Mindfulness March



May I be one of the first to welcome you to the month of March. It’s been a busy start to the year and we have seen many new faces joining classes and reaping the benefits of the tools that yoga has to offer. There has been a lot of very good feedback and suggestions for new classes and workshops which is so exciting as it means that more people are opening up to self-exploration and growth.

As we move deeper into the year, now is a good time to pause and reflect on what is serving you in your present and what is not. This requires a certain level of mindfulness; being aware of every aspect of your life. Are you surrounding yourself with people & activities that feed your positivity and nourish your soul? Do you have the courage & determination to change the situation if this is not the case?

Being on the mat and moving through your practice is likened to life in the way that challenging poses come up and we approach it with a sense of calm mind and deep breath. I pray that your yoga journey continues off the mat and arms you with the power to deal with life’s situations in the same way you approach your practice.

Love & Light

Karen XX


The new YIN CLASS is here and the first one is FREE!

There is a move towards Yin yoga as a means to stretching the body that normal yang style vinyasa classes do not. In a Yin class we focus on holding postures for minutes at a time with the use of props. Most poses are mat based, as in done seated or in the supine position and work directly on stretching out the soft connective tissue that surrounds and fills the inner body.

For now we will be running a class once a month to gauge interest.  

FIRST CLASS: Sunday 31st March 09h30-10h45

At Millenium Hall in Purton (SN5 4DT)

(less than 10mins from West Swindon)

And then afterwards there will be coffee, tea & cake

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The next Beginners workshop is next week!

Beginners: Enhance Your Yoga Journey

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Sat 9th Mar 09h30-12h30

At: Shaw Ridge Primary School SN5 5PU

This is the follow on to the Beginners workshop that was held in January.

In this comprehensive 3 hour workshop we will build on the yoga poses & breath work previously learnt. Modifications will be offered to those who missed the 1st session or are new to the practice. For those wanting to progress, this will give you the tools and confidence to keep your home practice moving safely forward.

If you're an experienced practitioner, this workshop will bring you back to basics and reinforce alignment & breath.

LEVEL: BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES

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CHAKRA CLEARING

YOGA WORKSHOP

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LEVEL: ALL ABILITIES WELCOME

Sat 6th April 09h30-12h30

At: Shaw Ridge Primary School SN5 5PU

The 7 main chakras can be classified as swirling wheels of electromagnetic energy that start at the base of the spine and end at the crown of the head.

When the energy enters into a chakra and is blocked, it will try to express itself through a psychological disassociation & eventually manifesting through physical problems.

In this workshop we will be exploring all these 7 chakras. We will analyse postures & breathing techniques that work to balance & clear these energy centers & enhance their vitality.

There will also be an hour chakra flow where we incorporate a specifically designed sequence aimed at bringing these energy centres to a state of equilibrium.

ALL ABILITIES WELCOME

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ANNOUNCING THE NEXT WORKSHOP:

LEARN TO FLY!

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LEVEL: INTERMEDIATES

Sat 11th May 09h30-12h30

At: Shaw Ridge Primary School SN5 5PU

This workshop will be based around learning the tools & skills required when approaching balances and inversions.

You DO NOT need to be proficient in balance or inversions in order to attend as we will break the poses down and get you to a place where you’re comfortable to continue your practicing at home.

I will provide you with the knowledge, courage and motivation to attempt these postures in a safe environment with correct alignment.  

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Shhhhh….. There is something super exciting brewing for June.

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I’m planning for this to be the biggest yoga event of the year. Keep reading the newsletters for more information soon to be released.

THE MEMBERSHIP

Fancy doing a beginners, power and yin class on a weekly basis?

For £50 per month, you will be able to attend as many classes as you like. Email me for set up details @ earthyogasanctuary@outlook.com

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Timetable for 2019

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All classes can be booked through the site www.earthyogasanctuary.co.uk or feel free to email me any questions or requests you may have at earthyogasanctuary@outlook.com

BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES!!!!!!

Only 6 Places Left!!! Book Now

Sunshine Soul

Moroccan Retreat

Tues 21st May - Tues 28th May 2019

Cost: £580pp

Deposit: £200 on booking (Balance paid by 30th March)

Email me for payment plans!

Flights to the nearest Airport Agadir are available with budget airlines.

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Includes:

7 night’s accommodation

Group Airport transfer from Agadir airport (additional transfers available from £40)

3 meals a day

Daily yoga – At least 1 Yin & 1 Yang (on the rooftop, in the studio or on the beach)

Meditation & Nidra sessions

Beach Bonfire

Excursion to the local Moroccan market

Day excursion to Paradise Valley Waterfalls

2 full days surfing are included with equipment and instructors (no experience necessary)

Surf equipment for 2 full days

Hill walks

Additional Options:

Massage therapist on site

Reiki sessions available

Additional surf days (£25 pp)

L’Auberge

The reinvention of Taghazout’s oldest accommodation venue L’Auberge. Upscale guest house style with a boutique vibe. Meters from the beach in the heart of the village the Auberge offers clean, simple but thoughtfully decorated and designed rooms at an amazing price. Set over four floors in the centre of Taghazout bay, with the ground floor housing Taghazout’s most popular restaurant, the L’Auberge is in the heart of the action.

Amenities

In the chill out lounge the tea/coffee station offers you the chance to enjoy a cup of a hot beverage of your choice any time of the day. Daily fresh fruits delivery will allow you to refuel energy after surf or yoga. You can relax on the sofas, enjoy the swap book selection and the free wi-fi.

The Auberge is right on Taghazout beach. Perfectly poised to watch the fishing boats come in and soak up the laid-back village atmosphere, staying at the Auberge is a unique Moroccan experience. Shops, cafes, restaurants, surf shops and all Taghazout has to offer are right on your doorstep.

The rooftop terrace, sun-filled balconies and restaurant below come together to give the Auberge a real community feel. Kick back and enjoy the sunset from one of the beautiful terraces at the house. The first floor features a lounge area to relax with books and magazines.

The Location ~ Taghazout

Internationally renowned amongst travelers, surfers, and yogis for its laid back pace and world-class waves, Taghazout is a unique gem on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Located 40 min from Agadir international airport, it’s a short hop (only 2 to 3 hours) from most central European cities. It’s the closest place for any European surfer to get year round warm water, perfect waves, and a unique cultural experience.

The Yoga Space

We have two spaces to practice yoga. Both of them overlook the ocean with an amazing view of the sunset whilst enjoying the sound of the waves against the shore.

The Food

Hearty and healthy, our breakfasts include: fresh fruit, fruit juices, pancakes, freshly baked baguettes, eggs, yoghurts, cereals, cakes, omelettes, nuts, raisins, fresh coffee, tea, Moroccan delicacies and more. Served on the main terrace overlooking the surf it will keep you fuelled for a day at the beach or fill you up after a surf at dawn.

Packed lunch is taken on the beach comprising of homemade crispy baguettes, salad or pasta each accompanied with fresh fruit and sweet treats.

On the roof top overlooking Taghazout Bay you can expect to find a nightly offering of tapas and starters. Followed by meals ranging from Moroccan tagines, couscous and salads, to barbecues, vegetarian options, fresh fish and a delicious variety of international and Moroccan dishes to suit every palate

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