ENGLAND'S HIGHEST YOGA CLASS - DAVID'S STORY

ENGLAND'S HIGHEST YOGA CLASS - DAVID'S STORY

Upon almost reaching the top we all met in the stone cross shelter just shy of the summit, sheltering from the elements and seeing the low cloud blow across us, about a metre above head height, it was very atmospheric. As I watched everyone head towards where we were going to practice the excitement built hugely but the well-planned class needed to change and fast. Students body temperature was always on the mind in the days leading up to the class.

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IT'S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY...LET'S CELEBRATE!

IT'S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY...LET'S CELEBRATE!

Five years ago I was laughed out of the bank when I asked for a business loan to create Studio One; I cried, I got mad but I wasn’t going to let it stop me. I gathered all of my savings, I maxed out my credit card and I called in every favour I could to get the job done. Luckily, I also have an awesome family who broke their backs to ensure we opened on time.

The renovation of the Standish studio was HUGE; we removed 4000 bricks from the building, we put up steel, we built a suspended floor (I’m totally playing fast and loose with the word ‘we’; I am about as useful as a chocolate fireguard)! The job took two months and we had to do a lot of it at nights so we could all work our day jobs but alas we made it!

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5 WAYS TO BRING YOGA INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE (WITHOUT COMING TO CLASS!)

5 WAYS TO BRING YOGA INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE (WITHOUT COMING TO CLASS!)

OK so we know that we feel better after going to yoga, we know that we should roll out our mat at home and we’ll magically solve all of life’s stresses but hey….we’re realistic; we got caught up at work, the traffic was bad, the kids needed feeding! Trust me, there’s a myriad of reasons to put off going to class (we’ve heard them all) so we’ve created a 5-step guide to practising some element of yoga every day…

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FAITH HUNTER INSPIRES OUR STUDENTS!

FAITH HUNTER INSPIRES OUR STUDENTS!

This weekend we’ve been spoiled in that way..…Faith Hunter showed up all soul and Louisiana charm and….well, charmed the pants off everyone! The studio was a hive of energy and positivity and it was a pleasure to witness; if you missed out then I urge you to try a workshop in the future.

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WELCOME TO THE AUTUMN EQUINOX...PULL UP A MAT!

WELCOME TO THE AUTUMN EQUINOX...PULL UP A MAT!

This is also the perfect time to set some intentions for what you would like to see happen in your life over this magical season, what do you want this new season to bring for you? There is HUGE power in intentions, so set one! Plant some inner seeds today that you can nurture and nourish over the hibernating months of winter, so by the time spring comes you are ready to blossom back out into the world! 

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SPOTLIGHT ON...DAVID COWBURN

SPOTLIGHT ON...DAVID COWBURN

David is a fell runner, night runner and last year completed the Lakeland 100; dedicated to his training he took up yoga to aid recovery and improve flexibility. Four years on and he's still here, smiling, practising and soon to be joining our teacher training course. Take a look at the full length video (linked here) to see a guest appearance from Poppy the dog!

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CLIMBING HIGH...YOGA FOR CLIMBERS

CLIMBING HIGH...YOGA FOR CLIMBERS

We are a family of climbers and skiers/snowboarders, so as we’re approaching a trip at home or abroad we tend to change up our practice a little to prepare our bodies with a little more focus. Our yoga poses for climbing are super simple and we add them to our regular practice along with some viloma pranayama (breathing) practice. More on this later!

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Well…we do things a little differently here at Studio One Yoga. Our course is about YOU! It’s about finding what makes you tick, finding your passion, your qualities and using them to help you develop a teaching style that is honest and authentic. We’re looking for exceptional teachers, the ones looking to break down their barriers and approach yoga with an open mind.

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HOW TO BREATHE....A YOGA ESSENTIAL!

HOW TO BREATHE....A YOGA ESSENTIAL!

Take a breath. Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Fill the lungs up. Let the air out.

I’ve no doubt after you’ve read that first sentence you’ll feel a little different; hopefully better. Possibly the one defining element yoga has when compared to any other form of physical activity such as gymnastics or calisthenics is the connection of movement to breath.

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