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Yoga Classes For Children

Little Yoga Studio specialises in teaching yoga to children ages 3-11 in schools, group sessions and private classes. Teaching in Chelmsford and around Essex using the renowned Yoga Bananas Technique.

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.

Family Yoga Classes

A fun and inspiring activity for parent and child. Our family yoga classes introduce yoga poses through creative storytelling, with breathing exercises, mindful games and relaxation to enjoy together.

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 weekly groups, private classes, yoga studios and schools.

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‘Quiet the mind and the soul will speak’ ✨

‘How do you feel today?’ is a question I ask myself every time I come to my mat. What’s coming up? What is asking to be listened to, to be felt? Am I open to leaning in to all the sensations, feelings, emotions - all that is in this moment - with self-compassion, with a sense of welcoming?... (mostly, not always 😉)

We’re exploring the throat chakra - Vishuddha - in class this week. The place from where we speak, sing, listen, both inwardly and outwardly, and where we align with our truth; what makes our heart sing.

Feeling into the chakras, these energy centres is always a transformative practice. One that has something new to teach us every time. There’s a reduced timetable this week but we’re back to normal as of next week. Have a good week all 🙏🏻

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #vishuddha #vishuddhi #chakras #chakra #yogajourney #subtlebody #mentalhealth #yogalove

‘Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can really be.’

My latest newsletter is a reflection on our relationship with the seasons; the subtle change in energies as we come to Spring and how we’re exploring the seasonal shift in our practice 🌸

There’s also a free guided spring meditation for you and details of an Easter family yoga special 🐰.

If you’d like to receive the newsletter, please drop me a DM and I ll add you to the list.

Have a beautiful day all!

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #spring #springtime #reflections #meditationpractice #yogateacher #yogastudent #freemeditation #essexyoga #yogajourney

‘Our power comes from stillness and space’ 💫

~ Kate Northrup.

Made the shift from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ this weekend. Cue much rest, Yoga Nidra, sleep, repeat. And parenting, of course 😉.

Recognising that we don’t have to be in an endless cycle of ‘doing’ is a powerful shift. Finding the practices that nurture and soothe us can help refill our cup, so we’re not left running on empty.

Took my own advice this weekend and stepped back to rest. Even when I felt the familiar pangs of resistance to it initially.

This week we’ll be exploring some soothing practices that help us do just that: refill our cup.

7.15-8.15pm - Mindful Flow
Booking via Yoga at the Mill
8.30-9.15pm - Mindfulness & Meditation

8-9pm - Yoga For All

Tuesday’s Find Your Flow is back on April 13.

You can join live or as on demand recording. Booking via the link in the bio. Have a great week all 👋🏻

#littleyogastudio #onlinemeditation #meditation #zoomyoga #nurture #rest #investinrest #mindfulnesspractice #yoganidra #doless #yogateacher #essexyoga

A BIG thank you to the lovely lady who shared her experience of Monday’s Meditation and Mindfulness class 🙏🏻

One of my favourite practices to share and explore personally, this class is a deeply relaxing 45 minutes out from the ‘busy-ness’ of your day.

It’s an opportunity to get into something comfy, grab a nice cushion, dim the lights and settle in for some guided headspace.

Each session is different, attuned to the energy of the moment and suitable for all.

We spend time settling in gently, connecting with the breath and intention, before exploring our inner landscape.

If you’re new to meditation or have a regular practice, this group is a supportive space for a regular guided check in.

Class resumes Monday March 29th and runs 8.30-9.15pm. Join us via the link in the bio.

Happy Friday all 👋🏻

#littleyogastudio #onlineyoga #meditate #meditationgroup #meditationpractice #essexmeditation #meditatemore #mindfulness #mindfulliving #mindfulnesspractice #mindfulmoments

‘This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.’ ~ Rumi

Holding these beautiful words from Rumi - a reminder to try to welcome in it all; the moment to moment ‘stuff,’ the challenges, each new day, each transition... as we explore the energy of Spring ✨

Class continues tonight 8-9pm from Zoom. A chance to welcome in it all, from my little corner of the cosmos to yours.

Have a great Wednesday! ☀️

#littleyogastudio #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #spring #springtime #rumi #rumiquotes #quotestoliveby #mindfulness #yogateacher #yogastudent #chelmsfordyoga #transitions

🌸 Springtime 🌺

Following on from the Spring Equinox at the weekend, we’ll be exploring the energetic shift of the seasons this week.

