December Newsletter

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Welcome to YOGA HOUSE
newsletter#16 Dec 2018

The end of the year is a time for slowing down, a time for reflecting on the past months and creating future ideas. Very often, instead of taking time to go inwards and observe how we feel and how the year has been so far, we get so busy with planning and attending things that it all becomes a little bit overwhelming and we are not enjoying ourselves any longer.

This is when self care becomes even more important. Everyone is in need of it in the current busyness of the world.... Self care is an action of taking care to preserve or improve our own health and wellbeing. It's available to all who need it and can be as simple as saying no to certain things, going for a long walk, turning off the noise or just sitting down with your breath for few minutes - to recognise what is happening in your internal world, to listen to all the feedback your body is giving you. Self care starts with recognising your needs and creating a self restoring ritual. What is crucial is to remember that what you're doing to help yourself feel better will greatly benefit those around you. You can only give to others when you feel alright yourself.

We believe that yoga is a wonderful self care tool. It's a way to self acceptance, cultivating self awareness and feelings of deep wellness. But it needs to be practised with loving kindness to self.

We've planned a lovely December at Yoga House around winter wellness and self care outlined in this month's newsletter, we hope you enjoy what we have for you. 

 
Winter Wellness Workshop (15th Dec) at Yoga House 

This is a wonderful opportunity to take couple of hours to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city life around Christmas. This workshop will combine yoga, healthy nutrition and meditation to give you time to restore and will provide ideas of self care rituals. 

Winter is the time of hibernation for nature and we can naturally feel a bit sluggish, unmotivated and tired. Our immune system can feel very challenged too. Heading over towards the end of the year, we feel a need to slow down and look inwards, reflecting on the past months. We have a perfect end of the year workshop for you. Our annual WINTER WELLNESS event will allow you to indulge in some delicious yoga and meditation, plus talk all things well-being. We are teaming up with Zannie Krogh, a nutritional therapist, to cover topics related to healthy immune system and overall well-being. Giving us ideas on healthy, varied nutrition to support a healthy gut, which is crucial in creating a strong and balanced immune system and wellbeing.  We will start the workshop with a 60min yin/yang practise to warm and relax the body. After the practise you will be treated to turmeric lattes and red lentil coconut soup. The workshop will continue with a session from Zannie, giving us tips and ideas on how to improve our overall well-being.  We will finish the workshop with a 15min guided mediation. 

Some of our favourite ways of keeping the mind and body feeling well are:

  • Making time to look after yourself, doing little things that matter for you, that make you happy, your body and mind will thank you for it.

  • Healthy warming varied nutrition, especially in autumn/winter months making sure you’re keeping your body warm and nurtured. 

  • Quality sleep.

  • Keeping the body moving.

  • Slowing down, any form of meditation.

FOUR Sound sessions at
Yoga House this December..

We strongly believe in the power of sound.

Sound therapies go back thousands of years. They can be a wonderful way of mediation, especially if you find seated mediation very hard. At the studio we offer regular sound baths. Monthly GONG sessions, Crystal Bowl and Sensory Sound sessions, plus Kirtan. 

The sound of a GONG helps the brain reach deep relaxation. 

Crystal Bowl sounds can evoke true transformation.
Quartz is a vibrational transmitter. It carries the vibrational consciousness of the mineral or crystal into our cellular knowing. Because we are 65-70% water we react to the sound of crystal bowls as their vibration penetrates into us.

Kirtan is a mantra and music induced form of meditation. Through the sound and the vibration of these ancient call and response chants (in Sanskrit) you will get the sense of connection to the source, unity, love and healing. 


This month we have a fantastic selection of sound therapies to deeply unwind and slow down:

Saturday 8th Dec 4pm Gentle Qigong + Kirtan with Dan 
Sunday 16th Dec 6.45pm Sensory Sound Bath with Steph + Laura (after 5.30pm Flow to Restore class)
Sunday 30th Dec 6.45pm End of the Year Alchemy Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Selda (after 5.30pm Flow to Restore class)
Tuesday 1st Jan 4pm New Year's Day special Gong Bath with Junior 

For more information and to book please follow 
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/
BANANA Bread Recipe ~ easy

This is a super easy and delicious recipe, like a tropical breeze that will lift your mood instantly. I love baking this with my kids who all love eating it warm.
This 
banana loaf is gluten free, preservative free and tastes of summer (a great pick up for this time of the year!)

Prep time 10 minutes, baking 50 minutes

Here's what you need:
110g of melted coconut oil
250g of coconut sugar (it's almost like brown sugar, but with a hint of caramel, it's packed with nutriens and minerals with a low glycemic index providing 'slow-release' energy, definitely worth a try!) or alternatively brown sugar
4 ripe bananas
4 tablespoons of plant milk of your choice (coconut, almond, cashew nut)
1 egg
1 teaspoon of good quality vanilla essence or 1 vanilla pod
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
optional desiccated coconut
275g of rice flour, buckwheat flour or ground almonds
* I have tried all the flour combinations and I find that mixing 137g of ground almonds and 138g of buckwheat flour makes the nicest cake. Buckwheat is an ancient grain, becoming more and more popular. Rutin found in buckwheat can treat high blood pressure and increase circulation to hands and feet.

Method:
Mix all the ingredients by hand or electric mixer. Line the loaf tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180C.
Once all the ingredients are well combined, pour them into the tin and bake for around 50 minutes.
Leave it to cool and sprinkle with some coconut flakes. For an extra bit of indulgence spread some berry jam or home made chocolate spread (recipe here http://cookingmehappy.blogspot.com/2016/07/healthy-c-h-o-c-o-l-t-e-spread_9.html).

Enjoy all day every day! 
Christmas Opening Hours + Local Offers

Our Christmas opening times are up to date on the website and all December wellness and sound sessions are included and open to book, it can be a great gift for someone you know to share a workshop experience with. We will be open almost everyday up to and between Christmas and the New Year with little changes to the number of classes. Please always check the timetable to book and plan.

The studio will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


To go with our topic of self care we have two lovely offers for you to consider.

You can now get an hour of Thai Yoga Massage with Aina for £40 (instead of the usual £60). This is a powerful therapy for mind body and soul.
Thai Yoga Massage combines acupressure with effective yoga stretching. Also including  elements of reflexology, physiotherapy, meditation and Ayurveda. Deeply relaxing treatment particularly helpful for shoulders, back and hips - suitable during pregnancy. Offer valid from 1st - 21st Dec (please add Yoga House when booking, book directly with Aina or email us for more info). 



Fawz Farhan, the Botanical Pharmacist and founder of the All Being well Project, gives her top tips of the season.

Herbs
- Milk thistle - a wonderful herb that protects the liver against the toxic effects of alcohol. Take before a night out.
- Chamomile, ginger and fennel tea - settles the stomach and mind and tastes great, especially with a dash of lemon and honey

Aromas
- Lavender and rosemary - for clarity and calm. Put a few drops of the essential oils in a bath (mixed first with a tablespoon of any oil to hand). Add a big handful of Epsom salts to relax tired muscles too. 
- Geranium and lemongrass - to lift the spirits and energise. Especially good after a late night or hangover which can leave you low. Use as a room fragrance in a spray or diffuser

Nature
- Shake off the cobwebs and take a wintry walk in the local park, or venture out to the country or nearest National Trust. 
- Remember to stop, take a deep breath and take in every detail in your surroundings. Maybe forage and gather a few momentos like fallen pine cones, prickly sweet chestnut cases or a few springs of holly. Bring the outside into your home.

Exclusive OFFER - 20% off with code YOGAHOUSE
January 12th - Gut Reaction Masterclass
The gut microbiome affects our immunity, cognitive function, mood, weight and more. So if you want to reset yourself after the festive overindulgence, this workshop is for you.
One last thing before we go.
MEMBERSHIPS ARE CHANGING AT YOGA HOUSE...

Become a member by December 31st and freeze the membership price of £70pm for 2019 (£85pm from 01st Jan 2019) - all members also receive a 15% discount on workshops in 2019 and enjoy unlimited access to our wide range of classes. 
It's a great opportunity to join our growing Yogi community.

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Keeping subscribed will keep you up to date with news on classes, workshops, future events and all the other yoga related stuff.


Spread the love and share with anyone you think might be interested. All subscribers will be entered into a monthly prize draw. This month it's a handcrafted candle - all natural and smelling absolutely amazing!

The November draw of a box of our favourite Cocoa and Coconut Rooibos Tea goes to Jade Heritage.

Join our growing Yogi community.

Look after yourself.
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November Newsletter

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Welcome to YOGA HOUSE
newsletter#15 Nov 2018

Autumn is definitely here, so this newsletter is themed around cold weather wellness. Improving your wellbeing and health is so much more than eating veg and exercising.  In this newsletter you will find information on how to improve and maintain a healthy gut - so important in the overall wellbeing. If you have problems with sleeping why not trying some of our restorative yoga sessions or even yoga Nidra  - more explained below. A good night sleep is vital in keeping the body strong and healthy and tremendously important in keeping a healthy mind. Making sure you dedicate some time to yourself and to things that make you truly happy will boost your overall happiness and health.
We have some lovely workshops as always for you, from more physical to restorative. We also have two new sessions on the timetable for you. Our Thursday 7pm Vinyasa will now become Forrest Yoga (still with Emily) and on Friday evenings 7pm, we've added UNWIND Friday Yin + Meditation.

 
YOGA NIDRA and your wellbeing 

We've asked our Yoga Nidra teacher Tim Rowe to summarise in a few sentences what this wonderful practice is about.
Our weekly Yoga Nidra happens every Tuesday at 8.45pm - 9.30pm


Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation, performed in Savasana. Deep relaxation which has many benefits and suits many needs at different levels. It's a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like 'going to sleep' stage. In this stage the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner 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.

