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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MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Ok, so I want you to think of MEDITATION as an all-encompassing term for various ways in which you can find connection, calm and concentration. There are lots of types of meditation from silent to breath focused to guided. And then there’s MINDFULNESS; simply put, mindfulness is a TYPE of meditation!

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WE'RE BANNING A WORD!...

WE'RE BANNING A WORD!...

Every one of us has a pose or poses that will forever and always be unattainable, whether that’s due to injury, other sports played or skeletal make up. So whilst you’re sat happily in Baddha Konasana thinking ‘this is easy’ think about the person whose knees are touching their eyeballs; earlier that same person might have held a forearm stand for 2 breaths whilst your feet remain weighted to the ground in that pose. 

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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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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK...HONESTLY!

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK...HONESTLY!

We love getting positive, glowing reports on our teachers and classes, seriously nothing lights us up more. We’d love for you to get comfortable telling us when something doesn’t quite work or where we could have tried harder; whatever it is we want to know. Otherwise we’re going to go through life thinking we’re bloody wonderful when let’s face it, every now and then we could do to up our game.

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6 THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW WHEN I STARTED TEACHING YOGA!...(notes from a new teacher!)

6 THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW WHEN I STARTED TEACHING YOGA!...(notes from a new teacher!)

Teaching one yoga class is easy. Teaching several yoga classes a week challenges your creativity. If you want to teach a good class, you have to tailor it to your students and the content has to match how the class is advertised. Differentiating class plans and sequences is an art form: you never totally master it. The bad classes are lessons and the good classes should be enjoyed.

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5 TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

5 TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Firstly, starting a yoga practice can be a little scary for some! However, if you find the right studio this shouldn’t be the case; you should feel welcome and at ease from the minute you step through the door (or if you come to Studio One maybe a little surprised that there’s no incense burning and it’s a little louder than you thought!). We encourage our students to be themselves and embrace their own way of approaching life so here are OUR 5 tips for starting a yoga practice…

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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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