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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!

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. 

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.


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).


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

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! ;-)


'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.

Always Love 
Kasia at YOGA HOUSE x
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