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Shala Closure

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. 

Keep practicing.

Stay well, stay in touch,

Much Love 

Jinty and Neil

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AYE

Ashtanga, Menopause & Me

A daily Ashtanga Yoga practice has supported me throughout every aspect of my life since my brother, Neil, began teaching me nearly 12 Years ago.  

 It is the weight and the string that grounds me when I am flying around, kite like, in the new, unchartered world that is the…….. Da Da Dah….. Peri-Menopause!

Of course it is not really uncharted, our mothers, their mothers and so on got there before us, if they lived long enough.  So why did it feel like I was stumbling around looking for a light switch?

Most women, actually all the women, that I have spoken to about the Menopause say that their mothers never told them anything. And if they asked they would be told something helpful like ‘Well we just got on with it in those days’. And some women did, they were lucky but others (back then in the dark ages) struggled with everyday life not knowing that their darkness was caused by fluctuating hormones, a gradual, or sometimes sudden, loss of oestrogen. 

The Doctors might say ‘She suffers with her nerves’ and would either offer, highly addictive, drugs or send her off to an institution where women often took their own lives.  The professionals and women themselves would whisper its name ‘The Change’ if they spoke about it at all.

But our Menopause is not our mothers Menopause!

You see Peri-menopause gaslights you, it makes you believe that you are going mad, although instinct tells you that something is not right, most of the symptoms can be explained away by another diagnosis, or over work etc etc….. Many women being sent away from their GP with anti-Anxiety pills or other medication that will not help the root cause which is the depletion of our hormones. (Nothing wrong with anti-anxiety medication in the right place of course). Connecting the dots ourselves is easy once we know the many symptoms but because we were never told what to look out for and GP’s do not do any mandatory Menopause training, some are ill equipped to deal with us and may tell us we are too young and give no explanation. There are exceptions course and I was very lucky to have a wonderful, GP, Dr Charlotte Chandler.  But what and who do we believe when it comes to the advice that we are given? And don’t even get me started on HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), the attitudes, the media, the myths and the lies we have been sold over the years. Talking about the recent shortage of HRT supplies in the UK Peter Greenhouse from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says “It is an absolute scandal. Im sure if this were a mans problem, the Government or somebody would have sorted it by now” 

It’s 2020 and women are staying silent no longer. We live in different times, we work longer hours, have children later in life or no children, we are expected to do it all, have it all, the media let us believe that we should be a domestic goddess whilst wearing Agent Provocateur. We have stress that most of our mothers did not, accentuating our symptoms. 

The #metoo movement has given women a voice, and opened the door for us to discuss everything, not only sexual abuse, but sexuality, gender, equality, menstruation problems and Menopause.

I carried on fumbling around for almost two years before I eventually found the light switch, more of a dimmer switch I suppose, a gradual realisation and acceptance of what was happening to me and women around me. I needed to educate myself as to exactly what was going on in my body and mind. 

I was quite willing to accept that I may not be able to practice as much or for as long but I also wanted to make sure I kept as healthy as I could. And then the Universe spoke, well Dr Louise Newson actually, a menopause specialist and a fellow Ashtanga practitioner. Through her I met Petra Coveney, Menopause Yoga pioneer, who I went on to train with.

It is now a really exciting time, the fear, loss and grief has been replaced with a sense of privilege and freedom.  Now I know what my body needs, I know what to expect, the fatigue is gone and my energy has returned. 

So just as Ashtanga Yoga supports me the MY education supports my Ashtanga practice and teaching, which is stronger than ever,  it also allows me to listen to my body and rest when needed.

I hope that our MY workshops will give this same Confidence, Education and Empowerment to all the women that attend so that we can continue to grow and enjoy anything that we want to do whether that is travel, work, or Yoga.

 Jinty

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“We need to normalise menopause, not be shamed about it. And we women need to cast off our fear and feel empowered to seek the help we deserve for this important phase of our lives”  Dr Ginni Mansberg

 

 

      

 

Menopause Yoga

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Jinty is one of the first Yoga teachers to be trained in Menopause Yoga, hand picked by Petra Coveney to take part in this groundbreaking course and qualifying with the British Wheel of Yoga and the Yoga Alliance in Menopause Yoga (MY).  Jinty is also a member of the British Menopause Society

What is Menopause Yoga?

At MY we seek to Educate and Empower women to Embrace Menopause.

