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Events and updates happening with us at The Studio Cheshire.

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

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!

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!

EVERYONE MEET ASH!

20/11/2019

Ash is one of our founding members at The Studio
GO ASH!

FUN FACT

Played for Manchester City Football Club as Goal Keeper!

Talking about goals…

Ash has been with us from the very beginning keeping up his commitment to yoga! He’s pushing himself to reach the goal of completing 100 classes by the end of the year!

GOOD LUCK & KEEP GOING!

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT 2019

He came to The Studio for peace of mind, hoping yoga would help direct negative thoughts in the opposite direction, and to add a sense of calm to an already hectic lifestyle and busy mind.

Ash is feeling focused, positive, and has gained a CAN DO mindset throughout his time at the Studio!

Did you catch Ash in his running shorts sneaking off for a cheeky run after class this year? That’s because running a Half Marathon was on his to do list…

AND HE SMASHED IT!

…As well as improving his flexibilty in his shoulders and hamstrings to help him along the way – you can thank the yoga for that, Ash.

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?

www.thestudiocheshire.com

GET SET TO SWEAT!

30/10/2019

Christmas, dare we say it is fast approaching!

It’s that time of year where the majority of us tend to over indulge! Let’s face it, the temptation lies within eating plenty, drinking plenty, and we’re less tempted by the thought of exercise.

BUT…

What if we could offer you something to overindulge in without the all the guilt? Well, we can!

TEMPTED?

If you’re up for the challenge then join us at The Studio throughout the whole of November to take on the Ten Class Challenge! The classes you choose are entirely your choice! If you manage to hit ten, then you’ll bag yourself a Studio T-Shirt normally worth £30!

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt…

Use November to kickstart your December! Then you won’t feel so guilty about those extra few mince pies!

GET READY, GET SET, SWEAT!

Reset Day Retreat

15/10/2019

Join us for a day of pampering and yoga bliss on Sunday 10 November, 14:00-18:00, at The Studio Cheshire.  Book Your Spot

During the day the focus will be to create and integrate an afternoon of yoga practices that nourish your mind, body and soul on every level. 

The Reset Yoga Workshop combines together the 8 limbs of yoga in the stunning setting of the Cheshire countryside.  First we start with a mindfulness and pranayama practice, calming and relaxing the mind. But then we kickstart the second practice with a dynamic yoga practice to detoxify our systems.  

After that we’ll relax and cleanse mind and body with a soothing gong bath meditation, followed by a peaceful and restorative yin practice. This will help to align our bodies and open up the connective tissue.  Most importantly, to finish the day we will venture into Alderley Edge for a healthy evening meal at The Botanist.

Check out The Botanist website here;

https://thebotanist.uk.com/locations/alderley-edge

This workshop is ideal for strengthening, lengthening, and opening our bodies and minds. Working to create new habits that are the foundation for a healthy yoga-based lifestyle.

Cost for workshop and evening meal is £99 per person. Book Your Spot

Also check out our event this weekend at The Alchemist, Manchester. Still a few places left!

Book Your Spot

 

With the ongoing success of our events and our increasing love for brunch, we’ve decided to host another event!

Join us at The Alchemist for an hour Yoga flow with Lucy Watson to work up an appetite, and then refuel with a delicious brunch, and share a drink and a chat with us.

Check out the menu below! What takes your fancy?

Places will fill up fast so makesure you book your space!
Email us at info@thestudiocheshire.com OR
Book online at https://www.thestudiocheshire.com/

We can’t wait to see you there!