Moving into November…
First of all Sam and I just want to thank every one for making our launch day at the beginning of October a great success. It was wonderful to see lots of new people in the studio and current students, coming together to move, breathe and share food (not all at the same time of course).
I’m now back from my two weeks training with Jason Crandell in London. It was a fantastic two weeks, I learnt so much and am really excited to add extra dimensions to my teaching… expect to really use those feet and legs for the next month! You’ll see the feel of some of my classes change slightly as I move more into teaching alignment based Vinyasa Flow. This style moves with the breath at a steady pace with focus on alignment. Come and take practice!
As a team we’re looking forward to offering new styles of yoga, workshops for exploration and we’ll be continuing with the free yoga vibe!
Read on to find out more… and help us in continuing to build a community here at Leeds Yoga.
Wellbeing Week 1-3rd November
We are offering two free morning classes over the 3 days at 7.15am and 8.30am. You can book online for all these classes.
We are also inviting anyone new to our studio for a free class at any time over these 3 days.
So please share with your friends on Facebook 😊
This is a great opportunity to start healthy habits and put yoga and self care at the top of your to do list. I know in my life that I really have to make it a priority otherwise ‘life’ gets in the way and it’s so easy to let stress take over.
So we’d love to see you practice with us for the first or hundredth time!
Sunday Morning Dharma Yoga classes are here!
We’re super excited to welcome Amy to the team. You may have seen her covering classes over the past month and now she’ll be teaching a regular 75min Sunday class at 10.30am
Dharma Yoga is a spiritually inspiring practice, incorporating the various techniques and teachings from beloved yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra, one of the most devoted yogis of our time.
Amy is completing her 500hr hour training at the Dharma yoga center New York and is excited to be bringing the classes to Leeds Yoga, and hopes to pass on some of the joy she has experienced from this practice.
Dharma classes are energetic yet playful, and there are opportunities for modifications and variations!
Read more about Amy on our teachers page.
Yoga to support emotional balance.
Saturday 25th November 2-4pm
We have all had moments where our emotions have overtaken our rational mind. Where feelings of sadness, anger or grief have been so intense we’ve been unable to function. Maybe you’ve even had these feelings come to the surface during your yoga practice?
This workshop offers you ways to focus on feeling and transforming your emotional response to enable you to live a more balanced life.
I suffered with depression and anxiety for many years yet through my yoga practice i’ve come to a place where I can allow emotion to surface, release it and work with it to create a life which is fulfilling and liberating.
The workshop starts with intention setting, meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques). We shift into dynamic/yang practice to move into the heart space. Then we’ll journey deeper into heart opening and hip opening in a more yin way. We finish with restorative postures, mudra (hand gestures) and meditation to ground, restore and investigate the connection between mind and body.
You’ll leave feeling restored and revived with tools to take away for your personal practice.
Suitable for all levels.
Nourish Your Playful Inner Child
Saturday 1st December 2-4pm
From an early age we are encouraged to find purpose; discover our path by trying various activities, all in the hopes of finding some idea of direction.
Each one aiming to make us stronger, smarter, sharper and all the other attributes one could possibly desire.
Amongst all this searching, we can often miss out on the beauty of simply being. Within this process we all too often lose sight of or
even smother, an all too important part of ourselves.
This piece of the puzzle is our inner child; the wild, free and creatively unhindered aspect that is true joy.
The child within can often be the source of a lot of our unchecked or misunderstood emotions; by embracing and drawing them
forth we can uncover and release a wealth of emotion that lies bottled up deep inside us.
This workshop hopes to expose us to the potential of being truly present and connected. Expect guided meditation, creative drawing, writing and playful movement. Bring your journal and drawing/colouring pens if you have them (equipment will be provided if not) and comfortable clothes to move freely in.
Come join Sam and invite your inner child towards a more active role within your life.
Winter Mini Retreat
Saturday 23rd December 2-4pm
Come join me for a candle lit winter warming, balanced Yin/Yang class.
We’ll spend the first hour practicing a slow alignment based vinyasa flow moving into yummy yin to find stillness and release.
Take a break from the hectic Christmas preparations to focus on self care and leave you clear headed and ready for the festivities.
Tea, cake and light bites will be provided after class.
I’m excited to be back teaching this week and myself, Sam and the team wish you a wonderful autumn and look forward to seeing you on the mat soon.
Michelle, Sam and the Leeds Yoga team xXx