At this time of year there are many transitions, we start to see everything changing around us in nature, things starting to dissolve from the height of summer bloom, we feel the change in the air as the weather gets cooler and we feel it in ourselves. I am feeling the unease of change as my twins transition into school and for the first time in 9 years I have ‘freedom’...
Beginning 1st July all classes, workshops and retreats can be booked online directly through a booking system called MindBody. Book into yoga classes ahead of time from the convenience of your own home or anywhere you happen to be with the MindBody app on your phone or tablet. Read on to find out about online booking for series passes and MoveGB.
Treat yourself to a mid-week flow yoga practice. The class is appropriate for all levels of yoga, encouraging you to explore a variety of postures while focusing on connecting to breath with movement in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Classes will include relaxation techniques to help you manage everyday stress and set an intention which you can carry into your day.
Where do the months go? Summer is transitioning to melt into Autumn. There is always an interesting blend of feelings and influences at this time as the changes start to appear with the end of somethings and new beginnings of others.
Due to the bank holiday I have decided to resume classes from Thursday 3rd September
While away I enjoyed being a student in many yoga classes, with some inspiring practices from strong Ashtanga vinyasa to restorative and meditation. Many moments I was reminded of my reflections of watching my children. It is such fun to be the student, to try new teachers and classes. In the moments when attempting a challenging variation of an arm balance or to be present in meditation, I tried not dwelling on what I couldn't do but what I have right now, to stay present, accept where I am in that moment
When I hear myself telling my children you will end up in “time-out”, secretly, I always want one! It just sounds like a good idea to have some quality, adult-approved quiet time to take care of just me.
The summer solstice is a time of honoring the earth and the sun’s blessing of warmth and light. In Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras 3.26 it’s written in translation, “One learns from the perfect discipline of the sun and solar system.”
If you have ever been to yoga class you will usually be looking forward to the last bit, where the teacher leads you into a guided relaxation or a quiet period, called Savasana. Do you ever feel that just as you are starting to relax and enjoy this time it is time to get up again? Maybe you should try Yoga Nidra.
As a yoga instructor, I remind my students to consciously focus on their breath throughout their practice. Of course we breathe, we don't have to focus to do it and our body is designed to breathe automatically. In fact the average person takes about 22,000 breaths every day, or over 7.5 million breaths each year and most of us don't give breathing a second thought...