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Still from Slow Flow for Energy class on EkhartYoga

NEW: Slow Flow for Energy

Flow… Have you tried my most recent class on EkhartYoga? This anytime flow is ideal for when you want to get your energy moving. Props aren’t essential, but if you like to use blocks to bring the floor up to yo, then you can have to hand a couple of bricks and a block to…

Restoring Flow

Restoring yoga to soothe your nervous system Have you tried my Restoring Flow class on EkhartYoga? Join me for a relaxing, flowing, low to the ground practice with a couple of supported postures included for good measure. This is perfect for when you want to slow down but still crave a little bit of movement.…

NEW: Rest + Restore – in-person, monthly

Next date: 8th September 2023 Join me on the first Friday of each month at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall for Rest + Restore, 90-minutes of contemplative practices to regulate your nervous system and restore your equilibrium. Grounded in restorative yoga, this special in-person monthly class also incorporates yin, breathing practices, meditation and guided relaxation. You’ll leave feeling rested,…

NEW! Go with the Flow Yin – my latest class on EkhartYoga

Go with the Flow Yin is my latest class available on EkhartYoga. Svadhishthana – the Sacral Chakra – linked to the Water element, is located in the lower abdomen near the sacrum. This chakra is associated with our ability to go with the flow, our self worth, creativity, and ability to express ourselves freely –…

NEW! Join me on Substack

I’m on Substack! In March this year I moved my newsletter over from Mailchimp to Substack. If you’re currently subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll already have been regularly hearing from me at Slow Living in the Big City on Substack. Why move to a new newsletter platform? Being on Substack allows me to offer you…

Practices & Guidance for Menopause Support

Join Yinka Fabusuyi and I on Saturday 29th April from 2.30-5pm at Yoga Point, Brixton for Practices & Guidance for Menopause Support. If you’re in a stage of menopause from perimenopause onwards and experiencing some of the most common symptoms including joint pain, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and more, then this workshop is for you. With menopause there is…

Kick Off 2023 with Feel-Good Yoga!

Launching on Monday 2nd January on EkhartYoga is the Feel-Good Yoga Challenge. Sign-up to enjoy daily 30-minute yoga practices throughout January. Esther Ekhart, the rest of the teaching team and I have joined forces to offer you classes to lift your mood and honour your body’s craving for movement to help you get your 2023…

Summer Health for the Heart & Small Intestine

The pair of organs associated with the Summer in Chinese Medicine are the Heart and Small Intestine and the element is Fire. The Heart (yin organ) is the ‘supreme monarch’ and is supported by three other organs associated with Fire: the Pericardium, the Small Intestine, and the Triple Heater, (with the Small Intestine being the…

Get Grounded Yin on EkhartYoga – new online class

My sixth class with EkhartYoga has been released. Muladhara – the Root Chakra – is associated with our basic needs of survival, security and safety and defines our sense of self. In this class I guide you through a grounding Root Chakra Yin practice to help you return to your place of inner knowing and…

The Rest Sessions: Be Restored

Sunday 22nd May 2-4pm at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall “The clue is in the name – RESTorative yoga is excellent for facilitating proper rest and relaxation in both body and mind. Restorative yoga is a receptive practice where you are supported and held – how many of us could deeply benefit from more of that?”  (excerpt…

Rest + Calm Book: IG Live with Tracee Stanley & Paula Hines

My new book Rest + Calm: Gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself (Green Tree, Bloomsbury) is being published in the USA on 3rd May 2022. To celebrate its US publication please join Tracee Stanley (author of Radiant Rest) and I for an Instagram Live on Monday 2nd May at 9am MDT/11am EST…

Restore Yourself on EkhartYoga – new online class

My fifth class with EkhartYoga has been released. Release tension and stress in both your body and mind as you enjoy the experience of allowing your body to be completely supported by your props. This class is a nurturing restorative practice, ideal for when you are in need of some restoration. To practice with me at…

The Rest Sessions: A Rest + Calm Mini-Retreat

(Photo copyright Henry Hunt/Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) Saturday 23rd April 2-4.15 pm at Yoga on the Lane in Dalston Join me for an afternoon of contemplative practices designed to help bring you back home to yourself. Grounded in restorative yoga, and including meditation, guided relaxation and (optional) journaling, The Rest Sessions are a culmination of my…

Spring Yin & Yang Organs

The pair of organs associated with the Spring (Wood) season are the Liver and Gallbladder. The Liver (yin) is the body’s main organ of detoxification and is very important in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), being described as ‘the General’. Energetically the Liver is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi (energy) through the body,…

Rest + Calm is here

The nurturing, practical guide to finding rest and calm – even when it feels impossible “This gem of a book is a guide to powerful practices for rest, reflection, self-care and the tending of community. The insight it contains is not a luxury, but a physical, emotional and spiritual imperative.” – Bo Forbes, Psy.D., psychologist,…

Yoga for Menopause

Workshops and classes coming soon. What is Menopause Yoga? This is an approach to yoga to specifically help women manage the main symptoms associated with all the stages of menopause (perimenopause, menopause, post-menopause). If you are experiencing: Night sweats Hot flushes Anxiety Overwhelm Fatigue Lack of focus Irritability ‘Meno-rage’ Mood swings Insomnia  Then Menopause Yoga…

The Rest Sessions

The Rest Sessions  Saturday 25th July 2020 | 2.00 to 4.30pm | *£20 recommended price  (*sliding scale pricing available – see below) Venue: Online via Zoom You deserve rest. Rest is radical. It is not fluffy or lazy – it is essential. The Rest Sessions are a culmination of my years of teaching and practice to…

A NEW SEASON OF 3-HOUR WORKSHOPS IN BRIXTON

JOYFUL & OPEN: A YIN & YOGA NIDRA WORSHOP Saturday 19th October 2019 | 2.00pm to 5.00pm | £35 / £30 concession Venue: Yoga Point, Brixton A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to local charity Brixton Soup Kitchen. Starting with this Autumn Yin & Yoga Nidra workshop I will be…

#7pmSwitchOff – How does Blue Light Affect Sleep?

“Light is the most powerful cue for shifting the phase or resetting the time of the circadian clock. In an evening, the blue light that emits from devices (including TVs) suppresses the natural production of melatonin – the hormone you need to feel sleepy – and plays havoc with your body’s circadian rhythms making it…

#SavasanaSeptember

Savasana for 20 minutes. Every day. For 1 month. If I suggested that you put your lengthy to-do list to one side and lie down for twenty minutes right now, what would your response be? This September marks 5 years since I embarked on my #365Savasana Project (which I wrote about at the time for…

New Classes in Brixton

Starting from Wednesday 4th September I will be teaching two new classes in at Yoga Point in Brixton. Yoga Point is an independent local yoga studio established in 2010 and I’m really looking forward to teaching in this wonderful space. Here are the class details: YINYASA  (11.30-12.30) This class is a meditative combination of flowing…