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Meadowlark Mysore updates

ashtanga mysore yoga Sep 07, 2020

Mysore updates: Thursday 8th October 2020

Due to newly updated Government Covid restrictions our Mysore program will return to it's well established online program on Sunday the 11th October that has been running since March 20th 2020. 

We appreciate change and transitions have a variety of challenges to them, but know that we, as a teaching team, are committed to providing community, focus, enthusiasm and steadiness for your practice alongside keeping everyone as safe as possible.  Keep your practice consistent as we navigate this next part of our Covid journey is key and we look forward to seeing you all on the mat in 2D or eventually 3D! 

There is an updated new ZOOM code as of Sunday 27th September:  Click on the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6447661797 Passcode: yama  

ALL BOOKINGS HERE

Mysore weekly Schedule: 

MORNING

  • Monday- Thursday:
0630-1030 Mysore. Opening Ashtanga invocation at 0630 & 0840. 
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Online Workshop with Sarah Hatcher

On Thursday 9th July, Emma Isokivi and Sarah Hatcher chatted on IGTV and here are some nuggets transcribed from the conversation:

Emma Isokivi is our Mysore Director and a long term student of Sarah Hatcher’s.  On Saturday 25th July, Sarah is running a special 2.5hr workshop for us online (see more details HERE and at the bottom).

Emma:  Sarah why don’t you share a little more about yourself and your connection with Meadowlark?

Sarah: This is fun.

I got connected to Meadowlark Yoga because I came to Meadowlark in 2012 to guest teach and then I ended up staying and the story is a little bit long, but well just the good stuff is I was the director of the program there for a year and a half. Then we moved up to Aberdeen or I started a program up there at Love Yoga. And then we came back to Edinburgh and I was there for another four and a half years or so, and again taught as the director of the Mysore program.

So Meadowlark is, my really heart and...

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It's All About Balance

ashtanga mysore yin yoga May 20, 2020

Written by Kirsten Waugh, our Evening Mysore teacher and general class teacher at Meadowlark Yoga. 

I regularly teach yin yoga classes on the Meadowlark timetable but I’m particularly looking forward to a special moon day practice for our Mysore students this Friday morning.  (Booking details HERE)

I know that many of our students attend other classes outside of our Mysore programme and yin won’t be new to everyone. I also know that even the most committed Ashtangi is often also a keen cyclist, swimmer, rock climber, *insert your chosen activity here*.

Some of the theory we use in Yin Yoga comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Yin and Yang are sometimes described as polar opposites but there is no absolute, and one is relative to the other. Yin is cold, dark, passive, feminine, where Yang is hot, bright, active, masculine. The list is far reaching.

If we apply the principles of Yin and Yang to our daily activities many of us are spending more time...

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Online Mysore at Meadowlark Yoga

ashtanga mysore yoga Mar 20, 2020
On Sunday the 20th of March we transitioned our whole Mysore program online, so that we can continue to support our community long term during the covid-19 pandemic. 
 
This is so we can continue to safely provide community, focus, accountability and steadiness for your practice.  We need our practices more than we ever have before, as we navigate through one of the most uncertain times in modern history.  We care about each and everyone of you, way beyond the āsana and are committed to keeping our Mysore community at Meadowlark healthy and strong. 
 
We have significant updates from Sunday 20th of September read the details HERE
 
There is an updated new ZOOM code as of Sunday 27th September details below. 
 
 
 

MYSORE & LED CLASS SCHEDULE 
Current as of 29th July and only relevant until Friday 18th September 2020. Read this link for most up to date changes: HERE
 
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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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Self Practice with Purpose

There can be a lot of obstacles to creating a consistent self-practice, including creating the time and space or just not finding the same energy for your practice as you would in a class.  However for most long-term practicing yogis, their self-practice gives them the opportunity to really delve deeper into the practice, to take time to explore poses, to listen to their bodies and to adapt their asana practice in order to support them through life’s challenges and transitions.  And for these and many other reasons, it can be the time during which little golden nuggets of insight occur.

I didn’t have a home practice until I decided to undertake my teacher training and I thought it was about time I tried to practice by myself, plus I was travelling and didn’t always have access to a class or teacher.  The only thing was I had no idea where to start. I’d been practicing yoga on and off for a long time, but had really started to focus on the...

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Pregnancy and the Mysore Room: do they go together?

Director of Meadowlark's Morning Mysore Programme, Sarah Hatcher, shares her experience and knowledge of practicing whilst pregnant in the Mysore room, and the various paths you can take if you would like to practice yoga if you are expecting.

“Simply trust the body and follow the breath.” Judy Cameron, Yoga of Birth

The Mysore room is the melting pot of transformation: when you walk in you immediately feel the heat, hear the music of people’s ujjayi breath, and witness bodies moving in the space with rhythm and pace. And you are pregnant. Do you belong in here?

You’re very welcome to be pregnant and practice in the Mysore room at Meadowlark Yoga. If you’re not here in Edinburgh, speak with your Mysore teacher about practicing as each programme is different; some Mysore programmes don’t want pregnant mammas in the room. This may be the case if the teacher isn’t prenatal trained or they haven’t had a baby of their own. The Mysore room,...

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