Yoga and Brunch Club

Yoga and brunch club…what can I guarantee? Hmmmm…
Good yoga, good food and good company.
What more would you want on a Sunday morning?

I am SO excited to be collaborating with the incredible Juice Smith in Cobham. It is a vegan cafe serving deliciously damn good juice, coffee and food.

The Juice Smith: Yoga and Brunch Club

Join us for Yoga and Brunch Club

On Sunday November 10th from 9AM I will be hosting a yoga and brunch club with the Juice Smith We will start with an invigorating and energising yoga practice, to wake you up and thus get you ready for your Sundays. We will be surrounded by their beautiful interior and a load of delicious juices!

Delicious brunch will be cooking during our sun salutations and then ready awaiting you for when we finish – doesn’t get better than that.
The Juice Smith is kindly allowing us 10% of the bill – reeeeesult!
Included in the ticket price is the yoga and a hot drink of your choice. They have a great selection of herbal teas and also all types of lattes, think beetroot, tumeric, chai…mmm!

Of course there is the option to leave after the yoga, I understand that people have plans on Sunday’s. However I would love to have brunch with you after the practice. It would be a pleasure to get to know you a little more and give you the opportunity to meet other like minded people.

The Juice Smith: Yoga and Brunch Club

The Juice Smith are my absolute favourite for completely guilt free, plant based, srum diddly rumptious food!
To see the menu please click here.

The Juice Smith: Yoga and Brunch Club

This event is open to absolutely anyone and everyone, so if you think it is something you’re friends or family may be interested in then share the event with them here.

Contact me to book on or pre buy your ticket by clicking here.

If you can’t make it this time then I really hope that this will be a regular thing, so make sure you make the next one!

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Gong Bath

You may not have ever heard of a Gong Bath or a sound bath before? Or perhaps you have and you have no clue what it is…
But you will most definitely have heard of the gong instrument.
Well, a gong bath is it is, as it sounds, the practice of bathing in the sound of a gong.

Tell me more…I hear you say…

It is said, “The sound and vibrational energy of gongs is an ancient and powerful tool used to help still the mind and allow the body to deeply relax.”

Gong Bath

So a gong bath or otherwise known as sound therapy is when a gong is played to aid healing. It is played softly to purely relax you. They are an amazing way to unwind and disconnect from anything that may be going on in your life. Disconnecting from anything in the past or future. By disconnecting we therefore start to beautifully connect with the present moment. Connect with the stillness. With how you feel right here, right now, in mind, body and breath, and how wonderful is that?

Benefits of a Gong Bath

There are many benefits of a gong bath including: lowers stress, decreases mood swings, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, teaches pain management, lowers risk of heart disease and stroke and improves sleep. Therefore it is a no brainer!!
But of course, it comes back to the idea of taking time out of our busy lives to stop and just receive.

Please see here for an example of what a gong bath would sound like:

…Imagine listening to this LIVE!! In a beautifully dim lit room, with cosy clothing and a blanket to keep you warm, surrounded by other yogis who are also experiencing the same thing.

…Imagine also listening to this after a deeply nourishing and grounding 45 minutes of yin yoga practice….pure bliss!!

That is why I have invited Coral from Om Sound Therapy (see here) to join us on November 17th for a gong bath following our usual yin yoga practice.

Coral is an amazing gong bath practitioner who may also use other instruments intuitively depending on what comes up on the evening.

All you have to do is lay, in stillness in order to absorb, feel and experience the incredible sounds and vibrations being played.

It is going to be a very, very special evening so I really hope you can join us for it, especially as it may be a completely new concept for you!

November 17th 6.00-7.30pm in Long Ditton Village Hall.
Bring warm clothes, blankets, pillows and an eye pillow if you would like. Bring water if you wish.
Contact me, email info@gracefulmindandbody.co.uk to book on or click here to pre book.

Tell absolutely everyone who you may think be interested, by sharing the event on facebook with them HERE!

I hope to see you there,

Grace x

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Yin and Healing Gongbath

Yin Yoga

We’ve all heard the saying ‘you are the yin to my yang’ but do you know what yin really means? And do you know what Yin Yoga is?

Well, let me tell you now, yin and yang are the opposite to each other.
Just like female, male. Dark, light. Cool, warm. Smooth, hard. Soft, Rough. Busy, still. Quiet. Loud.
And in life, we need both of all of these things. Because both of all of these things create a BALANCE.

