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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…

#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…

NOURISH – Late Summer Health for the Stomach & Spleen

The pair of organs associated with the Late Summer in TCM are the digestive organs of the Stomach and Spleen and the element is Earth. Earth represents nourishment (both physical and emotional), grounding and abundance. In functional terms the Stomach (yang organ) is responsible for receiving and breaking down food while the Spleen (yin organ)…

Teaching Restorative Yoga: Fundamentals Part 1 – A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

Saturday 2nd November 2019 | 9.30am to 5.00pm | £97 Early Bird Price, £127 thereafter. UPDATE – This event is now SOLD OUT. If you are interested in attending please get in touch at ucanyoga1@gmail.com to be the first to know about future workshop dates. Whether you want to teach restorative classes or one-to-ones, incorporate restorative…

Nurture & Nourish: A Late Summer Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 7th September 2019 | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25 Join me for the fifth in my series of seasonal workshops. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. Late Summer is TCM’s fifth season and is particularly significant…

Happy & Bright: A Summer Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 15 June 2019 2-4pm at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall Join me for the fourth in my series of seasonal workshops. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. Fire is linked to Summer and the Heart and Small Intestine. In…

Clear & Energised: A Spring Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 23rd March 2-4pm at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall. Tap into the energy of Spring at the third in my series of seasonal workshops in London. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. They are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire…

Calm & Renewed: A Winter Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 2nd February 2019 2-4pm at Embody Wellness – £25 In Chinese Medicine there are Five Elements central to its philosophy – Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth – with each element linked to a specific season, organ system and emotion. Water is linked to Winter and represents our will and courage; just as water…

How happy are you in your skin?

U Can Yoga in Psychologies Magazine With it’s uplifting, informative and insightful content, Psychologies magazine is and has been one of my favourite publications for many years. The Dossier theme of the current issue of Psychologies, ‘Healthy Happy Body’ is not only close to my heart, it also ties in with the U Can Yoga…

Lotus Mudra Love

Cultivate love and affection with Lotus Mudra this Valentine’s Mudras are symbolic hand gestures that can have an influence on the energies of your body and consequently, your mood. The word ‘mudra’ means ‘sealing in the energy’ in Sanskrit. Lotus Mudra is the mudra of the heart. You can use this mudra to promote love…

Ease into the Christmas Season – December Day Retreat at Tilton House

Get grounded for the party season at the beautiful Tilton House nestled underneath the South Downs on Saturday 7th December. After teaching on a wonderful Autumn Detox Yoga Retreat for Sally Parkes Yoga, I’m very excited to be returning to Tilton House to bring you a blend of energising and gentle hatha yoga classes as…

NEW Yoga Class in NW6 – From Thursday 12th September

From Thursday 12th September I will be teaching an additional Yoga Energise class at My Fitness Boutique in West Hampstead from 18.15-19.15 every Thursday. You can still join me for Yoga Energise on Saturday mornings from 9.15-10.15am too, so come along to one or both classes 🙂 Set to music, in this upbeat class you…

Hatha Flow Yoga – **NEW FREE / DONATION Community Class**

ALL proceeds go to the Music4Children charity Join me in Streatham SW16 for a new yoga class. This is donation yoga, so it’s free to attend or anything you can donate whether it’s pennies of £’s goes straight to the fantastic Music4Children charity (learn more about their wonderful work here: http://music4children.org/). The only condition is…

BE LOVE – Serving the Community with Style (PLUS an Exclusive Giveaway for Readers)

**Read on to find out about a special BE LOVE Giveaway Offer** “Life is so full that we often get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget about the simple yet powerful truths, such as being love.” – Kyle & Kam-Gi Finch LA-born BE LOVE creates quality clothing that is both beautiful and inspiring…

Be Happy

“There’s beautiful things in life, so when you’re suffering, it’s part of the package. You know, you look at it – we’re born and we also have to die. We know that, so it makes sense that we’re gonna be really happy and things are gonna be really f***ed up too. Just ride with it,…

Lust for L!FE

Yoga, Pilates, Food & Music in the heart of Shoreditch. On Monday 4th March an exciting brand new space, L!FE Shoreditch opens on London’s Brick Lane. Spread over three floors there will be a whole food cafe and over 100 classes a week including Hot Yoga, Pilates, Jivamukti, Forrest Yoga, Acro Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa…

5 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat

Originally published on Urban Lucy‘s Urban Blog. Despite practising yoga for a decade I didn’t go on my first yoga retreat until 2011. One of my very first thoughts once I was there was “What took me so long?!” The retreat I’d chosen was a weekend break in the UK, yet it was just enough…

Embracing The Longest Night

Visoka va jyotismati – Sutra 1.36 Today is the Winter Solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. This year the Solstice also coincides the end of the Mayan calendar (cue a slew of gags about the end of the world – like this one…) I like to think that what this…

The Perfect Yoga Pose

Originally published in OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine. There is no such thing as a perfect yoga pose. A mild thoracic curve means that my chaturanga can look slightly lopsided. However, I only noticed this after observation in a mirror and working one-to-one with a teacher. X-rays and scans confirmed mild scoliosis as well as…

Changing Seasons, Changing Pace

Between teacher training, the exciting news of officially becoming certified by Judith Hanson Lasater as a Relax and Renew Trainer, teaching, writing and the usual day-to-day I barely noticed the days getting shorter this month. But I certainly noticed it getting colder! With the clocks going back in the UK this weekend we’re officially in…