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22nd February, 2024

I am a huge advocate of modern yoga as you all know and am still after 24 years constantly navigating what yoga brings into my life, life in general and what is typically touted as yoga in our society.  So I have started bringing group discussion/rants usually led by me into the beginning of class, […]

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17th November, 2023

I am thrilled to announce that Freestyle Fitness Yoga is one of the first recognised scopes of practice in the fitness industry! Scope of practice is a set of guidelines that describe what a professionally recognised instructor can do in their job. It’s a celebration of everything you know and puts the power of change […]

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26th May, 2023

Here is a short piece I wrote for Fitness Professionals on Imposter Syndrome and why it is so prominent in our industry right now. We tend to measure our success by what we see in the here and now, what social media tells us and the frequency in which it drops into our feed. Success […]

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1st April, 2023

Before you scroll down to see just who it is that questions the relevance of people post 50 presenting at this and other conventions, just hear me out and read my post. I wait with anticipation each year to see if I am in the final cut of the IFS video, just one clip sums […]

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18th July, 2022

“Lately I have encouraged working with lyrics as a method of modern mantra in an attempt to help people with their intellectual wellness.”

This brings me to my eternal conflict with the practice of modern yoga versus traditional yoga. The adoption of divinity as a by-product of taking part in or teaching yoga concerns me and often leads me to question every word that comes out of my mouth and every thought that enters my head. At what point do regular people turn into beautiful souls?

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24th June, 2022

I am really lucky to have articles/blogs in print. This is my latest for FitPro on Why We Do Sun Salutations I hope you enjoy it.

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8th March, 2022

It’s a strange trait of our time that we are so often told that you can, you can, you can until we do and then we are told that it’s wrong. It is just this way so often when learning how to become a yoga teacher. There is definitely no right way and everything you […]

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8th March, 2022

Our final day is dedicated entirely to you! Finding time each day for silence and stillness. Time to switch off and allow yourself the luxury of experiencing the here and now just for a few moments. Replenish and nourish your body with your breath. Clear your mind of the past and the future. Find your […]

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8th March, 2022

Day 6 of our Yoga Pose Challenge. Let me guide you through a better way to hold yourself in the crescent moon pose. This is one of my favourite postures for opening up the hips and quads and really working into the lower abdominals. A beautiful balancing posture that can be easily incorporated into a […]

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8th March, 2022

We’ve made it to day 5 of our yoga pose challenge and it’s time to just go for it! The handstand is something I’ve always wanted to master and it’s still work in progress (as you will see!) No technical tips from me today just something of a personal challenge. If you are not so […]

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8th March, 2022

It’s day 4 of our Yoga Pose Challenge and today I will be guiding you through the most effective way to achieve a true spinal twist. It’s easy to just go through the motions but follow my tips and make this wonderful stretch works for you. My name is Jayne Nicholls and I am an […]

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4th March, 2022

Are you ready to begin your yoga teacher training online?  It’s day 3 of our 7 day yoga pose challenge and we’re moving on to the powerful Tricep Dip. Incorporated effectively into your everyday practice the tricep dip becomes a complete and effective workout for your arms, back, shoulders and core. Let me guide you […]

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4th March, 2022

Learn so much more with our online yoga teacher certification.  THE TRIANGLE POSE ( the short but sweet version) Follow our 7 day yoga pose challenge. A combination of playful videos and posture enhancing tutorials. Today we get technical. It’s all about the subtle detail when working through your postures. Did you even know you […]

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4th March, 2022

Have fun and be interactive in your yoga teacher training. Follow our 7 day yoga pose challenge. A combination of playful videos and posture enhancing tutorials. Day 1 kicks off with a fun sequence featuring the crow. We would love to see your crow pose or sequence, post your pictures on the GXT facebook page […]

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4th March, 2022

Qualify to teach children with this online yoga teacher training. This qualification is everything you need to teach yoga to children aged 5- 16. We created this qualification with you in mind. It is Level 3 on the OFQUAL National educational framework so that you will be comfortable teaching in schools, clubs and the community. […]

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4th March, 2022

Qualify to teach yoga with the very latest in yoga teacher training. This is the best foot forward when starting to teach yoga to a modern audience. Get the best advice on choosing your yoga teacher training certification. Are you ready to begin your yoga teacher training online?   When enrolling on a yoga teacher training, […]

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4th March, 2022

The transition from loving taking part in yoga classes and making the decision to qualify to teach yoga is so very important. You want a course that teaches you everything you need to know in order to be a competent teacher but you also want course leaders who nurture the very best parts of you […]

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4th March, 2022

You just have to do Yoga! Every one is doing, it, it changes your life, it de-stresses you, helps you sleep ……… This is all well and good, but stepping into a yoga class where everyone seems to know what they are doing and you have no idea is a MASSIVE ASK. With this in […]

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4th March, 2022

If you love music, love to move to music and want to become stronger, more stable and move with total ease this desire is Step 1 to yoga flow. The wonderful thing about yoga postures is that they fit like a jigsaw puzzle with one another. Every time you make a new picture or take […]

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4th March, 2022

You know the process of losing yourself in music and movement via a beautiful yoga flow is simply food for the soul. Doing it in class with other people is magical and doing it alone with your own thoughts is transformational. Just have the confidence to link the yoga postures that you know and love […]

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4th March, 2022

Try this beautiful flowing yoga warm up. If your flow or vinyasa class contains a flow of postures, here is a warm up to prepare the mind and body for what is to come. I have a great tip for yoga flow and that is to make it different every time you teach a class. […]

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15th April, 2021

The wonderful things about the computer you own and the world wide web are accessibility & speed . Our digital connectivity has changed the way that we do everything, and yes this includes learning how to teach yoga. This is all about how we changed the face of yoga teacher training. Learn to teach yoga with www.groupxtraining.com Take weekly classes, […]

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2nd July, 2019

Yogis have always traversed modern yoga with a love hate perspective but there is currently a mass of articles on cultural appropriation suggesting that nothing we do in our middle class lifestyles will ever be enough to call our yoga – YOGA. What has unsettled me is that part of me agrees with this, a large part of me does not and has never wanted even the language of traditional yoga to infiltrate my teaching ( I still to this day have never used the word Namaste at any time in my yoga teaching or practice) and ultimately my distaste of received wisdom and ritual pretty much closes me off to much of the early teachings of pre modern yoga. I have never had a calling for yoga to become my way of life, I just want it to complement my day to day existence allowing me to be more physically capable, more mentally diverse, more spiritually active.

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18th February, 2019

The perfect “next step” in understanding the philosophy of yoga, is a yoga training course. Progressing beyond a purely physical practice requires a greater understanding of its chronology. To teach yoga as a profession, a recognised qualification is essential in order to get insurance and gain employment.

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