Yoga Recognised on Unesco’s World Heritage List

In December 2016, Yoga was added to Unesco’s list of intangible cultural heritage, recognised for its positive influence on Indian society and the world at large. In a tweet, Unesco said “Designed to help individuals build self-realisation, ease any suffering they may be experiencing and allow for a state of liberation, [yoga] is practised by the young and old without discriminating against...

Yoga Workshops in London for this Summer

Once you’ve established a regular yoga practice you might feel that you want to take things a step further. The best way to do this is to head off to a yoga workshop. Workshops are usually longer than a regular yoga class and often have a specific focus, which allows you to work more deeply on your practice.  Depending on your yoga style and level of practice, you can guarantee that London...

Eat Your Way Out Of Depression

Have you or someone close to you ever felt an intense feeling of sadness? Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness lasting for days or weeks…the type that starts keeping you from your everyday activities? If so, this may be something more than sadness. It’s possible you could be someone with clinical depression… before you become alarmed, did you know this is a...

8 Embarrassing Yoga Cues To Avoid

As my YogaLondon training wisely taught me, teaching yoga requires linguistic and physical flexibility. As a keen poet and writer, this is one of the things I love most about yoga, and when words flow seamlessly around the physicality of poses, it’s a kick like no other. However, some days vinyasas can feel like the Tin Man’s attempt at ballet, and there are some days when cues just won’t come...

Interview with Charity Class teacher Joëlle Marti!

We finally did it! We asked INTERESTING and NON-YOGIC questions to our Charity Class teacher, Joëlle Marti…. and she revealed her chocolate addiction. Sign up for Joëlle’s Charity Class here:   YL: What’s your favourite and worst pose? Joëlle: My favourite pose is a tough call! Probably janu sirsasana A (head-to-knee pose) because it’s one I can simply relax into and hang out in...

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