all that you can see. Know that you are safe right now.
 
Touch
Place one hand on your heart, the other on your belly. Feel your chest and torso lift and release with your breath. Take your hands to your arms and press up and down, like a mini massage. Repeat on your legs.
 
Nature
Get outside (if you can). Feel your feet on Mother Earth and breath in Father Sky. You can take your socks off and explore the ground below. See the natural patterns in nature and how they make you feel.
 
Move
When we experience a stressful event, the autonomic part of our brain switches on, stress hormones are released and we respond with fight, flight or freeze. In nature, animals fight or flight (run) from their stressor. We humans normally freeze. This freezing causes that stressful event to be stored in the body as tension. Tension is what leads to disease.
In yoga we relax our mind and body and move in a connected way to release this tension.
 
Connection
We are social beings. Loss of human connection is one of the main causes of depression. It is important to be a part of a community and to find your tribe. As we slowly come out of lockdown, it’s important to know what you are comfortable with and find your connections.

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT  

Welcome > Fleur Mondanipoor
Fleur is an experienced yoga and Pilates teacher who has been teaching in London since 2012. She is a passionate teacher who always teaches from the heart. Her classes are fun, fluid and help to release emotional and physical tension. Fleur has a keen interest in anatomy and physiology and each of her classes are well thought out and beneficial for both body and mind. Each yoga class has motive and intention and comes with a message of mindfulness. Fleur also teaches pregnancy yoga and her aim is to empower women at one of the most important times of their lives. Her Pilates classes specialise in helping people recover from injuries, gain strength and stability. Pilates is subtly incorporated in each of her yoga classes to enable students to build core strength and to practice safely. She is always looking for ways to grow as a teacher and therefore she has enrolled in a yin yoga teacher training course, so watch this space.

Fleur teaches Tuesday | 7.15pm | Slow Flow | Lee Studio

SUMMER CHILLS 

This playlist from Francesca is the prefect soundtrack for relaxing on long summer nights….

https://open.spotify.com/album/1jxF2oJOAr5zR9d1PQnR8Y?si=9iP8My0sRV-30u2128xYMw

COOKING TIME

Aina shares her family recipe for
Apple & Blackberry Crumble
40g butter
750g eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar
350g blackberries
2 tablespoons of ground almonds ( you can also use porridge oats if you haven’t got ground almonds)
Crumble Topping
150g plain flour
a generous pinch of salt
100g cold butter , cut into cubes
85g demerara sugar
25g porridge oats ( I put an extra handful as I like a bit of crunch from the oats).
Method
Put the oven to 175/180 C (depending on your oven)
Melt the butter for the fruit filling in a large pan and saute the apples with the sugar for about 5min. Stirring occasionally.
Finally stir in the blackberries.
Sprinkle the base of a 20cm round, glass ovenproof dish with the almonds or oats.
Spoon the fruit mix on top.
 
To make the topping mix together the flour, salt , sugar and then rub the butter in with your fingertips . Finally add the oats.

The crumble mix should now feel quite crumbly.
Sprinkle the crumble mix over the fruit and bake in the oven for about 35min. 
 
Enjoy on its own or with cream, custard or ice cream.

And finally, after a number of requests, we’ve added 22 more annual memberships to the pricing page. Members who are currently frozen can also switch to this plan and many of you have done so already. The annual membership gives you the best price, as a one off payment of £780 (which works out at £65pm), 15% off all workshops and sound baths + a month pause to cover holiday etc. (one consecutive month pause). These memberships are a great way to get back into yoga and pilates with access to the whole timetable across both studios. Start date can be added at checkout if you wanted to start at a later 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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Yoga House Mid June Newsletter

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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.
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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.