MoreYoga Late Night Lock Ins are an alternative to a usual night out, an opportunity to spend your Friday or Saturday evening doing something that enriches rather than depletes your system. Every Lock In is inspired by the MoreYoga ethos that we need to look after our health holistically ~ Mind, Body & Spirit and each event will combine Yoga, a Workshop focused on mental well-being and Meditation. This series is part of our Karma Commitment to giving back with a minimum of 15% of proceeds going to our Charity of the Year SkyWay.
OUR KARMA COLLECTION EVENTS DONATE A MINIMUM OF 15% OF ALL PROCEEDS TO SKYWAY – OUR CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Flow, Reflect & Rest
15 Marshall St, Soho
London W1F 7EL
£25 with 15% to SkyWay Charity
To celebrate the Festive Season – where did it sneak up from?! – we’re planning an extra special Xmas Lock In to reflect on the past year and set positive intentions to take into the Winter Equinox & Xmas. Join us at our beautiful, cosy new Soho studio for an afternoon of Festive Flow to Restore Yoga, a therapeutic Reflection based workshop & soothing Sound Bath.
Surprise Festive treats will be provided by the MoreYoga elves but you may wish to bring additional snacks, an eye mask, blankets or layers and a notebook & pen for the workshop. We shall imbibe magical kombucha thanks to our amazing friends at Boo-Chi Kombucha. Good Karma included in each ticket purchase as 15% of all proceeds will go to Skyway – our charity of the year!
Boo Chi Kombucha is a live, organic, unpasteurised, delicious sparkling drink, known as the “elixir of life” it’s packed full of naturally occurring active ingredients including probiotics, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and organic acids. After trying Boo-Chi you’ll find you have more energy, you feel lighter and brighter and overall more balanced in your body and mind.
FESTIVE FLOW YOGA with Liz Joy Oakley
We will open our afternoon with an energising & fun Festive Flow yoga practice where you will be guided through poses, alignment and breathe-work to mindfully open the body and help to still the mind. All levels are welcome and Liz will offer options to make this the perfect practise for new & seasoned Yogi’s so you can dial it up or down as you wish. We will end with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation to close our Yoga practise before getting cosy for the workshop and sound bath.
Liz is our Head of Vibes at MoreYoga and specialises in teaching Yoga to reduce stress & anxiety and is an advocate for looking at health holistically; taking as much care of your physical health as your mental health. Liz will create a safe space where you can connect back to your whole self – body, mind and spirit.
WORKSHOP with Steph Minchin, The Yoga Psychologist
Steph Minchin will share psycho-education about the mind-body connection and invite explorative discussion about mindful living and positive wellbeing. The workshop will then encourage reflection through a creative written mind-mapping exercise, inviting you to personally explore the last year… the special moments, the challenges, what you have learnt and the seeds that have been planted. Reflecting on your year encourages you to discover and evaluate the journey you have experienced across 2017, with a sense of deeper insight and personal connection; highlighting how you have grown, what no longer serves you, and where you want to go. The workshop will be complimented with a guided meditation and breathing exercise to empower emotional resilience and mental clarity for a healthier and happier mind!
SOUND BATH with Rachael Welford, Welford Wellbeing
Do you find it hard to meditate? Maybe you find it hard to switch off and relax? If your mind churns things over and won’t give you peace, this is the sound bath is for you.
Laying down under a blanket, you need not do anything but focus on your breath. The sound will take you on a meditative journey, it’s a bit like a big hug telling your nervous system everything is ok and that you’re safe and can relax. You’re bathed in the sounds (hence the name sound bath) which vibrate through your body; resetting your nervous system (aiding sleep and feelings of being safe), preventing inflammation in the body, inhibiting the stress and pain response, as well as having a positive effect on your heart and respiratory rates.
People often report deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and deeper connections to their intuition as well as peaceful sleep, following a sound bath. Join us and see for yourself!
Recent Lock Ins
PLUS MINUS MAGAZINE | Dr Stephanie Minchin
19th March 2018
Dr Stephanie Minchin is a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, a Trainee Yoga Therapist and a Yoga Teacher with weekly yoga classes in Hackney (@theyogapsychologist)
Meet the yoga studio crew who really do give more!
Stepping into a yoga studio on a Saturday night isn’t my usual vibe… Yet swapping dance floors and beats for candles and stretching for the launch of More Yoga’s Late Night Lock Ins was a wonderful experience.
The studio was a cosey haven, with candles and blankets and a gift bag for each yogi. Liz greeted us all with smiles and hugs, her shiney spirit sharing a sense of happiness and fun. Liz led us through a beautiful yoga flow, gentle movements and breath work, ending with restorative poses to nurture the body.
Many of us are used to practicing yoga with music and have a range of yogi-friendly playlists to match the pace of the movements; but listening to live acoustic music whilst flowing on the mat really was something else. Mike’s acoustic guitar was the perfect compliment to the yoga, and Liz and Mike were nicely synced in sound and time with the yoga movements! The dreamy atmosphere created a sense of a community for the workshop, that we were all their together to celebrate ourselves.”