Articles

Over the years, our teachers and students have written some great articles for us. Here you can meet some of our teachers, discover more about their teachings, and see what some of our graduates are up to.

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Singing for Breath

I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on the importance of engaging the public in research…...

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Kate Binnie
Specialist Course and Event Teachers, Yoga Therapy Diploma Faculty
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Breathing in Isolation: support with anxiety & breathlessness during lockdown

Life of Breath researcher and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie offers recorded breathing support during the COVID-19 lockdown…...

Kate Binnie
Kate Binnie
Specialist Course and Event Teachers, Yoga Therapy Diploma Faculty
Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery

Yoga Teachers, Here’s How You’re Sabotaging Your Students’ Sleep…

...and what to do about it. From modifying Ujayii to refining your cues, author, yoga therapist, and psychotherapist Lisa Sanfilippo shares how you can adjust your class so it supports a solid night's shut-eye....

Lisa Sanfilippo
Lisa Sanfilippo
Specialist Course and Event Teachers, Yoga Therapy Diploma Faculty
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Coronavirus and mental health

What a rollercoaster the year has been. The number of people reporting poor mental health increased massively due to the coronavirus pandemic. The murder of George Floyd sparked protests around the world, causing many people to question their own biases. And Brexit is finally upon us!...

James Chapman
James Chapman
Specialist Course and Event Teachers
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How to cope with stress

With busy lives and quick brains, we often find it difficult to switch off. Modern life and our ‘fixing and doing’ drive can be rewarding and motivate us to succeed but often leave us showing symptoms of poor health and with little energy, space and time for recovery. In this article Charlotte Watts shares here intuitive and realistic approach to lifestyle changes that we can make to address these issues...

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Charlotte Watts
Specialist Course and Event Teachers, Yoga Therapy Diploma Faculty
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Increasing your protection against COVID-19

A lot of our mental capacity is currently taken up by COVID-19; the impact this is having on our day-to-day lives and may have on our health.
It is important during this time that we take our information from valid sources and that we do our best to support our immunity and mental well being. In this article, I hope to offer you some tips and support during this time of uncertainty....

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Charlotte Watts
Specialist Course and Event Teachers, Yoga Therapy Diploma Faculty
2020 perspective

Changing your spectacles: The moral imperative to see differently

Ruth Westoby invites you to join her in looking back at 2020 through tarka, the yogic practice of reflection, and look forward to 2021 by shifting our viewpoints....

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Ruth Westoby
Specialist Course and Event Teachers
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Empowering Teachers to Empower Students

Why accessibility should be fundamental to yoga teacher training courses. Written by Yogacampus Manchester Teacher Training Board member Jane Craggs for Om Yoga Magazine (November 2020)...

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Jane Craggs
Manchester Teacher Training Board, Teacher Training Faculty
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Sharing Restorative Yoga with Children - Ayala's Top 3 Poses

Ayala Homossany is passionate about spreading the benefits of yoga and creativity to children. Restorative Yoga is a practice that enables the body to get into the ‘Rest and Digest’ state. Deep relaxation is not a privilege, it’s a necessity, and planting the seeds of relaxation in a child will result in an empowered child. Read on to find out more about Ayala's Top 3 Restorative Practices to share with children....

Ayala Homossany
Ayala Homossany
Specialist Course and Event Teachers
Dana Baniel

Goodbye to our beloved friend Dana Baniel

Our obituary for Dana Baniel, Yogacampus graduate and teacher. A sad day for the Yogacampus and The Life Centre North communities, as we tragically say goodbye to a dear graduate and teacher....

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Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity

Black lives matter, BAME and BIPOC lives matter and we stand by them, we stand by you. We are hearing loud and clear the voices...

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Menopause Yoga - What are the best poses for menopause? by Petra Coveney

More than 13 million women in the UK are going through menopause and yet there was, until recently, little support to help them through this...

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Petra Coveney
Specialist Course and Event Teachers