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Can we ask you a favour?

community sponsorship yoga Jul 16, 2020

We have been overwhelmed by your messages of support over the last few months.  Some of you have been asking how you can best support us as we navigate the uncertain territory ahead:

  1. Keep joining us in class! Online and in-studio, however you can, as often as you can.  
  2. Pay-it-Forward - anonymously support a member of your community by paying for them to attend class:
  3. Pay more for your pass - If you're on our monthly auto-renew and you're able to pay more than the £40 livestream rate, please contact reception to let us know.

For more information and to apply for sponsorship, please visit our Pay-it-Forward page.

 

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Listening, friendship, evolution

Let's... pause.

You've listened to us talk about Remski's book, Practice and All is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics and Healing in Yoga and Beyond, in Amy's two-part podcast. Those of you in the Mysore community at MLY perhaps engaged with Emma's purposeful conference after the podcast blog was released. Many of you went out and got the book and are now more engaged than ever in the dialogue.

So what now?

Now we are holding space to hear from you, so you can speak your mind. So you can talk to each other. So we can evolve together. Join us for a community discussion webinar as we float questions for our community to consider and chat about in a safe, semi-structured setting.
  • This event is being held to give the MLY community space to contribute thoughts and ask questions about power dynamics specifically in relation to Remski's book and the PRISM model we are working on. 
  • The BLM movement is a separate but related issue that deserves...
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Community Dynamics in yoga

Our world is beset with suffering and crises at every level. In the face of constant overwhelm, many of us turn inward and look to our communities for support. Social, academic, religious, and physically-focused communities gather around every imaginable kind of cultural currency. Yoga practice is unique in that it forms a rich overlap of circles and for many of us it also offers welcome spiritual nourishment.

How can we ensure the continued survival of our safe spaces? Moreover, how can we be sure that safe spaces like our practice community at Meadowlark are rigorously self-regulating to maintain healthy dynamics?

This topic goes beyond pandemic issues to encompass the critical discourse around high-demand groups, the explicit scope of practice, informed consent, pedagogy, and healthy working relationships that define safe and mutually enriching experiences in any method-based approach to skills practice.

Cutting through the jargon, we are talking about how we manage power....

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An Update from Your Mysore Teacher, Emma Isokivi

Dear Mysore Practitioner, 
 
As a Mysore teaching team, we are committed to helping you sustain and grow your regular yoga practice.
 
During this rapidly changing time, we are planning to keep our Mysore doors and hours open for as long as reasonable and safe.  We will update you regularly if this needs to change. 
 
Maintaining your regular practice (whatever size/ shape/ or beyond asana that might be) is of the utmost importance in this challenging time.  It’s easy to push our wellbeing to the side during uncertain times, but this is the time to “double down” on your regular practices to be able to maintain steadiness and wellness for your body and mind.
We encourage you to:
 
- Practice at the same time as you normally do. (Tell family members/friends to give you space and support to do that if needed).  
- Move regularly. Physical activity plays an important role in your boosting your immune system and...
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New In Studio & Online Timetable Now Live!

Our new in-studio & online timetables are now live for classes starting 23rd March! Please note that any classes previously booked for after 23rd March will need to be rebooked using one of the links below:
 
 
 
Your regular drop in blocks and passes will be valid for online classes (but not vice versa). If you choose to only attend online classes you can purchase discounted passes at the following rates:
 
1 x Online Drop In - £9 (concessions apply)
5 x Online Classes - £40 (concessions apply)
10 x Online Classes - £70 (concessions apply)
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Safe, Steady, and Comfortable: Protocol for Yoga Teachers

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:

  • Use hand gel and offer it to students - make it an opening gesture.
  • Use verbal adjustments instead of getting hands-on - this is an opportunity to refine your teaching skills and protect personal space.
  • Maintain distance - sorry, no hugs!
  • Do not use studio...
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Keeping You On the Mat

community health studio yoga Mar 12, 2020

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:

  • Please refer regularly to this blog platform where we will be posting updates on our policies
  • Engage in live updates on social media - Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
  • At time of writing (12th March), all classes, courses & workshops continue to run as normal.  Please join us!
  • Please DO NOT attend classes in the studio if you are feeling unwell, displaying any cold or flu symptoms.  Late cancellation has been relaxed so do cancel out at any time if you are not well
  • If you attend a class in the studio please wash hands very thoroughly before and after class.  Please use hand sanitizers provided as you move through the studio
  • Please spray clean your mat after...
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