Free 2015 launch event. Tea, banana bread, yoga & more! by gabriela hayward

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To help kickstart everyone's 2015 goals, moov is holding a free-for-all yoga open day. Come and join us on Sunday 1st February @ 10am in our home studio in Peckham for a special 75min class, followed by tea and homemade banana bread (healthyish and very yummy)!

It's an ideal opportunity for anyone thinking of trying out yoga or getting back into it after a break to come along and have a go. There will be plenty of time after the class for lots of questions or to look at any positions you want to work on.

Special 2015 launch discounts on group & private classes will be available!

For more details email gabriela@moovyoga.co.uk

tapas & self-discipline. by gabriela hayward

Not the Spanish tapas that you may be thinking of, although that can be really good too ;) 

In Sanskrit Tapas means: deep meditation, self-discipline, effort to achieve self-realization, sometimes involving solitude. It is derived from the root tap, which, depending on context means "heat" from fire or weather, or blaze, burn, shine, penance, pain, suffering, mortification.

I’m writing this blog as I had a bit of a tapas challenge earlier this week. After a long day and a very cold and wet journey home with Mya I could easily have skipped my evening yoga practice. The idea of dragging myself back out into the miserable weather appealed much less than a hot drink and the sofa. But then the though of TAPAS came to my mind. I summoned my self-discipline and jumped on my bike into Peckham town.

The journey was indeed miserable but.... the minute my feet hit the mat and we began to breath and flow through the warm up, my mind and body filled with energy and positivity. I barely noticed the rain on the way home and arrived feeling completely different to when I left. It seemed odd to even think that I considered not bothering to go!      

As the seasons change it is very easy to find even more reasons to just let go of your yoga practice, but remember the benefits that yoga can bring to your life and to others around you.

When we can offer ourselves respect, we can respect one another. Self-discipline becomes the art of doing for yourself so that you may do for others.

Just to reflect:

What gets you going to the mat? What is the foundation of your self-discipline?

Keep practicing... keep mooving!

 See you on the mats for more yoga in Peckham soon. Namaste.

Gabi x

 

Just bring a brolly and keep mooving!

Just bring a brolly and keep mooving!

making the moov yoga website by gabriela hayward

Beautiful burgess park, home of moov buggy runners!

Beautiful burgess park, home of moov buggy runners!

I've never made a website before but its been great fun this week, out and about taking photos for the site. Some of my favorite Peckham spots and favorite yoga positions. Peckham is such a cool mixture of beatiful parks and urban edge. 

Hope you enjoy the new site and look forwards to seeing you for some yoga soon xx