The M.Y method invites women to view menopause as an opportunity to pause and maybe reassess their lives, to help them understand what happens to their bodies during this time and make lifestyle changes to transition positively to the next stage

Our Workshops give you the space and time to enjoy the Menopause Yoga practice, get the latest information on what western medicine has to offer women, the truths and the myths. Natural remedies, combined with eastern healthcare practices such as Indian Ayurveda, designed to support women through this time of transition. 

 We will discuss symptoms and what we can do to reduce them.

You will practice specially adapted Yoga Asanas, (suitable for everyone) some that are energising and others of a more restorative nature for relaxation and nurturing.  You will also learn some Pranayama breathing, guided meditation and visualisation. 

In our 90 minute classes/courses we practice Yoga postures to reduce and focus on our varying menopause Symptoms but also what is best to help balance our Ayurvedic Dośa’s.

Work shops

Dates- Sunday 26th January 2020, (full)
February 9th 2020, (full)
March 8th 2020, (full)
April 5th 2020, ( full)

Please email Jinty  for new dates coming soon

Time 1-5pm,
Place AYE Shala
Cost-£30

(Waiting list for full workshops)

 

No previous Yoga experience needed, For ALL women that are in peri-menopause, menopause or post menopause.

The M.Y method invites women to view menopause as an opportunity to pause and maybe reassess their lives, to help them understand what happens to their bodies during this time and make lifestyle changes to transition positively to the next stage.
In this workshop retreat we will be looking at the latest that western medicine has to offer women. The truths and the myths. Natural remedies, Combined with eastern healthcare practices designed to support women through this time of transition.
We will discuss symptoms and what we can do to reduce them.
You will practice specially adapted Yoga Asanas, (suitable for everyone) some that are energising and others of a more restorative nature for relaxation and nurturing. You will also learn some Pranayama breathing, guided meditation and visualisation.
I hope that you will feel nourished and nurtured at the end of your workshop/retreat and also confident and empowered knowing that you have an M.Y tool kit in your back pocket!

Everyone will get a goody bag and tea/coffee.
There will also be follow up M.Y workshops, classes and support so if you are struggling you will not be on your own.

Please PM us on facebook, text 07849818867 or email ayexmouth@gmail.com us to book your place.

 

Full Day Retreat

Date – Sunday 3rd May,
Time – 10am – 5pm,
Place- AYE Shala,
Cost – £68

This Retreat is for ALL women that are in peri-menopause, menopause or post menopause. 

This special event is a day long retreat that gives you the space and time to feel Nourished and Nurtured, enjoy the Menopause Yoga practice, get the latest information on what western medicine has to offer women, the truths and the myths. Natural remedies, combined with eastern healthcare practices designed to support women through this time of transition. 

 We will discuss symptoms and what we can do to reduce them.

You will practice specially adapted Yoga Asanas, (suitable for everyone) some that are energising and others of a more restorative nature for relaxation and nurturing, including Yoga Nidra (yogic Sleep) You will also learn some Pranayama breathing, guided meditation and visualisation. 

We will delve into how essential oils can help you with menopause symptoms in an interactive workshop with Aromatherapist Jo Samuel.

You can completely switch off with an Ayurvedic Massage from Julie Twigg of Seabease, Exmouth and Sidmouth.

We can sit in the garden and enjoy (weather permitting) a gorgeous Vegan lunch provided by Sundowners of Exmouth.

Hot drinks available all day.

You will also receive a special MY Goodie Bag that will contain a Menopause Yoga blend of essential oil made by Aromatherapist Jo.

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December News

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 Another wonderful year here at A.Y.E.

To show our gratitude we would like you to join us at our Annual Christmas Gathering.  It is a free event for any of the wonderful yogis that have come through the AYE door this year (or any year).  A chance for our community to enjoy a chat over a hot Masala Chai.  It will take place after our early, 7am Mysore class on Sunday 15th December, Why not come and practice too, or pop along from 8.30am. There might be a few tasty treats too. 

Please let us know if you plan on coming so I can make enough chai.

AYE Christmas hours

We close on the 18th December, we open again at 18.30pm on the 2nd January 2020, for the 18.30 Mysore Class, after which our usual weekly schedule will resume.

