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Yoga for Mental Health

 It may be widely accepted that yoga improves flexibility and health of the body. But what about the mind?  In 2022 - post-lockdowns, modern society has a combination of stresses unique to our time. So, can yoga – an ancient, holistic system – have any benefit in modern-day management of mental wellbeing?
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Community at our Core

At the core of Yoga on the Edge is the community we build. We want our studio space to act as a retreat from the outside world as well as a place to connect to those within it.
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(Why you can’t) Beat a Retreat

Fancy working on your asana for a weekend in Wales? How about a savasana on sun-kissed shores? You’re not alone…  Yoga retreats have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. 
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Good Intentions

Have you ever been sat on your mat, ready to start your yoga practice, when your teacher asks you to ‘set an intention’… only to have your mind go blank, or start worrying about the massive ‘to-do’ list you need to get through after your class, or what you’ll need to get for tea, or that you snapped at your partner on the way out of the house. No? Ok, you probably don’t need to read any further. 
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Introducing A Beautiful Therapy

By Maria Pringle I’m so excited to meet some new faces, but before I do I thought I’d introduce myself and share my background story. My name is Maria, I’m
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What’s the Difference Between Stress & Anxiety?

By Sonia Morales, Integrative Health and Wellness. Mind Body Medicine

What is stress and anxiety and when does it become an issue? In this post Sonia explores these topics as well as providing some techniques and coping mechanisms to deal with day to day stress and anxiety.
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Cocktails & Canvas

With Kelly Conniff & The Hannah Whitley Foundation

Cocktails ‘n’ Canvas aims to provide an easy way to enjoy art in a fun social setting
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What’s Your Yoga?

By Hazel Littlemore-Young

Starting a new yoga class can be daunting, but to choose when you don’t know your elbow from your asana?
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Getting Back on The Mat: A Mental Health Check

By Natalie Phillips

The idea of walking back into a studio can be quite daunting after a considerably long time in isolation. How do we cope and what lessons have we learned from lockdown?
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Journey to Back Bends

By Clare Broomhead

Clare writes about her journey to back-bending: The benefits, emotional comeuppances and physical challenges to the obtainment of these postures.
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How Reiki Helped Me Heal

By Ashleigh

How this holistic therapy can and does help.
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The Theory Of 5 Elements

By Trisha Hills

A glimpse into the theory of five elements, the qualities of Yin and Yang and the Meridian system.
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Recipe: Wild Orange Chocolate Ganache

By Kelly Mason

A plant based recipe made using doterra wild orange oil. It's Vegan & Gluten free.
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What is Ashtanga?

By Calum Thomson

An introduction to the history of the practice of ashtanga.
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Your Yoga Finds You

by Clare Broomhead

There are so many different types of yoga practice available now, which is both incredible and can be truly daunting. It’s so important to commence your journey with an open enquiring mind, like the mind of a child.
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Making Sense Of Mindfulness

By Trisha Hills

The word ‘mindfulness’ has become ubiquitous in today's language, we’ve all heard it, read it, maybe even used it, but how many of us understand what it is actually describing?
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Recipe: Vegan Coleslaw – Asian Style

By Kelly Mason

A beautiful, light and Asian infused slaw packed with goodness & nutrition. This is a completely vegan hemp, miso, white sesame & almond coleslaw made using Lets Go Less Hemp products.
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Our Studio Philosophy

By Clare Broomhead

We do not ask our members to dedicate to practice every day, nor do we demand that you be a contortionist. We simply ask you to enter our space with willingness and open mind as you explore your practice, allowing your yoga to find you.
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Meet The Teacher: Clare – Studio Lead

By Clare Broomhead

An introduction to Studio Lead Clare Boomhead and her vision for Yoga On The Edge
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