Special offer: Try the Guru Challenge – advanced arm balances – and Win!

Yoga Today are running a competition which gives you a chance to win 1 year unlimited membership to their service, which includes great online yoga videos. And it’s a fun video to get practice your arm balances, if you’re an advanced student.

This week, Adi challenges us to dissolve our egos and surrender deeper into the beautifully intense world of arm balances. Join her as she shows us how to stand on our own two hands in an advanced, 45 minute Ashtanga practice that culminates in the stunning firefly posture.

How to enter?

1. Take the Guru Challenge Class of the week http://yogatoday.com/videos/953126080
2. Post a comment under the video on our website
3. Post a comment on our Facebook page about what pose(s) you often find challenging (mentally or physically) and why
4. Your name will be entered to win a free membership


Practice: Glow Yoga

Glow Yoga is practised at Good Vibes Centres in  Covent Garden.

It is practised in a warm room, heated to a comfortable temperature which allows your body to safely open and relax.

The Glow Yoga teaching is founded on strong anatomical principles, we are the first studio in Europe to use Infra red heat which reduces muscle stiffness and helps weight loss. The SAD studio ambient lighting gives you all the benefits of a sunny day.  The beautiful studio is an oasis in Covent Garden.

To Book please call 020 7 240 6111 or email  reception@goodvibesfitness.co.uk

New to Yoga?  Start with a Foundation Open class, you will learn the basics , workshop featured poses and put it all together at the end in a flow

Glow Yoga Bliss a delicious restorative class that is supported by the floor with holds to open, release, recharge. This is suitable for everyone.

If you know the yoga poses, these classes will offer you a challenge:

  • Glow Yoga Flow: 60 minutes of fluid movement to wake you up and gently bring you to a place where you are ready for the day ahead.
  • Deep Flow: enjoy an indulgent 75/90 minutes where you work through a themed Flow sequence and enjoy the juicy holds in the floor section.
  • Flow to Go: a 45 minute class that will take you through a challenging flow to wring out the morning and then ground you to go back to the office with rosy cheeks.
  • Core Flow: available in 45/60 minute classes, if your middle is a riddle this class wil tone and one you
  • Glow Pilates: available in 45 minutes, floor work to lengthen, tone and strengthen on the mat

Special Offer: If you love it – and we know you will, we have a £20 for 10 consecutive days offer

Come and have a facial or a treatment at OSKIA boutique spa at Good Vibes, the luxurious nutritional skincare brand.

OSKIA has received 7 awards and numerous nominations for its nutrient-packed natural range, including multiple industry and consumer awards for its cult radiance-boosting Renaissance Mask.

The Boutique Spa builds on OSKIA’s product expertise and offers a range of stunning facials, as well as body treatments and grooming essentials.


Special Offer: “Holistic Practitioners – Workshops 2nd and 9th October”


2 Hour Marketing 101 Workshop for Holistic Practitioners – Free/Donation based

2 hour Free/Donation based workshop 2nd October @ HUB Islington 11am – 1pm

The workshops will be specifically useful to new and existing holistic practitioners, therapists etc & ethical and vitality related businesses who are in need of a little bit of help with their marketing strategies, techniques, communication and branding. So if you’re on the list below you may want to come along.

Therapist Life-Coach Massage Therapist or Body-worker Naturopath Nutritionist Herbalist Reiki/Energy Healer etc. Meditation Teacher Acupuncturist Chiropractor Breathworker Natural Childbirth Support Hypnotherapist NLP Practitioner Wellness Coach Fitness Instructor or Coach Pilates Instructor EFT Practitioner Shamanic Practitioner Yoga Teacher Movement/Dance Facilitator Ethical/vitality related small biz

We also have a 1 day intensive paid workshop the following Sunday 9th October. Details here: http://bit.ly/HippieDayWorkshop

Special Offers: “Classes – £3 class at Life Centre Islington”

“This month at Islington, make sure you drop-in to be one of the first taught by London’s future finest – every Thursday at 18:00 at the Teacher Trainee Yoga Level 1-2 class. For only £3, allow this addition to our schedule to give both you and your teacher a reason to say thank you”.


