Hearts are synonymous with Valentine’s Day, so this month our blog focuses on how yoga benefits the heart chakra and the heart itself. Through certain poses, discover how to channel positive emotions and energy, how to let go, and recognise the importance of loving yourself as well as others. The Heart Chakra The heart chakra – Anahata – is the fourth of seven chakras (the centres of force associated…

    How did National Hugging Day begin? Originating in the USA in 1986 and celebrated worldwide, January 21st 2021 is National Hugging Day! Its purpose is to encourage people to hug loved ones more, show affection, share emotions and revel in the well-being benefits of a tight squeeze. The date was chosen to help combat the January blues, as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is typically worse in winter and…

    31st October 2020 is a special occasion…a full moon on Halloween! Despite what we’re led to believe, this doesn’t actually happen very often; every 19 years or so. In fact, the entire 21st century will see only six Halloween full moons. These fall in 2001, 2020, 2039, 2058, 2077, and 2096. However, on a spiritual level, this year’s Halloween full moon is not spooky at all and is an…

  “I’ve just done a hot yoga class – absolutely amazing. So good to be back!” Remember that sweat-tastic side angle? The buzz from balancing as you mindfully conquer the heat? September is here and it’s time to get back to the studio… Our golden door is open and we are ready for you! It’s been a very strange few months and things are a little different, but we are…

  Our recent yoga challenge on Instagram “12 poses of Christmas” gave everyone a new pose to try, every day, for 12 days, starting with tree pose and ending with camel…with a few challenging poses in between! We asked you to upload a daily photo or video to Instagram, being as creative and festive as possible. Tanya was crowned queen of the challenge with her spectacular and original approach and…

  I just read a post on ‘the gram’ from one of our amazing students @claireylou26 (feel free to give her a follow, she’s pretty entertaining and has a really cute little puppy) who just completed the last sweaty hour of her 21 Class Challenge and it prompted me to write this blog quite randomly (I’ve never written a blog or anything like this before). The photo she posted of…

  The 21 Class Challenge is back for October 2019, and it’s better than ever before! ⁠Read below for our top tips for success! ⁠21 classes in 31 days sounds tough and it is tough at times – it wouldn’t be a challenge otherwise. But remember, nothing worthwhile is meant to be easy and nothing truly exciting happens until you step out of your comfort zone. If you’re still thinking…

  Throughout your yoga practice you might think your teachers are speaking another language… that’s because they are! Yoga is based on Sanskrit (the language of India and Hinduism), sometimes translated and sometimes in its native form. Yoga is full of beautiful words, even more so when you know the meaning, so we’ve picked some of the most frequently used terminology to help you understand a bit more about their…

  Amanda Free co-created our wonderful Hot Yoga Club in 2017 and is something of a hot yoga pioneer. She has been practising ever since her first class in LA in 1983 taught by Bikram Choudhry, the founder of Bikram yoga (it was “hot as hell” but she went back for more!). In 1995 Amanda returned to the UK as Europe’s first Bikram teacher and has been nurturing and learning…

  Our 21 Class Challenge is back by popular demand! June is the month to get yourself into the studio for 21 classes in 30 days…sounds tough right? Nothing worthwhile is meant to be easy but we’re confident that by the end of it you will see and feel a huge difference in your mind and body. Here’s 21 quick reasons why you should take on the challenge with us!…