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 Help Refugees UK.
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Discovering Deeper Depths
London N1 2SA
As the seasons change and we welcome in the cosier months of the year it’s the perfect time to make space for some much needed post-summer self-care. Late Night Lock Ins are an alternative & healthy night out, we invite you to stay in with us for an evening of nurturing Yoga, a Therapeutic Workshop to help you learn the tools & techniques to discover deeper depths in your body, mind & spirit before we settle under our blankets and close our evening with a Healing Gong Bath. Good Karma included in each ticket purchase as 15% of all proceeds will go to Choose Love #helprefugees
Enriching Kombucha will be provided by our friends at Boo Chi, you are welcome to bring additional snacks, eye masks or cosy layers & please remember a notebook and pen for the workshop.
YIN YOGA with Liz Joy Oakley @lizjoyoakley
We will open the evening with a grounding Yin Yoga practise led by our Head of Vibes & Wellbeing Coach, Liz. Yin Yoga can be a very meditative and healing practise, allowing you to work into deeper areas where you may be storing tension, trauma or stress. Yin can help you to connect to these feelings, to open and to let go of anything you need to emotionally, mentally and physically release. Liz will mindfully guide you through the class whilst weaving in breathing & mindfulness techniques to help you soften deeply into each pose and stay present. This style of yoga is suitable for all levels and we will use bolsters, blocks and blankets throughout the practise to help support the body and calm the mind helping you to discover a place of deep relaxation.
PSYCHOLOGY BASED WORKSHOP with Steph Minchin, The Yoga Psychologist @theyogapsychologist
The art of reflection. An invitation to delve a little deeper below the surface, to pause and process our own sense of being amongst the haste of daily urban city life. Steph Minchin will lead the reflective mind-mapping workshop, uniting concepts from eastern yogic philosophy and western modern psychology to encourage individual contemplation of our own thoughts, feelings, values and behaviours. The workshop is complimented with a meditation exercise for clarity of mind and to promote a sense of grounding and soothing.
GONG BATH with Welford Wellbeing @welfordwellbeing
Let’s be real, meditation can be difficult. We all want to discover deeper depths of peace and understanding but getting the mind to behave can be a bit tricky. We live busy lives. Often distracted by all sorts of things. Work. Family Love (or lack thereof). Keeping a roof over your head. Dating. Comparison, scrolling, Netflix, fears, worries, shopping lists… wants, needs, wants, distractions, worries… well you get the point. It’s enough to give anyone anxiety just trying to keep up!
If only there was a shortcut to discovering deeper depths of self…. Well, there is … gong meditation! Using sound vibration and frequency Rachael will help you bring a deeper awareness and understanding of self. Sound has been used for thousands of years for therapeutic purposes. As you bathe in the deep vibrations of the gong, all the cells in the body begin to resonate activating the bodies relaxation response, slowing your heart rate and entraining the brain to theta brain wave frequencies, the flow state. The gong is an excellent teacher often guiding you to see things which are ready to be healed. Taking you to the depths of your soul, out of your body and back again. Let the sound be your guide, your teacher and your soul soothing friend.
Previous 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.”