Benefits include:
Physical
improves the quality of your sleep and the amount of your sleep, eases chronic pain, soothes your autonomic nervous system

Mental
enhances your mental focus and attention span
, improves your creativity and whole brain functioning

Emotional
gives you more ease and peace of mind in daily life
, helps create new neural pathways in your brain leading to healthy habits

It is also ideally suited to beginners - particularly those who have 
experienced difficulties with other forms of meditation.
On a deeper level, Yoga Nidra is a NonDual practice which facilitates 
the conscious experience of one’s True Nature or Being, by welcoming all 
sensory experiences: sensations, emotions, thoughts and perceptions, so 
that attachment or aversion to these dissolve - leaving one in a state 
of perfect equanimity and inner peace.
November WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

We have a selection of great yoga workshops and events lined up for you.
To book, simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot. 

https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


THURSDAYS 17.00-18.00 TEENS YOGA + MINDFULNESS with Amani Eke from Project Yogi - this is an ongoing weekly class for teens from 12-16yrs old (term time only). We are putting together a workshop, stay tuned. 
This is a flow yoga class, introducing teens to a real adult style yoga class. Here teenagers will learn more challenging postures, do breath work, meditation, mindfulness, partner and acro-style yoga, helping with balance, focus, flexibility, strength and reliving stress. Open to all levels.


SUNDAY 4th NOV 14.00-16.00 UNLOCK YOUR BACKBEND with Aina Wethal
NEVER HAVE BACKBENDS BEEN MORE IMPORTANT!

Due to increased stress from living in a busy modern society where most of us sit in front of computer screens, our backs are now starting to feel the consequences.

Backbends help release tension in shoulders and chest. Doing backbends will build incredible strength and power in your legs, arms and back muscles, and can also stimulate your digestive system.

Explore and improve your backbends safely through different variations, modifications and the use of props.

Mindful movement of the spine opens the area around our lungs, improves our breathing and encourages a healthy flow of energy which aids our body `s ability to heal itself.

As our spine increases mobility and we become more aware of how our spine moves we are left with more vitality and energy.

Open to all levels. £20 early bird (£25).
 

SUNDAY 4th NOV 18.45-20.00 ALCHEMY CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND BATH with Selda Goodwin

A deeply restorative class using sound of alchemy crystal bowls to move the body into a deep state of rest.
The Alchemy crystal singing bowls are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4000 degrees F in a centrifugal mold. They are then infused with gemstones and precious metals, creating the ‘alchemy’. Each bowl has a variety of effects; clearing, activating, restructuring, rebalancing and healing.
Alchemy bowls emit a pure, cosmic sound that expands into a multitude of vibrant overtones. Through sound, vibration and intent they assist in clearing blockages, rewiring brain chemistry, activating chakras and elevating our state of consciousness to ever more refined levels.
Join us on Sunday to enter a state of pure bliss.
Open to all levels, usual class pass.


FRIDAY 16th NOV 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior Valentine
Monthly sound baths run by a qualified Gong Master who will take you on a magical sound journey with his three gongs. The gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation. Feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of this amazing Sound Bath. All you have to do is lie down and let the sound vibrations flow through your body and mind.

Open to all levels. £15 pre booked or £18 on the door.

 

SUNDAY 18th NOV 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia Blackwell
Monthly Family Yoga class for grown ups and kids 5-10yr. Fun 45 mins of gentle yoga poses, breathing exercises, yoga stories and simple meditation techniques. 

Open to all levels. £6 per Yogi.


SATRURDAY 1st Dec 13.00-15.00 PINCHA MAYURASANA WORKSHOP  with Charles Balogh
Learning to go upsidedown can be a exhilarating and fun experience. Inversions are the antidote to fear, weakness, imbalanced hormones, anxiety and depression. Inverting the body regulates the nervous and endocrine systems. With this workshop Charles will give you tools that you can take home and integrate in your own practice allowing you with continued effort to build a strong and flexible body to get you in and out with grace from your Feathered Peacock Pose.

Remember, consistency and effort are the keys to success!!!

We are going to start with some Yin stimulating meridians and opening the deeper tissues connected to the shoulders. Then moving to a short dynamic flow learning how to engage the core, stretch and activate all the muscles in the back, shoulders, arms and legs. Following this we are going to work on drills to help isolate and activate the different parts of the body needed to take your Peacock to the next level. Including play time putting everything together and going though all the different variations of Pincha Mayurasana. To finish we will come back to Yin to let the body recharge and reconnect with the four elements. 

£20 early bird price (£25 after).



Teacher Training at Yoga House - schedule changes
This is starting on Monday 5th Nov - the classes will carry on as usual apart from our Thursday Warm Hatha class which on these dates will be moved to 12pm as a 60min session. All will be up to date on the timetable.

Thursday 8th Nov, Thursday 22nd, Thursday 6th Dec, Thursday 10th Jan, Thursday 24th Jan, Thursday 7th Feb, Thursday 21st Feb, Thursday 7th March, Thursday 21st March

Gut Health by Zannie Krogh Nutrition

Our local nutritional therapist gave us her advice on how to look after health and overall wellbeing with a focus on a healthy and happy gut.
We will be inviting Zannie to the studio very soon to collaborate and bring you a winter wellness workshop packed with yoga and great advice on how to stay healthy. More details to follow.... Zannie has also kindly offered 20% off first 
consultation for our students.

Our gut is filled with trillions of tiny microbes and the community of these are called microbiome. As we know now a healthy gut and a diverse microbiome is one of the key aspect to good health and digestive problems have been linked with among others autoimmune diseases, mood disorders, cardio vascular disease and obesity. Research shows around 70-80 % of our immune cells are located in our digestive tract where it forms a protective barrier to the outside world of unwanted pathogens and toxins. When we think about our gut it is useful to think about it as a garden we need to nourish and which requires plenty on nutrients to thrive. 
Here are my 3 top tips for better digestion and to support a healthy microbiome.
  1. Consume at least 30 different types of plant based food in a week - this includes; fruit, vegetables, seeds, nut, legumes and whole grains. The fibres in these food are important for the growth and diversity of good bacteria and to support a healthy digestion. 
  2. Include fermented food in your diet like sauerkraut, kefir and good live plain yoghurt. These are probiotics and can help promote the good bacteria to grow.
  3. Rest and digest - allowing a window of 12-14 hours of fasting by eating an early evening meal as our digestion is best when the body is relaxed. And always try and eat mindfully and chew the food properly as a good digestion starts in the mouth. 
 
For more information or to book a consultation please contact Zannie Krogh on nutrition@zanniekrogh.co.uk
Instagram @zanniekrogh_nutrition   
Kids YOGA CLUB

We are super excited to be launching our first Yoga House Kids YOGA CLUB. From Wednesday 7th November we will be running 6 weekly yoga kids classes (term time only) with our new kids teacher Bella Brelu-Brelu. The classes will have a drop off format, where you can drop your kids for 4pm start and pick them up at 5pm. Bella is a qualified kids yoga teacher with a clear DBS check. Here's her outline on what to expect. To sign up please go to our timetable and select the 6 week kids YOGA CLUB package.

We will explore different themes each week through a combinations of yoga sequences, music, breathing exercises, yoga games, creative arts, meditation and relaxations. Our classes will give children the opportunity to celebrate their own uniqueness through learning in how to connect to their mind and body as well with their peers and the outside world around them. Physically, yoga nurtures freedom of movement to build on flexibility and strength; mentally and emotionally, concentration and self-confidence are improved.  Children are given a safe space to explore being in their bodies to learn to appreciate the endless variety for things our bodies can do for us such as balance, twists, bends, jump, play and relaxation. The classes are designed to help children become in tune with themselves, to develop their skills to self-regulate and to create a calm, happy, loving, confident young being as our children are the future. 
 
Benefits:
  • Teaches self-awareness and self-love
  • Builds on coordination and balance as well as improves on strength and flexibility
  • Builds on concentration
  • Helps to balance the mind
  • Nourishes Creativity
  • Encourages cooperation and teamwork
  • Improves on sleep
  • Improves on self-confidence and builds a positive self-image
  • Develops self-discipline and self-control
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Keeping subscribed will keep you up to date with news on classes, workshops, future events and all the other yoga related stuff.


Spread the love and share with anyone you think might be interested. All subscribers will be entered into a monthly prize draw. This month it's a box of our favourite Cocoa and Coconut Rooibos Tea.


The October draw of free class goes to Emma Atkinson.

Join our growing Yogi community.

Stay warm.
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October Newsletter

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Welcome to YOGA HOUSE
newsletter#14 October 2018

Autumn is most definitely here and we are embracing the change of season with an immune boosting focus in this month's newsletter.

Nature looks absolutely stunning with all the colours changing, the mornings are getting a little colder and the evenings draw darker earlier.

The change of seasons can take us a bit out of balance, a little bit more vulnerable and exposed to changes in our health and overall wellbeing. From YOGA poses, workshops, recipes and local ideas for wellbeing and self care, we hope this newsletter can help you embrace Autumn, making it a positive move of season.
YOGA for immunity

Yoga can be very beneficial in helping to boost the immune system. Regular practice will keep you strong throughout the year, but here we've selected a few poses that are particularly good at this time of year.


Downward Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana
A wonderful full body stretch. In this pose our head is below the heart so this asana is a great opportunity for a gentle inversion. It's a calming pose that encourages deep, steady breathing allowing the nervous system to relax and therefore boosting immunity as our body naturally weakens when under stress. 

Twist - Supine Twist or Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
Twist are a great way to stimulate our third chakra (Manipura) responsible for keeping our inner fire (Agni) ignited, especially important in the change of seasons and colder month to come. There are a lot of poses that include twisting so you can try different variations. From more restorative options like supine twist (easy twist on the floor) to more challenging and dynamic ones like Revolved Half Moon! (great for testing your balance too).

