When was the last time you had the chance to do something FOR YOU?
Been a while?
Why? Because another human needed you?
We hear you. We know that’s real life. But we also know that you can only best serve the people who need you when you take time to get your mind mellow, your body stretched, and your muscles moved.
So we’re making it easier for people who take care of people to come to our Saturday morning yoga class.
Saturday Morning Yoga: A ten-week course designed for carers to share.
Starts Saturday 18th May.
At Antenna Studios, SE19 3AN.
Sign up with a chum; take it in turns to come to class.
Here’s how it works….
First of all you need to find someone to pair up with who also wants to come to yoga. Our brilliant plan is that this will be the person you are able to share your caring responsibilities with. So for example, if you’re caring for kids it could be your significant other, or a fellow parent, neighbour, relative, or responsible Labradoodle, with whom you swap babysitting favours.
One of you (you can fight it out between yourselves…lovingly, of course) pays the £130 (and then the other person pays you back their half because that’s what lovely people do) and the two of you have TEN Saturday morning yoga lessons to share between you.
Y’see, the plan is that whilst you’re bending, breathing and feeling brilliant the other half of your pair is on the caring duties. Then the following week – guess what? YOU SWAP!
Got it? Good. Great idea, don’t you think?
So just to recap;
· You and another human decide you both want to feel awesome, and are willing to share caring duties for the duration of the course.
· One of you pays £130, for which you get TEN lessons to share between the two of you. (Could be equally…or not…it’s your karma.)
About the course.
This course is designed for folks who are either setting (an un-flexible) foot on a yoga mat for the first time, or keen to get back to basics, so the group will be mixed ability with plenty of modification options for those who are yet to find their bendiness.
In every class you’ll get a gorgeous all-round vinyasa flow to get you moving, breathing and feeling awesome. But we want to give you more; each term we want you to feel like you’ve learnt something from us. And we mean more than just how to do a sun salutation.
Every term has theme. It may be something about your body; it may be working on a specific family of poses (like balancing ones); other times it may be a theme that will help you off the mat too (like resilience).
When we’re together in class we’ll learn poses and practices so that your body and mind start to feel healthier. Then while we’re apart you’ll have access to an online community (via Facebook) to continue your learning, share your experiences, and get support from your fellow un-bendy yoga pals.
Real Life Yoga is all about finding the ways and means to help you bring a little (or a lot) of yoga into your real life, so that’s why this course is different to all the others. We won’t preach – but together we’ll practice. (And possibly get cake afterwards.)
Here are the details and if you want to know more, don’t hesitate to give Meg a ring on 07747 481866 or email Meg.
Where? Antenna Studios, Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane, SE19 3AN
When? Our first session will be on Saturday 18th May and the final session will be on Saturday 27th July. Please note there’s no class on 22nd June.
Time? 09.30am to 10.30am
o 10 x hour long lessons to share with the other half of your pair.
o Your own virtual Real Life Yoga community, including regular posts from us, suggesting articles to read or videos to watch, through a private Facebook group.
What’s the investment?
£130 for 10 lessons if you’re signing up as a pair. (So you get 5 classes each.)
Meet Your Teacher:
Michaela first started going to yoga because she was fascinated by the seemingly endless benefits for her body and mind. (It also helped that her teacher was rather easy-on-the-eye. Don’t judge; we’ve all been there!) She loved how the classes made her feel, and was inspired to continue exploring all things yogic when she went to University. Fast forward a couple (ahem) of years, and she is now a full time yoga teacher and part of the Real Life Yoga family. Click here to read more…
Still not sure if Real Life Yoga is for you? Fair enough. But I’m just gonna leave this here….
"Yoga with Real Life Yoga has been fun and more. It’s shown me how I can calm not only my mind and body but my whole frenetic life pace – and not only whilst we’re in class. I recently injured my back and, determined not to keep swallowing pain killers, set about practising what I had been taught me so patiently over the weeks. My husband, a complete sceptic, was amazed that within just a day or so, I was able to move freely without the physiotherapy that he undertook last year for a similar problem. Not only did my yoga ‘reinstate’ my holiday, but it has converted my husband too!" - Dr T Passenger
Don’t forget – you can contact Meg with any questions or queries you might have. Just drop her an email.
The main rules are that you both can’t come to the same class, and you must use the ten lessons over the duration of the course. (There are a few more teensy T&Cs and if you’re that way inclined click here to read them.)