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Barbara Ives Yoga Teacher, Health & Wellbeing Life Coach Your Health is Your Wealth. Love yoga, love life, love people, let go of all that holds you back and live your dream life.

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Dreams Can Come True - my new Yoga studio

Posted by Barbara Ives on Saturday, November 19, 2016, In : Dreams can come true.... Yoga Studio Retreat 
In the words of Gabrielle, "Dreams can come true...." finally after I can't tell you how many years I have finally achieved a dream come true. I will be opening my very own Yoga Studio Retreat in January 2017.  I have been reflecting, (yes I spend a great deal of time reflecting :) ).  Sometimes we can feel as though our 'dreams' are a zillion miles away and may never come to fruition. I truly believe we have to manifest our dreams, if you want something enough you will and can make it happen...
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Turning my world upside down

Posted by Barbara Ives on Monday, February 2, 2015, In : Aerial and acro yoga 
Having recently attended a 5 day intensive in London on acrobatic yoga and Thai massage I was reminded of how it feels stepping outside of my comfort zone. The course was very challenging physically and at times it did feel a little like 'bootcamp' yoga. That said, I really enjoyed the challenge it gave me although at times I did feel myself getting frustrated when my body didn't do what I wanted it to do. I reminded myself of the 8 limbs of yoga and one of the 'Yamas' Ahimsa – Compassion f...
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Why you should avoid Roll-up or Roll-down

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, April 13, 2014, In : Yoga and Protectign your Spine 
Having practiced pilates for many years I was always instructed to 'roll-down' and 'roll-up' and I thought for many years this was safe. However when I did my yoga teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga - the group I studied with spent a great deal of time over the three years training on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and I can't tell you how many times we had the discussion and debate about the roll-up/roll-down. So to cut a very long story short - we were advised not to teach...
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A Very Happy New Year

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, January 19, 2014, In : Yoga Blog 
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, peaceful and healthy new year. Apologies for my lack of blogging of late but I have been busy teaching many more classes and workshops, organising a weekend yoga retreat, seeing many of my private clients for yoga and coaching. I am continuing to write for Radiant magazine and in the process of writing my next article on 'yoga, weightloss and mindful eating'. I have also been asked to write and contribute to two other well know Yoga ma...
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Report on the Therapeutic Effects of Yoga for Your Health and Wellbeing

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, October 13, 2013, In : The benefits of yoga 

An interesting report.

http://www.yoga-east.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Sheffield-ScHARR-Report-2013.pdf


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Cultivating Balance On and Off of Our Yoga Mat - Sukham and Sthira

Posted by Barbara Ives on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, In : Balance 
Read how to cultivate sukham and sthira, Cultivating Balance On & Off Of Our Yoga Mat. The latest publication of Radiance Magazine http://www.magzter.com/GB/Flush-Publishing/Radiant-Magazine/Health/28643


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Yoga for Health Lower Backs

Posted by Barbara Ives on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : Yoga for back pain 

Many people will at some point during their lifetime suffer with some form of back discomfort. Learning to manage and prevent pain. I run a very specific 'yoga for lower backs' (YfLBs) course which is a 12 week programme. This is an evidence based programme and aimed at anyone who wants to learn to look after their backs and for those wanting to prevent back pain (all of us). You do not have to have any experience of yoga for this programme. The course consists of gentle yoga postures and rel...
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The Three Big C's - Christmas, Cancer & Change

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Cancer and Yoga 

Apologies, it has been a while since my last post. To summarise some weeks leading up to Christmas a close family member was diagnosed with Cancer. This news came as a complete shock to us and it was some weeks before we were given the full diagnosis. This news completely rocked our world and seemed to preoccupy our thoughts and emotions constantly for some weeks, fear gripping at our hearts - we did our best to think positively. At the same time I heard that a friend who had been struggling ...


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Time

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Time 
Beautiful wise words and how true. These days it feels as though as a society we are truly living in a 'rat race' with the majority of people never having 'time' to reflect, to appreciate, to do the things they enjoy and time to just 'be'.

"An unhurried mind brings the capacity to make wise choices every day – choices of how we use our time, of where we place our resources and our love. I am not just talking about avoiding the rat race, but about a life full of an artistic beauty – a life ...

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Yoga and it's History

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, November 25, 2012, In : The History of Yoga 

 

Yoga and its History

November 25, 2012

Well November has been an exceptionally busy month and I am feeling 'yogaed out' (if that is possible) but then again - you can never have too much of yoga :0. I have been very busy and completed further teaching training, I am now a fully qualified 'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs' teacher and a 'BWY Foundation course teacher' and I will be offering these courses early next year. More information on these courses will be published shortly.

During my F...


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Busy, Busy, Busy, Teaching, Training and Holidays

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, October 19, 2012, In : Development and Holidays 

Where did August and September go? and November is almost upon us. I have been very busy teaching lots of yoga but also focusing on my own development as a yoga teacher and therapist. I am preparing to deliver the first of the 'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs' (YfHBs) programme starting 1 November, having recently completed this accredited training course. 'YfHBs' is a gentle yoga progamme designed specifically for those with lower back pain and for those wanting to avoid back pain (and who does...


