AuthorPoppy Pickles

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...

Yoga can heal wounds caused by abuse

A new report shows that girls traumatised by a history of abuse and trauma can be helped to improve their own lives through yoga. Rocsana Enriquez, 26 years old, had grown up with violence and sexual abuse.  She ran away from home frequently and became involved in street gangs as a teenager. While she was incarcerated in Central California she began to learn yoga through the Art of Yoga Project...

Parental Fatigue Syndrome – why you should hit yoga practice, not the kids

The Problem Being a parent is exhausting – no two ways about it. If you’re the parent of under twos it is physically relentless.  You are weightlifting little humans all day long, never quite getting enough sleep, and trying to fit in everything that you did before in order to prove that ‘being a parent’ hasn’t changed you.  This phase won’t last long, as self...

A Yoga Class With The Kids

As part of her yoga and parenting series, Poppy Pickles decided to do a proper kids yoga lesson with her two children. After her daughter’s recent complaint that she didn’t like yoga, because it kept taking her Mummy away from spending time with her, Poppy took a different approach. This is what happened… Over the past six years, yoga has taken me on a journey to myself. Going...

Applying the lessons of pregnancy yoga into our practice

Poppy Pickles recalls her introduction to yoga through antenatal yoga, and reflects that the lessons she learnt then are still useful in her practice today.  From the beginnings of getting to know her body from the inside out, to the practical implications post-pregnancy, many lessons can be learned from pregnancy yoga.  The very first yoga class I ever attended was a pregnancy yoga class. It was...

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