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Spring Time

Spring Time

As we ease into the warmer days, we are also easing into more offerings at MoY.

This last month saw Daya Lupinacci join our team, bringing Kundalini (back), Vinyasa and Yin teachings.  Daya comes with a wealth of knowledge having taught yoga in South America and Europe for many years. Find Daya teaching every Thursday morning on our regular schedule: here

Also in April we formally announced our prenatal yoga options, with 3 teachers trained to help guide you, we will put you in the right direction.  Get in touch with Zoe if you are pregnant and wanting to continue to practice regularly. Email: ztaylorministry@gmail.com

With now over 21 classes per week we were able to bring back our membership option of unlimited classes 70€ per month (minimum commitment 3 months). Our full price list can be found here: Link

What a month!

So what’s next???

May 2022 Events:

~7th May Lisbon Sister Circle Time 16h-18h30 donation based

Wanting to meet women living in Lisbon? Wanting to be open to connect with people outside of your regular sphere? Are you willing to listen to the stories of others without judgement or ridicule. This circle is for you! Circle starts at 16h sharp and ends at 18h30.  For more info and to book: Click here

~14th May Inversion Workshop Level 1, Time 15h30-17h30 2hrs 30€

Ideal for yogi practitioners that are wanting to learn techniques to help them invert into a headstand and tripod safely. We also uncover the basics of forearm and handstand. Info and booking

~21st May Inversion Workshop Level 2, Time 15h30-17h30 2hrs 30€

This course was created for those who are ready to challenge their inversion into free standing balance and press. You should have a well established handstand practice using the wall (being able to hold for around 30seconds or more).  Info and booking

For those that are new to MoY we continue to offer our introductory pack of 3 classes for €25 (one time offer) also you may be lucky to find one of our donation classes which is designed to help newly accredited teachers find their groove. We welcome you from near and far, find something that suits your needs.

Let’s keep gathering yogis, one practice at a time!

Zoe and The Marvellous MoY Team

March 2022 Update

March 2022 Update

We have been so pleased to continue to offer a safe space to practice yoga these last few months, as covid restrictions gradually eased we were able to open up more mats per class and no longer required to present a certificate (vaccination/recovery) to enter. This brings a sense of peace to maintaining the studio space and allows us to bring a return of regular workshops and special events.

Over the next few Saturdays we have a bunch of fun and important practices to get amongst:

Inversion Workshop (Level 1) 12th March 15:30h-17:30h

Great for yogi’s who want to deepen their knowledge of inversions, focussed mainly on headstands and tripods with the basics of forearm stands and handstands 2hrs €30pp info/booking

Womens Circle (Lisbon Sister Circle) 26th March 16h-18:30h

Ideal for women looking to connect with other women based in Lisbon, not for networking but genuine friendship and sharing of life 2.5hrs free/donation based info/booking

Yoga Techniques to Manage Stress 2nd April 15h-17h

Wonderful for anyone who is looking for different ways to deal with life stressors, these yogic techniques includes postures, breath work and meditations. 2hrs €30pp info/booking

On a more personal note, it’s difficult to find the words in relation to the ongoing pain and suffering in the world. The hate, the anger, the greed, the ownership, the demands that are enforced upon others. In yoga we study our self to understand patterns that have been embedded, through past experience and the filters of cultural influence to try and free ourselves of this veil. I have been privileged at MoY to see cultural norms broken down, to share space with our neighbours, to be ok in being different, to sit with everyones uniqueness. We will continue to provide a safe space where you can do this inner work, to grow compassion, tolerance and love. To break down the divides, to treat our fellow human beings, animals and nature with the respect everyone (& everything) deserves. Violence leads to violence, revenge leads to revenge, hate leads to hate, greed leads to greed. This must STOP and it STARTS with you. Putting work into your physical, emotional and mental health can help guide you to a more wholesome life, not just for yourself but everyone around you. This provides a platform to think clearly, take action, stop the war, stop the violence, stop the hate.

December 2021 at MoY

December 2021 at MoY

Hi All,

From today 1st December 2021 we are required by law to restrict group classes to students with a covid vaccination certificate or recent negative test (PCR-72hrs or rapid antigen). We know this change will affect a number of our regular students. Please get in touch with Zoe if you need to pause your class pass or require a refund of any unused portion.

On a lighter note, we are coming up to the end of the year and have some fun small gatherings for our community to connect in a different format.

  • Our MoY Community end of year dinner on 14th December, we will go to a wonderful local restaurant for a variety of Vegan and Veggie options, leaving the studio at 7:45pm for an 8pm sitting. Booking is essential so we can give the restaurant an indication of how many of us will be there. This will be seated indoors so Covid Restrictions as above apply. To reserve your spot find MoY Gathering on the app or click here
  • The Women´s Circle will be held on 18th December 4pm-6:30pm. You will find this under “Lisbon Sister Circle” on our booking app, or register here.

Looking forward to continuing to connect in person adhering to the guidelines outlined by the medical and government advisors.

The studio will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period for 14days, 22nd Dec to 4th January 2022, (classes recommence 5th January).

We hope you have a safe and bliss-filled December!

