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London’s top 10 FREE Yoga Classes – Find one near you

London's top 10 FREE Yoga Classes - Find one near you

Are there any free yoga classes near me? Tucked away in various shops, community centres and parks throughout the city, are wonderful places offering completely FREE yoga classes to those in the know.

We’ve put together TEN of the best free yoga classes in the city so – just because you’re strapped for cash – you don’t have to be deprived of your weekly, or even daily yoga fix. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
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Ten Tips for Shifting Your Yoga into Spring

Ten Tips for Shifting Your Yoga into Spring

We humans tend to be creatures of habit. We stick to our routines like clockwork come rain or shine because there’s a comfort to familiarity. However, sometimes it’s worth shifting gear with the seasons, to take advantage of the natural vibrancy of Spring.

The days are getting longer and the nights are shortening. There is more light, more warmth (sporadically – this is the UK after all), the Easter holidays have come and gone and it’s time to get back to business. So here are our TOP TEN tips for how to infuse your yoga practice with the energy of Spring. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Yogi’s Guide: The Wrist

Yogi's Guide: The Wrist

Our wrists are truly amazing pieces of bioengineering. Yet we rarely pay them much attention – that is until they hurt. Then we worry that we will have to stop doing those delicious hand weight-bearing poses that love. But with a little care and attention our wrists can be content in cobra (bhujangasana): thoroughly dependable in down dog (adho muka svanasana) and wholly happy in handstands (adho mukha vrksasana). Here’s how: (more…)

Sally Schofield

YogaLondon; Yoga Teacher in Training, the Final Weekend

YogaLondon; Yoga Teacher in Training, the Final Weekend

Success is on the other side of fear

Weekend 9

Our penultimate weekend came around quickly as we neared the end of the course. I was excited to share with my coursemates that I had a potential teaching opportunity with a trial booked a few weeks from now – I couldn’t believe it! Until then, my focus would be on savoring the remainder of the course which would be quite exam heavy – this evening would be our anatomy exam…! (more…)

Imogen Ingram
Yoga makes the heart sing

On Yoga Teaching: Are you ready to run a yoga retreat?

On Yoga Teaching: Are you ready to run a yoga retreat?

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘yoga retreat’? Do you imagine burnished blue skies, delicious vegetarian spreads and relaxed yoga sessions with a bunch of like-minded people? Or something more austere with intensive yoga sessions, time for silent contemplation and some proper headspace? Whatever you think of, it’s certainly true that yoga retreats are growing in popularity, and the trend doesn’t look set to change any time soon. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
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