I have been asked this question a few times lately and thought I would write a short blog post on what is Kripalu Yoga, especially as it is a lineage I am so proud and blessed to be a part of. Kripalu yoga was founded by Amrit Desai, who was a follower of Swami Kripalu. … Continue reading What is Kripalu Yoga?
“I only do Vinyasa…” These were the words I received upon announcing that I was covering a yoga teachers regular class at a local gym, from a member I had never met until that moment. I have only just started freelancing at local gym’s, so this means I often go into new class environments, blind … Continue reading “I only do Vinyasa…”
July marks the start of a new chapter in my yoga life – moving to a bigger venue! This time last year I was still working towards qualifying as a teacher so I feel blessed and grateful that I have as many amazing students as I do and I get to spend a few hours … Continue reading Yoga Class Etiquette
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to Baby’s Basket. On Monday 8th May, my Gentle Yoga Class were asked to bring donations for this brilliant charity. Baby's Basket are a not for profit organisation who provide Moses baskets packed with essentials for mums who are struggling to provide … Continue reading A Big Thank You!
1. It Lowers Stress Levels. If only we could bottle that blissed out feeling we get post yoga class… Maintaining a regular yoga practice can help to lower stress levels! During class you are encouraged to relax, slow your breathing and focus on the present moment. This helps you shift into your parasympathetic nervous system, … Continue reading 3 Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practise
March's Guest Teacher Post is from the first person I ever taught a posture! Check out what Ashley has to say below! If you want to learn more about her you can follow her on the links below: Instagram: @ashley.marks.yoga The Ways Yoga has Changed my Life By Ashley Marks When I was first asked to … Continue reading Guest Teacher Post: Ashley Marks RYT-200
“Turn inwards” Yoga teachers are notorious for flowery language and ambiguous instructions, so I decided I begin a series of posts to help you decipher and decode what we are rambling on about whilst you’re in Downward Facing Dog. Turning inwards basically mean focusing on yourself, bringing your attention to whatever part of the class … Continue reading Yoga Talk: What I say vs. What I mean
March's Sangha Spotlight is one of my best friends - Hannah Taylor! We have been friends since we were 11, share a love of 80's music, Channing Tatum and nobody makes me laugh as much as she does! Check out what she has to say below! What Yoga Means to Me Hannah Taylor I have … Continue reading Sangha Spotlight: Hannah Taylor
Fresh out of yoga school, I was armed with business cards, yoga mats and bountiful enthusiasm. I was ready and raring to spread the teachings of the Swami’s, happy to adjust asana’s, preach pranayama and share my love of the ancient art of yoga to the masses. Little did I know; teaching yoga is hard. … Continue reading Three thing’s I’d learnt after three months of teaching yoga.
The guest teacher post for February is written by friend, yogi and chief kula member - Lindsey Spencer Dirats. I also met Lindsey on my YTT (we connected after she asked to sit with me at lunch and told me my vegan bacon looked and smelt like dog treats...) and she was one of the … Continue reading Guest Teacher Post: Lindsey Spencer Dirats RYT-200.