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Nutrition, detox, weight loss and exercise.

Free talk: Nutrition, detox, weight loss and exercise
Thursday 21st January 2016, 7pm-9pm
Speakers: Fleur Borrelli and Marygrace Anderson

Our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy,  will be holding a free public educational evening on Thursday 21st January 2016 (7pm-9pm). The talks this month are about nutrition, detox, weight loss and exercise and are open to the general public. Full details below.

Presentation topics and speakers

How intermittent living is the modern solution to a healthier you in 2016
Fleur Borrelli (Nutritional Therapist)

We cannot turn back the clock but there are strategies we can employ to keep us living longer healthier lives. Find out how intermittent living is the modern solution to a healthier 2016.

How nutrition and activity affect our brains
Marygrace Anderson (Hypnotherapist)

We discuss how much we have discovered about the hippocampus area of the brain – which controls learning and memory, and also influences mood and emotion – in relation to what…

Restorative Yoga for Fertility

To rest, relax and restore is essential in today’s society where stress levels are rising. To rest deeply is to experience absolute relaxation, where there is effortless stillness, quietness and peace. Restorative Yoga provides bespoke restorative postures, specific yoga based sequences, breath awareness practices and relaxation.

Open to both men and women this class is suitable for couples trying to conceive naturally or through IVF (providing you have been referred by your IVF consultant).

The physical focus of the postures is to create space and ease and to optimize the blood flow to the muscles and connective tissues in the lower pelvis.

On an emotional level, the benefits of restorative yoga and the haven of a safe, nurturing environment, can help both men and women cope with the stress associated with trying to conceive and to increase the ability to self nurture, deeply relax and accept where they are in the process.

Our restorative fertility classes are in conjunction wit…

New January 2016 class timetable

Below you will find the timetable for classes running at Yoga Mama. This timetable comes into effect on Monday 4 January 2016. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated. Go to live schedule and booking


DayTimeCourseTeacher   Duration    CostMonday18:45 - 19:45    Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passMonday20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabRachel7 weeks£105Tuesday09:00 - 10:15Ashtanga YogaCherie7 weeks£112Tuesday10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£105Tuesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passWednesday     09:15 - 10:15Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£105Wednesday10:25 - 11:25Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£105Wednesday12:00 - 13:00Postnatal PilatesRachel7 weeks£105Wednesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaDianeOngoingClass passWednesday20:00 - 21:00Restorative YogaDiane7 weeks£105Thursday10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby Yoga   Hajni7 weeks£105

Friday09:00 - 10:30Ashtanga Yoga ledCherie7 weeks£119Saturday10:00 - 11:00Pregnancy YogaCherieOngoingClass passSaturday11:15 - 12:15Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoi…

Extended early bird offer on January Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course

EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER: PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH YOGA MAMA IN JANUARY 2016 NEXT COURSE: 8 - 10 & 22 - 24 JANUARY 2016

Further your yoga teaching skills with the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. Our next course will take place over two full weekends in January 2016. Take advantage of our early bird discount which has been extended until Thursday 31st December. Book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


COURSE SYLLABUS


This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in January 2016. Topics that will be covered are:
Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)Sequencing pre and postnatal classesThe dos and don'ts of pregnancy yogaPropping and assisting pregnant studentsPre and postnatal anatomy for yogaCommon ailments associated with pregnancySetting up classes for pregnant students For full details about …

10% discount on healthy Christmas gift packs

The sale is now on on our healthy Christmas gift packages. 10% off on all packages. On sale until Tuesday 22nd December. To get yours, call us on 020 8789 3881 quoting the special promo codes.

Pack 1: Massage  (PROMO CODE: SW15MASSAGE) Was £144. Now £129.60.

Pack 2: New mum and baby   (PROMO CODE: SW15MUMS) Was £81. Now £72.90.

Pack 3: Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi  (PROMO CODE: SW15YOGA) Was £70. Now £63.

