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MOVING TOWARDS A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu
We have lived through an unprecedented year of challenge. As we step into a new year, Small Steps to Change offers us the tools to make intentional changes within our lives. Over the past year we’ve had to learn to navigate through instability and uncertainty. We have reconsidered what constitutes true happiness, how to find our way to optimal health and how we might live in a way that is truly sustainable. It is the small shifts in our thinking and our actions that lead to profound transformation. Join us on a journey to lead a happier, healthier and more sustainable life as you take the small steps to change.
This course offers a daily movement or journaling class. Each is less than 30 minutes with longer classes for weekends. Alongside a daily practice; we offer talks; recipes and blogs to inspire us to move towards a healthier, happier, more sustainable life.
This course is:
- All Levels
- Includes Movement Classes; Meditation; Breathwork and Journaling
- Offers 4 longer journaling classes to explore your creativity more fully
- 28 yoga classes
- Click on GET STARTED NOW (Button above) to receive your daily classes by email and Download your PDF workbook with further information and your weekly prompts.
Morning Yoga Boost
13:34 | Rakhee Jasani
This morning yoga boost is perfect for when you're too busy for a full class. You'll be surprised the wonder that a short yoga practice can make! This gently energising yoga class is a wonderful way to warm your body and mind up in the morning. Short, sweet and suitable for most bodies, this class is also a perfect as mid-morning break. You'll need a block.
|13:34||Rakhee Jasani||All Levels|
Work Break Yoga
28:09 | Ava Riby-Williams
A simple and practical toolkit of creative movement to remedy unhelpful sitting positions. It is especially good as a break from work, sitting on the sofa, and after travel to bring relief to tension headaches, sore necks and backs. This is a hatha style yoga class to stimulate your energy and cool your nerves and it contains loads of tips and tricks to use in any moment where you need to refresh, re-energise and relieve aches from being stationary for too long. You will need access to a wall.
|28:09||Ava Riby-Williams||All Levels|
Meditation: Intimacy with Being Here
22:08 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
In this mindfulness-based meditation, we will cultivate the intimacy of being here – continually present and awake. Sounds good, right? The problem is, we’re usually anywhere BUT here. Usually we are caught up in various stories, or contracted around our own set of problems. This is what the Buddha described as the I, ME, MINE condition. When we train our minds to recognise this happening, we can shift this state. When this happens, experience can open up again. We hear sounds around us, breath moving, body sensing and feeling. We can suddenly be here again, in the intimacy of things; awake to the miracle of being alive.
|22:08||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Afternoon Express Reset Flow
18:29 | Adam Hocke
A go-to yoga class when you are short on time and need to invigorate, re-energise and find creative focus. This is a full-body, energising flow and even a sneaky arm balance. This is a really wonderful mid-afternoon pick me up or equally a great way to start the day. No props needed and no excuses about not having the time. A little yoga can go a long way!
|18:29||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Evening Yoga Relaxation
18:29 | Carlene Bogues
A beautifully peaceful yoga class, perfect to take right before bed. Use it to help settle into a great night's sleep, or anytime you feel overwhelmed and in need of calm. This class can be done either on a yoga mat or even in bed to allow yourself to fall into a deep and restful sleep. On this journey, we will explore what needs to be released and let go by focusing on the breath to connect and ground through the body. We will explore a little activation of the body to bring awareness, then a deep relaxation with some juicy restorative yoga poses. You will need a strap or a long towel.
|18:29||Carlene Bogues||All Levels|
Salutations To This Day
21:51 | Kristin Campbell
Start your day the right way with a beautiful slow-flow vinyasa yoga class with variations of Sun salutations to uplift and refresh your energy. A perfect morning yoga class, but great anytime you need an energy refresh!
Get Off Your Mat
29:52 | Naomi Absalom
Changing a known route can shift us into the now. This yoga class is a somatic movement flow for those feeling the call to explore even further beyond the four corners of the mat. Great for teachers or those with a more intermediate practice. This is a sequence Naomi often shares in her teacher's practices. A creative, playful and challenging class.
