Well-trained abdominal muscles are pliable, not chiselled or hard, and adapt quickly to change

IBS, stress, weak lower back, shallow breath – understanding your core anatomy is about so much more than washboard abs. It’s a central theme in everything I teach and has far reaching consequences for our gut, pelvic floor, mental health, spinal stability, running, the list is endless.

https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/learn-about-strengthen-core-muscles

Easy Muscle Management

Still some places available on the forthcoming Emm-Tech Easy Muscle Management Short Course.  You’ll find it useful for self-treatment or to use on your family or friends.  Please do feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

EMM-TECH SHORT COURSE

Discover simple muscle release techniques to benefit you, your family and friends.

In 8 hours you will learn moves to improve balance and stability, shoulder pain and flexibility, general mobility and flexibility.

With Emm-Tech you will gain valuable skills that can be used to ease general pain and discomfort and improve muscle restrictions. Requires no experience, however is a valuable tool for personal trainers, yoga and pilates teachers, sports coaches, pregnancy specialists, athletes, musicians, professionals and therapists in the healthcare field.

During this course you will be taken through specially selected moves from the Professional EMMETT Technique programme by your tutors.

Next course: 1st July 2018

Cost: £100

£10 discount if you bring a friend!

Venue: Kingston upon Thames

To book contact me at: info@tanyabuck.co.uk

Where there’s a will…

Well I can hardly believe it’s the 5th Feb already!  The gloom of January has passed and I feel as though we’re drifting into lightness, brightness and possibility.  I’ve had the most ridiculous month but honestly, my experience on this cleansing, invigorating and empowering plan has been a revelation.

I’ve never committed to any sort of eating programme before, believing in my knowledge and experience to make healthy choices.  However, I knew I was in a bit of a rut; I eat very late 3 times a week as I don’t get home from work until 9 or 10pm and as a family we’d become quite stale in our choices, even though they were healthy.  Personally I found the greatest challenges to be eliminating pasta, bread and green tea (which is allowed but I wanted to test myself).  I missed apples and bananas.  I felt slightly bound to the kitchen. Grrr.

But once I began to batch cook on Sunday, prepare a quick weekly plan and get everyone at home on board, I was flying.  My sleep improved (and if you know me well you’ll know that I’m a terrible sleeper so that was amazing), I woke earlier and felt more energetic and vital, my skin glowed and I had that lovely empowered feeling of being ON FIRE!  I felt hormonally balanced and in flow and I didn’t have any cravings other than  missing oaty snacks.  My ankle injury had pretty much healed so I returned to running, increased my HIIT and felt leaner, lighter and more lovely than I had in a long time.  I was quite bewildered by my willpower and discipline as I refused bread, wine and chocolate without a thought.

As someone active I need more carbs and I’ll be reintroducing and tinkering with a few elements but overall I’m so grateful for the learning experience, the kick to my ego to experiment and adapt and the opportunity to keep passing it forward, sharing with my community and elevating us all to our highest, healthiest, happiest potential.  These are the books I used the most, although I also used recipes from the plan booklet and what a joy it was to experiment.

I can wholeheartedly endorse the programme and will continue to adopt many of the changes.  It’s essential (for me) to operate with absolute integrity and to be able to fully champion the programme clearly I had to experience it utterly and completely and I’m so glad I did.

Do get in touch if you’d like to try all or some of the products available on the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond programme or browse my shop at http://www.tanyabuck.arbonne.com.  It comes with exclusive classes from me either locally, or digitally as part of the package plus inclusion in our Facebook support group ‘Fit, Healthy, Happy’.  You absolutely won’t regret it!

Sending lots of love. Tx

Beginners Power Yoga

Got over that January feeling?  Ready to take some steps towards addressing your mental noise, stress levels, strength and flexibility?  Want to get moving and find some flow?

This 6 week course guides you through a slower paced power yoga class. It’s still dynamic, it’s still challenging, but there’s time to pause, clarify, laugh and get to grips with the basics.

Set in the beautiful light-filled Canbury Studios, this 6 week course starts Tuesday 21st February 7.45-8.45pm, £72.

Class numbers are small and places are limited so drop me a line to check for availability or to be added to the waiting list.

Beginners/Slow flow

Feel like taking steps to destress, refocus and find some headspace?

Need to get moving, strengthen and stretch?

