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Dear Gentlystrongyoga, I am reaching out to your yoga community for help.

I am a yoga student, teacher and graduate student of the Clinical Nutrition and Public Health program at University College London. As part of my study, I'm exploring attitudes toward food and body image in people who practice yoga, a short survey which takes around 5-10 minutes to complete and participation is entirely voluntary.

If you are 18-65, practice yoga once a week or more and reside in the UK, please take part at:

https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=62590

For more information, head on to:

www.facebook.com/dietary.behaviour.and.yoga

As a token of appreciation, you may enter a draw to win one of fifteen shopping vouchers, valued each at £20, upon completion.

Thank you so much for your help, with much gratitude,

Sirine
Moving Into a Position for Change.

As we turn to a new year, as we reflect upon the year gone and look to the year ahead, perhaps yoga has a role for you to support change but also to offer contentment for who you are and where you are in each moment.

8th January 2015-12th February 2015 (6 weeks £42)
Foundation 6.30-7.45 p.m. Continuers 8-9.30 p.m.
All Saints Junior School Hall, August House, Brownlow Rd, Reading RG1 6NP
To Register please reply to this email. New students will need to pay fees in advance to secure your place.

Yoga offers us a framework of practices to work towards change; by nurturing our relationship with our body, by increasing it's possibility for healthy movement particular to you, whilst supporting this increased flexibility with strength and stability. It deepens our breath, calming our mind and energising our bodies. It support us to still and clarify our thoughts. This journey and opportunity to work within a framework for change comes from a place of respect for ourselves and in turn others.

This term we will be returning to moving meditations, to 'daisy chain' practices. Our asana (postures) will be put together in sequences, repeating and growing each sequence to fully engage the mind and body. Asana, sequenced together, slowly building, adding a posture each time, returning to the beginning. Spiralling vinyasa's. There will be both challenge and repetition. An emphasis on practices to detoxify the body from the festive period and to renew our energy as we move through winter towards spring.

In foundation accessible sequences will offer a basis for learning key asana and concepts of yoga including; breathing, linking breath to movement, form and counter posture. There will be opportunity to see demonstration and to break down key asana in each sequence. This will be underpinned by philosophy from yoga around change and contentment. In addition, in continuers, practices will be led to create opportunity for both uninterrupted moving meditation through familiarity and increased concentration through challenge.
Moving Into a Position for Change.

As we turn to a new year, as we reflect upon the year gone and look to the year ahead, perhaps yoga has a role for you to support change but also to offer contentment for who you are and where you are in each moment.

8th January 2015-12th February 2015 (6 weeks £42)
Foundation 6.30-7.45 p.m. Continuers 8-9.30 p.m.
All Saints Junior School Hall, August House, Brownlow Rd, Reading RG1 6NP
To Register please reply to this email. New students will need to pay fees in advance to secure your place.

Yoga offers us a framework of practices to work towards change; by nurturing our relationship with our body, by increasing it's possibility for healthy movement particular to you, whilst supporting this increased flexibility with strength and stability. It deepens our breath, calming our mind and energising our bodies. It support us to still and clarify our thoughts. This journey and opportunity to work within a framework for change comes from a place of respect for ourselves and in turn others.

This term we will be returning to moving meditations, to 'daisy chain' practices. Our asana (postures) will be put together in sequences, repeating and growing each sequence to fully engage the mind and body. Asana, sequenced together, slowly building, adding a posture each time, returning to the beginning. Spiralling vinyasa's. There will be both challenge and repetition. An emphasis on practices to detoxify the body from the festive period and to renew our energy as we move through winter towards spring.

