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Pose before bros: Q&A with Simon Norcutt

Kate Foster

Pose before bros: Q&A with Simon Norcutt

"Those of us who have been to yoga classes realise that there are many men getting bendy out there, but when you look at a lot of literature and websites advertising classes you rarely see a male used in the campaigns."

We spoke to our newest Baddassador, Simon Norcutt, about yoga, mental health and why more men should get on the yoga mat.


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.


What your yoga teacher's really thinking: Q&A with Maddie Norris

Kate Foster

"Coming to a yoga class is not about doing exactly what the person next to you is doing or even what the teacher is doing, it’s about finding out what you want and need to be doing for yourself." 

Badd Karma Baddassador Maddie Norris rocks Somerset's village halls with her own unique brand of yoga. We asked her what she's really thinking.

 


Doin' it anyway: Q&A with Lydia Mansi

Kate Foster

"I hear all the time ‘oh I couldn’t do yoga, I can’t even touch my toes!’, or that people are scared off by the spiritual element of it and think they’re going to be chanting into their third eye, wherever that is. I’d say to people worried about that: forget what you think yoga is about and just explore."

Lydia has a better excuse than most of us to not try yoga—but she's made it a daily practice anyway. Prepare to be entertained and inspired by our Devonian Badd Karma Baddassador.


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...