Take 5 & Chill!

asleepFeeling very chilled after my first ever “Move with Ease” session last Friday. I caught up on sleep over the weekend (a lot!), so I hope the participants felt as relaxed as I did. One actually said that the only way the session could have been improved was if I’d provided duvets and left them till 8 a.m. next morning!

If you missed it, there’s another chance to try it out for yourself on 29 July. Same time. Same place. We’ll start with some simple moves to help release tension and relieve pain, followed by some mindful, slow and easy moves to music and end with around 15 minutes of complete relaxation. Places are limited, so please contact me if you’d like to book a place. Full details on the classes and events page.

Read on to discover this week’s Nia Move of the week and download 10 tips for an ageless brain and body.


Nia move of the week – Hip Bumps

Staying with the Core of the body, this week we’re looking at Hip Bumps.  Doing Hip Bumps keeps upper and lower body connected as well as toning your core, your waist and increasing mobility in your spine.

Just imagine you’re bumping someone out of your way – forwards, backwards, to the sides.(Remember that dance from the 1970s?).

If it’s uncomfortable, try slowing down or making the move smaller.

Watch it here.


What I’m reading – 10 tips for an ageless brain and body

I’ve just finished reading a novel which follows the effect of early onset Alzheimer’s  not only on the person who receives the diagnosis, but also on her family, particularly the younger daughter. (“What might have been me” by Yvonne Cassidy).

I found it very thought-provoking, but it also made me want to do everything I can to stay as fit and healthy as possible. I imagine most people feel the same way; so you might be interested in this link to  10 Tips for an ageless brain and body from Denise Medved, creator of Ageless Grace. It’s all common sense advice. I hope you find it useful.


Classes & Events

Move with ease 20160729Move with Ease
Friday 29 July, 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.
Venue:  Aditi Yoga and Pilates, Darlington

A two-hour session where you’ll learn some simple moves to help relieve tension and back pain, move mindfully to soul-stirring music and then relax completely to set yourself up for a great night’s sleep.

Contact me now to book your place.

Full details of all classes and events