In foundation accessible sequences will offer a basis for learning key asana and concepts of yoga including; breathing, linking breath to movement, form and counter posture. There will be opportunity to see demonstration and to break down key asana in each sequence. This will be underpinned by philosophy from yoga around change and contentment. In addition, in continuers, practices will be led to create opportunity for both uninterrupted moving meditation through familiarity and increased concentration through challenge.
I have attended Marie's Pregnancy Yoga and Mother and Baby Yoga classes and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Marie is very welcoming and the classes are relaxed and have a very friendly atmosphere. My daughter loved the baby massages and singing, which were thrown into the mix!. I would highly recommend these classes.

Pregnancy Yoga

Space to Celebrate and Support your Pregnancy
Tuesday's 7-8.30 p.m. Central Reading
for further details www.gentlystrongyoga.co.uk

Any Mummies been to my classes do feel free to share and comment. Hugs to you all Marie xx



Group classes and individual tuition for all abilities and health needs. Pregnancy, Mother and Baby,

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27/09/2022

New Term registrations;. Head, shoulders, knees and toes! 02/06/2021

New Term registrations;. Head, shoulders, knees and toes!

New Term registrations;. Head, shoulders, knees and toes! - https://mailchi.mp/810703257d66/new-term-registrations-head-shoulders-knees-and-toes

New Term registrations;. Head, shoulders, knees and toes! Anyone feel like we need a little fun? Some play?! This term we will be focusing on lengthening vinyasas, to create a flowing moving meditation, whilst playing with and exploring alignment, function and challenge centred around ‘heads, shoulders, knees and toes’. From play we will then ground by...

Timeline photos 18/01/2021

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Hello Everyone

How are you all doing? I wanted to just check in a little about our relationship with mindfulness from my experience.

It's super helpful if we approach it with a light touch, a curiosity and kindness with the nature of inevitably of being distracted and the opposite of mindful...

Over the weeks I am going to offer some practice around the senses and the body, off and on the mat as sign posts and guides to help us begin to experience our lives, our moments fully. We may notice some gritty moments but there also may be the opportunity to notice that Robin sitting on our fence, those first shoots of spring coming, the smell of our food cooking, the softness of our favourite jumper. This is our life as much as the news and our worries and wonderings. What we notice moment to moment and clear our glasses to see becomes our lives. That is not to say that our lives are all Robins and roses, but maybe, here now, they can be that too. As well as covid!

So mindfulness is not something to get right, to perfect or to master more, more it's a way to support us to see and notice beauty and to also allow discomfort too. And try to allow equal space for both.

You will find on a little mindful shower video to help spark this in your daily routine, but you could through this week also, each time you experience running water, washing hands, washing up, bathing kids, washing dogs, walking by the river, bring noticing to the foreground and the words a little more into the background.

Here, noticing with you and supporting you on our project!
Marie

Timeline photos 18/01/2021

Hello Everyone

How are you all doing? I wanted to just check in a little about our relationship with mindfulness from my experience.

It's super helpful if we approach it with a light touch, a curiosity and kindness with the nature of inevitably of being distracted and the opposite of mindful...

Over the weeks I am going to offer some practice around the senses and the body, off and on the mat as sign posts and guides to help us begin to experience our lives, our moments fully. We may notice some gritty moments but there also may be the opportunity to notice that Robin sitting on our fence, those first shoots of spring coming, the smell of our food cooking, the softness of our favourite jumper. This is our life as much as the news and our worries and wonderings. What we notice moment to moment and clear our glasses to see becomes our lives. That is not to say that our lives are all Robins and roses, but maybe, here now, they can be that too. As well as covid!

So mindfulness is not something to get right, to perfect or to master more, more it's a way to support us to see and notice beauty and to also allow discomfort too. And try to allow equal space for both.

You will find on a little mindful shower video to help spark this in your daily routine, but you could through this week also, each time you experience running water, washing hands, washing up, bathing kids, washing dogs, walking by the river, bring noticing to the foreground and the words a little more into the background.

