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Join Louise and Nicola for an awesome collaboration, bringing together a love for kimchi and connectivity. We bring you two very different companies with one shared goal – to create healthy bodies and healthy minds.

This workshop is run by Loup Yoga, founded by Louise and The Urban Fermentary, founded by Nicola. We want to give you a day of health and happiness so you leave having learnt new things, tried new foods, stretched out the body and calmed the mind.

Guests will arrive at 10:00am to a welcome drink… homemade Kombucha, obviously. You’ll have time to set up your mat and meet Nicola and Louise.

At 10:30 we’ll get started with the fermentation demonstration. You’ll get a full lesson in making your own kimchi, including different ferments and of course, having loads of tasters! You’ll get your own Urban Fermentary Kimchi to take away with you.

At 11:30 we’ll get onto the mat for 75 minutes of yoga. The class will be ‘Yang+Yin’. We will move from a strong 45 minute practice to get you sweaty – allowing your body to detoxify – before spending the last 30 minutes in a calmer, stiller practice to allow your bodies to settle and move into the healing ‘rest and digest’ state. The body stops to chill, moving out of the sympathetic nervous system (‘fight or flight’ mode) and into the parasympathetic (the exact opposite -relaxes the body and inhibits or slows many high energy functions).

After your fermentation demonstration and yoga session, we’ll settle into a delicious fermented brunch, made by The Urban Fermentary.

Happy Body, Happy Gut = Happy Mind!

What you need to know:

Time – 10:00 – 13:30. Date – 14th April 2018. Venue – St Cuthbert’s Centre, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court, SW5 9EB. Price – £39. Please bring a mat.

To book your ticket, click here.

We would love to see you there! N & L x

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About The Urban Fermentery

The Urban Fermentery, a London based, artisan, fermentation house producing Kimchis and hot sauces. We make our Kimchi with love for nature, the planet and the body and our aim is to make beautiful probiotic foods, produced with traditional fermentation techniques. We believe the vitality of body begins in your gut. We are passionate about gut health and the link between a healthy microbiome and a healthy mind.

About Nicola

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My love of food and health began whilst I was at high school and has since never wavered. Post school I studied Food Science and Nutrition and upon completion I found myself cooking commercially with my own catering company in Perth. Desiring more, I accepted a job in the North West of Australia on the mines and sadly I saw my health take a significant turn with the changes in diet and lifestyle.

In a bid to restore my health, my interest in food production, nutritional profile and holistic nutrition was reignited. I immersed myself in these subjects to learn about the gut and microbiome, where I discovered my issues were stemming from.

The microbiome (gut bacteria) is fundamental in the final stages of digestion allowing us to breakdown proteins to amino acids to make available for neurotransmitters. It is also fundamental to immune function and protecting the body against infection and attack. I learnt through my studies that the modern diet is degrading and preventing this symbiosis of bacteria and the human body to take place.  A diet high in processed foods, consumption of antibiotics, absence of probiotic (ie fermented) foods from our diets and even meat raised on antibiotics, all degrade the microbiome and prevent it from performing optimally. Aware of this, I began to explore ways of restoring the microbiome to its optimal state. The solution was fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha which all deliver good bacteria in the form of probiotics to the gut and build a healthy microbiome

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Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop

Saturday 24th February

16:30-18:30 – £25 (£15 for students)

Benk + Bo: 4-6 Gravel Lane, E1 7AW

Booking: HERE

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The focus of this workshop is to build strength and work towards achieving playful arm balances and inversions. We will work specifically on crow, side crow, headstand and a few others!

Arm Balances and Inversions are generally a goal for many yoga practitioners as they are so fun and empowering. Louise will ensure we are working safely and patiently towards achieving these crazy poses!
We will work on strengthening the required muscles, as well as deconstructing the poses to understand which parts of our body we are using and why.
The focus of this workshop is on playfulness and fun! We will be trying all sorts of things… whilst remembering we won’t get everything straight away.

This workshop includes demonstrations, partner work, active participation and lots of playing.

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Practicing inversions is said to positively influence four major systems in the body: cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine!

