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messageStay in but Stay Active! Free Online Massage & Yoga classes from Thai-vedic Massage & Friends
Posted by Thai-vedic massage March 25, 01:23PM

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Stay in but stay active!
> Online Indian Head & Thai Yoga Massage classes
> Thai-vedic Massage & Hair by Gerry gift vouchers
> Online Yoga and Qi Gong classes
> IPSE petition for support for the self employed

Online Massage Classes

Thai-vedic massage & Hair by Gerry have had to close during the Lockdown but that doesn't mean we can't help you stay active and healthy during this difficult time for all of us.

Much as I hate having my photo taken, (much less being on video!) I have a tripod and a head-cam strap that I've used for massage training videos, so lets give it a go!

Join us at the following dates and times using the Zoom app* on your phone, tablet or laptop, using this link


Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 3-4pm. Starting with Indian Head Massage this Thursday 26th March

I will alternate between Indian Head Massage & Thai yoga Massage, as both can be done fully clothed and without oil.

What you'll need:

>> A partner, relative or housemate (dont drag anyone in from the street!) who is willing to give as well as receive a massage. You'll give a massage for 30 minutes then receive for 30 minutes, under my instruction.

>> For Indian Head Massage (Thursdays): a kitchen or folding chair placed in a space big enough for you to walk around it.

>> For Thai Yoga Massage (Tuesdays & Saturdays): a yoga mat, duvet or futon placed on a floor space with room above & below the receivers head & feet when lying down & space for them to stretch their arms out to the side. Plus a pillow for their head.

I'm offering these as free classes for now as I know many of us are on reduced incomes (in our case reduced to nothing!) but if you are still receiving a wage or have other funds please do make a 5 donation for each class via bank transfer to Account number 03076141/ Sort code 08-90-66

* If you dont already have the Zoom app the link above will prompt you to download it.Try to do this before the class to save time.

Hair and Massage Gift Vouchers

Got a birthday coming up and dont know what to buy?

Why not buy a Hair by Gerry or Thai-vedic Massage gift voucher? Obviously the gift voucher recipient wont be able to use it until after the Lockdown, but it will help us keep our businesses afloat while we aren't earning any income.

And the gift voucher doesn't have to be for someone else, you can use them as a way of pre-ordering. As soon as we reopen we will contact you first to book you in before anybody else. Prices are as listed on our websites:

[hairbygerry.mytreatwell.co.uk] & [www.thai-vedicmassage.co.uk]

Order your gift voucher(s) from stephen@thai-vedicmassage.co.uk

Online Yoga & Qi Gong classes

There are lots of online yoga classes doing the rounds, but why not support some local yoga teachers - many of whom are also self employed and having to find new ways to earn a living. These are the teachers I've visited and know to be good at what they do:

Maha Rudra Yoga - Rabin, the teacher who runs classes in the Hindu Temple in Honor Oak, has moved his classes onto Google Meet, which is like Zoom. The link will prompt you to download it if you dont have it. The classes are free so simply join the class 6pm Sundays via this link [meet.google.com]

ESPH - the gym on Lordship Lane in east Dulwich, that I go to (normally) is posting free daily live Yoga and Pilates classes on its instagram page [instagram.com] which stay there for 24 hours. Best viewed from your phone, just click on the black logo at the top to view the videos.

Iwona Yoga who mornally teaches at her studio in Upland Road or in Dulwich Park in summer, is using Zoom to teach twice daily Vinyasa Flow classes, 10.30am - 12pm or 7.30pm - 9pm. Minimum donation 5 for non workers - or else 10. Pay by bank transfer or Paypal. Contact Iwona iwonayoga3@gmail.com for joining and payment details.

George Monkhouse - Peckham Rye based Acupuncturist and Qi Gong Teacher is running Qi Gong classes at 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and asks for a donation of 5 per session to join, or 12 for the week, via Paypal to george@georgemonkhouse.com. George is using Zoom and his link is [us04web.zoom.us]

Petition for support for the self employed

A package for support for self employed workers is currently under discussion in Parliament, but until its passed its important that we keep the pressure on Politicians, so that businesses like ours dont have to fold. This petition, by IPSE (The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) calls on the government to create a Temporary Income Protection Fund to support freelancers through the Coronavirus crisis.

Sign the petition! [www.change.org]

Stay safe (but stay active!)

Stephen & Gerry

Thai-vedic Massage & Hair by Gerry
72 Crawthew Grove
East Dulwich
SE22 9AB

[hairbygerry.mytreatwell.co.uk] & [www.thai-vedicmassage.co.uk]

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