Adult Yoga Classes

Our yoga classes in Chelmsford strengthen our connection to Self through mindful movement, breathing and relaxation. Taught in weekly groups or private sessions, these classes are suitable for all.

Children & Family Yoga Classes

Little Yoga Studio specialises in teaching yoga and mindfulness to children in schools, parent and child groups and workshops. Each class features creative storytelling, breathing exercises, mindful games and relaxation.

On Demand Yoga Library

Yoga and mindfulness practices to enjoy in your own time and space. Choose from 30-minute practices, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Yoga Nidra, meditation and more. Yours to keep & practice whenever you choose.

Children’s & Adults Yoga
Chelmsford & Across Essex

Little Yoga Studio offers yoga classes in Chelmsford, Essex to children and adults. Our aim is to share the wonderful benefits of yoga – deepening our connection to ourselves and others – with all ages and levels of experience.

Our children’s yoga classes, for ages 3-11, explore their natural flexibility. Helping them nurture a positive image of themselves and others; inspiring their imaginations through poses told in the form of creative adventures.

Using the Yoga Bananas Technique, there are over 170 techniques for children to explore, all of which increase their physical and mental strength, stamina and poise. Each encourage an emphasis on the breath, channel their physical energy and support their wellbeing.

For adults, we teach dynamic and uplifting yoga classes in Chelmsford. Restoring and strengthening unity between the body and mind through mindful movement, breathing and deep relaxation.

Suitable for all levels of experience, our Vinyasa Flow style classes are perfect for those new to yoga as well as those looking to deepen their experience.

Based in Chelmsford, Little Yoga Studio teaches yoga classes in weekly groups, private classes, yoga studios, outdoors and in schools. We also run day retreats for a deeper immersion into yoga and beyond.

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Yoga, for as long as I can remember, has been the pause in amongst it ALL.

In amongst the non-stop job when I worked in London, the constant doing and rushing around; the worrying and fear of what would happen when I dropped a ball.

Back in the early days of my practice it was like a welcome pause - a much-needed sigh - that got me off the merry go round and into my body.

Rather than being something that happened outside of myself, it was more a window into what was already there, underneath all the ‘stuff’ I’d layered on top of it.

Many years later, yoga continues to highlight the need to soften and let go.

I’m on a much needed break this week, which has definitely highlighted a need to pause. While I’m able to notice it much sooner these days, it’s still there - an underlying trait to keep pushing on and tip the balance out of my favour.

Slowing down, whether it’s in Savasana at the end of a class, on holiday, or taking a few slow, conscious breaths while you wait for the kettle to boil, is often all it takes to notice you have been living on autopilot.

And it’s these little cracks of presence, that scratch the surface and draw us back to what’s here right now.

Everything ♥️

#littleyogastudio #mindfulmoments #mindfulness #mindfulnesspractice #yogapractice #letgo #ishvarapranidhana #surrendering #yogajourney #essexyoga #presence #movingmeditation
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Hi, I’m Nicola 👋🏻

I haven’t shared my own journey into yoga for a while. Sometimes I think it helps to reflect on where you’ve been, to know where you’re at, and possibly where you’re going, you know?

I have been teaching for 10 years, but I can honestly say I never set out to. Imposter syndrome and a feeling that I had nothing to share held me back.

It wasn’t until my yoga practice became my bedrock through the good and the difficult times, that I peeled back those layers.

My hope in my classes is to create spaces where you feel welcome and at ease. To feel comfortable to go at your own pace and encouraged to meet yourself where you are - whatever stage of life you’re in.

#littleyogastudio #onlineyoga #onlineyogaclasses #zoomyoga #chelmsfordyoga #essexyoga #colchesteryoga #yogajourney #yogastory #mindfulness #meditation #vinyasaflow
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Tuning into the energy of the seasons has led to many discoveries in my own life; about my energies, moods, and ways to live in connection with the world around me.

The Spring Equinox always feels as though the new year is finally upon us. The promise of lighter times ahead is the signal we need to reemerge, reawaken and move forward with intention.

In classes this week, we are honouring the shifting energies of the Spring Equinox - a time of equal day and night. Moving with intention out of the dark and into the light. What does that mean for us and, crucially, how does it feel?

Over the next few days you might take some time to consider the seeds sown over the darker months of the year. What dreams do you want to bring out into the light?

#littleyogastudio #spring #springequinox #yogaclasses #yogalove #seasonalliving #intentionalliving #chelmsford #chelmsfordyoga #yogaessex #springday #spring2024
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Behind these little squares, one of the things I’m busily beavering away on are the retreats that I’m offering this year.

The Art of Letting Go retreat is almost full (see previous posts for details) and I’m poised to launch a new day retreat for later this summer.

All the work of dreaming these offerings, pulling them together; chatting excitedly to students who are signing up and making enquiries, got me thinking of all the beauty there is on offer on a yoga retreat - and how much of it, you might not be expecting.

