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Beat a retreat: how to get the best from your yoga retreat

Kate Foster

Tags retreat, yoga, yoga holidays

Retreat season is well and truly underway, with more options than ever available for yoga lovers. Whether intensive Ashtanga in Umbria or beach yoga in Cornwall is more your thing, retreats can be life-changing. Here are my top 5 tips for getting the most out of your retreat: Go it alone. Seriously. Yes, it can be tempting to take a friend or partner for company, moral support or to avoid those darned single supplements, but retreats can be something completely different when you go it alone. They offer you a chance to completely immerse, without worrying about whether your buddy is...


5 Ways to Get Your Yoga Mojo Back

Kate Foster

Tags beginners, mojo box, yoga

5 Ways to Get Your Yoga Mojo Back

It feels pretty great when you’re completely in the yoga groove, doesn’t it? Going to regular classes without fail, nailing that daily practice when you wake up or before you go to bed … hell yeah, that’s floooooow. But equally, it can feel distinctly ‘meh’ when you lose momentum and your yoga mojo goes AWOL. Whether it’s down to illness, a holiday or a large glass of sauvignon looking like a more appealing prospect than 7pm yoga after a rough day… that break in routine can wreak havoc on your yojo. So, when you’re struggling to get back on the mat...


The beginner's journey: Q&A with Heidi Gardner

Kate Foster

Tags relaxation, yoga, yoga beginner, yoga challenge, yoga classes

The beginner's journey: Q&A with Heidi Gardner

"I wanted something to challenge me and something that would push me out of my comfort zone." 

Our Aberdonian Baddassador Heidi shares her beginner's yoga story with us and reveals why her regular class is like a second family and how relaxation has been one of her greatest challenges yet!


Creating safe spaces: Q&A with Emily Brett, founder of Ourmala

Kate Foster

Tags badassery, do good, ourmala, rise up, yoga

Creating safe spaces: Q&A with Emily Brett, founder of Ourmala

"My students have always been my best teachers... they have given me enormous inspiration and hope and brought me even closer to my yoga practice."

Emily Brett of Ourmala, a Badd Karma-backed charity, tells us what motivated her to offer yoga to some of the most marginalised people in society.


Challenge yo' Badd self: Q&A with Louise Fury

Kate Foster

Tags asana, instagram, yoga, yoga challenge

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I like challenges because I like structure and having a bit of a schedule." 

Louise Fury is one of Badd Karma’s Baddassadors and yes, you guessed it, she is a beautiful badass. Lose yourself in her Instagram feed and you’ll see why. By day she’s a piercing artist extraordinaire but she’s just as devoted to her daily yoga practice. I’ve always loved her willingness to play, experiment and challenge herself (isn’t that what yoga - and wait, LIFE - is all about?). I asked Louise to tell us about how she’s achieved so much on the mat in just a short space of time...

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