S U N S H I N E = H A P P Y ☀️

Isn’t it crazy how much our moods are affected by the big ball of yellow in the sky.

People smile at each other, moods get lifted, problems fade & generally we’re a happier race. Oh to wake up to mornings like this every day & soak up that vitamin D...

This week is #mentalhealthawarenessweek & I couldn’t be happier to have a full week of teaching yoga to help enhance people’s mood through this wonderful magical practice.

Whether you’re affected mildly by symptoms or whether certain factors take a strong hold of you, come & join me this week to connect mind, body & breath - to slow down the fast pace of London life, to soak up the good vibes, to create space in the body & mind to flow with ease, to really breathe deep & to allow yourself to be.

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The word ALLOW keeps coming to me.

ALLOW yourself to love.

ALLOW yourself to feel.

ALLOW yourself to be.

ALLOW yourself to live.

Just go with it, trust in yourself, trust in right now & ALLOW it to all happen...because it will.

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T U E S D A Y.

Morning flow with @nellyduff (private).

Yin Yoga @thenedlondon 7-8pm.

W E D N E S D A Y.

Vinyasa flow @kreativhouse_ 6.45-7.45pm.

Vinyasa flow @shoreditch.house 8.15-9.15pm.

T H U R S D A Y.

Yoga core @shoreditch.house 8-9am.

Healthy minds event for #mentalhealthawarenessday @richmondroadmedicalcentre 2-6pm with 2 x yoga sessions.

F R I D A Y

Wake up flow @proteinstudios 8.15-9.15am.

Strong yoga @shoreditch.house 1.30-2.30pm.

S A T U R D A Y.

The Art Of Moving Slowly workshop @thenedlondon 10-11am.

 

Remembering India...

It’s good to look back on pics sometimes & when I just found this, a whole host of different emotions flooded my mind...I had just graduated from my yogi teacher training, the sun was hot, my body was kinda broken / kinda on fucking fire, I felt unstoppably wild. Jumping in the ocean to cool down was just a given. This jump says so much, I was elated.

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I learnt so much & everyday that education grows. Without sounding totally twaty, little did I know that my whole life was gonna be changing from that point forever.

Im posting this pic today because India & the hot heat seems like a million miles away in this grey arsehole of a day but I generally don’t let the weather get me down really, as I have yoga.

In my mind, in my body & in my soul.

Turns out, always have...just needed to unlock it.

Pretty much everyday I teach yoga now & I love it & never want it become the norm, or a ‘job’ - luckily every day is totally different. Different energy, different people, different vibe. I still DJ & love it when I do - collectively I guess what I ‘do’ is make people feel & make people move...just in slightly different ways.

Anyway, I’m going on - maybe it was the long walk this morning in the wild or maybe I’m just feeling pretty grateful for this life.

Whatever it is, I wanted to share it.

I’m totally stoked about the collaborations I’m working on, the people I’m connecting with & the regular bods that turn up & constantly support what I’m doing. I’m grateful for the wonderful people around me in friends & family.

I’m teaching my weekly Wednesday class tonight @kreativhouse_ 7-8 in Hackney.

It’s £8 to drop by & mats, water & vibes are provided.

Tomorrow I’m Shoreditch based, at @shoreditch.house 8-9am & @proteinwaterco 12-12.50.

No pressure to join but drop me a line if you do.

Big love 💛

This evening I’m back teaching a mindful flow as I do each & every Tuesday at my local, totally forward thinking docs, @richmondroadmedicalcentre 6.30-7.30pm.

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Each week we all collectively leave after the hour feeling revived, refreshed & relaxed (I get so much from sharing a slow flow practice with such beautiful souls myself) and next month I’ll be joining the surgery & half of Hackney (!) when they open their doors for an open day on May 17th called ‘Healthy Minds’ where we invite you to join us at the practice to learn more about the work that the surgery does to support everyone equally.

They decided the change the name from ‘Mental Health Awareness’ to let go of the stigma around the word ‘mental’ (something that was talked about in the panel on Saturday for Self Care Revolution).

This time last year they decided to offer in house Yoga & meditation to support not only patients but all members of the local community who may (or may not) be suffering from stress, anxiety, burn out, fatigue or any other worries as an alternative to counseling or medication.

The past year has been transformational for so many people but also for me, being able to share yoga to really help people & what we’ve created is a wonderful little group of regular yogis who enjoy taking time out to breath, to move & to connect.

Join us tonight, or any other Tuesday evening & maybe next month to see what it’s all about - someday soon all NHS practices will hopefully be offering holistic feel good options within their centres.

I’m hosting a wellness wing at the open day next month, so for anyone who wants to join me in making a difference in some way within the local Hackney community, do get in touch.

H O M E 🌿🌸🌳☀️

I didn’t get to go home this Easter bankers due to work & other commitments - don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderful time with some wonderful people doing some wonderful things but it gets to a certain point where I just need to get my fresh air fix & nothing quite cuts the mustard like going home to the Shropshire hills. Getting up high, breathing the fresh air deep into my lungs & taking in these scenes is like pressing a gentle reset button, a full body, mind & soul cleanse.

