YOGA NEWS W/C 14th November
In class this week – Moving From A Foundation Of Contentment theme continues, our focus this week – “I Am Deeply Present”.
Salt of the Earth – Community Charity Sale and Cafe – this Saturday 12th November at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road – lots of good food and gifts. I will be there with yoga props and gift vouchers for sale and to chat and answer yoga questions, hope to see you there.
30 Days of Yoga for SAMARITANS – Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in-person, via zoom or had the recordings for the 2 restorative yoga classes – so far we have raised £365!!! Amazing, I am so grateful to you all for joining in and supporting me and giving so generously. The recordings are available still if you would like them. The 3rd class, “Dynamic Stillness” will be this week, 16th November at 6pm in Studio Bhāvanā and via Zoom – please message me in the usual ways to join. 100% of proceeds go to Samaritans.
I reached a personal milestone today – completing and passing my final exams for my advanced yoga teaching qualification – thanks for your continued support – attending my different styles of classes and supporting my charitable activities. Humbled and grateful.
ON OUR MATS: As we move through our practice, and indeed our lives, we are confronted with challenges, internal dialogue and drama. This is perfectly natural. However, it is not always necessary to react to these thoughts, feelings and emotions. We all possess the ability to witness our thoughts, feelings and emotions without getting too involved. With practice, and using the medium of our bodies and our breath, we can face the challenges that arise in our practice without adding to the mental chatter and drama. This is what moving from a foundation of contentment means. In this block there will be a wide variety of practices to suit each class style but a common thread will run through – the onus being upon the experience more than the outcome. I hope you enjoy the journey.
LIVING OUR YOGA: The most radical thing we can do is to be deeply present. We all want to change the world for the better. The best way to do it is to do practices like asana and meditation that help us to be present. When we are present, we are more likely to make choices that support peace and harmony. Practice with this in mind all week.