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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

How to Re-start your Yoga Teaching in a Post-Pandemic World

How to Re-start your Yoga Teaching in a Post-Pandemic World

As yoga studios reopen their doors, in-person classes start up again and the UK moves on from lockdowns, yoga teachers here in the UK are re-thinking how to deliver their yoga teaching.

There’s no doubt that the way we deliver yoga has changed. So how do we restructure our yoga teaching businesses (again) in a post-pandemic world? (more…)

Poppy Pickles

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…)

Poppy Pickles

Interview: Molly Elsdon on Why Doing the 200-Hour YTT was the BEST Experience of Her Life

Interview: Molly Elsdon on Why Doing the 200-Hour YTT was the BEST Experience of Her Life

Molly Elsdon is a recent YogaLondon 200-hour teacher training graduate who’s currently living and teaching out in Mexico. She tells us how doing the 1-month intensive changed her life and why her least favourite yoga pose is a handstand because she can’t (yet) do one, but with her track-record of getting things done, we doubt it’ll be long before she conquers handstands too. (more…)

Poppy Pickles