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...
We can hardly believe that it's been 2 months since we scrambled to adjust to our new world online. We were so delighted with how many of you joined us for the ride, without even batting an eyelid - thank you so much for your support, and patience as we tackled the tech.
We are now settling into our new groove and making necessary changes to accommodate the financial shift that comes with the "new normal". As a result, from 1st June 2020 will be increasing our unlimited monthly pass prices. The new prices will be:
One Off 30 Day Livestream Pass - £50
Autorenew Monthly Livestream Pass (minimum 3 months) - £40
But there's still time to get on board with our current autorenew price of £25 per month. If you sign up by 30th May you will be locked in to the £25 rate until you choose to cancel (minimum 3 month period). Once you cancel, the new prices would apply from that point on.
So snag yourself a £25 autorenew pass if you...
Stuck for inspiration or just curious about anatomy? Join Karen on selected Fridays at 4pm for one hour of enthusiastic, fascia-aware, yoga-centric exploration of the internal workings using the Visible Body 3D software plus functional demo and Q&A.
These webinars are all now listed on our Trainings page, you can register for them individually via Zoom through to the easy PayPal payment. Your confirmation email contains the link, so just turn up on the day! Blow your mind with the awesomeness of anatomy, all dates from 1st of May through the 12th of June before Karen's 15-Hour CPD weekend of Level II Anatomy for Yoga (the Five Flows) on the weekend of 13-14th June.
All Zoomed, all full of love and wonder as usual.
Happy Easter, everybody, it's Karen here writing up a wee progress report for you. We are acknowledging the occasion by leveling up our tech another notch. Instead of manually creating Zoom events for each MBO class, logging the unique links into a spreadsheet, manually generating an email list of attendees and emailing these clients two hours before the start of each class (yikes!), then ticking all the boxes for attendance to follow up, we've found an app for that. Fitgrid, in fact. If this helps any other studios who are groaning under the weight of their MBO admin, even better!
What does this mean for our community? Well, here are a few takeaways:
Please be sure to check your spam tomorrow as the new system kicks in....
Now that we are all a little more comfortable with living our yoga online, class numbers in our livestreams have exceeded the max given by our Zoom plan. We apologise that some of you have been unable to get a spot in our classes as the signups increased above 100 participants. But we are happy to announce that the class capacities are now up to 500. As you've invested in us, we've been able to invest in the next tier of account and can serve our community and even see it grow during these uncertain times.
No more waitlist. From today, you are guaranteed to get a spot in your favourite classes on our online timetable. Enjoy!
The yoga world is in a period of rapid transformation, as we see studios and teachers move their class offering online. But what does this mean for your practice? It won't come without it's own challenges but this new way of practising can really bring its own benefits:
So how do you maximise your online experience:
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: