CONTAGION ‘MITIGATION’ PLAN

****scroll down to see 26/8/21 ‘Stage 7’ update**** We are so happy and excited to be able to WELCOME YOU BACK to our little Yoga school.  To help you feel …

You are the driver…

Dear Practitioners Having received a parking ticket at Langford Friday evening for forgetting to display ‘time arrived’ (ouch!) it got me thinking on the whole parking and driving to Yoga …

getting back to that sacred space

Excitement is starting to build… We will be starting back with our FULL SCHEDULE ~ YES! Bikram Yoga EVERYDAY! Sometimes TWICE! Because Bikram practitioners deserve to be able to practice …

Designed BY Universe, Shaped BY Life

BY nature we are asymmetrical beings; parts of our anatomy are asymmetrical (e.g. contents of torso). Some muscles are highly active whilst others have been inhibited; a loop effect creates …

Driving-Tips-4-Us-Yogis

WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL if you’d factor this IN When you are next PLANNING your TRIP TO YM So you actually make it to CLASS ON TIME ‘Driving-Tips’ is so …

THE THREE GUNAS

Some very depressing things have happened in the Yoga world over the years including abuse of power and abuse of students; devastating blows to the sanctity of the teacher/student relationship; …

~ WE ARE GLAD & GRATEFUL~

THANK YOU to ALL who have kept us company this year.  Our longer term practitioners hold glad space in our hearts but more have joined that space this year than …

Method in the Madness!

This post might help you when explaining to friends/family how a Bikram Yoga class works 🙂 A Bikram Yoga class is not the place for deep meaningful explanations about all …

~ FEEL V. FORCE ~

After 2 posts about ‘seeing’ your Yoga I thought I better ‘Yin’ it out with a couple of ‘FEELING’ your Yoga post :). Its all about balance 🙂 : Sometimes …

~ MIRROR MIRROR ~

Do you obey what your eyes show you or do you feel your Yoga? Some might say feeling your Yoga is King but as a beginner the reality can be …

~ YOGA and the MATTERS of ETIQUETTE

This is another tricky but necessary post to write because some of the issues highlighted are completely avoidable if one preps for first class by reading the information on the …

Mad Mat Matters I

We have recently put an order in for all new studio mats. We are always excited when we get new mats; it always feels so fresh. By end of this …

Never Be Afraid of the BackwardBends !

~BACK PAIN CONSIDERATIONS for your Bikram Yoga practice~ DIAGNOSIS: Firstly, the instructors at YM are Yoga instructors and are not qualified to assess your pain. If pain is severe or …

Bone Matters

We work on the 26/2 diligently, a group of people in our unique bodies. We regulars know it is clearly not one size fits all. In this post I am …

Oh What to Wear to Yoga!

mmm I am sure many thousands of hours have been spent contemplating this one around the globe 🙂 For Bikram Yoga keep it simple; less is more. MODESTY PREVAILING of course! …

Strange Doctor

“YOU HAVE A VERY STRONG OPINION FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.”  A little man in a sharp suit walked into my reception at 5.40 …

The Tenets That Distinguish Bikram Yoga

THE TENETS THAT DISTINGUISH BIKRAM YOGA: The Bikram method’s unique features are: >Bikram Certified teachers only >26 postures TWICE >Unique sequencing of asana >many postures and techniques unique to the …

How to approach your practice…

The sequence performed as a ‘whole’ is what maximises benefits. Practicing the sequence nourishes and invigorates the entire body and mind as well as enabling one to access their own …

Studio Hygiene

{This article first posted January 2012; We have become even more efficient over the years and Revised this March 2020} Hello. From time to time people have asked WHO IS …

WAIVER

PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE COPY TEXT AND PASTE THIS TO A SHEET so you can print, sign and return this page to Yoga Matters (“YM”) CONSIDER your personal history of medical …