Fundraising yoga class this Tuesday
Like so many people i´m feeling so sad and helpless watching the news- wanting to do something but not knowing what´s best. So i´m starting with what i have and want to offer this Tuesday´s yoga class raise funds to send to those in need in the area of Grenfell Tower.
Class will be by donation, so please come along and give what you can. If you can´t make it but want to donate, check this link. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested! Also, people are welcome to just come and rest in the room. All “levels” welcome including people who have never been to a yoga class before.
Link to the facebook event is here:
Here's some general info about the community yoga classes at the One Girl Band Space:
WHAT IS IT?
Feel-good creative yoga, movement, music, meditation and self-care community class.
Every class is different, but for “all levels”...in fact, i encourage “eating” the rules around levels and remember that everybody can “do” yoga. I´m all for reminding everyone that it´s “your yoga”. You define it as opposed to me barking things to do. Instead, it´s an offering, 75 minutes where i offer sequencing queues and suggestions of alternatives if you´d rather try it a different way, but also (always) space for you to do you. You always have the space to listen to what you need and take things wherever you like in that time, and hopefully, at the end of it, you´re feeling a little more connected to yourself by practicing (what i think is a very “advanced practice”!) listening to yourself and what you need a little better.
It´s defo not about touching your toes, babes, but if that works for you then great! If you´d rather use the time to have a snooze cause you´re tired, that´s also ay ok.
WHO´S IT FOR?
Real people. People who are open to exploring movement, stillness, new environments and experiences. Folks who are looking for an adventure and a non-snooty approach to yoga, movement wellness and self care.
WHERE IS IT?
TUESDAYS @ THE ONE GIRL BAND SPACE
8 VINE STREET
Our Tuesday location is at a project i know many will be excited about - it´s at the One Girl Band Space which is a brand new women´s co-working space set up by the excellent Lola, aka LH Design and human carer of Barney the pup. It´s located on Vine Street in the North Lane (coincidentally the same road we host our Brighton Retreats!).
Of course, there´s the attraction of it being a hub of excellent people, but also support for creative entrepreneurs via desk space opportunities and lots of exciting events going on throughout the week. Read all about it (and see more pics) here!
***Sidenote: all are welcome to attend, not only self-identifying women**
Q + A
I´m interested. How does it work?
Doors open 15 minutes before (6.15 pm) , and Dionne and Ketil will be there to meet you on arrival.
Feel free to ask Ketil or Dionne if you have any questions on arrival, otherwise, you´ll be shown to mats and props which you can help yourself to, and feel free to rest, chat and relax pre class.
Class is, as always, open to every body ("beginner" or not a "beginner")
What can i expect when i come?
A friendly, safe, nurturing and fun class followed by tea and a chat should you fancy after class. Each class is different, and i curate a soundtrack with the sequence and theme for each class (playlists are shared in the Weekly Digest). Any body or level or experience is welcomed and props will be available and you can choose to use them or not.
Feel welcome to ask any questions you might have pre-class! Then have fun on your adventure, followed by a festival of tea (and post class q´s/social).
But i can’t touch my toes!
Neither could i when i took my first class! Accept where you’re at and be open to possibility because every day is different! Beginners are welcome to either class and will be offered modifications which you can take or leave. Hell, even come to just have a snooze and chill out if that makes you feel good!
If you want a taste of some of the styles of yoga i offer, here´s my youtube.
Oh dear, i don’t have a mat…
That’s OK! There are all the mats and props you can borrow, first come, first served and we'll do what we can to make things cosy.
What should i wear?
Anything you can move comfortably in. And we practice without shoes or socks.
Can i reserve a place or a mat?
We have a fair amount of space and mats available however space and mats can be limited and not guaranteed so we operate on a first come, first served basis.
What time should i arrive for class?
Doors will open 15 minutes before class.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class so that you can get settled into your mat and ready to go! Please feel free to contact me to discuss anything else. Usually, the best remedy to your queries is to come and try!