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Sea Lanes – yoga on the beach

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We are excited to announce we will be working with Sea Lanes and About Balance yoga this summer to run yoga, Pilates and meditation on Brighton Beach at Sea Lanes, Madeira Drive, from May through to September. Breathing in the fresh sea air, amazing views and sounds of the sea. We will be offering a range of sessions and sequences including: Hatha, Ashtanga Yin yoga, Pilates and Meditation. A great way to stretch out our muscles if you have been for a run on the beach, or fancy yoga and a dip in the sea afterwards. There is also a…

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Private, one to one tuition – benefits and how to book

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Holly Cooper is offering private, one to one tuition and has availability for private tuition at the following times and dates: Tuesdays: 11.45am, 1pm, 2pm and 3.15pmThursdays: 12pm, 1.15pmFridays: please enquire – info@studio-io.co.uk Why choose one to one tuition? Holly is a firm believer that yoga is for everyone at any age or any level of ability. There are many reasons for taking one to one tuition, but basically, there are three major motivations, confidence building, therapy, and fast-track advanced progress. Individuals embarking on their first yoga experience can be overwhelmed in a group class situation. It can be difficult…

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Parsvakonasana

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Parsvakonasana This is a common pose in lots of yoga classes. But what does “Parsvakonasana” mean ? “Parsva” is Sanskrit for “Side”. “Kon” is Sanskrit for “Angle”. And “Asana” means “Posture” and in this case also “Stretch”. So it is a Side Angle Stretch Posture, designed to get a lovely stretch right down one side of the body. And it builds strength in the legs, especially the thigh muscles. As with every posture, you can look in your yoga book and see the final challenging version – the first picture here. But you should also recognise your own level of…

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Happy and Wild Retreat

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Happy & Wild wellness retreat. Casa Dalia eco-house, Spain 20-23rd June 2019. Happy & Wild invite you to join them in a refreshing journey of exploration for both the body & the mind. The retreat will provide you with the tools to nurture & re-invigorate your mental and physical fitness to re-ground yourself in a perfect place for peace & tranquility. The schedule will be full with morning meditations, vinyasa flow, yin & restorative yoga in the sunshine, empowering workshops, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), delicious fresh locally sourced food, hikes in the idyllic nature reserve & trips to the secret…

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Brighton Yoga Foundation Events

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Brighton Yoga Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to taking yoga to those who would benefit from it the most. We work with others in organising year-round yoga community outreach programmes. Currently, these include: yoga for women recovering from trauma and abuse, yoga for mental health, yoga in schools, yoga for stressed teenagers, yoga for the police. And we are in discussion with key NHS doctors and managers about the possibility of yoga being a key part of its “social prescribing” agenda. We are just about to launch our second grants programme – offering to fund a few innovative local…

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Yoga Week retreat at La Roane with Davy and Janaki

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La Roane is peaceful and secluded with wonderful woodland walks to explore, paradise for nature lovers. Guests are housed in three beautiful buildings surrounding a large oval-shaped eco-pool. Accommodation is in comfortably furnished single and double rooms. The sauna and table tennis table are nearby with a luxury tree house and two labyrinths in the woods. The area around La Roane is perfect for walking and cycling (bikes are available free of charge) with spectacular Gorge de l’Averyron one mile away. Our local town is St Antonin, a magical medieval town, the scene of two Hollywood films, ‘Charlotte Grey’, staring…

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Hatha flow and Ashtanga yoga with Davy and Janaki at Champneys Spa – Henley Grange

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During the weekend you can explore a range of approaches to yoga, meditation, and pranayama (breathing), suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike. The programme of Hatha flow, Ashtanga, Yin, and Partner Yoga will stretch both your mind and your body. These will highlight the benefits of yoga, challenging your assumptions about your own capabilities and learning how to practice it safely the rest of your life. The combination of Dynamic Ashtanga practice and Hatha flow make for a fulfilling yoga weekend, suitable for all levels. The venue Henlow has a 50 year history as a health farm and has…

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Positivtea – tea rituals

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Positivitea Yoga and tea are the perfect pairing. The two have connected people for centuries. Our first tea drinking experience often comes through proffered friendship and reassurance to soothe, to revive and to bond – in the same way, the practice of yoga reaches out to us. As we gently adopt the time-honoured yoga rituals of lighting candles, selecting music, burning oils, placing mats and supports, so we often proceed to the comfort of our tea drinking rituals. “Tea is liquid wisdom.” Our two partners in wellbeing are not only truly inspiring but also the main source of our wisdom….

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Ubermummy retreat

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A weekend in rural Kent with Ubermummy retreats promises to be very special and includes plenty of fitness, yoga, countryside walks, friendship, foodie workshops, delicious food and lots of fun.  Three nights full board accommodation sharing either a twin or a king-size double room A goody bag of treats on arrival Delicious, healthy and plentiful plant-based food including smoothies, brunch, afternoon snacks and dinner A plant-based foodie workshop with Nicola from “The Kleen Kitchen”  A pre dinner glass of fizz each evening (or two!) A programme of exercise throughout each day including yoga, HIIT training, meditation and opportunities for country walks and…

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Tips – February’s pose of month – Garudasana

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Also known as Eagle pose, Garudasana is a complex balance and twist.  As with all the yoga asana, modifications can be made.  The full pose involves wrapping a right arm over left and left leg over right, then sinking the hips as you stretch the torso upwards.   Right side, followed by the left side. Powerful, and strong.  Garudasana strengthens and stretches ankles and calves, stretches thighs, hips, shoulders and upper back.  It improves concentration and balance.   The full pose creates a feeling of perfect centredness and strength, as the eagle circles and focusses on its prey, the eyes do not…

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