Winter Wellness Retreat 2021

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St Nectans Glen, Cornwall by Alison Steedman So, you may or may not know that us at Yoga Local took 10 of our lovely Yogis down to Cornwall on a Winter Wellness Retreat last weekend. Which (if I do say so myself) was a raging success! A long weekend full of nutritious food, Yoga, Meditation, […]

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

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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.

# 3 Fasting, Ayurveda and Yoga

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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

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

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    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.

    Ways to Detox with Yoga

    You only have one body. This is all you get!

    Learn how to enhance your capacity to detox and rejuvenate with yoga.

    To be healthy is our natural state and yoga, under the umbrella of its sister science of life, Ayurveda, is part of a whole system of healing.

    So you may love working with the poses and using them as a benchmark to some kind of physical prowess, but forget the alignment of your downward dog for a second and instead shift your emphasis on both yoga and meditation as tools to get every aspect of your ‘being’ working in harmony.



    You know Yoga’s all about balance right?

    Well, if you’ve been in class you’ll have witnessed some imbalance about my person… way too much water and earth in my ‘mix’ has been generating a lovely cold, flu-type concoction of mucus, sniffles, coughs and the like… it’s not been pretty. Again… I’m sorry but it’s not me… it’s my nature.. and it’s the nature of the weather we’ve been experiencing..coincidence??.

    No such thing… get the juice on juicing and how to supercharge your health this winter – right this way.



    I found this incredible place one short month ago and now I can’t wait to get back (and take you with me!)… so no messing around, let’s do this. Join me from Friday November 23 to Monday November 25 for ….

    …a fully immersive wellness retreat designed to help you unwind, relax and align your body, mind and spirit to nature’s natural rhythms.

    Put the wellness into winter.. all the details are on my blog.

    Classes are up. Make your Autumn/Winter Yoga Plan

    Got it down, get it done. You Self will thank you later.

    Hey it’s me, Josie…👋 I may be taking a little cheeky time off from teaching class, but I’ve been busy. Phew!!! 😅

    Yep, I’ve been planning programmes for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 and the dates are up. So, avoid a holiday fitness and self-care hangover and get into your calendar now to ring-fence your mat time right from September 2018 right into February 2019…(I know – super organised. Get me!). 👍

    I’m not really saying that to crow… this is all for you. You can be super organised too…what are you waiting for? I believe our future Self is ours to co-create in every moment. 😉 Let’s get to it.

    Get your spark back strategy

    Ward off winter woes and be super resilient into spring

    Seems appropriate to throw some fireworks into this week’s blog with a question.

    Here it is…

    Have you lost your sparkle?

    If you have, through illness, fatigue, stress, or any other cause, you’ll recognise the symptoms.

    1. Maybe you’re not exactly having the time of your life.
    2. You probably have little energy, feel tired all the time.
    3. You’ve stopped doing all the crazy stuff you used to love doing or when you do, it’s not so effortless as it was.
    4. You feel like you’re not winning at life.
    5. You’re not showing up or performing at your best.
    6. You’ve got used to simply going through the motions.


    This is not a good picture, agreed?

    A Yogi Guide To Riding Seasonal Tides…

    …and how to better weather life’s storms – (called Brian or otherwise) 😉


    Choice is your super power, it’s your ticket to getting what you want out of life.

    But this week, I come to you with a teeny tiny yogi observation…aka WARNING.

    What gives you your power, can also slap you back in the face with a huge dose of responsibility, confusion and doubt.

    Will you make the right choice? What if you don’t? Eeek.