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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WHAT DOES YOGA IN SCHOOL LOOK LIKE?

WHAT DOES YOGA IN SCHOOL LOOK LIKE?

After 6 years of teaching in schools, colleges and academies we have seen first hand just how good yoga is for children of all ages. We find that the younger classes love creating shapes, moving their bodies and (honestly) finding stillness! (we know, we know…your 5 year old doesn’t sit still; trust me, after 30 minutes of yoga they can rock a savasana like the best of us). It gives children a chance to see that yoga is a practice of breath, body and mind and they will fully embrace the opportunity to breathe like a LION at any given moment, little do they know it’s great for stress!

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WHY YOU WON'T FIND US 'SELLING' SH*T!....

WHY YOU WON'T FIND US 'SELLING' SH*T!....

Some of our longest serving students are practicing in the same leggings and t-shirts they wore back in 2010 when Michelle was teaching out of community centres and church halls, hell even Michelle is wearing the same ones!

Our studios provide mats and equipment for classes so there’s no need to ever buy if you don’t want to. We find our students only start collecting bits of equipment after about 12 months and that’s fab!

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FLOW YOGA BELFAST COMES TO STANDISH...

FLOW YOGA BELFAST COMES TO STANDISH...

Her more recent addition….Meditation for Melters is just what we need over here! While there are many meanings for ‘MELTER’ here it’s Irish slang for ‘a lot on your mind’ AND for busy minds, beginners, those who are curious, cultivating creativity, recovering, or ever thought – ‘I can’t meditate’, but want to try. THIS is the session for you!

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WHAT AN EPIC WEEKEND!....JASON HAS BEEN AND GONE!

WHAT AN EPIC WEEKEND!....JASON HAS BEEN AND GONE!

“After more than a decade of teaching vinyasa yoga in many different settings all over the world, I’ve found that combining power, precision, and mindfulness creates the most efficient, balanced yoga class with maximum impact. My approach is challenging and sweaty without producing burnout. It’s also exacting, helping you progress in your poses, without being stagnant or tedious. My classes encourage one-pointed focus and awareness of what’s going on internally.”

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SPOTLIGHT ON A STUDENT...MEET KAREN!

SPOTLIGHT ON A STUDENT...MEET KAREN!

“I’ve been practicing yoga off and on for around 15 years, from home DVD to a variety of different classes then having found Studio One last summer, I can honestly say it’s the best!  There are such a variety of classes and teachers, all of whom are knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and fun – not a word you come across a lot in yoga!  I do some running and, not getting any younger, have some problems with my knees – not anymore, the stretch and strengthening of yoga perfectly complements my running”.

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THINKING ABOUT 121 YOGA? HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW....

THINKING ABOUT 121 YOGA? HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW....

121 yoga tuition is a luxury, however at Studio One we look to make it affordable for everyone, so we structure our prices to reflect that. Think of it like going to have your hair cut…(bear with us!)...you can choose to have an appointment with a newly qualified hairdresser or with the senior stylist and you’ll pay differently based on experience. The same applies here… 

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WHO ARE STUDIO ONE YOGA?

WHO ARE STUDIO ONE YOGA?

Studio One was opened in 2014 by Michelle Almond, a yoga teacher of 12 years who has taught everywhere! Michelle moved to Standish in 2008 and started teaching classes at Standish High School, Mossy Lea Village Hall and many more. Alongside this she was completing a PhD with the eventual aim of becoming a lecturer. However, over the years the classes grew and were in such high demand that she was outgrowing any community spaces available.

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NEW TO MONDAY NIGHT YOGA....

NEW TO MONDAY NIGHT YOGA....

Our Strong Series is a 5-week course designed to take you on a journey through a particular aspect of the practice that can be somewhat challenging and difficult to look at in detail in a regular flow class. Each week is a 75-minute class built in layers to take you from A to B in a formulaic way; we’ll deconstruct the movement, study the anatomy and spice up your practice.

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DOES YOUR WORKPLACE LOOK AFTER YOU LIKE THIS?...

DOES YOUR WORKPLACE LOOK AFTER YOU LIKE THIS?...

When the workplace come to yoga!

We have lots of ‘groups’ of people coming to yoga together, friends from work, college and home but very few who take the time out during work hours as a team to make their workplace stand out!

This company are proving that team work really does make the dream work!

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WHAT DOES A YOGA COMMUNITY LOOK LIKE?...

WHAT DOES A YOGA COMMUNITY LOOK LIKE?...

Our yoga community is all about being inclusive and accepting of everybody which means we have cultivated a band of students who are not necessarily ‘typically yoga’!

So if you come to our studio, if you make friends with our students you’ll be sure to find a few exceptions to the yoga ‘rule’; our crazy Front of House team (Harriet), our beer monster of a student (Valerie) and a past teacher who simply can’t miss our nights out (Sarah)!

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5 WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS THIS CHRISTMAS...

5 WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS THIS CHRISTMAS...

I come from a super small family, but my parents made up for it with the most awesome, magical Christmases. I know most families have rituals and things they get the kids to do on the run up to the big day but my mum and dad were great at this; there were trails and maps and games to find our presents around the house, these got more elaborate every year and I’m quite sure it’s because my dad got a chance to legit be a child for a couple of days! It was so believable and awesome that my brother still believed in Santa when he went to High School, much to our amusement (sorry Michael).

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YOGA IS AWESOME IN YOUR 60'S...THESE GUYS KNOW!

YOGA IS AWESOME IN YOUR 60'S...THESE GUYS KNOW!

Back in 2014 we started with one class a week on the timetable, within a year we’d added a second and we have now reached the amazing goal of a THIRD class hitting the schedule. January 2019 will see the total number of Over 60’s classes at our Standish studio hit 3 per week with Kim guiding these groups through 75 minutes of stretching, strength and laughter.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of being around on a Tuesday or Thursday morning you’ll see how much of an impact these classes are having;

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WHY I DON'T BELIEVE IN SETTING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS...

WHY I DON'T BELIEVE IN SETTING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS...

If you want to start something new in January, start researching it NOW!...sign yourself up and put it in your diary. Why? Because we end up spending the first week of January trying to get our shit together to actually put these ‘goals’ in motion and before you know it January’s over, you’re nowhere near your target, you didn’t start the new thing and bang...it’s June again and you’re waiting til January 2020 to start again!

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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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