Grab your girls and get to class. Visit our website to create an account if you have never been in before. Pick the class you want to attend and just show up about 20 min early! We will handle the rest!
Reminder that we have extra evening classes running on Tues/Wed/Thurs at Turl Street Kitchen. On each of those days, classes start at 6pm and 7:15pm.
Check our timetable online for booking.
Bonus: Did you know that when booking into one of our yoga classes, you're helping us spread the benefits of yoga? As a registered charity (no. 1161833) we work with a brilliant community of Charity Partners to deliver yoga to their service users. Our free charity classes are taught through our network of Badgeholders, an amazing group of yoga teachers located throughout the UK. (for more information on our Badgeholder program, head to our website!) #oxfordyoga#yogaquota#turlstreetkitchen#eveningyoga#yogaoxfordshire
These lovely ladies at @yogamamalondon ❤️ NEW CLASS Now I’m qualified I’ll be teaching pregnancy yoga starting in November on Sundays at 11am at @everybody_studio. Open to absolute beginners (after 12 weeks), whether you’re feeling pretty good, super tearful, abit uncomfortable, fatigued or anything else in between - join me on the mat! #pregnancyyoga#yogateacher#accessibleyoga#oxfordyoga
Sweaty hair, don't care. 🔥💦 Yoga Shred® is quite possibly the only class in Oxford where air con is needed in October. I always leave a sweaty, smiling mess. Thanks for sharing your energy today, @everybody_studio. ❤ 📸 by @sambcornish
Did you know that we now have Forrest Inspired Yoga classes at Prana?! Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives. Students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, creating a unique and powerful opportunity for them to make practical life decisions based on their own experiences. Come check out a class on Saturdays at our Little Clarendon studio taught by @ginadyoga
FALL FOR IT SALE‼️
What: 35% off our most popular packages. (Excludes student pricing.) .
When: Now through October 23rd.
Where: Purchase in the studio or online using code: BOO2018
We have almost made it through the week! Did you now, there are six yoga classes you can go to on Fridays at @pranayogaoxford?! It’s a perfect way to reset the week and recharge for the weekend. Come and do some yoga with our awesome teachers!
7:00-8:00am Rise And Flow.
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Crunch.
10:00-11:00am Power Flow.
11:30am-12:30pm Yin Yoga.
5:30-6:30pm Flow and Restore.
Jos (@yoga_with_jos) is a yoga teacher in London and contacted me earlier this year to be her photographer. After working with her twice now, (and soon to be a third time!!) I can confidently say that she is one of the loveliest people out there. I’ve worked with her privately in her home and publicly as she taught a group class. In both cases, you can really feel the energy of her teaching and of her practice. If you’re in London, particularly up in Crouch End, get to one of her classes! She also teaches pregnancy yoga, and I know a lot of my London mum-to-be’s would love her classes! She posts frequently about her classes on both her Facebook and her Instagram. Go follow her!⠀
And if you want to see more photos from our sessions and read about Jos' yoga journey, follow the link in my profile~
YTT starts Jan 25!
Listen to what the lovely @leahmargaretstrope has to say about why you should say “YES!”
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga for Women & Women-Aligned
Fridays | 10:30-11:30am
This class will focus on yoga as an act of self-care with emphasis on nourishing and nurturing ourselves. A space to tune into our personal needs and where guidance will be offered for adapting our yoga practice according to those needs. We will use a mixture of slow flow, intuitive movement, yin/restorative poses and guided relaxation practices.
What do we mean by 'women aligned'?
Being woman-aligned is not a form of gender presentation, and it has nothing to do with your assigned gender at birth. Instead, it’s an aspect of someone’s internal identity and sense of self and can mean different things to different people. .
This may represent you if:
you identify as bigender with both “woman” and “agender” being a part of your gender/ you are genderfluid between “woman” and “agender”/ you are agender, androgyne, or another nonbinary gender but lean toward womanhood/ you use the word “nonbinary” to describe your personal gender, but are part of the group of people that society classes as women/ you are comfortable being called or perceived as a woman but don’t necessarily feel like a woman/ you feel like a woman but don’t connect with society’s stereotypical definition of what a woman “should” be, in terms of cisnormativity, heteronormativity, the patriarchy, etc.
