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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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Helen’s Top 3 Essentials to Yoga – PART 2 KINDNESS

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Kindness I think we’d all agree that we feel pretty wonderful when someone is kind to us. Kindness has the ability to change our inner and outer worlds, leaving us with the strength to do things differently. Being kind to yourself is the absolute key to a successful yoga practice. If we’re not, we’re missing the gift. I’m not suggesting for one minute that kindness is a replacement for effort. More that being present with a mindful attitude during practice will help us notice those moments where we loose connection with our kindness. Where those harsh thoughts and attacking words…

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Yin. Yoga. Love

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Yin. Yoga. Love. By Mary Rose Dias “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Life is beautiful. And challenging and painful and euphoric and totally crazy. Sometimes agonising. But so, so beautiful. We all have our broken bits. Our cracks. And these bits are our homework, our personal assignments and our life lessons. When we commit to our homework and we show up for ourselves, that is when the magic truly happens. That is when we flourish and really learn to love and show compassion for ourselves and others. I love teaching…

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Remedies for Stiff Shoulders & Upper Back Pain

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Remedies for Stiff Shoulders & Upper Back Pain Nowadays, more and more people find themselves sitting for a long period of time. The difficulty to maintain an upright and correct sitting posture makes stiff shoulders and upper back pain become some of the most common problems that people experience. In some serious cases, these problems might even prevent people from getting a good night sleep. If you are one of those people who constantly experience these problems, feel free to give the following simple stretches and home remedies a try! Tools needed: Yoga block – if you do not have…

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The Power of Acceptance

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When I first started practicing yoga, the monkey pose/full splits/hanumanasana was something I wanted to achieve. In addition to attending yoga classes daily, I would work on hip openers and stretches for my hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. I was very eager and desperate to make it happen that I did not realise I was pushing myself too far, until one morning while I was working on the usual stretches, I heard a loud pop at the back of my left leg, which was followed by a sharp pain. The dreadful thought of not being able to walk forever popped into…

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Teacher of the month – Louise Yu

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What is Yoga? Yoga is meditation. Yoga is stretching. Yoga is a good workout. Yoga is relaxing. The above statements are some of the most frequent answers I have come across when a person attempts to explain what yoga is. Etymologically, the word yoga is derived from the Hindu word yuj, which means to yoke or bond and very often it is being interpreted as a “union”. Personally, I believe there is not an exact definition for yoga and it could be interpreted in many ways by different people. When I first started practicing yoga, I thought yoga was a…

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The gift of Restorative Yoga from us to you.

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Restorative Yoga, from us to you. I never even used to like seated asanas. What’s the point? Give me a Vinyasa any day. Then I gave Restorative Yoga a go and, to my surprise, dove into a deeply therapeutic practice that moved more mountains than a Tadasana ; ). Now I can’t get enough of deep, slow flowing movement and long held postures. Some days I feel like a bull in a china shop, and it’s on those days I know I need the practice more than ever. Don’t get me started on the benefits of Yoga, I’ll talk your…

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New classes, New teachers at Studio iO

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Yoga Nidra with Valerie Watkinson Yoga nidra is an effective deep body relaxation, with an awareness that allows the    whole body is be nourished and relieved from the stresses of everyday life. When we sleep everything shuts down, including the conscious mind, therefore relaxation becomes incomplete somewhere, and we can still waken feeling tired and sluggish. Through yoga nidra the body is relaxed but through a conscious mind, allowing relaxation to work on a deeper level. As we connect deep with the internal and external body, becoming aware of each sensation, from the tips of the toes, pouring out…

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Open Day *FREE* Yoga, meditation and treatments at Studio iO, Brighton

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In the final week leading up to the Brighton Yoga festival get your final fix of free yoga tasters and some wonderful treatments in the cosy and beautiful Studio iO. Just nestled between London Road and The level this little gem is a peaceful haven where you can really unwind and explore a variety of yoga styles on the day. From Restorative Yoga to more upbeat and challenging TRX Yoga with Holly Cooper Yoga. We’ve got something for you all whether a complete newbie or a long practicing yogi. You’ll feel pampered and revitalised at this space which is fully…

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