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    Isabel Lankester
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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. .
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You may be small but you are mighty..... #fridaymood.
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#mighty #yoga #fridayfeels #soft #strong #light #strength #kindness #yogalondon #igyoga #quotes
PHILOSOPHY THURSDAY.  Purusa v Drsya / True Self v Ever changing Mother Earth. I read a great article on how these concepts move together like sugar in water and yet they are different. Drsya is what is seeable, all matter and energy that encompass the changing, manifest world... your thoughts, ego, physical self are this. According to yogic philosophy ‘you’ are not your thoughts and therefore not the ego... We can get confused ‘Samyoga’ when we identify ourselves as the ego instead of truth / satya ... the real you/ purusa. It’s really hard to discuss one theme without the other but just to prevent information overload, Drsya tends to be easier to understand as we can see it so we’ll start here and build on.
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#yogicphilosophy #yoga #nugget #littleinformation #purusa #drsya #yogatoday #yogatheme #ego #nature #prakriti #learning #philisophy #lightonyoga #immersion #yogalondon
PHILOSOPHY THURSDAY. Purusa v Drsya / True Self v Ever changing Mother Earth. I read a great article on how these concepts move together like sugar in water and yet they are different. Drsya is what is seeable, all matter and energy that encompass the changing, manifest world... your thoughts, ego, physical self are this. According to yogic philosophy ‘you’ are not your thoughts and therefore not the ego... We can get confused ‘Samyoga’ when we identify ourselves as the ego instead of truth / satya ... the real you/ purusa. It’s really hard to discuss one theme without the other but just to prevent information overload, Drsya tends to be easier to understand as we can see it so we’ll start here and build on. . . . . #yogicphilosophy  #yoga  #nugget  #littleinformation  #purusa  #drsya  #yogatoday  #yogatheme  #ego  #nature  #prakriti  #learning  #philisophy  #lightonyoga  #immersion  #yogalondon 
Corrie @stretchbreathesmile and I are returning to our magical retreat in Ibiza next year. We always get overcome with giggles and excitement when reminiscing about last May.... early bird offer for next May is available until 1st December 2018. Please get in contact if you have any questions or visit www.isabellankesteryoga.com for more info!..
⚡️ 20-25th May.
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⚡️ 2nd-7th Sept..
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💫🌸🌼💐🌷🍃🌿🍀⭐️🌺⚡️.
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#cantwait #earlybird #onoffer #ibizayoga #yogateachers #somuchyoga #yogafun #forjoy #rooftopflow #igyogacommunity #ibiza2019 #yogasunshine #cloudnine
Corrie @stretchbreathesmile and I are returning to our magical retreat in Ibiza next year. We always get overcome with giggles and excitement when reminiscing about last May.... early bird offer for next May is available until 1st December 2018. Please get in contact if you have any questions or visit www.isabellankesteryoga.com for more info!.. ⚡️ 20-25th May. & . ⚡️ 2nd-7th Sept.. . 💫🌸🌼💐🌷🍃🌿🍀⭐️🌺⚡️. . . . #cantwait  #earlybird  #onoffer  #ibizayoga  #yogateachers  #somuchyoga  #yogafun  #forjoy  #rooftopflow  #igyogacommunity  #ibiza2019  #yogasunshine  #cloudnine 
PHILOSOPHY THURSDAY...
~ ATHA ~ I thought it might be about time I started to post regularly about themes and ideas which keep coming up in the books I read and teacher trainings. There’s a lot of information out there on yogic philosophy but these Thursday posts are just to help see how themes are related to the way we practice on and off the mat. For the next 6 weeks I will touch on the foundations of the yoga sutras. Key Sanskrit words and their meaning in order to set the tone for the next theme. I hope in some way this language resonates to you, but please don’t worry if it goes over you head! Remember these are just ideas and concepts, it’s ok to completely disagree.
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There’s no better way to begin than to start with the first word in the yoga sutras ATHA - meaning readiness and commitment. ‘until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it’ - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. .