Headstand or Viparita Karani (legs up the wall)
An inversion strengthens the immune system by stimulating the lymphatic drainage in our body. It's a wonderful pose to practise at the end of a busy day, keeping your breath steady, allowing the whole body to relax.

Seated Meditation
Take a few moments out of your busy day to sit down and tune into your own breath. This is such a simple, yet neglected practice that should be a part of everybody's daily routine. You don't need to make it too long, even just a few minutes spent away from the busy everyday doing and thinking will transform how you approach your day, it'll enhance your creativity and give you a clearer perspective on things. If this is quite new to you, start your mediation by doing a full body scan in a seated position with your eyes closed, and eventually move on to using meaningful mantras that you recite in your mind and gradually lengthen the time of your practice. 
 
October WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

We have a selection of great yoga workshops and events lined up for you in October.  To book, simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot. 
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


THURSDAY 11th OCTOBER 17.00-18.00 TEENS YOGA + MINDFULNESS with Amani from Project Yogi - this will be an ongoing weekly class for teens from 12-16yrs old. 
This is a flow yoga class, introducing teens to a real adult style yoga class. Here teenagers will learn more challenging postures, do breath work, meditation, mindfulness, partner and acro-style yoga, helping with balance, focus, flexibility, strength and reliving stress. Open to all levels.


SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 14.00-16.00 SLOW DOWN YIN with Alice
Yin Yoga is a gentle and meditative practice that encourages the mind and body to slowly unwind. In Yin the postures are held for 5 minutes, or longer, using yoga props to help support the body and to enhance the feeling of 'letting go'. By holding the postures for an extended period, the fascia (the inter-web of connective tissues in the body that encapsulate and supports every muscle and organ in the body) is stimulated, and circulation to the joints is increased. Making Yin the perfect practice to increase suppleness in the body, allowing you to move with more grace and ease in every day life. The practice of Yin also encourages you to stay aware and available to the different sensations that arise in the body moment to moment. Through introspection Yin provides the perfect gateway into meditation, inner peace and quiet, and can often help to promote feelings of calm and alleviate stress.

During this 2 hour workshop Alice will guide you through an extended Yin Yoga practice where you will explore; mindfulness techniques and guided meditation. Breathing exercises to encourage relaxation and better breathing. Yin yoga postures to create space and ease in body. Expect a warm and cozy setting with low lighting, essential oils and incense to help you melt into an oasis of calm. This will be the perfect practice to round off the weekend, providing you with a clear mind and open body, ready to take on the week ahead. At the end of the practice you're welcome to stay for a cup of tea and a slice of home made vegan cake. Open to all levels, £20 early bird (£25)



FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER 20.00-21.00 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound baths run by a qualified Gong Master who will take you on a magical sound journey with his three gongs. The gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation. Feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of this amazing Sound Bath. All you have to do is lie down and let the sound vibrations flow through your body and mind.

Open to all levels. 

Open to all levels. £15 pre booked or £18 on the door.


SATURDAY 20th October 12.45-15.15 ASHTANGA with Imir

The workshop will provide a relaxed and fun opportunity to experience a classical Ashtanga Yoga practice, from Pranayama to Savasana.

Imir will begin by exploring modifications for some of the more challenging Asanas and Vinyasas, then lead the group through Pranayama, the opening Mantra and ‘all aboard!’ to enjoy a guided ride through the opening Sun Salutations, Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, a select few Second Series postures, the Closing Sequence followed by a deep relaxation, aaaahh... Intended as a daily personal therapy, in Ashtanga the rhythmic sequence of Asanas and Vinyasas are developed, slowly and steadily, with breath, concentration and bandhas.

The practice becomes a strong, moving meditation; a vehicle to access deeper internal awareness, purifying the body and organs, maintaining optimum health of mind, body and spirit.

“Through regularity of practice the Eight Limbs are nourished, our practice blooms and our understanding of the depths of Yoga matures”
Open to all levels, £20 early bird (£25)
 

SUNDAY 28th October 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia
Monthly Family Yoga class for grown ups and kids 5-10yr. Fun 45 mins of gentle yoga poses, breathing exercises, yoga stories and simple meditation techniques. 

Open to all levels. £6 per Yogi.


Teacher Training at Yoga House
Momentum for the Parampara School of Yoga Teacher at Yoga House is gathering!
Just 6 places remain on our exceptional quality, 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited course in Yoga Teacher Training and Foundation Studies. If you'd like more information on how to join the class of November 2018 drop us a line...

Local wisdom + offers 

We asked local experts and businesses to give us their advice and offer discounts on services that will help you to look after yourself during the changing season. Here are two lovely local businesses that have kindly offered us advice and discounts on their services. 

Fawz, the Botanical Pharmacist and founder of the All Being Well Project, gives her top tips for boosting your immunity and keeping the Winter bugs at bay.

Food to include in your diet:
Goji berries, Pumpkin seeds (rich in zinc), Shiitake mushrooms, GingerGarlic (antiviral so zaps cold and flu viruses before they take hold)
Vitamin C – black currants, kiwi, oranges, red peppers, broccoli, kale
Vitamin D – we don’t get enough sunlight for our bodies to make enough, so top it up from eggs, oily fish or supplements.
Eating a rainbow – the pigments in fruit and veg are antioxidants and great for keeping the body in balance to fight its own battles.
Gut biome - keep your gut flora in tip top shape. Eat a variety of food and plenty of fermented foods – live yoghurts, keffir, kombucha, miso ... whatever takes your fancy.
Herbs
Nettle seeds – sprinkle on your cereal or add to a smoothie.
Elderberry syrup – an antioxidant and immune-booster. You can even make it yourself.
Tea blends – try a blend of Echinacea, Astralgus, Rosehips and Olive leaf and flavour to taste with honey or liquorice powder.
Ayurveda
Keep your constitutional dosha in balance.
Try chywanaprash – also called the ‘elixir or life’, it’s a tonic jam of blended herbs.  
Some herbs can’t be used in pregnancy or with other medicines so always check.

All Being Well Project workshops
Nature-inspired self care and home remedies with Fawz and Paula Sharp Nutrition
Oct 6th – Head Space (mind, anxiety, sleep)
Nov 3rd – Winter wellness (immunity and remedies)
Details: Insta and FB @allbeingwellproject 

To book your workshop with All Being Well Project use YogaHouse code to get 40% off.

We've also received a very kind offer of £20 off for the first 10 people who book a luxurious treatment with a wonderful local holistic health space, A Curious Herbal, run by Lizzie in Lee, just around the corner from our studio. Her offering includes Energy Healing, Massage, Crystal 
Therapy, Alchemy... all at her beautiful boutique studio - with treatments being performed on her Amethyst Far Infrared Healing Bed. Hurry to book your slot!
https://www.acuriousherbal.co.uk
Warming SOUP recipe 

Autumn is a great opportunity to spend a bit more time at home experimenting in the kitchen, making some wholesome nourishing dishes. We have this very simple, yet delicious Pumpkin + Kale soup recipe for you including seasonal veg, full of goodness and colour. Where possible try using organic veg (why not give Lee Greens a try - local organic veg bag scheme - https://www.leegreens.org)

Here's what you need:
1 small sized pumpkin - (pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, which is great for our eyesight, eating pumpkins can boost immune system - they are a solid source of vitamin C. It's one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant)
a handful of kale
2 garlic cloves
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 stock cube - to make 500ml of stock (I recommend Kallo for lower salt content)
half a tsp of turmeric
half a tsp of cinnamon
half a tsp of ground ginger
pinch of chilli flakes
salt and black pepper to taste
nigella seeds to decorate and for added crunch
a drizzle of olive oil
a dollop of Ghee or coconut oil for frying

Here's how to do it:
Pre-heat the oven to around 200 degrees. Wash and chop the pumpkin - the variety I bought didn't even require peeling the skin. Place in an oven dish, drizzle with olive oil and crush two garlic cloves and scatter over the pumpkin. Place in the oven for around 20 minutes (until the pumpkin in nice and soft). In the meantime chop the onion, heat the coconut oil in a large pan, then fry until soft. Add the turmeric, cinnamon, chilli and ginger. Fry for a couple minutes. Add washed kale, stirring it continuously so it doesn't burn. Fry for few minutes. If the pumpkin is ready, add it to the frying pan, then pour the stock. Wait until it starts boiling, then cover and simmer for around 10 minutes. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Take off heat. Blend it all to create a smooth consistency adding more water depending on how creamy/watery you want it to be. 
Sprinkle with some nigella seeds for added flavour. Enjoy, what a treat!! Long may continue the pumpkin season!!
 
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September Newsletter

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newsletter#13 September 2018

Hello September! The season for cosy jumpers, soups and warm teas is on its way, and how exciting! It will look absolutely stunning, covered in all the autumnal colours. 

This is the season that invites us to start slowing down a bit more and bringing balance back after the holidays. Summer time is a great way to recharge and explore, but sometimes our healthy routine can slack, so now you can bring the healthy balance back.

Looking after your body will benefit your overall wellbeing. Making sure you keep yourself healthy and strong through regular exercise (we of course recommend lots of yoga!)  and a nourishing diet.

What we eat will greatly influences how we feel on every level. You can boost your mood and energy levels by making some small changes in your every day routine. And if you feel guilty after holidays, a gentle cleanse or detox might be a good idea. I will be exploring a three day Ayurvedic cleanse (more detail below). But you should always research different options and find one that would suit your lifestyle.  