I feel lucky that I get to call the infamous Shropshire hills home - it feels sometimes like a bit of a secret that we keep for ourselves, as not many people have actually been or know where it is...but when they visit, will keep returning to, to enjoy it’s delights.

Myself & @happyheads.me brought a bunch of beautiful women to Shropshire in January for our 1st Happy & Wild retreat & we still all talk about it & meet up to do yoga together!

I’m really excited to be returning in July to host another magical 4 days at The Wandering William & to share my home with others.

The retreat is full with morning meditations (in your pj’s), ALL of the yoga, invigorating & explorative workshops, hiking in these hills & vallys, foraging in the local forest, a fire circle under the stars, chanting & sound healing in the little yurt nestled within the zen garden, sleep meditations, reading, relaxing & more...

The food is plant based, locally sourced & delicious (my wonderful Mom: yoga teacher & Ayurvedic cook in on board again). Vegan options available.

We have already booked a few of the rooms but early bird tickets are still available ☀️

For a retreat package mail me on

deanne@wild-thing-yoga.com xx

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L I B E R A T I O N.

The union of Yoga - mind, body, breath is all about listening to the body, moving from the heart, feeling the resistance & embracing the liberation that comes from self exploration...🖤

 

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Ahhhhh this morning was one of those good for the soul kinda mornings - a great breakfast event hosted by @eventbrite with all of the people who curated events around #IWD2018 to discuss the power of live events to create a movement - with an interesting conversation led by @oteghauwagba from @womenwho with @melissamaouris @unwomenuk @sonya_barber & @eventbrite...

This constant conversation of how to create an equal future for the next generation, to raise more awareness for equality & how to continue the message & the work we do on throughout the rest of the year - events like this inspire & excite me, as I’m sure it has for the other forces within the room. So many ideas, so little time! A brilliant morning, suffice to say the movement has been well & truly created... 💁🏼‍♀️

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It's always good to have a wee reminder.

In a world of comparison & competition, it’s nice to remind yourself that you are enough.

More than enough in fact.

Each day you wake & breath, it’s living - some days are good, some days not so much but each day we are here, we are doing just fine. It’s totally ok to just ‘live’, give yourself a break, a little love & reset. 💕

 

 

The Wonder Of Wellness - HeForShe Arts Week with UN Women

Happy & Wild invite you to join them for THE WONDER OF WELLNESS on Saturday 10th March

 A day full to the brim of activity to nurture your mental and physical wellbeing as part of HeForShe Arts Week London 2018 with UN Women..

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HeForShe Arts Week London is a global festival for gender equality launching on 8 March, International Women's Day in London. Throughout the week, artists and their audiences will challenge the old stories, create a new narrative, change mind-sets and raise funds to change the reality for millions of women and girls. www.londonartsweek.org
Formed from a collective passion to nurture people's mental and physical wellbeing, Happy & Wild have curated a day dedicated to supporting everyone equally.

The day will include meditation workshops by Happy Heads: Meditation coach & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner, teaching simple mindful tools and techniques to empower everyone to live a happier, calmer and stress free life.

Wild Thing Yoga will be guiding you through a vinyasa flow style of yoga; synchronising breath with movement in an explorative sequence of heart opening releasing postures, set to an uplifting playlist curated by DJ Blonde Ambition.

OAT KITCHEN will ensure you're kept fully nourished with their delicious food, with a selection of other health concious brands offer you healthy snacks and drinks throughout, you'll have the chance to meet new people, learn about equality, make the change & feel truly restored by the day.

Happy Heads will guide you through an empowering workshop using Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as tapping). EFT is a non invasive form of acupuncture and a fantastic tool releasing your negative blockages. Combined with guided meditation for the session is an effective way to transform your mind.

There will be an inspiring talk addressing the importance of equality in todays society with special guest speakers; Kirsti & Carrie Anne from GRL PWR GANG, Sammy Andrews & Lena De Casparis, Culture Director of ELLE, hosted by Benjamin Brooks-Dutton, author of Sunday Times Bestseller ‘It’s Not Raining Daddy, It’s Happy’ & award winning blog ‘Life As A Widower’. 


The afternoon will comprise of a second meditation workshop leading into to an special yoga flow with gong bath by Rachael Welford - Welford Wellbeing to close the magical day.

The day will run from 10am until 7.30pm at The Yard in the heart of Shoreditch.

The space will be designed by The House Of Boheme, who invites you to step into a peaceful sanctuary, creating harmony between body, mind and soul.

10.00-11.00:    MEDITATION SESSION 1
11.15-12.30:      YOGA 1
12.45-14.15:     WELLNESS WORKSHOP (EFT)
14.30-15.30:    PANEL TALK
14.45-16.45:    MEDITATION SESSION 2
17.15-19.15:       YOGA + GONG BATH

About UN Women:
UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
www.unwomenuk.org

About UN Women HeForShe:
Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity.
www.HeForShe.org


“When we achieve gender equality, we all benefit. I’m very excited for Arts Week to come to London!”  Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.


Each ticket will be priced slightly differently, giving you the option to attend single or multiple sessions.There is an event package which includes all acticities throughout the day.

Tickets can be found here.

* All tickets include a Wonder Of Wellness goody bag & 25% off Lululemon Spitalfields.