Why our Ashtanga teacher Amera fell in love with yin yoga and you might too!
We’re going to be pretty bold here and say, there is a perfect yoga class for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding it. This means finding the right style(s), the right teacher(s) at that moment in your life … p.s. yes this will change as your life/body/mind changes. As yoga has become more mainstream […]
Why I run…. 1. Because it feels so good to be that FREE. Nothing else feels like it, no fancy kit needed. Just decent technique. 2. It helps me to spend time outside, explore new places and see the things around me that change (like the seasons) 3. I love other runners, it’s such a […]
In October 2016, someone suggested I try Yoga for chronic pain. I’d tried everything else to no avail so thought I had nothing to lose, (little did I know how much I had to gain!). I was so anxious and embarrassed of how little I could do and how my body felt like it really […]
Why I love Yin yoga, and you should too!
Uh oh. Is it time to buy a present for the people we love again? But you’re trying to declutter, flowers fade, and chocolates disappear (if Helena is about then probably within a day), so what about a longer lasting gift? Why not create some memories together whilst doing something that will make you feel […]
This is an exercise that I first learnt on my initial degree course but has since been tweaked and utilised in the world of mentoring and also within regular mindfulness practice. The aim is to support you to connect with who you are, what you truly believe in and also support you to know when […]
The full Primary Ashtanga sequence will usually take 90 minutes. Why is taking this class important in your development as a yogi? 1. The sequence is set up so each posture gives you the strength and flexibility for the next. That way you approach new poses with a sufficient foundation of strength, balance or flexibility […]
How to #YogaEveryDamnDayPractising Yoga everyday on a retreat feels great, waking up at 5am to meditate whilst living in an Ashram is as easy as pie, but for those of us living in the real world and juggling any combination of work/family/study/relationships/social life, then finding the energy, motivation and time for a daily Yoga practise […]
Our Go! Girl Pilates super star Jen shares her approach to feeling like an awesome version of yourself this winter!
Don’t let staying active be something that is pushed aside during the holidays. Moving will improve your mood as well as keeping your body happy. Even the most time-poor Christmas revellers can find 10 minutes to workout right? It’s amazing what you can do with those few to wake your body up so get out […]
Pregnancy Yoga is a great healthy practice during your pregnancy. Read our benefits of pregnancy yoga for a positive change during your pregnancy.
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Relaxation can be hard, so having someone guide you through a relaxation is a fantastic way to let go.
What happens in a Yin Yoga Workshop? Join Kirsten on Friday 30th September at 6.45pm important to find the balance to feel whole and be healthy.
Our therapist Sue Haynes specialises in fertility reflexology. Over the years of formal and informal training she has gleaned a lot of information on the subject which is what has led to our up and coming Fertility workshop (a combination of the powers of reflexology, yoga and diet). Here she shares some of her knowledge. Sue’s […]
We're all looking for balance right? Work-life balance, healthy-junk food balance, friends-family balance. But what about a yoga-fitness balance?
Setting up a strong plank pose, with adequate core and shoulder support to protect the spine. Try this one next time you practice at home, and join her in classes at the studio! Tuesday – We Are Energised 12.30pm, We Are Hiit + Yoga 6.45pm & We Are Flexible 8pm Thursday – We Are Flexible 10am Friday – We Are Strala 5.30pm Saturday – We Are […]
The Friday Night Social will take place after Helena’s Friday night yoga class. We’re putting on a huge vegetarian curry and with BYOB it's an ideal alternative beer/curry night.
This is a wonderful option to stretch the hips, like pigeon pose, but without bringing too much stress into the knee. Take it easy, breathe and find that feel-good stretch.
Maybe you have recently gone to your first yoga class and come out thinking 'that was great but what the frickle sticks were they talking about?
Find out how Sam gets strong! The fact of the matter is; Yoga or rather the Asana practice is not the only physical aspect of my life.
During a pregnancy yoga class, antenatal yoga or prenatal yoga class you learn breathing exercises that can help you bond with your baby, cope while in labour or just plain help you to get to sleep.
I want to encourage women to exercise because you love what your body can do and because it makes you feel good but without the pressure that you need to to look good.