When you use blue cow yoga for the first time you will receive one whole week of free yoga. In fact anything that’s on the regular schedule, so that’s pilates and mediation as well.
If your brand new or have been practising for years, this is the best way to see what blue cow has to offer you. We think our teachers are amazing and we want you to try them out for yourself.
To sign up either call the studio (0207 7266166), or come on down for a class and we’ll book you in in person. And if your short of time don’t worry, we’ll do the administration after your class!
Thank you to everyone who came to blue cow mondays in August. They will be back in September so keep an eye on the website.
And big thank you to David Sye for two amazing nights of his yogabeats! He sends his regards to all who attended.
And to Rachel Okimo for her Funk The Buddha a big thank you also. For her future events have a look at their Facebook page.
And finally, congratulations to Jennie Ball who has won a one month membership in our blue cow mondays’ prize draw. We look forwrd to seeing you in the studio soon!
Blue cow yoga is excited to announce blue cow mondays.
Monday nights throughout August starting on 6th August, we’ll be inviting a special guest in to offer an evening of exciting yoga intertwined with funky beats - to shake up your Monday.
Starting on Monday 6th August, founder of Funk the Buddha, Rachel Okimo will be teaching a two hour workshop with a live DJ. Feel good and have fun in this heat inducing dynamic flow class and get down (dog) to the funky sounds of the DJ spinning tracks to make us move on the mat.
For more information about Funk the Buddha, visit: www.funkthebuddha.com
Expect a hip holistic workout! And, join us afterwards to refuel over a mocktail or cocktail or two and tell us what you thought.
To sign up, visit the workshop page.
Promising a night of fun yoga flow, functional fashion and our dancing faves, Funk the Buddha, fresh from the clubs and art galleries of Berlin arrives in town, kicking off with a London launch party at Westbourne studios Notting Hill on Saturday the 21st July 2012.
DJ Anna Greenwood from KOKO resident’s Guilty Pleasures, will be spinning tracks to make us move and lululemon athletica, show us how to feel good and look great with an exciting function show. Expect a hip holistic workout to rival your usual saturday night out on the tiles.
Blue Cow students receive 10% off online tickets!
for more info go to http://www.funkthebuddha.com/portfolio-view/summer-celebration/
to buy tickets go to http://www.wegottickets.com/event/176476
Tuesday 10th July will see blue cow yoga hold an open day for those quoting the Square Mile Summer Festival.
For more information about the festival visit www.squaremile.com/festival
There will be a drinks reception with drinks provided by Firefly.
No need to RSVP for guestlist, just turn up on the day or book on-line.
I was chatting with my brother this weekend about yoga who said: “doing yoga is boring enough, without music… impossible.” My bro is into bodybuilding and kickboxing so slowing down to do yoga is quite a chellenge for him. When I taught him a few years ago he was rather restless and when I put him in warrior two he asked: ”What is this doing? Can you put the music back on?” He then got up and pressed play on his I-pod and we did the rest of the session listening to Goldfinger, DMX and Bonnie Tyler.
I can empathize with him. When I first started yoga 5 years ago, I was exactly the same and also found it boring and definitely needed music to make me feel that I was either a) being spiritual or b) to relax me when my incredibly tight body was in agony as it was being stretched and opened up. Like my brother, I would not have been able to get through a yoga session without music. It was a tool to take my mind out of the pain and boredom in the first months when any form of stretching was incredibly painful. It was a good tool to get me into it, but as time went by I started to realize that if I wanted to develop a good, deep, mindful practice it might be better to leave the music aid behind.
Most of the time I find music to be a distraction. It is hard enough to follow breath, get into the body and let go, physically, mentally and emotionally without any distractions let alone having a tune you might start humming along to. I tend to find my most rewarding the practices are the ones with no music, where I can hear and feel the subtle nature of the breath, I can concentrate more fully on the feeling of the body, where it’s tight and where I can let go, and not get distracted by songs that please me (I can after all take time to chill and listen to music another time). I find without music I am encouraged to face the stillness and quiet, and my own body and mind in relation to the stillness, without distraction by the music; which does make the practice often more painful and challenging but ultimately also more rewarding.
However as my Grandmother says: “A little bit of everything doesn’t hurt” and I feel that a combination of practicing with no music for a while and then practicing with it (but using it as a tool to aid your practice and not to distract you) is an excellent way of practicing. I feel that if music is used to get further into your body, or into the spirit of letting go and enjoying yourself, then it can be incredibly effective. I feel it to be a bit like the argument as to whether it’s better to ‘flow’ or ’not to flow’ in practice – probably a good idea to mix it up and see how you are in relation to flowing vs non flowing, practicing in silence vs practicing with well chosen music. In short I feel for myself mixing it up is for me the best way, as it prevents me from getting stuck or two hard headed and keeps me fresh and open with a good balance of seriousness with play, stillness with movement.
City yogis take note: SquareMile Magazine is choosing one lucky winner to receive six months of unlimited yoga at blue cow yoga!! Enter the lottery here. The draw takes place on April 6th at 12:00. Good luck!
We made the London Evening Standard! A big thank you to Jasmine Gardner for joining us for Nora’s Ashtanga class yesterday morning. Read about her experience here: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/health/om-in-the-city-7593982.html
If you missed Fran’s and Mark’s radio interview with BBC London last night, be sure to listen to it here.