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General thoughts and feelings about whats happening in the world of mellowburn yoga - mainly drivel but if you'd like to read it, I like you reading it :)

By mellowburnyoga, Mar 13 2017 02:10PM

Welcome and Namaste


The beautiful new season is edging in beautifully with the blossom of thousands of happy daffodils and fluffy cherry blossom trees. This makes my heart sing; I truely am and always have been a sunshine being; sure of being a cat in my previous life, loving nothing more than the natural warmth of the sun.


My new role as manager at Aveda Studio on Guildford High Street continues to keep me busy, creating more skillsets from sales, marketing, PR and client liasion along with recruitment, software, problem solving and budgets and juggling this with teaching and life in general has certainly filled my days. I am enjoying learning these new tasks and creating another community with amazing teachers and souls sharing their knowlege and creativity.


I continue on my own yogic journey, philosophical about where and how I end up in various situations - reflective of what's not needed and dropping old behavoural habits that have long dominated my life - feeling freer and happy because of it, but at the same time yearning for the art of forgiveness; forgiveness for my own self. The battered soul needs to let go of things we can't change in order to move forward...but a lot easier said that done; knowing on a deeper level that to truely forgive is a whole new chapter in self development and healing. Yoga has shown me without doubt the possibility of transformation; this gives me faith to continue on this path with an open hopeful heart and a reminder to keep it simple; just breathe and feel; breathe and move...


These learnings and reflections have no doubt become entangled in my own teachings as I encourage my students to think about their burdens, their behaviours and their reactions; hoping to be inspirational on some level other than being able to do an asana! At the very least, perhaps I'm deepening and wisening beyond this muscle or that organ benefiting from a session.



All love Yogis

x

By mellowburnyoga, Dec 13 2016 03:37PM

Hello beautiful lovelies


So the end of this year has brought me many new suprises which I look forward to sharing with you in my upcoming newsletter.


I'm looking forward to the Christmas holidays now - its been an amazing year - one that reconfirms to me that you really do never know whats coming up around the corner. Magazine appearances, high street demos, Beginners and YinYang Workshops, Outdoor garden Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hot Yoga, new studios, cover teaching..... My teaching experience has continued to broaden, my connection to the practice as deep as ever and an ever growing sense of gratitude for this wonderful life and these lucky opportunities.


Up and coming for next year are more workshops - namely 8th January 2017 another Complete Beginners Workshop to enable more people to begin their yogic journey ! I love that the power of yoga is spreading wide and far and I hope that it has the desired effect; to realise how connected we all really are and how love really is the way forward for the human race.

The Connective Couples workshop on November 25th was totally beautiful - a joy to teach and witness and it got such positive feedback, that I look forward to the next one, especially in time for Valentines Week - save the date - 17th February 2017.


I will be in touch in the next week or so with a copy of my newsletter and offerings of the exciting next chapter of this, my dream job :)


I hope Christmas helps you to reconnect with the most important things of all ;

Love, Peace and Unification


Namaste

Mel

x

By mellowburnyoga, Oct 26 2016 09:19PM

Ok so can someone tell me who took 2016? I mean seriously? Nearly November!? The world whizzes by and the wise words of my 98 year old granny ring true; the older you get, the faster it goes!


So Mellowburn... Since I last wrote there have been servings of Om Yoga Magazine October edition, Lululemon Athletica Guest Teacher, Guildford Highstreet Aveda Promo class and a brand new timetable including a regular vinyasa flow class at the wonderful Cafe Mila in Godalming and the joyful Akram Hot Yoga Studio in Woking... I have two exciting workshops coming up; Connective Couples and Complete Beginners in January... There are literally classes of all kinds coming out of my brain and my mouth onto the mat, themes from 'Acceptance' to the 'Twists and the SI joint' to 'Stress Reduction Endocrine Focus Restorative', 'Core Flow' ....

There also a new up and coming Seated Yoga class coming up as from next week.... The creative juices are joyfully flowing and I love it...A fulfilling timetable allows me to truly spread the net of yoga joy fast and far and my encounters with the loveliest of humans really is what keeps me buoyant in this flaky yoga world. There have been a few powerful moments lately witnessing people being so able to connect into themselves they've been able to really release onto their mats and express emotion that has been pent up within them and finally comes tumbling out in a positive release. I like that; its powerful and wonderful and humbling as a teacher.


It's true that yoga seems to attract a particular type of person; the ones that want inner peace are usually seeking a nice community from which to enjoy that, those that want to improve their health show compassion for themselves (Karuna) and their wish to feel better shines a light on their wish to make others feel better too. Yoga resonates with so many because it simply tunes you into the inner part of you that is perfect and whole. That untouched, pure part of you that resonates good and reminds us of who we really are. When you connect into that a lot, just by stopping, by breathing, by noticing, you can't help but want more of that and ultimately want to be a better version of yourself.


Autumn often brings about time for reflection and to be honest theres been a lot of that - I notice some folks craving the more advanced asanas (poses) and making their practice all about that; people believing thats what yoga is; makes me think how can I illuminate the other side to yoga? I'm not talking about suddenly studying the hindu scriptures here; but I am talking about the philosophy that underlines why we practice. Finding our truth; understanding our purpose; finding contentment through acceptance - this is what yoga in the west means... and building confidence to know that and to remain clear in that message, in a world where there are so many distractions. There are many ways of bringing the beauty of yogic philosophy in a practical sense to our yoga mats, in the hope that it reflects back into our normal every day worlds.


So yes, a bit of a philosophical one from me this blog and as always another learning journey... its a wonderful ride :)


See you matside Yogis

By mellowburnyoga, Sep 27 2016 10:01PM

I am delighted to share with you that I was lucky enough to appear in this months Om Yoga Magazine in the My Secret Place monthly feature... My wonderful photographer and friend Elizabeth Boyle took the shot whilst visiting the amazing Lordington Lavender field in Chichester.

Feel very blessed to have achieved such a fantastic goal and currently thinking about framing it!

I got to combine my great loves; nature and yoga and what a reward!


#blessed :)

Mellowburn Om Yoga Magazine Feature
Mellowburn Om Yoga Magazine Feature

By mellowburnyoga, Sep 26 2016 11:07AM

Join my NEW weekly class at the beautiful studio above Cafe Mila, Godalming!


Feel invigorated and inspired in this uplifting and accessible vinyasa flow class.


Finding the fire and determination within, as we seek out the balance between effort and surrender, awareness and inner peace, strength and flexibility. Lots of direction and pointers given whilst in the pose to help you to improve and understand your practice.


A typical class will start with a steady and gradual warm up, followed by a fluid and creative flow of transitions between poses that focus on increasing your strength and flexibility. Once the fire has been stoked, we move playfully forward into trying arm balances, inversions and uplifting heart-openers, finishing off by a descent back down into some deep stretching and meditation in delicious and most welcome savasana.


Yoga Mila class pass or £14 drop-in

To book in, click here!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=172851





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