 

 Free Ashtanga Yoga Taster class

 Friday 17th January 18.30-20.00pm

Do you, or someone you know want to try Ashtanga Yoga but are unsure where to begin?  This is a free class for anyone that is curious, whatever, if any, yoga experience you have.  You will learn the FUNdementals of Ashtanga Yoga, we will teach you a short practice, followed by any questions that you may have. Many of the people that came to this event last year are still enjoying Yoga’s many benefits and regularly practice with us at AYE. It is a great way to kick start your New Year.

Places are limited so book early via email.

Mats are provided, plenty of help.  We look forward to welcoming you to our AYE community.

 

Menopause Yoga for the New Year

 

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Jinty has been studying Menopause Yoga with Petra Coveney,  and will be bringing you a Menopause Yoga workshop at the end of January, 2020.

Petra’s Menopause Yoga (M.Y) method is a holistic system that includes both a positive approach and a practical method that gives the women a toolkit to support them on their menopausal journey.

The M.Y Method is a unique combination of western medicine and eastern healthcare practices. Combining scientific knowledge of hormone changes during menopause, how it affects women bodies, minds and emotions with special adapted Yoga Asanas, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

M.Y ultimately aims to Empower women through Education to Embrace the Menopause.

More Details coming very soon, to register your interest please email us at here

Wishing you Peace this Christmas

see you in the New Year

 Keep Practicing   xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Core of Ashtanga Yoga

fullsizeoutput_41f0A Weekend of Practice &Workshops with Andrea Lutz (Berlin)

Come and join us for this amazing weekend with the wonderful Andrea Lutz ,  from 7 – 9. June 2019.

Immerse yourself, give yourself time to deepen your practice, become familiar with the illusive Bandhas, discover breath techniques (paranayama). Come with a friend or make it your very own retreat weekend. (find out more about Exmouth here)
In these workshops Andrea will focus on
– the energetic Plane of the practice,
– the core techniques: Breath, Bandhas & Drishti
– the holistic approach to integrate the intense practice in our lives.
On Friday there will be a led class in the traditional Sanskrit counting followed by a short introduction of the main aspects of Andrea´s teaching.
On Saturday and Sunday we will start with a short introduction to Pranayama (non retention) and a 15min sitting Meditation. Directly followed by a Mysore class where Andrea will offer personal support for every student. After a break we will explore in depth and detail selected Asanas of the Primary Series with their physical and energetic alignment. The Breath and the Bandhas will be accentuated, which will help you to increase your core strength and to refine your practice. You will learn how to use weight and gravity to find more ease and lightness. You can progress your inner strength which allows you to release all unnecessary tension in the body and mind.
Andrea will also discuss the energetic body, how the Ashtanga practice has the potential to heal on all levels and about the importance of a regular and dedicated practice to achieve the best results.
At the end of the afternoon class, we will have some time to discuss the topics you are interested in, or any questions you may have.
Dates & Timings
Friday 7th June
18:30 – 20:00 Led class, Introduction to the workshop
Saturday 8th June
08:30 – 09:00 Meditation & Pranayama
09:00 – 11:00 Mysore
12:30 – 15:30 Asana Lab, theory, talk and Q & A
Sunday 9th June
08:30 – 09:00 Meditation & Pranayama
09:00 – 11:00 Mysore
12:30 – 15:00 Technology of the practice, theory, talk and Q & A
early bird price £120, (book before 30/4/19)
or £135 (after the above date.)
(Open to anyone with some Ashtanga yoga experience.)
Please email us to book your place, or book via our Facebook page,
Deposit required for confirmation
If you do not live in or near Exmouth we are happy to help with accommodation.
Our purpose built Shala is 10 minute walk from the Beach, part of the beautiful Jurassic Coast line. 
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About Andrea:
Andrea started her Yoga practice in 1986 first in the tradition of Shivananda and Iyengar until she met in 1997 her first Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Immediately she was fascinated by this challenging tradition and is practicing daily since then.
Her Ashtanga Yoga practice is mainly influenced by the „old style” teachings of Sri K. Patthabi Jois, carried by her teachers Nancy Gilgoff and Manju P. Jois. With both she is closely connected since more than 15 years. She travels the world to teach and study and since 2006 she traveled every year to Maui to practice under the guidance of Nancy Gilgoff. She finished the ‘old’ third series with Nancy.
In 2009 Manju certified Andrea to teach Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and Chanting.
Additionally she completed 4 extended trips to Mysore/ India to study Ashtanga Yoga with Vijay Kumar and Pranayama with his brother Vinay Kumar.
Her whole adult life she is researching different ways of moving and healing the body and mind. Besides her studies in different Yoga traditions, Andrea has a profound background in Physiotherapy and Alternative Healing (“Heilpraktiker“) and she is a II Degree Reiki practioner. For more than 10 years she was fulltime active in performance art and dance.
Her love and deep interest focuses on the transformational aspects of the practice and the possibility to develop a higher level of awareness. Consciousness and compassion are main aspects of her teaching.
Andrea founded her own school, the Ashtanga Studio Berlin, in 2005, where she is still teaching daily Mysore classes.

