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My Mini Me Yoga Journey

By Jennie Brammer, Mini Me Yoga Ambassador for Newport My love for yoga began in 2006. A bereavement left me feeling lost and anxious; I was no longer able to sit still and be in my own skin. I kept myself constantly busy and on the move, whilst simultaneously pushing myself to the point of […]

Sleep Well!

We all know about the importance of a healthy diet and getting enough exercise but getting enough sleep is equally important, if not more so, to our physical and mental health. Sleep is especially important for children; studies have shown that children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, […]

Yoga Baby!

As I sit here writing this blog, 3 weeks away from giving birth, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on the impact that Yoga has had on my pregnancy.  It’s not necessarily the pregnancy yoga classes or the slight modification of my regular yoga practice that stands out , but the incredible awareness […]

Autumnal Mindfulness Activities to Enjoy with Children

“Autumn, the years last, loveliest smile!” William Cullen Byrant I love Autumn, it is such a fantastic time to connect with your senses and enjoy nature.  I can just feel change in the air as it gets cooler and the trees share with us a myriad of beautiful colours.  How can you not love the […]

The Benefits of Parent & Child Yoga

Why should parents and children do yoga together? Since the very start of running my adult yoga classes parents have asked, can I bring my child? Most children want to come out of curiosity. Where is it that Mummy, Daddy, Granny etc is going on a Tuesday night and what are they doing? Some children […]

Mindfulness and Meditation

If every 8 year old was taught to meditate, world violence would end in one generation” Dalai Lama When it comes to all things wellness, you often hear buzz words like ‘mindfulness’ and ‘meditation’ being used, but what exactly do they mean? According to the Oxford English Dictionary: Mindfulness (Noun) “A mental state achieved by […]

Body Positive by Donna Noble

I believe everyBODY is born yogi. Have you seen a baby effortlessly with their big toe in their mouth?  Doing happy baby pose… You often see children perform Corbra pose, where they are lying down on their stomachs and lift their heads up.  Often they can be found sleeping in child’s pose. Babies start their […]

Points of You® with Vicki Readings

We use photographs as a way to capture a moment in time; a birthday party, a holiday etc, something to cherish and look back on with fond, heart-warming thoughts and feelings. We are in a world where photos are being taken every second of the day by thousands of people. They are uploaded to social […]