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NEW CLASS KLAXTON! Introducing our “Morning Flow” class at 7:30am on Thursdays starting on October 3rd - This will be taught by the wonderful Rosemarie St. Louis. The style will be similar to a Vinyasa class, you’ll generate some heat and start to find that flexibility with so you can prepare your body and mind to feel energised for your day.
Rosemarie is an Advanced trained Yoga Teacher. She did her first teacher training in 1999 and has been teaching & practicing for over 20 years. Her classes are creative, holistic, grounded and with a contemporary twist!
She has studied & practiced a number of different styles of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Rocket, Kundalini, Bikram, Pregnancy, Restorative and Yin.
You can book this class now, so rise a little earlier and start your day with some practice with us.
~ S E P T E M B E R S K I E S ~
We practiced to an almost full moon in the skies last night. It was magical.
Harvest Moon tonight. Happy Mid Autumn Festival for those who celebrate it. I’ll be enjoying a moon cake and some moon gazing with my family tonight.
~ P R E G N A N C Y ~
This is a throwback photo to when we were in Macau for a “Babymoon”. My body, my hair, my life...all changed now!
I love teaching pregnancy yoga, It’s such a special space. I taught pregnancy whilst I was pregnant up until 38 weeks, and the sequences I teach now have evolved but stayed pretty true to what I was teaching back then.
Come join me for Pregnancy Yoga at 7pm every Tuesday and 10am every Thursday.
~ S L O W I N G D O W N ~
As the seasons change there’s a tangible shift in the body. Let’s not underestimate the power of rest and the cultivation of self reflection.
Ramila will be on a retreat soon but catch her on Monday’s at 7pm for Yin + Meditation. Dreamy!
~ P E R S P E C T I V E ~
Saturday’s are led by Kim (@pillowhuggeruk), join her for some morning Vinyasa and Hatha. Styles and poses to suit everyone. If you’ve taken one style with Kim, why not try another to shift your perspective?
9am Vinyasa Flow
10:30am Hatha Flow
~ A S H T A N G A ~
With Lydiana (@kuasayoga) is every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
Enjoy moving through the Primary Series with her alignment and breath focused practice. All levels welcome and modifications offered. 🌱
~ C O M M U N I T Y ~
Just wanted to introduce our amazing team of Community Yoga teachers. Monika, Stefania and Anabela.
Every Wednesday we run a community class from 6:15-7:15pm for £5 and all sales go direct to Lola’s Homeless, a local grassroots charity here in Stratford. It’s month two into our classes and we’ve raised an amazing £175! This month we’re back to Hatha with Anabela.
Do some yoga and pay it forward! We are all part of a community.
~ P L A N K S + C R O W S ~
This month’s workshop is all about Chaturangas and Bakasanas. You’ll almost always have me teach these in my dynamic classes and I’m keen to pass on tips and tricks to break down these popular and tricky poses.
We’ll be using blocks, bolsters and developing the functional strength needed for these poses - as well as exploring fun variations. Followed with some well deserved Yin.
28th of September, 2-4pm £25 booking live now.
~ F U N C T I O N A L ~
Excellent callisthenics workshop taught today by Desi. Using the body weight with explosive movements. Challenging, strengthening and filled with tips.
~ P R A C T I C E ~
Last bit of self practice before I head off for a magical @shambalafest experience with my family and friends. We have some FABULOUS cover teachers lined up for you all.
Enjoy the Kirtan tomorrow with Jyoti. Book your space now to zen out on sounds.
Until Monday ✨
~ K I R T A N ~
This Friday take a journey through the yoga of sound with Jyoti at our first every Kirtan. Sing and reach a state of calm and peace whilst the harmonium plays its healing notes. £12 book on the website, if you already have a five class pass with us you can use one of the credits towards it.
~ C A L I S T H E N I C S ~
This month’s workshop is all about Calisthenics.
Calisthenics is a discipline that incorporates movement and techniques from Yoga, Pilates, gymnastics and body weight training. With the ultimate aim to gain: strength, coordination and body awareness. In this two hour workshop you will be introduced to bodyweight exercises, core strength exercises, and functional movement.