The Life Centre Islington

1 Britannia Row,

London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

Special Offer: “4 yoga sessions for £29, Egoist Body Studios in Fitzrovia”

Egoist body works

Saving you over 50% on four yoga sessions, you need to hurry to catch this deal which ends today on Living Social. We haven’t tried out the space yet so anyone who enjoys the deal, do let us know what you think. Its great to see a yoga centre so central and it certainly sounds alluring:

Egoist’s gorgeous studio — housed in a Georgian townhouse, and complete with chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrors — has had glowing reviews from the press, and is located in Fitzroy Square, one of London’s most beautiful areas. Choose from a range of classes, including: power yoga, vinyasa yoga, classical pilates, and pilates dance fusion. Hush — do you hear that? That’s the sound of your body and mind saying, “Thank you,” in perfect harmony.

Get the deal!


Special Offer: Classes – “Amazing Offer from Jivamukti London”

Unlimited yoga for £108!

Jivamukti Yoga, one of the leading centres of traditional yet active yoga in London is giving you a great deal on yoga for April – only £108 for unlimited classes for the month. You can really make the most of those long weekends in London and fill your days with back bends, heart openers and glorious salutations to the sun (yes, the SUN!)

Offer only available until tomorrow (Thursday 7th April) so take the plunge and book now even (or especially) if you’ve never tried yoga before.

Call Jivamukti London or book online

Events: Retreat – “Italy with Destination Yoga”


Santa Maria Del Sole is a perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. There are 5 weeks available here during summer 2011, with 5 outstanding teachers.


All inclusive prices from £950 per person for 7 nights. But SAVE £100 on shared rates or £200 on single occupancy if you book before 21 April.


Santa Maria del Sole (Puglia, Italy) in July or August.

To access website, click here

Events: Various – “Light Centre in Belgravia”


Here are some fun April events to look forward to at the Light Centre!


Light Centre, 9 Eccleston St, London, London SW1W 9LX


0207 881 0728.

New Later Time for Tuesday Relaxation Class

Serap and Marie-Shirley’s Tuesday evening relaxation class now starts at 5.45pm and lasts for 1 hour. This should make it easier for people to get to the class after work. Their Tuesday lunchtime relaxation class is still at 1.15pm and the Friday evening class remains at 5.30pm. Those who enjoy these classes might also want to recheck the relaxation page for newly added information about the Brain Wave Vibration techniques that are included in the classes.

Half Price Acupuncture Offer

New Acupuncturist, Bella Yagi is offering 50% off all treatments in April. To book call Bella on 07735 423299 or email bella.yagi@eighttreesacupuncture.co.uk.

Sustainability Projects

Want to make the world a better place?” The Light Centre has embarked on a series of environmental and social transformation projects. Our first event on 2nd April was a big success. To find out more and stay informed read our policy statement here and register for events and updates.

The Art of Ancient Yoga in a Contemporary Lifestyle

Indra Singh is running workshops on Saturday 2nd & 30th April 2.30 -3.30pm, 14th & 28th May and 11th & 25th June. During these sessions, Indra will combine her knowledge and versatility exploring the various aspects of traditional Yoga with Kundalini Yoga. £13 per class or pay for 5 and receive the 6th class free. To book call 07779 621312 or visit www.indrasihghyoga.com


Saturday 16th April 2.30 -5.30pm Acroyga Fundamentals – Open to all levels. Combines elements from Yoga , Acrobatics & Thai Massage. £25 or £20 for concessions. Book online at www.acroyoga.org

Teacher Review: Elisa Williams – “Yoga and Pilates Tuition in West London”



British Wheel of Yoga accredited instructor Elisa Williams is based in West London with over 20 years of yoga and pilates experience.



Elisa teaches private clients, public classes and classes in secondary schools and companies mainly around Kensington, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Fulham and Shepherds Bush. Yoga holidays and yoga retreats overseas and in the UK.

The style of yoga incorporates dynamic vinyasa flow with movement on the breath combined with long held poses to help cultivate strength and inner stillness.

Elisa’s aim is to give all her students the confidence, knowledge and inner awareness to develop their own yoga practice.

Check out a one day yoga walking experience organised by Elisa here.


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