‘Do something’ in case the scientists are right.

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A while ago I received Nancy Gilgoff’s teaching schedule and with it was a heart felt message.  Nancy has given me her blessing to share this message.

I felt that sharing it was important for two main reasons;  1) It inspired me to try and do a bit more, so the more of us that read it the better, 2) I have just returned from Cambodia and was really impressed and surprised to see how well a third world country takes on these yogic values, because they care about life, the planet and their fellow humans.

Nancy’s message- ‘Recently a new study on climate change was released, and it certainly has gotten my attention. It has dire warnings for all of us that inhabit this planet we call home. 

As I’ve struggled to make sense of it all, I found, interestingly, the advice being given by the scientists, for what we as individuals can do to help avert possible catastrophe, sounds very similar to the yoga lifestyle: consume less, become vegetarian even vegan, and do work that supports life or right livelihood, they would say in yoga texts. So actually, all of us receiving this email should already be doing all of these things or at the very least, working to achieve these goals, as they are the among the main precepts of yoga practice.

 So whether or not you believe that the earth is heading in a VERY dangerous direction or not, you still, as yogis, are already committed to consuming less, becoming vegetarian, and serving others. So keep practicing………someday you teach……and ALL is coming….

For those of us that would like to “do something,” just in case the scientists are right, it is time to raise our voices. It is happening all over the world. The voice of the people is demanding immediate action from our governments and from the companies that support our lives, to avert possible catastrophic changes on the planet. Our voices are needed now, so please do what you can. It is time for each of us to take action by making the changes necessary in our own lives as well as putting pressure on our communities and leaders, both political and business, to support a green healthy future for all of earths inhabitants. Who knows, maybe, just maybe, we are witnessing the end (finally!!!) to Kali Yuga and the next Satya Yuga will begin. Yipee!!!!!’

Nancy Gilgoff-

Thank you Nancy,

It’s all so damn true!!!

 

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Cambodia

Shortly after reading Nancys email Lucy & I visited Cambodia, a beautiful country but with extreme poverty, yet here they were ‘consuming less, serving others and certainly doing work that supports life or right livelihood’ 

A few things I was expecting to see on my visit to Siem Reap were Angkor Wat, museums, lots of hard to take poverty, and of course a fair few monks and Buddhist temples!            Yes, all these things were here, however, there was so much more.

Siem Reap is a buzzing city and many of the people living in poverty also have missing limbs through land mines. Add in a government that puts very little back into the country from the millions made from Angkor Wat visitors and it’s hard to take. 

But this little blog is not about the negative, it’s about the positive.

As tourists and human beings we couldn’t  help feel the need to help in some small way where possible, and we got this chance here. All we had to do was have the time of our lives and spend money mindfully in places where it may go a little way to help.

So here is where my surprises started.

The hotel was part of a cooperative with other hotels and restaurants that, not just provide a great service, they educate their staff on having as much of a plastic free hotel as they can, they recycle everything where possible, there are water refill stations, your room water is refilled daily in a big glass bottle with stopper, A percentage of your room fees goes to help local charities one of which I will talk about in a bit.

We all have to eat, Lucy (and I absolutely love to), luckily it turns out Siem Reap has the best quality vegan/vegetarian restaurants I’ve ever eaten in, gluten free options, organic, all locally sourced and some of the happiest staff you will meet.

Take a place like Sister Srey Cafe , here’s a little piece from there website.  “Our vision at Sister Srey Cafe is to support young Khmer students who struggle to keep a balance between study and supporting their family. Each staff member is trained in hospitality, English language skills, personal development, health & hygiene and banking. We are a stepping stone to a brighter future and a means for them to have skills and knowledge to approach the world empowered and confident.”