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Once you make a decision to start the universe will move with you. With integrity make that decision and begin to move. Maybe it’s in your practise, physical  movement or further learning but we all know we look for instant gratification. Why can’t i handstand now? Why don’t I know ALL about this subject now! Patience- You have to do the work first, with diligence and effort. But the decision to make it start has begun. Set the goal and start.
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I went to most inspiring talk my the @landmarkforum - an incredible organisation who help individuals find their stride. The presenter said our problem is that we all just assume the future will work out. I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll find the right job one day...I promise you it has to start now. It does not get any better until you action something now . ATHA. To begin..... with readiness and commitment..
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OMG longest post ever! Thank you for reading 📖 
and huge Thank you to my yoga mentor who told me to get on with these posts.... you know who you are 💕.
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#yogaphilosophy #yoganow #dreamit #doit #whatareyouwaitingfor #yoga #yogateacher #yogastudent
PHILOSOPHY THURSDAY... ~ ATHA ~ I thought it might be about time I started to post regularly about themes and ideas which keep coming up in the books I read and teacher trainings. There’s a lot of information out there on yogic philosophy but these Thursday posts are just to help see how themes are related to the way we practice on and off the mat. For the next 6 weeks I will touch on the foundations of the yoga sutras. Key Sanskrit words and their meaning in order to set the tone for the next theme. I hope in some way this language resonates to you, but please don’t worry if it goes over you head! Remember these are just ideas and concepts, it’s ok to completely disagree. . There’s no better way to begin than to start with the first word in the yoga sutras ATHA - meaning readiness and commitment. ‘until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it’ - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. . . Once you make a decision to start the universe will move with you. With integrity make that decision and begin to move. Maybe it’s in your practise, physical movement or further learning but we all know we look for instant gratification. Why can’t i handstand now? Why don’t I know ALL about this subject now! Patience- You have to do the work first, with diligence and effort. But the decision to make it start has begun. Set the goal and start. . I went to most inspiring talk my the @landmarkforum - an incredible organisation who help individuals find their stride. The presenter said our problem is that we all just assume the future will work out. I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll find the right job one day...I promise you it has to start now. It does not get any better until you action something now . ATHA. To begin..... with readiness and commitment.. . OMG longest post ever! Thank you for reading 📖 and huge Thank you to my yoga mentor who told me to get on with these posts.... you know who you are 💕. . #yogaphilosophy  #yoganow  #dreamit  #doit  #whatareyouwaitingfor  #yoga  #yogateacher  #yogastudent 
Introducing a little colour to your practice this Friday night @batterseayoga 6.15pm. It’s officially called Funky Dynamic Flow on the schedule so you can only guess what I’m planning.......expect to build heat with a strong focus on the energy body, immersed in a creative flow. Feeling really is believing.
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#flow #immersion #creative #energeticbody #yoga #batterseayoga #yogastudio #southlondon #funckyyoga #dancing #fridaynightfever #fridayyoga #igyoga #instayogis #inmotion
Introducing a little colour to your practice this Friday night @batterseayoga 6.15pm. It’s officially called Funky Dynamic Flow on the schedule so you can only guess what I’m planning.......expect to build heat with a strong focus on the energy body, immersed in a creative flow. Feeling really is believing. . . . #flow  #immersion  #creative  #energeticbody  #yoga  #batterseayoga  #yogastudio  #southlondon  #funckyyoga  #dancing  #fridaynightfever  #fridayyoga  #igyoga  #instayogis  #inmotion 
Ali my husband walked in on me doing this #naulikriya this morning... ‘o gawd she’s doing weird stuff again!’ ...
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Because I work Mondays and Wednesdays lecturing @klcschool of Design and teach yoga around these hours I don’t always have time for a physical practice. Does this mean i’m not doing yoga... no! Even though I don’t have buckets of time I try to always practise meditation and pranayama to set me up for the day.... even when my puppy won’t stop eating my dressing gown and my mind is full of nonsense. Breath work is a great way to still the mind for meditation. I don’t love all kriyas but this is a favourite!!
