Human nature is a strange thing. We live in this capitalist reality, where people buy things they don’t need in bulk just because it’s cheaper and pay huge corporations for services that don’t require much effort from said corporations. Yet when it comes to paying a self-employed professional, these same people try and knock the price down, truly believing they deserve to pay less than everyone else. I see this as a self-employed yoga teacher, but it’s all around us – people trying to entice artists with “exposure”, and get their photographer friends to shoot their weddings for free.
The weather promised to be lovely, the guidebooks were tired of sitting in the corner and so we took an opportunity to get away for a few days. North Wales has become our favourite destination in the last few months – it’s seemingly close, yet has a completely different dynamic, allowing us to rest from things we deal with on a daily basis. Continue reading “Short Break in North Wales”
Now that my arms are functioning properly again, I can tell you about the handstand training masterclass I attended recently. Led by Felipe Salas, who can pretty much do anything upside down, it was a unique experience. Continue reading “Salt and Water Handstand Masterclass”
For some of you, this may not sound like a new concept, especially if you’re not a frequest Instagram user or if you are maybe not as involved with the yoga community as you’d like to be.I only discovered this last year, after having done yoga for nearly three years at that point, and boy do I wish I knew about this before. Continue reading “Instagram Yoga Challenges”
Where do I even start? I must say, this had been the best Font trip to date, for many reasons. I feel inspired, ready to train in preparation for the next trip, as well as continue my yoga practice, and work on my nutritional awareness. Continue reading “Fontainebleau Trip”
I am still buzzing as I type this – it’s the first workshop I attended since starting Bend and Ascend, and it exceeded all my expectations. The workshop took three hours and if I manage to retain half the information I learned today, my practice will improve dramatically. Inversion workshops don’t ever promise you’d be able to do a handstand by the end of the session, but they give you all the tools you’ll need to achieve it if you keep working on it. Continue reading “Anna’s Inversions Workshop”