Spring is the season for fresh opportunity. Much like the natural world starting to bloom around us, that energy can be felt within us too. Perhaps you might feel called to spring clean; get out in the garden; put some dreams and big ideas into action. Perhaps you might explore your yoga practice some more, or make a return to the mat.

Join us for some breathwork, reflection and yoga this week:

Mindful Flow - 7.15-8.15pm
Mindfulness & Meditation - 8.30-9.15pm

Find your flow - 12-12.30pm
Mindfulness & Meditation - 7.15-8pm (cover)

Yoga for all - 8-9pm

Any questions? Feel free to drop me a DM. Classes available as recordings too. Have a great week!

#littleyogastudio #onlineyoga #springequinox #essexyoga #onlinemeditation #mindfulness #mindfulnesspractice #zoomyoga #spring #springiscoming

There’s so much joy to be had when we let go of perfection 💫

Today marks one year of #zoomlife. One whole year of online yoga classes beamed from my little studio into your homes.

There’s something I never thought I’d be brave enough to do.

I’m so very grateful to everyone who’s joined me for a class over the past year - you know who you are. To all of you who’ve embraced the necessary digital switch; showing up often with a furry friend or small human in tow.

Wow it felt like a huge step and one that if I’d have given my inner critic too much time to think about, probably would never have happened.

And while there have been WiFi dropouts, many many a time forgetting to hit ‘mute all’ and then, when I got a little bit confident, booming at you through my new microphone, it’s been a wonderful learning curve.

And honestly, a saving grace to see you all each week. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to connect with you.

Here’s to letting the perfectionist ideals peel away and seeing what happens when we show up with heart.

A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU.

#littleyogastudio #onlineyoga #zoomclasses #zoomanniversary #showingup #innercritic #yogastudent #movementismedicine #yogateacher #mindfulnesspractice #heartfelt #yogalove #yogafam #yogafamily #community

‘If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it... Whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty.

‘Joy is not made to be a crumb.’ ~ Mary Oliver

Ever find yourself getting lost in the thing, or the pursuit of it?

It’s easy to get swept up and carried away, always looking to the next thing without embracing the joy that’s available right now.

It’s there in the simple things; a great sunset, that first cup of coffee, those 10 minutes to yourself before anyone else is awake. That slightly longer than usual cuddle your busy kid gives you.

I love this Mary Oliver quote as it reminds me that joy is always available and not just on special occasions and in bite sized pieces.

We’ve just got to remember to open our arms fully to it.

Happy Friday all. A huge thank you to everyone who’s joined me for classes this week. Am ever grateful. Big love.

#littleyogastudio #yogapractice #beyondasana #maryoliver #maryoliverpoetry #quotes #quotestoliveby #choosejoy #joy #joyful #joyfulliving

Have are you feeling today? 💫

It’s a question we so easily ask others, yet one we can so easily neglect for ourselves.

If you’re feeling a bit flat this week, I hear you. It’s still a lot isn’t it? And while the slog can be well, a slog, noticing it is the first step to being aware of what you really need.

This week in class we’re focusing on creating an inner pause. Using the breath to anchor our intention; to create some space around a thought, a pattern of thinking.

And importantly, noticing how we feel. What do we need? How can we create more joy, both in the movement and beyond?

For the past week, I’ve been naming the daily joys in my journaling practice. A great way to reflect on the bigger picture, rather than our brain’s natural tendency to favour the ‘negative,’ or what we perceive to be so.

I ll be bringing some mid-week joy, should you so want it, online for the foreseeable. And you can tune in live or on demand. Because sometimes yoga in pjs in your bedroom is more joyful, right?

🌈Mondays - Meditation & Mindfulness (back from March 22) - 8.30-9.15pm

🌈Tuesday - Find Your Flow - 12-12.30pm

🌈Wednesdays - Yoga For All - 8-9pm

I’d love to know what’s brought you joy this week? Comments very welcome.

#littleyogastudio #joy #joyfulliving #sparkjoy #yogajourney #yogateacher #yoga #yogapractice #yogalove #yogaposes #happiness #happy #gratitude #essexyoga #chelmsford #chelmsfordyoga

How do you feel when you look at this picture?

I’ve always loved how images of natural beauty have the ability to reflect our own inner landscape. When I look at these waves, I’m reminded each moment is all we have, then it passes - a new opportunity paving the way for the next. A reassuring thought when times are difficult - nothing is permanent.

Our interconnectedness with nature means it plays a huge part in mindfulness practice. In class this week we reflected on the cycle of nature, the changing of the seasons as we head towards Spring. The rise and fall of the breath; the inhalation a new opportunity, the exhalation a chance to release and let go.

