Yoga Concepts

30 Days of Mindful Movement

admin January 3, 2019 0 comments 0

On Monday January 7th I’m launching a brand new wellbeing campaign to encourage everyone to make a mindful & healthy start to 2019. The aim is to get you moving for 30 consecutive days but with the addition of awareness. January is the perfect time to become more active and often we all set the intention to improve our physical…

What is mindful movement?

admin January 3, 2019 0 comments 0

Mindful movement is a term that’s used along side many activities now, largely due to the health benefits that are often associated with the practice. Yoga classes are often labeled as mindful movement or mindful exercise but not that’s not entirely true. Yes, yoga can be a prime example of mindful movement at its most effective but not all yoga…

Monthly Theme – Intention Setting (new year, new you)

admin December 31, 2018 0 comments 0

Happy New Year’s Eve! As some of us may be waking up tomorrow with a sore head and a slightly blurry memory, I thought I would catch-up with you all now.  As 2019 approaches we are presented with an opportunity for reflection. We can all cast our minds back to the highs & not so highs of 2018 with a…

7 Sanskrit Words That Will Change Your Practice

admin August 15, 2017 0 comments 1

No, your teacher isn’t speaking gibberish. They’re probably speaking Sanskrit– an ancient language from southern India. There can be varying interpretations for the phases but often the intention of the word is the same. Like other ancient languages, sanskrit is a vibratory, rhythmic language that can be challenging to pronounce because our own language no longer has emphasis on sound…

Benefits of Hot Yoga

admin May 10, 2017 0 comments 1

1. Energy: Yoga Asanas (postures/exercises), breath control training (pranayama) and use of yoga body locks (bandhas) all work to activate and balance energy pathways, giving you the vitality and power. Yoga will ignite your nervous system and create a greater connection between muscles. In effect think of your body becoming a much slicker, oiled organic machine. 2. Strength: By strength…

Why Hot Yoga?

admin May 4, 2017 0 comments 0

Namaste, The use of heat during a Yoga class has come up for much debate recently and you either love it or really really dislike it. So lets have a look at what all the fuss is about and hopefully we can dispel a few myths along the way. First of all lets look the reasons why we use heat….

Start Your Day With Yoga

admin April 28, 2017 0 comments 0

Morning practice is THE opportunity to set a tone for the day. With the pace and demands of life it’s easy to drag yourself out of bed, neck a coffee and race out the door. It would be so much better if we took a few moments in silence to tap into ourselves and consider what we need to cultivate…

What Is Restorative Yoga?

admin April 25, 2017 0 comments 0

A restorative yoga sequence typically involves less postures, much less focus on heat & dynamic strength. Instead its aim is to help students unwind both physically & emotionally. I personally find restorative classes much more challenging than the strong dynamic Asana based classes of Vinyasa, Classical Astanga & modern Power Yoga because it requires a strength we aren’t well equipped…

History Of Yoga Workshop

admin April 15, 2017 0 comments 0

So we have got you hooked on Yoga but have you ever wondered where it all came from or how long its been around for? “I know that” you say, “it’s from India and has been around for 4,000 years.” Then someone usually chirps up with “No, no it’s not! It’s 10, 000 years old!” and before you know it we…

Blossom Like The Lotus Flower

admin March 29, 2017 0 comments 0

Padma Mudra or Lotus Mudra has some of the most significant & beautiful symbolism found in Yoga. The lotus flower goes through a similar journey that which we experience during a Yoga class & our continual spiritual journey thereafter. The Lotus Flower begins life as a vary hard seed that is placed at the bottom of a muddy pond. Eventually…