It feels so good to welcome May doesn't it?! Brighter warmer days, stunning Spring flowers and an energy in the air that aids our momentum and motivation. I know I can feel a fast pace of life has returned after lockdown has lifted but always remind yourself that you can still live life at your own pace, you can make decisions to help your progress in life and you can still take time out.
How can we make our May more mindful?
+ Start a self care routine.
We can always improve our self care routine, we just have to give ourselves a little time! Rather than going full force with changing your routine why not take a few things from the list and introduce them into the day or weeks ahead.
Water, water, water! Drinking warm water with a slice/squeeze of lemon in the morning aids digestion and elimination, improves skin health, neutralises ph of the body (the more sugar & sweetness we eat the more acidic the body becomes, the more acidic the body is the more our immunity is compromised).
Gratitude journalling. A nice thing to do in the morning or on an evening is journalling, this doesn't mean you have to write a book but simply write a few things that can help you stay on track. What are you grateful for? What have you enjoyed this week? What are you looking forward to?
Move your body. Why not go for a walk somewhere new? Try a new exercise or yoga class, walk or run with a friend. Try a new yoga style, what do you enjoy? Where do you find things challenging?
+ Eat with seasonal foods!
With the sunshine shining a little more often you may be more inclined to eat different foods! Im still obsessed with beetroot but drawn more towards cooler foods. Ever noticed in Winter we want to hibernate, eat warm meals and eat... a lot... Spring brings about more energy and your appetite may have changed, its so good for our bodies to mix up our fruit and veggies and lovely to eat seasonal. You will get the most out of the fruit and vegetables that are sown, grown and harvested in season! Buying local grown (and organic) veggies can make a big difference too!
Asparagus · Broad beans · Carrots · Cauliflower · Cucumber · Elderflower · Peas · Radishes · Rhubarb · Rocket · Spring onions · Watercress · Wild garlic.
+ Set some new intentions.
Every day you can start again, you can take a deep breath in and check in with yourself. I think its easy for us to get stuck in a bad mood, clouded by a heavy day or conversation and its also so easy for us to become over whelmed!
Each day this month give yourself the chance to breathe, if things become a little intense stand tall, shoulders back, big breath in...repeat after me..."IVE GOT THIS". Smile at yourself, smile at others and make a list of positive words or sentences. Go back to them when you want to, post one on your bathroom mirror, pop one on the fridge, even set one on your alarm clock!
+ Enjoy events, do more, be more.
I have to say it feels so nice to be able to do more, to socialise, to go to events, to enjoy family gatherings and to make the most of getting away, whether its in the UK or abroad! If you get chance to take a little break away go for it, make the most of those sweet memories and enjoy living life to the full! Check your calendar and book some things in, I booked to go away over Easter with Gus and honestly cancelled because I couldn't afford to go BUT I still took the week off (bar Tuesday) and Im so grateful I did.
This leads me to my new rejig in the timetable, I practice what I preach and I need more time to do the things I love! To create, to go away, to rest, to plan, to be a mom, to spend time with my Will & Gus, to go to events, to go to other teachers classes, to do different trainings, to fill myself up with all the things that can make me a better person and teacher!
DO the things you love, fill yourself up, adventure!
This month things are changing! With warmer longer days on the horizon I have to be adaptable with the dynamic of life and work with the seasons. I have taught online since lockdown one every day and I have loved every minute of it! It's understandable that online numbers will start to dip off with gorgeous sunsets and the opportunity to go away and I completely understand and Im with you whole heartedly.
+ From May 9th, Tuesday & Thursday evenings online classes will be taken off the timetable.
+ Tuesday you will find a NEW monthly Yin & Myofascial release class, a delicious practice that combines slow flowing movements, yin postures and fascia release with a soft ball and massage. One of the most amazing practices that you will become addicted too!
Starting 10th May 8.00-9.00pm ONLINE & soon to be in person (Im just finding a venue!). Times may change subject to venue and demand.
+ Outdoor classes dates!
Bells Farm Dates
21st May 1.00-2.30pm
June 18th 6.30-8.00pm
July 2nd 10.00-11.30pm
18th June 10.00-11.30
16th July 10.00-11.30
27th Aug 10.00-11.30
10th Sept 10.00-11.30
+ Earth Retreat has sadly been rescheduled to September 23rd.
Sadly we have moved the dates for the EARTH retreat back to September 2022. With so much happening in life financially for us all it has became very apparent that we are all mindful of where we are outlaying money, we have all had to rethink quickly about income with standard of living prices rising. It is supported and understood, even I had a few weeks navigating a mind set of survival! The good news is we can celebrate and gather later in the year, a place in the year I hope that feels more financially stable, less turbulent and will be a time where you can enjoy that little break for yourself!
This coming weekend Im sharing TWO workshops! Something Im very passionate about is creativity and self love.
My first workshop 11.00-1.00pm ill be leading a gorgeous nature mandala workshop where we play with fresh flowers to create our own mandala. Allowing a personal focal point to be central, giving your piece intention and life. Learn to slow down, admire the small things in life, become more focused and move through life appreciating more.
My second workshop 6.00-8.00pm is shared with an incredible teacher and friend Shasha, we are leading a self care & self love workshop. I'll be teaching myofascial release to unlock tension in the neck, shoulders, upper back and chest (truly heart melting!). Shasha will be leading a delicious slow flow connected with intuitive movements and feminine energy, I will then be closing the session with facial Guasha (face massage with jade). You can of course enjoy a little self care gift box to keep and inspire you to practice self care each week!
There are so many exciting things going on and Im very excited to share with you outdoors, online and in studio! Please feel free to email me, come and chat with me in person anytime!
Lets have a gorgeous May together,
See you on the mat!