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#morningmotivation #mondaytips #naulikriya #nauli #yoga #asana #meditation #kriyas #samyoga #yogilondon #caughtintheact #weirdisok #igyoga #instayogis #londoninstagram #morningoractice #clensing
Ali my husband walked in on me doing this #naulikriya  this morning... ‘o gawd she’s doing weird stuff again!’ ... . Because I work Mondays and Wednesdays lecturing @klcschool of Design and teach yoga around these hours I don’t always have time for a physical practice. Does this mean i’m not doing yoga... no! Even though I don’t have buckets of time I try to always practise meditation and pranayama to set me up for the day.... even when my puppy won’t stop eating my dressing gown and my mind is full of nonsense. Breath work is a great way to still the mind for meditation. I don’t love all kriyas but this is a favourite!! . . . . #morningmotivation  #mondaytips  #naulikriya  #nauli  #yoga  #asana  #meditation  #kriyas  #samyoga  #yogilondon  #caughtintheact  #weirdisok  #igyoga  #instayogis  #londoninstagram  #morningoractice  #clensing 
This is what happens when your relaxing by the pool with @nickiratcliffe . A few moments ago we were shattered from 3 hours of arm balancing practice....no rest for the wicked! .
Getting into this pose is hilarious not going to lie 😝...
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#alittlefun #lunchbreak #after4hours #yogilondon #advancedteachertraining #blondewarrior #acroyoga #partneryoga #italytraining #londonyoga #igyoga #igyogalondon
Working hard in colourful Italy. Its a humbling experience being surrounded by such beautiful and strong yogis. @ambrasana had me holding this in class yesterday.....so many hip openers! Getting face to face with poses I absolutely avoid and some new interesting variations on the norm. Lots of homework to practice and to explore back in london... ⚡️.
I love this variation of #badhakonasana 🧡
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📸 @juliemontagu .
⚡️tips @katarinarayburnyoga .
🤸🏼‍♂️ @aloyoga .
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#yogatips #studentweek #yogilondon #blondewarrior #advancedteachertraining #italy #yogini #instayoga #posesiavoid #homework #yogateacher #practice #learning #dharma #forest #rocketyoga
Working hard in colourful Italy. Its a humbling experience being surrounded by such beautiful and strong yogis. @ambrasana had me holding this in class yesterday.....so many hip openers! Getting face to face with poses I absolutely avoid and some new interesting variations on the norm. Lots of homework to practice and to explore back in london... ⚡️. I love this variation of #badhakonasana  🧡 . . . . 📸 @juliemontagu . ⚡️tips @katarinarayburnyoga . 🤸🏼‍♂️ @aloyoga . . #yogatips  #studentweek  #yogilondon  #blondewarrior  #advancedteachertraining  #italy  #yogini  #instayoga  #posesiavoid  #homework  #yogateacher  #practice  #learning  #dharma  #forest  #rocketyoga 
Such a lovely day with these gorgeous ladies... calm before the storm 🤸🏼‍♂️ with @ambrasana - @juliemontagu  @nickiratcliffe @katarinarayburnyoga @emilymergyoga 📸
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#blondewarriors #smallworld #yogis #igyoga #instagood #teachertraining #yogilondon #londoners #teachermentors #advancedteachertraining #yogisabroad #londonteachers
Happy birthday sweetie! X 🎈
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#happybirthdayali #lovebug #bubba #alpal #bestfriend
“What is REAL?” Asked the Rabbit one day, when he and the Skin Horse were lying side by side near the nursery fender.....
“Real isn’t how you are made”, said the Skin Horse. “ It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real”. “Does it hurt?” Asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes”, said the skin horse, for he was always truthful. .
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The Velveteen Rabbit~ Margery Williams.
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The story is a beautiful metaphor for the value of authenticity and vulnerability. If someone has the power to effect us deeply then they also have the power to hurt us deeply as well. This also reflects our own relationship with our self - if we truly let in the intimacy we all claim to crave from others then we begin to recognise that all human interactions are merely Self meeting Self. .
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Yogic Psychology ... if your interested in reading more. I could not recommend ‘Yoga and the Quest for the True Self’ by Stephen Cope more... it’s magical and easy to read.... I’ll meet you down rabbit hole. .