 
September at YOGA HOUSE  - WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

We have a selection of great yoga workshops and events lined up for you in September.  To book, simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot. 
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 17.30-18.45 SENSORY SOUND BATH with Steph and Laura
Sunday tonic to soothe the soul. After a popular first Sensory Bath, the girls are back to share the magic. Tantalise the senses as you are immersed in scent and sound. The session begins with activating your breath and voice with Pranayama and Mantra. Once tuned in and engaged to your own vibrations lie back and go on a cosmic journey, as healing frequency instruments and 
essential oils are woven through the crowd. Allow the vibrations to relax the body and soothe the mind as we journey inward to clear blockages making space for whatever is needed in that moment. The sound journey will include gongs, crystal bowls, shamanic drum, chimes, Native American flute and other percussive instruments. During the soul journey instruments will move around the room and a number of aromatic scents will be dispersed. Open to all levels. £15 pre booked or £18 on the door.

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 14.00-16.00 ARM BALANCING + INVERSIONS with Kasia
Learning safe ways and correct techniques to turn upside down. Building confidence and replacing fear with playfulness. We will break down some of the arm balances and approach inversions in a safe way. We will also look closely at Chaturanga - a pose that can transform your practice when done with the correct technique. 
The workshop will finish with a homemade vegan avocado and chocolate mousse.
Open to all levels £20



FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound bath run by our qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his three gongs. Deep relaxation, perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. £15 pre-booked or £18 on the door (gets booked up very fast).



SUNDAY 23rd September 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels. £12 one adult + child (£6 additional yogis).


SATURDAY 29th 17.15-18.15 GENTLE FLOW + KIRTAN with Dan
One hour of gentle movement, inspired by Qi Gong followed by mantra and music induced meditation. You will be led through call and response chants ~ Bahaman's. Bahaman simply means "sharing". Sharing is at the absolute heart of Dan's intention for these monthly Kirtans. His wish is to bring together a diverse community through the healing, uplifting and freeing vibration of these chants devoted to our connection to source, unity and love. Through chanting we begin a journey that focusses the busy mind on melodious mantras that are thousands of years old and have been chanted by communities over the centuries in the ancient language of Sanskrit. Eventually we will begin to detach from the deceptive surface layers of our turbulent minds and dive deep into our hear centre. Come chant with us! This is a friendly, casual and all-inclusive space for you to participate regardless of whether you are a "singer" or not. Come free your voice and heart and lets build some uplifting vibrations together. Booking is part of the normal timetable, £12 drop-in or free for members.

 
TIMETABLE CHANGES

We are introducing some exciting changes to our current timetable. There will be even more classes added during September, if there is anything you would like to see on the schedule in terms of classes or workshops we welcome any feedback so please do get in touch.

The new changes will be introduced throughout September so please keep an eye on our website and social media and we will also email out a full timetable plan to you very soon.

And just a polite reminder the studio space is a mobile + shoe free zone.


 
Ayurvedic Cleanse

My summer cleanse - If you feel like trying a little post summer cleanse, this three day Ayurvedic detox is a nice and gentle way of giving your digestive system a little break and boosting your overall wellbeing - combined with some gentle yoga you will feel refreshed after.

The cleanse consist of eating very simple, but nourishing food everyday and drinking herbal teas. If you are a big coffee drinker you would need to ease yourself before you take up your cleanse.


When you feel ready the plan would look like this:

Morning - try poached apples with spices (star anise + cinnamon).
Lunch + Dinner  - Kitchari (Ayurvedic staple healing food, mung bean dhal with lots of spices and rice).
Herbal teas to drink in between - try fennel or nettle tea.

Nothing more nothing less. There are some great recipes online for the ideas mentioned above and I'll be using Jasmine Hemsley's book East by West.


Local news 
A very exciting new shop is coming soon to Leegate.
Shop without packaging (SWOP) - 7 Burnt Ash Road, a brand new zero-waste shop. Organic food & groceries sold without packaging from gravity dispensers (fill your own containers). 

https://en-gb.facebook.com/swopmarketshop/

Looking for local, seasonal and organic veg?
Give Lee Greens a try. They are a non profit veg bag scheme run by people who love fresh vegetables some of them volunteer their time to help out supplying local communities in organic veg from small local farms. The scheme operates across Lewisham - covering Lee, Hither Green, Blackheath, Deptford and surrounding areas. 

https://www.leegreens.org
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August Newsletter

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newsletter#12 August 2018

Welcome to our 12th newsletter! I can't believe it has been a year already since we started them, I hope you enjoy the content and find them useful. We welcome any feedback to each and everyone of our newsletters as our community continues to grow, we love that you are a part of our journey together. 

The holidays are in full swing now, and as you have probably noticed a few classes have been postponed for the summer timetable, but the majority are running as usual. We have been overwhelmed by your support, with a large number of classes hitting waiting list. Many of you also took up the July offer of 3 extra classes on the 10 class pass, so a BIG thank you to everyone that has been attending and supporting our yoga community, with clients also travelling from afar to practice in our beautiful space.

And if you're away, remember that you can always create your own simple flows to keep your practice going.



This year's summer heat wave and planet retrogrades feel like it's asking us is to go inward, to reflect on the past six months and create plans for the remaining months. At Yoga House we have some amazing adventures lined up and we're working to create special moments for all so watch this space...

If you feel the shifts of energy and get overwhelmed, try slowing it down and focus on the positive. Self reflection and living with intention is a great way to achieve a sense of wellbeing. Focus on the positive and life will change in your favour. And let's enjoy the summer whilst it's here!
August and September YOGA HOUSE WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

We have a selection of great yoga workshops and events lined up for you. To book simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot. 
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/



SUNDAY 12th August 17.30-18.30 GENTLE FLOW + KIRTAN with Dan
One hour of gentle movement, inspired by Qi Gong followed by mantra and music induced meditation. You will be led through call and response chants ~ Bahaman's. Bahaman simply means "sharing". Sharing is at the absolute heart of Dan's intention for these monthly Kirtans. His wish is to bring together a diverse community through the healing, uplifting and freeing vibration of these chants devoted to our connection to source, unity and love. Through chanting we begin a journey that focusses the busy mind on melodious mantras that are thousands of years old and have been chanted by communities over the centuries in the ancient language of Sanskrit. Eventually we will begin to detach from the deceptive surface layers of our turbulent minds and dive deep into our hear centre. Come chant with us! This is a friendly, casual and all-inclusive space for you to participate regardless of whether you are a "singer" or not. Come free your voice and heart and lets build some uplifting vibrations together. Booking is part of the normal timetable, £12 drop-in or free for members.



SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 17.30-18.45 SENSORY SOUND BATH with Steph and Laura
Sunday tonic to soothe the soul. After a popular first Sensory Bath, the girls are back to share the magic. Tantalise the senses as you are immersed in scent and sound. The session begins with activating your breath and voice with Pranayama and Mantra. Once tuned in and engaged to your own vibrations lie back and go on a cosmic journey, as healing frequency instruments and 
essential oils are woven through the crowd. Allow the vibrations to relax the body and soothe the mind as we journey inward to clear blockages making space for whatever is needed in that moment. The sound journey will include gongs, crystal bowls, shamanic drum, chimes, Native American flute and other percussive instruments. During the soul journey instruments will move around the room and a number of aromatic scents will be dispersed. Open to all levels. £15 pre booked or £18 on the door.

 

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 14.00-16.00 ARM BALANCING + INVERSIONS with Kasia
Learning safe ways and correct techniques to turn upside down. Building confidence and replacing fear with playfulness. We will break down some of the arm balances and approach inversions in a safe way. We will also look closely at Chaturanga - a pose that can transform your practice when done with the correct technique. 
The workshop will finish with a homemade vegan avocado and chocolate mousse.
Open to all levels £20



FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound bath run by our qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his three gongs. Deep relaxation, perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. £15 pre-booked or £18 on the door (gets booked up very fast).



SUNDAY 23rd September 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels. £12 one adult + child (£6 additional yogis).

 
SUMMER RECIPE FOR YOU  - ROSEMARY AND OLIVE OIL CAKE

There's nothing better than warm summer evenings when you have some delicious homemade cake to enjoy. Here's a slightly out of the ordinary but delicious cake. Give it a try it's super easy to make. 

The cake recipe I'm going to share with you involves olive oil, rosemary and lemons - delicious combination! I found it in the 'foodism' magazine.

It takes 15 mins to prep and approximately 50 mins to bake

Here's what you need:
50g of plain flour
125g of ground almonds
2 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder

200g caster sugar
250ml of light olive oil
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 and 1/2 tbsp of chopped rosemary
zest of two unwaxed lemons
fresh raspberries to decorate - or any other seasonal fruit
icing sugar for dusting


Method:
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and grease a cake tin (20cm round shaped would work well). I like adding breadcrumbs to the greased tin, shaking them around just to create a thin layer of breadcrumbs sticking to the bottom and sides - turn it upside down so the excess breadcrumbs fall out, we only need a very thin layer - this helps the cake not to stick to the tin. 

Sieve the flour, baking powder and ground almonds into a large mixing bowl, add sugar and stir everything together. In a separate bowl lightly beat the eggs then add them to the flour mix. Mix together, then add olive oil, chopped rosemary and lemon zest - mix well until all combined and smooth. Pour the mixture into prepared tin and place in the middle of the oven. Bake for around 50 minutes. The cake will still have a slight wobble, but when cooling down it will set nicely. Once cooled dust it with a bit of icing sugar. Top up with fresh fruit and enjoy with a nice cup of tea. This cake might even make you want to grow your own rosemary! ;-)

 
HOLIDAY READ

'The way of the heart is the way of courage.It is to live in insecurity, it is to live in love and trust it is to move in the unknown. A person who is alive, really alive, vitally alive, will always move into the unknown. There is danger there, but he will take the risk. The heart is always ready to take the risk, the heart is a gambler.'

This is a little quote from a book about COURAGE by Osho, one of the books I'm enjoying reading this summer.

