Class Venues Penilee Community Centre, 10 Gleddoch road, Penilee. G52 4BD Pollok Community Centre, 134 Langton road, Pollok. G53 5DP Phoenix Community Centre, Easterhouse, 5 Shandwick street, G34 9DP Class Times Day AM PM Venue Wednesday 7-8 Penilee Thursday 7-8 pollok Saturday 9-10 Penilee Class Prices Drop In £5 Multi Pass * £20 for 5 classes * Passes valid for 8 weeks from date of purchase. PENILEE & POLLOK NEW CLASS @ EASTERHOUSE PHOENIX COMMUNITY CENTRE. Tuesdays @ 5.50-6.50pm before the boxing club. £4 pay at front desk.
SERENITY CAFE, EDINBURGH WILL HOST THE “PAY IT FORWARD ” FESTIVAL OF YOGA AGAIN IN FEBRUARY 2018 more details will follow in the coming weeks! A long weekend at Edinburgh’s Serenity Cafe played host to the the first Pay it Forward Yoga Festival. 2016 Organised jointly by Edinburgh Community Yoga and COMAS, the organisation behind Serenity Recovery Cafe. This very successful festival set out to raise cash to fund yoga and mindfulness, making it accessible to the recovery community. The ongoing feedback suggests that yoga and mindfulness are proving to be very useful tools on the road to recovery. Having generated thousands of pounds and raised awareness and expectations, this year’s Festival is guaranteed to be back with a vengeance. I am looking forward to teaching another Men’s Class at this years expanded festival for 2017. Along with my friend John Arthur from Edinburgh, we will be teaching a men’s class again this year as a double act which should be fun and dynamic. This will again be very much a beginner friendly class. Follow the links above to check out these great organisations. See you on Saturday the 18th of February 11.15-12.15 noon, at serenity cafe, 8 Jackson Entry, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ.
I set up my very first class in April 2015 as a men only class. I’ve seen the change in men’s attitudes over the last ten to fifteen years. From “NO CHANCE!” to “AYE, IVE HEARD ITS GOOD FOR YOU!” Funny thing is that yoga was actually created for men in ancient India and dance was for women. As yoga moved west it was taken up mostly by middle class women. With everyone from Andy Murray to professional football and rugby players now regularly practicing yoga, it is firmly back on the agenda for men. Women tend to find many outlets in life. Whether it’s through organised classes or events or tapping into their friends. We men often find it harder to take care of our emotional and physical well being. Let’s face it everybody at some point gets tired, stressed and fatigued. A men only class allows guys the ability to practice without the awkwardness of being the only man in the class, which I’m quite well aware of myself. In fact, at magpie yoga we have so successfully integrated men into regular mixed classes, that the need for men only classes has actually fallen away. Having said that if any new starts feel more comfortable with men only starter classes I do put on 4 week blocks when demand requires. Men only starter block classes can open the door for men to join regular mixed classes which previously may have been unthinkable. . . . Have a go guys. […]