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Interview: Chaanah Mortlock on Yoga for Curvy Brains as well as Curvy Bodies

Interview: Chaanah Mortlock on Yoga for Curvy Brains as well as Curvy Bodies

Chaanah Mortlock is the founder of Curvy Asanas Yoga, which is for curvy minds as well as curvy bodies. After a motorbike accident left her unable to compete as a kickboxer, run half marathons and practice the other sports she loved, she turned to yoga. Through a process of trial and error, yoga helped her find wellbeing, focused her mind, and reduced her stress levels. After being diagnosed with various neurodivergent conditions, her mission is to create yoga classes that are genuinely open and safe spaces for all to gain the benefits of yoga. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Interview: Sidonie Gaucher on how Yoga has Helped her to Come to Terms with her Deafness

Interview: Sidonie Gaucher on how Yoga has Helped her to Come to Terms with her Deafness

Experienced journalist Sidonie Gaucher was one of the very first YogaLondon 200-hour graduates, who has decided to celebrate her ten-year graduation anniversary by taking the 500-hour course. Her love of yoga nidra and the philosophy of yoga has helped guide her through extreme hardship, with severe eye problems, and then sudden deafness, and has allowed her to reconnect with the essence of who she is. (more…)

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Why there is a Growing Need for Yoga Teachers Post-Covid

Why there is a Growing Need for Yoga Teachers Post-Covid

As we head into this brave new not-quite-post-pandemic world it’s fair to ask about the need for yoga teachers. Now that we’ve adapted to doing yoga online, should we just be posting Youtube videos and letting people get on with it?

There can be no denying that over the past eighteen months the yoga industry has adapted to the demands of a global pandemic, moving classes and workshops online. This has meant that people could access yoga classes and teachers and feel that they were still supported. But has it come at a cost?

As we adjust to life after Covid, will the aftershocks mean that we are in more need than ever of well-trained yoga teachers, to help people to holistic health? (more…)

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Interview: Flip Your Dog for Mental Health founder Vaughan Dagnell on the Importance of Mental Health

Interview: Flip Your Dog for Mental Health founder Vaughan Dagnell on the Importance of Mental Health

Vaughan Dagnell is a soon-to-be YogaLondon graduate and founder of the charitable organisation Flip Your Dog for Mental Health. Set up in response to feeling disconnected in lockdown, his first fundraiser raised almost £4k for mental health charities and he plans on making his efforts an ongoing platform to join yoga and mental health. We talk to Vaughan about his love of yoga, his own mental health struggles and his hopes for the future.

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