Osho wrote over 650 books (transcribed from audio and video recordings of his talks)  and has been selected as one of ten people - along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha - who have changed the destiny of India. He emphasised the importance of meditation, mindfulness, love celebration, courage, creativity and humour. 

 
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The July draw of cold pressed BOOSTER shot goes to Donna Jupp.

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July Newsletter

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Welcome to YOGA HOUSE
newsletter#11 July 2018

The holiday season is upon us. We hope the glorious weather has been making everyone feel wonderful and happy. We would love to encourage you to keep your practice up over the holiday period, even if you're going away and won't be attending classes at the studio as often during the summer.

You can design your own flow or start with a few sun salutations, some grounding warriors, adding floor stretches - maybe inspired by your favourite yin poses, and finishing with a few minutes in seated meditation or savasana.

Take advantage of our Summer Offer - for the month of July if you purchase a £100, 10 session package we will give you 3 additional classes, so £100 for 13 sessions to be taken within 3 months of purchase.

Thank you to all who took part in our first  Yoga House challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all the entries, they are truly wonderful. Winners to be announced over the next few days. I'm sure we will do another challenge very soon.

Also a BIG thank you to all of you who came to our first Charity Yoga + Clothes SWAP event. We raised £130 for Project Yogi and Lewisham Opportunity Preschool. We will definitely organise another swap in Autumn, after all, every wardrobe needs a seasonal detox!

We are hoping that hosting charity events and organising fun challenges will encourage our growing community to come together and spread the good vibes wider. 

 
JULY YOGA HOUSE WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

We have a selection of great yoga workshops and events lined up for you this month. To book simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot. We will then take a little break from workshops in August, but will be back with lots more in September.
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


SUNDAY 1st JULY 17.30-18.30 GENTLE FLOW + KIRTAN with Dan
One hour of gentle movement, inspired by Qi Gong followed by mantra and music induced meditation. You will be led through call and response chants ~ Bahaman's. Bahaman simply means "sharing". Sharing is at the absolute heart of Dan's intention for these monthly Kirtans. His wish is to bring together a diverse community through the healing, uplifting and freeing vibration of these chants devoted to our connection to source, unity and love. Through chanting we begin a journey that focusses the busy mind on melodious mantras that are thousands of years old and have been chanted by communities over the centuries in the ancient language of Sanskrit. Eventually we will begin to detach from the deceptive surface layers of our turbulent minds and dive deep into our hear centre. Come chant with us! This is a friendly, casual and all-inclusive space for you to participate regardless of whether you are a "singer" or not. Come free your voice and heart and lets build some uplifting vibrations together. Booking is part of the normal timetable, £12 drop in or free for members.



SUNDAY JULY 15th 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels. £12 one adult + child (£6 additional yogis).


FRIDAY JULY 20th 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound bath run by our qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his three gongs. Deep relaxation, perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. £15 pre-booked or £18 on the door (gets booked up very fast).



SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 14.00-16.00 ARM BALANCING + INVERSIONS with Kasia
Learning safe ways and correct techniques to turn upside down. Building confidence and replacing fear with playfulness. We will break down some of the arm balances and approach inversions in a safe way. We will also look closely at Chaturanga - a pose that can transform your practice when done with the correct technique. 

The workshop will finish with a homemade vegan avocado and chocolate mousse.
Open to all levels £20

 
BOYS AND YOGA 

We are on a mission to encourage more men to try yoga. Did you know that traditionally yoga was a male only practice, until the first yogini  - Indra Devi was accepted to study under Sri Krishnacharya around 1937. 

We asked our in-house Yogi to tell us what made him start yoga as we would love to see more men joining the classes. Yoga is a wonderful combination of full body workout and releases stress and anxiety in a very effective way. 

See below why and how Junior started his yoga journey.


Why did I start yoga…………?
I had heard a lot about this thing called ‘’YOGA’’. You could say curiosity was about to kill the cat because I was very curious. I had heard so many good things, how you exercise to move your body and mediate, but at the same time receive multiple benefits and peace of mind, relief of anxiety and how could I forget, flexibility. I still remember heading into my first yoga class many moons ago and being the only guy in the class. I was riddled with anxiety and nerves even though I had a history in movement and dance that had no bearing on embarking on my first yoga class. Thoughts already started to pop into my head that I was going to be the worst man in history to try yoga. Fast forward to the end of class and I was sweating buckets, achy from the stretches, but as if someone said abracadabra! I felt as if I was floating - nobody could ruin my vibe. So, I slowly started to return to this class because of that feeling I felt, and more and more I started to really grasp some understanding. Over the years as I dedicated time and practice to the point I now teach, I’ve started to notice the increase in male teachers and men in class which is fantastic. My mission within the UK is to bring more men to yoga, if more men could attended yoga we could potentially help to battle the statistics of suicide (75 per cent of all suicides are committed by men under 45 in the UK and ROI). Allowing men to express themselves and not attach it to weakness or anything of the lesser, and we can start this step. Yoga House has a great sense of community, friendless, heart and spirit. I encourage all the gents out there to give yoga a try, what have you got to lose? 



 
YOGI FUEL

New cold pressed BOOSTER shots have arrived at the studio! Give yourself a little healthy kick before or after your practice with one of our new shots available to purchase. We have three flavours to chose from, all cold pressed and full of goodness!!
 
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The June draw of a free yoga class goes to Jemma Lewis.


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June Newsletter

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newsletter#10 June 2018

YOGA BLOOM

The weather has been so kind to us, we hope you are enjoying all the sunny vibes and electrifying thunder storms!! bringing the beautiful nature to its full glory.

June brings us great workshops, class additions plus a charity event including donation based yoga and clothes swap, we're sure you will find something good.

Give new things a try this month, after all 'when you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.'

We are hosting a Yoga House first yoga challenge! For 11 days in June, our 11 teachers we will be posting different yoga poses (including beginner versions), all you need to do is recreate the pose, post on your social media,  follow and tag us in your posts (including tagging all of our teachers, so we can see your amazing entries) and at the end we will pick the winner! We have some great prizes lined up for you. Look out for more details on our social media soon. 

JUNE YOGA HOUSE EVENTS + WORKSHOPS

We have a selection of great yoga workshops and events lined up for you this month. To book simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot.
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


FRIDAY JUNE 22nd 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound baths run by a qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his three gongs. Deep relaxation perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. £15 pre-booked or £18 on the door (gets booked up very fast).


SATURDAY JUNE 23rd 11.00-13.00 AIR MANDALA with Lydia
LAST of the four Mandala series - AIR element. We will focus on Anahata, the heart chakra encouraging space and openness through the upper chest, allowing the heart to become more accessible. We will then close the practice with balancing WATER Yin to experience the idea of breath, your life force, flowing through you with ease. This workshop will teach you how to move 360 degrees around the mat with ease and conscious awareness to the movement, as well as giving you a deeper understanding of the AIR element.

Open to all levels £25 (early bird £20).

 

SATURDAY JUNE 23rd MANOR HOUSE GARDENS FESTIVAL  with Kasia and Aina 
Find us in the Sensory Garden between 10-5pm. Kasia will be teaching some yoga sessions (including kids yoga) and Aina will be offering Thai massages. The festival is very popular each year and enjoyed by all ages from the local community and beyond. 


SUNDAY JUNE 24th 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Jo
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels. £12 one adult + child (£6 additional yogis).


FRIDAY JUNE 29TH 19.00-21.00 CHARITY EVENT SOUL FLOW + CLOTHES SWAP raising money for Project Yogi + LOPS Lewisham.
Join us for our first charity fundraising event at Yoga House. Our Friday Soul Flow Yoga class is followed by a fun clothes swap - rules are very easy :-) just bring your unwanted (but in wearable condition) clothes and swap for some new treasures. You can join us for just yoga, come to both or drop in just for the clothes swap part - we will be serving some refreshments too. Please bring spare cash for extra clothes tokens. All money raised will be shared between two charities - Project Yogi + LOPS - Lewisham Opportunity Pre-school.

This event is open to all levels £10 for yoga and clothes swap, or £5 for clothes swap only. Cash paid on door if you're doing clothes swap.
GIVE BACK TO YOUR LOCAL CHARITIES  

We are very excited to be supporting two amazing organisations this month.

On Friday 29th June 7-9pm our Soul Flow class will be a charity donation class followed by a super fun event ~ our first clothes swap + some 
refreshments. All money raised will go towards two great charities - Project Yogi and LOPS in Lewisham.

Project Yogi is a non profit organisation that creates self development and self empowerment  programmes using yoga, mindfulness and social emotional development activities (info from www.projectyogi.com). They also teach yoga at schools as an alternative to usual sports. Their programmes are designed for children, teens and families.

LOPS - Lewisham Opportunity Pre-school is a registered charity managed by volunteers providing play and learning facilities to allow children with less abilities to integrate with children without special needs.

 
EVEN MORE YOGA and GOODIES AT THE STUDIO

We now offer two early morning sessions  - join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.15am for a 45min energising Sunrise Flow with Lydia.  

We have also added on Mondays a new balancing 12pm Yang to Yin session with our new teacher Dan. The class combines soft, fluid flows inspired by Qi Gong, followed by grounding Yin.  
Dan also run a wonderful Kirtan and meditation session at the studio and will be doing that again soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

We are touched by the amount of local talent that we can now support by selling some of their amazing items at the studio.

The selection includes handmade lavender eye pillows in beautiful colourful fabrics, botanical and nature inspired room sprays and muscle balms, semi precious stone handmade mala jewellery and macrame plant hangers. Please ask us at the studio for more details. Shop small, shop local, support creativity.
MANOR HOUSE GARDENS FESTIVAL 

We will have a Yoga House stand at the festival where you can chat to us about the studio, classes and also get a Thai massage session with Aina (30min for only £15!!).
Find us in the sensory garden. The entry to the festival is free of charge.  