Visualising the waves with the breath might resonate with some of us. Breathing in as the water rises to the peak of the crest, breathing out it crashes against the shore.

If I really focus, I can hear the sounds of the waves, the smell of the salty air, the wind on my face. Magic.

Happy Thursday everyone 🌊

#mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation #ridingthewave #wavescrashing #waves #meditate #meditatedaily #awareness #selfawareness #compassion #essexyoga #yogalove #mindfulnesspractice

*TIME CHANGE!* ✨ Find Your Flow✨ will now run Tuesday lunchtimes 12-12.30pm!

I’m really excited to be offering a NEW 30-minute yoga class from next Tuesday, March 9th! ‘Find Your Flow’ is a short and sweet practice that will help gently wake up the body, connect with your breath and start your day with intention.

If you often find you leave time for yourself until the very end of the day, where it can get forgotten or sidelined (🙋🏼‍♀️) this class will ensure you transform that to prioritise YOU. A lot of positivity can happen in 30 minutes ✨A great way to to centre yourself in your day, ready to tackle whatever lies ahead with renewed energy and vitality.

Class is just £5 and will run live via Zoom. This is a term time only class, with the first block taking us up to the Easter school holidays.

I’d love to have you join me. And as a special gift after lockdown, you can bring a friend for FREE to the first class. So nominate a friend who you think would benefit from 30 minutes of intentional movement and breath work and they ll get the class as a gift from you to them.

Feel free to drop any questions in a comment or DM, or you can book via the link in the bio.

#littleyogastudio #findyourflow #onlineyoga #yogalove #yogajoy #zoomyoga #essexyoga #freeyoga #yogaclasses #yogapractice #intentionalmovement #intention #startthedayright #morninginspiration

There truly is beauty and magic if we just take time to look ✨

The epic sunset from outside the Little Yoga Studio earlier. Did the skies glow where you are tonight?

#littleyogastudio #sunset #sunsetphotography #sunsetlovers #nature #natirephotography #magicalphotography #magiciseverywhere #slowdown #pause #naturelovers #essexyoga

Hello 👋🏻 I don’t think I’ve ever introduced myself on here, so for anyone that’s new/interested, here goes!

I’m Nicola, a yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher. I share practices with adults, families and children in small, friendly and welcoming groups.

Like many others, my journey to here started very differently. My ‘career’ began as a national journalist and editor, working in a very busy, demanding environment. I loved it, but found I never quite shook off that sense of imposter syndrome. Long hours, big pressure, an exhausting sense of never feeling good enough and no time for myself took its toll.

I’d dabbled in yoga for a long time, after my mum introduced it to me at 16. Finding a few great teachers in my 20s, it became a regular part of my life. Cut to my foray into parenthood, a shock redundancy and a serious health diagnosis, it became something more.

With many years and an ongoing process of working on myself, healing, understanding patterns and tendencies, it all feels a lot more joyful now.

And that’s really what my practices, classes, workshops are all about - rediscovering the joys; the stuff that makes us feel good.

Writing is still something that I love too, and I hope that will become more of a prominent feature along with mindfulness coaching as time goes on.

For now, it’s balancing the creative output with looking after two small children 😉 You can join me for a class, workshop or event via the link in the bio. Signing up to my newsletter will get you some free practices and a heads up when some new offerings arrive.

Happy Wednesday all!

#littleyogastudio #yogateacher #meditationteacher #happiness #myjourney #journey #selfdiscovery #feelittohealit #selfawareness #yogalove #selflovejourney #meditatedaily #yoga #essexyoga

‘When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos,
introduce yourself to each colour of the sunset.
Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet.
Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.’

Our Mindfulness and Meditation Mondays continue this evening, 8.30-9.15pm. A nurturing, gentle practice devoted to taking time to sit with the stuff. We’re exploring the theme of CONTROL this evening and how to meet it with compassion.

There’s still time to join our friendly group, either for a one off class or for a discounted block. Head to the bio to find out more.

#littleyogastudio #mindfulness #mindfulnesspractice #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulnessquotes #meditate #lettinggo #onlinemeditation #presence

How are you doing?

This lockdown is a tough one. I’m finding it hard to shake the ‘bleurgh’ feeling that’s right there, seemingly poking at me with a stick.

Thankfully, that toolbox of favourite things is also there, waving at me in amongst all the stick poking. And while I often feel like I’m dragging myself to do ‘the stuff that makes me feel good,’ I I keep showing up, because I know it works.