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#downwego #bookworm #trueself #facetoface #yoga #offthemat #look #mirrors #yogicpsychology
“What is REAL?” Asked the Rabbit one day, when he and the Skin Horse were lying side by side near the nursery fender..... “Real isn’t how you are made”, said the Skin Horse. “ It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real”. “Does it hurt?” Asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes”, said the skin horse, for he was always truthful. . . . The Velveteen Rabbit~ Margery Williams. . . The story is a beautiful metaphor for the value of authenticity and vulnerability. If someone has the power to effect us deeply then they also have the power to hurt us deeply as well. This also reflects our own relationship with our self - if we truly let in the intimacy we all claim to crave from others then we begin to recognise that all human interactions are merely Self meeting Self. . . Yogic Psychology ... if your interested in reading more. I could not recommend ‘Yoga and the Quest for the True Self’ by Stephen Cope more... it’s magical and easy to read.... I’ll meet you down rabbit hole. . . . #downwego  #bookworm  #trueself  #facetoface  #yoga  #offthemat  #look  #mirrors  #yogicpsychology 
Battersea Yoga • I could not be more excited to teach at this gorgeous studio in South london @batterseayoga ! Starting 5th Oct I’ll be leading a dynamic hatha class to get you ready for the weekend, every Friday evening from 6.15-7.15pm...⚡️
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See you there! .
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#batterseayoga #southlondon #yogilondon #balance #vinyasaflow #news #excited #fridaynightflow #dynamic
Last week of teaching before I go to Italy with @ambrasana for 50h teacher training. I can’t wait, it’s been booked in my diary for over a year! I think I’ll see a few familiar faces... @alix_yoga @juliemontagu.... maybe more 🤞🏼- in the mean time I’ll be here.
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• Sunday 12.15pm & 6.30pm @thepoweryogaco .
• Tuesday 9.30am @thepoweryogaco .
• Thursday 6.30am & 8.15am @thepoweryogaco .
• Friday 7.30am @goodvibesstudios 
New studio classes coming soon ......
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I’m so excited to learn more from @ambrasana one of my first yoga teachers. .
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Thank you @stretchbreathesmile for the 📸
(bring on ibiza 2019 🌞)
#yogilondon #balance #vinyasaflow #yogateacher #yogalondonlife #yoga #yogaposes #dancer #backbends #yogi #yogisofinstagram #yogisofig #ibiza #yogaibiza #yogastudio #italyyoga #retreat #teachertraining
Last week of teaching before I go to Italy with @ambrasana for 50h teacher training. I can’t wait, it’s been booked in my diary for over a year! I think I’ll see a few familiar faces... @alix_yoga @juliemontagu.... maybe more 🤞🏼- in the mean time I’ll be here. . • Sunday 12.15pm & 6.30pm @thepoweryogaco . • Tuesday 9.30am @thepoweryogaco . • Thursday 6.30am & 8.15am @thepoweryogaco . • Friday 7.30am @goodvibesstudios New studio classes coming soon ...... . I’m so excited to learn more from @ambrasana one of my first yoga teachers. . . . . Thank you @stretchbreathesmile for the 📸 (bring on ibiza 2019 🌞) #yogilondon  #balance  #vinyasaflow  #yogateacher  #yogalondonlife  #yoga  #yogaposes  #dancer  #backbends  #yogi  #yogisofinstagram  #yogisofig  #ibiza  #yogaibiza  #yogastudio  #italyyoga  #retreat  #teachertraining 
Known these girls since 1999! .... happy birthday gorgeous @lucievictoriap- love you so so much. Like a little sister to me. #friendsforlife #sisters #elfie #lupoo #moreton #birthdaylove #brixton
This is what happens when you go to sleep at 9pm on a Friday.... a little burst of energy this morning. I’m trying out some new balances for this weekend and of course bunny hops... I’m always so impressed with how open minded my students are, really willing to try something new! We can all get trapped sometimes in the familiar.. taking the same variation, sticking to the norm. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow @levelsixpeckham 8.30am and 12.15, 6.30pm @thepoweryogaco. ....... apologies for the little sigh at the end of this vid!! A am human💫 .
