All About You

Shakespeare once said ‘What’s in a name?’

In some ways a lot…and in others, not too much. But with time, we all grow, change and revaluate.

Today, is All About the Om’s 3rd birthday (where has the time gone!?) and I have been thinking about why I became a yoga teacher, what I love about teaching and what I want to be able to offer my students. 

Unsurprisingly, I love yoga. I love the postures, the movement, the way you can feel both emotionally and physically. But I also love the fact it’s about taking some much needed time for you. It is in fact, All About You.

So, some of the eagle-eyed amongst you may have started noticing that there have been a few changes on my website and social media over the past few weeks and this is to reflect the changes I am making to my humble little yoga company. 

So, without further ado…welcome to 

ALL ABOUT YOU YOGA
by All About the Om

This change in name reflects what I feel yoga is really all about. YOU. 

I have always loved helping my students feel good about themselves, encouraging them to take time for themselves, and I feel that this change in name encapsulates this.

I really hope you love it as much as I do, but please, please let me know your thoughts.

And….if you don’t already, please do follow me on Instagram. Perhaps you are unable to attend classes with me, but would like to help a little independent business? Like, share, post about ALL ABOUT YOU YOGA, as every little, really does help.

Thank you for taking the time to read through all my thoughts and I really look forward to seeing you on the mat again (there’s still time to sign up to Monday class, if you would like).

Namaste

Kate

x

Becoming A Yoga Teacher

Many of you who attend my yoga classes will see that I have an awesome round, purple yoga mat. It’s from a fab, independent company call Form, for which I am an affiliate partner (ad).

I recently wrote an article for them with tips for becoming a yoga teacher and below is a sneak peak at the intro…

If you are hoping this blog will tell you how to become the ‘perfect’ yoga teacher, I am going to stop you right there and say that this is not what you are looking for!

I say this with a lot of love and a huge dash of realism! The fact is, just like in life, we cannot be everything to everyone. Once at a yoga event I ran, I had a student talk to me about their teacher training experience and they said: “the biggest thing I am worried about is that not everyone will like my teaching style.” All I could say is, “that’s not a worry, that’s a certainty!”

You can read the full article here! I hope you enjoy and do leave a comment.

If you want to take a look at their mats, you can do here (ad).

Why All About the Om

“I started having group yoga lessons with Kate about 4 or 5 months ago. I find yoga really physically challenging. After a year out injured I have lost a lot of flexibility and strength (and have put on weight). Kate has been amazing and has adapted exercises for me, where needed, and I am seeing huge progress. Each week I can do something I couldn‘t do the week before and am gradually getting more flexible and stronger. I think I most enjoy the effects of yoga as I leave the class. I feel so alive. Whether it is the blood going to my head, or the me time, or the peace in my head I get when concentrating on the exercises, I end up leaving feeling very renewed.” – Emma S

Apres-ski Yoga!

I have added a new yoga video to my YouTube channel – the perfect Apres-Ski yoga stretch (sorry, beers and fondue not included!).

This is a great sequence for stretching out the legs, back and hips – certainly areas of the body that work hard in physical activity like skiing.

But, don’t worry if you haven’t been skiing, this is still a great video to use, so make sure you give it a go and let me know what you think!

Yoga, Barre & Brunch

Today we had a wonderful time at our Yoga, Barre and Brunch workshop at The Stable Wellness in Boyton. We kicked off with a yoga flow to wake us up and then an intense barre workout with Emma. After a delicious brunch at Ginny’s Cafe, we returned to the studio for a bit of yin yoga and chocolate meditation, before a relaxing shavasana. You can see a few pictures from today, below.