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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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The Next Wave at Meadowlark Yoga

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...

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1-Hour Anatomy for Yoga Webinars with Karen K

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.

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Spring into streaming!

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:

  • Fitgrid will send you an elegantly simple email with your link to the class approx 30 mins before the start time
  • Fitgrid emails the instructor too
  • We will use this platform to reach out to you for feedback
  • You tell us how we're doing and how we can improve!

Please be sure to check your spam tomorrow as the new system kicks in....

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Waitlist no more

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!

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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. 
 
See the details below for our schedule- including a new beginners option and information of how to join us.

BOOK HERE


MYSORE & LED CLASS SCHEDULE 
Current as of 10th June 
 
  • Monday- Thursday:
Mysore taught hours 0630-1030.
Amy/ Emma will chant mantra/sutras 0830-0840.  Please continue your practice while soaking up all the sweet energy or join in. 
Opening Ashtanga...
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How to Enhance Your Online Class Experience

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:

  • It'll be easier to squeeze that class into a busy day without having to factor in travel to and from the studio or late returns home past dinner time.
  • No childcare? No problem!  Let your kids watch you practice. Let them join in.  Let them ask questions.  And if it ends with you all in a mess on the floor, let it be :)
  • Some folk can be anxious practising in a room with others.  Online practice means your classmates are with you in spirit but you can enjoy the solitude of a personal practice (unless of course you have kids... see above!)

So how do you maximise your online experience:

  • If possible create a designated practice space in a corner of your home.  Make it beautiful with...
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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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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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