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Mysore Christmas Schedule at Meadowlark Yoga

Christmas schedule 2023

 

Sunday 24th Dec:

IN-STUDIO Mysore 08:00-10:00 (doors open 06:30).

ONLINE Mysore 08:30-10:15

 

Monday 25th:

Online only Free community practice 06:30-09:30

 

Tuesday 26th:

HYBRID 08:00-10:00 Led Primary Boxing day special w/Emma

 

Wednesday 27th:

Moon Day: 07:45-08:45 ONLINE Yin w/Vanessa.

PM Mysore IN-STUDIO 17:30-19:00 (doors open 17:15 - 19:15)

 

Thursday 28th:

IN-STUDIO 07:00-10:00 (doors open 06:00). Online 08:30-10:15

 

Friday 29th:

HYBRID 07:00-08:30 Led Primary only.

PM Mysore IN-STUDIO 17:30-19:00 (doors 17:15 - 19:15)

 

Sunday 31st:

IN-STUDIO 08:00-10:00 (doors  07:45).

ONLINE Mysore 08:30-10:15

 

Monday 1st Jan:

HYBRID Full Vinyasa Led Class 09:30-11:30 w/ Jenn. (This is full power Primary series with more vinyasas and coming back Samasthiti- to stand).

(No PM Mysore).

 

Tuesday 2nd Jan:

IN-STUDIO 07:00-10:00 (no 09:30 slot). ONLINE Mysore 06:30-08:15

 

Wednesday 3rd Jan:

IN-STUDIO...

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Greg Nardi Ashtanga Immersion April 2023

 

Greg Nardi returns to Edinburgh to guest teach an Ashtanga Yoga Immersion on the 20-24th of April 2023

Greg's special approach to teaching both Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga, philosophy, non āsana elements is truly inclusive and accessible for all levels.  

His Mysore rooms are small- capped at 10 people, primed with an introduction about consent for feedback/support and hands on assists. His environment provides a collaborative nature where you will gain new insights about your practice. He invites you to attend with an established practice of any length or proficiency

Last year, Greg brought an in-detail conversation about post-lineage practice which was both engaging and relevant for the what we were working towards in our community. This year he will be offering a more historical engagement, as well as continuing conversations about lineage and tradition in a conference (q&a format) event on Sunday 24th...

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Introducing the Mysore teaching team

Our Mysore team at Meadowlark is made up of 5+ teachers and team and several assistants that support our gloriously big program that runs up to 5hrs a morning- 6 days a week, evening program and dedicated online community also. 

Despite Emma Isokivi being our Mysore director, the program is most definitely a collaborative effort, which brings the joyful bonus of bringing a bigger spectrum of diversity, knowledge and skills to the wider community. 

We wanted to share a little information about who all these lovely faces (and beyond) are in the photo above.

There is a historical lineage to many of our teachers here that you should know about, starting with the formidable Karen Kirkness- Meadowlark's founder who begun the Mysore program over 13 years ago.  All of our Mysore teachers are, first and foremost, students of at least 10+ years of daily practice and assistants all of at least 3+ years or more. To join our teaching team there is waiting list, with...

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Mysore program Autumn updates

Our Mysore program director Emma Isokivi is about to go on mat leave, so writing some exciting updates and plans for what the next few months will look like for our Mysore program at Meadowlark. You can stay very up-to-date with information via our Mysore monthly newsletter sign up here and Facebook private group

Hi folks! 

2022 has been a wonderful so far and not boring specifically for me and my family and now imminently expecting baby no.2. 

Our Mysore community goes from strength to strength and it's been a joy to grow the program again post-pandemic into a full and fruitful community again with the support of our Mysore teachers/assistants.

 

As expected lots of you have been asking, who's teaching when I'm away. Good question!  Here are the plans below...

  • My plan is to return in February 2023 and also be at the shala for Friday pranayama/chanting and monthly community conference before then.  During the next few months, we...
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2023 Mysore program Moon days

In our Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore program here at Meadowlark we observe the “moon days”.  This means on the full and new moons we invite our community to take rest from our more regular practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. 

There are a variety of reasons for observing the rest days, and for many who practice daily (6 days per week) the extra rest and observation of fluctuations in one’s energy over periods of time is welcomed. 

During these days we invite our community to focus on other areas of practice, including and not limited to prāṇāyāma, meditation, chanting, gentler āsana practice like yin yoga which we offer.  It also invites you to observe the attachment you may have to your ‘normal’ practice.

