WHY IS RLY DIFFERENT?
Of course, the more often you get on your mat, move your body and connect with your breath, the quicker you’re going to get results physically and emotionally. But sometimes life doesn’t quite ‘get’ that. Basically, it gets in the way. And we know that.
So RLY asks of you is that you do what you can, when you can, where you can. And we’ll help you make that happen.
(But we’ll let you into a little secret – the more you negotiate with life to find ways to make good stuff happen, the more often life actually starts tohelp you make good stuff happen.)
HOW IS A RLY CLASS DIFFERENT FROM A ‘NORMAL’ YOGA CLASS?
Ok, so there are some things which will be the same. There will be mats, sometimes props, poses, setting intention, breathing, moving, relaxing…the usual stuff.
But what’s more important are the things that there won’t be. You won’t get any judgement, criticism, comparing, complaining, dogma, showing-off, or pressure to do crazy stuff.
As if that wasn’t already awesome enough, we’ll then throw in some smiling (or even LAUGHING!), a bit of wobbling, some bad jokes (that will be Meg’s fault), friends made, happiness felt and all wrapped up in a massive fluffy blanket of acceptance, love and appreciation.
I’M IN! WHAT DO I DO NOW?
First of all pat yourself on the back for being an AMAZING HUMAN. THen, It’s up to you. If you’re in South London you can come along to one of Meg’s classes (clickity click here to find out where she’ll be). Or come hang out with us at the ah-frickin-may-zing Ragdale Hall for a Real Life Yoga Retreat in 2016.
And don’t forget that if you can’t come and do yoga with us in person, you can always take one of the mini practices that Meg has posted online. Or sit on the sofa and watch them whilst you eat crisps. It’s up to you.
Hello! Is it RLY you’re looking for?
The whole reason Meg started this movement was because she felt a little bit like you probably do right now. She was struggling to fit yoga into her real life. She was pissed off with being bombarded by images of the “perfect” yoga body (and practice), and totally disillusioned with trying to fit in with all the other yoga devotees out there.
“I’m quite possibly one of the least naturally bendy people you’ll ever meet. To be honest I’ve just never been very ‘good’ at yoga. You see, my mind would rather plan scenarios for being seduced by George Clooney than meditate. And I like wine. And bread. And pizza. And gin. And trashy TV. You get the picture. But after many many years of loving yoga. Then hating it. Then loving it. Then hating it….etc…. I had to admit that it made me feel better. Dammit.
But the more I tried to find kindred spirits in the other schools of yoga out there, the more I felt rubbish about being rubbish. I wasn’t that type of teacher (or that type of student).
I couldn’t find the other rebel. So I became the other rebel.
If you’re looking for a teacher who can pop both feet behind her head quicker than you can say ‘you bendy weirdo’, who smells of patchouli and compassion, and doesn’t so much walk as ‘waft’ into a class, keep looking.
But if you want a teacher who has had to work for every pose, knows the trauma of having an unmanageable mind, and can share your frustrations because she has probably had them all….then you’ve found what you RLY need!”
And why should I listen to you?
A good question. Truth is, you shouldn’t just take us on our word. What you should do though, is read the blog. Take a look at our videos. Come take a class or spend some quality time with us on a retreat. We walk what we talk, so if you do that and still like what you see then we should totally hang out…