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New book alert ✨. . Yesterday my amazing friend flew into London and I ran to meet her for about 5 minutes in between her meetings... we swapped books and hugged. I then started to read the book on my way to class yesterday and literally every page of this book makes me scream "YES! You get me!". . It took me a good 10 pages into the book before I even looked at the author or a bit about them... I was grinning to see it had been written by a man. Our society needs more of this... more men and women speaking about mental health or even health in general. . I promised myself at the start of the year I will speak more about this and create a space where people can share without judgement. I feel like I've only skimmed the surface and there will be so much more to follow in 2019. . And whilst I'm busy planning and writing I'd love to hear from you... what do we need more of in London?
I made a thing. . Well more correctly I made bread! From scratch... at home... and it's amazing (not to toot my own horn or anything)! . I've been struggling with gluten recently but my body seems to be ok with spelt... and it's almost impossible to find bread that isn't wrapped in plastic unless we're at the market. . But there's more to this picture than excitement over fresh bread! It's about December and the expectation we place on ourselves and the people around us... I find myself getting caught in the act of being "busy" this month when actually there's time for everything including time for you and the activities you love. . This month is my month of slowing down, taking weekends off social media, enjoying baths and time with my loved ones. Don't let this "busy" season take you away from what you really love. . I'd love to know how do you take time out for yourself?
Want to feel like you're doing yoga on the beach in the warmth with a lovely glow around you? . Yes please 🙋🏽. . Last chance to practise with me for 2018 (and I've made it easy and given you lots of options). . TOMORROW (Saturday 8th Dec) @totalchiyoga. . 8.30-9.30am: Wake Up &a Flow. 9.40-10:25am: Dynamic Xpress. 10.30-11.30am: Warm Vinyasa. 11.35-12.35pm: Vinyasa Flow. . SUNDAY (Sunday 9th Dec) in Edgware. . 10.30-11.30am: Beginners Ashtanga. . Join me on the mat for lots of unwinding, letting go and celebrating this year. Many hugs and laughs will be provided. . 📷 by @nuno_vasco_rodrigues With my fav @anapintobean
What happens when you combine yin, vegan food, fairy lights, tea and hugs with incredible people... ... Well M A G I C ✨. . . This community is why I do what I do. We all support each other, share energy and have a good laugh... . More of this in 2019 please 🙋🏽
Today's the day... I'm bursting with excitement! . WE ARE RUNNING A RETREAT. . 21-23 June 2019, just two hours from London. Designed to be the perfect escape from the busy central line trains and bustling streets of London. . We get back to Nature with an incredible hike, lots of yoga, incredible food and amazing glamping accommodation. . Link in bio for more information.
Me during the month of December 💁🏽. . Don't mind me over here... just Elf-ing away. Decembers always been my favourite month... it's cold but everyone's in the best mood. There's loads of reasons to meet all your favourite people and eat all the food. . So that's where you'll find me today... eat, mingling and making gifts for my yogi's (special surprise for those of you coming to the event tomorrow). . P.s. I sadly no longer get to dress up as Elf anymore but the spirit lives on!
To Christmas tree or not? . I've been asked the question a few times recently... trying to decide which is more sustainable and it's such a hard call. . BUT yesterday we went over to a friends place and with her kid we created this masterpiece! Using old scraps, cardboard and cereal boxes, along with decorations from previous years... . It took us about 10 hours, we stopped for food, cake and hot drinks and laughed until it hurt... I checked my phone about twice in the whole day and it was the perfect start to the Christmas month. . This month I'll be doing my own advent challenge of slowing down. Each day honouring time with others, slowing down and just relaxing. . Whose with me? . Also if you're keen for some slowing down, there's still a few places to yin and treats on Wednesday 5th December. Drop me a message to reserve your spot.
Struggling with grey clouds and shortening days? Yeah me too 🙋🏽. But here's a little #todaywesmileblog challenge... . ✨ 10 finger gratitude exercise ✨. . Wherever you are just pause for a moment and list 10 things your grateful for right now! Doesn't need to be big things... . Here's my ten: 1. Hot mug of tea made for me this morning. 2. Admin day turning into reading day. 3. Freelance life allowing me to work at my own pace. 4. Friends near and far. 5. Memories of the most beautiful summer. 6. All of the challenges this year teaching me how strong I am. 7. My never ending want to make people smile. 8. My dreams no matter how impossible they may seem. 9. The roof over my head and a warm room to work in. 10. Always always grateful for my husband cheering me on. .
End of year treats ✨. . That time of year it's acceptable to start thinking of the holidays and spending more evenings indoors... choosing to reflect and enjoy the final month of 2018. . It's been a special year and wouldn't have been possible without you! So to say thanks I'm hosting a special one off evening! . An hour of yin followed by amazing treats by @kekelovescakes! . Spaces are limited so RSVP asap to reserve a mat and I'll send you all the information on how to get there. . All the love and sparkles ✨❤️