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Starting Yoga… listen to me, I got you!

I have wanted to write this piece for a while now as so many wonderful people are wanting to give Yoga a try and are still intimidated by it. Honestly, the hardest part in Yoga is showing up. Once you are at the door of your studio you are ready. You are in a safe space to concentrate on yourself for an hour, now who doesn’t want or need that in 2018? The first thing you need to know is…

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Confidence vs Arrogance

When I thought about what I wanted BSY to become, I realisedΒ that it wasn’t about the workout, it was about the experience. I wanted to create a Confidence Club that includes everyone: so let’s talk about exactly what that means. Being confident to me means I feel comfortable in my own skin, and I don’t mean by my appearance, it’s about the feelings I have or the decisions I make. It is also the awareness and understanding that what I…

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It’s ok, you are doing great

I had an interesting conversation with my client recently that I wanted to share. I was teaching and asked her to think of a positive affirmation to keep her grounded through the practice: as this is something that I am trying to do in my own self-practice rather than solely setting an intention, it feels stronger to me. She said to me “why do I always HAVE to be positive, you know today I’m not, I’m not negative but I’m…

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Motivation is a process…

So here is my place that I get to write what I feel, try to inspire people in some way, but I’m going to be so honest here, the last two weeks I lost my motivation. I had zero, which has actually never happened to me before and I thought if I write it down here, I will hopefully never let it happen again. Being such a positive person and energetic in a job that requires a lot of energy…

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The Power of Pausing

I was so lucky to spend an evening surrounded by school teachers last week, where I spent a couple of hours talking about wellness in schools, for both the children and the teachers. The main focus for teachers that I wanted to talk about was the power of the pause. We are taught that being an achiever is to be someone who is constantly working, hustling, meeting people, running around, being seen to be busy, but actually what effect is…

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International Yoga Day

There could not be a more fitting day to talk about Yoga, than international Yoga Day: yogi’s it is our day. It is the most exciting time in the wellness industry at the moment, so many new studios opening, so much inspiration on Youtube and Instagram, so many more people starting to practice: I wanted to tell you a little about my Yoga journey and hope that it may inspire you to give it a go. I started Yoga when…

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Teaching Yoga in Schools

I have had a lot of requests recently about teaching children yoga and what it takes to really inspire them: I hope you are ready for a fun-packed tale. Firstly, I truly have to get myself mentally prepared and in the headspace that this is nothing like teaching adults at all, I teach in schools and so its often 30 children and me with only a yoga mat between us. If I went to that school with the same frame…

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BSY: Boys Supporting Yoga

The one question that I am often faced with by men is “How am I supposed to do Yoga if I am not flexible.” Men, yoga is not about how flexible you are now, it’s about how mobile we can make you, the understanding of your anatomy and how your body can move. The beauty of BSY is that it is an introduction into the “scary” world of Yoga, that is not intimidating and is built around giving your body…

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Little Pups

Since launching Little Pups in September there is already so much to talk about. I have always wanted to take the stigma out of Yoga and show that Yoga really is for everyone, these children have reaffirmed it to me: it is by far my favourite day of the week. I am lucky enough to have teamed up with Thames Teachers, who provide teachers to schools to launch Teach Fit. We are offering schools the chance to take part in…

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