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Answers to the TOP TEN Questions Wannabe Yoga Teachers Ask

Answers to the TOP TEN Questions Wannabe Yoga Teachers Ask

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.

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Poppy Pickles

Restorative Yoga and the Importance of Rest

Restorative Yoga and the Importance of Rest

For some people lockdown has been a great way to increase the amount of exercise we do. For those people working from home, there’s less time commuting and more time fitting in an extra yoga practice.

This has been great, but without the usual pattern of the year, it’s easy to overdo it, because rest days are just as important as exercise days. Without resting the body doesn’t have time to rest and recover, and skipping rest days can lead to exhaustion, burnout, and injury.

As a nation, we’re not very good at resting. No siestas for us! But now the weather is getting properly summery, it’s time to re-think our exercise regime and schedule in those rest days. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
One Weekend Workshop to up your skills

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

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…)

Poppy Pickles

YogaLondon: Yoga Teacher in Training; weekend 7 & 8

YogaLondon: Yoga Teacher in Training; weekend 7 & 8

We are ambassadors in this long line of teaching (more…)

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