Mats are provided at the gorgeous studio Benk + Bo.

Any questions, please contact Louise on louise@loupyoga.com

Turning In – Candlelit Yoga, Guided Meditation & Sound Healing

As the seasons change and winter draws near our bodies naturally slow down. Join us to create space within; allow your body and mind to move in flow with the natural rhythms of the earth.

Louise, founder of Loup Yoga, will lead a one hour class focusing on mindful movement and meditative stillness. The flow will be dynamic, strong but slow and accessible to all levels. Ending with restorative yin poses to move students into the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to be totally nourished.

Paris, creator of Sacred Heart Alchemy, will then lead a guided somatic meditation to create a space of receptivity in preparation for the soothing sound journey with the Alchemy Crystal Tones Singing Bowls. Paris will channel energy healing as she weaves together the therapeutic tones of the bowls to leave you feeling light and peaceful.

This workshop aims to calm, centre and restore; to bring balance and harmony to the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical bodies.

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Book now for this deliciously restorative and healing workshop

Here’s all the information you need:

  • Thursday 26th October
  • 19:15 – 21:30
  • 42 Acres Shoreditch, 66 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4LW

Mats are provided.
Bring warm cosy clothes.
Please arrive promptly.

Simply click here to book your ticket

Y O G A + L U N C H

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Join Loup Yoga for 2 hours of yoga and a delicious healthy lunch!

Sunday Workshop


Our 2 yoga classes will take place at the gorgeous Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington, followed by a lunch hosted at Bramham Gardens, a short 10 minute walk from the studio.

We will start off the day at 10:00 with a vinyasa flow class… this can be sweaty and strong, but Louise will cater for all levels and ensure the class is accessible to everyone.

We will have a short break before beginning our meditation and restorative class. This will shift us into rest + digest, allowing student to become deeply relaxed.

After 2 hours of moving, stretching and deeply relaxing, we will head off for a delicious lunch to nourish ourselves after opening up the body and stilling the mind.

£50 per person includes all yoga, lunch and a refreshing juice.

9:50 – Meet at Evolve Wellness Studio (10 Kendrick Mews, SW7 3HG)
10:00 – 11:00 – Vinyasa Flow (all levels)
11:00 – 11:15 – Juice Break!
11:15 – 12:15 – Meditation and Restorative Class
12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch

Please email louise@loupyoga.com to book.

Yoga for School Teachers – Urban Retreat Workshops

Loup Yoga’s second month in action saw two workshop days for school teachers come to life.

‘Louise’s teachings were so attentive and provided a range of options to support or challenge us. The food was utterly delicious and presented beautifully.’

We were lucky enough to have 20 school teachers, who were able to unwind after a hectic school year.

‘A wonderful first experience, I’m sure it won’t be my last. Thank you for introducing me to a new way to unwind.’ 

The workshops began with a vinyasa flow class, followed by a vegetarian lunch. The atmosphere and energy shared amongst the teachers was fantastic to see. When you’ve given so much energy for so long, having a day of strong yet deeply restorative yoga and nutritious, nourishing food seemed very welcome!

After 2 hours of indulging in plenty of delicious food, the teachers had an afternoon of deep relaxation ahead.

‘The whole day was beautifully thought out and prepared. I feel I had both a workout and a chance to really unwind.’

Moving from a place of active and energising ‘yang’ style yoga, we spent the afternoon back at the studio for meditation and a long cosy restorative/yin session. Practising meditation and yin brings the central nervous system into equilibrium – transitioning from a place of active alertness, to rest and digest.

‘Thank you so much, I am well and truly a yoga convert and I can’t wait to do this again.’

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Thank you to all those that came to our retreat days for school teachers. We hope you enjoyed it!

See you next time. LY x

‘Please do more! Such a fabulous way to spend the day.’

 

 

SUMMER URBAN RETREAT DAYS

W E D N E S D A Y 26th J U L Y

Loup Yoga’s urban retreat day… fun, healthy, relaxing and rejuvenating! Open to all on Wednesday 26th. You don’t want to miss it!

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Email louise@loupyoga.com or call/text on 07972007515 to book your place.