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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