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Going on Summer Holiday!

 

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I am going on summer holiday from 25th of August to 3rd of September. Yay!!

During this time I am not guiding any classes at all, so at Yoga Rooms on Wednesday night and Friday night my lovely Strala sister Kelly will be guiding you Strala SWEAT classes. Unfortunately no classes at SnapFitness.

The other day I posted on social medias about “All about connection” that I felt after lovely classes at Yoga Rooms.  Repost here as well.

“All about connection”

Connect with your body… listen how your body feels, find agreement with movement.
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Connect with yourself… listen how you’re feeling, take care of yourself. .
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Connect with nature…listen and look how they naturally moving, is there any resistance? How they manage so sustainable?
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Connect with the others… listen how they’re doing, simply look how they are without criticising nor judging. .
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Just came up with the whole “CONNECT” idea after lovely evening classes last night. .

Do you feel connection during yoga practice? in your life?

Let me know what you think!
Don’t forget to book your space on Sunday 24th Sep Strala workshop “Breath & Body” with Noz

ホリデーのお知らせです。8月25日から9月3日までノークラスです。

おやすみの期間中は,ストラーラシスタのケリーが水曜日と金曜日のクラスをカバーしてくれます。残念ながらスナップフィットネスでの2クラスはお休み。

 

先日、インスタとフェイスブックでも投稿した「繋がり」について、こちらにも投稿します。

🇯🇵全ては「繋がり」
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自分の身体…身体の声聞けてますか?相談し合って動いてる?
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自分自信…他人がどう思うかじゃなくて、自分がどう感じてるか、他人の面倒見る前に自分のこと大切に出来てる?
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自然…自然は何であんなにも持続出来るのか?見て、聞いて。
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他人…どうしてるのか聞いて、批判的にならずに、ニュートラルな状態で見てみて。
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昨日のラヴリーなクラス2本立て続けの後浮かんで来た言葉「繋がり」

皆さんはヨガの練習中、日常で自分自身、周囲との繋がりを感じでますか?コメントお待ちしてます。

Strala Workshop “Follow the Intuition”

Hi there!

I am organising Strala workshop “Follow the Intuition” by Noz on Sunday 10th of December at Heathbrook Fitness in Kingswinford.

Last couple of times I did workshop “MOVE with EASE” which leads you to be able to move easier from one pose to the other, and “Breath & Body” now you know the breath is our fuel, you have already activated your awareness of breathing. I have received great feed back from both of the workshops. “Find much easier moving with ease”, “Noticed when I’m in a challenging pose, I stop breathing! but now I know the breath helps me to move easier!”

This time, I am going to talk about “Follow the Intuition”.  Do you trust yourself? Do you listen how you are feeling? If you follow your intuition, many things become easier. Have you ever had a kind of experience like made a decision which it wasn’t your first choice, your gut telling you otherwise. That is the intuition. You have thought “Ugh I should have listened my gut!”. During yoga practice, we learn how to listen our inner voice. If you follow your intuition, you can move easily and feel better!

Even if you missed other workshops, that’s okay. You can still enjoy this workshop.

Also 1 hour Strala class is inclusive.

After the workshop, you will become better listner of your inner voice. Follow your intuition makes better decisions. It will help yoga practice better as you move with kindness to your body, have agreement with your movement.

Ticket via Eventbrite: https://stralaworkshop-101217.eventbrite.co.uk

If you would like to do banktranfer drop me an email.

 

I am very looking forward to seeing you all there!

Be yourself, be happy.

Nozomi.S

Expand Comfortable Zone

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When you see the title, what did you imagine? How did you feel?
Did it remind you when you were young, training some sorts of sports after school? Work hard to get wherever you want to be? Overtime working? Almost stressed out? Then you will expand your comfortable zone, finally?

I used to feel that way. “No pain, no gain”. Do you or did you enjoy the process? Do you or did you have fun through the whole journey? I certainly did not enjoy nor had fun (maybe I did sometime but not all the time).

One of the Strala philosophy, we believe that we can expand our comfortable zone without pain nor cry. I have experienced that too.

I am not preaching here to change your beliefs. Just wanted to let you know there’s another choice. Options are “listening how you feel and work with your whole self” or “no pain, no gain” you pick.

In Strala yoga, we listen how we feel in each poses. Everyday is different, every time is different, so listen carefully. Simply exploring and discovering within your comfortable places and poses. One day you might be able to do another variation. From your comfortable zone, gently expand your space, and plus you can enjoy the whole process!