As what hooks us into a retreat can be one of many things: a beautiful location, the teacher facilitating, the offerings, the promise of a sacred pause, the timings etc. Yet there are so many other things that happen on a retreat that make it a transformative experience.

Reflecting on past retreats Ive immersed myself in, I’ve realised that for me, it has been less in the big detail and more in the quiet moments.

From the community that’s gathered together, the friends I’ve made; to the private moments of humanness we have shared in conversations, practices and around campfires. The setting down of the labels and roles we inhabit outside of this little retreat bubble; and the shifts we have felt as a result.

It’s the magic of the little moments.

#littleyogastudio #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogalove #yogaretreats #yogaretreat #yogaretreatuk #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #colchesteryoga
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A prayer for peace, love, safety and freedom on this International Women’s Day and always.

#ceasefirenow

#littleyogastudio #metta #mettameditation #lovingkindness #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga
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Cueing in yoga is something a teacher works on, arguably, for the entirety of their teaching lifetime. Honing and developing new ways to verbalise, demonstrate and encourage a deeper line of self enquiry for students to allow their own practice to unfold. Like everything, it takes practice.

Here are 3 cues that I personally choose not to use in my classes and why:

1. Square your hips - This implies that every person’s body, anatomically, can rotate in the same way. I avoid this cue for many reasons, but in short because I feel it misses the important factor that our bodies are all different shapes and sizes. There will be many reasons that our hips can’t turn precisely ‘square to the top of the mat,’ or what trying to do it will create elsewhere in the body.

2. Imagine you are between two panes of glass - a favourite that comes up when in Trikonasana (triangle pose). Can’t say I have ever imagined or found myself squished between two panes of glass (thankfully), so not sure why this has any resonance here.

3. And the advanced version of the pose is… This feels insensitive and not at all inclusive - why is one variation of a pose not equal to another? Let’s celebrate that each variation has merit and something to learn within. This statement could create feelings of inadequacy, which is not the tone we are looking to create.

(Oh and let’s not pretend I haven’t said some humdingers in my time… I’ve just blocked them out 😳 )

Are there any yoga cues that don’t resonate with you? ⬇️

#littleyogastudio #yogareel #yogareels #yogapractice #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogalove #yogajourney #yogaclasses #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #colchesteryoga #zoomyoga #vinyasaflow
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If there is one thing I want to continually share about yoga, as a forever student of this practice, it’s this:

It is so much more than movements on a mat, but rather a way of truly seeing.

In hard moments and happy moments, I’m forever reminded of what this practice offers me. How it continues to foster greater self acceptance and deeper self enquiry.

Here are 5 things my #yogapractice continues to help me understand. Man, I wish I’d known this sooner 😉

Happy Friday all.

#littleyogastudio #yogajourney #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogalove #yogaessex #chelmsfordyoga #yogaretreats
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A SNEAK PEEK of our retreat space for September 2024!

I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming The Art of Letting Go Retreat this September 20-22, in beautiful Suffolk.

From the views that surround the gorgeous yoga studio, to the comfy rooms and modern facilities to rest deeply in; to the many spaces to relax, chat and unwind in between sessions. And that’s without the stunning surrounding landscape where you can go for walks, or find a spot to watch the sunset from.

I’m starting to think we need more than a weekend…!

If you would like to find out more about this retreat, then comment RETREAT below and I ll email you with full details and ways to pay.

The first few spaces have gone and I’m so excited to see a wonderful community coming together already!

#littleyogastudio #ukretreats #yogaretreat #ukyogaretreats #ukyogaretreat #yogaretreat2024 #ukyoga #yogastudent #yogateacher #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #colchesteryoga
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Shoutout to every yogi who has practiced with me this week ✨

I always have a moment in each class, online, in person, 1:1 or otherwise, where I feel so grateful for each of your energy, your time and for the opportunity to share and explore a practice with you.

You each bring something unique and I’m so grateful for this little community we are building.

We have been exploring transitions and finding steadiness and ease, Sthira Sukha, in our practices this week. Here is to continuing to strike that important balance in all areas of our lives; readdressing the balance when we need to and always, always, taking time to pause and listen.

Happy Friday all ✨

#littleyogastudio #chelmsfordyoga #onlineyoga #vinyasaflow #flowyoga #practiceyoga #practiceyogaonline #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogalove #zoomyoga #essexyoga #colchesteryoga #whatsonchelmsford #whatsoncolchester #beginnersyoga
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A snapshot of life lately… ✨

New classes in new spaces, yoga & sound journeys, planning a weekend retreat (eeek!) and all the in between.

I had a thought while I was journaling the other day about the value of reflection. It’s so easy to breeze through all that we move through in our lives without pausing for a breath.

Yet if we never pause, we miss the opportunity to acknowledge the challenges we have overcome; to appreciate the successful moves we have made; the things we have learnt and the unexpected joys or fears we have uncovered.

