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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Evening Yoga to Wind Down

A gentle yoga practice to wind down after a stressful day (23min). You will need a bolster/cushion/rolled-up towel. Ideally, do this near a wall or chair/lounge so you can put your legs up. Enjoy, Monica x Want to support the studio in tough times? LEAVE A TIP      

The Yoga Dip and How to Emerge From It

Starting new things is exciting. There's so much to learn, there's so much potential and the possibilities seem endless. Starting yoga is no different. The initial learning curve in yoga is all about getting the poses right, trying not to hold the breath and figuring out what 'being present' actually means. This phase in our practice is [...]

How I found more time

Life can be crazy busy at times. Between work, family, keeping healthy, commuting and socialising we can find ourselves being so busy just going through the motions. But how often do you take the time outside your daily routine to question what you’re doing? Or how well you’re doing? Or more importantly, why you’re doing what you’re [...]