If you have never tried yoga before, but you are interested in, come and join me “Introduction of Strala yoga” at Bee yoga in Hedgley on Sunday 30th July. (detail from event page) £15/person

タイトルを見たとき何を思いましたか?どう感じましたか?部活時代や必死な思いをして働いた思い出?目標達成のために自分自身を犠牲にしながら頑張った日々?ストレスでいっぱいだった頃?やっとの思いで自分の殻をぶち壊して成長した?

以前は私も同じでした。”痛みなくして得るものなし”。その過程、満喫できました?その旅路楽しかったですか?私は今思えばいい思い出もあるけれど、その当時はキツくて辛かったですねー。

ストラーラの思考の一つとして、快適な空間、状態でいながらも自分の殻を破ることは出来る(むしろ目標をより達成しやすい)と考えています。痛みや苦しみ、辛い思いをしなくても良いんです。

ここで電動をするつもりはありません。ただチョイスはあなた次第です。”自分の声に耳を傾け,自分の身体と一緒に目標を達成すべく働く”もしくは”ノーペイン、ノーゲイン”。

ストラーラヨガでは,自分がどう感じるか、一つ一つのポーズで身体の声に耳を傾けます。日々の身体の動きや感じ方も違うので、そこは自分を批判することなく、ただ単純に観察します。心地の良い場所、ポジションやポーズから少しずつ探検してみたり、ちょっと難しいポーズに挑んでみたり。ある日、ふと今まで出来なかったポーズが出来るかも。自分の心地よい場所からゆっくり、優しく、難しかったポーズが快適なポーズ、ポジションに変わっていきます。しかも、このプロセスは楽しみながら挑戦できます。ぜひトライしてみてくださいね。

来年1月中旬から2月中旬に日本一旦帰国です。ワークショップ出来ないかなぁ?

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Looking forward to seeing you all on the mat!

Be yourseld, be happy.

Nozomi Smith

Introduction of Strala Yoga

Do you want to try yoga that moves far beyond poses, helping you blow past your goals and get into your dreams. It’s a freedom flow that expands your limits and cracks you wide open. You reveal your radiantly inspiring self.

If your ansewer is YES, come and join me.

Strala is a way of being, moving and healing, that helps people connect with how they feel, move how it feels good, and handle challenges with ease.

Even if you have never done yoga before, thats absolutely fine. Let’s have some fun together! Never done Strala yoga? No worries, I will talk you through to be able to move however it feels great for you.

Venue : Bee Yoga in Sedgley

Adress : Suite One, Penny Farthing Arcade, High Street,  Sedgley, DY3 1RW

Price : £15/person

Send Me Mail to keep your spot!

Payment : Eventbrite, Bank Transfer, or Pay at the entrance

Connect

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I have been trying to write about this but the life gets in the way, hayho I am writing now.

I saw a car dealer advert on tv, it says “what’s the value of machine, if it doesn’t connect us”. Well I thought “what’s the value of US, if we don’t connect us?”

Do you feel connect with yourself? Have you ever asked? During the yoga classes I guide, I normally mention few times. “Reconnect with your breath, reconnect with yourself”.  When you feel connected with yourself, you feel amazing! You feel comfortable, you feel calm. On the other hand, you feel stressed, uncomfortable, and sometimes even angry when you are disconnected. Have you ever had that kind of experience?

So what do you do if you notice you are disconnected? It’s simple, take a deep breath. Bring back to yourself, bring back to your breath. Now you are reconnected.

Through yoga practice, I feel connected with myself more and more. If I don’t practice, feel sluggish, rubbish, disconnected. My aim is serve and help people to reconnect with themselves through yoga classes I guide.

I have 7 classes/week in Stourbridge. Have a look class timetable. Also there’s workshop on Sunday 25th June at heathbrook fitness. Let’s enjoy moving with ease.

ずっと書こうと思いながらもいろいろ忙しくてなかなか書けてなかった。

結構前に車のCMで「もし車との繋がりを感じられないなら、その車の価値はどんだけのものだ」(んー日本語に訳すのまたまた超難しい)要は、繋がりを感じられないなら買う価値がない。ってことかな。日本語だと。っていうのを見ました。

初めてこのCM見た時、私たち自身は?ってソッコー思った。「もし自分自身との繋がりを感じられないなら、自分自身の価値はどんだけ?」

自分自身との繋がり、感じてますか?聞いたこと自体ありますか?私はクラスをガイドする際に必ず数回「自分の呼吸に戻って、自分自身に戻って」とアドバイスします。自分自身と繋がってる時って、気持ち良いし、リラックスして、穏やかでいられます。逆に、ストレスフルだったり、イライラしたり、落ち着かない時って、繋がれてないんですよね。経験ありませんか?