They are also part of a collective of cafes who work together to clean up the area, they work on a refill not landfill project and already have 85 refill stations here and 800 all over Asia, it’s a start. All their food waste goes to local farms to help out. You can search out lots of cafes like this on line, we hired mountain bikes and found it was fun and easy getting on google maps and finding our next place to eat whether it’s a evening meal or coffee and cake!!!!

Walking through one of the market streets Lucy was offered to try a frozen yogurt product, the ones where you get your favourite flavour and add all sorts of other nice stuff to it!!!   Anyway,I was talking to the manager, he was telling me he had worked every job here to learn and now it was his job to teach others and make a profit, then proudly told me they had built two houses with the extra profits for farming families who had lost their homes.

Took another clip from the website…..

Project Y Frozen Yogurt is an educational social enterprise that opened in 2015. We are located in Night Market Street, Siem Reap, and run by university students from the Cambodia Rural Students Trust, an NGO with the mission of breaking the poverty cycle through education.  All the profits remain in the NGO so we can sponsor more students and community projects. Beside the financial side, this store plays a very important role in building our students’ confidence and provides us with hands-on business education and experience!!   Our students work in six different business departments – including sales, marketing, operations, production, HR and finance – and we rotate between these departments every 6 months, so we get extensive business experience.   Our aim is to teach our students business fundamentals, so we can apply these skills for the rest of our lives and become the leaders of tomorrow!!”

Again people thinking about other people it was so heart warming.

Unfortunately there are still a lot of land mines in Cambodia in rural areas and especially on the boarder between Cambodia and Thailand, put there to stop Cambodians escaping into Thailand during the Khmer Rouge time. They are the sort of mine that very rarely kills, they take limbs, made for the purpose of pure fear to keep people in the country. In rural areas of course they have the big anti tank mines as well.

Now for the positive bit,  Apopo the Hero rats. These are African rats trained in finding mines. I watched this happen (see photo).  As soon as the rats find one they have a good scratch at it, then get a food reward, then move on to the next 2ft by 12 ft of area to be searched. They can do in three hours the same area that takes three men days. This is all charity (not government) funded.  They’re using them in many countries now. 

They also look very happy and healthy. Apparently African rats are intelligent and much more open to being trained. Your Cambodian rat is not interested he just likes doing ratty stuff I should imagine. And why not!!!!

So in case you are thinking of ever visiting this beautiful country here are a few things not to be missed (I could write all day of what a wonderful time you can have in Cambodia, but I will keep this shortish!)

The temples, it is worthwhile spending a few hours at Angkor National Museum first to find out the history behind the early Khmer kings and civilisation, they went from Hinduism to Buddhism but excepted both as one people.

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The war museum is tough but well worth it, it’s worth having the guide, he does it for free and is passionate about it, just left him a good tip.

We are so lucky, as westerners, to be able to travel and see these places and can often feel guilty about our privileged position, but if we all just have a little look into where we are going and ask ourselves ‘is there any way we can spend our money more wisely and help at the same time?’ if yes then it has to be good.

If you have held the interest to read all this then I’m sure you’re doing your bit and more for the planet so thank you. 

Neil.

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Free Ashtanga Yoga taster class

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Friday 18th January 6.30-8pm,  This is a FREE class with Jinty for beginners to Ashtanga Yoga.

It is open to anyone that is keen to learn Ashtanga Yoga but does not know where to start.
In this class you will learn the FUNdementals of Ashtanga, the similarities & how it differs from other types of yoga, a little of its traditional roots and, of course, a practice.
Plus time for any questions you may have too.

Afterward a Hot drink & a chance for a chat with Jinty & your fellow practitioners, to discuss where you go from here.
Please only apply for a place if you are serious about wanting to commit to a Yoga practice.
There will be lots of help available for you.
Apply only via email please, to Jinty at ayexmouth@gmail.com
Look forward to welcoming you to our AYE community 😊

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Happy Holidays & Thank you

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It is our AYE Christmas gathering on Sunday, 23rd December @ 7am.   A Half Primary Ashtanga Yoga class with meditation & chanting, followed by hot festive drinks & snacks & a chance to catch up with your yoga community.  Completely free as a Thank you from us for a wonderful year here at Ashtanga Yoga Exmouth.

