Put on a happy face…?

Put on a happy face! Really interesting listening to Prince Harry talk about his experience with depression. He was 12 when his mother, Princess Diana, died tragically but he managed to ‘put on a happy face’ and suppress his true … Continued

Yoga Training for Autism and ADHD

‘Yoga for Autism’ – our six week course for TreeHouse tutors, at Ambitious about Autism, ends today. I love working with these inspiring, thoughtful souls. Together we’ve looked at safe, fun and effective yoga content and delivery offering tools to … Continued

The benefits of gentle exercise for positive mental health by Nina Wells

In the United Kingdom, and around the world, mental health issues are a growing concern. Part of the problem is the country’s aging population, as older adults are more vulnerable to mental health disorders, but rates of anxiety and depression … Continued

Yoga and Ayurveda Afternoon Delight

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Thank you to all the wonderful yogis and yoginis who joined us, on Sunday 5th March, for an afternoon exploring yoga and Ayurvedic principles to enhance the healing qualities of our practice. We learnt so much about our Doshas – … 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

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

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

Spring Spritz Your Home With Aromatherapy Oils

Dare I say it…but it looks as if Spring might just be here in the UK? This weekend the sun was shining, people were smiling and with a ‘spring’ in my step I threw open the windows, let in the … Continued

5 Yoga Poses for insomnia & stress

5 Yoga Poses to help calm and soothe both mind and body  Mindful breathing   Sit up straight. Relax and close your eyes. Take a long deep breath in through your nostrils and a slow releasing breath out of the … Continued

Yoga to help grieving

Change is inevitable, letting go and moving forward optional Blue skies, warm sun and the rolling English countryside simply took my breath away this weekend. After days of wind and rain, it was a welcome tonic. I found myself pondering … Continued

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