Terms and conditions
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers. Gift packs are on sale until 22nd December 2015 and must be used before 30th March 2016.




Christmas gift packages from the Putney Clinic

This Christmas, give the gift of health... The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy and Yoga Mama have put together a selection of Christmas gift packages, which would make ideal presents for friends or family, or a welcome treat for yourself. The packages are on sale until 22nd December. See below for details. To get yours, call 020 8789 3881, ask at reception or email info@putneyclinic.co.uk quoting the package you would like to purchase. Terms and conditions apply.

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training for January 2016

PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH YOGA MAMA
NEXT COURSE: 8 - 10 & 22 - 24 JANUARY 2016

Further your yoga teaching skills with the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. Our next course will take place over two full weekends in January 2016. Take advantage of our early bird discount before Friday 4th December. Book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


COURSE SYLLABUS


This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in January 2016. Topics that will be covered are:
Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)Sequencing pre and postnatal classesThe dos and don'ts of pregnancy yogaPropping and assisting pregnant studentsPre and postnatal anatomy for yogaCommon ailments associated with pregnancySetting up classes for pregnant students For full details about the course, visit the Yoga Mama website.


ELIGIBILITY


The course is sui…

The Detox Box

I am about to start this detox from Littleton Mill. I think this is a brilliant idea, and the price makes it pretty affordable. I'm hoping to cleanse and purify my body before the Christmas madness takes it toll. I have run retreats at the Mill,- the team make the most wonderful food and are renowned for their detox weekends ( Kate Moss is a fan). I will post here about my experience ...watch this space......


Littleton Mill's experienced team of nutritional advisors, fitness instructors and wellbeing experts have helped hundreds of people transform their health through our juice cleansing program. Now for the first time you can benefit from a formula that has been developed and refined by our experts, all in one package: The Detox Box.

We want everyone to be able to experience our signature juice cleansing program, so we have made the Detox Box affordable and easy to use. Enjoy the benefits of a professional retreat program from the comfort of your own home.  A great way to los…

Winter class timetable

Below you will find the timetable for classes running at Yoga Mama. This timetable comes into effect on Monday 2 November. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated. Go to live schedule and booking.


DayTimeCourseTeacherDurationCostMonday18:45 - 19:45NEW Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passMonday20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabRachel7 weeks£98Tuesday10:30 - 11:30NEW Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£98Tuesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passWednesday09:15 - 10:15Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£98Wednesday10:25 - 11:25Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£98Wednesday12:00 - 13:00Postnatal PilatesRachel7 weeks£98Wednesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaDianeOngoingClass passWednesday20:00 - 21:00Restorative YogaDiane7 weeks£98Thursday10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£98Thursday18:00 - 20:00Stress Management Workshop (5 November)Marygrace1 day£30Friday09:00 - 10:30Ashtanga Yoga ledCherie7 weeks£112Friday11:00 - 12:30Baby Massage
starts 27 NovemberHajni3 weeks£45Saturday10:00 - 11:00Pregnancy YogaCh…

Stress Management Workshop: Thursday 5 November

Learn Stress Management and Self-Hypnosis with MG Hypnosis

THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 6-8PM
You will learn how to take effective control of your emotional and physical well-being by learning stress reduction techniques and self-hypnosis. You'll leave with powerful skills to use in your daily life. We anticipate that the techniques you learn will help in other areas of your life, such as:

Reduce reoccurring physical symptoms of stress in your body (i.e. shoulders, neck, and back pain. Also IBS, headaches, and anxiety attacks)Increase motivation and goal settingStopping old unwanted habitsBuilding self-confidence and increase self-esteem

ABOUT MARYGRACE ANDERSON

Marygrace Anderson is an expert in stress reduction, and is an experienced professional in the area of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and life coaching.

COST

This workshop costs £30.00, which includes handouts and a free CD.