In truth, if I don’t make space for a pause, I often feel I miss things. Stuff that matters.

Just thought I would leave this here as a reminder to stop every once in a while. To see the fullness of all that life offers, and maybe even congratulate yourself on finally finishing that tax return.

#littleyogastudio #lifelately #yogajourney #journalling #journallingprompts #mindfulness #mindfulnesspractice #yogateacher #yogastudent #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #colchesteryoga #essexsmallbusiness
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Often we go to a yoga class with some preconceived ideas of what to expect.

From what the teacher will share, to whether your inner critic will pop up, to who else is in the class; we can create a whole scenario of things that actually, might never even happen.

It got me thinking about the other, unexpected joys of yoga that we might experience in a group class. Inspired by one of my morning students, who said she was so grateful to have this practice despite previously thinking she was not a morning person, I put together a few things you might learn in a class that you didn’t expect.

Have you got anymore? I’d love to hear yours ⬇️

#littleyogastudio #yogajourney #yogateacher #chelmsfordyoga #essexyoga #whatsonchelmsford #yogaforbeginners #beginnersmind #yogapractice #yogastudent #yogalearning
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Just leaving the beautiful words of Danna Faulds here, as a reminder of this exquisite moment, this exquisite life.

Yoga is a an anchor to the present moment. A reminder that this is the only moment we every truly have ♥️

It’s never too late to begin. Or to start again.

Happy Friday one and all. It’s been a pleasure to practice with you this week.

Join me on the mat next week, at one of the below:

Monday
Mindful Flow
7.30-8.30pm via Zoom

Wednesday
Beginners’ Flow
9.40-10.40am @notleyyoga

Mindful Vinyasa
8-9pm @beaulieucommunity & live on Zoom

Sunday
Yoga & Sound Healing
6-8pm @patchcolchester

#littleyogastudio #yogateacher #yogastudent #whatsonchelmsford #chelmsfordyoga #colchesteryoga #yogalove #chelmsford #chelmsfordbusiness #colchester #colchesterbusiness #dannafaulds #mindfulliving #quotestoliveby
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The physicality of our yoga practice is, for some of us, how we first experience the world of yoga. And while I could write at length how asana is just one part of the vast yoga landscape, it can be a way for us to explore our inner world.

What’s paramount is that we take this exploration with a sense of great care, self compassion and understanding.

My question at the start of many classes and weaved indefinitely throughout, is how might it feel if we saw our yoga practice as an opportunity to feel? A journey to explore and connect inwardly; to nurture from the inside out?

What might we discover if we viewed it as a personal journey IN, rather than an external practice happening on the outside?

Some thoughts.

#littleyogastudio #yoga #yogaasana #yogajourney #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogaflow #vinyasaflow #vinyasa #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #whatsonchelmsford #colchesteryoga #yogalove
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Thought I would pop my face on the grid, say hi and happy Sunday.

How’s your January going so far? I’m definitely still in the depths of that Winter energy; feeling a pull to hibernate, move slowly and not rush. With all the ‘New Year New You’ messaging around, it feels almost rebellious to just do you, in your own time.

If you are looking to practice yoga this year, perhaps join the rebellion, you can find practices that honour the season and your energy, below.

One of my new classes starts this week at @revivehealthchelmsford. First class is FREE. As always, link in the bio to book.

MONDAY
7.30-8.30pm
Mindful Flow
Zoom via Yoga at the Mill

WEDNESDAY
9.40-10.55am
Morning Yoga
@notleyyoga (starts next week)

8-9pm
Mindful Vinyasa
@beaulieucommunity

FRIDAY - NEW!
9.40-10.40am
Morning Yoga @revivehealthchelmsford

#essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #whatsonchelmsford #chelmsfordbusiness #chelmsfordsmallbusiness #yogaessex #littleyogastudio #yogateacher #yogastudent #vinyasa #vinyasaflow #beginnersyoga
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Hiiiii 👋🏻 A little reintroduction for 2024.

Thought I would jump on the trend and say hi and share some of the new things I have coming for the year ahead. If you’re looking to start yoga, continue or deepen your practice, or maybe even go on a retreat, feel free to say hello, drop me a message, or join us in one of the spaces below. All are welcome.

Mondays
Mindful Flow
7.30pm via Zoom for Yoga at the Mill

Wednesdays

Beginner’s Flow
9.40am at @notleyyoga

Mindful Vinyasa
8pm at @beaulieucommunity & live on Zoom

Fridays
Morning Yoga
9.40am at @revivehealthchelmsford

Select Sundays
Nurture Nights - Yoga & Sound Healing
6pm at @patchcolchester

#littleyogastudio #yogastudio #chelmsfordyoga #colchesteryoga #yogaclasses #essexyoga #whatsonessex #chelmsfordessex #chelmsford #chelmsfordbusiness #onlineyoga #yogasubscription
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