#oxfordyoga#yogalove#yogini#womenaligned#yogaeverydamnday#yogaforall#inclusiveyoga#yogaoxford#oxford#yogaoxfordshire#yogaforwomen#yogaforwomenhealth#yogaformenstruation#wombyoga [photo by: @ellenarbrook]
How often do you stop yourself from pursuing something because of fear? So often we stay stuck in jobs, relationships and situations because of fear of the unknown. We’re also afraid of failure and judgement. Yet, everyone who has ever succeeded at anything worthwhile has, at some point, faced some kind of failure. Too often, we let our fears stop us—stop us from forming a new business, stop us from starting a new relationship, stop us from so many things our hearts desire. The irony is that our fear often keeps us in the situations we fear. Afraid of ending up alone, so you don’t get into a relationship with someone you adore? You’re alone anyway. Living in fear of gaining weight back after working hard to lose it? You’re not enjoying your body anyway. It’s frighteningly easy to squander away this one and precious life in fear. So, here is the invitation today: get out of your own way. What steps can you take right now to pursue your desires and your dreams? Start now. ✨💞
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please help us raise awareness and funds. On Saturday 27th October we will be donating 25% of all fees received from classes towards Bosom Friends, a support group for people affected by breast cancer in the Oxford area. COME TO CLASS AND SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE. Can't make it to class? You can still donate, all additional donations are welcome.
Pregnancy yoga can be incredibly supportive and nurturing as you grow your baby, and unlike a regular studio class, pregnancy yoga is tailored to your changing needs. We offer pregnancy yoga on the following days and times: 🌟 Mondays | 7-8pm 🌟 Wednesdays | 11:30am-12:30pm
Our Pregnancy Yoga classes are limited to a maximum of 10 clients, so you can be assured of plenty of attention. Class time is approximately 55 minutes.
Thanks @yogamamalondon for the most magical 65 hour pregnancy yoga teacher training course. We learned from physios, midwives, and yogis from a range of traditions how to teach mamas-to-be. My heart is warm and I still smell lavender on my clothes ❤️#yogatraining#yogateacher#yoga#oxfordyoga#yogaoxford
Autumn Yin Workshop - October 28, 2pm-4pm with Venetia
Join Venetia for a two hour Autumn Yin practise to reflect and rebalance as we settle into the colder months. Autumn is all about letting go and grounding, and we will hold poses that help stimulate release, while also stretching and resting. All levels and experience welcome. Sign up online.
We welcome back Ola to the studio tonight teaching the Friday 7.30pm Friday Flow. This beautiful class is the perfect pick me up for the end of your busy week or the perfect way top unwind and prepare you for the weekend ahead. Also on the schedule tonight, second time this week (1) is the amazing Kee at 5.30pm for Hot 26 and 7.15pm For the Hot Power Hour. Kee is known for his dedication to this practise and this comes across in his classes. He may teach strong and focussed classes but he likes to bring an element of humour and fun too! If you need to do nothing but be supported and focus on 'grounding' yourself on this windy Friday night then I can't think of anything better than restorative Yoga with Katie at 5.45pm.
Can you think of a better way to finish off a working week? See you later in class.
Some of my absolute favourite moments to photograph are those in between laughs, smiles, fall outs, and wipe outs. ⠀
It's in those moments when we're not trying to be something or do something that the real you emerges. ⠀
Sometimes I feel like asana and yoga are too often portrayed in a very serious and stern manner. And while our practices can be serious, especially when we really get immersed in our breath and the movement of our body, I think it's important not to take it *too* seriously. To laugh a little. To make a joke in class or encourage an air of light heartedness.⠀
I love the feeling of serenity and equanimity that yoga brings to my life when I practice, but I also like to have a bit of fun and play around in my practice. And that usually involves me falling...a lot. And my only response: to laugh.
WHO IS GANESHA? If you practise at the studio you’ll see the mural of the elephant’s face on a wall. This is no ordinary elephant — it is Ganesha. Ganesha is a popular figure in India & has become significant for modern western Yogi’s. He is often considered as the remover of obstacles, we particularly like the help he offers when invoked for auspicious beginnings. In our personal perspective, we like to think of him rather as the creator of opportunities — all obstacles are in fact situations that help us learn something & grow towards our best self. Ganesha helps us appreciate opportunities we discover in meeting challenges life (and Yoga practice) throws at us. There will always be ‘obstacles’, Ganesha reminds us to find a way to navigate with more wisdom & grace. Why the elephant’s head? Shiva, his father was absent for many years & did not recognise that the strange boy standing in his way was his own son. He cut off the head in a fit of anger. Then to appease his wife, Parvati, he brought Ganesha back to life and replaced his head with the head of an elephant, since this was the first dead animal he encountered. There are many attributes of Ganesha in traditional representations which relate to particular stories about his life: why he has a broken tusk, why he rides on a rat, what objects he holds in his hands. But we’ve kept our mural simple, depicting just the face. If you stop and look closely what do you see in that face? You might notice that it’s asymmetrical — just as we all are; no-one’s perfect. In particular Ganesha’s eyes are different, one is open staring right at you as you look at him, the other is darker and turned inward. Perhaps we too all have different ways of seeing the world and of being seen by the world. Part of our nature is open, outward looking: what you see is what you get. The other side of our nature might be more complicated, the sum of all our experiences through life that make us who we are. Perhaps in Ganesha’s face there is represented the inner gaze, a view towards the wisdom that resides deep within us the wisdom we seek to reveal through our Yoga practice.
oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ
By Alessandro Gozzi