#Yoga For Nepal

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As many of you will know, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is happening on 30-31st May in our beautiful city. The festival comprises 7 different races over 2 days with around 30,000 people taking part.

A lot of our students are participating in these races and we decided that in honour of our lovely students, we would like to give it a whirl and get involved in the action!

So you’ll be delighted to know that Allison and Heini are training  for….. a 5k Power Walk! (mini fist-pump!) John is also going to run the 10k, so we’re covering a lot of bases!

We have started our training for this tough challenge and we’d love it if any of you wanted to join us on Saturday 30th May.

We will be powering through these challenges and then heading to the studio for our Saturday 1.15pm Hot Vinyasa & Yoga Mixed class. To make the day even more special we are going to donate all of the proceeds from the class to the Nepal Earthquake disaster appeal, so come along to class to help support this worthy appeal. We will also set up a Just Giving page in case anyone who can’t make the class would also like to donate.

Please let us know if you’ve signed up for one of these races and feel free to join us either at the race, or afterwards at our class at Gathering Essence studio! Any hints or tips on training or power walking will also be gratefully received :-)

Best of luck to everyone participating in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival!

Allison, Heini & John

#yogafornepal

Final Monday Evening Special Class 18th May 6pm

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The final class in our series of Monday Evening Specials is on Monday 18th May 6-7.30pm at Gathering Essence studio.  This Hot Yang & Yin class will start with a dynamic vinyasa flow building up to a peak pose and we will then slow back down again for the last 30 minutes and focus on some deep Yin stretches to gently stress the joints and release tensions in the body.

This class will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and energised, and we hope you’ll come and join us!

Suitable for all levels (we will include modifications for poses so that each student can find their own maximum stretch).

Pricing:  £15 drop in or £5 plus a class pass (*FREE with a monthly unlimited pass)

We hope to see you there!

Monday Evening Special Classes!

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We have 2 weeks of special Monday evening classes coming up!

Monday 11th May – 90 minute Hot Yin class, a slow paced sequence of deep stretches where we relax the muscles and gently stretch the deep and connective tissues.  This class will allow built up tensions to be released from the body leaving you feeling deeply relaxed

Monday 18th May – 90 minute Hot Yang & Yin, this class starts with a dynamic flow of poses building up to a peak pose where we’ll introduce some inversions or arm balance poses, followed by 30 minutes of slow yin poses to leave you feeling wonderfully relaxed

Both of these classes are held at Gathering Essence studio in the New Town, close to the York Place tram stop.

Cost is £15 drop in or £5 plus a class pass (*these classes are included in monthly unlimited passes)

We hope to see you there!

Special Events in April & May!

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Don’t forget about all the exciting extra events we have coming up over the next few weeks!

**Deepening Your Practice Workshop** Saturday 25th April 2.30-5pm with Heini and Allison. This is a small group session where you can learn more about the purpose and benefits of our core Hot Yoga and Vinyasa poses, and look at correct alignment and technique to safely deepen your own practice. There will be plenty of time for individual adjustments and tips to take your own practice further. We will cover different poses to our first Workshop, and also re-visit some key poses to help students deepen their practice even further. Maximum 15 students, the cost is £25, pre-payment is required to book your place. You can pay online, in cash at the studio or by bank transfer.

**Monday Night Special Classes** starting 27th April and running for 4 weeks, we are holding some special 90 minute classes from 6 – 7.30pm.
27th April Hot Yin
4th May Hot Yang & Yin
11th May Hot Yin
18th May Hot Yang & Yin

The cost for the 90 minute Monday evening classes is £15 drop in, or £5 plus a class pass (these classes are included in Monthly Unlimited memberships)

NEW Tuesday Evening Schedule!

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We are excited to let you know that starting tonight we have an earlier schedule for our Tuesday evening classes!  Located at the peaceful OMH Therapies studio in the West End (1a Randolph Crescent, EH1 7TH), we will be running Hot Yoga at 6.15pm and Hot Vinyasa at 7.30pm.

Click on the link below to pre-book your place, we look forward to seeing you there!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=183867

Hot Yoga Edinburgh & Edinburgh University Sports Union Collaboration!

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Hot Yoga Edinburgh have teamed up with Edinburgh University Sports Union to offer an exciting series of 5 Hot Yoga Edinburgh EDex events coming up throughout the next 2 months, perfect to take your mind of exam and dissertation stresses. To check out dates and sign up follow the link:

https://www.regonline.co.uk/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1697650

If you’d like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Tuesday evening classes at OMH Therapies in the West End

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We are all set to welcome you along to our Tuesday evening classes in Edinburgh’s West End!  We are running 2 classes each Tuesday evening at OMH Therapies boutique spa, 1a Randolph Crescent.  Just a few minutes walk from Princes Street in the west end, this calm and peaceful studio is a little refuge for our mid-week classes!

7.30pm Hot Vinyasa

8.45pm Hot Yoga

We feel so very lucky to have two such beautiful venues for our classes, why don’t you come along for a mid-week workout, we would love to see you there!

Tuesday Evening Hot Yoga Classes in the West End!

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Two Hot Yoga Classes a few minutes walk from Princes Street in the West End!

Situated in the beautiful yoga studio at OMH Therapies boutique spa, 1a Randolph Crescent, our Tuesday evening schedule is perfect for anyone looking for a doze of Hot Yoga action midweek!

7.30pm Hot Vinyasa

8.45pm Hot Yoga

You can book your place by clicking the link https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=183867

Our check out our Facebook page for up to date schedule and announcements!  http://www.facebook.com/hotyogaedinburgh

We hope to see you there!

Free Hot Yoga class for Mighty Deerstalker Participants!

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This weekend is The Mighty Deerstalker Rat Race, a 5k or 10k race in Peebleshire. These races are completed in some of the toughest conditions you can imagine, taking up to 4 hours to finish, even running in pitch darkness, competitors have to wade through icy water, scale scree slopes and scramble through mud trenches. Many participants also raise money for worthy causes and without a doubt, they all work really hard to complete the course!

Here at Hot Yoga Edinburgh we wanted to help them ease their tired and stiff muscles after the race and so we’d like to offer a free class pass to any Deerstalker participants who would like to come along to one of our classes during March! Just bring along proof of entry to the Deerstalker Rat Race 14th March 2015 to enjoy a free 60 minute Hot Yoga / Hot Yin or Hot Vinyasa class!

We wish everyone a wonderful Deerstalker weekend and hope to see you at class soon! Best of luck!