October Newsletter

Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.

Carrie Anne Moss

  

Dear Ashtangis,

The autumn is definitely here and I’m enjoying it not only because of the beautiful golden leaves, but also because it’s the time of the year when all the “seasonal” yogis find their way back to their yoga mats ;-) It’s the self-care time of the year, when the idea of moving our bodies in a cosy candle-lit yoga studio seems much more attractive. Use this motivation to deepen your practice and to find a healthy routine that will keep you going throughout the Winter. Often what comes to our minds when we hear “self-care” is a warm bath, sleeping in and taking care of our external. And although it is important to have some restful time, in yoga we have this idea of taking care of ourselves through regular practice and healthy effort. The feeling of internal peace that comes from showing up on your yoga mat will last much longer than the relaxation after an evening on a sofa. Try to find a balance between activity and rest, between self-indulgence and self-discipline. Your body will very soon show you how grateful it is :-)

And here you can find an update about the next couple of weeks: 

  • We start November with out monthly Full Primary Series led class on November 6th. If you are comfortable with the pace of the Ashtanga Led class II, you’re ready to try the full sequence. Although this class is rather intensive, we always conclude it with half an hour of breathing exercises, leaving you relaxed and centred. –> sign up (click and scroll down)
  • The next event will be an Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga workshop on November 18th. It’s a workshop that covers all the essential information for new students and it will be the last time I’m teaching it this year, so don’t miss it! –> sign up
  • Another workshop I will teach next month will be about opening the hips. Our modern lifestyle doesn’t help us keep the hips mobile and tight hips will not only prevent you from doing all kinds of yoga poses, but might manifest as back and knee pain. We will go through all different movements of the hips and you will learn exercises that you can later include in your regular practice. Yogis of all levels are welcome, including those with no experience with Ashtanga. –> sign up here
  •  I know a lot of you are waiting to hear more about my yoga retreats in 2023. The dates are already on the website and a third of the places are already pre-booked before I even managed to post the details (!). I promise to share all the info on website and in our WhatsApp group* within the next couple of days and you will hear more about the retreat in Ticino in the next newsletter. 
Love,
Martyna
 

* If you would like to be added to our WhatsApp group to receive updates, practice tips and videos, please email me your phone number.