I am excited to introduce The Goddess Series, a multi part workshop over the Autumn 2017. We will explore deep asana, stories, mudras, mantras and chants and ritual as we dive into the exploration of the Goddesses, starting with Lakshmi, Durga and Kali. The Durga workshop has magically aligned with the last day of Navaratri, the great Hindu festival of the Goddess in her many forms. We will honour yoga as ritual through our intention and a multi dimensional practice, in a deep and transformational way.
Join me for a 2 hour Rasa Yoga workshop where we will explore asana, breath, alignment, mudras mantra and intention. Our intention (sankalpa) is our deepest hearts longing and when we listen in and anchor ourselves in this truth, aligning ourselves again and again with our deepest core values and inner yearning, we start to embody the way of the heart.
Join Jemima and Mischa for another relaxed and joyful day of yoga practices and togetherness in a private home in Peckham. We will practice together with the remembrance of the light that casts the shadows of darkness as we move into winter. In the yogic / Indian calendar it is Diwali, the Festival of Lights, a celebration of the victory of light over dark, the Goddess Lakshmi reigns over Diwali so we will also honour her luminosity and abundance.
The day will include asana, pranayama, kirtan, lunch, relaxation and group energy healing.
Join me with Yogascapes for the trip of a lifetime on this adventure yoga retreat to the mystical lands of Peru.
Information from Yogascapes:
"We've have created an adventure where the yoga, the travel, the people, the culture, the nature, the food, the history and the healing all come together to create a unique life-changing experience. This trip will be led by our local guides, amazing yoga teacher Mischa & be hosted at our favorite retreat centers in Peru. It will be the ideal/safe environment for you to sink into the adventure, explore Peru and discover yourself....READ MORE
Join me for an uplifting and nourishing day of yoga, meditation, restoration and togetherness.
We will dive into the world of Rasa yoga, exploring body and breath through movement and stillness, meditation and ritual.
This workshop is limited to 15 persons so book early to avoid disappointment.
£75 (£65 earlybird until 31 October)
Mischa and Jemima invite you to spend a day of Yoga in Jemima's temple garden.
Jemima and Mischa will lead an asana, pranayama and meditation session between them, classes will be accompanied by live sitar music from the beautiful Sam, enjoy a delicious Indian brunch by Phoebe, bask in a reiki healing bath held by Mischa and Henri and Phoebe, and embrace the magic of kirtan with the help of Mischa's harmonium. Please feel free to bring shakers and drums if you have them!
YOGA . MEDITATION . RITUAL . SUNSHINE . NATURE
We hope you can join us for 5 days in the wild land of northern Portugal for Flow and Beyond: A Summer Soulful Yoga Retreat led by Mischa Varmuza.
Mischa will lead daily immersive and soulful yoga practices, where we will dive deep into movement, breath, stillness and ritual.
A 2 part day workshop at St Margaret's House, in Bethnal Green, E2, 10 JUNE 2017.
Morning 10 am - 12.30 pm ~ FIRE FLOW: Backbends, Inversions, Pranayama and Mudra
Afternoon 2 - 4.30 pm ~ NECTAR DROP: Hips, Meditation, Mantra and Restorative
Email to register interest as places will be limited so we can go deep together and booking will be open for a limited time only.
£50 for both workshops if booked together before 22 May. £60 thereafter.
Mountain Light Retreat returns for the second time at Casa Dana in Andalucia, Spain.
I hope you can join us for a long weekend of immersive yoga and meditation and practices, healing, ayurvedic nourishment, nature and rest in the mystical hills of Southern Spain.
Join me for another beautiful weekend at Poundon House in Oxfordshire to renew and fill yourself up in the midst of the winter.
We will come together for morning and afternoon yoga practices, nourish our souls and bellies with healthy vegetarian food, celebrate life with song and dance, ceremony and life-affirming rituals, go deeper with meditation, pranayama, refresh with long country- walks and make connections with like-minded, lovely souls. As well as a lot of time in the shala with myself, there will be open fires to bask before, long walks to be taken, hot baths to relax in, massages and treatments to release tension and a creative workshop time to spark our imaginations into life.
This carefully crafted retreat will nourish your soul and guide you lovingly towards the longer days and approaching Spring with an open mind and strong heart.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
New Year Soul Dive – dive deep into your hearts
Join us for an immersive yoga experience as we dive deep into our hearts and practice over a three- day retreat in the luxurious and beautiful setting of Oxfordshire's Poundon House. Guided by our gifted teacher and experienced retreat leader Mischa, we will celebrate the past and present and craft heartfelt intentions as we look ahead to the New Year.
