Chair Yoga for 2nd and 3rd trimester

Standing postures are great for strength, balance and circulation but as baby grows these postures can feel uncomfortable.  The weight of the belly can make the legs feel heavy. Try using a chair for support with some simple modifications for … Continued

Gentle Yoga for pregnant moms

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Antenatal Yoga – Here’s a gentle sequence to mobilise and stabilise the spine. Great if you’re feeling tight and in need of some core support. 1. On all fours align hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Inhale and draw navel … Continued

‘Practice and all is coming’

This is where it begins. A simple mat perhaps a block, bolster in a small, quiet space. It’s all you need. And then you begin… Pattabhi Jois famously said ‘practice and all is coming’. What wise words? It can apply … Continued

Tight Hamstrings?

#saturdaystretch – tight hamstrings? Don’t forget your hip openers! The most common complaint seems to be tight hamstrings but often this can be alleviated with hip flexor stretches. Tight pectorals, Psoas and quads from over training the front of the … Continued

Nature or nurture?

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This is my ‘Squished Pose’! Ha ha ok, it’s really  #upavishtakonasana – wide angle forward stretch. But here’s a question…nature or nurture? We’re not all born with the same anatomy. Subtle differences can make significant impact in our range of … Continued

Balletboyz ‘Ballet 4 Autism’ vlog

Today the Balletboyz came to visit TreeHouse School, home to Ambitious about Autism, where I work as a dance and yoga tutor. I’d read so much about their new outreach initiative ‘Ballet 4 Autism’, the brainchild of Balletboyz co founder, … Continued

Empower women, be mindful what you post!

I love to share online posts. My ultimate aim is always to inspire and encourage thought.  It’s so interesting to read peoples feedback and the comments educate me enormously. The other day a friend commented on a photograph that I … Continued

8 Yoga Poses for the 2nd and 3rd Trimester

Congratulations you’re pregnant! Now you may be wondering whether you should exercise or not during your pregnancy? Well, depending on your level of fitness, and always under the guidance of your GP, there really is nothing to stop you continuing … Continued

Standing for Strength

Aside from drinking lots of warm tea to see us through the winter months, our practice has focused particularly on strength and flexibility.  I always incorporate a strong standing sequence to warm us up, ground our energy and prepare us … Continued

Ginger, lemon, honey tea tonic

Are you still fighting off a nasty cough or cold? Having had so many of my class participants poorly with terrible coughs and colds, I felt we needed a yoga supplement, to help boost our immune system.  Last week, we enjoyed a … Continued

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