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A Teacher’s Tale…

An interview with one of our new teachers, Sayeeda. Mental health is beginning to get the coverage it needs in the media and it’s great to see more and more people turning to yoga as a tool for their overall wellbeing. Sayeeda shares her story with beautiful honesty. She speaks of how Yoga changed her…

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This Valentine’s Day

When February 14th comes round it brings to light our culture’s obsession with romantic love, love directed solely at one other person, often attached to all sorts of longings and projections. So let’s just press the reset button and broaden things right out- what about the experience and the active practice of metta, or love…

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A Grounding Meditation

At this time of year when the world is in a state of renewal, it is helpful to set aside some time to reflect on what is truly serving us. Time to see what is needed and what needs to be cut away in order for new growth to emerge. It’s often difficult to find…

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A journey into Self-Compassion

Interview with Karen Atkinson On a wet and windy Wednesday, Amanda King from Bristol City Yoga, had the privilege of interviewing Karen Atkinson – founder of Mindfulness UK. Mindfulness UK is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations. AK: How long have you been teaching Mindfulness? KA: I’ve been teaching mindful…

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Acceptance

by Laura Gilmore We Begin to find and Become ourselves when we notice How we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, Messily, marvellously who we were born to be Anne Lamont   One grandiose claim often made is that “Yoga” leads to self acceptance. As if by going to an asana (posture work) class…

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The Power of Prana

by Laura Gilmore Have you ever wondered why asana practice (yoga postures) is so powerful?  You simply make some movements, focus on the breath and then lo and behold- you feel like a new person. All rearranged, reconfigured and the whole world looks better! The simple answer is: prana.   Our mind and body is…

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