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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As my exploration into mindfulness practices continue, these words from the late @michaelstoneteaching on my course continue to remind me of the journey we embark upon in our meditation.
Turning towards our experience and noticing when our minds wander out of the present help us discover the codes to our nervous systems.
How many times have you experienced feelings of not being able to breathe properly in your body? Felt tension in the muscles? Tightness in your jaw, your face, your breath?
Mindfulness interrupts the habit of trying to escape how we re feeling. Instead we’re given the tools to move towards our experiences. If we want to know how we work in our own unique way, we need to sit and watch.
Consistent practice is back for me and while it’s certainly not easy, it’s definitely fascinating. I’ve noticed when my mind skips off and goes into story (frequently) and how I can gently coax it back. I’ve also noticed throughout my day when my attention quite literally goes on a road trip, and when the logical, repetitive side of my brain is hogging my internal speaker.
Still, inwards I go.
I’ve got an exciting new class beginning next year which I ll be sharing in the next few days. Wonder if you can guess what it is? 😉 Newsletter dropping imminently.
As we come to the busiest and for some, the most stressful time of year (coupled with 2020), all around us are calls to ‘keep pushing through’ and ‘get it all done before Christmas.’ No wonder so many of us feel overworked, exhausted and unhappy. Why are we doing this?
If our physical yoga practice reminds us not to push ourselves past our boundaries of what feels good & safe, our practice off the mat reminds us to take time for introspection; to check in with what’s important for us and to not live to someone else’s boundaries, or lack of.
Yoga philosophy teaches us the importance of self-inquiry and self-study. With practices that help us connect within and listen to what feels good, we can live in a more happy and fulfilled way. Sometimes simply asking what would feel good or what we need to change is a great place to start!
One of the ways I bring myself back is by taking a look at the natural world around us. As nature strips itself back, the trees lose their leaves and takes the goodness back into the soil, I’m reminded this isn’t the time of year for great action. It’s a time to nurture our roots.
Turning off our phones is another one 😉
We’ll be exploring this further in our practices this week. A way to check in, feel good and successfully bat off the hype around us. And quite frankly, enjoy ourselves!
‘Nothing can dim the light that shines out from within.’ ~ Maya Angelou.
I don’t know about you, but lately there hasn’t been a whole lot of lightness. In fact this week has felt all a bit exhausting.
So today I’m doing what feels good. Which shall involve ditching my phone, chasing my littlest baby out in the fresh air somewhere, draping myself over a bolster and curling up in bed with a good book later on.
I feel we could all do with doing less, and smiling more right now, don’t you?
Let today be a chance to notice what makes your light shine brighter. What would you like to do more/less of? What makes you feel replenished and inspired? Whatever it is, let’s make sure it’s in our everyday 😊
And if like me, yours is yoga, last class of the week is Friday’s Slow flow to restore, 7.30-8.30pm.
Soothing a busy, fluctuating mind on my mat this afternoon. Easing off that feeling of lethargy that’s crept in this weekend with gentle, continuous movement. Started feeling rather lacklustre but kept going, keeping my gaze soft and tuning into sensations and transitions. So often in yoga we work towards a particular pose or groups of poses, muscle groups etc, but coming to the felt sense and softening the wandering gaze has such powers to take us out of the constant story of the mind 🌸
‘Happiness cannot be travelled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.’ ~ Denis Waitle
Practicing gratitude daily has had such a transformative effect on my outlook. I’ve kept at it in my journaling for most of the year; scribbling notes down whenever I can (and then regularly finding them at opportune moments, oh hi universe). Sure, I can’t say I’m grateful in every moment, but it’s a work in progress.
I wanted to share my gratitude to everyone who keeps showing up to practice. Truly, my heartfelt thanks for choosing to share your time with our little group. And to my own teachers and those I admire from afar - your wisdom and kindness continues to inspire me everyday.
Some days it all feels easier than others. Some days you wake up and, for no discernible reason, it all feels like a battle. That the day is asking more from you than your strength will allow. The words of Pema Chodron are coming to me this morning:
“We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.” 🙏🏻♥️
However you’re doing today - sending you love. If you’d like to carve some space for you in amongst your day, a reminder that our free Tuesday meditation group starts at 12pm today. Link to join us in my bio.
Tuesday - Free or Charity Donation Lunchtime Meditation - 12-12.30pm via Zoom
Wednesday - Yoga For All (Vinyasa) - 8-9 via Zoom or recording
Friday - Slow Flow To Restore - 7.30-8.30pm via Zoom or recording
The events around the world this weekend have left me feeling HOPEFUL. Change is coming ✨
Using this lockdown to invest in ourselves is a real way to bring some positive change into the weeks ahead.
This week will see the first of my free/charity donation meditation classes. A gentle pause in your day to breathe, connect and rest. Classes run via Zoom and are free, but if you’d like to, donations are going to @fareshareuk via JustGiving.
To join, simply comment or drop me a DM & and I ll send you the necessary links.
‘We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to.’ ~ @brenebrown (goddess).
