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Revisiting Downward Facing Dog: A Deeper Dive into Yoga Foundations

19th April 2024. No comments.

At the tender age of 24, I found myself grappling with Downward Facing Dog in a bustling yoga class at Gold’s Gym in London. At the time, I was working as a full-time gym instructor, personal trainer and studio co-ordinator. I was young, fit, healthy and body aware, so accessing downward facing dog during this class must have been a breeze, right? WRONG!!! Despite my background in fitness and body awareness, [read on]

Ageing Strong: Slowing Down the Clock with Yoga and Pilates

6th February 2024. No comments.

        “If exercise was a pill, we’d all be taking it” - Dr Mary Hendersen (The Hovarian Magazine, Feb 2024) How much you can benefit both yourself and others by taking part in, or teaching accessible Yoga and Pilates classes, even whilst embracing change? Thankfully, an increasing number of medically qualified people seem to be promoting the more recently branded term ‘lifestyle medicine’. This is a category into which Yoga and Pilates fit [read on]

Choosing In-Person Yoga or Pilates Training: 8 Compelling Reasons and the Power of Personalized Guidance

5th January 2024. No comments.

Time and time again I witness the transformative journey of like-minded individuals in our courses, where growth is exponential… and I am in awe. I always reassure individuals who express nervousness or self-criticism with these words: "Give that burden to me – trust the process, trust me, and, by the end of the course, you'll find trust in yourself." Yoga and Pilates are timeless forms of functional movement suitable for any [read on]

Cultivating the Relaxation Response: Self-awareness and mindful practices to enhance well-being

9th September 2023. No comments.

I have noticed a distinctive shift in my energy over the past few days, aligning with the super blue full moon and changing seasons; a time for letting go, turning within and coming home to self. Initially, I planned to work on my book at a friend's place this weekend, however when the time approached, it didn’t feel in my alignment. Instead of frustration, I sat with the realisation that [read on]

From Mats to Milestones: Inspiring journeys of success from our Teacher Training graduates

11th August 2023. No comments.

I just loved the energy and atmosphere at the recent Brighton Yoga Foundation's 10th Brighton Yoga festival; a gathering of like-minded teachers, entrepreneurs and volunteers came together to create a buzzing charity event. The festival not only showcased the holistic benefits of yoga and other wellness practices but also told the stories of those whose lives have been transformed by the activities of the BYF. From trauma survivors, addicts [read on]

The magic of union and sharing yoga

5th June 2023. No comments.

When people ask me how I came to yoga, I reply that it wasn’t something I found. It’s very simple. Yoga found me. My yoga story As the saying goes ‘when the student is ready, the teacher will appear’. I had dipped in and out of many classes over the years and can even remember buying a book on sun salutations in 1997 when I was travelling, and practicing on the [read on]

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