The team caught up with PYC student, mother of two and style leader Christelle Vignolo Banide. We chatted about her experience with the 21 Day Challenge last November. Hear how she came for the benefits to her body and stayed because of the benefits to her mind.
What is Drishti and how can it improve your practice? Master this soft, focused gaze that is essential for balance, poise and concentration. Learn about the subtleties of where we lay our Drishti for good alignment, and also how important it is for relaxation and energetic focus.
The harmony of strength and flexibility make yoga the graceful and powerful practice that attracts so many of us. We sat down with PYC teacher Sophia Butler-Cowdry to learn how we can use them better. Sophia has an acute eye for detail, and grounds her teaching in a deep knowledge of functional anatomy.
We caught up with Mariel Witmond, a beloved teacher here at The Power Yoga Company. Mariel crafts beautiful dance-like creative sequences for her classes. Find out why she likes to change it up each week and how she deals with self-doubt.
The benefits of meditation are no secret and can positively affect every part of your being: mind, body and soul. A regular practice can have real, physical impact such as reducing stress and relieving pain. On a deeper level it connects us to our inner divine wisdom.
There are pivotal moments in life when we most need perspective. The space to connect to our intuition and gain clarity on our direction through this life. And so it was that Silvia found herself spending last Christmas in India on a 15 day silent meditation retreat.
Transitions in yoga, and life can be challenging. When we learn to transition with grace and control in our physical practice it affects our life off the mat, filling us with new confidence. We’ve put together some tips on making your transitions smoother and more mindful.
At PYC, we’re introducing a new class to complement your Power Yoga practice: Dharma Yoga with Alix Inness. Sundays from 16:00-17:00 at PYC. They are perfect partners: coming to a Dharma class will open more space in your body to go deeper in your Power Yoga practice.
Dharma Yoga is a graceful and challenging practice. Most poses are held for a longer period of time than in vinyasa practices, which adds a level of difficulty. Alix is lucky enough to have studied under the personal guidance of founder Sri Dharma Mittra, she teaches at PYC every Sunday.
Lately the news has been full of stories about mindfulness and the Government is starting to trial mindfulness programmes as part of the curriculum in state schools. But what is ‘mindfulness’ and why do children need it?