Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” – Melodie Beattie Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community show gratitude by using the words: ‘thank you.’ Whilst it’s important to say thank you, gratitude is about more than just saying these words or showing kind gestures. Gratitude is also […]

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Yoga and Inclusive Movement Therapy (Course Review)

The ancient art of yoga is a ‘union’ of the mind, body and spirit. Yoga can improve self-awareness, focus, deepen relaxation and build inner strength. It can also “help balance the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce stress levels” (Yogi Times). With regular practice, mastering the art of conscious breathing, inclusive movement and […]

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Mindful Festival

I recently attended the Greenwich Yoga and Vegan festival this weekend. Thousands of yogis travelled from across London and further afield, to experience a day of yoga and meditation; relaxing treatments; delicious vegan food; experiential talks on mental health; and tantalising dance sessions, including Bollywood and Om & Bass.  With the festival’s proceeds donated to […]

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Branding to Kids

With the spooky Halloween fun now done and dusted, and Christmas just around the corner, it’s a busy time for retailers.  Just walking along the high street, there’s an overwhelming amount of brands in shop windows targeted at kids ready for Christmas.  Marketers are competing against each other to tap into ‘pester power’ – a […]

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Sweet Essence

“Happiness is knowing there’s cake in the oven.” – Unknown I recently discovered a world of food styling on Instagram and have been inspired whilst exploring tasty images from across the globe. I’m pretty sure many of these snaps have enticed #foodies to experiment and create culinary delights of their own. So sharing the Instagram love, […]

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Words Have Power

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves, but the psychological impact of the negative […]

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Guided Imagery to Relax Kids

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  – Henry David Thoreau Guided imagery is a relaxation tool where children are given suggestions to use the power of their imagination to visualise positive mental images and find a sense of peace from within. Most children are naturally creative and can use their […]

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Yoga for Little Ones 🙏

“Feel good, be good, and do good.” – Yogi Bhajan, Guru of Kundalini Yoga The summer holidays are nearly here, which can be an exciting time for many children.  However, in the run to the summer it’s a busy time for schools across the UK. There’s the sudden pressure of Phonic Screening tests, SATs, class […]

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Learning memories ♥

In my classroom, I love to use drama, movement, singing, story-telling, props, art and peer to peer teaching to help the kids learn.  For me, being creative and interactive is the best way to teach and helps ensure kids retain as much of the learning experience as possible. When was the last time you read […]

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