Here, noticing with you and supporting you on our project!
Marie

23/04/2020
Timeline photos 20/04/2020

Timeline photos

On Line Classes and Support Timetable 19/04/2020

On Line Classes and Support Timetable

On Line Classes and Support Timetable - https://mailchi.mp/00844e9130e1/online-yoga-and-support-for-here-and-now-1357652

On Line Classes and Support Timetable Monday's 1-1 Tuition and Yoga Therapy and Doula Support 2 p.m. Mother and Baby Yoga LIve Class 7.30 p.m. Pregnancy Yoga and Birth preparation Live Class Thursday's 1-1 Tuition and Yoga Therapy and Doula Support Live Group Class  at 7.30 p.m. and for next  24h hours on Instagram /30 days on skype I...

02/04/2020

Live class tonight 7.30 pm

Freedom in the Breath: Freedom in the body.❤️

Watch on Skype and instagram


Email [email protected] for link

Timeline photos 01/10/2019

The beauty and slowness of shelling beans, time to think and not think. Older lives were full of everyday mindfulness.

Home made bake beans, to warm nourish post natal class tomorrow.

02/09/2019

New Term Registrations
Cultivating Contentment through Yoga

Foundation 6.30-7.45 p.m. / Continuer's 8-9.30 p.m.
All Saints Junior School Hall, August House, Brownlow Road, Reading RG1 6NP. £8.50 per class payable in termly blocks.
September 12th-October 24th 2019
(7 weeks £59.50)

To register please reply to this email.
The word ‘yoga’ and images related to yoga, have become symbolic in our culture with relaxation and finding a state of calm and peace. Of self-care through improving our range of movement, strength and breathing. Along side this, if we have experience of practicing yoga, we know that it can help create clarity and concentration in our mind and in turn improve our relationships and authenticity.

Working with the body, breathing and our thoughts, is the concrete path of yoga. These tools are described in and supported by the Yoga Sutras. One of the main themes of support in the yoga sutras is Santosha; which can be simply defined as contentment.

More than at any other time, we are living with the fall out from the opposite of this. Our encouraged growth mind set, encouraged discontentment and it's relief through consumerism as a way to happiness, as well as disconnection from our relationship to nature, this impact can no longer be ignored. For many of us our climate crisis is our daily anxiety.

How do we embody contentment whilst still developing on and off the mat? How do we find joy, participating in our practice and in our lives, whilst being fully present to the challenges that Climate Crisis requires.

This term in our asana practice we will use movement and increasing stillness in postures to explore Santosha. We will look at aspects of our practice to bring us in to the joy of being in the moment, in our practice, in our body, using breath work and other meditative tools to decrease anxiety and increase enjoyment in the here and now. In foundation the class will be supported by demonstration and teaching to help beginners develop core skills of movement and breath whilst introducing philosophy and mindful practices to build contentment. For those who are returning to foundation there will be teaching to develop and maintain your interest as your relationship to your practice deepens. In continuers will we explore the Yoga Sutras, specifically how it guides us to contentment or Santosha and use this inspiration to challenge and deepen our practice.

28/05/2019

The Return of Daisy Chains!
Thursday 6th June-25th July No class 27th June (7 weeks £59.50)
Foundation 6.30-7.45 p.m. / Continuer's 8-9.30 p.m.
All Saints Junior School Hall, August House, Brownlow Road, Reading RG1 6NP. £8.50 per class payable in termly blocks.

Weather permitting we will be practicing outdoors in the garden!
This term we will be returning to our daisy chain practices. In daisy chains we use our practice to create moving meditations based around a particular physical or energetic need. Yoga postures or asana are joined together to form a sequence. In daisy chains we practice a posture, add another, go back to the beginning and add a third, so on and so on.... The sequence rhythmically getting longer and longer and this action of returning, remembering and becoming totally involved in the choreography of the postures and breath becomes meditative and stilling. Creating a respite from our daily responsibilities whilst improving our strength, range of movement and breathing.

In foundation we will use the sequences to establish and revisit the core skills of our practice, whilst in continuers there will added depth and challenge for the body, breath and focus.

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