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I’m Miriam Christie, a Yoga, Pilates and Fitness Instructor working in and around South East London. Find out more about me and my classes via the tabs above – and feel free to get in touch.

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Book Review – The Principles and Themes in Yoga Therapy: An Introduction to Integrative Mind/Body Yoga Therapeutics

Among the myriad of yoga manuals available, full of yoga poses and anatomic explanations, James Foulkes’ concise yet thorough look at the therapeutic benefits of yoga offers this and so much more.

Foulkes deftly interweaves his western, scientific understanding of anatomy with Eastern wisdom about the mind and body relationship to create an accessible guide to using yoga therapeutically for the whole person.

Our bodies are inseparable to our mental health, yet are often forgotten about in our head-orientated culture. In a society that gravitates towards a splitting of the spiritual and the physical (from book shop shelves to […]

Best YouTube Channels for Holistic Health

Time or cash poor doesn’t mean you have to neglect self-care, thanks to the array of marvellous resources on YouTube. Yes, it can be a maze and, yes, for every video gem you run the risk of stumbling across a turd. But, whatever your wellbeing interest, whether it’s mind, body or soul – for me it’s all three – you can find a favourite channel. So, to save you time and turds, here is a selection of the library I’ve created for myself over the last couple of years.

Jessica Smith TV – Best for fun, fitness variety

The description on […]

How To Navigate Your Media Footprint as a Counsellor

If you’re about to meet someone new for the first time, what do you do? You look them up online, right?

Let’s face it, we all do it. Whether it’s for a job interview or a first date, the lowdown on other people is at our fingertips these days so why wouldn’t we use it? There’s no reason to think it’s any different for people going to see a counsellor for the first time. Many of my clients are in their early twenties and I’m not going to fool myself that they haven’t at least Googled me.

This raises a bit of […]

How To Choose The Right Yoga Mat

Reviewebee has put together this helpful infographic to help you figure out what you need from your yoga mat.

They have also done all the hard work for you and come up with this top ten list of the best yoga mats on the market at the moment, based on consumer reviews, professional opinion and manufacturer info.

Check out Reviewebee’s top ten yoga yoga mats here.

Life Lessons Learned Teaching Over 60s Yoga

A few months ago, the members of a fitness centre for older people auditioned and chose me to teach a weekly yoga class. All swotted up on information about working with injuries and the positive effects of yoga on aging bodies I was all set to ‘instruct’ and completely naïve to the real life-lessons that were in store for me. Here is what I have learned from those who have learned how to live.

1. How to ‘say it like it is’
As a general rule, I hate those people – the ‘say it like it is’ brigade. The phrase often comes […]

Four Ways to Keep Your Body in Shape

Guest blog by Alycia Gordan, a freelance writer loves to read and write articles related to health and lifestyle and sometime on health-tech as well. Alycia is a contributor at BookYogaRetreats.com.

Four Ways to Keep Your Body in Shape

Media, men and society require women to take care of themselves and look their best. We must invest in ourselves if we want to be beautiful, but you must remember to do it for yourself and not for anyone else.
There are quite a few healthy choices women can make to feel and look better, from eating habits and regular physical activity to yoga and […]

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