The yoga community has been embarrassingly quiet about Grenfell Tower but two yoga studios have a charity offering to raise money. Triyoga Camden has a fundraising evening this Saturday (24th) attempting to ‘Create Sanctuary in Turbulent Times. Next Sunday (2nd), all classes at Yoga Haven (63 Wingate Square, Clapham Old Town, SW4 0AF) will raise money for the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.
I think, as the politics settles into organisation, the yoga community will step up properly. I do hope so. There are plenty of yoga teachers who are all about activism; David Sye, for example, who teaches in conflict areas of the world. I spoke to him at the weekend and hope to organise an event in the near future. Here he is telling yoga teachers to ‘wake up’!
I’m afraid I’ve made another change to the timetable. Pregnancy yoga really wasn’t popular. The one person who came regularly came from miles and miles away and it really is better to find pre-natal yoga in your own area where you can mix with and learn from other pregnant women. So I have a free space for a new class on Tuesday at 6.00 and I’ll wait to hear from you to see what you want – more Ashtanga? More stretchy yoga? More Yin? What suits you? The Thursday early evening Ashtanga class at 6.00 is now a permanent fixture to the evening line-up.
It’s hot in my little studio although nobody so far has turned up in Speedos. You can shower here and freshen up if you’re coming from work and I have all kinds of products for you to sweeten the feet and gladden the air. Don’t forget to click the 'Book' button to complete the booking process when booking online. Please cancel with fair notice...
Tomorrow (24th) the wonderful Jenny Fearnley at Yoga West is teaching the whole of the Primary Series. We rarely get the time or opportunity to go right the way through the 90 minute practice so I highly recommend that you give it a go with such a caring teacher.
Yoga in the News
Ndtv.com reports that 54,522 people turned up for their 6:45 am session of yoga in Ahmedabadto celebrate International Yoga Day and break the Guinness world record. The BBC website asks: ‘Yoga: How did it conquer the world and what's changed?’. It’s a nice article with beautiful photography from International Yoga Day. The Metro gives us 15 reasons to take up yoga immediately which includes looking good on Instagram, new party tricks and, of course, wearing yoga pants!