We are currently working on our Livestream capabilities to offer high-quality sound and video experiences of yoga classes and workshops live from the studio. This live-stream option will be offered in addition to the in-person experience of attending classes at our studio in Edinburgh.
Classes will be booked through MBO as normal, simply check our class timetable over the next few days you'll start to see our Livestream options appear.
Here's where we're at so far:
Vimeo Livestream will let us give our clients access to classes as we scale back our capacity on in-person attendance from 23/03/2020. We'll be using Vimeo Livestream for the March YTT weekends.
Zoom Webinar is a fantastic platform allowing our fellow yoga students to dial in and practice yoga from anywhere in the world, all in one virtual "room." Our intention is to use the Zoom format for widening our ability to practice together with those who are self-isolating. Zoom will also be our chosen platform for...
Our community is pulling together around the continuing updates from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the containment of COVID-19. As teachers and students of yoga, we are all wondering what is best practice for staying the course and staying safe?
Obviously, first principles start by following the advice provided by the GOV.uk website here, and the World Health Organisation as found here. We encourage everyone in our community to consult these resources regularly in order to make informed decisions.
In the interest of yoga practitioners and teachers continuing to practice during the containment of this virus, we have compiled a set of guidance notes for our teachers:
This is Karen Kirkness, owner and founding teacher of Meadowlark. I want to take this opportunity to speak to our community about the evolving circumstances around COVID-19. This is a personal message, as I take stock of the situation. It seems things are escalating very quickly, from nonchalantly dropping "use the hand gel" signs around the studio to seriously considering business survival strategies. And, as of now, we can't even get hand gel of any kind at all and it is becoming a source of real angst for people.
Truly, these are mercurial times even by my own change-happy standards. I only just started spelling 'coronavirus' correctly on Monday, now I'm researching live streaming platforms for our class timetable?! Many of us are dealing with a collective freak-out as we face up to the immediate economic realities that threaten to derail small businesses like ours. Panic-demic.
Meadowlark Yoga is a not-for-profit business built around the core idea that...
Our number one priority as we follow COVID-19 developments is to keep our staff, teachers, and students healthy and we know how important yoga is in that equation!
Here are our recommendations and actions to keep our community studio within government guidelines without foregoing our time on the mat:
We have been paying close attention to the development of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world and the subsequent government guidelines and precautionary measures.
Meadowlark Yoga continues to operate as normal, with our usual attention to detail for hygiene, cleanliness and client/staff well-being. With that in mind we ask that our clients adhere to the NHS recommendations for self management with regards to hygiene, symptom checking and further precautions in the event of contracting the virus. In summary, the following measures should be implemented:
Investing time and effort in Ayurvedic cleansing this Spring may seem like a drag. So why would you bother?
During winter, our bodies accumulate moist, heavy, sticky qualities (Ayurveda calls these gunas). These gunas are helpful in the winter to keep us warm, cosy and countering the harsh weather and dark days. However, as the spring flowers begin to show themselves (have you noticed them?) and the temperatures begin to rise, our bodies crave to let these attributes go. An Ayurvedic cleanse offers a gentle way to help shed the excess fat and mucus that has collected over the winter. Anything that is no longer needed, as we move towards the warmer weather of spring and summer is gently released.
Doing this cleansing practice at the winter/spring juncture brings myriad benefits. I always feel light, bright and clear after doing a spring cleanse. I have more energy and I’m no longer bothered by seasonal allergies. Cleansing like this is a preventative...
by Penny Horner
“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have.” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000.
Finding that balance between activity and rest is difficult in today’s world where we feel a need to be ‘doing something’ at all times. I looked around the carriage on a train recently as we sped alongside the beautiful Northumberland coastline. And it seemed everyone, including me, was using a phone or laptop, letting the scenery pass away unnoticed in our need to be occupied. It has become normal to speak of ourselves as being stressed. This is reflected by mental health statistics consistently showing increases in stress levels. (A 2018 UK survey by the Mental Health Foundation found that in the past year, 74% of people felt so stressed they have...
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