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The Power of Asking & Daily Mantras – Jen Klinkigt

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  I’ve always been a person who thought I’d have to do everything by myself and that I would get through it, which I always have. But during the last few weeks and months I’ve wondered why I never asked for help and feel like I have to do it all by myself. But not just that, I’ve hardly ever asked anything from other people or the universe. So, I’ve started asking…   I’ve asked companies if they’d be happy to help me with events, asked other people if they’d like to collaborate, asked the universe and they all delivered….

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Davy Jones: Dad, Ashtangi, Green Party Candidate and Founder of The Brighton Yoga Foundation

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Davy Jones has been teaching yoga for ten years and practising for eighteen. He is chair of the Brighton Yoga Foundation / Festival and was the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown in the last two elections. Here is his story…..   There is a famous Zen Buddhist saying: ‘When the student is ready, the master appears’. How true for me! If you had told me 25 years ago that I would be a yoga teacher from 2007, I would have simply laughed. Back then I was working at a senior level at the Audit Commission in London, living in Hackney in a long-term relationship with two daughters….

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Our Teacher of the Month, Jen Klinkigt Shares Her Yoga Journey

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  Where it all began… I started practicing Yoga six years ago to give myself some me time and help me through a tough time.  I started practicing to some Youtube videos, first only occasionally and then more regularly. Eventually I started going to a studio for a weekly beginners course. I absolutely loved the way I felt every time after I practiced Yoga. So much calmer; it helped me deal with my emotions and also to bring my body into shape. On top of the weekly classes in the studio I started to practice at home in between classes….

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Yoga Teacher, Ilana Kateb, sheds light on the first limb of Yoga

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The World of Yoga Beyond Asana For many people today, the word ‘yoga’ conjures up images of lycra-clad students in an exercise class bending themselves into seemingly impossible shapes. While there are many physical and mental benefits to stretching, balancing, strength building and breathing mindfully, this represents just one small part of the vast world of yoga.   The word yoga, meaning to “yoke” or “unite”, first surfaced in around 1500 BC in India. Over the next few thousand years, many classic yogic texts were written, describing various philosophical approaches to living that lead to freedom from suffering. One of…

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Teacher of the Month: Ilana Kateb

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Welcome to my very first blog and thank you for taking the time to read this and get to know me a little better! I first came here as a student and immediately fell in love with this beautiful calm space, with a lovely friendly community of teachers and students.   Although I’m originally from London, I moved down to Brighton a couple of years ago and I’m so glad to be able to call this vibrant (and slightly wacky!) city of ours my home. There’s nothing better than living by the seaside, going walking in the South Downs, and all the opportunities to practice yoga…

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What is Tai Chi and why should people learn it?

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Senior Teacher Matthew Ward sheds light on what Tai Chi is and why people should practice it    Invented by Taoist monks, Tai Chi is a martial art developed from the much older health systems of Taoist meditation, Qigong (Chinese yoga) and Taoist Longevity breathing. Today it is used mainly as a health practise and is easily recognised by its slow sequence of movements. The Chinese Government recommends that all older people take up this art and so millions of Chinese people fill parks everyday making it the most popular form of exercise in the world. Practising Tai Chi improves…

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All *NEW* Classical Mat Pilates

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Joseph Pilates created the method nearly a century ago. Classical Mat Pilates is a class which stays true to the original principles created by Joe. What can you expect from the above Classical Course? You will learn: The systematic, sequential order of exercises and transitions that focus on flow, which helps to develop endurance and stamina. Start to move through the exercises with the intended dynamic rhythm. Progression occurs once the exercises can be executed with control and precision. You will learn a workout that you can do at home, no equipment is needed. You will improve your mental and…

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Please help the Children of Syria

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As the news of Aleppo fills our TV screens and newsfeeds it’s hard to not feel effected by it. The absolute devastation to the city, the lives lost and the lives in ruins just breaks your heart. Families, children trying to flee the city, seeing children as young as my niece and nephew walking hand in hand with nowhere to go, babies as young as my son covered in blood just begs you to help. These scenes are appalling and we can’t just sit back and watch. Even if we donate a small amount this way we are showing our…

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Get your honey fix with these tasty recipes

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As we approach hay fever season it’s a good idea to try fight off the symptoms with the age old solution of honey. Particularly beneficial is a local honey so go check out your local grocery store for a honey from your nearby bee keeper. The following recipes can be integrated into your weekly recipes but for a daily honey intake try to get into a routine of having honey, lemon and ginger water when you wake each morning. Nutty fruit smoothie 120ml water 60g soya yoghurt 75g raspberries 1/4 medium banana 2tbsp walnuts 1tbsp blanched almonds 1tbsp honey ice cubes Blend…

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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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