じゃーそんな時、どーしたら良いんでしょう。簡単です。深呼吸してみてください。自分の呼吸に戻って、自分自身に戻る。もう一度繋がりを感じられます。

私はヨガの練習を通して、より繋がりを感じます。練習しない時は、怠けたり、批判的になったり。

 

私の目標は、ヨガのクラスを通じて、より多くの人が、それぞれもう一度自分自身と繋がれるようにお手伝いすること。(ちょっと日本語おかしくない?笑)

今回もご愛読ありがとうございます。

Be yourself, be happy.

Nozomi.S

 

Strala workshop “MOVE with EASE” by Noz

Hi there!

I am going to do Strala workshop “MOVE with EASE” by Noz on Sunday 25th of June at Heathbrook Fitness in Kingswinford.

Every classes I guide, I see many of my friends struggling in little bit of challenge poses. I always feel “I want to guide through little bit more, deeper” but in a class, we don’t have enough time. So why not doing workshop!!

I’m going to talk about Strala way of “MOVE with EASE”.  I will breakdown how we could move more easily, how to move with our breath through the workshop (including 1 hour Strala  BASICS class *not hot yoga).

After the workshop, you will be able to MOVE with EASE during yoga classes, in some challenging poses, even in your normal life. You will activate your self awareness. You will know how to move with your breath which will help improving your yoga practice.

Please book your ticket via Eventbrite

OR Bank Tranfer Send Me Mail

I am very looking forward to seeing you all there!

Be yourself, be happy.

Nozomi.S

Balance is the KEY


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Do you feel balanced?? Are you comfortable with yourself?

I sometime feel not balanced (let’s be honest), but mostly comfortable with myself.

Some of my friends will tell you that I am very straight forward person, sometime too straight, according to Liz.

So I am most of the time comfortable being myself. Of course sometime struggle but luckily I have great husband who always support me, my family, and lovely friends who always give me great vibes, positive energy.

Well, to help keeping balance in this hectic life, I do love practicing balance poses like tree pose, dancer pose, anything with balance. I’ve been saying that but all yoga poses are required balance, aren’t they? Important thing is it’s not only pose, OUR MIND.  During yoga practice, our mind supposed to be calm and focus, plus FUN and simply BEING with Strala yoga. I always feel like I did meditation after Strala yoga as we focus moving how we feel good, move with  our breath, and re-connect with ourselves. My mind become clearer, refreshing, and happier. Yes that’s how I keep balance.

If you never tried yoga, please do. There are so many different type of yoga out there! You will be able to find YOUR kind of yoga. Just give it a go to help keeping balance, healthy mind, and getting comfortable with yourself.

Do you have any favourite yoga? to keep your balance? Any tips?  Leave some comments 😉

突然ですが,バランス取れてますか? 友達といる時,もしくは他人と一緒にいる時,自分自身で居られますか?自分自身でいることは快適ですか?

私は(正直)たまにバランス崩します。が、大抵の場合は自分自身でいることは結構楽です。
私の友達たちに言わせれば、「たまに直球すぎる」ほど。(気をつけます)
ラッキーなことに、ピーターがいつも支えてくれ、友達たちもいつもポジティブな最高のヴァイブや,ポジティブなエネルギーをくれるので、とっても助かっています。

私が、この目まぐるしい毎日の中バランスを保てているのは,上述したピーターと家族、友達のおかげと、もちろんヨガのおかげ。特にバランスが要するポーズ(ツリーのポーズ,ダンサーのポーズなどなど)。とは言っても、実際ヨガってどんなポーズもバランス要るんですよ。しかもポーズだけじゃなくて、精神のバランスもめっちゃ大事!ヨガの練習中は精神が落ち着いて集中した状態、ちなみにストラーラではさらに「楽しく、(その場にただ)居る(マインドフルな状態)」ことが大切。私はストラーラのヨガ練習後,いつも瞑想をした後のような爽快感を感じます。頭はクリア出し、リフレッシュ出来て、しかもハッピー!
うん、こうやって私はバランスを保っています。(時々崩れますが、現在進行形で練習中。いつまでも初心者です)

もし,まだヨガを一度も試したことがない人は,ぜひ試してみてください。世界には本当に多種多様なヨガが存在します。いろいろ試してみて、自分にあったヨガを見つけて、目まぐるしいこの世の中をバランスとって、健康的なマインドと自分自身でいることをもっと楽しみましょう。

お気に入りのヨガはなんですか?どうやってバランス保ってますか?オススメがあったら教えてください ♪

Be happy, be yourself.

