Only a few days ago the phrases ‘self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ were not in our vocabulary. How quickly they have become not just familiar but every day words.
Today, Tuesday 17th March, the UK wakes up to a new reality and new measures, ceasing all non-essential contact with others is a big ask for everyone. For now compassion means looking at the bigger picture, learning from Countries like Italy, staying mindful and believing that every single one of us is doing the best they can.
Although we know, that for us, Yoga is essential, it is not essential to practice in a Shala. You can practice anywhere.
I have spoken with Neil and with this in mind, we have decided that our Shala will be closed until 1st April, to help stop or slow the spread of COVID-19. We will review this date as we move forward.
Any Class passes will be valid when you return, regardless of date. If you are booked on any courses or workshops during this period we will be in contact with you directly to offer refunds or rescheduling.
In the next few days Jinty is hoping to be able to offer, on YouTube, a Guided Primary series that you can follow at home, and if we manage that okay, we will record some ideas for a shorter practice too. We have the help of a wonderful member of our AYE community which we are very grateful for. It won’t be professional but it will be your Shala with (one of ) your teachers.
Our community is important so keep in touch, any questions regarding a home practice please email or message Jinty or Neil.
Several members of our Ashtanga Community have also, kindly, offered help to anyone that is self isolating, such as shopping etc. So please ask.
We will all have our own personal battles with this virus, whether physically, emotionally, financially or all of these.
You will need your practice of Yoga or meditation to help keep you balanced and mindful.
Stay well, stay in touch,
Jinty and Neil