Little Yoga Studio offers weekly adult yoga classes that are suitable for beginners and experienced yogis.
Taught in a welcoming and relaxed space, our flowing Vinyasa style classes are the perfect way to strengthen the body and mind. Classes work to restore the mind-body connection, release tension and improve strength.
Begin your day with a warming, mindful yoga flow to connect with your senses, and open your mind and body. This class is open to all levels of experience, so expect a friendly welcome with plenty of modifications on offer. This class is taught at Revive Health in Chelmer Village, in the old Fit ‘n Fab building.
Join us for our monthly Nurture Night: Yoga and Sound Healing sessions at Patch, Colchester.
These unique sessions include gentle yoga, relaxation and meditation in the beautiful space of Patch, Colchester. Each class is designed help you lay down some of the busy-ness you have been carrying and set some positive intentions for the week ahead.
For each session, you’ll require a yoga mat and any props you might find useful to ensure you feel really comfortable, ie a yoga block, blanket, cushion etc. Classes are suitable for all..
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!
I’ve been waiting ever so patiently to announce news of my first retreat of 2024, The Art of Letting Go Retreat.
Join me and a host of some of my absolute go-to facilitators for a weekend centred around deepening our exploration into the practices of yoga; an epic sound journey, transformative treatments and much, much more.
Gather with us over the Autumn Equinox in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, for a weekend dedicated to truly letting go as we take a wonderful opportunity to pause, breathe and be.
FULL details of this retreat, which runs September 20-22, are available via the link in the bio, so head there to get a full rundown of what’s included and what a typical day on a retreat will look like.
So hope you can join us for what I’m planning to be a weekend dedicated to YOU.
Any questions at all, including payment options, pop me a DM or an email ✌🏻
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.
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.
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.
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?
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)
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
Beginner’s Flow 9.40am at @notleyyoga
Mindful Vinyasa 8pm at @beaulieucommunity & live on Zoom
Fridays Morning Yoga 9.40am at @revivehealthchelmsford
Excited to share that I have two new yoga practices you can join weekly:
Wednesdays @ 9.40am Beginners’ Flow @notleyyoga
This class is suitable for anyone new to yoga, or those looking to strengthen their existing practice. This 75 minute practice is taught in the picturesque Notley Yoga Studio, just outside of central Chelmsford.
Fridays @ 9.40am Morning Yoga at @revivehealthchelmsford (formerly Fit’n Fab)
Join us for an easeful, flowing practice to ease out any strain from the working week. A practice that incorporates breath, movement and relaxation.
Experience each class for FREE via the link in the bio.
Full timetable of classes in the last slide. Hope to see you soon!
Join a welcoming, inclusive and uplifting class and experience the wonderful benefits of practicing yoga in community. Each class is taught in a flowing, vinyasa style, with variations on offer to suit your needs and practice.
I’m excited to add a new BEGINNER’S FLOW class at the beautiful @notleyyoga studio this year. Teaching the foundations of flow and suitable for beginners and anyone looking to strengthen the foundations of their practice.
I’m also adding a Morning Yoga class on Fridays at @revivehealthchelmsford, in central Chelmsford.
Full timetable is above and link to book is in the bio. Feel free to message with any questions ✨
I love the call to pause and reflect at this time of year.
It’s so easy to neglect the small moments of change, growth and learning we have had without taking a pause to reflect. Instagram is so often a highlights reel - as this video is - as let’s face it, who takes pictures of the tough times?
But spending time processing the year that has been and dreaming for the year to come, shows up many things we might otherwise have missed, and plants seeds for new life to grow.
I’m looking forward to taking a much-needed break with my little fam, with gratitude for each and every single one of you who has come to class or on retreat with me this year. I feel our community soared this year - and I can’t wait to expand it further in 2024.
Winding down for Christmas now but remember there is one class running on December 28th at 8pm via Zoom. Join us for some flow and Yoga Nidra - this class is by donation; a gift from me to you.
Hoping you find some peace, rest and sprinkles of joy throughout the Christmas period.
A little offering from me to you during the festive period 🎅🏼 💫
Join me on Thursday, December 28 at 8pm for Mindful Vinyasa & Yoga Nidra: The Festive Edition!
This practice will work on easing out the body and mind after the busy Christmas period, before finding a deep sense of rest with Yoga Nidra.
Class will run via Zoom & recordings are available if you can’t make it live. Seeing as this time of year is £££, this class is running as a donation only class, so come along and pay what works for you.
Any questions, drop me a message and booking is via the link in the bio.
You know you can do more… but how might it feel to do less?
In what seems like an act of rebellion in the ‘season of busy,’ we are exploring how it feels to do less.
Slowing down to feel, explore and sense what is needed in this moment. Not pushing, striving or moving without awareness, but gently enquiring: how can I honour my energy?
In mindfulness, we often talk about being stuck in auto-pilot. We can be like this for hours, days, weeks, months or even years, and it’s in this going from one thing to the next without pausing that robs us of the present.
These practices over the month of December are all about the sacred pause.
And while it’s not one big thing, the smaller things are tough. The constant worry of loved ones’ mental health, motherhood pressures, the endless to-do list that ramps up at this time of year; other people’s expectations of what they want you to do right now.
Like many people, I’m a natural people pleaser. But I’ve really had to give this part of myself a talking to lately.
I’ve been down the road of burnout one too many times. So now that I sense overwhelm building, I’m putting into place all of my non-negotiables - even though that still feels hard, but thankfully no longer impossible, after all these years.
And the common theme behind them all, is doing less. Resting. Putting in place important boundaries. Saying no. It can almost feel counter-productive when there is so much to be done, but it’s these practices that make us more resilient to cope with the building pressure.
Lots of breathwork, constructive rest (my teacher calls the above “the world traveller plus of constructive rest” - I love this), meditation and Yoga Nidra are daily non-negotiables.
As really, it’s all OK. Life is full of ups and downs. But when we pay more attention to our inner landscape, to listen to all that our bodies are telling us, we can learn to ride the waves a little better.
This week’s practices are all about DOING LESS. Join us online or in person via the links in the bio.