Studio Blog

  • Yoga Poses for Holiday – Take Them Anywhere!

    June 26, 2019

    There comes a time on holiday, where amidst all the laying on the beach, sight seeing, boat trips, eating and drinking and eating and drinking.. and eating…and drinking, where sometimes you maybe need to have a bit of a stretch …

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  • Sa Ta Na Ma – Mantra & Mudras for Mental Clarity

    June 23, 2019

    One of the beautiful philosophies about yoga and all it encompasses are the mudras (hand gestures) and mantras (chanting). Although this is often off putting to westerners, unused to displaying anything outside of what’s deemed ‘normal behaviour’, these kinds of …

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  • Return to Deep Sleep with Yoga Nidra – Guildford Studio

    June 9, 2019

    When William Shakespeare wrote this verse about sleep deprivation back in the 1600s, he had, like most of us, clearly experienced the misery of broken and unobtainable sleep; “O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature‚Äôs soft nurse, how have I frighted …

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  • The Summer Solstice, Honouring the Lifegiving Sun with Yoga

    June 3, 2019

    The summer solstice is on it’s way, not only representing mid way through the year, but the day that receives the most light. What better opportunity than to honour our life giving sun with yoga, than the 21st June, especially …

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  • Teacher Hotspot – Deborah Richmond

    June 2, 2019

    This month we welcome the new and simply lovely Deborah Richmond to our little Guildford studio and to the Hotspot for a grilling! Deborah has only recently arrived back in the UK and we were delighted to snap her up …

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  • Why is My Posture So Bad? How Yoga & Mindfulness Can Help

    May 24, 2019

    If You’ve Got Back Pain, Maybe it’s Time to Look at Your Posture? Making conscious changes to the way we stand, sit or even lie down can often alleviate pain because it relieves muscle tension that builds up with poor …

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  • Guildford yoga Aveda

    How to Meditate When It’s too Noisy to Think

    May 8, 2019

    When we think of meditation, we usually envisage the person meditating in a zen like state of total peace and quiet on some mountain side or in a forest. If we could choose that perfection, wouldn’t we always? Unfortunately, the …

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  • Yoga, Ayurveda and Fresh Intentions For a Spring Detox

    April 30, 2019

    As Spring beckons, our direction and attention is drawn outwards and outside. We notice the lighter evenings, the birdsong returning and the gentle blossoming of plants and trees alike seem to breath life back into everything. Perhaps you feel a …

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  • Guildford Yoga Studio Classes

    How to Practice Kumbhaka – Breath Retention in Yoga

    April 28, 2019

    Pranayama is a key part of a yoga practice, literally meaning ‘Life force’ (Prana) ‘Control’ (Yama), as the breath is seen as both the bridge between the mind and the body, as well as the drishti (focal point) for meditation …

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  • Teacher Hotspot – Dawn Buckley

    April 23, 2019

    This month we’re welcoming newcomer yoga teacher Dawn Buckley to the Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Wellbeing studio on Guildford High street! Let’s get to know her a little better! Which classes do you teach at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Studio? …

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