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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...

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...

Goat Yoga? What’s next?!

Is Yoga At Risk Of Being Turned Into a Fad? Once Doga (yoga for dogs and yoga with dogs) had proved popular – and some clever pooches even perfected their very own Adho Mukha Svanasanas – it was perhaps only a matter of time before other animals made it onto the mat. Having said that, no one quite saw Goat Yoga coming. Domestic pets were one thing, but farm animals? Certainly it’s a zany...

8 Reasons Why Yoga Teachers NEED Retreats

Going on retreat might sound indulgent to some, but getting away and deeper into practice can work wonders for yoga teachers. Whilst it can be difficult to prise ourselves away from hard-won studio classes or a busy schedule that took time and dedication to build up, the self-investment a retreat represents can work hugely to our favour when we return. Here are 8 reasons why you should consider...

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. ...

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