AuthorPoppy Pickles

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...

Could Yoga be BAD for you?

New research from the University of Sydney suggests that yoga is just as dangerous as any other sport – but is that the whole picture? Yoga has long been seen as the softer alternative to high intensity sports, but a new study from the University of Sydney suggests that yoga is more dangerous than we think. The lead researcher, Associate Professor Evangelos Pappas, a qualified yoga teacher...

How one yoga teacher is inspiring everyBODY to take up yoga

Jessamyn Stanley – everyone’s favourite insta-star Jessamyn is a 29-year-old, big, black, gay, Southern American woman who stands out from the thin, white insta-yogi crowd.  She’s 100% authentic and is inspiring a new swathe of people to have the confidence to take up yoga, whatever their body shape. Here’s what makes Jessamyn special. “Hi, I’m Jessamyn. ...

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...

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