Private yoga classes are available for children who are looking for a personalised practice in their home environment. These sessions are also a great way to involve a sibling, or a small group of friends.
Classes are available throughout term time and school holidays.
Due to COVID-19, all classes are currently online. Little Yoga Studio teaches family yoga one Saturday every month. A fun 45-minute session for you and your child/ren to enjoy together. Booking essential.
Boreham Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham, Essex, CM3 3JD
Little Yoga Studio is currently teaching little yogis at Howbridge Infants School in Witham, Essex. If your child is a pupil you can enquire through the school to book your child’s place. Classes run term time only.
Howbridge Infants School in Witham
Children’s Yoga Class in Colchester
Unity Primary, Colchester
Little Yoga Studio is currently teaching little yogis at Unity Primary in Colchester, Essex. If your child is a pupil you can enquire through the school to book your child’s place. Classes run term time only.
Unity Primary, Colchester
Every Thursday (term time only)
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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?’
‘When you do things from your soul,
You feel a river, moving in you, a joy.’
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.
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 🙏🏻
Feeling grateful for the snow today ❄️ A much needed break, it provided us with a whole day’s worth of activities 🤪 (swipe right to see what we got up to). I love how nature’s beauty is highlighted under snow.
But it also got me thinking about how these little squares often hide reality. So often they’re a highlights reel and right now realness, community and shared experiences can help us all feel connected, particularly when we re not together.
I’m all for realness. And while I’m grateful for the snow, the change of pace and the sheer beauty of a wintry day, nothing is picture perfect. Today we still had the usual sibling arguments, constant interruptions during an attempt at practice, toys everywhere. But that’s all of life isn’t it? The beauty and the messy, side by side.
So whether you had snow today or not, here’s hoping you had some of the beautiful, some of the moments of clarity and gratitude, whatever it looked like. Because without the messy, would the beautiful still be just that?
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.
‘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 🙏🏻
We’ve been exploring foundations and in particular, the feet, during the last few weeks of classes. Creating a lift in the inner arches of the feet; exploring pada bandha and seeing what this opens up in the body, the posture, in poses. On a more subtle level, feeling more connected and grounded so we can tread lightly on the earth. Noticing how this makes us feel in the mind.
We’ll be building on this over the next few weeks too. Join us for movement, meditation and relaxation via Zoom this week. Booking via the link in the bio.
MONDAY \\ 8.30 - 9.15pm \\ Mindfulness & Meditation via Yoga At The Mill
Because sometimes on grey, rainy days we need reminding of the light 🌅
Sometimes in my meditations, I like to visualise moments that brought me pure JOY.
Usually that involves a quiet moment on a beach. And if I concentrate enough, I can feel the sand beneath my toes, the light breeze on my face, the salty scent of the air, the sound of the waves lapping on the shore... That feeling of calm and contentment. And it’s enough. Enough to bring back that feeling of joy, of happiness into the present.
This picture of a beautiful sunset was only yesterday.
On this grey rainy day I ll be going there later in my mind for sure.
[sound on]. We discovered a beautiful natural stream on our walk yesterday.
That full on sensory experience of the sound of trickling water, beautiful bird song, lush green surroundings, fresh cold air...
Then a little voice pipes up: “Come on, let’s go.” 🤪😂
#mumlife right there.
If you’re looking for more than 5 seconds of relaxation this week, you’re very welcome to join us either Wednesday or Thursday evening. We’ll move with awareness, explore the breath and find some much-needed quiet and stillness. Details via the link in the bio.
‘There are no parts of ourselves that need to be hidden. There are no parts of ourselves that we need to get rid of. There is not a single piece of you, no matter how deep and dark and terrifying, that isn’t worthy of being embodied.
‘The entirety of you is welcome’ ~ @musingsfromthemoon
Thinking on these beautiful words that I read in this week’s ‘My inner Sanctuary’ course while out walking. Welcome, welcome, welcoming it all ✨
WELCOME. The first thread of our new 4 week online journey, ‘My Inner Sanctuary’ starting this week. Exploring ways to connect with all the parts of ourselves. The ones we feel we’ve lost as we take on more roles, more labels, have less and less time for ourselves.
Throughout these practices, running for the next 4 Thursdays, we’ll move gently; connect to a soothing breath, find stillness and take much needed rest. Taking time to connect to our own individual intentions; to really discover what it is that offers us sanctuary within ourselves.
For me, it’s all about those small pockets of calm within my day. Breath. Movement. Mental headspace. Reading. Checking in.
If this sounds like something you’d like to explore, join us. Classes begin this Thursday and you can join live or on demand with recordings.
‘Let go into full acceptance of the present moment, including how you are feeling and what you perceive to be happening. For these moments, don’t try to change anything at all; just breathe and let go... Die to having to have anything be different in this moment; in your mind and in your heart, give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.’ ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Reminding myself how even 15 minutes of practice, sandwiched between homeschooling Zoom calls and that heavy feeling I woke up with today, is enough. Enough to make it all seem brighter. Connecting with your body and breath, moving with no agenda, being present in the moment, is enough. I am enough. So are you.
I can’t say that I’ve worn a smile at all times this week 😝 but finding a reason to smile in the everyday has certainly been possible. In amongst the toughness of the challenges we’re all facing, gratitude has lightened the dark spots ✨
Classes returned gently this week & filled me with joy. Im so grateful for our little community and to everyone continually showing up for themselves.
From January 18th, my classes expand to include more weekly meditation offerings. You’ll be able to explore Mindfulness & Meditation each Monday from 8.30-9.15pm. And also my first 4 week course ‘My inner sanctuary’ where we ll be cultivating deep rest, along with gentle movement, meditation and Yoga Nidra. Think of it as 4 weeks to take time for you, to unwind and connect.
All classes, how to book and more info are in the bio.
Wishing everyone a happy Sunday. Hopefully it’s one where you can spot small little pockets of time just for you.
Really excited to share my new 4-week online course for January, ‘My inner sanctuary.’
Join me as we explore a range of yoga, meditation and relaxation practices that help encourage compassionate self-inquiry, reflection and intention.
These practices are ideal for anyone wanting to step back from the ‘busy,’ overwhelm or stress; cultivate ways to make space for themselves in their day; learn to meditate and feel a greater sense of connection and self-awareness.
Throughout the 4 weeks, we’ll explore:
🍃Guided meditation & how to sit
🍃Pranayama (breath work)
🍃Mindful yoga flow
🍃Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
My Inner Sanctuary runs from Thursday, January 21 - February 11 at 8.00-9.15pm. You can join live via Zoom or watch on demand with recordings. Course is £40 for 4 weeks. For anyone suffering with their mental health in the current situation and can’t afford classes, please message me.
You can book via the link in the bio or via my website.
Happy New Year 🎉 Here’s hoping 2021 will be a little kinder to us all 🙏🏻
The start of a new year never fails to fill me with hope. And even if after the year previous it might only be a glimmer, it reminds me that there’s so much opportunity for wonderful things to happen.
This week we’re back to classes and I’m so looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces. My offerings now include a Monday evening Mindfulness & Meditation class which I’m really excited about! 2020 saw me dive deeper into my study of meditation with the late @michaelstoneteaching and I’m so excited to share this offering with you. Full details of this month’s classes and booking info is in the bio. Love to all x