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Yes! Yoga Outdoors is back!

“All good things come to those who wait”, is an ancient saying.
Well, we have all had the time to realize what good things we miss and what things we might not need that badly any more ;-).

One of those good things to wait for to hear for me has been those words again that we at least are allowed to start teaching Yoga outdoors again with a group larger than four people. That good thing arrived this week.

We have this gorgeous and huge field at Solid Performance in Cruquius that we have been invited to utilize for the yoga classes, so I am beyond delighted to welcome you all from this coming Sunday and then every Sunday  morning at 9.30 – 11.30.

In case of wet weather we do have access to a spot which is roofed, yet open.

Contact me via email or What’s App if you would like to attend.
cecilia@studiostark.net
06-46157019

All levels of yogis are welcome, we are already a great mix of different levels from beginners to intermediate in the group.

You will need to sign up per class so that I can make sure we don’t override the allowed amount of participants and can all keep safe distance. You also need to bring your own yoga mat, meditation pillow or something else to sit on (for instance a few folded blankets or towels), a blanket for the relaxation and meditation, water to hydrate, plus  make sure to wear layers as the temperatures change and we also change from movement to stillness a few times during the class.

Warm, warm welcome dear Yogis!

Love, hugs and sparkles,
Cecilia

Vegan & Paleo “yoghurt”, breakfast recipe

This is hands down the easiest, yummiest, filling and super healthy quick breakfast in the world to make! It takes less than 2 minutes to make!

Vegan and Paleo “yoghurt”💚

Mix:
1 banana 🍌
1 avocado 🥑
Juice from 1 lime

Done!

Serve with nuts, seeds, berries and your favourite morning beverage!

Who said living a healthy life is complicated eh 😉?

Enjoy your day!😘🐺

Merry Everything and Happy Livestreams

We are getting used to these fast changes of moving outdoors a bit more freely to locking down slightly, then moving again, then locking down totally, moving again, not moving….

Or maybe we are not getting used to it ;-)?

Either way, the flow of what we call life has been disrupted, shook up, changed and totally put on its head. All we can do is breathe and ask ourselves what the ancient wisdom teachings are saying, often quoted by many inlcuding one of my teachers Gregg Braden “Is this the best I have to offer in this moment?”

Of course that saying goes for what you have to offer yourself as well as the world around you, as they are both interconnected, intertwined. We are not separate from the world around us, neither is it separate from us.

Which is why we are being effected by what happens around us. But, it also means that what you do and decide to do with your own energy, your own self, your own being, your own energy has a profound effect on the world surrounding you.

Yoga is one practice which supports you in all this.

So the best I have to offer in this moment of the latest hard Lockdown in The Netherlends for myself and to the world is to teach Zoom Livestream Yoga again these coming Sunday mornings below. And you are warm, warm welcome to join.
Everyone joining will recieve a recording so that you can follow the class again. If Sunday morning does not work for you, you can still recieve the recording and practice any time later which works for you.

Sun 21/12
Sun 27/12
Sun 3/1
Sun 10/1
Sun 17/1

9.30 -10.45

Investment:
Some of you already have the 10, 5 or 20 x cards for my regular classes in Cruquius, you can use those for the classes.
Praktijk Deen members can use their Praktijk Deen membership to join.
For everyone else:
EUR 15:- per class or EUR 50:- for all 5.

Just send me an email or a What’s App message on cecilia@studiostark.net or +31646157019 to sign up.
I will send out the Zoom link the evening before and the recording a few hours after the class.

Really looking forward to seeing you!

Love, hugs and sparkles,
Cecilia

Sunday 15/11 Livestream Yoga & New Moon Ceremony

Dearest Yogi’s,

Thank you for connecting and practicing through Zoom Sunday last week ! It was gorgeous to see so many countries connected again !

This Sunday morning 9.30 am CET LiveStream lesson will stay a weekly class until we are allowed to meet live in the studios again.

From then on I will keep teaching a monthly LiveStream class for all of us who internationally connect in these classes and would like to keep connecting as well as keeping a steady home practice. More details on that class will follow.

This coming Sunday – November 15th – we have the New Moon coinciding with our practice. So it just seems natural toinclude a small New Moon ceremony or ritual, one that you can use for yourself every New Moon.
Nothing large or time consuming, it will be woven in to the class.

We will also focus on the postures that have a more “celestial” connection – like the sun salutations, a part of the moon salutations, the balancing postures of Ardha Chandrasana – half moon -, Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – twisted or turned half moon, and more.

Of course any wishes you have are welcome too.

The practice will be recorded for everyone joining – you will receive a link the same day to download the lesson to your own computer so that you can practice again any time you want.