Yin Yoga: Yin to my yang. This image shows the Yin and Yang sign and how having BOTH in your life, creates BALANCE!

Therefore, bringing that practice of yin yoga into your life can create a huge amount of balance.

Definition of Yin

The actual definition of the word yin is: the passive female principle of the universe, characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold.

So, in relation to Yoga, yin is the calmer, slower, more meditative form of the practice.

And this is quite the contrast to a more yang practice, where there are a lot of flows and standing on your feet. Yin yoga involves holding postures for anything from 1-5 minutes. You may hold a posture, which at first may not feel like much, but after 5 minutes in that shape, you really, really will.

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yin Yoga

Physically the practice of yin yoga does wonders. It improves flexibility, improves blood circulation, releases the deep connective tissue – fascia – and improves joint mobility.

Mentally, the practice of yin does even more wonders.
I will not lie to you; the most challenging part of yin yoga is being able to remain deeply connected to the practice, mentally.

Because holding postures for such long periods of times means that you are faced with complete stillness. And it is in this stillness where the mind will trick you, it will start to think about the things on your to do list you haven’t yet completed, the washing you haven’t done, what you’ll have for dinner, what happened last night when you were out. It will start to think about what the future holds for you, what you’re doing with your life blah blah blah blah blahhhh.

Yin Yoga: every other Sunday evening in Long Ditton Village Hall

The essence of Yin Yoga

So the real practice with yin and the essence of it comes with staying deeply connected to the physical sensations that arise from the postures and focusing on the breath.

And it is these two things that will take you out of your head and into your body….mhhhhhmmm.

What a luxury that is, to be able to take time out of your busy daily life, take time out of your head, for an hour of your day, to just breathe and feel. Because this is something that we all NEED to fit in.

In the definition of the word yin that I spoke of at the beginning,  refers to yin as earthy, because it forces you to slow down, dark because it brings up a lot of feeling and emotion and cold because in comparison to a yang practice where there is a lot of heat in the body created, yin is far more cooling.

And so as a result of practicing yin yoga, I can absolutely promise you that you will leave a yin practice feeling lighter, softer, more open and clear. Not just physically, but also mentally.

Join me for some Yin Yoga

I hold a beautiful fairy lit, candle lit, yin yoga fortnightly on a Sunday evening 6.00-7.00pm. Please see here for more information, because you do not want to miss out!

It is an especially great thing to implement into your week now that we are coming into the colder months, to nourish and ground you before the week ahead.

I hope you get to join me.
Grace x

Yin Yoga: we all need a bit of balance in our lives.

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I Am Enough Workshop

The first I Am Enough Workshop, at the beautiful studio Milo and the Bull in Clapham Junction was a HUGE success.

It was an honour to lead the ladies who attended the I Am Enough workshop through a powerful and transformative workshop. I carefully created this workshop combining my skills as a yoga teacher and Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner. The two wellness practices go hand in hand together!

The theme of the workshop was centered around I Am Enough. Through my studies and through my personal struggles, I believe that once we start believing I Am Enough, we can overcome all of our anxieties, fears, lack of confidence etc. Once we start believing I Am Enough, we can do anything.

Outline of the I Am Enough Workshop

I Am Enough Yoga Workshop in London, Yoga, Mindset and Hypnosis workshop with the theme I AM ENOUGH

So in this I Am Enough workshop we begun with a mindset discussion. In this there are some hands on exercises to get us really thinking about where in our lives we lack this feeling of being enough. We all lack in this feeling somewhere. Whether it is not good enough, pretty enough, thin enough, clever enough, funny enough etc. So each person figured out what their most important I Am not Enough was to them, to work with for the rest of the session. With the aim to free themselves from not being enough, to being enough.

Yoga and Hypnosis

After this we practiced a slow flow yoga class, to feed and nourish the body. Focusing on feeling the sensations to get out of our heads. Most of us in our daily lives live in our heads, constantly going from one thought to the next. So the purpose of this class was to get OUT OF THE HEAD and INTO THE BODY.
And then straight from the yoga practice we went into a group hypnosis session. Here I use powerful and descriptive words all around the idea I Am Enough.

The Rules of the Mind workshop to help people feel ENOUGH, I AM ENOUGH WORKSHOP
Yoga Practice followed by group hypnosis session to leave clients feeling I AM ENOUGH

The hypnosis straight after a yoga practice worked SO well because you are already in a deeply relaxed state. Then the hypnosis only takes you deeper into this state of relaxation. Being hypnotised in a group is also very powerful, as you feel the energy of everyone else in the room around you.