FP ESCAPES presents THE ART OF RITUAL
MISCHA VARMUZA & MAGGIE HARSSEN
I am excited to be back in Andalucia this Autumn for a magical and unique collaboration between Free People and Yogascapes. I will be leading daily immersive and soulful yoga along side my fellow guide, Maggie Harssen, who will bring her Shamanic wisdom to the retreat, leading us through ritual and ceremony.
The fertile lands of Andalucia remain suspended between the sea and stars and serve as the ideal host for our Spain yoga retreat. In this magical setting we will weave daily ritual into our lives, learning about time-honored local customs and world-wide traditions. Studies have shown that performing a ritual can increase enjoyment and perceived value. On this yoga retreat, we will study the art of ritual as a way to infuse our daily lives with meaning, using Spain’s rich history in the subject as a guide.
Weaving the magic of breath and flow.
Join me for a 2 hour exploration of vinyasa flow as we dive into the breath and body to open our hearts, strengthen our bodies, calm the breath and settle our minds. Expect to be challenged, working to your highest capacity whilst leaving feeling deeply relaxed and spacious.
I am delighted to invite you to join me in Andalucia, a place I hold close to my heart, this Spring for a long weekend of magic in the mystical hills of Southern Spain.
Casa Dana sits on the hillside just beneath the traditional whitewashed village of Gaucin. The villa is set in stunning gardens which will be in full colourful bloom at this time, as will the hills with wild flowers. The views from the terrace stretch over the Spanish hills and coastline to Africa and beyond… you can lose yourself in the horizon for hours. There are seven beautiful and individually decorated bedrooms and plenty of corners and caverns for reading and relaxing.
A NEW YEARS WORKSHOP, LONDON, UK
"There is no certainty there is only flow, within that flow there are possibilities" - Swami Chetanananda
London yogis I am back in London for just a few days and excited to offer a 2 hour workshop on Saturday 23rd January at Coate Street studios, E2, 10am-12pm.
Join me for a dynamic and soulful vinyasa flow journey as we move with awareness and precision to reset our bodies and strengthen our intention for the New Year. We will look at the layers of the practice, and open our hearts to possibility within the flow, building heat and strength so that we find the courage tho step into our own power.
Expect a full spectrum practice. Some experience recommended.
£25 via paypal to confirm your booking.
Please email email@example.com for questions or booking.
Join me for a wintery candle lit evening of soulful vinyasa flow yoga at Coate Studios in East London.
Expect a deep and joyful heart based flow with uplifting tunes and time for stillness and savasana. We will be lulled into the deepest relaxation by the magical Xochi Balfour and her crystal singing bowl.
The evening will close with satsang, sharing tea and nutritious treats.
I hope you can join me. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
£25 via paypal to confirm your mat.
Venue: Move Your Frame, Shoreditch (please book directly through their website)
September 17th is Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god Ganesha. The beauty of myth is it gives a vehicle by which to navigate human experience, to explain the world through a particular perspective.
Ganesh is considered the bearer of auspicious beginnings, the remover of obstacles – however he doesn't just clear the path, he teaches that when challenge arises it is an opportunity to grow, to learn and understand that we have the power to stand up transcend and expand.
The asana focus will be work with a creative vinyasa sequence to gather a strong sense of grounding Ganesh is associated with muladhara, the first or root chakra, which guards the gate of the body and is symbolized by a square. A way to embody Ganesha’s great strength and fearlessness is through asana that emphasizes the root chakra. When we wake up and restore our root chakra we enable a strong sense of self.
Expect a steady and challenging flow where we move through asana (postures) with a strong sense of grounding, drawing strength from the earth to our midline to burn away perceived obstacles, finding softness and freedom at the heart.
The workshop will close with a guided meditation and deep relaxation (savasana).
Some vinyasa yoga experience recommended.
Vinyasa Flow Workshop: The art and spirit of the practice.
The art of vinyasa yoga is rooted in the teaching methodology of T Krishnamacharya.
Krishnamacharya, considered the father of mondern yoga, teacher to BKS Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois, developed an order or methodology by which to approach learning yoga. This methodology was called Siksana Krama.
'Siksana' - The act of the learning; acquiring knowledge
'Krama' - The way in which things are ordered, sequenced; method; procedure
I was fortunate enough to study this method in detail at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. In this workshop we will learn some of the principles behind his method and explore careful sequencing towards specific asanas to find your deepest space and potential.
We will work with particular focus on a breath centered and easeful flow, working to open the body to a greater capacity as move 'kramically' towards a range of both moderate and more complex asanas, which will both challenge and inspire. The workshop will include led meditation and pranayama.