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#alittleenergy #flow #balance #challenges #fun #vinyasaflow #peckhamlevels #poweryoga #yogilondon #clouds #yogafriend #feelingbetter #bind #mudhra
This is what happens when you go to sleep at 9pm on a Friday.... a little burst of energy this morning. I’m trying out some new balances for this weekend and of course bunny hops... I’m always so impressed with how open minded my students are, really willing to try something new! We can all get trapped sometimes in the familiar.. taking the same variation, sticking to the norm. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow @levelsixpeckham 8.30am and 12.15, 6.30pm @thepoweryogaco. ....... apologies for the little sigh at the end of this vid!! A am human💫 . . . . #alittleenergy  #flow  #balance  #challenges  #fun  #vinyasaflow  #peckhamlevels  #poweryoga  #yogilondon  #clouds  #yogafriend  #feelingbetter  #bind  #mudhra 
I find it hard to believe that my body is in a constant state of flux. Although I know this to be true sometimes I get really frustrated with the fact that I’m always changing. As with our flow/ vinyasa / yoga we are always moving and re-shaping the physical and mental form. Day to day, on and off the mat we feel different. Just recently I was talking to a friend about the change of season and how she feels a bit unsettled and tired. I can relate. There is no fixed solution but acceptance - give yourself a break. No doubt my husband will remind me of this post the next time I go bananas 🍌☺️... .
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‘ grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference’ .
~ serenity prayer. 
A little mantra for this week.
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#change #seasonalchange #goingbananas #flux #motion #flow #vinyasa #yogaoffthemat #body #difference #yogilondon #vinyasaflow #balance #itsok #kindness #mantra
I find it hard to believe that my body is in a constant state of flux. Although I know this to be true sometimes I get really frustrated with the fact that I’m always changing. As with our flow/ vinyasa / yoga we are always moving and re-shaping the physical and mental form. Day to day, on and off the mat we feel different. Just recently I was talking to a friend about the change of season and how she feels a bit unsettled and tired. I can relate. There is no fixed solution but acceptance - give yourself a break. No doubt my husband will remind me of this post the next time I go bananas 🍌☺️... . . ‘ grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference’ . ~ serenity prayer. A little mantra for this week. . . . #change  #seasonalchange  #goingbananas  #flux  #motion  #flow  #vinyasa  #yogaoffthemat  #body  #difference  #yogilondon  #vinyasaflow  #balance  #itsok  #kindness  #mantra 
Thank you to the 24 students who made it into @levelsixpeckham at 8.30am! A little record for Sunday morning ⚡️ your energy was incredible...
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#sundayvibes #energy #flow #yogilondon #peckhamlevels #peckham #balance #yogis #yoga #vinyasa
Such beautiful artwork from @cosmiccollage ... a little reminder that inside the body lies our greatest freedom. My eyes were basically shut the whole way through yesterday’s practice at @naomiabsalom ‘s class - thank you for constantly reminding me to listen to what’s happening within. I am so grateful to have one teacher who I trust and speaks the absolute truth about this industry and how we should be listening instead of punishing. I’m so excited to do your mentorship program next year.... #liberateandelevate .
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#myteacher #truth #satya #listening #yournotfoolinganyone #vibyasaflow #flowflow #moveinaspecialway #naomiabsalomyoga #grateful #honestyoga
Such beautiful artwork from @cosmiccollage ... a little reminder that inside the body lies our greatest freedom. My eyes were basically shut the whole way through yesterday’s practice at @naomiabsalom ‘s class - thank you for constantly reminding me to listen to what’s happening within. I am so grateful to have one teacher who I trust and speaks the absolute truth about this industry and how we should be listening instead of punishing. I’m so excited to do your mentorship program next year.... #liberateandelevate  . . . #myteacher  #truth  #satya  #listening  #yournotfoolinganyone  #vibyasaflow  #flowflow  #moveinaspecialway  #naomiabsalomyoga  #grateful  #honestyoga