BOOKINGS

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book your place, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an ema…

Yoga Mama at the 2015 Om Yoga Show

The 2015 Om Yoga Show will take place from the 23rd to 25th of October at Alexandra Palace, north London. Yoga Mama will be exhibiting on Stand C13 and will be holding a free demo pregnancy Yoga class for students and teachers on Sunday 25th October (11:30am-12pm). If you are planning to visit the Yoga Show, pop by and say hello.

COMPETITION
We are giving away an array of Yoga Mama goodies to one lucky winner. The prize includes: an exclusive Yoga Mama mat, water bottle, vest top and a ticket to the 2015 London OM yoga show.

To enter, simply like the Yoga Mama Facebook page and like the competition post. For an extra chance to win, share the competition post and we will enter your name into the competition twice. The winner will be announced on the 7th of October.


Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training: November 2015

PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH YOGA MAMA
13 - 15 AND 27 - 29 NOVEMBER 2105
Bookings are now being taken on the Yoga Mama November 2015 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. This 80-hour course, fully accredited by YogaAlliance UK is open to qualified yoga teachers and trainees and covers the following topics:

Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)Sequencing pre and postnatal classesThe dos and don'ts of pregnancy yogaPropping and assisting pregnant studentsPre and post natal anatomy for yogaCommon ailments associated with pregnancySetting up classes for pregnant students

COST AND EARLY BIRD OFFER

The course costs £750. However, if you book and pay before 23 October 2015, you can take advantage of the early bird offer of £695.


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

For more information about the course, visit the Yoga Mama website.


APPLICATIONS

To request an application form, please email education@yogamama.co.uk.


BOOKINGS

Once you have submitted your application f…

Restorative yoga: Is it time to slow down your hot yoga moves?

There was an interesting article by Peta Bee in The Times this week about the growing number of people who are turning to a restorative yoga practice.

It’s time to slow down your hot yoga moves by Peta Bee
Somewhere along its path to finding inner peace, yoga seems to have lost its way. For the past decade and more we have embraced the ancient practice in our droves. We have rushed from our high-pressured jobs and snatched time to keep up and it has progressed to being a gym-class staple with lightening pace. Getting ashtanga arms and a Bikram butt became our obsession as we pushed ourselves into postures more frenetically than its original devotees would have ever done.

Yoga is now suggestive of competitive stretching by lithe, super-bendy bodies and an emphasis on sweat. Yet just as we got used to the ever more dynamic downward dog, there is an opposing trend emerging among those who are trying to slow it back down.

Fed up with being wedged into a room packed to capacity (and beyond) …

Dreamy PJs for Yoga Mamas

Eight hour Studio is a beautiful luxury and contemporary range of sleep wear. Every item is hand made and constructed from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The fabrics are hand wood block printed using colours made from AZO free dyes.

Eight Hour Studio has an absolutely beautiful website. I shall definitely be looking them up when they are at The OM Yoga Show in London this October.




Autumn 2015 class timetable

New Yoga Mama class timetable comes into effect on Monday 14 September. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated.


DayTimeCourseTeacherDurationCostMonday18:45 - 19:45 NEW  Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passMonday20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabRachel7 weeks£98Tuesday10:30 - 11:30 NEW  Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£98Tuesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passTuesday20:00 - 21:00Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passWednesday09:30 - 10:30Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£98Wednesday12:00- 13:00Postnatal PilatesRachel7 weeks£98Wednesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaDianeOngoingClass passWednesday20:00 - 21:00Restorative YogaDiane7 weeks£98Thursday10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£98Friday09:00 - 10:30Ashtanga YogaCherie7 weeks£112Saturday10:00 - 11:00Pregnancy YogaCherieOngoingClass passSaturday11:15 - 12:15Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passSaturday14:15 - 15:15 NEW Vinyasa Flow YogaHajni7 weeks£98

Booking a class
Bookings on Yoga Mama courses can be made via our onlin…

Is Ashtanga Yoga Addictive?

