Teacher Profile – Haylee

Haylee is our resident Early Morning Beginners Teacher. She is the best.  Let's learn a little about her.

Q:Your favourite food?
A: have an addiction to green smoothies for breakfast they give me loads of energy after my practice to continue my day.

Q: What attracted you to yoga?
A: I became very curious about yoga when I went to my first class and found it very challenging mentally 
and physically.I have always played alot of sport and been very athletic so it was the first time 
I actually felt why can’t I do this???

Q: What keeps you going back to the mat, day after day, year after year.
A: My personal practice has bought alot of clarity and awareness into my life. I am more present in 
life in general,which has made my relationship with myself and others alot healthier and happier. 
Yoga is my safe place when I feel a little like I’m in a sea of chaos my mat makes me feel calm.
Q: What challenges have presented themselves on the yoga journey?
A:The most challenging situation for me through my yoga journey was really having to 
look at my own behaviour and reactions to situations and people. I found teaching confronting too in the early days.
Q:How would you describe a yogi?
A:A yogi is someone who wakes up each day feeling grateful and 
content and practices all eight limbs of yoga.
Asana has always been the easiest for me the other 
seven limbs I am working on constantly in everyday life.

SunSalute Yoga Intro Offer

So Many Gifts – Gratitude

So Many Gifts by Hafiz

“Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend

if we break into sweet laughter 

when your heart complains of being thirsty

when ages ago

every cell in your soul 

capsized forever

into this infinite golden sea.”

Life for many of us, is packed with jobs, lists, commitments and never ending path of have-to and finish-off jobs.  It creates a whirlwind, a feeling of not being able to keep up, of it never ending, of it all being too much.

With this, comes losing sight of miracles.  Losing sight of the miracle you are yourself, the miracle we have even been given minds and bodies, souls to experience life with from the Divine.  We might even lose fact that we actually choose how we exist.

If you are a busy person, it can be VERY difficult to be comfortable with a mindset of “not busy”, a tone of restfulness and contentment permeating through all facets of your life.  This is where yoga can step in.

Let your practice be an appreciation of you, your body, your mind, your divine spirit and soul.  Celebrate that you have the awareness of self to take yourself to yoga.   Every class, be grateful for at least one gift you have been given today.  Be grateful for at least one gift that is constant in your life, the love of a significant other or your children or perhaps the ability simple to breathe and walk on your own.

Gratitude and kindness. Such underrated, undervalued traits and yet to my mind, the most important traits of a “yogic”person you can find.  It is when these traits, that occur without thought and not through duty or obligation but as a natural way of an individual, that we start to see the development of higher levels of spirituality.  It is a “sign” that this human being is on the spiritual path, living in a yogic, peaceful way.  Acknowledge and take inspiration from them. You need more of this. The world needs all of us to be more like this.

delicious yoga eats

Sent the first edition of our new Yogi Eats E-Book to all of our new members in November today.  We’re certainly not moving into the diet game but figure sometimes its nice to get a little inspiration.  What better time than when you’ve made a commitment to yourself to practice yoga at least twice week.

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Christmas Timetable 2016/17

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Mysore Classes are continuing on as normal over the Christmas and New Year period.  Please remember, as usual, no classes on Public Holidays. All 9.30am and Evening students are welcome to attend this timeslot whilst the regular timetable is interrupted.

9.30am Classes are on hold from Friday 23rd December and resume 8.30am, Monday 9th Jan.

Evening Classes are on hold from Weds, 14 Dec and resume Monday, 9th Jan.

Saturday morning classes conclude Saturday 17th Dec and resume at 8am on 14th Jan.  This new time will be applicable during the summer months.  It will return to the 9am timeslot at the start of April.

Have a wonderful Christmas Everyone.