Author Archives: Claire Mace

DREAMING OF SEA, SUN, SAND AND BLUE SKIES? 😞

Whether we’ll be able to take summer holidays in 2020 is still very uncertain. 😷 So we’re planning on bringing the beach to you… VIRTUAL BEACH YOGA. Here’s a sneak preview for you! Want to be the first to access these yogas when they’re published? Click SUBSCRIBE on YouTube and then the bell icon and you’ll […]

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Calming Garden Yoga

This week’s yoga-video experiment: INTO THE GARDEN!!! As soon as you start to film outside it gets more complicated.  There’s wind!  There’s cockerels! There’s nettles! And barefoot yoga with nettles is “stimulating”. I feel ALMOST GUILTY that I have access to a such wonderful garden space – not to mention BEACH WALKS – whilst so […]

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Easy Wind Down

EVERY DAY THE SUN RISES AND THE SUN SETS Though it may seem our world has been utterly TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, some things are constant. We’re heading towards the lightest and sunniest time of the year, and while the future is uncertain, the sun can still be counted on to come up in the morning […]

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UJJAYI Breathing Tutorial

THERE IS ONLY ONE PATH UP THE MOUNTAIN (so not true) The first time I trained to teach yoga there was an ongoing “DIFFERENCE OF OPINION” between the two course leaders. They each followed different philosophies of yoga and insisted on different ways of aligning yoga, which was deeply confusing as a student. There was […]

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The Edges of the Breath

I’M NOT THIN ENOUGH // BENDY ENOUGH // VEGAN ENOUGH TO DO YOGA When I was in my twenties I knew I would end up teaching. I didn’t know what. Because I didn’t know much about anything at that age. 😂😂 And now two decades later I am teaching yoga. And training other people to […]

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Yoga Breathing for Corona Times #1

HOW TO FEEL MORE RELAXED AND ENERGISED (even on days you can barely get out of bed) Having a low energy day? Don’t feel like bouncing out of bed first thing in the morning and doing 108 Sun Salutations? Do you feel bad/guilty/a failure because it doesn’t feel good to move right now? On days […]

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Beginner Sun Salutations

HOW TO FEEL STRONG WHEN YOU CAN’T GET TO THE GYM ANYMORE So maybe you have a set of kettlebells at home. Or you live right next to a mountain you can run up and down every day. Or you’ve been busy digging stuff and moving tonnes of earth in the garden. One of the […]

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Gentle Hip Mobility

FOUR REASONS… PEOPLE ARE STILL DOING YOGA REGULARLY I’ve been astounded at how people are still finding yoga helpful during the lockdown. Even though I haven’t taught face-to-face yoga classes for 8 weeks now (yes it has been that long)!! But people are making time for yoga online because of 1) Reduced anxiety and lowered […]

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Warm Up and Wake Up

THREE THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER ABOUT WHAT YOU WEAR TO YOGA CLASS… AND THREE THAT DO ***UNNECESSARY*** SHOES – Yoga is better without footwear LYCRA – Not needed. Tracksuits and pyjamas are totally fine. So long as you can move and stretch. FANCY BRANDS – Do you need Lululemon or Sweaty Betty? NOOOOOOO! If you […]

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Enliven Your Core

DOES PART OF YOU FEEL YOU SHOULD BE “LITTLE MISS PERFECT”? But… imperfection is glorious.  Like nature. Nature doesn’t care if every flower is the same shape and size.  Nature doesn’t care if the clouds today match some kind of ‘cloud template’. Nature just grows, blooms, expands, and then fades away and rots down at […]

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