Finally, I gave out goody bags to all the lovely ladies who came, filled with all things to do with I Am Enough and self love. Brands like Space NK, Holland and Barratt kindly helped with this. The next goody bags are set to be even bigger and better!

i am enough display

It was an amazing, amazing, AMAZING workshop and I highly recommend you attending the next one.
To book on please click here, or for more information please contact me.

P.S. you are enough!!! <3

I Am Enough: The Importance of these 3 words

Are you away of the importance of these 3 words: I AM ENOUGH?

Well, I want you to say in your mind I AM ENOUGH.
Now I want you to say out loud I AM ENOUGH.

I AM ENOUGH, the 3 words that will change your life.

How does that make you feel? Does it make you cringe? Squirm? Feel uncomfortable? Or does it make you feel empowered? Strong? Connected? Well, all of the above feelings are normal and expected.

These three simple words, are probably the most important words you can say to yourself, every single day, and many, many times a day.


From previous content I have shared how our THOUGHTS affect our ACTIONS. So we must change our THOUGHTS in order to change any unhealthy actions or behaviour in our life.
And we have 60-80,000 thoughts a day.
I imagine for many of us, a big percentage of those thoughts are very self sabotaging: I can’t do that, I’m not good enough for that, I’m not clever enough, I’m not working hard enough, I haven’t achieved enough, she’s better than me, he’s better than me and it goes on and on and on…
But if we change this, so that a big percentage of those thoughts are positive and being kind to ourselves, imagine how much this would shift our actions and behaviours.

The Power of Our Thoughts in relation to I AM ENOUGH

I promise you, if you think I AM ENOUGH, enough times, you may actually start to believe it. And once you start to believe it, you will become it. You will become enough, not just for yourself but for everyone else around you. And once you believe you are enough you really can do anything!
So try replacing the self-sabotaging thoughts with I AM ENOUGH. Catch yourself when you start to engage in negative thinking and just keep repeating to yourself: I AM ENOUGH.

So, my lovely readers, for a 3-week period, I invite you to replace these self sabotaging thoughts with I AM ENOUGH and see the effects of it. Trust me, magic will happen. These 3 words: I AM ENOUGH, are so important and they will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!


If this is something that really interests you and hits a spot, then one of the main focuses when giving Rapid Transformational Therapy to my clients is helping them to feel completely and utterly enough, just as they are. Regardless of their past, their current situation and their future goals.
If you would like more information on this, please contact me for a consultation to see if this is something that may work for you.

I AM ENOUGH: it’s importance in Rapid Transformational Therapy

P.S. now that I understand how important this is, it is something I have been working with on a personal level for many months. So now I have I AM ENOUGH written on all my mirrors in my bedroom and bathroom, on my background on my phone, laptop and printed in a frame as artwork. And finally I understand the importance of these three words: I Am Enough.
It is EVERYWHERE so I am constantly reminding myself that I Am Enough.
Because I am.
And so are you.

I Am Enough written all over my room, to remind myself every single day, the importance of these 3 words. It is therapy for me <3

As always, if this is something you think any friends / family may benefit from then please share this with as many people as possible! <3

World Mental Health Day – Rules of The Mind

It’s World Mental Health Day and I would like to share some Rules of The Mind on this day.

We all know how important Mental Health is, not just so as humans we can survive, but so we can THRIVE and live the absolute best life we can.

There is so much information and content out there on Mental Health, that it can seem like a bit of a mind field (no pun intended, I promise!!!)

But, in fact, after recently completing my training in Rapid Transformational Therapy, the incredible curator of this course, Marisa Peer, teaches just how simple it can be to control our minds.

And in this short 10 minute video I share today on World Mental Health day, I outline some very simple RULES OF THE MIND, which once you understand these, can be hugely beneficial towards managing and controlling the mind. The link to the video is here:

https://youtu.be/bw3EoxlaNgs

And controlling the mind is imperative. In yoga we refer to the mind as ‘the monkey mind,’ others refer to the mind as a ‘wild horse’ that we must tame.
It has also been suggested that we have around 60-80,000 thoughts a day – that is a lottttt of thoughts!!

So just like we exercise our bodies to keep them in tact, we must exercise our minds, to manage the monkey and tame the horse.