If you cannot join the lesson but would like the recording that is possible too, just let me know!

Warm welcome to join!
Drop me an email on studiostark@icloud.com or send a What’s App message on +31 6 46157019 if you would like to join.

Quite a few of you have cards for the regular Sunday morning lesson/s or the membership from Praktijk Deen, which can be used those to join these classes, including the recording.

For those of you who don’t have a card for the regular Sunday morning lesson/s, you will receive a PayPal link to pay through donation for the class, including the recording.

To keep it fair for those who have a card and are paying per class through their lesson card the recommended donation is EUR 15 – 18:- per class, including the recording.
If you have been hit hard by the corona crisis and EUR 15-18:- as a donation is too large for your financial space right now of course your donation can be smaller. It is more important that you can join the practice than not.

Looking forward to connecting with you Sunday/s!

Love, hugs, sparkles and new moons,
Cecilia

Sunday morning Yoga Livestream

Sunday mornings @ 9.30 am CET

starting this week Sunday, November 8th, Studio Stark is offering a Livestream Yoga lesson of 75 minutes via Zoom.
9.30 – 10.45.

Here in The Netherlands we have entered in to our second Lockdown, and in many other countries the same is or has already happened.

Now our yoga practice is more important than ever. To stay healthy. To hold your own space in your own home. To just have a moment to land, breathe and connect with that inner stability you do inhabit.

The practice will be recorded for everyone joining – you will receive a link the same day to download the lesson to your own computer so that you can practice again any time you want.

If you cannot join the lesson but would like the recording that is possible too, just let me know!

Warm welcome to join!
Drop me an email on studiostark@icloud.com or send a What’s App message on +31 6 46157019 if you would like to join.

Quite a few of you have cards for the regular Sunday morning lesson/s and you can use those to join this class, including the recording.

For those of you who don’t have a card for the regular Sunday morning lesson/s, you will receive a PayPal link to pay through donation for the class, including the recording.
To keep it fair for those who have a card and are paying per class through their lesson card the recommended donation will be EUR 15 – 18:- per class, including recording.

Looking forward to connecting with you Sunday/s!

Love, hugs and sparkles,
Cecilia

Yoga Workshop Outdoors, Backbends , Sat 8/8

Close to 3 weeks ago we had the first of  three in The Outdoors Yoga Workshops Summer 2020 Series.

It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day and the energy was amazing. I am so grateful for the energy shared, the moments, the practice, and this magic space we have in Cruquius for these workshops and the weekly Sunday morning lessons.

Do check the photos from the workshop and some from the regular Sunday morning classes below to get a sense of the energy and atmosphere.

And guess what? –  Soon it is workshop time again!!

We have two more Outdoors Yoga Workshops on the agenda in August;

Aug 8th – backbends
Aug 22nd  – inversions (head and shoulderstand)

Warm, warm welcome to join one or both of them!

The first one up is the backbends workshop;
We will build up gently through meditation, pranayama & vayu’s (breathing & aligning) , moving in to a flowing practice preparing us for the backbends. We will spend some time really enjoying and learning all sorts and levels of backbends. And of course we will end the practice with a heavenly savasana (relaxation) under the trees with the sun warming our faces as we are held by the grass.

All levels are welcome. It makes no difference whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for weeks, months, years, decades or centuries. There is plenty of space for personal attention and guidance for every one and every level. Plus there is plenty of space in the literal meaning of the word as well to make sure we keep the safety standards recommended by the RIVM.

Maximum number of participants: 12

Investment/s:

1 workshop, EUR 35:-
2 workshops, EUR 60:-

Time, location:

Saturday 8/8          11.00 – 14.00
Saturday 22/8        11.00 – 14.00

Solid Performance, Spieringweg 700, Cruquius

Sign up/ information / questions:
Cecilia@studiostark.net
06-46157019

Looking forward to welcoming you!
Love, hugs and sparkles!

Yoga Workshop Outdoors, Sat 18/7

Warm welcome to the first workshop of the series of 3 Outdoors Yoga workhops this #stayhome summer in Cruquius, with the theme Balancings.

Please, find the information below on all the workshops and do of course feel free to call, message or mail me with any questions or any information request/s.

At the gorgeous Outdoors location in Cruquius at Solid Peformance I have the following workshops in the agenda – all levels are welcome, there will be plenty of space for each and every person’s development and focus no matter how many days, weeks, months or years you have or have not been practicing.

The space is limited to 12 participants to make sure we are keeping the recommended 1,5 metre distance.

