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Yoga for Anxiety and Stress

In this 60 min Yoga class, Monica shows you simple, but effective, techniques and poses to downregulate your nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. You can support small, independent business by leaving a tip. LEAVE A TIP   If you want to learn more about managing your stress and anxiety, check [...]

Diffusing Strong Emotions

    Listen to this guided Meditation to diffuse the intensity of strong emotions. You can support small business by leaving a tip. LEAVE A TIP     Want more Meditation? Join our Online Yoga Studio for $15 per week. Cancel anytime - no contract.  

Compassion Meditation

While compassion is the foundation of many religions, it's also beneficial for our physical, emotional and mental health. Compassion is proven to lower our stress levels, improve positive emotions and induce Alpha brainwaves to relax the mind. Support small business and leave a tip. LEAVE A TIP   Want to Cultivate Calm [...]

It’s OK to feel unproductive

We're all experiencing a major reorganisation right now. ⠀ The first thing that's changed is our daily routines. While it may seem like a good thing to have variety and 'mix it up', our nervous system craves routine. ⠀ The uncertainty in our environment and the change to our daily routine causes stress. When we're [...]

9 Ways to Calm the Farm

Corona- anxiety is real, and many of us are experiencing it right now. Anxiety can show up in different ways for different people which means that sometimes we don't realise we're experiencing it. Here's a quick list: Physical Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Mental Symptoms Muscle tension Digestive problems Nausea/ butterflies/stomach in knots High blood pressure, [...]

Four Pillars of Wellbeing

In only a few weeks, the 'Rona has turned many of our lives upside down. The upheaval of our daily routines has lead to feelings of grief, anxiety, fear, disbelief, boredom, frustration, loneliness and depression.  And while we’ve been focused on our hand hygiene and stocking the pantry, our mental health has fallen by the [...]

The brutal truth about Meditation

The brutal truth about meditation from one of my favourite writers, Mark Manson:⠀ ⠀ ⠀“People often lament that they’re ‘not good’ at meditation. ⠀ ⠀There is no getting good. That’s the whole point. ⠀ ⠀You are supposed to suck at it. ⠀ ⠀Just accept the suckage, embrace the suckage. Love the suckage. ⠀ ⠀ When [...]

4 Keys to Emotional Healing

I spent nearly a decade looking outside for the answers to my healing. And while I got some relief from each modality, they all fell short. This was partly due to my expectation that someone else would have all the answers and come to my rescue (so that I could avoid doing the work) and [...]

Gentle Yin Yoga Class with Elsie

This is a 46-minute beginner-friendly Yin Yoga class with Elsie and me. You will need a cushion, blanket or towel. Want to support the studio in tough times? LEAVE A TIP    

The Psoas Muscle and Stress

I had never heard of the Psoas Muscle before I started yoga (pronounced So-Az). Often called a hip flexor, it's the muscle that connects the spine to the legs. It starts around the middle of the torso, runs either side of the spine, sits behind the digestive organs and runs through the front of the [...]