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Welcome to YOGA HOUSE
newsletter#19 Mar 2019

We can't believe how quickly March came about! We can definitely feel Spring approaching with longer days filled with more sunshine. Nature around is starting to come back to life. It's natural to feel a little bit of balance during the transitional periods so now is a good time to keep yourself healthy and happy. Having something that allows you to express and awake creativity is a wonderful way to stay motivated and get the endorphins going, as always we recommend yoga and meditation and we have some amazing workshops and classes ready for you to explore. Feeding your body a nutritious diet is always recommended and make sure you give it the necessary rest ~'sleep is the best meditation' Dalai Lama.
WORKSHOPS FOR YOU TO BOOK 

You can book our amazing workshops via our timetable -  members get a 15% discount on all our workshops.



LEO COSENDAI'S GONG BATH SPECIAL
Friday 8th March 7-8.30pm

Immerse yourself in sound with Leo Cosendai - a sound practitioner, meditation teacher and a founder of the #1 sound meditation app THIRD EAR.

Gong Baths have been around for thousands of years as a way of healing. They are deeply restorative and produce an amazing sense of well-being.

Leo has been helping tens of thousands of people transform their life through a combination of sound, yogic mindfulness and breath work;  a behaviour changing formula which helped eradicate the acute anxiety he had suffered from since early childhood. He now spends most of his time sharing those very tools and techniques with groups, individuals and businesses.

https://www.leocosendai.com
Open to all levels £25 Early Bird, £30 after - LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS

 

GET FLEXIBLE WORKSHOP
with Hannah Presence Sunday 17th March 2-4PM

A 2 hour workshop focusing solely on increasing flexibility in a wide variety of ways. A fun, interactive and informative workshop starting with a 45 minute flexibility based yoga class to get the nervous system balanced and the muscles warm before we go in deeper with some assisted partner stretches, allowing practitioner to get deeper into range of mobility with the support and gentle physical persuasion of another person. This is a super fun way to learn, make friends and experience a wide range of bodies and flexibility levels. Finishing up with a look into PNF stretches which instantly increases flexibility. This workshop comes with a take home booklet of the stretches taught in the class and is suitable for people never having done yoga to regular yoga practitioners and teachers.

Open to all levels. £20 Early Bird - limited time only, £25 after.
 

ALCHEMY BOWL SOUND BATH
with Selda Goodwin Sunday 31st MAR 6.45 - 8pm
 

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.


ARM + FOREARM BALANCES 
with Kasia Blackwell Saturday 6th Apr 12.30-3pm  

Fun 2,5 hour workshop breaking down more challenging arm and forearm balances.

Learning how to transition when playing with more than one arm balance.

This workshop is a great follow up on the first arm balance workshop we ran, but also suitable for those attending for the first time.

Early bird £25

 

YIN JOURNEY THROUGH CHAKRAS 
with our guest teacher Marina De Lima Saturday 8th Jun 1-3pm  

A 2 hour workshop focusing on healing and deeper levels of embodiment through the practice of yin and guided meditation.

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.

The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head.

Join us for this wonderful workshops of chakra balancing through a blissful practice of yin.

Open to all levels, Early Bird £20

YOGA HOUSE CATFORD

Our second studio is coming along nicely and we will be sharing our opening weekend with you very soon. We are excited to be entering the vibrant area of Catford, and regularly attend their amazing community events like the monthly Food Market + Vegan Market.
The space we are creating will be as lovingly put together as our studio in Lee and we have some more amazing things lined up for it so keep your eyes peeled.
And we would like to announce that our current members will be able to enjoy both studios on their contract - so even more reasons to join!
GIVING BACK - OUR CHARITY CLASS + KARMA YOGA

We are delighted to say that our GUEST TEACHER CHARITY CLASS raised over £200 in the month of Feb, all for Lewisham Food Bank Charity. These classes happen every Thursday at 12pm and are open to all with as little as £5 suggested donation. We invite various teachers and give them an opportunity to share their teachings and we will continue to support local charities - still raising money for lewisham Food Bank in March.

Another way of giving and receiving back at our studio is our KARMA YOGA scheme. Volunteers help us to set up before and after the classes in return for free yoga. If you would like to join our lovely group of Karma Yogis please email the studio.

Two of our Karma Yogis have now moved on to our paid reception positions, so there are always opportunities for more.
RETREAT + TEACHER TRAINING 

If you would like to take your yoga practice to the next level we have two amazing offerings for you.

Our first Yoga House Retreat is slowly approaching and now is a great time to start booking your space. Join us for 5 days of yoga (twice daily), glorious sunshine and organic food in a beautiful French Villa, over 11-15th September 2019. You will be looked after by not one, but two experienced teachers to make your stay even more enjoyable. Meditation and dynamic Vinyasa in the mornings, relaxing and deeply restorative Yin Yoga with the sound of Alchemy Crystal Bowls in the evening. Delicious and nutritious alfresco dining with much of the produce coming from the Villa's own gardens and locally sourced organic food.
For more info and how to book please visit the website or email the studio.

The Teacher Training run by Imir Frazer is coming to a close and we are now opening the bookings for the second time. The Parampara School of Yoga 200-hour TT and foundations studies will start again in June 2019. Here are the proposed dates and the cost - for more info please get in touch with us.
It's a wonderfully structured course with a highly experienced teacher who will look after you in a nurturing way and take your practice to the next level.


Dates 
09:00 – 17:00 daily 
June: 
Monday 3rd, 10th & 17th 
July: 
Monday 1st, 8th & 15th 
August: No training during August 
September: 
Monday 9th, 16th & 23rd 
October:
Monday 7th, 14th & 21st 
November:
Monday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 
December:
Monday 2nd & 9th 

Course Fee £2750
 
TURMERIC LATTE RECIPE 

Golden Milk is one of our favourites and it's very easy to prepare at home. This drink is anti - inflammatory, comforting, immune boosting, cold curing and preventing!!

Turmeric itself has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, is full of antioxidants, it's great for our gut health and skin. With this recipe you can add extra amazing superfoods like ginger, cinnamon and the wonderful honey.

What you need:

A cup of favourite milk (ideally plant based)
2 tsp of turmeric powder 
1/2 tsp of ginger powder
1 tsp of honey
black pepper
cinnamon  

How to do it:
place the milk in a small sauce pan over low heat, add turmeric, ginger and cinnamon to the milk - heat it slowly then transfer to a cup, add honey and sprinkle with a little bit of black pepper (this helps a better absorption of turmeric)

Enjoy your sunshine in a cup!
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