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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…)

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Pregnancy Yoga Guide

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…)

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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…)

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Restorative Yoga – the Lowdown

Restorative Yoga - the Lowdown

Stressed? Busy? Juggling too many balls? Trying to tick off an endless ‘to-do’ list? This seems to be most of us, especially if we’re lucky enough to live in the buzzing capital city of London.

What with work, family, a social life, and the mental load that comes with that trio, it’s easy to let this frenetic ‘get-things-done’ attitude spill over into our yoga practice – ‘Done my morning yoga practice!’ ‘Tick!’ (more…)

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To Prop or Not to Prop – that is the Question

To Prop or Not to Prop - that is the Question

I am an Iyengar yoga teacher, so props are part of my practice, day in, day out. In Iyengar yoga, they are used as an extension of the body, a guide for alignment and a support to hold a pose for longer  – and countless other things. They are not cool accessories to make yoga easier!

In fact, sometimes when we take a prop, it makes the work harder – we then do the pose properly, rather than letting the body cheat the pose. (more…)

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