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Top Ten Weird & Wonderful Yoga Classes in London

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You’ve heard of goat yoga, naked yoga and ‘doga‘ (dog yoga). But, with the ever-rising popularity of yoga, there are even more combinations of yoga with almost anything you can think of. Although I’m a firm believer in the joys of yoga on its own without any other kind of thing thrown in, it cannot be denied that these varied yoga combos sound like they could be INCREDIBLE fun, really interesting, and just a little bit loopy.

So make this February a ‘try-something-new’ kind of month, and check out one (or all) of our top ten weird, wacky and wonderful types of yoga. Me, I’m off to Yoga Disco – just try and stop me! (more…)

Poppy Pickles
Pregnancy Yoga Guide

All Hail Sam Chatto, the First Royal Yoga Teacher

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-Breaking News – well, not quite breaking, but still pretty hot off the press. For the first time in the great history of England, a member of the royal family has become a qualified yoga teacher! Hoorah!

The member in question is Sam Chatto, the 22-year-old grandson of Princess Margaret (the Queen’s sister), and 24th in line to the throne. In a recent Instagram post, the eldest son of Lady Sarah Chatto revealed that he had spent six weeks in India. Part of his time there was spent in Rishikesh, where he undertook an intense 200-hour, four-week teacher training programme, alongside his girlfriend Sophie Pipe. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
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This Valentine’s Day Make it All About the HEART

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Valentine’s Day is the one day in the year set aside to celebrate romantic love. And boy oh boy, do we need some reasons to be happy at the moment. Politically, things are looking gloomy, but that’s all the more reason for looking to the ones we love and getting all joyful about them. On Valentine’s Day we celebrate our heart’s beloved and shower them with cards and gifts, or even better, are on the receiving end of all the cards and gifts. And the emblem of all this romantic love – sent billions of times as a heart emoticon? The good old heart. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
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New Year’s Yoga Resolutions and how to Keep Them

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Ancient Babylonians were thought to be the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, roughly 4,000 years ago. They weren’t quite the same format as the ones we make today (reduce my screen time), and their New Year was in March (marking the planting of the new crops).  But if we want someone to blame, we can start with them.

Every year we start the new year filled with good intentions. This year we’re going mould ourselves into a shinier, thinner, kinder, richer version of ourselves and not fall at the first hurdle and…oh, we just fell…

The same applies to New Year’s ‘yoga resolutions’. So here are some ideas about how to make New Year’s yoga resolutions and actually stick to them, so that by the end of this year, you can look back with a glow of pride, not a large helping of self-contempt. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

5 Yoga Hacks for this Holiday Season

5 Yoga Hacks for this Holiday Season

Christmas – that wonderful season when even the most dedicated yogi struggles to get quality time on their mat. But what can be done when events conspire to disturb a yogi’s path to inner peace? Maybe it is time to take practice off the mat and into the glorious chaos that is the festive season. And here’s how… (more…)

Sally Schofield