Why is sleep important

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“I’m always tired and never tired.  That is my curse”Jonathan Coe – The House of Sleep  Sleep is so fundamental to our health and wellbeing, it’s our life support system and when we aren’t getting enough it can be debilitating on many levels, affecting our ability to function in everyday life. According to a recent Wellbeing Report as many as 16 million UK adults are suffering from sleepless nights and a third (31%) say they have insomnia. Many of us have experienced that feeling of getting into bed feeling exhausted, but not being able to fall asleep, feeling ‘tired but wired’,…

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Be body positive

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Laurene Bizarro, teacher at Studio iO discusses her relationship with food, her body and how it’s evolved and her mindset developed after having her child. During my twenties, I remember denying myself delicious pleasures to appear toned. I would practice and teach yoga, run, and survive on a banana and coconut water during the day. I truly believed I was looking after my body and was proud of achievements to cleanse and detoxify. Looking back, however, I was simply living up to the Instagram image of how a ‘yoga body’ should look, rather than what it should feel like. The…

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Nidra Restore

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Tired? Stressed? NIDRA RESTORE your path to wellness… If you find yourself feeling tired and stressed a lot of the time, NIDRA RESTORE is the practice for you. It is the perfect antidote to all the ‘shoulds’ of modern living. Achieving, producing, socialising, ‘doing’ – even relaxing are all obligations we feel we should meet. Nidra Restore is the practice that celebrates wellness through rest and brings value to spending time ‘undoing’ all the effects of obligation, stress, and tiredness. If ‘stress’ is the dis-ease, NIDRA RESTORE is the ease. You may well have experienced that when the body stops…

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Life changing benefits of Women’s Yoga

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As women become more aware of their bodies, what they need from a yoga practice can change.    A deeper connection to our bodies and knowing what we need and when we when need it is emerging. It has become clear that women are more focused on how we feel rather than how we look. In seeking balance by applying self-care and self-love women are now more likely to feel happier and healthier. In the context of the current women’s movement – the practice of Women’s Yoga has made a real and raw breakthrough. Women’s Yoga will focus on being…

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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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