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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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Tips – January’s pose of the month Utthita Hasta Padangustasana B

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Getting into the pose1. First of all come into Utthita Hasta Padangustasana A, by bending the right knee and drawing it into the body, with the left hand on the left hip. 2. Then take the peace grip around the big toe (index and middle finger bind around the big toe, thumb pops on top), and slowly start to extend the leg out straight in front of you (it doesn’t matter how bent or straight the leg is, as long as the body is in an upright position). 3. When comfortably balanced, begin to open the right leg to the right-hand side. Notice how…

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Why children’s yoga is important in schools

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This month we have supported Children’s Mental Health Week. We have supported and donated to TeenYoga Foundation. We believe children’s health matters and would love to encourage parents to bring their teenagers to classes at Studio iO and see more spaces in Brighton offering children and teen yoga. Yoga for children is becoming more and more popular. We would love it to become mainstream on schools’ curriculum, as well as a lunchtime or after school club. Louise Cunnane, qualified yoga teacher, with Children Do Yoga explains how yoga can improve a child’s self-esteem, confidence and ability to channel their negative emotions…

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Yoga for Sport

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YOGA FOR SPORT It’s no secret that yoga is widely practiced by Sports star around the World. Andy Murray swears by it along with Djovick often appearing on court in almost the splits pose. Premier league footballers, basketball players and triathletes all understand the benefits of finding a balance between the adrenaline and sweat with the rest and recovery time.     I’m an avid gym goer, past crossfitter, triathlete and love my home HIIT sessions but without my yoga I would defiantly not have my stamina and ability to take on such challenges. Not only do we live in…

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5 ways yoga can help you at work

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What if there was a way to be a more productive and happy employee at work? To be able to focus more on one task, and switch off distractions to complete work on time without stressing at the last minute? We live in an age of information overload. We’re constantly plugged into our devices, always on emails, continuously contactable 24/7. This can lead to overwhelm not just in the workplace but also at home. The latest Ofcom report shows that on average we now check our phones every 12 minutes, spending more than three hours a day online on our…

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Repping the VGANG for ETHCS

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Repping the VGANG for ETHCS I remember coming across Ethcs a couple of years ago with my boyfriend, back when they were called Ethics and Antics, in my local vegan health food shop in Exeter. Chris, who helps run the shop Seasons and the cafe Rabbit alongside his mum and grandma, was wearing one of the VGANG classic t-shirts that grabbed my attention. Side note: if you ever find yourself in Exeter I urge you to go and check out Seasons and their cafe Rabbit – which is just a couple of doors down! They’re such a lovely group of people…

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Beginners Yoga Workshop- Saturday 16th June

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So you’re considering beginning a yoga practice but don’t know where to start or what to expect? Join a small group of fellow new starters to explore the practice and build confidence in this fun two-hour workshop. This workshop is an ideal way to discover Yoga and connect with yourself in a fun and safe space. Perfect for beginners, those who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of Yoga and Mindfulness practice. A focus on healthy alignment and Pranayama (breathing practices) will help cultivate strength and understanding as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and…

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Yoga Photography Workshop- Saturday 9th June

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If you love to capture images of your Yoga to share with your followers on social media, website and other marketing material, but unsure how to develop the quality of your photographs, then this is the workshop for you. Creating great content is not just about the pose of the subject, it’s about understanding which is the best angle in which to capture that moment, what light is best and how to get the most of the colours present without having to overload on filters. With over a decade of experience as a professional photographer and years of teaching yoga….

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Yoga Inversion workshop- Saturday 2nd June

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Saturday 2nd June 11.30-2.30pm My inversion workshops create a safe and comfortable environment for you to begin, or deepen, your headstand practice. They are designed to be suitable for absolute beginners who have never even considered attempting a headstand before, to experienced practitioners who are looking for their next challenge. It takes the time to ensure everyone understands the correct alignment and body positioning within a headstand and how you can isolate different parts of your body to achieve this upside down. The workshop will equip you with everything you need to know to train your inversions – from building…

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