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NEW YOGA FOR MEN CLASSES
GIVE THE GIFT OF YOGA
CORNWALL RETREAT REVIEW
Great news! Lots of you have asked, so we have provided. Yoga for Men is coming to Yoga Local along with a new male teacher. Watch our video HERE
How much should I give? What can I give? Am I spending too much, could it be better spent. Good questions every yogi can ask. We think we might have an answer to at least one of them...
What's it really like to retreat, take refuge, immerse in nature and spend quality time figuring out who you are, what you want, and how to go get it? WATCH a few video reviews from those in the know.
1000 AND COUNTING by Josie Steedman Someone in this group of newbies became the 1000th yogi to walk through the doors of Yoga Local since we opened on the 21st June. The studio is still finding its feet but the fact that so many of you love it gives us the confidence to try new things and be a little bolder. Keep an eye out for the new men's yoga classes, Yoga Local Film Nights, a whole new area to change and chill before and after your yoga sessions and a brand new venue for a short break retreat. So many exciting things to come. Watch this space.
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING by Josie Steedman
The jumper from you mother, the fondue set from Auntie, we have all received gifts and thought 'why?' me included. So take some time this Christmas and beyond, don't just jump on Amazon, take a step back and think about what you are buying and why? Maybe ask 'would I want to receive this?'
YOGA GIFT VOUCHERS by Paul Warner Yeah yeah, we are all familiar with gift vouchers, it's the lazy gift to give right? Well actually, it can be an awesome gift to give. Yoga has so many benefits as all of you will know and for some people, just the effort ofÂ exploring the possibilities is off putting. You search online, thousands of results appear, you look at reviews, do you believe them? Well help is at hand, you guys are already very familiar and comfortable with our lovely studio and the way we teach yoga as a whole mind, body experience so who better to trust when it comes to helping new yogis take that first step. (READÂ the blog from my first ever class HERE). So how does it work? It's all very simple, if you want to treat a more experienced yogi, we have the 5 class pass and the 10 class pass. If you want to introduce someone to Yoga for the first time, we have a voucher for our Beginners Course which gets fully booked nearly every time we run it.
Any form of experience is kinda cool because the person will have a memory for life, but you can go one step futher. Think of gifts that the person can use to change there lives, It might be diet, physical health, mental health or just lifestyle. Giving an experience gives someone some much needed 'me time', something I think you will agree that we all need a big dollop of.
Yoga is a gift for life that really can change a life...
The vouchers can be purchased through the studio when you come to class or you can find them in the shop in your membership area. What are you waiting for? Give the gift that keeps on giving.
LITTLE WINS by Josie Steedman
Why do we always wait for the big wins and want to celebrate those, when actually it's the little wins that are really important? So look back on today and ask yourself, what little victories could you give a little fist pump to. Mine were getting to the bank, making a phone call I would rather not have made and getting to grips with some new technology. Go me!
THE LEAP OF FAITH by Josie Steedman
My very gorgeous friend once told me that sometimes life has to hollow you out before it can fill you up again. Just over 6 years ago, I hollowed out. On Tuesday, October 29 2013, I resigned from my job. I walked away from a career that I once thought defined me. With no net. Do not pass go - do not collect redundancy, or a shiny new, better, more well paid/lower paid, alternative. So what now? All moments leading up to this moment have been occupied pursuing, building, cultivating, living, breathing and grasping onto this job status. The lovely Deepak Chopra might say I sowed a seed of intention to be a journalist 28 years ago. Since then I've given it my full attention and, sure enough, my seed grew. Seems my ego grew with it though - as did fear. Fear of change, fear of losing me - to the point where even when a role I normally love was making me ill, I couldn't let it go. 'I am a journalist'. Now 'I'm an unemployed journalist'. But actually, yoga has taught me I am neither. They are just labels that can fall off in the wash cycle of life.Have faith, you know you are safe. In Deepak's book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga he talks about the Second Branch of Yoga Niyama. Niyama encourages five qualities to live your life by and that can be derived from your connection to spirit. The fifth Niyama is Ishwara-Prandihana and encourages us to surrender to the divine, God, the universe - to have faith. I've been reading his story about enjoying the roller coaster ride because despite the turbulence, you have faith, you know you are safe. It's having a deep connection to your spirit enables you to surrender to the unknown and know you will be ok whatever the outcome.
#begenerous THE MONTHLY RECAP by Josie Steedman November has been a great month. It got off to a flying start with our Winter Wellness Retreat at St Nectan’s Glen in North Cornwall. Some 10 yogis signed up to spend time in the treetops, within earshot of the waterfalls, reconnecting to nature, immersing in a magical environment. We took a trek to a beautiful Cornish cove, indulged in cream teas, gorged on giant doorstep sarnies, and sought sanctuary around the stove every evening for friendship and fun. Oh, and yeah – we practiced yoga and meditate a whole heap too… bliss. You don’t have to believe us though, check out the video reviews and testimonials right here on Yoga Vocal. Back in the studio we’ve been working on the theme of Be Generous. We got to look at when we’re truly being generous and when are we holding back. Questions to ask around holiday time. Maz has settled in as our resident teacher on Thursday mornings and evenings and we’re getting fellas in on the yoga act too, with Train – a Yoga for Men course that starts in the New Year with my teacher Charlie (taster sessions are now available – check out YOUR TIMETABLE in November and December). It's all very exciting...
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