Enliven Your Body
11:23 | Gabriella Espinosa
This embodiment practice is a wonderful way to enliven and energise the body on those days when you are feeling low in mood, brain fog, sluggish or have been sitting too long in front of a computer. Practice it every morning to awaken the body and mind or during the day when you experience a slump in energy. Give yourself some time to feel your body before and after the practice to notice the shift in energy and welcome a newfound sense of aliveness.
|11:23||Gabriella Espinosa||All Levels|
Align & Barre Correctly
16:07 | Amy Holly
In this Barre class we learn the technique and terminology of Barre, with tips on posture and positions to keep you safe as well as the fundamentals which will help you to keep you strong. This class explains the major feet positions and the alignment and posture needed for Barre classes. Since many Barre exercises stem from the core, it’s important to keep your abs active with every move. If you are new to Barre this class needs careful consideration and will take practice like anything new. You will need a chair and a brick.
|16:07||Amy Holly||All Levels|
Afternoon Yoga Boost
16:23 | Rakhee Jasani
This yoga class is the perfect energiser for when you're needing an afternoon work break. Better than coffee! A mostly standing yoga class which includes some somatic moves to wake you up and give you a shake up! Expect some simple yoga, joint mobilisation and shaking - great to help you to reset and re-invigorate. This class can be done without a mat if necessary, so is perfect for when you're on the go or in the workplace.
|16:23||Rakhee Jasani||All Levels|
Feel Your Pleasure
25:01 | Ava Riby-Williams
A perfect gentle yoga class and somatic practise for winding down, or if you’re experiencing some self-doubt, heartache, exhaustion, or just want to shower yourself in some loving self care. This creative, slow, sensitive yoga class has us moving into our own love, presence and sense of feeling. It starts with a heart-warming practice of pleasure-finding in the objects around us, and moves through sensual, fluid movements to find our own place of pleasure. Expect a creative, unusual class which is more about the feeling than any shapes or traditional poses. Move with an open mind and find your pleasure!
|25:01||Ava Riby-Williams||All Levels|
Evening Calm Yoga
17:09 | Adam Hocke
This calming yoga class is suitable for the evening and anytime you're needing to rest. It is a simple and straightforward grounding practice with a focus on the breath. We will use rhythmic breath as a powerful way to down-regulate the nervous system into calm and clarity, coordinated with simple movement patterns. This combination of actions and its powerful effect will help you slow down, ground and prepare for rest.
|17:09||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
10 minutes of morning magic
08:37 | Lucy McCarthy
Looking to kickstart your day? This short, gentle, sweet and sumptuous flow will awaken the body, stimulate your energy and get your ready for the rest of the day. Lots of juicy spinal awakening and an uplifting flow. Gets into the shoulder, spine and side body.
Ten Minute Relaxation with Gong Sound
11:52 | Kiranjot
This lovely relaxation class starts in savasana, so gather anything you need to feel comfortable and warm laying down. This class is perfect for when you have just 10 minutes in the day but need to unwind, declutter the mind and find a sense of calm. The savasana is accompanied by a gong for added relaxation; so lay back and enjoy!
Daytime Energy Boost
27:25 | Clive Fogelman
This vinyasa yoga class is perfect for getting yourself moving when you need an energising boost! With a focus on your core, this is a great way to start the day by creating strength in your body. It will also help shift your state of mind if you feel like you need to cultivate more dynamic energy into your day. This class has a mindful, core focus on the abdominals so is great if you’re looking to build core strength in a mindful way.
Yoga to Strengthen the Spine
23:50 | Sally Parkes
A yoga class to release and strengthen the back, with a focus on the lower back. Lower back pain and discomfort is common in today’s society and the reasons for this vary, but can include a lack of regular stretching, too much of the same kind of strength work or too much flexibility (Hypermobility). Whatever the reason, Pilates inspired movements can assist with regaining balance of this sometimes vulnerable are. This sequence is packed full of small stabilising movements which give a sense of strength throughout the entire core area and is also punctuated with gentle stretches to unwind and release the entire spine.
|23:50||Sally Parkes||All Levels|
Feet, Stability & Balance
24:06 | Zephyr Wildman
This yoga class focuses on giving you a great connection to your foundation; your feet. Discover dexterity in refined movement of your yogi-feet and an energetic lift in how to move forward in life’s journey. The class takes place almost entirely on two blocks, great for feeling your feet and working on balance and stability. This is great for people who have previously sprained ankles, weak ankles and knees or want to improve their balance as well as proprioperception ( the subtle sense of the body’s movement and positioning without sight). You will need two blocks.
