Brenda Wanjiku a.k.a. @shikushapes is a YogaLondon graduate who ‘clicked’ with yoga from the very first class she went to. Self-effacing, artistic and passionate about food, she chats about getting over an eating disorder when she was younger and why we should learn from each other.
At the time of writing this article about being open to change, the government has announced that social gatherings in the UK will be limited to six people [emits silent wail].
For many of us, this is going to be very hard to take, when most of us feel that we’re only just getting back to some kind of normality. Kids are going back to school, many of them for the first time in six months, people are heading back to offices and so on.
But if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that everything that we took for granted as ‘normal’ can change overnight… Here’s how yoga can help us to come to terms with this, and even thrive.
Ché (pronounced Shay) Dyer is a South African creative powerhouse – a blogger, illustrator, yoga teacher and mother-to-be. She’s also a YogaLondon graduate (yay!) who tells us all about her super-romantic engagement story and how falling pregnant in lockdown has changed her whole outlook on her work/life balance.
This year hasn’t been easy, but for some, it’s provided some mental space to think about what’s really important.
Family, yes. Friends, yes (but perhaps not all of them). Yoga, yes.
Yoga has been a bedrock for so many people during this strange and uncertain time. Some of you may have found yourselves furloughed with oodles of spare time to develop your home practice (because there wasn’t any other sort of practice anymore).
Others of you – perhaps those on the front line of dealing with this pandemic – found yourselves busier than ever, but perhaps reaching for that quiet practice to ground yourself before yet another day.
And maybe, just maybe, THIS might be the year to become a yoga teacher – everything else has changed, so why not just DO it? And if you have any questions and doubts circling round in your brain then read on, we know all about them and have provided the answer right here.
Kevin Flee is the founder of @diaryofachubbyyogi a warts-and-all, often hilarious, Instagram account charting his yoga practice. This YogaLondon graduate is also a yoga philosophy junkie, rock and roll musician and loves to diffuse the tension in a yoga class by talking about bums and bits – it works every time.