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.
OUR KARMA COLLECTION EVENTS DONATE A MINIMUM OF 15% OF ALL PROCEEDS TO
HELP REFUGEES #ChooseLove – OUR CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Bind, Breathe & Bliss
Dalston Lane E8 1FA
This August our focus at MoreYoga is Bliss and what more blissful way to spend an evening than at a Late Night Lock in?! We believe that Yoga isn’t just about the shapes you can create with your body through the Asanas, it’s a holistic way of working towards better health in all areas; Mental, Physical and Spiritual. London life can be non stop and overwhelming sometimes and we invite you to practise more self-care by spending your Friday night out, in our beautiful new Hackney studio with us, welcoming you back to Samadhi, the practise of oneness and of human awareness becoming one with cosmic consciousness. Join us for an evening of nurturing Bhakti Yoga, a Therapeutic Workshop and a deep, healing Gong Meditation to leave you feeling blissful and ready for bed! Good Karma also included in each ticket purchase as 15% of all proceeds will go to Choose Love, our charity of the year.
Bhakti Yoga with Liz Joy Oakley, Teacher and Wellbeing Coach
Bhakti yoga is often described as “union through love and devotion” and is a path to self-realisation and bliss. During this nourishing Flow to Restore class we will practise in Bhakti yoga, devoting our energy and cultivating unconditional spiritual love both outwards and inwards. Karma is an energetic currency & in this workshop and we will focus on sending out good karma into the world. Through the combination of Asana, Breathwork and Mindfulness Liz will work to evoke Joy and Bliss throughout your practise and hopes to leave you feeling re-energised, refreshed and restored.
Liz will open the class with a fun & invigorating Flow sequence where you can challenge yourself, let go of your inhibitions & go deeper with your yoga practise. We will then slow things down taking you into a calming Restorative sequence to soothe your body & mind, closing the practise with a guided Bhakti meditation. This style of Yoga is suitable for all levels, from experienced Yogi’s to total beginners – all are welcome, please come with an open heart and curious mind.
WORKSHOP with Steph Minchin, The Yoga Psychologist
Integrating knowledge from her background in clinical psychology and yoga therapy, Steph Minchin (@theyogapsychologist) will invite you to reflect upon Samadhi (bliss) and question how you can invite a greater sense of contentment into your life. How do you define your happiness, in what moments do you experience the greatest sense of connection and joy, and how may you invite more free flowing states of bliss into your daily living?
Through discussion about concepts of psychology and yoga philosophy, we will explore how to apply the learning to the multiple contexts of modern living. Steph will guide you through discussion, contemplation and a written mind-mapping exercise to curiously consider your inner state of bliss, promoting a healthier sense of balance for your mind, body and soul.
Blissed out sound bath with Rachael of Welford Wellbeing
Let’s be real, meditation can be difficult. We all want a little more peace 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 an easy way to get the benefits of meditation without the hard work of meditation…Well, there is … gong meditation! Using sound vibration and frequency Rachael will help you bring a blissed out silence to your mind.
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 and entraining the brain to theta brain wave frequencies, the bliss state. People often report deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and deeper connections to their intuition.
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.”