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Mum & Baby Yoga Teacher Training Team

Mum & Baby Yoga Teacher Training Team

We are delighted to announce that Orla Crosse will be joining the teaching team for our Mum & Baby Teacher Training course.

As both a yoga teacher and Chartered Physiotherapist, Orla’s knowledge of normal and abnormal movement patterns will ensure you will learn how to observe, identify, adjust, suggest pre-poses for and correct all of your students.

About Orla Crosse

Orla, an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, is the founder and lead yoga instructor at Performance Yoga.… Read more

Posted on June 26, 2017

Become a mum & baby yoga teacher – Open Day Saturday 1st July

Become a mum & baby yoga teacher – Open Day Saturday 1st July

Looking to train as a postnatal yoga instructor? – Join us for this opportunity to speak with our dedicated and experienced senior yoga instructors Melissa Curtis as she explains the benefits of teaching yoga to mothers and their new babies.

This hour-long session will give you some insight to what a mum and baby class involve, unique yoga asana that allows mother and baby to bond while giving mother the essential skill of relaxation and mindfulness techniques.… Read more

Posted on June 20, 2017

Become a pregnancy yoga teacher – Open Day Saturday 1st July

Become a pregnancy yoga teacher – Open Day Saturday 1st July

Are you interested in starting pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher training? The elbowroom’s Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course is holding a FREE open session with Melissa Curtis.

Mothers, midwives and yoga teachers and birth professionals – yoga in pregnancy is more than just moving into postures. With this Yoga Alliance accredited pregnancy teacher training course, we learn how to plant seeds of self-belief and empower women through their journey of pregnancy and birth.… Read more

Posted on May 13, 2017

Mindfulness of Thinking, or Running With Your Sneakers Tied Together

Mindfulness of Thinking, or Running With Your Sneakers Tied Together

In previous posts, here, here, and here, I’ve looked at some of the potential problems that can develop within conventional approaches to mindfulness. In this post, I’d like to look more closely at how, as a meditator, you might consider working with the common experience of thinking. For many meditators, thinking in meditation is synonymous with failing to meditate.

Neuroscientist, Sam Harris, articulates this common attitude towards thinking in meditation, and Sam doesn’t pull his punches:

“The principal enemy of mindfulness—or of any meditative practice—is our deeply conditioned habit of being distracted by thoughts.

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Posted on May 9, 2017

Gary Carter : Creating healthy conditions for movement and practice

Gary Carter : Creating healthy conditions for movement and practice

As movement practitioners and teachers when we can often ask our students to perform gross bodily movements in order to achieve a posture or finish an exercise. What many people don’t realise is that a different approach may be far more useful for our bodies. 

Studies have shown that the best results can often be achieved by a total rethink of how we initiate a movement in the first place.

For example, fascial research has proved that the more subtle soft touch therapies have a greater effect on our systems rather than deeper or stronger therapies.… Read more

Posted on May 6, 2017

3 Tips For Teaching Barre

3 Tips For Teaching Barre 1.Stepping up to the barre

The Barre is supposed to represent a gentleman’s arm for gentle support. All too often people are grabbing the barre for dear life in an attempt to stay strong. The height of the barre may be contributing factor here. It should reach the elbow.  Higher and there is a tendency to grab, lower and it feels like there is no support at all. So, there again the grab.… Read more

Posted on May 4, 2017