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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 [...]

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    

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      

9 reasons to put your feet up now

Could there be such a things as a super yoga pose? A pose with amazing healing and therapeutic properties? You bet. It's called Viparita Karani and it's a simple as raising your legs up the wall. What are the benefits of Legs up the Wall? Viparita means inverted and Karani means action. So the pose [...]

How Yoga Works

The thing I love about teaching yoga is seeing the transformations in people. Practice diligently for 12 months and it will change your life. But the question I get asked the most is "How exactly does it work"? What makes yoga so life changing compared to Pilates or the gym? Firstly, the yoga poses are [...]

How to avoid wrist pain in yoga

Wrist pain sux. It can really ruin your yoga practice. But pain is a sign that something's not right so it's a good opportunity to check your alignment in poses that bear weight in the wrist: Down Dog, Plank and arm balances. Often wrist pain in due to poor shoulder alignment - the shoulders aren't [...]

How to build upper body strength in yoga

First timers to yoga are often surprised by how much strength, especially in the upper body, is required even for beginner classes. Yes, yoga is so much more than being flexible, it requires a good deal of strength and body awareness too. Women in particular come to this realisation during their first few Down Dogs [...]

Join the Yin crowd

Harder, better, faster, stronger - or so we're often lead to believe. But in our fast-paced lives when we're in a hurry for everything, are there merits to slowing down, doing less, becoming soft? You bet. And that's what Yin yoga offers, the perfect antidote to stress, anxiety and general busy-ness of life. In my [...]

Downward Facing Dog – old dog new tricks

Many people have a love/hate relationship with Downward Facing Dog. It's the nemesis of beginners and can challenge seasoned practitioners for years. People are often surprised when I tell them that I find Down Dog hard. In my opinion, it ranks up there with Warrior 1 and Upward Facing Dog as a technically challenging pose. It's [...]