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Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

Posted by Barbara Ives on Saturday, September 8, 2012, In : Yoga for Stress Relief 
I am often asked whether yoga, relaxation and meditation are good for stress relief. Of course my answer is 'yes, yes, yes'. I came across an article which I thought was interesting and may help you decided what techniques would be most suitable.  http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_relief_meditation_yoga_relaxation.htm
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Yoga and Pain Management

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Yoga for pain management 
I was asked to write a short article on how yoga can help with pain management. To read the article see link below http://gallery.mailchimp.com/c861a97379f5b59406c46d126/files/Pain_Toolkit_e_newsletter_Summer_2012_PM.pdf

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Yoga and age

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, July 27, 2012, In : Yoga and age 
Wow what an inspiration this 93 year old woman is, still practising and teaching yoga and defies Doctors orders after a hip replacement.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9267974/Woman-93-is-worlds-oldest-yoga-teacher.html
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Yoga is beneficial for so many things

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, July 27, 2012, In : Yoga is good for you 
I have recently been reading (yes I often have my head stuck in a book and it's usually a book on yoga of some kind) just how beneficial yoga is for every body (yes every body). I read this interesting article and thought I would share with my readers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9013540/How-yoga-can-help-fight-ageing-aches.html



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Too much to do

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, July 8, 2012, In : Change 

Do you ever feel you have just too much to do? there isn't enough hours in the day? you spend the day rushing around and seemed to have achieved nothing? You are not alone Below are words of wisdom.

"You feel you have too much to do; but you know, it is not the work, it is the way you do it that causes you to be battered and worn out; it is your attitude of mind towards that work. If you are interested and put the spirit within you into whatever you are doing in that moment; if you do one thin...


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Restorative Yoga

Posted by Barbara Ives on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, In : Yoga as Therapy 
15 reasons why you should try restorative yoga http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5289/15-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Try-Restorative-Yoga.html
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Change and Grow

Posted by Barbara Ives on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Change 
If you are facing a big transition in your life: it is the perfect opportunity for transformation...You can take all the energy and emotion tied up in it, and refocus it into creating more of what you want. How you look at it is your choice. Choose growth!

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Meditation is music

Posted by Barbara Ives on Thursday, May 31, 2012, In : Meditation 

I am one of those folk that often has their head stuck in a book (infact I think I have a book fetish when it comes to books on 'yoga'. I love 'Osho's' work and whilst reading one of his books,  I came across this little verse on meditation and wanted to share.

"Meditation is the ultimate music. It is music which is not created by any instrument, it is the music that arises in your silence. It is the sound of silence. It is the harmony that is heard when all noise has disappeared. When the mi...


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Need some head space? learn to meditate in one minute

Posted by Barbara Ives on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Meditation 
Hi - I came across this little gem today and just had to share with my readers. Please try this, learn to meditate in one minute. Do this everyday for at least once a day and notice what a difference this makes to your mind, body health and wellbeing.

I would love to hear how you get on with this - do feedback.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8&feature=player_embedded

Love and Light
B
x
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Women all over the world express strength and Wisdom

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Beautiful women all over the world 

I hope like me you have been enjoing this beautiful warm and for most very welcome weather. Having spent the weekend away I popped into a supermarket on the way home from my trip to purchase a few necessities (as one does) and I was surprised at just how busy the supermarket was (I thought with this splendid weather it would have been quiet). The supermarket was busy with, dare I say it women shopping and quite obviously shopping for food for the B-B-Q weather (so that I do not sound sexist, ...


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Yoga as a Therapy

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Yoga as Therapy 
I am often asked what the difference is between 'yoga therapy' and 'yoga'. I will explain briefly.

I spend a great deal of my time as a yoga and meditation teacher working with clients on a one-to-one basis. I work with clients with all kinds of conditions, these range from cancer, back and neck pain, joint pain, chronic fatigue, mental health issues, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, musculoskeletal problems, physcial issues, migraine, insomnia, sports injuries, runners with tight hamstring...
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Yoga asanas (postures) and A&P

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Anatomy & Physiology 
I am in awe of the human body and amazed at just how tough our bodies are, I am also eternally grateful and give thanks daily to my body (and mind) for supporting me through my yoga practice and my daily 'chores'. I am particularly interested in A&P (Anatomy and Physiology), I also have a book fetish (ssshhhh) and I spend hours reading, researching and studying the human body. I believe that as a yoga teacher it is very important to understand A&P and what muscles we use when performing speci...
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Yoga and Athletes

Posted by Barbara Ives on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Yoga for Sports enthusiasts 
There are so many wonderful, informative, interesting and thought provoking articles out there (out there being the world wide web) what would we do without the web? A particular article caught my eye and I wanted to share with you. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4806/Why-Every-Athlete-Should-Do-Yoga.html

I teach yoga to a number of sports enthusiasts including runners and I am often struck by how much tension and lack of flexibility there is within their bodies/muscles. However once they begi...
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My Blogasana

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Yoga Blog 
Hi - how exciting my first blog posting and here is the latest news from me.
New yoga classes commencing in June - see Schedule for details

Want to make life changes but need a little help in getting started and motivated?  There is not shame in that.  Or maybe you are not sure if coaching or mentoring is for you? I offer the first session (30 minutes) free of charge - contact me for further details and to book.

An introduction to nordic walking (one of the fasted growing activities) starti...


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