Over the past 10 weeks, each of my classes has been themed around either a Yama or Niyama, the ethical guidelines we follow as yoga practitioners. The Yamas and Niyamas are the first and second limb on Patanjali's Eightfold Path of Yoga. The Yamas are character building restraints, put in place to regulate our behaviour … Continue reading The Yamas & Niyamas
I feel like I spent a lot of 2018 not getting a restful night’s sleep, from noisy housemates to work worries, there are many ways peaceful slumber can become interrupted and waking up exhausted is the worst. For me, knowing I had to make it through an entire day of classes, sometimes waking at 5:30am … Continue reading The Ultimate Bedtime Routine
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