Happiness is not something that is ready made, it comes from our own actions - that's a quote from the Dala Lama and this week in class we will be doing happy yoga. We will be going through the usual round of forward, back and side bends, twists and balances, all with a light mood and [...]
We're loving stretching at the moment, so we are going to have lots more of it.
It's full moon this week, tomorrow actually, and it's a strawberry moon because this is the time of year that wild strawberries ripen. So we will be including the traditional Salute to the Moon (Chandra Namaskara) and [...]
CHAKRA YOGA WORKSHOP - Saturday, 29th June, 2019 from 10am-12.30pm on the Education Room at Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS.
A morning of yoga practice, theory and relaxation, followed by a shared lunch. The theme of the morning will be the yoga chakras, the seven[...]
This week we will complete our in-depth look at the Warrior (Virabhadrasana) series. It may seem strange that a pose is named Warrior when an important factor in yoga is its non violence. It derives from the ancient Hindu text the Bhagavad-Gita, which features widely in yoga theory. The scene is set[...]
Happy New Year to you. We will be returning to classes on Tuesday, 8th and Thursday, 10th January, 2019.
The New Year is a time to review your priorities and how you want to live your life. We will be looking at resolutions, your commitment to yourself. We will also be stepping up the physical [...]
The Christmas frenzy is mounting and as an antidote we are going to slow and quieten things down for December. We are going to have some fun and do some different and silly things that we don't do during the rest of the year. Things like facial yoga and yoga for the eyes, we might try some partner [...]
There will be yoga on Tuesday 27th November because Coopers is not available but following that the Tuesday classes will be running right up until 18th December with Thursday classes finishing for Christmas on 20th December.
I know it's half term this week but classes are running as normal.
This week we are going to hold certain postures and then combine them in dynamic sequences. It is good to repeat poses and sequences because the familiarity makes them more comfortable and accessible, rather than thinking what's [...]
Saturday, 14th July at Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3NS from 10am-1pm
The theme of the morning will be self compassion and wellbeing. The session will comprise asanas, a sprinkling of yoga philosophy, meditation and a luxurious relaxation. We will have the luxury of time[...]
Our yoga classes are designed to bring strength and resilience to both body and mind, while at the same time staying open and flexible so that we can be receptive and bend, but not snap.
I often say to you to work with how you are feeling, if you are tired don't try and push yourself too far. Be [...]