Join Kasia at 12.30pm for a 30min Kids/Family Yoga session in the Sensory Garden. Bring your own mat or a blanket.

Or at 3.30pm for a Vinyasa Yoga with Kasia as a part of the Wellness Sessions. The Wellness Sessions will take place on the 'green' middle of the park and there are few amazing sessions to take part in, spaces are limited so best to book.

 
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The May draw of Organic Birch Water drink goes to Emma Power.


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newsletter#9 May 2018

YOGA HAPPINESS

It's so amazing seeing so many of you enjoying the studio, it really feels like we are building a wonderful Yogi Community in Lee and the surrounding areas.

May brings us two Bank Holidays, which is a great opportunity to slow down and take time to do something you really enjoy and love.
Self care is so important - after all you can't pour from an empty cup.

The studio will be open this Bank Holiday as usual and we are going to treat you to some special sessions and goodies to show our gratitude for your wonderful support.

This week we are starting a new class, putting emphasis on meditation, but making it accessible and user friendly to all. Join Junior on Fridays at 7pm for a 60min Soul Flow + Sound Meditation.


Plus we have some amazing workshops lined up for you in May, with an Acro Yoga workshop in early June - more details to follow.

BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL 

The studio will be open as usual throughout May Bank Holidays... and this weekend we will be treating you to some amazing goodies. Including free booster shots, granola breakfast, juices and some delicious vegan cake. 

We are really excited to offer you a Sunday Bank Holiday special Sound Meditation class at 7pm on 6th May, with our guest teacher Maria Tjader. (This follows our usual Candlelit Flow to Restore at 5.30pm).

In this one hour session you will be tuning into your body's intelligence through guided meditation, gong bath and chanting (don't worry if you are not a great singer, feel free to just experience the sound by listening if you prefer not to take part). Connecting deeper with your own resources to hear, feel and see what is needed to transform yourself and your life. We hope you can join us for this magical event.


~~ Maria brings transmissions, wisdom and stories from both East & West. She was born in South Korea, adopted to Sweden at 18 months old and has been living in London for 15 years. Her life journey is about unity, acceptance and inclusion. 
Self healing is an ongoing process that she feels very passionate about. She trained as a Masseuse 9 years ago and since then has qualified in Angelic Reiki, Life Coaching, EFT & Matrix Re-imprinting, Theta Healing, Sound Healing and Family Constellations.
Maria has been part of many different circles led by healers and shamans. The powerful feeling of being connected and having a sense of belonging, had a big impact on her and that inspired her to facilitate this for others too. ~~
 
COLLABORATION with SWEATY BETTY BLACKHEATH  

We are very excited to be supporting the lovely Sweaty Betty shop in Blackheath during the Mental Health Awareness week in May.

On Wednesday 16th May at 6pm Kasia will be teaching a 45min Vinyasa class, followed by a 15min Sound Meditation run by Junior. If you would like to attend this session please visit the shop or call them on 02083183918 to book. Spaces are limited.
MAY WORKSHOPS

We have a selection of four great yoga workshops lined up for you this month. To book simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot.
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/


MAY 18th 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound baths run by a qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his two gongs. Deep relaxation perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. £15 pre-booked or £18 on the door (gets booked up very fast).

May 19th 14.00-16.00 WATER MANDALA with Lydia
A two hour workshop that will explore and breakdown the sequencing of Mandala so next time you're turning 360 degrees on the mat it won't be with fear. Third of the four Mandala series - WATER will focus on moving around the hips and groin to discover ways to create space and fluidity in this area. Incorporating leg mandalas (circles) and body vinyasas. Open to all levels. £25 (£20 early bird).

May 20th 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Jo
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels. £12 one adult + child (£6 additional yogis).

 
WELLNESS RETREAT  

One of our students, a registered Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach has kindly offered up a discount on her wellness retreat, just for our studio. 7 night stay 16-23rd June in Ibiza. Wellbeing workshops, Yoga, Sound Healing and Meditation, Nutritional Coaching and plenty of sunshine!!

To get €100 off booking price, use our special code ~ YogaIbiza.


https://www.sylwiarazak.com/wellness-retreat/
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Lots of Love 
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newsletter#8 April 2018

Love Spring Yoga.

Lighter, longer evenings are finally here and hopefully warm weather will follow soon and stay with us. We all need sunshine to feel good, but yoga can help too. Regular practice will make you feel and look wonderful inside and out. We have added some new sessions to the timetable (see the list below) and are planning to introduce more meditation based classes so keep an eye on our schedule for updates.

Plus we have some amazing workshops lined up for you in April.

If you have any friends or family that haven't been to our studio yet, let them know about our great £20 intro offer that is still available for all new customers to take up.


https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/about-1/

APRIL WORKSHOPS

We have a selection of four great yoga workshops lined up for you this month. To book simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot.
https://yogahouselondon.co.uk/timetable/

April 15th 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels. £12 one adult + child (£6 additional yogis).

April 21st 14.00-16.00 FIRE MANDALA with Lydia
A two hour workshop that will explore and breakdown the sequencing of Mandala so next time you're turning 360 degrees on the mat it won't be with fear. Second of the four Mandala series - Fire will focus on moving around solar plexus with twists, detoxifying body in order to transform. Open to all levels. £25 (£20 early bird).

April 27th 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound baths run by a qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his two gongs. Deep relaxation perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. £15 pre-booked or £18 on the door (gets booked up very fast).

April 28th 14.00-16.00 LOTUS HIPS AND ARM BALANCE with Aina
Vinyasa flow based workshop focused on hip opening sequences followed by exploration of arm balancing poses. This workshop will help you get deeper and further in your practice, targeting the hip area that often holds tension and tightness. When your hips are open you will have more freedom to explore lotus variations and fun arm balances such as titibasana, bhujapidasana and astavakrasana. Open to all levels. £25 (£20 early bird).
NEW CLASSES 

In the last couple of weeks we've added a few new additions to our timetable so make sure you give them a try or recommend to others who might be interested.

Join us:
Tuesdays 10am for ASHTANGA with Imir

Wednesday early mornings 7.30am, 45min SUNRISE FLOW with Lydia 

From Saturday 7th April 9.45am PREGNANCY YOGA starts with Natalie

From Friday 20th April CANDLELIT YIN (75mins) 7-815pm with Kasia


If you have any more suggestions or to find out more about our classes please email us, we would love to know what sessions you'd like to see added.

RECIPE FOR YOU

A super easy and delicious WATERCRESS soup that will bring spring to your plate. 

Ingredients:
1 onion chopped
25g of butter
250g of chopped and peeled potatoes
500ml of chicken or vegetable stock (I often use organic Kallo stock cubes for lower salt content)
2 bags of watercress, or one bag of watercress and the same amount of spinach, or one bag of watercress and one bag of green leafy pea shoots
cream either just to drizzle or if you want more creamy taste add 50ml
salt and black pepper to taste

This is how to make it:
In a large pot melt the butter and add chopped onion. Keep stirring until the onion gets soft, but not browned. Next add chopped potatoes and all the stock. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on a low heat for about 20mins. When potatoes are almost cooked add the watercress/spinach/pea shoots and cook for another 5 minutes, no longer. Take off heat blend in a mixer, then add a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste and cream if using.

Soups make a perfect and easy lunch or early dinner meal. Packed with lots of veg and nutritional warming goodness. Just what your body and soul need. Yum.
YOGA Retreats  

A few of you mentioned to me that you would be interested in coming to a yoga retreat. I have few ideas in my head already so hopefully I will be able to share some example locations, dates etc. with you very soon. Any suggestions feel free to send my way. Retreats, apart from great yoga, would definitely include good food and some lovely scenery. 
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Big Love 
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March Newsletter

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newsletter#7 March 2018

The Studio is now officially open!

We hosted an open weekend two weeks ago and it was amazing, so many of you came to support us. We offered free yoga sessions, plus had some healthy snacks and juices available at the studio to sample and purchase.
Thank you so much for attending.


Our new website and booking system is fully operational and we have a great intro offer of £20 for 20 consecutive days of yoga classes, so make sure you check it out and try as many classes and our amazing teachers as you can. We have a great variety of styles with even more being added over the coming weeks (see three extra classes listed below).

https://yogahouselondon.co.uk

If there are any particular time slots of types or classes you would like to see added to our timetable please send us an email with your suggestions. 

We hope you are enjoying the studio as much as we all enjoy teaching there.

And after classes feel free to stay for a cup tea and chat. We are really hoping to create a big and happy yogi community in the local area. 

MARCH WORKSHOPS

We have a selection of four great yoga workshops lined up for you this month. To book simply go to our timetable, select your date and reserve your slot.

March 17th 12.00-14.00 MANDALA EARTH with Lydia
A two hour workshop that will explore and breakdown the sequencing of Mandala so next time you're turning 360 degrees on the mat it won't be with fear. Open to all levels.

March 18th 14.00-14.45 FAMILY/KIDS YOGA with Kasia
Fun 45min session for little yogis (5-11yr) and their parents. Relaxation and fun stories involving yoga poses. Open to all levels.


March 23rd 19.30-20.30 GONG BATH with Junior
Monthly sound baths run by a qualified Gong Master, who will take you on a magical journey with his two gongs. Deep relaxation perfect for a Friday night. Open to all levels. 

March 24th 14.00-16.00 JOURNEY TO HANDSTAND with Emma and Shaun
A two hour workshop exploring handstands and other inversions. This workshop will have something for everyone, whether you are new to inversions or a seasoned handstander. We will have experienced teachers with us to assist and support. Limited spaces and not recommended to complete yoga beginners.