Whilst reading Gurji Portrait of Sri K. Patthabi Jois I came across an item written by Ashtanga teacher John Scott in which he was asked:

Do you think ashtanga yoga attracts a particular kind of person?

"I think it definitely attracts people who have an obsessive nature or an addictive nature. I think the practice itself can be addictive, which is so clever. So anyone who has had a drug habit, for example, is perfect because you can swap one addiction for the yoga practice addiction. Now when you start working with the addiction of yoga, the not doing the yoga is a yoga in itself".

John goes on to say that for 5 years he practised every day and didn't want to miss a day. He says he was addicted and scared to "not do it for fear of letting it go". He also goes onto say how he feels Patthabi Jois understood this and put in full and dark moon days/rest days to give us an opportunity not to practise, "so people with obsessive natures are also ch…

Supporting Pregnant Students in a regular Yoga Class

SUPPORTING PREGNANT STUDENTS IN A REGULAR YOGA CLASS CPD with Cherie Lathey of Yoga Mama at Yoga at The Space, Studland, Dorset 
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015, 10AM-4PM

Pregnancy is an amazing personal journey for a woman, both mentally and physically. Practising yoga during pregnancy can help women adapt to these changes in a positive way. Many yoga teachers often feel they do not have enough information or the confidence to integrate pregnant women into their general classes.

This one day CPD workshop will be led by Cherie Lathey, Director and Senior Yoga Teacher of Yoga Mama, and is approved by Yoga Alliance UK. This will be both a discussion and practical workshop. Teachers will leave feeling confident they have the relevant information to safely support their pregnant students.

The workshop will include:
General precautions and guidelinesHow hormones can affect your student both physically and emotionallyCommon ailments of pregnancy and how to work with these to ease symptomsThe impor…

Guruji Lives Here

Guruji lives here. from Yoga Workshop on Vimeo.

In July 1915, one of the world's most respected and revered yoga gurus was born under a full moon in Kowshika, India. The teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois went on to influence infinite practices and practitioners around the world. On what is the 100th anniversary of his birth, we honor his legacy here, with infinite gratitude and humility. Thank you Guruji. Gratitude for one's guru can be a very private experience. However, for those who are comfortable publicly share their experiences with Guruji, we're using hashtag #guruji100 on Instagram so that everyone may contribute whatever content they choose.

Guruji Lives Here

Guruji Lives Here.




A video of ashtanga yoga students practising around the world, will be released on the full moon day of July 31st 2015. It will show the global influence that Pattabhi Jois has had on so many people; many of whom (including myself), have never even met him

This video will show students simply showing up on their mats and practising yoga. This is a wonderful, moving tribute to Guruji who dedicated his life to Ashtanga yoga. A fitting celebration/dedication to a wonderful man in what would have been his 100th birthday year.

More to information to follow...

http://www.gurujiliveshere.com/



Experience true Turkish Delight with a yoga holiday.

If your looking for a yoga retreat this summer I could recommend these two teachers...Experience true Turkish Delight!Yoga Holiday in Huzur Vadisi, Turkey
Aug 17th – 23rd


With two amazing teachers Sophie is really excited to be joining her friend and fellow teacher Helen McCabe to teach this week at the beautiful Suleyman’s Gardens in Huzur Vadisi in Southern Turkey.  Join these two wonderful teachers for a week of yoga, meditation, delicious organic vegetarian food and time to explore this stunning location .. or to simply relax! Set in the tranquility of the mountains in Southern Turkey, Suleyman’s Garden is a very charming, small traditional farm with terraced vegetable fields, orchards and beautiful gardens, with stunning sea views. It is one of Turkey’s most well known and established yoga retreat venues and provides the perfect location in which to retreat from the stresses of daily life. This week is the perfect opportunity for experienced practitioners and those newer to the pr…

Anti-aging benefits of yoga

The anti-ageing benefits of yoga

Regardless of what may happen, we are all going to age. However, it is how we age both mentally and physically that will affect our quality of life. According to yoga philosophy it is the flexibility of the spine that determines the age. You only have to look at yoga gurus - both past and present - to see that a regular yoga practice has a huge effect on the ageing process.

