Taking stock to find space and energy. “Nothing is quite as important as you think it is while you are thinking about it” says Daniel Kahneman. He is referring to how our brains deal with emotions and experiences better than we expect them to. We think and worry about something happening but when (or if) […]
Yin Yoga is a calming yoga practice, which stimulates our parasympathetic nervous system to help restore balance in our bodies.
What is Biotensegrity, and what does it mean for healing pelvic organ prolapse? Women’s Health physio Anna Crowle explains in this video how she is using this science in her ground-breaking work on prolapse. Her work is healing many women who were told by other professionals that surgery was their only route. If you are […]
Hello! I’m Amera.. You’ll find me at WAW teaching the L2 Ashtanga 90 minute class every Monday evening as well as the monthly Yin Yoga workshops on the last Friday of each month. I love the routine that Ashtanga brings. How our experiences in each practise will be different but encourages us to listen to our bodies, […]
Yoga Teacher Training: It’s not just about Yoga! It’s now October 2018 and around 6 weeks since I passed my part-time 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, which I started in January this year. In my previous post, “You’re doing a Teacher Training Course… But you don’t want to teach…??”, I explained why I decided […]
You’re doing a Teacher Training Course… But you don’t want to teach…?? Hi, I’m Karen; I work full-time in an office, and I LOVE practicing yoga. Inspired by a friend, my yoga journey started in 2014 with a 6-week beginner’s course, following which I did my first ever Ashtanga class. I’ve always tried to incorporate […]
Why choose coaching? As a friend said to me, “We all need a coach and those who say they don’t are either lying or are very lucky.” Investing in the process of being coached, with the right person for you, can be life changing. People work with coaches for all sorts of reasons. These are […]
If you were wondering whether sound therapy might me helpful for you, here are 5 reasons that might help you decide to try a treatment. Sound Therapy is extremely effective at reducing stress. Holding stress in the body? The vibrations from the instruments pass deep into the body, relaxing muscles and mind. During a one-to-one […]
There is science behind coaching? Oh hell yes. In fact there is a growing body of research that supports coaching as an incredibly valuable profession. Here are a few facts...
So what is Coaching? Coaching, outside the sports industry, has been growing since the 80s and yet most people still know little about it. Though, it is apparent this week that coaching is significantly growing inside the sports industry too. The recent success of the young and inexperienced England squad in the World Cup has […]
Choosing the right type and level of yoga class is important, in fact it will change how much you love to practice. Let us explain how we're trying to make it even easier to find the right class.
Get ready to prioritise yourself with some self-care and serious relaxation, knowing that for this time you’re going to be really looked after. No effort required – You just need to get yourself here because it’s really important to rest. When the pace of life is fast, our minds can move fast and the nervous […]
Do you ever feel like just taking a break and letting out a big sigh? Go on, try it now – how fantastic does that feel? Do you ever long for time to relish the things that really matter – the smile of a little person, a breeze on your cheek, a beautiful sunset? How […]
The height of summer is approaching, a season of outward looking, fiery energy. It is full of light, sun, warmth, brightness and positivity. In the summer months we tend to increase our physical and social activities, using every opportunity to embrace the sunnier days and lighter evenings. As we live in a very yang orientated […]
Yoga has always been a fundamental part of my movement practice, but particularly found a place in me during times that I was injured during my professional dance training. It was from this that I learnt the importance of connecting to the self, discovering how to move from within and how to allow the breath […]
As we enter into a change of season, a cycle of revival and growth, the energy shifts both in nature and within us. Awakening what’s been dormant in the long winter months, our upcoming Yin Yoga Renewal session will focus on postures to unblock energy in the Liver and Kidney Meridians. These vital organs support […]
It shouldn’t be hard to focus on the breath, its just breathing right? When you’re just starting out on your mindful meditation journey this can seem the hardest thing in the world. A million things keep racing around in our heads, “How early shall I leave to make my meeting?” “Mustn’t forget to book the […]
As children, our quest to explore and embrace our imagination often paved the way for us to do things without a second thought. Without the pressure of ‘getting it wrong’ we would happily draw, doodle and scribble our desires out on paper without a care in the world. So what went wrong? When did the […]
The spine is a crucial part of our movement system. Our daily lives can have an impact on how the spine feels; from poor sleeping positions or an uncomfortable mattress, sitting at a desk or driving all day, lifting children or heavy objects, to tension and stress. These can all contribute to back pain or […]
One of our restorative yoga teachers Clare describes our weekly Thursday evenings as ‘an evening of really not doing too much – and then resting afterwards’. But don’t jump to conclusions about this special practice of restorative yoga. From this description she goes on to explain all that is happening. And it’s powerful stuff… The […]
When we think of happiness, most of us think of a harmonious life. One where everything slips into place. We have a clear idea of what we want and how we can achieve it. We’re not hampered by ailments or responsibilities and the world feels effortless and enjoyable. In reality, life often feels much more […]
Our bodies are a storing place of emotions. Whether we’ve experienced good or bad emotional experiences, our bodies react. Often these emotions can become ‘stuck’ in parts of the body. Different emotions are stored in different parts of the body. By working within a deep pose we help to release these stored emotions, stimulating the […]
Why is massage so important? Laura tells us why it’s shouldn’t be something you do once a year! *** It’s crazy to think that in a time when we are so aware of how much of an impact our mental and physical health has on our bodies and lives, that people still think of massage […]
I remember in my first ever yoga class, the teacher demonstrated some postures that were beyond my wildest imagination for my body to ever be able to get into! The regular classes I attended after this and up until my teacher training, were not particularly physically challenging, they revolved a lot more around making the […]
‘How do I start yoga?’ is one of the most common questions we get asked (yes it can be super confusing), so we thought we’d try and help by creating a little visual to show you know which We Are Wellness class might suit your personal starting point. We are all different, which is why […]
The WE in our name is probably the most important element of what happens here. WE is the idea that started our wellness business. WE is the partnership between Stephanie and I that started this whole thing (I wouldn’t have done it without her!!) WE is the team of wellness professionals that ooze passion for […]
We asked our Psychotherapist and Mentor Lori Fitzgerald to share how we can stay feeling our best at this sometimes stressful time! *** December is a strange month for most people. We can experience a pressure like no other month (unless you are an accountant in January) and it’s vital that we acknowledge our limitations […]
‘I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.’ Lewis Carroll – Alice In Wonderland. We’re living in an era where we are becoming acutely aware of how our surroundings and particularly our own attitudes affect our health and well-being – which, as a therapist, is a great thing to […]
We totally get it. Running is highly addictive. As one gets deeper into the running world you see that it becomes less about being physically fit, and more about the mental space, the freedom of the great outdoors. That buzz. But whilst running makes you feel amazing, whether you feel it immediately or not there […]
Language is a powerful tool. When I first came across the word LAGOM, it was an ‘Aha moment’, a better understanding of something I've already known. How can it help you?