✨New 6 Week Beginners Block starting Monday 20th August and running until 1st October 18:15-19:15✨
(6 weeks to be complete in 7 weeks, as holidays, and life, may sometimes get in the way!
The aim of this beginners course is to give those brand new to yoga, the foundations of practice in order to understand their own bodies and confidently join drop in, open level classes.
Split over 6 classes, we will focus on the following key lessons and together we will learn:
The importance of breath: how and why we focus on the breath as priority in yoga classes
Strong foundations: the importance of grounding and rooting through your foundations in each posture
How to link breathe and movement: stringing postures together through our breath, we will learn basic sun salutations - breaking them down posture by posture.
Key standing postures: foundations/alignment/gaze point.
Basic backbends and inversions
Key seated postures
How to find our own flow!
£55 for 6 week block and it’s limited to just 6 people so everyone gets enough focus and attention, as required.
Email email@example.com with any questions you have or details on how to book in!
📸by @octoabi •
Teaching yoga is such a grounding practice.. thank you to all the yogis who inspire me each week. I am always so grateful and warmed by your presence. 🙏
My weeks schedule at @shanticollectiveuk Looks like this:
19:45-20:45 Donation based Meditation (booking through @mindbody or drop ins welcome too)
20:00-21:00 Slow Flow
09:30-10:30 Morning Vinyasa
All bookable through @mindbody
The practice of yoga and meditation teaches us to identify with AWARENESS as opposed to the roles we play in life, or the environments we are in.
We learn to take the viewpoint of the observer, knowing that awareness is present in all our experiences but that WE are not those experiences.
Awareness is much more intelligent than our mind (I love this, from Sally Kempton).
Our bodies hold an infinite intelligence which yoga asana practice also allows us to tap into.
Come join me to explore this beautiful practice even more..
🌈 TONIGHT 20:00-21:00 SLOW FLOW
❤️TOMORROW 09:30-10:30 MORNING VINYASA
If you wonder what I am on about and are curious about the practice of Yoga, I am running another 6 week beginners block starting 20th August😁
Please do message me for more information or with questions!
Check out Hannah’s vinyasa class tomorrow night @shanticollectiveuk 🙌
Sounds delightful and with her beautiful energy-what more would you want from your Wednesday evening?! ❤️
#Repost @hannah_king_yoga with @get_repost
💫 v i n y a s a 💫
every Wednesday at @shanticollectiveuk
I also have some lovely new oil blends made by myself & @lenafong_acupuncture.yoga for your optional assisted Svasana head massage 💕
💜 REST 💚
One of my favourite parts of leading a class is to see people resting in Savasana at the end.
Learning to tune out of the busy-ness of life is a practice. Taking a break from the “high alert” state a lot of us live in, is so necessary for our wellbeing.
Necessary also, to allow space and clarity for us to make choices that serve us and bring a sense of harmony to our lives.
I love this description of varying states of awareness from @tokopa and her book Belonging:
“First attention is our ordinary consciousness that helps us meet the demand of the daily, physical world. ‘Second attention’ is the non-ordinary awareness that we call the dreaming body. It is the subtle, non-physical part of us which perceived and moves energy. Rest is about dropping into that second attention so we can perceive which way the energy wants to go. You may know the second attention as those infrequent gap-times in your day when an idea comes to you out of nowhere: when relaxing in a bath, or in those final moments before sleep when you reflect on the day’s events.”
Join me tonight for a mindful Vinyasa class 19:30-20:45. •
Join me for 09:30-10:30 MORNING VINYASA at my haven that is Shanti Collective 🙏
There are a couples of spaces still available.
Shanti is a small studio, it’s personal and it’s yours too.. it’s a supportive space where community can come together to practice.
This is one of the most important things to me-community that is interested in others, that cares for others.
You might not speak to each other, but just being there, witnessing, joining in practice, sharing space-is enough. It’s wonderful!
You come exactly as you are and as you feel and you are always welcome!
📸 by @tom56132 and taken in sunny California..Edinburgh feels quite similar right now in fact! ☀️
POTTERY! My new creative skill to be practiced over the summer.. 💙💜
Bowls, containers with lids, incense burners and soap dishes are where I am with skills at the moment! 😬
Having creative outlets is becoming more and more important to me.
We have so much within, we need varied ways of expressing without!
Yoga is a lifestyle, connection, medicine. Its also a joyful creative expression.. but it’s been so great to learn a new skill and create form in a different way! •
Both this week and the week following I will have cover for some of my classes.
From Friday-Sunday I’ll be in London on some yoga teacher training which I am so excited for.. it’s always such a delight to be immersed in training and then able to bring it back to classes. Sometimes there is a need to share new knowledge right away, and other times it’s a slow process of integration. It all unfolds as it should! 🌟
The week following the training, I’ll be away with my family for a short holiday during school Summer break which will be an adventure!🌍
I am always a little sad when I don’t get to lead a class or see your regular faces, as I truly love sharing yoga. It’s not regular time off as it would be in other job. I guess because being a yoga teacher is more of a vocation, a heart dedication. 💓
However I also know it’s necessary to take a break and that time is a recharge!
I would love to practice with you at my two classes this week.
MY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:
MORNING VINYASA (covered by @claremartinanderson )
📸 by @octoabi •