Date: 15/05/2019

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, guest blogger, Cornelia Libal gives her thoughts on the current treatment of depression and the role that exercise and specifically yoga can play in achieving good mental health. Depression on the rise According to a report published by the Mental Health Foundation in 2016 (1),  a fifth of […]

Date: 06/05/2019

Yoga’s well known for aiding flexibility. But did you know that it does a lot more than that? It’s not all about touching your toes (though that helps!) Here’s 10 health benefits of yoga you might not be familiar with. 1. Stress reduction Exercise has long been proven to be a positive way of eliminating […]

Date: 29/04/2019

Think yoga’s all about stretching? Think again. Yoga is one of the best workouts you can do. Not only will it get your heart rate pumping, burn calories and build muscle tone – keeping you fit and trim – it does so without putting unnecessary strain on your body. In fact, it helps future proof […]

Date: 15/04/2019

Last week I went to a yoga class. I wanted to try out a new studio. I had a look at the timetable and booked into a class called Hot Hatha. When I got there, the instructor began by explaining that her way of teaching was slightly different to what I might be used to. […]

Date: 01/03/2019

When you go to a yoga class, you bring a towel, a drink and that’s pretty much it. Right? No, not quite. You also bring the 100 trillion microbes residing in your gut with you. These 100 trillion (1) cells are predominantly bacteria, but also include fungi and viruses. It’s called the gut microbiome and […]

Date: 10/12/2018

Spinal health is essential. Our spine supports our bodies, protecting the nerves and enabling us to move. Each cell in our bodies is controlled by our central nervous system. If problems with our spine means it is unable to support the central nervous system, issues can rear their head. Maintaining spinal health is therefore vital. […]

Date: 14/11/2018

Many studies have shown the damaging effect that sitting for 8+ hours a day has. Being tied to our desks is a productivity killer and has the same damaging health effect as smoking a pack of cigarettes! Yet it can still be difficult to break the habit of grabbing lunch at our computers. With an […]

Date: 14/10/2018

There’ll be a few changes to the schedule over the coming weeks as we welcome three new receptionists, say goodbye to our much loved Zoe, and change up the timetable in line with your requests. We’re always keen to hear your views, so let us know what changes you’d like to see. Mondays As we […]

Date: 25/09/2018

So you love yoga and you’ve decide you’d like to train to be a yoga teacher! Now the big question is where and with whom should you train? There are a lot of yoga teacher training programmes out there. Here’s our top 5 tips on what to consider when making your choice… Is the yoga […]

Date: 11/09/2018

You name it, and there’s an Instagram account dedicated to it. Everyone knows that on Instagram, reality is blown out of proportion and only the best details of people’s lives are presented. The same, absolutely, can be said of yoga. Just take a quick look at the yoga hashtags and accounts online and what sticks […]