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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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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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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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New Ethical clothing brand launches.

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Featuring Brighton girl and regular at Studio iO, Danielle Timms and her new ethical clothing brand. Active Therapy is a luxury ethical clothing brand handmade with organic fabrics. From dance, yoga to high sport the brand aims to give you daily strength. The brand was formed from the love of being active and the joy it can bring (therapy). All garments are handmade locally and fabrics are sourced ethically to create sustainable products. The designer worked in fashion production for many years before completing MA (Master of the Arts) at the London College of Fashion in innovation. This manifested into…

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Helen’s TOP 3 essentials for a yoga practice PART 1

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Breath We all know breathing is part of yoga. But did you know breathing IS yoga. So if there’s one practice you can do on and off your mat all the time, it’s breathe. We breathe in on average 11,000 litres of air a day. We breathe more than we do anything else. If we can learn to breathe well, we can improve our health more quickly than we could by changing our movement, eating, sleeping or living habits. We’re doing it anyway so we may as well do it well. So how do you know if you’re breathing well?…

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Yoga, Travel & Gratitude PT 2

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After completing my yoga teacher training in India, I travelled inland to Hampi, south to Kerala and eventually north to Rajasthan, but in-between these trips I was offered an opportunity to teach daily yoga classes where I was staying in Goa. This was a really beautiful experience, especially being so fresh from teacher training, I got to teach Vinyasa, Hatha flow and even a few Yin classes. My daily life centred around yoga and cake. What a lovely existence. When I returned home in Spring I was excited to plan my next trip and had decided it was the right…

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Yoga, Travel & Gratitude

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Yoga, Travel & Gratitude My first trip with the sole purpose of yoga/AcroYoga/movement was to Greece in September 2016. I only booked a place at a course and my flights a few days before I had to arrive. I had an unexpected week off of work, and suddenly I felt like Greece was the right place to be. Going to Greece was one of my best decisions, a whole week of practice at beautiful Sunshine House, and like every trip since, it opened many doors. I met a wonderful woman called Jenny who was a teacher at a yoga school…

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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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