The workshop will cater for all fitness levels from absolute beginners to those with more advanced knowledge of strength exercises.
Malale’s background in movement and body work is extensive from being a professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete, to a qualified personal trainer and massage therapist so you will be in safe hands.
August 31st 2-4pm with Desiderio Malale - £25
Book on the website now!
~ B R E A T H E ~
My plant babies are thriving in the studio 🌱🍃🎋 Enjoy the sunshine this Sunday. Come see me at 4:30pm for Slow Jams to ease into the week.
~ E V E N T : K I R T A N ~
This Friday the 23rd of Aug at 7:30pm we will be hosting a Kirtan. £12
In this event we explore the yoga of sound with a Kirtan lead by the lovely performer Jyoti Kirpalani.
Kirtan is a form of meditation using sacred sounds and word formulas. The word Kirtan has Vedic roots and it means "telling, narrating, describing”. It is a part of Bhakti Yoga or the yoga of devotion. Devotion means different things to different people. That might be God, nature, a religion or any practise that is sacred to you. Kirtan and chanting goes beyond all this and is a universal practice.
Chanting unifies those who share their sounds, creates internal peace, confidence and joy. It soothes restless minds, promotes clarity of focus and helps dissolve anger and anxiety. You don’t need to be a good singer to chant. This is not about giving a performance.
~ K U N D I L I N I ~
This month our Community Yoga class will be an exploration of the Kundalini Yoga practice - lead by Stefania.
What is Kundalini Yoga? It’s an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, incorporating movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning "truth is my identity." The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.
Every Wednesday this August at 6:15pm for £5.
As always, this is an entirely charity funds raising class. With all sales going towards Lola’s Homeless here in Newham. Do yoga, pay it forward.
~ Y I N + M E D I T A T I O N ~
Yin. The exploration of Meditation last month and the Earth Mandala workshop has lead to a few of you requesting more Yin so I’ve listened and we’re changing Monday’s format to include those longer mind quieting poses. Ramila will guide you through 30 minutes of Yin followed by Meditation in our new and improved Monday offering “Yin + Meditation”. As it’s a new class and I’d like to encourage you all to have a go at quieting the mind we’ll continue running this class at half price so for those with a 5 Class Pass you can take this class twice.
~ B A B Y M A S S A G E ~
Every month we run a 5 Week Baby Massage Course. Here’s adorable little Aisha after enjoying her session today.
You’ll learn how to massage, bond, laugh, sing and soothe your little one. It’s a sequence that’s approved by the British Midwives Association and is something I personally loved doing with my son when I did the Chinese month of Confinement (the sitting month) after he was born.
Our next course starts on August the 21st at 11am and is suitable from birth onwards. Book online or contact us for more info.
~ G R A S S H O P P E R P O S E ~
Or Dragonfly Pose. Or in Sanskrit Maksikanagasana.
We had a little breakdown of this pose today in Power this morning, everyone had a go. I really enjoy breaking more complex asanas into smaller component parts, each of them take a little time and adjustment and eventually with time you may turn a corner and move onto the next.
I didn’t start my yoga journey being able to do these, we all have to start at the beginning somewhere.
This posture combines a deep twist with a hip opener, so be sure that your body is warm before you try it.
~ T H E E L E M E N T S ~
Looking forward to teaching my Earth Mandala workshop today, let’s connect with our sense of stability and grounding. But first, let me connect with my water element. #waterbaby
~ Y O G A W I T H B A B Y ~
Monday mornings at 11am. The first half an hour is for you! Exercises for mums (or dads!) with babies watching you make yoga shapes. The following half an hour is all about the little yogis: songs, movement and adapted yoga moves with them.
This was the first class I taught coming out of maternity leave and my son was my demo baby. I miss teaching with him but me and my demo baby “Bob” will guide you through the baby bits.
I met a new baby yogi from a mum that I taught pregnancy yoga to this morning, such a joy! Show me all your babies 🥰