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Sam Parker

Meet our new Studio Manager, Sam Why did you start yoga? To help counteract the damage I was doing with long days sitting at a desk for my job, plus I was in a job that was extremely high pressure, and I was looking for something that was going to help with my stress and [...]

The Personality Type Most Prone to Burnout

As a recovering stress junkie, I know first-hand how burnout feels. It's a horrible combination of complete physical exhaustion with an over-stimulated mind. The phrase tired and wired sums it up. Our mind is in overdrive and unable to stop while our body is begging us to slow down and rest. Burnout is usually the [...]

Ella Shewring

  Favourite pose? A supported bridge (bridge with a block under the hips). Such a juicy and restorative release for the front of the hips and lower back, and it’s great for everyone, those who are often sitting for long periods and also for those who are really active! Why did you start doing yoga? [...]

Why we need to ditch the self-criticism

I used to believe that being hard on myself was a good thing and that criticising myself would make me better. Yet we know how we feel when a friend criticises us, we contact, shut down or get defensive. Or we ruminate for days on end. Unless the criticism is constructive and said to highlight [...]

Samuel Turner

Favourite pose? For Pilates "Rolling like a ball". A movement that always puts a smile on my face and have a laugh with. For Yoga, Warrior ll, there is a lot going on and finding the push-pull of ease and effort also helps me to connect with the body. Why did you start Pilates? A [...]

Sarah Tate

  Favourite pose? At the moment my go-to poses are Downward Dog and Constructive Rest. At least one Down Dog a day keeps everything feeling great and Constructive rest is easeful and relaxing. Why did you start Yoga? I wanted to find a form of exercise I would enjoy and then realised it helped me be [...]

The Hidden Cause of Muscle Tension

People often ask me the best yoga pose for a stiff neck, sore back, or tight shoulders. But chronic muscle tension is not caused by a lack of stretching. The real cause of muscle tension is stress, and that stress is often emotional. Every time we bottle up our anger, we suppress our resentment, or [...]

Chasing happy and feeling crappy?

Most people I know want to be happy. Yet, the things we think will make us happy often don't live up to our expectations. We might experience temporary happiness but as soon as that feeling fades, we start pursuing the next thing we think will make us happy. We can read books and articles on [...]

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