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Meditation, Pre-Festive Retreat and Yoga Classes

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health" - Voltaire

Hey Respira Yogis!  Welcome to your Autumn Newsletter..

As the air becomes crisp, the leaves start to turn and the days grow shorter - we will start to crave coziness, folding into ourselves. Come and join us in our yoga practice as we reflect on what has passed, letting go with each exhale and with each inhale welcoming in the new.

We all know how hard it can be to fit in time for self-care but keep reminding yourself, you can't pour from an empty pitcher. Tell yourself that over and over again.  Tell the people who you love that too!  Take a deep breath, take a moment every day to be still, try meditating (more about that below), practice a little yoga..

Mon     8.00pm - YMCA, Harrow with Bernie (BeYogaFit)

Tues    7.30pm - Whitmore School, Harrow

Wed   10.30am - Harrow Arts Cent (term time)

Fri      10.30am - YMCA, Harrow (term time)

Sun    11.00am - Harrow Arts Centre

Most classes are reaching full capacity so don't delay and book now for for classes leading up to the Festive Period. 

Pre-Festive Yoga Retreat - Meryl Currie Joining us!

Not long now until our blissful, pre-festive weekend (14-16 Dec) of yoga, food, rest and coziness at Brooklands Barn in beautiful Arundel.  I am so delighted to let you know that we have a second teacher joining us on the retreat, my wonderful friend and dedicated international yoga teacher Meryl Currie.  Meryl teaches Yoga and Meditation as a healing & transformational practice, providing soul solutions for living an authentic, sustainable, spiritual life. There are two rooms left if you haven’t yet booked

£395 - Shared twin room, shared bathroom £560 - Private room with double bed and private bathroom

If you're tempted to come along booking your spot is easy!  Simply check out the details then click here to pay your non-refundable £100 deposit (stating your room preference) and be sure to put the date in your diary!  Please read the Retreat Terms and Conditions before booking your spot. 

We can’t wait to see you there 👌🙏🏼 🎄 ❄️ ⛄️ 


Learning To Meditate

It is no surprise that millions of people are now flocking to mindfulness. Our busy, overstimulated lifestyles can deplete and exhaust us, playing havoc on the nervous system with all sorts of repercussions for our health. The benefits of a regular meditation practice are profound. If you are lucky enough to be joining us on our Pre-Festive Retreat, Meryl will be teaching us to meditate and a really beautiful & accessible way.  

Don't be put-off or allow yourself to think that meditation is too complex or difficult to achieve. There are so many tools available that can help you to still your busy mind and allow you to reap the wonderful healing affects that meditation brings.  Meditating is a wonderful way relieve stress and anxiety, to improve sleep, happiness, health and focus.

I recommend practicing at first with a mindfulness app like  Headspace or Calm

The more you practice the easier it will become. Give it a go and do let me know how you get on :-) 

Pose of the month - Supine Spinal Twist

If you've been coming to class you'll know that we always practice this deeply therapeutic pose.  Twisting and detoxing the body.  Putting it through the rinse cycle.  Rinsing out the internal organs, the liver, kidneys and the digestive tract.  Using the breath to act as a plunger.  Breathe deeply allowing each exhale to be an opportunity to unblock, to release a little more tension from the body and the mind. Great relieving back pain. Yoga working its magic. Come to class and see :-)

Looking forward to seeing you at a yoga class or Luxury Yoga Retreat soon.  Wishing you a beautiful, chilled weekend. 

Isabelle & the Respira Yoga London Team

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