|24:06||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Whole Body Awakening
29:39 | Jean Hall
If you're short for time, this yoga class is the perfect one for you. This class is a whole body awakening practice that is specifically focused on isolating, activating and mobilising the major joints and muscles in the body. This is a perfect all-rounded class in itself, but can also be used to warm up and prepare the body for dynamic and challenging poses.
|29:39||Jean Hall||All Levels|
Restorative Pick Me Up
15:31 | Clive Fogelman
With no equipment needed and minimal space required, this restorative yoga class is perfect to recharge, reset and renew. Just find some space wherever you are, whether that's at home or at work! Often restorative yoga is done in the evening or on the weekend but it can be a great practise during the day too. This class uses gentle movements to release tension and recharge fatigue. As well as releasing physical tension it can help balance our emotional and mental states leaving us feeling more focused and refreshed for the day ahead.
|15:31||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Swimming Dragon Qigong
20:44 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
This Qigong class a version of Swimming dragon which moves through the Chinese five elements and builds strength, balance and focus. It is based on the work of Gerald Sharp and is one of Mimi's favourite qigong sequences!
|20:44||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Issues And Tissues
33:54 | Norman Blair
An opening of hips and an opening of heart through the practice of Yin yoga. You will need a bolster, two blocks and a sandbag and you may want other props if you have. This class focuses on the breath, with pranayama both before the Yin Yoga and afterwards. The stretches are held deeply and for a long while. You will be asked to settle, to feel deeply and to relax into discomfort. A great daily practice for dealing with life's challenges and deeply relaxing for before bed.
|33:54||Norman Blair||All Levels|
Flow Towards Freedom: Bountiful Body
21:42 | Lucy McCarthy
A beautiful, well-round 20 minute flow yoga class to get you in your body finding joy from the simplicity of moving and breathing mindfully. Connect deeply to your body and the miracle that is it is with this wonderful, all-levels yoga class. You will need two bricks or blocks.
|21:42||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Morning Wake Up Call
28:47 | Adam Hocke
A perfect yoga class for those days when it's hard to get yourself moving. To help you gradually wake-up and invigorate the body before your day begins, start with a process of stretching, rolling and wiggling to warm-up before moving into sun salutations and easing into standing poses. Allow the intensity to gradually increase to a mindfully paced vinyasa flow and enjoy the heat-building capability of flow to start your day with a bang.
|28:47||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Harmony
26:26 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Finding Harmony is the first of three classes in the series of Qigong and Restorative Yoga. It focuses on harmonising breath, body movement and the balance of yin and yang. It can be hard to find harmony in our lives of conflicting needs and priorities. Class starts with active qigong and then go on to a relaxing restorative yoga class. Ideally, have a yoga bolster and two blankets. Alternatively, you can also use a sofa cushion and two bed pillows.
Hit The Wall Hatha
31:00 | Adam Hocke
A complete hatha yoga class at the wall with alignment focus. The wall is a fabulous prop to give us support and give us feedback on our alignment, so move your mat to the wall for this fun and revealing complete practice. As you use the wall's support and feedback, you will learn much about the way you transmit force through your body and where there may be imbalances and inefficiencies in your alignment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to invert, twist, and stretch with more leverage and depth. Meet your new favourite prop! You will also need a chair.
Get Ready For Sleep
19:14 | Clive Fogelman
This yoga class is a slow, grounding and gentle practise preparing body and mind for sleep. We start from standing and gradually make our way to the floor. This is a great practise to do in the evening to help unwind the body or just before bedtime. It is an opportunity to slow down and take some space for yourself at the end of the day to really support your transition to sleep. You will need a belt or dressing gown tie and a blanket/pillow/cushions.
|19:14||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Pick Me Up Energy Enhancer
13:16 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
A pranayama (or breath-work) practice with some Yin yoga to see where your energy is at any particular time of the day, and liven yourself up using just your breath! A magical practice!
|13:16||Andrea Kwiatkowski||All Levels|
Restorative Yoga: Listening In
35:04 | Adrianna Zaccardi
This restorative yoga class brings your awareness to the throat energy centre. (Vishuddha). This energy centre is commonly connected to how we express ourselves, but this class will explore how we listen and respond. Not suitable for those with any upper spine/ neck injuries. Suitable for women in their second and third trimesters. You will need an eye pillow, blanket, bolster and blocks.
|35:04||Adrianna Zaccardi||All Levels|