28th April, 2020
A month has passed since we last sent you an email. How are you adapting to this this new situation? We still miss you!
To keep all of us going, we have collected a few more resources for you. As ever, if you want or need anything in particular, please keep in touch. We are still here for you. We are not going anywhere!
The RBM team xxx
Free online self-practice with us
To stay connected, we have been meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45 on Zoom. We must say that, although it is not the same, it is much better than it might sound! Seeing each other (12/13 a session) has been joyous, strengthening and helps to keep us all happy! The power of the community! Each person practices something different: yoga or breathing bones, meditation, stretching … The idea is to be together and, if you have time, to stay for a cuppa, for a catch up, for questions and chat afterwards, around 9.30am. This is what Rosina used to call coffeeasana! If you want to join us, please email us back and we will send you the link. We can also send you yoga cheat sheets (to remind you of the Primary Series sequence).
Maureen‘s led yoga classes, in the mornings and evenings are going very well and are a total joy. If you want to join any of these sessions please email us back and we will send you the details.
A few of us are also joining Kia in Paris in the mornings, for led ashtanga, pranayama and philosophy. Her online shala opens on Monday 27 April and it is very accessible. What an opportunity to work with her from your living room! You can sign up here.
Judi, from Merchant City Yoga, has also been running a full led primary online on Sundays and a half primary of Tuesdays. You can access these classes for free or through donation.
Laura has been offering 1-1 pranayama (breath work) sessions on Zoom or any other form of video technology that is suitable. This practice strengthens the respiratory system, boosts the immune system and calms the nervous system. Email us back to get more details.
Laura’s philosophy teacher James Boag is doing online classes. The May programme will focus on the Yoga Sutras chapter 2, the practical chapter. If you ever wanted to find out what is yoga and how to do it, this is your chance! There are no pre-requisited (you don’t need to have read chapter 1) or requirements. James will tell you all you need to know. You can book through Merchant City Yoga or you can email us. If you cannot attend, his youtube channel linked above has very good videos to get you started on yoga philosophy.
A few people got the last book recommendation we shared and we hope it was useful! We are finding it the perfect time to go deeper into what yoga really is.
This month’s recommendation is Stephen Cope’s Yoga and the Quest for the True Self.
The blurb at the back says: ‘Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world‘. Isn’t this perfect to address the challenges of our new life connected, but unable to share as before?