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Yoga and our connection to nature

Those of you who have been practising yoga for a while will likely have come to realise that Yoga is more than just stretching.   The Sanskrit word ‘Yoga’ translates to union and connection.  Due to busy lifestyles and the demands of day to day life, many of us are disconnected from our bodies, from each…

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Summer Solstice Reflections 2019

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. It is often seen as a doorway into the second part of the year and into the Summer. Summer is said to be a time of renewed energy and optimism – a time to celebrate what you have done over the last 6 months and…

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January: A month for hibernation?

January 2019 has been busy, but so wonderful! Yoga Teaching  I’ve taught 32 Yoga classes already this month! It’s been lovely welcoming new faces to my local classes, helping 6th formers start their ‘humpday’ in a positive way and seeing the Hotpod Yoga community continue to grow. Time to relax  With the short, cold and…

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The life of a part-time Yoga teacher: Month 3

My Sunday morning Yogis completed yet another 6 week block of Yoga classes last week! It has been wonderful seeing some of the ‘regulars’ develop their practice, as well as welcoming some new Yogis. Despite the snow, and freezing cold starts in the dance studio, these wonderful ladies join me each Sunday morning to move…

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Morning Meds!

This year, I have set myself the challenge of getting up early on weekday mornings to do some Yoga and meditation. My Meditation Journey I have been practising yoga every day for a good two years now, but I hadn’t really tried meditation until we had a meditation unit on my YTT course. We spent…

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The life of a part-time Yoga teacher: Month 1

After some initial ‘market research’ in December (ie lots of posts on local Facebook community pages!) I decided there was enough interest to set up my first local class – a ‘6 week Yoga for beginners course’. I found a wonderful local dance studio to hold the classes in and the course booked up pretty…

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