YogaVenue Newsletter, May 2014

car-tree-copy1-211x300It is clear that we are in the most verdant time of the year, the blossoms are still with us and as we have had so much rain the greens of the trees and shrubs are amazing in their subtle shades, and (most days) the temperature is rising.Generally as the weather gets warmer our bodies respond by coming out of the Winter slumber ready to deepen our practice again.We have had an exciting couple of months.The weekend workshop with Esak Garcia went really well with people from all over the world coming to Oxford – literally people coming from the USA, Ireland, Netherlands, London as well as nearer home. Our in-house workshops have been well attended and students seem to be enjoying exploring deeper certain aspects of practice. For example, some students are exploring their backbends after classes to open the front body further and others are ‘playing’ with inversions, like Crow pose, and suddenly noticing that Oxford is overflowing with crows and their cousins Jackdaws and Rooks! Where were they before I did Crow pose?There is an influx of new Yogis to the studio and we welcome them too.

Hydration

imagesThe weather is getting warmer and it is important to come to class hydrated. It is as important if you are new to Yoga and equally so if you are experienced. As it warms up outside but we still stay mainly inactive at the desk or in the house, it is easy to get dehydrated during the day and come to class not having drunk enough. Water, juices, coconut waters will all help replace electrolytes and minerals. Coming hydrated to class is more beneficial then drinking a lot in class, which can make you feel nauseous and heavy in your practice.

YogaVenue iPhone & Android App Now Available!!

yv-app-1-270x300You can now sign in and buy classes at YogaVenue on your phone via the YogaVenue App, available for both iPhones & Android devices.

All you need to do is go into your App store, search for YogaVenue, download the App, and off you go.

New Yogi T-shirts

We have some fantastic new t-shirts available in our shop. They are great for practicing in or wearing casually and are made from organic cotton, recycled material and bamboo.

See photos below, the prices start from £25.

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Posture of the Month

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IN THIS ISSUE

Hydration
YogaVenue iPhone App
Posture of the Month
Charity Class

Workshops coming up 

Saturday 17th May: 2-4pm
Hot Yoga Advanced with Katherine
 
Saturday 24th May: 2-4pm
Opening the Hips: towards Lotus pose with Alessandro 
 
Monday 26th May: 10-11.30am
KickUrAsana with Alessandro
 
Saturday 31st May: 11.15-4.30
A Day of Creative Vinyasa with Sheri Celentano, Laughing Lotus, NYC
 
Saturday 7th June: 2-4pm
Fundamentals of Alignment with Alessandro
 
Saturday 14th June: 2-4pm
Hot Yoga Advanced with Katherine
 
Saturday 19th July: 2-4pm
Braveheart Backbends with Emma


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Charity Class 

Our charity classes have been running for 2 months now and they have gone well. Remember that all the donations go direct to charity and our current charity is Cruse Bereavement Care Oxford, which does an amazing job helping those who have lost loved ones. 

The style of Yoga available will vary depending on the teacher and will include Yogalates, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. Do check our Facebook page on the day for more info on which style it will be.

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