As always the class will both strengthen and restore.
Some experience of yoga recommended.
Email me email@example.com for more details.
£20 - payment by paypal to reserve a spot.
Venue: Coate Studios, Coate Street, E2
Vinyasa flow workshop.
This workshop will focus on the merging of breath, movement and sensation as we ride the current of our practice. We will explore moving with grace and steadiness within the flow, holding a steady center in the constant flux of energy and feeling and to sit within the midst of heightened challenge.
Expect creative vinyasa flow, rooted in intention and explored with reference to teachings from the Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
Come prepared to work hard.
The workshop will close with meditation and deep relaxation.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next event on Saturday 25th April will be held at at 33 Portland Place, W1.
Gabby (SYC founder) and I will teach for an hour or so, class will be followed by a delicious gong bath and a wonderful, seasonal feast. The evening will start at 5 pm and finish early, at about 9 pm.
Tickets available at: www.secretyogaclub.eventbrite.co.uk
Join us for a morning of immersive yoga and nourishing beautiful food.
A 90 minute full spectrum yoga practice. The session will include meditation, pranayama and asana with yin and deep relaxation.
This will be followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch from the talented Rosé Lloyd Owen of Peardrop.
A workshop to deepen your practice through focus on moment to moment presence and grace. We will work through a steady strong practice to refine and strengthen your asana (postures) whilst taking time to find your greatest capacity of movement and breath. This workshop will include both flow and hatha and yin inspired asana as well as pranayama, meditation and focus on sankalpa (intention) and a deep relaxation.
The workshop will also feature the myth of Lord Ganesha, the elephant boy Deity - representing crossing the threshold and new beginnings as we move into the new year.
Dance with life, move with grace,
Presented by Claire Missingham and friends at Sadler Wells.
Join us for an evening of yoga, music and mala meditation to celebrate the life of Martha Heiland-Allen.
Hosted by Claire Missingham, Manda Greenblatt, Mischa Varmuza and Kate Beatty with malas supplied by Yoga Chant Jewellery.
Only 30 spaces available.
Tickets at claireyoga.com
A calming 90 minute workshop. The first half will be a beautiful steady flow where we will move gently and mindfully with close attention the breath and body to open the body, mind and heart. The second half of the workshop will include breath work and guided meditation. The workshop will close with a blissful savasana and head/neck massage.
A strong, dynamic and joyful workshop with soulful music, creative sequencing and expressive movement. You will flow through a full spectrum practice (including standing asanas, arm balances, backbending, inversions, hip openers & forward folds) as we dive into the rhythmic connection of breath and motion.
The focus will take us through each of the 7 main chakras (energy centres) with mudra, mantra, visualisation and meditation to deepen the experience.
We will be focus on cultivating grace and awareness through smooth, fluid transitions whilst finding ease, strength and steadiness as we linger into the deeper asanas.
I am excited to announce the first Beyond The Flow Sunday Sadhana. Please join me and a small troop of inspiring, knowledgeable and creative individuals as we dive beyond the flow.
We welcome Dr. Matthew Clark who will share his expansive knowledge on Sadhus and Sadhvis: The Holy Wanderers of India with stunning images
The Abandoned Apothecary is creating inspired elixirs to quench our thirst and vegetarian food to nourish our body and soul
Mantra and Malas by CHANT YOGA JEWELLERY
Guided mudra, pranayama & meditation with myself and my friend and co-host Manda
The afternoon will close with a sound bath by Laura Valenti or Harmonic Inspiration . She will guide us into a deep state of peaceful relaxation as she bathes us in 'different delicious sounds that will envelop and massage your body'
For more information and tickets please CLICK HERE
Strengthening and releasing the the pelvic area creating space and greater ability to move into beautiful backbends.
This workshop will incorporate a strong and dynamic full spectrum vinyasa practice with emphasis on moving within the full range of motion in the hips and exploring the freedom this allows to dive deeply and safely into backbends. The dynamic first half of the workshop will be followed by a slower and steadier dialogue with the body, returning to asanas for a greater length of time to work deeply into the hips, releasing tension in the spine allowing for backbends.
We will look at why the hips hold so much tension and use the tools that yoga offers to work through any resistance. There will be pranayama (breathing techniques) integrated into the practice to explore greater depth and dance with the blissful sensations that yoga evokes.
The workshop will close with a guided meditation and blissful savasana complete with head/neck massages.
All yogis will receive nutritious treats and heartwarming tea to reward and nourish their hard worked minds, bodies and souls.
Expect to work and breathe hard.
Requirements: Some experience is beneficial.