Just a few of said favourite things for me include getting outside every day. Taking in my surroundings and listening to the birds, the breeze etc around me. Hello rainy days at the park 😉

‘Bookending’ my day with practice. It might only be 10 minutes even, but sitting in quiet contemplation, moving gently, journaling and doing some breath work soothes my nervous system.

Going to bed early a few nights a week and reading, no screens (need to do better at this this week, note to self).

Cold showers in the morning. Breath. Game changing.

Checking in with myself a few times each day (or as much as possible). It might be when the kettle boils. Whenever there’s a rare moment of quiet with the little ones.

Leaving this here to make me accountable. But also as a reminder to keep doing the work. To keep showing up. Keep doing the stuff for ourselves because we need it ❤️

Id love to know - what’s in your toolbox of ‘stuff that makes you feel good?’

#littleyogastudio #yoga #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #yogaposes #yogapose #thisisyoga #yogajourney #selfcare #selfcompassion #tlc #ahimsa #saucha #yogapractice #yogalife #practiceyogachangeyourworld

‘When you do things from your soul,
You feel a river, moving in you, a joy.’
~ Rumi.

Making a small bit of space in my mornings for movement, to sit quietly, to write, to drink tea from my favourite cup is my favourite way to start the day with joy. It also means I get to catch sunrises like this one ✨

Just like that, it’s half term. This week classes continue, offering up some pockets of time just for you; to move, breathe and relax.

Monday // Mindfulness & Meditation // 8.30-9.15pm

Wednesday // Yoga For All (Vinyasa) // 8-9pm

Join us live or via a recording for a one-off practice, or book a discounted block. Details in bio or drop me a message to learn more.

Happy Monday 🙏🏻

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #yogaonline #morningmotivation #morningroutine #morningritual #meditation #meditationpractice #yogainspiration #sparkjoy #joyfulliving

Just here with the best yoga video thumbnails 🤣

Can always guarantee whenever I upload a new video to my on demand library, it ll automatically chose the best still 🤣 This is one of my favourites. Leaving it here for some much needed Friday lolz. As I don’t know about you, but there’s not been a whole lot of lightness this week has there?

We’re grateful to be coming to the end of the week and approaching half term. A much needed break for the little ones who are missing friends and the real classroom so much.

On another note, more brilliant yoga video thumbnails and practices are available in my on demand video library. There’s something for every mood - whether it’s a more relaxing restorative practice, a meditation, more dynamic movement or children’s yoga.

For someone who a) isn’t that technical and b) is still adjusting to life through a lens, I’m pretty proud of this little catalogue. Recordings are just £6 and they’re yours to keep, giving you the opportunity to practice in your own time.

Feel free to drop me a message for details. Happy Friday to all 🙏🏻

#littleyogastudio #yogaouttakes #yogavideos #ondemandyoga #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #currentmood #itsfriday #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogalove #yogalife

Poses I’m currently working on 😉

Jokes aside - I mean I genuinely do Viparita Karani everyday - but I’m not “working” on it. Because the beauty of this pose, often called legs up the wall, is that we’re not working. We’re in fact not required to do anything at all; to do the polar opposite of ‘work’ - to do less.

Propping the pelvis on some folded blankets, a bolster and this pose has so many benefits. Just a few of them include the circulatory boost you get to the upper body and head; relief for tired legs if you’ve been standing or sitting, boosting energy and reducing stress.

Most of all this pose reminds me that we don’t have to be rushing around constantly to feel a sense of productivity. In fact - as someone who regularly tries to squeeze a lot in when I have space amidst the demands of two young children - it reveals that a lot is happening when it feels like we re doing nothing at all.

#littleyogastudio #yogaposes #viparitakarani #yogapose #legsupagainstthewall #yogastudent #santosha #yogajourney #mindfulmoments #practiceyogachangeyourworld

‘What we focus on, we empower and enlarge. Good multiplies when focused upon. Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: what do we want more of’~ Julia Cameron.
I like to remind myself of these words when time for me feels in short supply (constantly 😂). Leaning towards the short and sweet practices that make me feel good, more myself and out of the overwhelm.

We’re exploring this deeply in my 4-week offering, ‘My Inner Sanctuary’. As we come to week 3 we’re working on the theme of CREATE - making space mentally and physically so we can tap into the creative side of ourselves.

We meet again this Thursday at 8pm. If you’d like to find out more about any of the current online offerings feel free to drop me a DM. Wishing everyone a happy hump day - one that hopefully includes some snippets of time for you 🙏🏻

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #myinnerpractice #theartistsway #quotestoliveby #inspirationalquotes #innerpeace #creativity #creativitymatters #onlineyoga #zoomyoga


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