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Yoga, Yoga & Meditation

Lululemon X The Refuge Manchester

July 4, 2019 • By

Lululemon Yoga Event | Northern Yogi

This past month has been a difficult one for me personally. I’ve had a lot going on in my private life (more on that at a later date) and I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to heal some hurts. As a dedicated yoga practitioner I know my yoga practice is my anchor when I’m feeling unsettled so I was really pleased when Lululemon invited me to attend their Bank Holiday Yoga event at The Winter Garden in The Refuge.

The class was held in the Winter Garden, an amazing, bright space for a yoga class. Lululemon rolled out their sticky mats, which looked great against the contact tiled flooring. The room is filled with greenery and trees so you really feel a calm aura as you soak in the environment.

Yoga Event Manchester | Northern Yogin

The class was taught by a wonderful teacher, Jen Possamai. She taught a beautiful Indian inspired yoga flow that focused on our Agni, our fire. We started with some calming breath work and gradually built up heat flowing through Vinyasa, warriors, balances and even grasshopper pose! The class was complimented by one of the best yoga playlists I’ve heard. I should have asked the teacher to share it but I felt a little rude, like I was stealing her work. Kicking myself now though!

Refuge Manchester X Lululemon | Northern Yogi

I’m a great believer in messages from the universe and with all  the difficulty I’ve been managing lately I was very surprised to find a little quote left at the end of my yoga mat as I rose from Savasana, it read:

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another to control your emotions” 

Let us let that sit for a moment.



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Wellness & Lifestyle

A Dream Come True

May 2, 2017 • By

Hi Northern Yogis 

It feels like a million years since we last spoke.

I thought it only fair to share what’s been going on and why I’ve been so MIA.

I’ve been focusing so much on my yoga teachings, growing my students and improving my own techniques that I damn near forgot to write about it.

First things first I wanted to let you all know that I’ve set up my own yoga company! It’s something I’ve dreamed of for so long but I was holding on to a lot of fear. The ‘people like me don’t set up businesses’ kind of fear.

So I practised. A lot. And I surrounded myself with people who believe in me, and I spoke to my students and listened when people asked me for more classes. Eventually I realised, unless I started to believe in myself, nobody else would either. And I really believe in my teachings, my practice. It matters, it changed me and I know, I really, really know it can improve the lives of others too.

So that’s why I decided to set up The Northern Yoga Company. A yoga company for real, everyday people. People with jobs and children and busy schedules. People who are too nervous to try yoga and those who have practiced for years. I want to get people from all walks of life, of all abilities, into one classroom and I want us all to breathe and flow through a beautiful yoga practice. I want people to ask questions about more than just the physical. I want people to be brave and compassionate and trusting. I want to teach strength; both physical and emotional. I want people to leave with that famous ‘yoga high’ and arrive a week later desperate for more.

So I spent a few weeks searching for venues and eventually found a cute little spot in Hyde to trial the first set of yoga classes. It’s in a lovely hall surrounded by pretty gardens that provide the option of outdoor yoga, when weather permits.

My company is called The Northern Yoga Company and, thought small at present, I hope to be able to provide more yoga classes, meditation classes and workshops in the very near future.

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