The Mirror & The Gaze

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Looking in the mirror can be challenging and I know a lot of people struggle with it. The mirror is there to assist with finding the right alignment but it can be very difficult to switch off the inner critic and look at ourselves, as we are. Directing the focus of the eyes to control the attention in yoga is … Read More

Yin & Meditation

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Vinyasa Yin (20)

I am absolutely thrilled to see that Yin is becoming a more and more popular class at the studio every week. This practice has profoundly changed my Yoga journey as it shows us where the yoga is coming from inside us, rather than being lost in the shape on the outside. Yin provides such a wonderful balance to the more … Read More

New Name New Website

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5 years ago when I opened our studio I could never have predicted this happening. Its been a very organic change from offering purely Bikram classes, to adding a few Vinyasa Flow, then a bit more with Fierce Grace and now Yin. For ages I was so resistant to practising any yoga other than Bikram and I could never have … Read More

Breathing & Self Awareness

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Beach Bikram Yoga

The retreat this year was really special. The thing that made it so amazing was the people who came because they went all in and got involved in everything. Every morning on the retreat we did half an hour meditation before class and I was pretty impressed that everybody turned up almost every day. It’s probably one of the hardest … Read More

Intention

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The blackboard in the juice bar shows people’s intentions for 2016. I’m really struck by how many people’s intentions aren’t about achieving specific goals but actually changing certain things within themselves and in their state of living/wellbeing. When you practice yoga, the intention you bring to your practice and the energy behind it, has a much bigger role to play … Read More

Retreat

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This is the time of year when most of us take a break and go away, usually on a quest to escape our routines and catch some sun. Taking some time out is both healthy and important. It helps us slow down, recharge, gain perspective and spend time as a human being rather than a human doing. I have been … Read More

The Exhilaration of Discovery

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“Stay in beginner’s mind. Never leave beginner’s mind,” because in beginner’s mind, the possibilities are infinite. They’re open. Anything can happen. You’re open to learn anything you need to learn. If your view of something needs to change, you’re open for it to change. No matter how deeply you have seen something, no matter how much you think you know … Read More

Stabilising Your Mind

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“One of the most important things in life is to be able to find a sense of inner stability because its this foundation that allows us to look into the nature of our experience in a clear and objective way” Adyashanti Yoga, and especially meditation, create stability in the mind. Unless we can find this inner stability in our lives, … Read More

Finding Your Edge

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Within your practice you have to find your edge and that is DIFFERENT for EVERYBODY. Too often I see people pushing themselves beyond what they can do for the sake of their ego and how the posture looks. They then can’t cope and really to start struggle in the practice ….this is not yoga! I say in class all the … Read More