Thursday 4th may 2017
F**ck it yoga: Yes it really is a thing and here's me getting excited about it...
Go! Book! Now! Just say F**k it and DO IT! Click here to find out all you need to know....
Friday 28th April 2017
I did some swearing; and a dream came true.
Ladies and gentlemen; allow me to preset F*** It Yoga. Yes. Really.
I’ve started trying to write this approximately 37 times but failed to get it right every time. How can I convey that a dream of mine has come true? That I’m getting to work with someone I’ve admired for around 10 years, who has written a book which has sold 600,000 copies? That together we’re launching something that the world has never seen before?
So I stopped trying. And said f*** it.
And if the language offends you, sorry. But you should DEFINITELY keep reading.
John Parkin is a splendid man for many reasons, but not least because he wrote this word-wide bestselling book that changed my life. I read it when it first came out 9 years ago, and have bought it for so many people since then, because you can’t help but love it.
It’s a book called ‘F*** It; The Ultimate Spiritual Way’. It was written after John had been studying all things spiritual for over 20 years and he liked a lot of the stuff he’d learned. Who wouldn’t?! But it was all a bit, well, of an effort.
He soon realised that there was a way to get to the same space all these Eastern philosophies were talking about – that place where you can live with a sense of ease. Regardless of what’s going on you feel good and calm, and generally lighter about life. You take stuff a bit less seriously. You let go a bit, and things seem to go much better.
You just say f*** it.
Here’s John explaining it way better than I can….
You can see why he has been my hero for quite a long time, can’t you?
So it’s still hard for me to believe that we’re now working together on a world first. And you could be part of it.
Take a moment to imagine a yoga practice where not only do you get to move your body, still your mind, find your flow, and soothe your spirit….but at the same time find yourself in the ultimate f*** it space.
Then imagine you get to do that for a whole week. In a beautiful resort that’s nestled in a 100 acre wooded hill. In Italy.
This is F*** It Yoga. It’s brand new in the world. And I’m inviting you to join us on our first ever retreat this June in Italy. It’s from Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th June, and all the details you need are here.
I’m going to have to stop writing now because I am SO excited about this I genuinely don’t know when to stop going on about it. It has been a secret for so long and I’m just delighted that I finally get to share it with you.
It’s going to be f***ing brilliant!
SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 2017
SCHOLArSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
If you know anything about Real Life Yoga, and why I do what I do, you'll know I'm trying to break down all the preconceptions people have about doing yoga, and to make it as accessibly as possible for EVERY BODY.
It's why I offer a scholarship place for every course I do; so the size of your bank balance isn't the thing that's going to hold you back from starting to learn to feel healthier and be happier.
I'm now accepting scholarship applications for my next course which starts on Saturday 25th March 2017. It's aimed specifically at beginners, or those who want to get back to basics. You can read all about it here. Basically it's ten weeks of hour-long classes, starting at 10am at Antenna Studios in Crystal Palace (South London).
To be considered for the free place, send me an email which explains in 200 words or less why you'd like the place and what you think you'd get out of being part of the group. If writing isn't your thing, please call me for a chat or send me a little video message.
There will be no checks on your financial status; I leave that up to your conscience. Please - only apply if you genuinely can't afford the £104 it would cost to pay for the course.
I also ask that if you are awarded the place, you truly make the most of it and come to as many of the sessions as you're able. I'm not expecting a 100% attendance rate because I totally understand that life gets in the way sometimes. BUT there is only one place available, and I want the recipient to truly soak up the whole experience, rather than just seeing it as a freebie class you can rock up to when you can be bothered. Is that a bit harsh? Maybe. But I hope you understand what I'm getting at!
So - if you think this is the opportunity you've been searching for to do something new, take a challenge, get your body moving and your mind calmed....I'd bloomin' LOVE to hear from you. Send me an email or call me, by 8pm on Monday 20th March 2017.
Feel free to earn yourself some extra good karma by passing this on....!
20th April 2016
NEW WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED: LOVE TO BE LOVED
Come and spend a soothing Saturday afternoon learning how yoga can create that most wonderful feeling of all. Yep - we’re getting loved up!
Opening your heart can be a scary thing but with gentleness, compassion, warmth and courage it is possible (and can even be fun!). We will also develop some practical tools to take the love with us when we step off the mat and into the real world, as we make our own mantras.
Finally, to finish the afternoon in the most loving way possible we’ll reward our minds and bodies with a deep and delicious final relaxation. (No spoilers, but chocolate may or may not be involved….!)
HOW TO HAVE A BRILLIANT BEDTIME.
No – not like that. Filthy. But in the April edition of Om Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine, which is out ANY DAY NOW you can read my 6 steps to having a better bedtime and a nurturing nights sleep. Say ‘ta ta’ to tossing and turning all night, and ‘sayonara’ to staring at the ceiling.
YOGA SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE:
A FREE PLACE (WORTH £150)
ON THE NEXT REAL LIFE YOGA
At the heart of Real Life Yoga is the belief that there should be no barriers to every body benefitting from the ah-may-zing practices of yoga; and your bank balance definitely shouldn’t be one of them.
So, I’m offering one scholarship (i.e. a free place) for my new 10 week beginners course, starting Thursday 7th April at 7.45pm, in Crystal Palace. To be considered send me an email (or a video or voicemail if writing isn’t your thing) explaining in less than 200 words why you want to be part of the group and what you think you’d get out of the experience. I need to have received all entries by 9am on Monday 4th April 2016.
I will not be doing any questioning as to whether or not you could afford to pay for the course (which is £150) if you chose to. I leave it up to karma, and your conscience, for you to make that decision!
Information about the course can be found on my website. If you’ve got any questions don’t hesitate to give me a shout – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pass it on
Out now: How to do yoga at
your desk (and not get fired
It’s out at your favourite newsagents right now, people – in this month’s
edition of OM Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine I tell you all about how to do yoga at your desk. And not get fired. Probably. Anyway – if you do, at least you’ll have plenty of time to do yoga so there’s always a bright side, right?! (As you can see from the photo the cat was VERY impressed that it is on the front cover!)
I’M A SELL OUT! (SORT OF….)
Well this is VERY exciting. My June retreat at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa is FULLY BOOKED! Whoop & yey! Don't miss your chance to join me for an awesome few days of yummy yoga, totally terrific treatments, fabulous food, & perfect pampering. Quick! Go to
http://www.ragdalehall.co.uk/offer-detail.php/Real-Life-Yoga-Retreats-with-Meg-Jackson-128/ to reserve your place in September….! xXx