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Events and updates happening with us at The Studio Cheshire.

At The Studio, our community safety and wellbeing is our top priority. The recent outbreak of Coronavirus, highlights the procedures we have in place, and we encourage everyone to prioritise their health and wellbeing at this time.

Our hygiene standards will remain at the highest level. Our front of house staff will be frequently disinfecting surfaces and door handles inbetween classes. Mats will be cleaned and changed over frequently, and studio cleanliness prioritised. We encourage members to help us with this by adhering to following these extra procautions.

Studio Procedures

  1. If you feel unwell with any of the following symptoms;
    – a high temperature
    – a new continuous cough
    We ask you that you refrain from coming to classes until you feel better.

For extra information on symptoms, how to avoid catching or spreading the virus, and advice on what to do if you need to self isolate, please visit the NHS website.

2. Please wash your hands upon arrival to The Studio, before and after your yoga class with the soap provided.

3. After you have finished your practice please makesure to spray down your mat with the antibacterial spray and blue roll provided in the Studio.

4. If you have your own yoga mat/block/strap/or bolster please bring it with you to class.

5. Teachers may not be offering hands on adjustments throughout classes at this time, so please listen carefully for verbal cues and watch demonstrations of postures carefully. If a variation of a posture is too difficult or you are struggling, remain in the posture you are comfortable in. Remember you can always come to childs pose at any point throughout the class.

How can we help?

During this time, if you cannot make it to class but wish to continue your yoga practice with us, we will be sharing links to classes guided by our amazing instructors, that you can follow along with at home, as part of our online series.

Check out our first video – Power Vinyasa Flow guided by our instructor Natalia.

Stay well!

The Studio Team

TUESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

We’re 12 months in and what can we say, it’s been incredible. We’d like to say huge thank you to each and every one of you that helped us celebrate on Tuesday, and to anyone that’s ever walked through the doors, we appreciate YOU, and your support!

Here’s a few snaps following the celebrations on Tuesday!

We love that coffee & cake combo!
A whole year of ‘The Best Flat White in Cheshire’

We’ve loved seeing you grow and want you to know were ready for what the next 365 days bring, and we hope you are too!

Peace & Love

So here we are, coming to the end of what has felt like an entire decade squashed into one month. Slight exaggeration… But depending on what you’ve set out to achieve, maybe it has felt like a long, slow start to the year and that’s ok!
Or maybe you’re flying through it. Which in that case…

Well done! Keep going!

Do you remember…

At the beginning of the year we asked you to share your 2020 intentions with us to help make you accountable, and to offer our support inspiring actions and helping you grow towards achieving your goals!
So, how are you getting on?

It seems as though there’s huge amounts of pressure at the beginning of the year to make changes, be a better version of ourselves, or to achieve a number of things all at once…

But it’s not as easy as setting a goal and successfully achieving it straight off the bat, which is what we sometimes expect, and too often we’re left feeling disheartened when we don’t make a quick progression.

Achievement is a process and it takes time. Every tiny action we take towards achieving our goals makes a huge difference – we just have to trust time and be patient with ourselves.

So, If you’re not quite on track with what you set out to do this January, then don’t worry. Start again, use what you have, and do what you can!

Another Day, Another Chance

Lets see what February brings and we’ll check in again at the end of next month!

Peace & Love

LOVE at The Studio

22/01/2020

Everyone needs a little love!

When: Sunday 16th February
Where: The Studio
Time: 13:30-16:00

A day dedicated to all things L O V E (including chocolate, because everybody loves that, right?)

What to expect on the day

  • Heart opening yoga flow with Nicole (1 hr)
  • Self love lettering (30 min)
  • Yoga Nidra & Meditation with Karen (1hr)
  • Tea & treats to finish

MEET NICOLE

Nicole is one of our much loved yogi instructors here at The Studio!
She’s trained in both Dharma and Yin styles of yoga. The Sunday session will be focused on heart openers such as Bridge pose, fish pose, and dancers pose to name a few! A little reminder to open our hearts and be kind to ourselves and each other this valentines & always!

