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How to get over jet lag? . Go straight back to teaching! (Ok this may not be true and I’m still massively jet lagged but loved my first class back this morning). . Sometimes it feels good to have a little wiggle after a long journey. . Even if you haven’t been on a long journey why not come wiggle with me anyway? Summer series in Hyde Park starts this Monday! Imagine sunsets and birds singing! (Link in bio) . Monday. 6.30-7.30pm: Flow in the Park, Hyde Park. . Wednesday. 7.40-8.25am: WeWork, Strand. . Thursday. 7-8.15pm: Yin Yoga @theyogastudiosbushey. . Friday. 7.20-8.20pm: Meditation & Mindfulness, Krishna Avanti School (edgware) - message me for details. . Saturday. 8.10-9.20am: Yin& Yang Yoga. 9.25-10.25am: Wake Up & Flow. @totalchiyoga. . See you on the mat and help me get over over the jet lag 😴 .
I’d be lying if I told you I’ve had everything together this whole trip... . Here’s the thing with anxiety- it will get you at the most seemingly random moments... . But for me NATURE is my home, my point to ground into and breath. Being outdoors surrounded by the incredible sights does wonders for me. . Meditating and doing yoga outside just brings it to another level. . That’s why I’ve curated a weekend retreat focused around this. . Around nature, yoga and of course incredible food. . This #mentalhealthawareness I wanted to remind you all to find what works for you... reach out to friends, loved ones and get outdoors. . More info on the retreat in the blog. . 21-23 June 2019, Western-super-Mare, UK.
And just like that we reached the last place... the Grand Canyon! . As we drove up we were hit by a think cloud and couldn’t even see 2 meters in front of ourselves. I laughed as we looked out from the look out points to clear white views. . I decided that this was one thing we wouldn’t be able to see so we decided to drive out. En route there was a beautifully clear patch WITH a lookout point! We pulled over quickly and weren’t disappointed. . It really is grand. . 📍Grand Canyon, AR. . Final stop of the road trip. It’s been amazing and I’m in awe of all the natural beauties we’ve seen! I’ll pull together my itinerary when back 💕
We had only planned to drive through Zion National Park but when we got there we fell in love. . One of my favourite national parks... amazing trails and definitely somewhere I would recommend people to stay the night in! . We challenged ourselves to complete the hike in half the amount of time so we ran through it! . Walking on the edge of rocks, wooden bridges and little caves. By far my favourite hike so far. . 📍Zion National Park, UT
In a place where everything looks like a desktop screensaver... . Jawdrop. . 📍 Lower Antelope Canyon @lower_antelope_canyon_tours , AR
Went to Narnia. . Loved it. . Staying... . Trees, fog, mist.. magical. . 📍 Sequoia National Park, CA
Route 1 Coastal Drive... lilies, waterfalls, mountains, trees and the sea. . Ah my heart! So much beauty! . I don’t even know how to explain why there is a valley of lilies on a stream next to the sea. Also how on Earth is there a waterfall going into the sea!? . 📍 Route 1, California (Calla Lily Valley, McWay Waterfall)
Humpback whales... ✅ . They have been on my list of top 5 animals I’ve wanted to see! Granted every part of me wanted to be swimming in the sea at the time instead of on a boat 😂🤷♀️. . One amazing thing I learnt is that Whales are thought to be conscious breathers... they need to remember to come up to breath and sleep in a semi conscious state so they can keep breathing... it doesn’t happen “automatically” like humans. . Made me think about how much peace we feel when we do focus on our breath and be more conscious of it.... so I’ve decided to be more whale (breath conscious but not the semi conscious sleep - I like sleep 😬) . 📍 Monterey Bay, California
This holiday I’ve done something a little different... . I packed my paints and paper instead of my large SLR camera (I still brought my little one). . I absolutely loved sitting by tunnel view in Yosemite and painting for a while. . It’s not perfect and I got the size proportions slightly off but it felt amazing to stop and take in every bit of the surrounding bit by bit, instead of taking a photo and rushing off. . I’m going to try and paint each of the places we go (stay tuned). . 📍 Tunnel View, Yosemite.
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