HEALTHY JUICES

Garry from Alkalize Me kindly agreed to regularly bring his lovely juices to the studio and offered us a discount on purchasing them. They are kept in our fridge in the tea service area.

They are cold pressed, organic juices and plant milks. Definitely worth a try if you haven't already. Alkalize Me also provides cleanse packages and you can check them all out here: https://www.alkalizeme.co.uk
 
NEW CLASSES 

From mid March we will be adding some more sessions to the timetable.

From Monday 19th March 10AM VINYASA with Kasia 

From Tuesday 20th March 10AM ASHTANGA with Imir

From Saturday 7th April 9.45AM PREGNANCY YOGA with Natalie


If you have any more suggestions or to find out more about our classes please email us, we would love to know what sessions you'd like to see added.
YIN YOGA + Ayurveda in Goa 

Just a reminder early March I will be leaving you to attend more advanced training with The Yoga People. This time it's all about the amazing practice of Yin yoga and Ayurveda, in beautiful Goa. I'm very excited about this training and can't wait to bring the new knowledge into action when I'm back. All of the classes are still on as usual and are covered by our fantastic teachers. And I shall see you on the mat in just over two weeks.
 
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newsletter#6 February 2018

The STUDIO + OPEN WEEKEND

Yoga House is nearly ready!!! The doors open on 10th Feb, with the first week running at a light schedule, allowing us to test things out. Our open weekend is going to happen on Sat 17th - Sun 18th Feb, I will be sending a separate invite with the exact timetable, but think free yoga, good vibes and some healthy snacks. :-)

My old 
website will soon be merged into the new one, so please save this address ~ yogahouselondon.co.uk
You can also find the studio on Instagram @yogahouse_london or follow us on Facebook for regular updates. Link to all in the footer of this newsletter.

There will be a new booking system via Mindbody. You will be able to reserve classes through the website, free Mind Body app or Facebook, so hopefully a much easier way to manage your bookings. 

I'm getting a nice group of teachers together, and we will have a new timetable, but don't worry all your favourite classes will stay plus we will have some more exciting sessions added.

Once the studio opens all of my classes, will run at Yoga House and current locations won't be in operation any more. I really cannot wait to welcome you all there and I hope you will love it as much as I do already!!  #
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GREENWICH YOGA and VEGAN FESTIVAL

Yoga and Vegan festival is happening this month, on Saturday 24th February in Greenwich! The event will be open from 9.15 until 17.00.

I'll be there all day spreading the word about the studio plus teaching two yoga sessions. Find me at 11am for a dynamic vinyasa in Rishikesh room or at 4pm for a slower practice with yoga nidra in Varanasi room.

You can expect a range of stalls selling vegan food and products, lots of yoga classes (including kids yoga), mediation sessions and interesting talks. Tickets are still available and they are only £5 and free for kids under 14!!

Follow the link below to book yours and see you there.


http://yogific.org/all-events/greenwich/

LITTLE YOGIS

Family/Kids Yoga (5-10yr olds) will be happening a little later this month - Sunday 25th February. A fun 45min sessions for little Yogis and their parents 2pm at Yoga House.

We learn gentle yoga poses through stories, talk about breath and simple meditation techniques. No experience necessary. 

 
YIN YOGA + AYURVEDA IN GOA

Early March I will be leaving you again to attend another training with The Yoga People. This time it's all about the amazing practice of Yin yoga and Ayurveda, in beautiful Goa. I'm very excited about this training and can't wait to bring the new knowledge into action.

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic (whole body) healing system. It was established around 3,000 years ago in India. It's based on a belief that health and wellness depend on a balance of mind, body and spirit. Its goal is to promote good heal and happiness. Through diet, yoga, meditation, understanding your doshas (energies) and keeping them balanced.


Yin Yoga is a slow paced style of yoga, with postures being held for longer periods of time.  It helps to improve flexibility. Yin stretches and targets connective tissues between the muscles and fascia in the whole body. It helps to increase circulation in the joints and is a wonderful way to practise stillness of the mind. Yin also helps to regulate the flow of energy in our body.

It's going to be amazing!
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Thank Yoga
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newsletter#5 January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Happy 2018 Yogis.

I hope you are all set and ready to go...

A couple of years ago on New Year's Day I read an 
article by Hip & Healthy 'If You Only Do One Thing This Week...Create A Life That You Love' and it really inspired me to make some changes in my life.

Two years on and I really believe that those small shifts we make in our mindset make a huge difference. 
After all we create our own reality and with hard work we can make things happen.

Sharing these steps with you, they might inspire you too.

Do more of what you love. For me it was always about yoga, so I made this statement my mantra. It's not always easy to find time for yourself, but if you dedicate even just few hours a week to do what you're passionate about, your level of happiness will increase significantly.

Surround yourself with like minded people. Find your tribe and love them hard. The connection with like minded people creates a wonderful, inspiring energy that can lift you up and keep you motivated in reaching your goals.

Practise self-love. Such an important part in creating a happy life. It's not about self obsession or egoistic traits. Just being kind to yourself and fully accepting and loving who you are. Knowing that you are enough and that you are complete. Being your true self and believing in yourself. When you become your own friend life is so much better!

Fake it 'til you make it. Simply start living your ideal reality like you're already there, and things will start to shift for the better. It works I promise! 

Embrace change and just do it. Embrace the changes happening in your life, don't give up on your dreams even if it feels like you're going nowhere. Your dreams are here for life they don't have an expiry date, just get up and keep trying. Put in the hard work, stay positive and the results will appear soon enough. 

 

some B I G news !!

I'm super excited to announce that MYOGA with Kasia will very soon open as a yoga studio in Lee Gate Centre with a new name ~ Yoga House London. I dreamed about opening a studio for a while, hoping to enhance the growing yoga community in our local area. We are now in the process of doing some small renovations and hopefully by the end of January will be open for classes!

For some time now, I was looking for a perfect space big enough to cater for all. To run all my classes in one location, workshops, meditation sessions and inviting other teachers to share their knowledge and love for yoga. 

My dream is to create a welcoming space for all to enjoy, with a community feel at its heart. Somewhere where you can unwind, reconnect and find happiness. An inspiring, creative space to make you feel welcomed in. I will put a lot of hard work and my heart into making it happen. I hope Yoga House will become your yoga destination, filled with lots of good vibes.

The studio will offer yoga for all including kids/family sessions, classes at warmer and room temperature, dynamic vinyasa, restorative, rocket, candlelit, gong, beginners yoga, community classes supporting charities and some more...

For the time being all my classes are running as usual in the current locations. Look out for updates about the opening weekend for the new studio. I'm nervous, but also very thrilled. As they say 'A good goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.' I cannot wait to practise together in the Yoga House!! 

LITTLE YOGIS

Family/Kids Yoga (5-10yr olds) will be back on Saturday 6th January. A fun 45min sessions for little Yogis and their parents at 2pm, still at Complementary Health Centre, Lee.

We learn gentle yoga poses through stories, talk about breath and simple meditation techniques. No experience necessary. You can book via the link below.


https://www.myogalondon.co.uk/book/complementary-health-centre
 
GIVE YOUR BODY SOME GREEN ENERGY

After all the Christmas indulgence I decided to start the New Year with a healthy routine.
I ordered a pack of green cold pressed juices from Plenish. I am aiming to start my day with this green goodness instead of my beloved cup of coffee... Yikes!! Wish me luck!!

Drinking green juice packed with chlorophyll will boost your immunity, and make you glow from inside out. Apparently it's best to drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, when our cells are hungry for the nutrients these juices provide. Plus they taste delicious. Visit their page to see what they have on offer. 
https://www.plenishcleanse.com
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Must. Do. Yoga.
See you on the mat!
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newsletter#4 December 2017

YEAR OF YOGA

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2017!

Oh what a year it has been!!!

Last December I was just approaching my exams to qualify as a yoga teacher and I remember being completely terrified, having visions that no one would even come to my classes and how on earth would I get a word out of my mouth whilst teaching... But you did and I'm so grateful that you helped to turn my dream into reality.


Now I can't even imagine my life without yoga. It has helped me on so many levels, it turned my life around and saved me when I was feeling down. With regular practice anyone will experience the magic of yoga. It's available to all. It really doesn't matter if you can touch your toes... The purpose of yoga is to find stillness and connection with yourself. Self acceptance. Breath. Being present in the moment. Being kind to self and others. And this is why I decided to teach, to share my love for yoga and to shout out about the positive change it can create in your life and the life of others around you.

Becoming a teacher was my ambition for some time. Self doubt stopped me from reaching it. But if you follow your heart your dreams will find their way.
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." (P. Coelho)
Now go and get these dreams! 

 

YOGA GLOW

Winter is surely on its way and nature starts entering the hibernation state. It's only natural to feel more tired, sluggish and slow.... Yoga is a perfect way to keep that internal fire burning, giving you energy and warmth. Keeping your practice regular will strengthen not only the body, but also the mind. It will actually make you glow and soon enough everyone will want to know your secret.  

I'm very excited to say that after my recent training in Thailand I am soon going to introduce rocket yoga classes in the local area. Rocket is a fun, energising practice that will make your heart pump, leave you feeling stronger, lighter and more 
flexible. It's a playful practice that will encourage you to have fun on the mat ~ it will get you moving, sweating, breathing, flowing and feeling great!! Once I find a suitable venue and time slot I will share the details. I can't wait to practice rocket together! Stay tunned.
 

WINTER WELLNESS WORKSHOP and LITTLE YOGIS

Family/Kids Yoga (5-10yr olds) will be back on Saturday 2nd December. A fun session for little Yogis at 2pm, happening every first Saturday of the month at Complementary Health Centre, Lee.

