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#todaywesmileblog * Community. . Lets be honest living in London can be lonely sometimes. Everyone is usually wrapped up in their own world or in a hurry to get somewhere. . BUT look closely and there's a beautiful community vibe going around! Yesterday in our kids yoga class @totalchiyoga we focused on community! Working on group yoga poses, partner poses and ending with head massages. I laughed and smiled so much I felt like I had just done an ab workout. The kids loved trying new poses- totally trusting each other and we created this incredible downward dog chain. . Today I want you to see if you can connect, smile or support someone... raise that community vibe a little higher ✨
#todaywesmileblog * Natural yogi . Remember how when we were kids we used do handstands in the playground on concrete! We weren't afraid... we were so connected to our bodies and if we fell it's ok we learnt where our boundaries were and then kept practising. . My amazing friend @thewastelessweeks sent me a photo of her beautiful son busting out some yoga moves at the playground! Moving however he wanted and just having fun. It made me smile and prompted me to do some of the 'best' photoshopping I've done since my GCSE Photography course 😂. Introducing the newest yogi group touring in a studio near you in 2019. . Let me know if you think I should go pro!
Saturday mornings @totalchiyoga. . I'm in love with this small slice of urban jungle and incredibly beautiful studio! . Grateful I get to teach two classes here on a Saturday morning! Small classes which means you get all of my attention and smiles. . Come flow, sweat and laugh with me on Saturday mornings: 8.15-9.15am: Wake up & flow. 9.20-10.20am: Vinyasa flow. . Also here's a snippet of today's flow in super speed!
#todaywesmileblog is bringing in the chocolate smiles today. . New recipe is up on the website for a sweet chocolate treat (something I managed to whip together quickly for Diwali). . Diwali is also a celebration of food and all things sweet! So I've been treating my yogi's, friends, work colleagues, everyone to a little surprise chocolate dessert. Bringing a little smile to their faces. . Also did you know chocolate is actually good for you?! Don't believe me? Check out any of @claire.cocoa 's events!
Festival of Lights. . This week has been all about finding the light, positivity and love in every moment. Celebrating Diwali can mean anything you want it to. . But for #todaywesmileblog I invite you to celebrate Diwali with me by bringing some light, love or laughter in someone else's life. A simple smile, gift, hot drink or hug can mean the world to someone else. . "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light". Yes I am quoting Dumbledore on Diwali!
#todaywesmileblog * Help from a stranger. . So this artic wind we were having may not be much to smile about but random acts of kindness sure are! . As we were on our way back from the airport in the middle of the night, we noticed a family who were all in shorts waiting for a shuttle bus to pick them up. The kids were shivering and the mum was frantically looking for more clothes in the suitcase on the side of the road. . A young couple were standing next to them and the guy took off his big puffy coat and gave it to the kids to wrap up in whilst he stood there in a thin top. . His kind act brought huge smiles to the whole family and melted everyone's heart. . Sometimes London can feel lonely and scary and other times it feels like one big community. Have you witnessed acts of kindness between strangers? Please DM me to be featured on #todaywesmileblog
1st story of #todaywesmileblog. The art of Relaxation. . Today's story is something that will make your heart melt... I'd been struggling with a bit of a back injury at work and had spent most of my day sitting and wincing when I moved. I knew I had my kids yoga class in the afternoon and it was a class I absolutely loved to teach and didn't want to let them down. . We had a great class with so many new fun games and by the end I was exhausted. With my luck the kids asked for a super long relaxation! Winning! I happily played some lovely music and guided them into a meditation after which they then requested head massage! After the class was done they asked me why I hadn't lay down and had my own relaxation?! I was stunned... they then led me through a meditation and a relaxation that was so beautiful I could almost cry. . Sometimes being the teacher and being a student are one and the same. Those kids taught me that everyone needs to relax! 💆
Happy November! New month, new practises, new classes and new content. . October has really been a month of letting go and taking some pretty big moves for my own personal recovery and also teaching yoga. . I've also had a chance to step back from Instagram and absolutely loved it (although I did miss you guys!). But here I am and this time with a new plan... my plan is to stick to my title and my brand name. Bring you stories, anecdotes and little sentences that will genuinely make your heart, soul, face and body SMILE. . Stay tuned and let me know if you have a little story you'd love to share on here too... #todaywesmileblog
Be right back. . Taking some time out from this little social media app. . My schedule will be up to date on my website (link in bio) and I'm still available through the old school phone and message. . Time to fill up my cup and truly be present and mindful this month.
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