MEET KAREN

We’re super excited to welcome Karen to The Studio for the first time! Karen teaches yoga, meditation and rhythmic breathing with the focus of transforming everyday stresses through mindfulness, mantra and movement. Karens workshop will be focusing on meditative techniques of Yoga Nidra to relax & release the mind, body and soul.

Check out Karen’s website for more!

http://www.stateofmind.be/home-page

Price for the day

  • Members (Anybody with a monthly membership or class pass pack) : £35
  • Non-members: £45

To book click the link below

https://thestudio.gymmasteronline.com/portal/account/bookclass/39

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the run up to Valentines!

Peace & love

PARKING UPDATE

08/01/2020

Hi All, 

As “The Dairy Ground” becomes a busy hub, with vehicles entering and exiting the businesses to The Studio, UP and Alderley Day Nursery, we would like to remind all our customers and visitors to take extra care when manoeuvring vehicles in our car park area, and as pedestrians when walking in and out of the nursery building. 

The safety of our customers is paramount and over the past couple of months several measures have been put in place to improve the car park situation as follows.

  • Lighting – additional outdoor lighting has been erected to assist with visibility in these darker months;
  • Signage – additional signage has been added to direct visitors into parking bays and to remind visitors to drive slowly;
  • Speed Bump – a speed ramp has been fitted to slow traffic entering and exiting our neighbouring sites; 
  • Flexibility – we have agreed a more flexible parking arrangement with our neighbouring businesses to assist during the varying peak times;
  • Communication – we are writing to all customers of The Dairy Ground, requesting their cooperation in making the site a safe place for pedestrians and, in particular, small children.

In addition to the above, please find below our request to you…

  • Please drive very slowly and look out for moving vehicles, pedestrians, and in particular, small children;
  • Reverse park your vehicle in our bays to provide better visibility on exit – if you need to forward park, please take extra care to check for clearance before reversing your vehicle out of a bay.

Together we can make our car park a safer place. Thank you for your consideration. 

Kind regards, 

The Studio Team 

JANUARY OFFERS

07/01/2020

It’s January and we want you to smash your goals this year just as much as you do!
So if yoga is how you plan to do it then here’s a few offers to kickstart that motivation and get the goals smashing!

6:30AM COFFEE CLUB

Come along to any 6:30am class throughout January and your morning coffee is on us!
(Tea too if that’s a bit of you)

* One hot drink per yogi

JAN SUPER SHRED



If you want to take your yoga to the next level, challenge yourself to complete 15 classes within 30 days! Sign up in January to take on the challenge!

– £100 for 15 classes
– Suitable for existing members
– Any unused classes will discontinue after 30 days

YOU CAN DO THIS!




JANUARY INTRO OFFER

Sign up in January for 2 months unlimited yoga!

– £120 for 2 months, usually £130!
– Available for new members only

SET YOUR INTENTIONS

As valued members of our community, we want to support your growth as much as possible, and in every way we can. Everything we do at The Studio is to inspire actions, so we’ve put a little pledge system together to help you reach your full potential!

Decide what your 2020 intentions are and share them with us through this link! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VMWRBRZ

Following your entry, we will continually support you smashing your goals and intentions through rewards to keep you motivated throughout the year!

You’re probably wondering where the offer is, our support and guidance of course. Oh and there’s a coffee or smoothie on us for anybody that sets their intentions with us! Just pop in and see us!

Why not join us in celebrating 12 days of Self Care this Christmas! Each day take part in a different activity and tag us @thestudiocheshire and #studio12daysofchristmas so we can see what your up to!

Happy Christmas!

Reset, Refresh

18/12/2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! shortly followed by the famous 4 words…
New Year, New Me

I bet you’re no stranger to it, we’re all guilty of thinking up a long list of resolutions with the hope of being a better version of our self in the New Year. It’s only human, why wouldn’t we want to better ourselves?

This year let’s strive to be the best we can be! Easier said than done right? So how do we achieve this? And even more so, what actions do we take to ensure we achieve it?

Did you know

1 in 3 people don’t see their New Year’s resolutions past the first month? We’ve mentioned a few reasons below if you’re wondering why!

Sometimes we make goals that aren’t realistic enough. Or there are too many goals which can get a little overwhelming trying to achieve them all at once. Sometimes the focus is solely on what the end achievement looks like rather than how important those tiny steps are that help you achieve it. Reset Refresh has been designed to help conquer these stumbling blocks!

