Yes! This means that, fundamentally, Supply Yoga has been designed to fulfil a social purpose.
Since the very beginning, we have been in pursuit of democratic access to effective and inclusive wellness practices for our whole community, particularly folks who don’t feel represented by, safe or a sense of belonging in commercial wellness environments.
We partner with a number of local and national charities and grass roots community organisations that support people living in social isolation, living with or at risk of long term mental and physical health challenges. We use the money that our customers, corporate partners and funders invest in us to develop appropriate health and wellbeing programmes for the folks that access support from our partners.
It’s a cyclical model, the more you practice with us, the deeper a social impact we can make. Your purchase with us is powerful, it’s a vote for an organisation that aims to deliver a positive impact on the mental and physical health of every body, regardless of shape, size, orientation, ability, health or wealth.
At the moment, given the limitations of social distancing, we’re working with some of our partners remotely via Zoom and Youtube Live – each week we gather virtually with the extraordinary people of East London Cares and The Bromley by Bow Centre’s mental health support programme. This Summer we’ll also be resuming our programme in partnership with Hackney Migrant Centre.
You can sign up for our classes up until 8 minutes prior to the start time via our timetable page. Our live streams are broadcast via Youtube Live and Zoom, we’ll send a unique link out to the email address associated with your account from our firstname.lastname@example.org address 30-45 minutes before the class – it might be worth marking us as a safe contact to prevent us landing in your junk folder.
Once the live stream begins, you can practice with us in real time from the comfort and safety of your home.
If something comes up and you can no longer tune in to your class on time or if you miss it completely, don’t worry, you can still access the broadcast that you’ve purchased for 48 hours after the original live stream.
The number of spaces in our live streamed classes is unlimited.
Help us keep our offering afloat by spreading the word – absolutely anybody anywhere can practice with us.
We want to do everything we can to make sure you’re practicing safely at home – please click here to share a little about your health before you tune in to take a class with us.
If you have any concerns or questions about the injuries, physical limitations or pain that you’re experiencing, let us know, we’ll arrange a call with you to discuss appropriate modifications before you move your body ‘unsupervised’!
All of our yoga is designed to be accessible though if you’re just starting out, we’d recommend trying our with our ‘Move + Breathe’ and ‘Yoga + Meditation’ classes, they tend to be super slow moving and give newcomers a chance to get to grips with the basic postures and become familiar with principles of the way breath is used in yoga too.
Regardless of your physical ability or knowledge of yoga, the most important thing is that you know you’re welcome to take what you want from each class, participate, rest, sit things out if you need to – there’s no pressure. If in doubt, reach out to us and we’ll do our best to allay any of your anxieties – no question is too silly!
Congratulations! How far along are you? It’s recommended that you don’t practice yoga until at least 14 weeks in to your pregnancy, it’s best to allow time for all of the many changes that are happening in your body to settle before taking a class.
Once the first trimester is over though, join us for our live streamed ‘Women’s Only Yoga’ class on Saturday mornings, it’s a safe, slow moving, comforting practice that’s been designed specifically to be accessible for pregnant bodies.
Again, we want to do everything we can to keep you safe on the mat – especially when pregnant – so before booking in, please click here to share a little about your health.
There is little need for any equipment, a yoga mat helps but isn’t essential if you’re comfortable moving around on your own flooring.
Set yourself up in a comfortable space at home with blankets, cushions, blocks or books and pillows – we’ll work together to create DIY props for restorative and yin practices.