Zoe and the MoY Team

Pure Nature Yoga Weekend

Pure Nature Yoga Weekend

Hi MoY Yogis,

I know many of you are ready to return to in-person yoga practice, holding that space for yourself, space for others, space for the community….. We are too.  However in light of the recent increases of covid 19 cases and re-introduction of restrictions in the Lisbon Metropolitan Region, it gives me reason to press pause on the plans to re-open the studio space for now. Luckily our years of practice teach us patience, it’s time to lean into that and receive the benefits of the work already done.

However as we wait patiently to roll out the purple mats under the much adored scrabble wall, why shan’t we take a look into removing some of these ‘other’ walls, those that tend to creep into our life preventing us from doing something different, something new, something out there.

Over the coming summer months we will be organising outdoor gatherings of yoga, giving you a chance to do something you may have never done before.

The first of this is happening as early as this coming weekend, July 11th&12th, with PURE NATURE YOGA WEEKEND. If you like camping, if you like yoga, if you want to be close to nature but not alone then this is for you. This is 100% outdoors, from where we practice yoga, to where we serve food, the only time you retreat inside is in the comfort of your own tent.  Bettina and I (Zoe) have put together an incredible 2 day program that includes: Kundalini Yoga, Yin, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, a meditation walk to a secret waterfall, cacao ceremony and a delicious supply of organic meals. The full schedule, price and how to sign up is listed on our event page here.

If you miss out on this one, sign up quick for the next one 8th&9th August!

Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Yoga Facebook page or subscribe to this blog to receive emails about the up and coming outdoor gatherings which will include more of our wonderful MoY Teachers.

In addition to our summer outdoors, I am continuing to offer MoY Online classes, with the study of Yoga Sutras Book 2 beginning Monday July 13th. The option to purchase the 21 Day Challenge and Yoga Sutras Book 1 is still available. Contact me to find out more!

Lets continue to do the things that we know bring happiness and joy to our beings.

Until we meet again,

Zoe and the MoY Team

 

 

 

 

Spring in the Asana

Spring in the Asana

Ola Yogis,

Spring is in the air with Sauca (Cleanliness) and Santosa (Contentment) guiding our dharma talks and satsang at the studio for the beginning of  the season.  There are many ways to shift impurities of the mind, cleansing jealousy, greed, anger and ego however for me the most powerful way is to practice Pranayama, Asana and Dharana (single focus meditation).  Soon the jealousy shifts to inspriation, the greed into contribution to others, anger into a path to change my actions and ego into humbleness to honour all those who have come before me.  Purposefully guiding the mind into a space of expanding inner contentment during seated meditation helps me locate this place when I need it most.  Cleansing the emotional and mental bodies daily is an important practice just as we wash our physical body in the shower.  Everyday we experience new things, some moments leave lasting impressions and imprints, although we cannot change the past we can learn to cleanse the past from things that cause harm to us.  Just like showering, you dont do it just once and stay clean forever, a clean kitchen soon turns to mess after a beautiful home cooked meal, the emotional body is designed to get messy and requires to be cleansed.  Share with us your methods of cleansing (not the house…. but the emotions!).  We hope your spring clean is as deep as ours has been!

Coming up……..

OutsideThe 21 Day Challenge is now available online!  Kris Oak and I have joined our passions of yoga and healthy eating to bring you a new lifestyle coaching programme.  There is an amazing e-book full of Kris’ vegan recipes and I have recorded 3x 60min yoga practices (Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa flow).  However the most important aspect of this programme is the live coaching sessions….. you will have us as your personal yoga and healthy eating coaches for the full 21 days, conducting a group session every wednesday evening 19:30 (GMT) and answering questions in the private FB Group.  The programmes first addition starts Monday April 2nd and will be facilitated every 3months. To learn more check out the facebook page Yoga Flavours or email kris@krisoak.com

 

Our Resident Massage Therapist for April is the marvelous Katharina Harnack offering Ayurvedic Therapies at the studio inbetween class times.  Katharina has completed a 140-hour training in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy with Gagori Mitra Gupta in India (certified by the Government of India). She has studied Ayurvedic nutrition, lifestyle and philosophy with Josef Rubin (USA) and has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with a focus on Ayurveda with Julie Blumenthal / ISHTA Berlin (Yoga Alliance registered).Katharina H

Want more information about Katharina and her magic therapies? click here:  fb.me/AyurvedicMassageLisbon

Booking a session email: ayurvedalisbon@gmail.com or call: +351 934 949 594
Prices: 60 mins – €50, 90 mins – €70, 120 mins – €85
Reflexology (90 mins) – €70

 Full body Abhyanga + Reflexology (150 mins) – €100

Lastly we know its been difficult to book some classes with our beautiful little space being booked up in advance, however due to last minute cancellations often we have 2-3 mats available at each practice so dont be shy in turning up and trying your luck….. we do take standby clients and often know 10mins beforehand of late cancellations. Alternatively request a private session that way you’ll have a guaranteed mat, prices start from 40ph.

That’s it for now…. we will be closed Good Friday and Easter Saturday 30th&31st March.

Zoe & the MoY TeaM