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 Pretzel Cards for Kids

‘There are two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle’ Albert Einstein This little box of cards work miracles! If you are teaching kids these … Continued

Hip Openers to relieve backache

Hip openers! You know, some backache can be down to tension held in the front of the body? Sitting for long periods encourages postural misalignment and so the back muscles weaken. This sequence of opening postures help stretch the front … 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

Can mindfulness beat a bargain?

Who can resist a bargain? When the January sales were on did you feel compelled to spend, spend, spend? And do you now regret spending so much? For many the sales are just too tempting and this in turn, can … Continued