It's 36 degrees today (in case you didn't already know ).
If you haven't already, please be sure to fill up all your bird baths and put out some ice water for your dear fur babies.
Some (not all, some) of our class teachers will start using the air-conditioning in the studios (and we are getting the aircon fixed at the Penrith studio this Wednesday, yay!).
Moving and grooving in class with some natural heat is wonderful for heart health, stress management, or if you are keen on feeling that little bit extra limber.
In a Vinyasa class we are always working to create heat in the body, it might just mean we will get there a lil faster some days as we head into the Australian summer.
In other news at Nin Yoga, we have two FREE classes this weekend at our studios.
On Saturday, one of our recent teacher training graduates will be teaching her class to our community (hopefully that includes you!).
For starters, I just wanted to say a big old thank you to everyone who reached out after last week's newsletter.
Before sending, I was literally thinking "This thing makes no sense but my gut is telling me to hit send so here it goes".
It's been quite the learning curve showing up here every single week. Other than figuring out what to write about every 7 days (I'm coming to realise there is always lots to talk about!), can we also be that consistent? And what does consistency look like as we serve this community?
As someone who has a couple of real-life human babies at home, hanging out in the studio each weeknight like I used to is no longer sustainable.
This has bothered me for quite some time. I felt like an imposter because I couldn't show up on the teacher's mat like I used to.
After a short-lived emo moment about it, because 1) the teachers we do have rock and we are so lucky to have them, and 2)...
As I write this (on Monday), I'm sitting at my computer desk at home, coflo to the side, ready to type.
I usually have the baby for the whole day, so the writing happens while sitting at the reception at the St Mary's studio in the evening, but baby daddy is home and he has strapped her to his body and taken her for a walk.
Sunday was a big day for us. Well for me and the little ones. I took them both with me to a Teachers Circle and Art Class at the Penrith Studio (hosted by our in-house art teaching superstar Karen Gruber of course).
I had the chance only to spectate the watercolors moving along the paper (thanks over tired baby!), but little Miss 4 years old was happy to take a seat and get amongst it with the other teachers and past graduates of previous Yoga Teacher Trainings.
We also met in circle, hosted by another one of our teachers and graduates, Mihaela Zotta, to do a check-in with how...
Welcome to August!
The first thing that came to my head?
A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month NO RETURNS!
Can you believe that this is still winter? I got a suntan over the weekend in my backyard. Shell pool out and Miss 4 years old had her bath out in the sun.
Amongst the pool parties however, we have been busy beavers with a handful of changes at the studios the last week. If you are curious about our updates, here are some below...
Website: We have merged our main website to be on the same platform as our online platform (there are still some glitches to fix but it's mostly done!). This means easier access to all the Nin Yoga things, as well as an opportunity for us to create more online courses. We just offered a Free Vinyasa Krama course, we will also start creating a 4-week online beginner yoga course soon, and our Yoga Teacher Training will have a bunch of resources to reference on there too.
Timetables: We also merged...