Start the New Year by setting some new goals!


Do you know the real you? 

Do you regularly check in with yourself and how you’re feeling?

Do you know what your habits are? 

Do you know what you want out of life and why? 

Do you know what actions you need to take to get there? 

What is the GOAL of this event? 🌱

• The circle of life – We want to help you identify areas where you may be undernourished, find out the reasons why and how you might overcome them. 

• How to be actionable which will include a booklet with tips & tricks on how to make being actionable happen – with space for you to jot everything down!

• How setting goals is different to achieving the goals we set! 

• How you plan to shape your New Year and what you might want from it! 

The day will consist of The following:

– 2 x Yoga classes with Keira

– Short workshops based on each of the goals mentioned above

– Refreshing Tea break

– Sushi at The Studio – just what you’ll need after all that action planning!

Now you know what’s to come the rest is down to you!

TOP TIP:

Why don’t you get a head start before January and get this one down in the diary! There’s your first bit of planning ticked off!

We are hosting another event! After the success of our Reset Day Retreat we couldnt wait to offer you something new and different!        

If you are feeling out of balance in life and needing something to refocus and re centre yourself, this ones for you. An afternoon focusing on realigning the Chakras, and calming the mind through meditation and breathing practices, led by Kev Deaves.

Read below to find out a bit more about the different breathe works and the seven chakras.

Introducing your subtle energy system

During the workshop we will focus on using Ujjayi Pranayama breath work- (Ocean breathing-Victorious breath.)

Ujjayi is a breathing technique performed by lightly contracting the throat, specifically the glottis a small triangular slit found between the openings of the vocal cords that prevents food and liquids from entering the trachea. Restricting the throat in this manner means the the lungs and diaphragm must work harder to pull oxygen in increasing breathing capacity and strengthening the cardio vascular system especially if practiced regularly. Ujjayi pranayama is energising and relaxing as it sends cool fresh oxygen throughout the body, cleansing the subtle energy channels of the body while promoting mental clarity, focus and a boosted immune system.

What are the Chakras?

Root chakra

The first chakra is the root located at the base of the spine concerned with basic needs and physical survival. The root Chakra is red and connects us material existence. Physically the root Chakra directs the secretions of the adrenal glands that regulate metabolism and sodium levels. They also produce adrenaline responsible for the fight or flight response. Imbalances in the root chakra causes various symptoms, if it is overactive it can lead to bullying, excessive materialism and self centredness. Underactive you can become emotionally needy, have low self esteem, be fearful or engage in self destructive behaviour. When balanced you will feel grounded and healthy with high energy levels.

Sacral chakra

The second or sacral Chakra is associated with the reproductive organs that produce the hormones that determine sexual characteristics. The testes or ovaries control an individuals sexual development, maturity and emotional balance concerning sexuality is the key function of these organs. The Sacral Chakra is associated with the colour orange, nurture, receptivity and emotions. Too active can lead to you feeling emotionally unbalanced, manipulative and sexually addicted. Underactive you can become over sensitive, hard on yourself, feel guilty, frigid or impotent.
Balanced you will respect yourself and others, have personal power and be spontaneous.

Solar plexus

The third or solar plexus chakra is the seat of our willpower and associated on the physical level with the pancreas, the gland responsible for the production of substances involved with digestion. It also produces insulin which regulates blood sugar levels. An overactive solar plexus can leave you feeling angry, controlling, workaholic, judgemental and superior. Under active and you can be overly concerned with what others think, fearful of being alone, insecure and need constant reassurance. A balanced solar plexus chakra allows you to have more control over your thinking and emotional responses, set healthy boundaries and be at peace with yourself

Heart chakra

The fourth Chakra is the heart Chakra it is green and associated with the Thymus, a gland located just above the heart. The thymus plays a central role in the production of T-Lymphocytes. T-Lymphocytes are a part of the bodies white blood cell defence system. T cells defend the body from potentially deadly pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. When you have a clear, strong and harmonious heart chakra, you will firstly feel open and receptive. You will no longer struggle with isolation, fear, and grief in the same way. You will be courageous enough to open your heart to others. You’ll realize that you can only truly learn how to love others when you love yourself.

