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Although it’s still August, there’s definitely starting to be a bit of a chill in the air and a reminder that Autumn’s not too far away. In fact, as I write this, I have all the windows in my flat closed for the first time since about May and have had to dig out a hoody – brrr! So I’m desperately trying to make the most of the last couple of weeks of Summer when the weather decides to play ball. Thankfully, it did last Saturday for the True Yoga Collective launch event as the outdoor rooftop class would have been a slightly different prospect in the rain!

As it was the sun was shining so I headed back to the roof of Netil House, where I’d been just a couple of weeks ago for the Hotpod Yoga party. True Yoga Collective’s  event was held on a different part of the roof, which I’d completely missed the last time I’d been there and was set up as a beautiful outdoor studio. I met my yogi friend Jess, who had been on the Italian retreat with me, and after checking that we were on the list, we were given our True Yoga Collective wristbands (LOVE a yoga event that feels like an exclusive festival!)

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True Yoga Collective is a new online magazine, community and events company run by a team of yoga teachers to promote the search for truth in yoga. The guys behind it gave a really lovely welcome to everyone and an explanation of what the collective is all about before taking it in turns to teach the class along with a small army of adjusters. I thought having three teachers might make the class feel disjointed, but it was cleverly split so that we had one voice for the flowing standing asanas, followed by another teacher for the seated sequence and a final yogi to lead us through a savasana and meditation.

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After the class we were treated to delicious lactose free cupcakes, and some smoothies and juices while the yogis mingled and talked about exciting upcoming projects, after which I ate my cupcake incredibly indelicately while wandering through Hackney (icing everywhere!).

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The Yoga Collective launched its online magazine the following day, so it’s up and running and well worth a look.