This 5 week course guides you through a slower paced power yoga class. It’s still dynamic, it’s still challenging, but there’s time to pause, clarify, laugh and get to grips with the basics.

Set in the beautiful light-filled Canbury Studios, this 5 week course starts Tuesday 10th January 7.45-8.45pm, £60.

Class numbers are small and places are limited so drop me a line to check for availability and to book your spot.

BEGINNERS SLOW FLOW

Feel like taking steps to destress, refocus and find some headspace?

Need to get moving, strengthen and stretch?

This 6 week course guides you through a slower paced power yoga class. It’s still dynamic, it’s still challenging, but there’s time to pause, clarify, laugh and get to grips with the basics.

Set in the beautiful light-filled Canbury Studios, this 5 week course starts Tuesday 10th January 7.45-8.45pm, £60.

Class numbers are small and places are limited so drop me a line to check for availability and to book your spot.

NEW VENUE!!

We have a new venue for our Thursday morning classes, hurray! We’ll be using the 1st Kingston Hill Scout Hut at 293 Park Road, Kingston KT2 5LY. The new class time on Thursday is 10.15-11.15am. 

There’s free parking available on the roads nearby if the carpark is full, another bonus!

Looking forward to welcoming regulars and anyone new to the class.  Please book via the Classes page.  Bring your mat and let’s get out of our heads and into our bodies!

Summer Yoga classes

All blissed out from a beautiful holiday in Kefalonia and now it’s time to turn my attention to some summer yoga classes to keep you all going until we get back into the thick of it in September.

Summer classes will be held at Swinnerton Hall on:

5th August 8-9.30pm
19th August 8-9.30pm
2nd September 8-9.30pm

If you’ve never tried out a 90 minute class before now’s your chance.  The price will stay the same but the benefits will be even greater: more power, more ease, more flow and more fun!

Go to the bookings page to bag your spot!  All places must be booked in advance and there are limited spaces!

Power Yoga with a capital P

Following on from the most rewarding and fun Yoga for Men class, I notice it’s still takes a fair bit of encouragement to get newbies through the door and take the plunge with either a new group of people, a different time, different location or trying a completely new style of yoga.

Sometimes the name of the class can be intimidating: “Power Yoga”.  People ask “do I need to be strong and powerful?”, “will it be too difficult?”, “I won’t know what to do”.  For me the Power is all about the charge of energy and emotion that flows through your body when you’re practising in the class.  Feeling those sensations throughout every part of your body, noticing and working with your breath, being present but not judging every reach, step, touch, twist and movement in each asana, expanding your heart and awakening to the potential of the power within, that’s a Power Yoga class.  Yes it might be challenging, no you don’t ‘need’ to be anything, just come as you are and step into your own power, be with yourself, stretch your body and revitalise yourself right to your core.

Yes you’ve got stuff to do at the weekend, yes you may be slightly jaded from the night before, maybe you have a family with demands on your time but yes, you deserve to make space in your day to devote to yourself to stretch, breathe and connect and to allow you to fully give back to those around you.  They (and you!) will thank you for it.

See you on the mat.

Tx

(It’s International Yoga Day on Sunday 21st.  Will you yoga?)

Yoga for Men – 4 week course

I’m so excited that my Yoga for Men course starts this Thursday 7th May and I only have a couple of spaces left!  I think it really appeals to guys to have their own space, to let go, have fun, learn together and feel that sense of connection and community that’s integral to a yoga class but is sometimes a bit daunting to step into when there are super experienced and confident bendy Wendys on the next mat.

The course will cover the basics of a power class to ensure that the practice can be tailored to work for you so that you don’t feel hindered by any variations you might want to make for knees, back issues etc.  There will be more attention paid to hips, shoulders and hamstrings which are traditionally areas where men suffer from more tightness and can lead to weakness or injury.  I’ll still offer progressions for those who want them but often just holding the posture for longer is going to have a massive training effect.

The 4 week course will run Thursdays 7, 14, 21 May and 4th June at Alexandra Infants, Alexandra Road, Kingston KT2 6SE  7.45-8.45pm.  The cost is £48 payable in advance.

Note – Men are of course welcome to come to any of the other all-level mixed classes however this might give you the confidence to let go, take a risk, have fun with it and discover what works best for you.

If you think you’re someone who’d really like to get to grips with some yoga basics and build some core strength, please get in touch either on the contacts page or at info@tanyabuck.co.uk.