Happy Monday one and all!
As we all know Mondays can leave you feeling a bit flat, especially when it’s grey and damp like it is here today! So I hope you’re all well and looking after yourselves in these strange and challenging times.
Personally, I’m still in a little bubble of disbelief that I’m actually now a qualified yoga teacher with my first set of live Zoom classes in the diary, with actual human people booking in to join me! I’m so incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support that I have received from my fellow yogis, family and friends, and can only hope that I can repay you with some warm, yummy yoga feelings in my classes!
Yoga has provided me with a much needed sanctuary over the last few years and although, as a lazy bum, I haven’t always found it easy to get myself on the mat, I have always felt amazing coming off it. Taking some time out to move and listen to your body, and rest in quiet contemplation during Savasana (aka the lovely lying down bit at the end) always helps me to get out of any negative thought cycles I may find myself in and press reset. I therefore couldn’t pass up the chance to not only spend more of my time doing yoga by studying and teaching it, but to help share the incredible benefits of yoga with more people.
So, whether you’ve tried yoga before or are completely new to it, I strongly recommend that you give it a try for a few weeks and see how it makes you feel. If it’s not working for you right now, or I’m not the teacher you’re looking for (couldn’t help have a Star Wars voice in my head when I said that), then absolutely no worries. There are so many different styles of yoga and ways of teaching it so there is no one size fits all, and I might be able to point you in the direction of a teacher who would be a better fit for you. And what better time to try something that helps to build your physical and mental resilience than 2020? What a year.
So, starting with my first month of teaching, we’re going to be focussing on home comforts and finding a sense of sanctuary and safety on the yoga mat. Feel free to surround yourself with the things you love, maybe a candle (outside of kicking range!), a snuggly blanket, fluffy socks, plants... whatever fills you up with warm, hygge-y vibes. Classes will be sequenced differently throughout the month but all aiming to give you warm fuzzy feelings.
Towards the end of the month, Friday 27th, we’ve got Pillows and Props which is a late evening restorative class, where we really will be winding down and taking some time to rest and recharge after a tough month of lockdown. Feel free to wear pyjamas, or whatever is comfortable for you, and get ready to roll straight into bed. I know I can’t wait, and I hope you’ll join me then.
Much love, V x
Classes in November (book here):
Yoga flow to restore balance - Mondays at 7:30pm and Tuesdays at 6pm (1hr)
Pillows and props - Friday 27 November 8:00pm (1hr)