The body is supple and mobile and the brain remains active well into old age. Many yoga teachers look more youthful than their birth age and remain “young at heart”, living active lives well into their 90's. The current trend for a quick fix under the surgeons scalpel is just that; a “quick fix” to make one look youthful on the outside, while the rest of the body is degenerating in the usual way. Yoga and a yogic lifestyle allows the body to slow the ageing process down.

How?

Stress is a major factor in ageing. By learning to control and use your breath (pranayama) to help co…

Summer class timetable

The summer timetable for classes run by Yoga Mama here at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy has been released. It comes into effect on Monday 22 June and lasts for 8 weeks. Prenatal Yoga and Pilates classes will continue as normal throughout the summer, but other courses may be shortened.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Price Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 6 weeks £56*Mon Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 6 weeks £56*Tue Prenatal Yoga 6:45 - 7:45pm Claire Ongoing CLASS PASSES Tue Prenatal Yoga 8 - 9pm Claire 6 weeks CLASS PASSES Wed Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 4 weeks £56 Wed

Autumn Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH YOGA MAMA
18 - 20 SEPTEMBER AND 2 - 4 OCTOBER 2105
Bookings are now being taken on the Yoga Mama Autumn 2015 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. This 80-hour course, fully accredited by YogaAlliance UK is open to qualified yoga teachers and trainees and covers the following topics:

Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)Sequencing pre and postnatal classesThe dos and don'ts of pregnancy yogaPropping and assisting pregnant studentsPre and post natal anatomy for yogaCommon ailments associated with pregnancySetting up classes for pregnant students

COST AND EARLY BIRD OFFER

The course costs £750. However, if you book and pay before 31st July 2015, you can take advantage of the early bird offer of £695.


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

For more information about the course, visit the Yoga Mama website.


APPLICATIONS

To request an application form, please email education@yogamama.co.uk.


BOOKINGS

Once you have submitted your applicati…

Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training day

POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING DAY
SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2015, 10AM - 5PM*
Yoga Mama will be running a Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course on Sunday July 5th 2015 (10am – 5pm) at our studio in Putney, south west London. This one-day course is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and is for qualified pregnancy yoga teachers.


COURSE ELIGIBILITY
This course is open to teachers who have completed the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training or those with a similar pregnancy yoga qualification.


COURSE SYLLABUS

The course will cover the following:
Anatomy and physiology of postnatal women. This includes: pelvic floor recovery, hormonal changes, rectus separation and birth trauma.Specific postnatal yoga practice, which will include safe core work.Common complaints of postnatal women.Emotional needs of postnatal women (including postnatal depression, feeding issues, loss of identity)Running postnatal classes.
COURSE METHODOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT

The course will include both lectures and practical ses…

Foam Roller Workshop

FOAM ROLLER WORKSHOP with LESLIE ABRAHAMS SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 2015, 2 – 3:30PM


Join us for an exciting journey into the benefits and uses of the foam roller. Learn techniques to improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries, including practical instruction on how to do a selection of exercises.

COST & BOOKINGS
This workshop costs £25.There are limited places on this workshop, so booking is essential. For more information or to book your space, ask at reception, or call us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, you can email us on info@putneyclinic.co.uk.



ABOUT LESLIE ABRAHAMS
Leslie Abrahams: Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor and Educator. Trained in Physiotherapy, Leslie is also an international Presenter and APPI Pilates Master Trainer, and regularly travels locally and abroad to present to Physiotherapists and other health professionals. He has experience dealing with clients post injury and surgery to functional restoration. He also enjoys challenging his f…