We’re Now On Demand!

Unlimited access to our online classes? YES PLEASE We have finally added the On Demand feature to our Team Up site! This means we can record and upload our  Yoga classes for you to access as much as you want, when you want. The uploads will be recorded versions of our LIVE ONLINE classes, in […]

We’ve Built The YOGA LOCAL Hug Club For You

Be one of our first FOUNDING MEMBERS

WE’VE just marked a year since we first went into lockdown and guess what? We’re still showing up! 🙌

YES, I have some BIG news! I can finally let you in on what we’ve got planned to help bring you together with equally passionate  people who are ready for something new!
Over the last few months we’ve been working behind the scenes to create The YOGA LOCAL Hug Club – a space that works completely off social media.

It launches on Monday April 6 to a founding membership (which you can be part of).🙏👍

Get in quickly before you miss out on your FREE space!

Do we want to be fit and fancy? Or do we want to be free?

Tales from a Teacher Training.

I’m taking time out from the studio for the next six days to immerse in a teacher training with The Practice in Bali. The Practice is a leading institution in lineage-based Traditional Tantric Hatha education.

This place called me to it. (I love it when this happens). No google searches and days of endlessly comparing and contrasting was necessary. I saw it and that was it. You know when you know!

But here’s why.

Yoga For Spine Stability

Check out these yoga videos for back and glute strength.

We’ve been working with spinal extensions and back bends in class this week but this kind of practice is not just for yogis looking to “open their heart” or master a particular asana or posture! 

It’s for anyone looking to improve their lower back (and glute) strength! That you? It’s certainly me!  And it’s certainly for the members at ShireFit who our teacher Maz serves each week in two weekly sessions on behalf of YL.

This is what she’s been helping the crossfit folk across the courtyard, master.  Take it away Maz! 🙏

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Need a refresher on taking a LIVE online class?

Steps to signing up for and attending online classes

All you need is the member app, a device to access your zoom link and yourself!

Here’s a quick how-to guide to signing up and attending so you never ever have to miss a class, even when you can’t make it into (or are not allowed) in the studio. 

While our ‘In Studio’ classes only require you to book online and show up to class, there are a few simple things we recommend you have in order to participate in your ‘LIVE online’ class.

 

# 3 Fasting, Ayurveda and Yoga

How to fast as a vital practice for maintaining and regaining health

Dive into a podcast conversation on fasting, cleansing and lemons with myself, owner and founder of Yoga Local, and Health Coach Barbara Hallett where we…

  • Talk about what it means to fast
  • Discover different ways to fast
  • Review the benefits of fasting
  • Look at the Ayurvedic approach to fasting
  • Learn ways to gift ourselves with a cleanse
  • Chat about the difference between a fast and a cleanse
  • Enjoy

    Yoga For Tight Hips

    Check out these yoga videos for tight hips.

    Sometimes, you don’t find yoga – yoga finds you. For example… did you know our Maz is working to deliver RCVR classes for our neighbours, ShireFit, a cross fit gym here at Nene Court, Wellingborough and for its members in Corby too.

    It’s not what you’d call traditional yoga – but that’s not always where we want to start! Where we start is with a specific need! If you have tight hips… you need to watch this.

    You’ve Abandoned Me. Balance Don’t Live Here Anymore!

    More on why we all need a yoga practice.

    Did you know when we are out of balance we tend to stay out of balance. To the point where someone’s ‘out of balanced’ state might actually feel (at least to them)… balanced, even good.

    This is not good. It’s a lie people fall asleep to night after night. And if you’re wondering why we’d do that to ourselves, hear me out.

    I was drawn, and still am drawn, to dynamic, strong movement. No pain no gain! I’m an 80s chick. I got the T-shirt. Plus, it’s not the easiest pattern of thinking to shift.

    But what I get now, thanks to studying, practicing and teaching yoga, is being drawn to dynamic work, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s what someone needs. At least not all the time.

    # 2 THE YOGA LOCAL Podcast | Can I eat meat and be a yogi?

    Does doing Yoga mean I can’t eat meat, eggs or dairy?

    5 things that Ayurveda has taught me and guides my choices.

    Today we’re taking about two things.

    Ahimsa and Veganuary.

    Ahimsa is the yoga concept of ‘do no harm’ and something we’re working on this week a part of #takecare month. What that looks like in our home practice is making more use of blocks and straps, working into postures with compassion, not forcing, criticising, judging.

    It’s also ‘Go Vegan in January’ month… or Veganuary.

     

    So sit back relax and find out how I’m guided to make choices through the teachings of Ayurveda on this week’s podcast.

    # 1 THE YOGA LOCAL Podcast | Sadhana – What You Need is a Plan.

    The Yoga Local Podcast | What You Need Is A Plan.

    Routine, habits and working in a systematic way to move you towards your goals (spiritual, physical or otherwise) is the topic of this week’s podcast.

    And it kind of relates to what’s playing out for me in my yoga business right now. If you go through my archives you’ll notice I was podcasting well before I opened the physical studio space 18 months ago and it got sidelined as other areas of the business naturally took priority.

    Honestly, other areas of my life continue to take priority and quite frankly unless I find the space, create the habits and make systematic steps, it’s unlikely that picture will change any time soon.

    So, I decided to just start. To just greet the moment. And do something towards making it happen. And hey presto here’s the outcome of that choice.