With the exception of this free class there will be no classes from Thursday 20th December, we will be back on Sunday 6th January 2019 @ 7am for Mysore Class. With all our scheduled classes back to normal.  Keep practicing at home though, Sun salutations and 3 finishing postures daily (10 minutes, 6 days a week) is truly enough to make you feel great over Christmas and feel no guilt about a little over indulgence.

I am heading off to Sanskrit School at Oxford University with the OCSH and my Sanskrit teacher Zoe Slatoff from 24th January to 28th January so there will be no classes on Friday 24th or Sunday 27th January.

2019 looks to be a good year, we already have a 2 day work shop planned for June with the wonderful Andrea Lutz coming over from Berlin and more 6 Day Intensives & workshops with Neil & I.   Any specific aspect of Ashtanga Yoga that you would like to study more closely? Let us know.

Look out for details of our next FREE class….. a Beginners taster class on Friday 18th January 6.30-8pm. If you or someone you know has ever wanted to try Ashtanga Yoga this class is perfect.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you peace and happiness.

Jinty and Neil

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Nancy Gilgoff Practitioners Clinic @ AYE

fullsizeoutput_21aaThis summer we are thrilled to be welcoming Nancy Gilgoff to Ashtanga Yoga Exmouth.

 
The Practitioners Clinic is about you and your practice.
You will enjoy a (not too early) morning practice session plus afternoon sessions, during which we will examine the postures of the Primary Series. We will focus on ways to avoid injury while practicing, as well as on how to connect to the bandhas when moving in and out of the postures.
You will get lots of personal adjustments from Nancy as it is a small class of 20 maximum.
 
(Clinic open to anyone with an understanding of the Ashtanga Primary Series).
 
Nancy began practicing Ashtanga Yoga over forty years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India. As a result of their long and close association, Nancy is able to teach with a style and touch that comes directly from Pattabhi Jois. When Nancy asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to “teach the way I taught you”—advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today.
 
Nancy’s studies over the years have also led her to other teachers, including Baba Hari Das and, for asana, instructors of Iyengar. In addition, she has and continues to pursue the dharma teachings of the Dalai Lama.
 
Nancy spends much of her time touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, teaching with a view to fostering loving-kindness and to sharing her love and experience of yoga. Click here for more
 
Price – *£195, 
Dates and *Approximate Timings;
Thursday 30th August
10-11.30am- Primary series led by Nancy,
Break for lunch
1-3.30pm – Workshop, Q&A with Nancy,
Friday 31st August
10-11.30am- Mysore Class with Nancy
Break for lunch
1-3.30pm – Workshop, Q&A with Nancy
Saturday 1st September-
10-11.30am – Mysore Class with Nancy
12-12.30pm – Loving Kindness meditation
Exmouth is a lovely seaside town. Accommodation can get booked up fairly early, we can give you some recommendations if required.
*£95 deposit with the balance to be paid at least 2 weeks before the Clinic.
Your place cannot be confirmed until deposit is paid with an email to let us know
Deposit can only be refunded if we have someone to take your place.
*timings are approximate and may change slightly.
Look Forward to seeing you,
Jinty and Neil
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Happy New Year!

What will 2018 have in store for you?

Do you have plans, expectations, goals?
Plans are great but expectation not so much. Trouble with expectations is that they are not in the present.
We set ourselves up for disappointment either in ourselves or in someone close. This can lead to resentment and bad feeling which, if we are not mindful, can fester.
January is the master of Resolutions which carry huge expectations.
So if your Resolution involves more Yoga thats fantastic, try to have a plan but……….. not an expectation of ‘how many times you will practice’ or ‘how long you will practice’ or any goals like ‘by the time Neil gets back I will be able to do blah blah blah’.
If you do the work ALL these things will happen anyway and you will learn so much more along the way.
The work is not in the thinking, (in fact we are trying to let go of that) it is in the doing.
Take it one practice at a time, yes some of us need to plan baby sitters, work etc around classes, but don’t give yourself a hard time if it doesn’t work out, (by the same token don’t make excuses either! Stop thinking and DO)
Believe me whan I tell you that your teachers have no expectations of you…….Okay ……maybe one…….to turn up, get on your mat and begin……Om Shanti
Nb; the photo of Jesse the yoga dog is to grab your attention but please note that she has no expectations or resolutions and is one happy dog!


Wishing all our wonderful Ashtanga family an absolutely brilliant 2018 xxx

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