I hope you enjoy the video; please share with anyone you may think will benefit from it and let me know what you think!
 
Any questions of course, send away.

Information on my Rapid Transformational Therapy can be found HERE.
It is incredibly powerful and transformative, by name.

p.s. YOU ARE ENOUGH,
Grace xx

What is Hypnosis?

Since launching the Rapid Transformational Therapy / RTT, which is heavily based upon hypnosis, I have had a lot of questions asking me what hypnosis is.

Now, hypnosis is something we’ve all heard of, but I am sure few of us actually know what it is.

Maybe it has been portrayed as a magic, as woo woo, as a hippie guy in his caravan with a pendulum swing telling you to ‘look into my eyes, look into my eyes…..’

But no, in terms of how I use hypnosis within RTT, hypnosis is simply a way to relax you.

It is not magic, it is not woo woo, it is a science.

It allows you to drop into a deeply relaxed state, where the conscious mind goes to sleep and the subconscious mind is wide-awake.

In this state, you become extremely suggestible.

And so I will give you a range of suggestions, depending on the specific problem we are working with, in order to create new patterns of thought.

But you will not feel any out of body, weird, crazy experience. You will just feel deeply, deeply relaxed. This is why it goes so well with the yoga, as a deep yoga practice can have similar effects.

And with the subconscious mind wide awake, it is easier to get to the route cause of whatever problems you are facing.

Things start to come up, that perhaps you have brushed under the carpet for so many years and completely forgotten about.

And once we’ve got to the route cause of the problem, I will then read a 10-20 minute script to you. This will be an extremely powerful, descriptive and repetitive script to help you overcome the problem. This part of the session is recorded and you will listen to this recording for 21 days, in the hope that after those 21 days you will be free.

I cannot recommend this powerful, transformative method enough!

Rapid Transformational Therapy is also based upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP and psychosis.

Take a look through my website to see what I offer and contact me if you would like to book in for a 15 minute consultation.

I AM ENOUGH WORKSHOP: Yoga and Group Hypnosis

After launching this new aspect to my business, Rapid Transformational Therapy / RTT, I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting an I AM ENOUGH workshop on 20th October, 11.30am-2.00pm at the beautiful space Milo and The Bullin Clapham Junction.

It’ll be filled with a deeply nourishing and grounding yoga class followed by a powerful, transformative group hypnosis session, to leave you feeling completely and utterly enough, just as you are.

Included in the price will be light, healthy snacks, teas and a carefully crafted beautiful goody bag filled with all things self love.

Rapid Transformational Therapy is an incredible method, and I can’t wait to share this workshop with you, incorporating some of the techniques from RTT and yoga practice.

The price for the workshop will be £30, please book on via the event brite

Look forward to seeing you on the mat!

p.s. YOU ARE ENOUGH!

For more information on RTT please click here
For more information on Yoga please click here

Summer Grounding Flow

How is it 1st August already?? We’re speeding through the summer months! That’s why I have created a summer grounding flow for you all.

summer grounding flow, yoga video

It’s that time of year where there is so much going on, particularly a lot of socialising and holidaying! That with the summer heat, our energy during this time is very high and very yang.So it is really important we take the time ground, to draw some of this energy in, and try to create a balance.
That’s why I’ve created a really short summer grounding flow – less than 5 minutes – so there is absolutely no excuses about not having enough time to do it!!

Watch it over a few times, familiarize yourself with the movement and then take your time in each position. As always, the practice of yoga is simply the practice of being with your body and your breath. Try not to rush through it and have it as another thing to just tick off your to-do list. 

Take your time, move softly, gently, and breathe…

In through the nose, out through the nose.

I strongly suggest you practicing outside as well – it is a very sensual and pleasurable experience – there is something about the gentle breeze. 

Enjoy and as always send any feedback my way.

For more information on my yoga classes please see here.

Namaste x

Post runners flow

We all know what it’s like after a long run, we want to get back ASAP jump in the shower and make a huge plate of food! But we must remember to stretch stretch stretch to release all the muscles we’ve just used. That is why I have create a POST RUNNERS FLOW for you to follow easily from the comfort of your own home.

post runners flow, yoga video, youtube

Here is the little post runners flow for you to use after a run or even a long walk.

Let me know what you think! Please share with friends, family or anyone you may think will benefit!

If you would like to come along to my yoga classes please see here more information.

Enjoy <3