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

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

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

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

Is yoga the answer to our mental health problems?

Why is yoga good for our mental health? I believe it’s the cognitive nature of yoga that makes it such an effective tool for our mental health. Of course, the guidance of your GP is imperative but in terms of … Continued

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