Yoga

Top benefits of yoga

Most people know yoga is good for you.  But many people don’t know is just how good it is for you; the health benefits are immense. Yoga as an exercise class is an amazing way to get your body toned and fit but it is yoga’s ability to connect our body to our mind that sets […]

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How to draw a stickman yoga lesson plan

Perhaps you are a yoga student, perhaps you are a yoga teacher…. either way you have just written a fab yoga sequence for yourself or for your students.  How do you read it as you go  through your yoga practice?  You want to stay with your breath and flow through your routine, you don’t want […]

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Yoga Teacher training, preparation and shopping list

The 200 hour yoga teacher training course that I attend runs over the course of a year, one or two weekends per month. The studio is about a one hour drive from my home in Northern Ireland. As a mum of three young kids, I didn’t have the option of flying off to an Ashram […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 1

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 1 The 200 hour yoga teacher training course that I enrolled on takes place over 13 weekends in the course of a year. This format was absolutely perfect for me; I am a mum of three young children, my hubby works long hours and we have very little back-up childcare, so […]

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How my Yoga Teacher Training journey began

It was never been my intention to sign up for yoga teacher training, in fact, I am probably one of the least likely people out of all my friends to become a yoga teacher as I definitely don’t come from a fitness background. However, I found yoga. Or maybe yoga found me. And life has […]

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Best yoga mat for beginners

 Which yoga mat is best for starting out?  If you are new to yoga, you have maybe only experienced yoga mats that have been borrowed from your local yoga studio.  Borrowing a mat before you go to the expense of your own mat is ideal if you are just starting out with yoga.  But once you’ve […]

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Creating a Zen Den

Create your own Zen Den …a place to relax and unwind  There are a few ways to go about setting up a space in your home for mediation / relaxation / yoga (or whatever it is that you like to do to nurture your body, mind and soul).  One is to carve out an area […]

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Houseplants for your yoga room / meditation space

Best plants for your relaxation / meditation space to make it a Zen Den… After setting up a quiet corner in our home for my yoga and meditation practice, I acquired a few houseplants.  A yoga and meditation space isn’t quite the same without a plant or two (or more!).  I quickly became addicted to buying […]

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Setting up a quiet area or room for yoga/meditation/relaxation

How to create a quiet area or room for yoga / meditation and relaxation….If you’re hoping to start a yoga or meditation practice, it is a good idea to have a designated area which you can ideally leave set up and ready for your next session. Research shows you are much more likely to ‘step […]

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