April Thailand Retreat
We are heading back to Jungle Yoga in Khao Sok National Park in April 2014. This will be a 10-day retreat from 10-20th April (ends on Easter Sunday). We are taking deposits and the retreat is already half-full (as of 1st Dec). Full details available from reception.
Early Morning Cancellations
We have now cancelled our 6.30am classes for the remainder of 2013. But don't be sad! 2014 is just around the corner and we are currently plotting an early morning yoga (r)evolution that we will launch in January. So, watch this space!
World Champion ChauKei Ngai 29th Sept
We are in the process of changing the company and studio name. We are now Richmond Yoga Ltd and the studio is The Richmond Yoga Centre.
This is a name change, not a yoga change. We continue to teach precisely the same yoga, with precisely the same schedule. Nothing changes within the studio except the name.
For existing students who have any questions about this, we have more information at the studio, we are sending more information out via email and we are open to questions at reception.
See you in the same hot room, doing the same series of yoga, soon.
Richmond Success at UK Yoga Championships
Our school enjoyed another successful year at the 2011 UK Yoga Asana Championships. Thirteen students from Richmond entered the championships and trained hard for many months in preparation. Kristin retained her title and Lisa Horgan came Joint 2nd.
Kristin has decided not to compete at the Internationals this year in June but Lisa will be heading to LA to represent the UK.
1st Kristin Bergman (Richmond)
2nd (joint) Lisa Horgan (Richmond)
2nd (joint) Bridgett Ane Goddard (Brighton Lanes)
1st Michael Eley (London)
2nd Richard Wehr (Brighton)
3rd Cassiano Garcia (Fleet)
BYR Becomes CarbonNeutral®
We've talked about doing this for a long time but this year we have finally gotten around to doing something about it and have been accredited as a CarbonNeutral® company.
We now offset our carbon footprint by sponsoring a project to capture the volatile greenhouse gas methane from a managed landfill site.
We're not absolutely certain but we believe that we may be the first Bikram Yoga studio in the world to be accredited with this status.
Matt and Kristin at the International Yoga Championships
There was a great buzz around the studio in February as our UK Champions, Matt Farci and Kristin Bergman, travelled to LA to represent the UK (and our little studio!) at the International Yoga Asana Championship.
Many of our students stayed up until past 3am to watch Kristin who performed beautifully and came 16th, just 3 points off the Top 10, in a competition of very high standard.
Matt qualified through into the Top 10 and to Finals Day where he came 5th. Incredible performance. Congratulations, Matt!
We have begun training preparations for this year's UK Championships. A group of students are already keenly doing their "homework". If you have an interest in competing or want to know more about what this yoga championship is about, speak to Johnny or Kristin.
Richmond Win at UK Yoga Championships
Our school enjoyed incredible success at this year's UK Yoga Asana Championships. Twelve students from Richmond entered the championships and trained hard for many months in preparation. All that hard work paid off when Kristin Bergman and Matt Farci, both representing Richmond, won the Women's and Men's Division. And it didn't stop there, Sue Gosling from our school came 3rd in the Women's and Cassiano Garcia came 3rd in the Men's.
Good luck to Kristin and Matt who are now training towards representing the UK at the International Championships in Los Angeles in February.
1st Matt Farci (Richmond)
2nd Richard Samson (London City)
3rd Cassiano Garcia (Richmond)
1st Kristin Bergman (Richmond)
2nd Bridgett Ane Goddard (London)
3rd Sue Gosling (Richmond)
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