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 would anyone want to be Rolfed? (Notwithstanding the name… I mean, it even sounds weird and obscure.) I’ve been turning my attention recently to how I can create good maps or signposts for my Rolfing practice… or to put it another way: “How to let my future clients know that they need this thing called […]
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?
‘There’s a way to do it better. Find it.’ A fantastic quote by Thomas Edison, which is our business ethos at We Are Wellness. Our passion for improving wellness services is our motivation to innovate. To find new ways to do things, to improve on the old, to lead and not follow. *** We are […]
I think it’s fair to say I’ve found balance in my lifestyle the hard way! Liz's journey to LAGOM or balance may be the inspiration you need to do things differently!
Yep, that’s what we asked when we first met NLT therapist Becky Antrobus. So we got her to explain for all of us what this involves and how it can help with the pressures of modern life! In our lives these days there is so much pressure coming at us from all angles that self […]
There are lots of different types of yoga out there, giving you different benefits. Yin Yoga is the opposite to that power-ashtanga-hot yoga class you do which builds heat and strength… or your HIIT workouts, runs, gym sessions, busy lives… the list goes on. Yin is the perfect balance to your yang modern life, that […]
Let me start by saying that I do genuinely believe that apps are great. Apps like Headspace and Insight Timer allow many people to maintain their mindfulness practice at home and give you access to great quality guided meditations that were never so easily accessible previously. Having said that, there are many points when the […]
Since starting at We Are Wellness Orla‘s hatha classes have become known for their heart-felt intentions, particularly perfect for a Sunday evening…so we thought we would ask her to explain a little more about her approach. Yoga is about taking the gaze inwards and listening in to our inner teacher. Each week there is an […]
Looking good does not necessarily lead to feeling good (though I won’t deny it can help) but how many times have you met someone who oozes confidence and wellbeing regardless of how they look and you find yourself thinking ‘daaaaaaamn girl’?! That’s because feeling good can actually make you look good! Our genetics, experiences and […]
There are always those days where it feels like we don’t stop. Like the demands are continuous and we don’t have time to catch our breath. It might be a pressurised day at work, or a day at home with children on your own. The nature of the stressor doesn’t matter. It’s the relentless nature […]
Our Go! Girl workshops have become really popular over the past year or so, and we think a lot of this is to do with the approach that Pilates teacher and dancer Lenna has towards women in fitness. We are totally in love with her, and you will be too after you read this…. Go! […]
Here at We Are Wellness we’re always exploring different combinations of activities to provide fun, interesting and wellbeing based escapes to enjoy on your own or with friends. In our up and coming ‘Make It’ escape (Saturday October 21) we’ve teamed up with Stitch-Up for the perfect combination of physical and mental relaxation. Jen, founder of Stitch-Up […]
Our myofascial expert and holistic physio Anna Crowle is focussed on helping women reclaim their physical health post pregnancy, pushing the boundaries of what is understood about previously 'incurable' issues such as prolapse. Can she help you?
I’ve recently been reminded of how individual our footprints are, having met so many different feet through my Rolfing sessions these past weeks. One thing I notice amongst the variation is that most of us, as civilised shoe-wearers, carry the imprint of our shoes in our tissues: toes that are cosied up a bit too […]
Why our Ashtanga teacher Amera fell in love with yin yoga and you might too!