AuthorPoppy Pickles

Autumn Yoga Workshops in London

  Autumn has come early this year. The conkers are falling, the heating is on and this morning there was even a very light frost on the car. Instead of hoping it will just go away so that summer can come back for a last hurrah, it may be time to just embrace Autumn! Autumn is a transitional season, which takes us from the relaxing warmth of summer to the crisp cold of winter. Transitions can...

6 Ways to Practice Yoga On Your Family

  Yoga is not just a physical practice, it is an 8 step programme to enlightenment. While we often think of yoga as something we do as an individual, it can help us in all aspects of our lives, including how to parent and how to deal with our own parents. Here are 6 ways that the yogic principles of yama and niyama can help.     Ahimsa – Non-violence Ahimsa is the first of...

FREE Yoga! The Best Free Yoga Classes in London

There’s an old saying that ‘if you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life’. I happen to agree with this, as London is simply one of the best cities in the world. The ancient history, alongside the cutting-edge culture and a vibrant night life – what more could you want?   Especially at this time of year, when you’ve just been on your summer...

5 Unusual London Spots for Yoga

Summer is well and truly here! The sun is shining, the days are still long and relaxing and there’s that end of term feeling in the air. So while you’re in the mood for summer fun,  check out some of the more unusual places to practice yoga in the capital, and enjoy our wonderful city through the medium of yoga. 1. Family Yoga at London’s Greenest Art Gallery Ever felt guilty...

How Safe Is Yoga?

In October of last year the British Wheel of Yoga caused controversy in the UK yoga world with the announcement that they are developing  National Occupational Standards to ensure that yoga teachers in the UK are adequately and safely trained. Here Poppy Pickles delves into the stories behind the move and explores what the future of yoga regulation could look like.  While this sounds like a...

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