I hope this email finds you and your family well 🙏
NEWS AND UPDATES
Namastream have improved and updated the whole platform which means Victoria Yoga Online will have a new look and feel and should be even easier to use and navigate. I've been able to use and preview the new site and it looks and feels really good! It also means the mobile app is on its way very soon! Plus lots of other great features are in the pipeline! Exciting! Your login will remain the same and I'll update the tutorials ASAP but if you do run into any issues please let me know. Check out the new site www.victoriayogaonline.com
A few questions I've had recently are: When will in-person classes start back? and what will happen to the online yoga? In regards to returning to in-person classes, I will continue to assess the government guidelines and the advice of the governing bodies. It's looking likely that it will not be before May 17th for indoor sessions and I will have to assess the weather and guidelines on outdoor sessions. The guidelines over the last year have never been straight forward and always subject to change so please have patience and do make use of the online platform in the meantime. In regards to the online platform my hope is for it to continue long term if there is enough support. It has allowed me to offer yoga and meditation 24/7 and to anywhere in the world. I've also been able to offer courses and events that benefit from the online technology available such as in the Respiratory Health Course with the use of video explanations of anatomy and the break down of yogic techniques for breathing. It's also been a great supplement to use along side in-person classes as well as a complete practise for those who cannot attend in-person classes. I put my energy and passion into setting it up and the feedback has been incredible so yes I hope it can continue and I thank everyone who has supported Victoria Yoga Online so far 🙏
I have some exciting things to share with you over the next few months; I am currently working on a new online event for Spring and a new meditation album which I promise will be a real treat! There are also some other exciting things happening that I will share in due course...stay tuned! 😄
FREE WELLBEING SUPPORT
With the current climate being a challenge for many of us, I am offering a FREE Wellbeing Support portal. It's completely free to use and includes a Wellbeing Support ebook, meditations, a yoga session AND you can join our live Monday night Meditation Sessions for free! You can sign up here.
In our meditation and wellbeing sessions we are continuing with our Mind Retreat Series allowing us to travel and experience peace and tranquility using visualisation techniques. These sessions are super relaxing and everyone is welcome to join the sessions either through the Yoga and Meditation Portal or through the Wellbeing Support Portal.
In our yoga we have been mixing it up. My birthday session saw us exploring all my favourite postures and why they are my favourites (Session 41 if you'd like to enjoy the replay). I shared a Scaravalli based session (Session 42) and the last few weeks we've been stretching deeply, grounding, opening and exploring. As spring approaches we will start to move the yoga forward into a new space and awareness.
Online Live Session Timetable and Updates
March online sessions
Mondays 8pm - 8.30pm - Meditation Session
Thursdays 8pm-9pm - Yoga Session
Remember you don't have to join in live if you don't want to, all the live sessions are in the library and available for catch up at a convenient time.
You'll find the live sessions listed in the events tab in your online library or on the calendar tab when you sign into your account. The Join Session link will go blue at the time of the event allowing you to join the session.
In-Person Yoga Timetable and Updates
In-person sessions are currently not allowed to run due to the government restrictions. I will continue to monitor the situation and as soon as we are allowed I will resume sessions, although this is not looking likely for sometime. In the meantime, please make use of the online platformwww.victoriayogaonline.com
I can't stress enough how important it is to look after your respiratory health and immune system in the current climate. I put together an Online Respiratory Health Course back in March 2020 at the beginning of the first lockdown and I can now see doctors and nurses all over social media making some of the same suggestions in the treatment of COVID. The Respiratory Health course however is much more complete with an in depth learning of the respiratory system, correct breathing, yoga, meditation and breathing exercises to strengthen and support respiratory health which is great for both prevention and recovery. There are also extra support suggestions to help support the immune system and respiratory system in the event of illness and infection and an emotional support section. As a newsletter subscriber you are eligible for 10% off this course using the code VICYOGA10 at the checkout. You can sign up here
CORPORATE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS
I am now offering online wellness solutions for businesses. With poor mental health costing UK employers up to £45bn a year and with rising cases in anxiety, depression and stress-related illness, never has it been so important to look after health and wellbeing in the workplace. I am working together with a team of experts in the wellness field to provide businesses with bespoke online wellness solutions. If you would like more details please see the following link Corporate Wellness.
As always, if you have any questions or queries or any subjects you would like to see covered on the online platform please feel free to contact me.
Peace and blessings to you