Nozomi.S

 

Hello friends!

Daddy blog by Mike Taylor
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I took this screenshot from Strala yoga Daddy Blog by Mike Taylor.

Since I met Strala yoga, I have explored so many things about me, expanding so many different way and directions which I could have not imagined what I have achieved, where I am, and who I am now. (of course some help by Pete aka my hubby)

I went to walk with my lovely friend Liz by the Birmingham canal this morning. We talked a lot about us, how we doing, what we want to do…etc… we talked like 5 hours!! (hahaha girls can talk forever, can’t they?)

I always feel like I am preaching religious things when I talk about Strala way of Living which I totally not mean to, but seeing many friends and people struggling in any situation (include me!) always remembering “Take a deep breath” “Soften”. It actually helps all the time.

As in Strala way, we believe we don’t have to struggle, we don’t have to cry to achieve our goal, we can have fun in the process, enjoy and take time, and we can pass the goal with ease, even go further beyond with less effort.

So, there is an option.

A. As we were taught when we were child, you have to put yourself in uncomfortable zone, have to struggle, and cry hard, harder than anyone else, then you can reach your goal in agony, and exhaustion (of course you will feel rewarding).

B. In your comfortable zone, slowly explore and expand your zone, listening and checking in how you feel, with ease and having fun, enjoy the time, then you reach your goal or beyond with happiness, and great feeling.

Which option are you going to take? I know it sounds too good to be true, right? but it is true, I am experiencing through my life. I am not trying to convince you, but at least give it a go!

Well, I am not gonna keep you long way from here!

I always say “Through the Strala yoga class I guide, I am just being myself. Enjoy spending the time together in the room”. I want to serve and help people to connect and reconnect with themselves through the yoga class. If I could be a help, I am happiest person in the whole world.

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トップのイメージはストラーラヨガのダディーブログ by マイクをスクリーンショット。『デッカいアドベンチャーに行く時は、探検する楽しさと発見することの面白さを忘れずに。何が良い感じで、どう適応できるか、どんな風に進化できるかをいろいろ試してみて』って感じかなぁ。

ストラーラヨガに出逢ってから、いろいろと試して,自分自身を模索して,右往左往しながらいろんな方面へ自分の可能性が広がっていっているのを感じます。いろいろな目標に手が届き、今ここにいる私自身の想像なんて出来もしませんでした。(もちろんピーターの手助けなしにはありえませんが。笑)

今朝は、友達のリズとバーミンガムの運河沿いを歩いて、朝ごはんを食べに。いろんなこと話してるうちに5時間も話してた!(ガールズトークです、俗に言うね)

ストラーラの話をしているといつも宗教を説く人みたいになってしまうのですが(そんなつもりは全くありませんし、勧誘しているつもりも全くありません。すいません)、困っている友達や,悩んでいる人を見ると「深呼吸して」「和らいで〜」「朗らかに〜」と言いたくて仕方ないのです。(私も自分自身にしょっちゅう言い聞かせてます)

ストラーラでは、無理強いしたり、もがいたり、辛い思いして泣いたりしなくても、ゴールに辿り着けるし,その過程を楽しむことで、骨折り努力をせずともゴールよりももっと先に手が届く。と伝えています。

そこで、質問です。

A. 小さい頃に教えられたように「努力を惜しむな。目標に辿り着けるように苦労しろ。進化するために心地いい場所から離れろ」の教訓を習い、努力に努力を重ねて、やっとの思いと疲労困憊しながら目標地点にたどり着く。(すごい達成感ですよね)

B. 心地いい場所にいながら少しずつ発見&探検しながら自分の心地よい場所を広げつつ、その過程を楽しみつつも、自分自身と相談しながら、適応しながら、進化しながら、いつの間にやら目的地点あっという間に過ぎてた!ワォ!

あなたはどちらを選びますか?B とは思いつつも「現実と思うにはあまりにも良すぎる」感じですか?私は自分自身で体験しているので本当にそう思っています。説得や確信させるつもりなんて全くありませんが、ぜひ試してみてください。

ストラーラヨガのクラスを通して、私はいつも私自身(偽ったり、フリをしたりせず)でいるし、ただ素敵な友達たちと一緒にヨガできる時間を楽しんでいます。

これからも、より多くの人が自分自身と再度繋がれる機会の手助けを、ストラーラヨガのクラスを通して出来たら、私は世界で一番の幸せ者です。

morning walk by the canal in Birmingham

Be yourself, be happy.

Nozomi.S