Dates, times, information:

Saturday 18/7     11.00 – 14.00     (Hand)balancings

Saturday 8/8       11.00 – 14.00     Backbends

Saturday 22/8     11.00 – 14.00     Inversions (incl. head and shoulderstand)

 

Investment:

1 workshop         EUR   35:-

2 workshops        EUR  60 :-

3 workshops        EUR  80: –

 

All workshops follow the Vijnana Principles of practice: sitting/mediation, pranayama / breath work, asana / postures, savasana / relaxation, svadhayaya / philosophy – just like the regular classes.

 

Warm, warm welcome!

 

Sign up/information:

Cecilia@studiostark.net

06-46157019

Yoga Outdoors!

Since we are finally allowed to teach live face to face, of course with the 1,5 – 2 metres distance, outdoors there are two weekly outdoors classes at the gorgeous location of Solid Peformance in Cruquius.

We’re on a private terrain, with outdoor space in the grass, underneath the trees, in company of birdsong, horses and the occasional visit by the cats. There is space for 12 people with sufficient space between us, at least 2 metres. There’s also private parking space for both cars and bikes.

I just love teaching in this space and feel so, so blessed to be able to do just that and welcome you dear yogis.

The classes are on Thursday and Sunday mornings. All levels of yogis are welcome, it does not matter if this is your first or 1001st class.

Please, do sign up for every class as we have a limited amount of space. There is also a waiting list for the classes that fill up fast.

Information for the classes follow here:

Thursdays 08.30 – 10.00 

Sundays 9.30 – 11.00

Solid Performance, Spieringweg 700, Cruquius

Sign up via e-mail or What’s App:

Cecilia@studiostark.net

06-46157019

Practicalities:

  • Arrival 5 minutes before the lessons starts, not earlier.
  • We are on a private terrain with enough car and bike parking, take care to keep your 1,5 metres distance when you are walking to and from the parking.
  • The lesson is given in the field behind the “kapschuur”.
  • Only join if you are feeling healthy. If you have any symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, cough, fever etc stay home. I will of course cancel the class if I display any of these symptoms.
  • As we are outdoors make sure to wear enough clothing to not feel cold during meditation and relaxation.
  • Bring a bottle of something to drink, water or tea or whatever you’d like for yourself. If the sun is out you could get really thirsty.
  • Bring your own yoga mat, meditation pillow, blanket or blankets, yoga belt and any other props you would like. See information further down below here in case you need to purchase any of the products.
  • Make sure to keep the 1,5 metre distance when you leave.
  • As soon as the lesson is over, we leave. I can warmly recommend the takeaway coffee and food at both Theehuis Cruquius and the Pannekoekenpavillion in the neighbourhood should you wish to go catch up.
  • We have a limited amount of spaces, 12 people, so do make sure to let me know via What’s App on 06-46157019 that you would like to participate. Email works too – Cecilia@studiostark.net

Below are the prices for the lessons.

Keep in mind that in case you have been hit financially really bad by this corona crisis and would like to join but you cannot afford to, contact me and we will work something out. I am in that category myself, together with so many more, and we always work things out for each other, so no stress, just ask!

2 proeflessen / trial classes                           EUR 22:-

Single class                                                       EUR 18 :-

5 lesson card, valid 2 months                       EUR 85:-

10 lesson card, valid 4 months                   EUR 140:-

Yoga props

 Even though we can hopefully start teaching in the yoga studios and gyms from July 1st   in very small groups, there will be very strict rules on hygiene, which I have to say is all good, meaning you will need to bring not just your own mat but also your own props.

As you can both see and listen to in this clip by scientist Gregg Braden from March 19thhttps://youtu.be/zwiS37SYE6k – this virus, and of course many more, can survive for quite some time on textile, in hair and on metal surfaces. Most yoga props are made of textile.

Owning your own props and mat is no more different that owning your own racket, balls, shoes etc when you play tennis for instance.

As we started the lessons just a few weeks before the corona crisis in Cruquius, we have all new props, which we are now selling at a price where we just get back what we invested. In case you would like to purchase any of these, let me know and I will have it ready for you just before class and send you an invoice after class:

Yoga belt / yoga riem                         EUR 5:50

Meditation pillow / zitkussen         EUR 17:50

Bolster                                                 EUR 27:50

These are all organic cotton.

If you do not have your own yoga mat and need to buy one, I warmly recommend https://www.iloveyoga.nl/en/yoga-lifestyle-wellness/yoga-mats/

Looking forward sooooooo much to seeing you again in class! No matter if it’s Zoom or live!

PS. If it rains we have a space in the “kapschuur” with the doors open which is basically outdoors with three walls and a roof.