Our last in person yoga class tonight for a few weeks is Yoga For All 8-9pm at @beaulieucommunitycentre. Looking forward to coming together for some breath, movement, relaxation and connection. There’s the option to join online or via a recording too.
Our little yogi community will continue to operate throughout lockdown via Zoom. A reminder that, especially in the weeks ahead, to keep making time for you. Whether that’s to move, breathe, walk, dance, scream, run etc 😉 - whatever makes you feel good.
Feeling such love for our community and other teachers’ support today. Let’s all lift each other up. Love to you all.
‘Seek answers from within. What you need to know is revealed through time spent alone. Make time for daydreaming, for art and simple creative projects. These open up your connection to the other world, the unformed fluid world of the imagination and your own inner wisdom.’ ~ Glennie Kindred.
Leaning into these words to ease the latest transition of the moment. Finding what makes us feel good, what takes our minds out of the overwhelm and into a more meditative, present state could not be more necessary right now. Here’s to looking to the natural world around us as a reminder for what is needed - embracing the darker cycle of the year and nourishing the root ready for the lighter times ahead.
‘The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.’ ~ Eckhart Tolle.
Sunday musings after a day doing all the slow things that fill you up. The extra hour meant a 5 mile walk with a friend absorbing all the beautiful colours around us, cake and later pumpkin carving with little people.
Wishing you all a restful Sunday 🙏🏻
A few changes on the mat this week as it’s half term:
Monday - Mindful Flow 7.15-8.15pm (cover)
Wednesday - Yoga for All 8-9pm - @beaulieucommunitycentre, Zoom or via a recording
Sunday - Family Yoga - 9.30-10.15am @beaulieucommunitycentre
Family Yoga has always been a really important practice for me to offer as a facilitator 🌸 Sharing the wonderful benefits of yoga, learning about our emotions and ways to rest, move, breathe and embrace all we are is as important for me to learn as it is my small people ♥️
After a long hiatus due to COVID closing our regular space, we re back Sunday, November 1st at @beaulieucommunitycentre 9.30-10.15am. A 45 minute session of uninterrupted time with your little loved one/s to have fun, relax and connect. If you’d like to join us, head to the link in the bio for more info & booking details.
Finding stillness is pure medicine for the soul right now.
There is SO much going on around us it’s hard to digest it all. But there is gentle practice, slow breath and rest that gives us the strength to meet ourselves, exactly as we are.
I ll be doing some gentle unwinding Friday evening on Zoom. An hour of embodied movement, breath awareness and meditation. If you’re in need of some tonic, feeling a resistance to practice at the moment, then join us either live or via recording.
‘We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are’ ~ Anais Nin.
Shifting perspective with Viparita Karani - legs up against the wall - pose. Prop a folded blanket or a bolster underneath the pelvis and your upper body and head get a juicy boost of blood flow. Great for re energising, soothing busy minds and weary bodies.
And also a beautiful reminder that not everything has to be really complicated or feel tough, to be transformative.
Join us this week for mindful movement and breath work.
Wednesday - Yoga For All (Vinyasa) - 8-9pm at @beaulieucommunitycentre, Zoom or via recording.
Friday - Slow Flow To Restore - 7.30-8.30pm via Zoom or recording.
Sometimes the little things really are the most impactful. I’m the first to admit I have a tendency to over complicate things! But even the smallest changes can make the biggest impact.
Today we’re doing my favourite Sunday things. A walk, a roast dinner, some wriggling on my mat while children join/climb/play around me. Relaxing together.
I’ve just started a course to deepen my Mindfulness meditation practice and how I share that. It’s reminding me that nothing is linear. It doesn’t have to mean 30 minutes on my cushion in blissful quiet (although that’s lovely too). It’s in the snatched moments while I sit with the 👶🏻 as she sleeps; while I prepare the dinner, noticing the sunlight through the trees as I walk; while my eldest lays her head in my lap and watches tv. It’s connecting with the world around us in the moment.
Sunday’s are often the day when we all try and slow it down. But why just Sunday? Here’s to blissful moments of embracing the NOWness 7 days a week.
If you’d like a free little mindfulness practice to try, drop me a DM and I ll pop over my latest newsletter to you. Happy Sunday ♥️
‘When we accept what is in this present moment, without pushing or pulling, when there is no running or rushing away, we find in our practice a level of deeper acceptance and peace.’ ~ Michael Stone.
Leaving these words by a beautiful man here to remind myself of the importance of taking the time to sit and listen, even when it feels like a Herculean effort to do so. Which right now, it really does.
Doing something far less energetic right now, because if this isn’t the season for varying energy levels, when is?! Hope you’ve all had a blissful weekend; felt the sunshine on your face, walked in the fresh air and done something that brings a genuine smile to your face.
This week we’re exploring opening the side body, an area that I feel gets often overlooked but brings such great release.
Classes are in the usual times and places and remember you can always purchase a recording to practice in your own time. Have a great rest of your Sunday ♥️
Wednesday - Yoga For All - 8-9pm @beaulieucommunitycentre Public class is fully booked but you can join via livestream or recording.
Friday - Slow Flow To Restore - 7.30-8.30pm via livestream or recording.