 

After advice from Hamish Hendry of Ashtanga Yoga London (who follows the Panchang Hindu Calendar for their Moon day scheduling) and carefully observing our sunrise times here in Edinburgh, Scotland we have chosen to closely follow...

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Online Mysore @Meadowlark Yoga

One of the remarkable things we have learnt this past years, is how success practicing and teaching online Mysore style Ashtanga Vinyasa is.  The ingenuity of how practitioners adapt to practicing at home has been truly a marvel to observe and support and we are excited to continue this part of the community long term. 

Our online Mysore program is largely taught by the *incredible* senior Mysore teacher Amy Hughes. With the rest of the Mysore team supporting and covering her at times. 

Before I dive any further, in the times were we do not have a quiet, dedicated online only time-slot, you'll see this phrase *Mysore connected.  This means that while our in-person Mysore room is open there will be an online connection streaming from the room.  The teacher running the physical room will also provide some small instructions and guidance for those online via this stream.  It still keeps us all *connected* as we navigate this next part of the covid...

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Covid safety for your in-studio Mysore class

We want everyone to feel as safe and as comfortable as possible to be able to attend our in-studio Mysore classes, alongside our extensive online offering. 

See below some finer details and points around a Covid “walk through”; entering and exiting your in-studio Mysore class so you can prepare in advance before arriving for the first time: 

  • As per all the general advice NHS/ Scottish Government, please stay at home if you are unwell or presenting any Covid-like symptoms. 
  • Please wear a face mask before entering the building. We will be asking all of our community to wear a mask in the communal spaces, until they reach their mat. 
  • There is a hand sanitising station before the internal glass door, please sanitise before using the keypad (code is as before, do ask the Mysore teachers/ knock on external windows if you can’t remember it). This keypad will be cleaned before, during and after each mysore session. 
  • There will be no sign in...
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A letter of news from our dear teacher Amy Hughes. 

ashtanga mysore teacher Feb 20, 2021

Dear Friends in Yoga,

I know the cold months of the winter lockdown have presented each of us various challenges. I do hope that as the spring bulbs shoot up, the days lengthen and the Covid numbers come down there is a sense of spring positivity breaking or at least on the horizon. 

During the hibernation period my partner Tom and I decided to move to Cornwall where my family is at the end of March. Lockdown has been a time of reflection and reassessment for all of us. For me, like many of you, my family are incredibly important. So with my parents getting older I have been feeling a deep desire to be just around the corner to spend time in a bubble with them. From Edinburgh I could fly to India faster than I could drive to Cornwall and I have found the distance a real struggle during lockdown.

My community at Meadowlark means the world to me and because of our virtual yoga shala, I will not be leaving you really. Here are the details of my continued offerings and commitments...

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Moon days for Mysore

In our traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore program here at Meadowlark we observe the “moon days”.  This means on the full and new moons we invite our community to take rest from our more regular practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. 

There are a variety of reasons for observing the rest days, and for many who practice daily (6 days per week) the extra rest and observation of fluctuations in one’s energy over periods of time is welcomed. 

During these days we invite our community to focus on other areas of practice, including and not limited to prāṇāyāma, meditation, chanting, gentler āsana practice like yin yoga or Matthew Sweeney’s Chandra sequence.  It also invites you to observe the attachment you may have to your ‘normal’ practice.

 


After advice from Hamish Hendry of Ashtanga Yoga London (who follows the Panchang Hindu Calendar for their Moon day scheduling) and carefully observing our sunrise times here in...

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Starting Mysore style Ashtanga yoga

At Meadowlark Yoga, our Mysore program is a key element of what makes up our daily offering with 4 hours per morning in-studio and online and evening options also.  What’s a Mysore style class? Read more HERE

 

When we work with beginners in our Mysore community, we like to work in small groups, so there is lots of personal attention, and care can be given individually.  This means that we can cater for lots of different levels, bodies and abilities, we have a great belief that everyone can practice and take benefit from the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system. 

 

We new students!  So if you are brand new to yoga, just exploring or returning to practice again after a while know you that we have dedicated session for you to gain your confidence in over the coming months:

Ongoing courses

  • Wednesday 1900-2000 6 week Ashtanga Foundations & Level 2 4 week courses: BOOK HERE
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1000-1100 4 week Ashtanga Foundations...
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