If the heart Chakra is overactive you can become possessive, love conditionally, gaslight to punish and be overly dramatic. Underactive you can fear rejection, love too much, feel unworthy of self love and self pitying. When the heart is balanced you will be compassionate, love everything. The heart chakra is like a conduit for a form of energy that is commonly associated with love, joy, peace and self acceptance.

Throat chakra

The fifth Chakra is the throat, associated with communication, self expression and creativity through sound. Developing the throat Chakra helps you articulate yourself to bring value to communication. The throat Chakra is connected with the thyroid gland in the neck which controls the bodies metabolic rate through the production of thyroxine. Behind the thyroid is the parathyroid responsible for maintenance of calcium in the blood. When the throats overactive you can become over talkative, dogmatic, self righteous and arrogant. When blocked you may hold back from self expression, be unreliable, hold inconsistent views. Balanced you will communicate well, be content and inspired artistically.

Brow chakra

The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra. Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight. The function of the third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination.
In yogic metaphysics, the third eye or Ajna chakra, is the center where we transcend duality – the duality of a personal “I” separate from the rest of the world, of a personality that exists independently from everything else.

The Third eye chakra is associated to the pineal gland in charge of regulating biorhythms, including sleep and wake time. It’s a gland located in the brain that is a center of attention because of its relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered or “mystical” states of consciousness. It’s positioned close to the optical nerves, and as such, sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting. The third eye chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral characteristics:

Characteristics:

Vision
Intuition
Perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy
Access to mystical states, illumination
Connection to wisdom, insight
Motivates inspiration and creativity

Our third eye chakra is an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. It goes beyond the more physical senses into the realm of subtle energies. Awakening your third eye  allows you to open up to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception.

Because it connects us with a different way of seeing and perceiving, the third eye chakra’s images are often hard to describe verbally. It puts us in touch with the ineffable and the intangible more closely. Third eye visions are also often more subtle than regular visions: They may appear a bit “blurry”, ghost-like, cloudy, or dream-like. Sometimes however, the inner visions might be clear like a movie playing in front of your eyes.

Crown chakra

The crown or the seventh chakra is located at the top of the head. Just as the Root or First Chakra connects us to the Mother Earth, the Crown Chakra is our connection to the Universe. In fact, the Seventh Chakra disperses the Universal energy or life force into the six other chakras located below it. The crown chakra is the seventh chakra. Located at the top of the head, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions. The function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal.

Our Crown chakra is primarily associated to the pituitary gland, and secondarily to the pineal and the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland work in pair to regulate the endocrine system.  Because of its location, the crown chakra is closely associated with the brain and the whole nervous system.
Note that energetically, the seventh chakra has a connection with the first chakra, as they both are at the extremities of the chakra system.

Interested in booking?

Contact info@thestudiocheshire.com to reserve your space

http://www.thestudiocheshire.com

What is a Gong Bath?

A Gong Bath mediation is a sound healing practice. The use of gongs to make vibrational sounds helps reduce stress and create a deep sense of peace. A therapeutic sound which makes a vibrational energy to bring about emotional healing. It will offer participants access to parts of the mind that are usually closed off. This results in a sense of expanded awareness and higher consciousness.

A gong bath meditation is experienced lying down on your back in a comfortable position. The first brainwave state to be reached is alpha. This is defined between frequencies 8 and 12 Hz. Alpha brainwaves are associated with creativity and feelings of relaxation. In this state, people experience daydreams, associative thinking and an animated imagination. This state is quickly followed by an influx of theta brainwaves, which fall between 4 and 7 Hz. Normally, the theta brainwave state is associated with deep meditation, hypnosis and REM sleep.

Blankets and eye masks are used for extra comfort and warmth, encouraging the person to enter a deeper state of relaxation. The session will be guided by Marlena an experienced Sound Alchemy Therapist from Liluna Holistics.

As part of our Reset Day Retreat Sunday November 10th our 45 minute gong bath session will run from 3:45 until 4:30pm. To book your spot please email info@thestudiocheshire.com places are almost full so don’t miss out!

Are you ready to journey within?

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