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My first pilates class - Berkhamsted pilates

Berkhamsted pilates with Carly

As Marketing Manager at the studio I'm often busy running around with little time to try different classes, but I've recently been giving Carly's pilates classes a go.

If you haven't tried pilates I'd highly recommend her class. As a total newbie she makes you feel very comfortable and is great at accommodating your individual needs.

Our resident vitality yoga teacher's thoughts on our workshops

There is something truly delicious about booking in for a workshop and immersing yourself in an extended practice of yoga. It is even more tantalising when it is a workshop delivered by a teacher you are fond of. It becomes a homecoming of sorts, a reunion and a reaffirmation of what you know and where you are going. I had that pleasure this weekend with the wonderful Liz Lark, one of my first teachers in London who inspired me to go on and take my own yoga teacher training journey. Liz is one of a kind.

Eating disorders in teens and how yoga can help

Eating disorders affect over 725,000 people in the UK, so it's essential we're aware of the dangers of these diseases.

They can be caused by a combination of genetic, pyschological, environmental, social and biological factors. Risk factors include:

Why try shiatsu for pregnancy Shiatsu Berkhamsted

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage.  It is a safe and effective form of bodywork in pregnancy and the postpartum period.  Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary change and development for both mother and baby.  Regular shiatsu sessions can help the mother to adapt to the changes that are taking place.  The deep breathing and stretches encouraged by Shiatsu have been described by clients as “passive yoga”. 

Why should teens consider doing yoga? Teen yoga Berkhamsted

teen yoga berkhamsted

Teen yoga Berkhamsted

Teens are busy with school, other extracurricular activity and socialising - so why should they be interested in yoga?

Here are some real case studies for why it's worth it:

One of the students that our teen yoga teacher, Kate, has taught swims nationally. She's found that yoga complements the swimming activity and allows her to stretch out and look after her body.

Why a mysore practice? An insight from Cathy

My practice is different every day, I breathe, I bend and I stretch - each day I practice the same poses, but each day is different!  Why?

The benefits of yoga with your toddler

These classes are designed to introduce your little ones to the world of yoga for the first time with you by their side. They offer an opportunity for children to experience yoga and mindfulness through play, creativity and spontaneity.

Classes are designed around traditional yoga poses with a strong emphasis on personal expression, creative imagination and the joy and freedom of movement.

Your child will be offered the space to ‘just be’ without any expectations and experience enjoyment in their own bodies.

Berkhamsted meditation: De-stress and focus in 2017

berkhamsted meditation

Has 2016 been a tough year?

If you've been feeling the challenges, you're not alone. It can be so hard to juggle your personal and work commitments and get some kind of balance in your life. 2016 in particular has been a challenging time on a global scale, with seemingly more for us to worry about than ever before.

Navigating stress over the Christmas period

3 Stress Busters to Maximise your Christmas Cheer
Fun festive cheer or stressful mania... which will your December be full of?! We know there’s a tipping point! While Christmas can be a joy-filled time of year it is not without its own unique stresses - family pressures, expectations, calendars jam-packed with social engagements, sweet treats and temptations at every turn... Here are a few ideas that will keeping your wellbeing tiptop at this time of year.

7 health benefits of yoga

Here's some inspiration to come down and try yoga at BAYoga, 7 health benefits of yoga.

1. Anxiety and depression

The beneficial effects of yoga on anxiety and depression have been known for many years. It is thought that the positive results are due to the combination of both mindfulness and physical exertion.

2. Lower back pain


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