Join me for a WINTER WELLNESS workshop on Saturday 16th December, 2-4pm Complementary Health Centre Lee

I'm super excited to run this end of year workshop where we will let go of the old and set intentions for the new year ahead. This two hour workshop will include a 75min Rocket yoga practise followed by a delicious 40min Gong Meditation. D
eep relaxation via the magical sound of two gongs, run by a qualified Gong Master Junior Valentine who I've invited to this workshop. We will also treat you to some delicious snacks, Yogi tea and Christmas spiced Kombucha.

Spread the word and hopefully see you there, you can book online via my website.
 
https://www.myogalondon.co.uk/book/blackheath-complementary-health-centre-haw3s
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Homemade Ginger and Lemon shots!!

So easy to make and perfect for a winter health boost! 

You will need:
~ 1 large ginger root (about 50g)
~ juice of half a lemon
~ honey
~ small glass jars

Simply peel your ginger and press in a juicer. Add lemon juice and honey to taste - you can also add a little bit of water if the taste is too strong. It definitely has a kick to it!! Divide into small shot sizes. Drink once a day and store the rest in the 
fridge. You can also add a small turmeric root and press together with ginger.
LITTLE TREAT 

Christmas is only a few weeks away so here's a little suggestion for you to treat someone dear in your life or even yourself! Beautiful handmade jewellery, that can also be customised. All done in SE London by my friend Barbara. Her attention to detail and skilful hands produce some lovely pieces, either yogi (like the lotus bracelet below) or non yogi themed. Check out her Instagram @bkblondon_jewellery for inspiration or visit her Etsy shop ~ https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BKBLondon#about
Or message her to discuss custom made designs. One of my favourite necklaces done by BKB London is my banana leaf, specifically designed and made by Barbara to match MYOGA theme. :-) 
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The November prize draw of a lovely vegan, natural, hand poured candle from the Vegan Bunny went to Lesley Williams - I hope you enjoy it :-).
Stay warm, Love
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newsletter#3 November 2017

HEALING YOGA

Welcome to my third newsletter.

I hope you are slowly adjusting to the cooler weather and shorter days. The changing nature really encourages us to slow down and look after our own wellbeing. 

I recently attended an interesting workshop, about how Yoga is the perfect solution for our mental wellbeing. It's a combination of physical exercise that keeps the body strong and healthy, and mindfulness that gives the mind a healthy break.

The workshop talked about how Yoga helps us to build a healthy self awareness and self acceptance. It anchors our mind into the NOW
. By practising yoga we put ourselves through a physical challenge. Intentionally putting ourselves into stress, but through breath and repetition we get our bodies stronger and teach our mind that we can survive this, creating positive experiences. Getting stronger and more resilient when faced with future challenges. Even if yoga is only about the physical asana for you, it still, behind the scenes, works wonders on your mind.

Give yourself a gift of Yoga! It's a life long lasting practice that only keeps giving the more you put into it

YOGA BREAK and MY TRAINING

I'll be away for two weeks in November (9th - 24th), attending Rocket Yoga training in Koh Samui Thailand, with The Yoga People. There will be no classes then, but I hope you will keep your practice up by using some of my online sequences or improvising your own. This is a great way of building up self practice.
Be as creative as you like and I'll be back with even more ideas and classes to share with you! :-)

Always start with a warm up, it's nice to do few easy stretches, maybe using cat/cows, then 3-4 rounds of Sun Salutations A, adding 3 Sun Salutations B. Experiment with some poses, like warriors, standing balances, forward folds and easy backbends, finish off with a quick 
meditation.

Using mantras always helps me to settle the mind when I'm meditating. Simple words and phrases have the power to invite positive changes in life. Use anything that's meaningful to you or feel free to use some of my favourite ones listed below. Recite these words with breath, noticing how the mind quietens with each repeat. Continue for few minutes or as long as it feels good for you.


Mantra 1: inhale 'Just' exhale ' Breathe'
Mantra 2: inhale 'I am Strong' exhale 'I am Enough'
Mantra 3: inhale 'I love' exhale 'I am loved'
Mantra 4: inhale 'I am well' exhale 'All is well'
Mantra 5: 'I am grateful for all that is unfolding in my life and all that is yet to come'

NEW WORKSHOP and LITTLE YOGIS

Family/Kids Yoga (5-10yr olds) will be back on Saturday 4th November. Fun session for little Yogis at 2pm, happening every first Saturday of the month at Complementary Health Centre, Lee.

Another big thank you to all who attended the YOGA HIGH arm balancing and inversions workshop. It was such a great day and I had lots of fun sharing tips and techniques of accessing these poses safely. I hope you feel more confident now and remember about that immortal nectar being preserved every time we invert the body!! :-)

Watch the space, a brand new workshop is already being planned for the beginning of December, hopefully including some delicious food to introduce the concept of Winter Wellness!


You can find the full and up to date schedule, plus book online via my website. https://www.myogalondon.co.uk/classes
YOGI FOOD

Autumn definitely dominated my kitchen! The food I've been creating and craving is full of autumnal colours, filling and nourishing. 

Here's another simple and delicious recipe that will keep your appetite satisfied and warm you inside out.

Yummy red lentil dhal - do give it a go! 

http://cookingmehappy.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/l-e-n-t-i-l-s.html?m=0
INTERESTING READ 

Shorter days mean more time for cozying at home with a good book. Here are some books that I recently read and found very interesting.

'The Power of Now' by E. Tolle, is a wonderful book , a must read for anyone interested in the concept of mindfulness and appreciation of the present moment. A modern guide to discovering inner peace and happiness of the mind.

'Gut' by G. Enders, is a fun read that gives very interesting insight into how important our gut's health is, in our overall wellbeing. Did you know that 90% of serotonin is produced and stored in our gut!! An unhappy gut can sometimes be the cause of an unhappy mind.
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Welcome to MYOGA newsletter October 2017

AUTUMN WELLBEING

Welcome to the second newsletter.

Hope you're staying warm and slowly adjusting to the changing weather. Autumn is here and the change of season brings us cooler temperatures, but also a chance to turn the focus inward and look after our own wellbeing. I love this time of year, getting cosy, slowing down and letting go of the old. Woolly jumpers, warming teas and hot delicious stews, what's not to like! If you're worried about your health and wellbeing in these colder months, introducing few simple changes into your daily routine can help to balance out the cool environment.

Think things that keep us warm inside and out. Hot herbal teas or water with lemon and cardamon first thing in the morning will wake the body and keep you more energised. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Autumn can trigger conditions like anxiety, arthritis and overall stiffness in joints and muscles, so here's a good excuse for a nice treat.
Stick to seasonal food where possible, adding more warming meals on your menu.

And of course Yoga! Such a wonderful and effective way of keeping the body energised and strong, plus achieving a more balanced mind. 

YOGA POSES TO KEEP YOU WARM 

Practising Yoga is a great way of easing the body and mind into the changing season. Regular practice will keep you strong and healthy, working on boosting the immune system. 

Introducing some simple Yoga poses and breath exercises into your daily routine can bring great results, making you feel more relaxed and happy inside out!

Try Sun Salutations in mornings - you will feel much more energised throughout the day. Starting with 3-4 Sun Salutes A and 3 Sun Salutes B.
On my Facebook page you can find two quick videos taking you through Surya Namaskar A and B.

The perfect pranayama for the changing season, is one of my favourites - the alternate nostril breath. Nadi shodhana helps to balance the right and left sides of the brain. Our masculine and feminine energies, the sun and the moon. 

Find a comfortable sitting position. Place the left hand on your left knee. Move the right hand closer towards the nose. Take a deep breath through the nose, use the thumb to close the right nostril, exhale through the left. Inhale through the left nostril, close it with the ring finger, folding index and middle finger into the palm of the hand. Retain the breath. Exhale through the right, inhale slowly through the right. Close the right nostril with the thumb, retain the breath. Exhale slowly through the left. Inhale through the left, close and hold the breath. Carry on with the right. Keep breathing in this way for 5-10 cycles, then release the right hand on the right knee. Breathe in and out through both nostrils, feeling more balanced and relaxed.  
 
Family/Kids Yoga (5-10yr olds) will be back on Saturday 7th October. Fun session for little Yogis at 2pm, happening every first Saturday of the month at Complementary Health Centre, Lee.
You can find the full and up to date schedule, plus book online via my website. https://www.myogalondon.co.uk/classes

YOGA WORKSHOP

I'm very excited to host my first workshop, focused on arm balancing and inversions. Join me on Saturday 14th October 2pm-4pm Complementary Health Centre Lee, for two hours of fun, going through safe ways of turning upside down, building confidence and correct techniques. 

I love inversions and arm balancing, but I know they can seem quite complicated, even scary at first... I decided to design a workshop where I could share with you how I learnt to go upside down, giving you the confidence to try things out and having fun even if it involves falling over! 

Sounds good and worth a try? Please follow the link below to secure your spot.


https://www.myogalondon.co.uk/book/blackheath-complementary-health-centre-haw3s
TASTE AUTUMN

Keeping the body warm and nourished during cooler months will help to boost the immune system, keeping you healthy and energised. Eating seasonal food whenever possible will align you with changes in the nature. Besides autumnal foods are full of beautiful colours! 

Making soups is an easy and effective way of getting all the needed nutrients and keeping you warm.

Here's a simple, and delicious sweet potato and squash soup recipe. Give it a go!


http://cookingmehappy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/sweet-potato-and-squash-soup.html
 
TREAT YOURSELF 

I came across these lovely Yogi wall calendars a few years ago, and have been coming back for more each year. They are made from recycled paper and eco friendly ink, with beautiful illustration and inspiring quotes for each month.

The price is very reasonable, so you can even treat a fellow Yogi in your life to one too :-). Check them out here. 

https://www.yogawillsavetheworld.com/collections/featured-collection/products/2018-wall-calendar