Author Archives: Lisa Phillips

WHY CATS DON’T NEED TO STUDY PHILOSOPHY

They know the meaning of life: naps, food, play.We humans yearn for a deeper understanding.Which is why I’m excited we’re offering a Yoga Philosophy and Meditation course in the autumn.Craig Nadashakti Norris, one of my favourite yoga teachers will be leading the course.It starts on 26th October and will be delivered on Zoom on Tuesday […]

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YOGA TEACHER CHAT

New on YouTube this week: Claire talks to Lu Blue, founder of Sober Yoga, about how yoga and mindfulness can support sobriety and recovery from addition. Lu found their way to yoga in 2001 and noticed the huge benefits of yoga as a body-based approach to healing, that became incredibly impactful in their own recovery […]

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THIS IS ME LEADING A YOGA RETREAT!!!

It just finished yesterday and it was such a joy to offer to few days of peaceful recharge time to the people who made it, so precious amid this year of chaos. When I trained to teach yoga I never imagined I would end up creating yoga retreats, yoga trainings and a “yoga studio without […]

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THREE POSES TO HELP YOU RELEASE TENSION

Yoga doesn’t have to be complex. Here’s Inspiratrix Yoga teacher Mel’s top three poses. Skip anything that doesn’t feel comfortable for you today. 1. DOWNWARD DOG (pictured) kneel on your hands and knees tuck your toes under, then lift your knees up off the floor stretch your hips up and back to make an upside […]

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IS IT SAFE TO COME OUT YET?

It’s still so unclear, with Covid cases rising in the UK again. We’re hoping to restart the indoor classes in September, but it depends on the rules and the risks. So that’s why we’re only running sessions online and outdoors for now. Because getting onto the yoga mat regularly to find your centre and some […]

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APPRECIATING THE ABUNDANCE OF OUR LIVES

The time in darkness reminds us to appreciate the times in the light. The limitations and changes caused by Corona remind us to appreciate freedom. The chilly cold of Winter reminds us to appreciate the warmth of Summer. That which we lost reminds us to appreciate that which we still have. This is a picture […]

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE taught me to teach yoga

I don’t mean teacher trainers, though I learnt many things from experienced yogis. I mean the thousands of people who showed up to classes with me. Each with individual bodies and voices and needs. For me, learning to teach has been – and still is – most profoundly informed by each one of those people […]

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MEET THE TEACHER: JULIE BLAYNEY

This week we have a special guest teacher covering the Thursday 10am Easy Level class on Zoom. Julie is based in Spalding in Lincolnshire where she runs her own studio ‘Safe Space yoga’. “I have always enjoyed exercise and going to the gym, where I did my first yoga class, and have been practicing yoga […]

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