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InMotion Massage at Ubuntu Event with Amy Gordon

Mar 05 2016

Ubuntu is an ancient word meaning “humanity for others”. In the spirit of Ubuntu, Jacob Lief, founded The Ubuntu Education Fund in 1999. This non-profit organisation provides a world-class and soul-inspiring health, education and social support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Recently, one of our clients, Amy Gordon, organised a fund raising event The London UbuntuLuxe in her Regent’s Park House. Apart from leading fashion brands selling their products there were also various health professionals-including Alicja- who made presentations and offered on-to-one consultations. Money raised from that event will help children of Port Elizabeth to have a brighter future.

To find out more about The Ubuntu Education Fund go to www.ubuntufund.org

 

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10 Days of Silence – Vipassana Meditation/ Australia / Brazil

Oct 01 2015

A gilr meditation on the beach 

One of India’s most ancient techniques,  meditation, was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more then 2500 ago.

VIPASSANA means “to see things as they really are”. It is a non-sectarian technique that can help us to become conscious of, and familiar with, our inner life. Regular practice can affect deeply our character.

I arrived, in Dhamma Rasmi Vipassana Meditation Centre in Queensland/ Australia, very curious but also quite nervous of how the next days would unfold. I was happy to know there were 70 other like me. The programme seemed quite tough, but only at first- walking up at 4:30am to meditate till 9pm, with few breaks in between. The guidance and learning I received where excellent and being silent did not bother me at all. However what took me by surprise was my own mind. It’s constant chatter gave me a real headache! There were other challenges too, aching back and some emotional turmoil.

Although I considered leaving at some point, I stayed and kept learning and practising. My efforts were reworded, pain and discomfort diminished. My mind became quieter and I felt more relaxed, there was a sense of slowing down, inside me and around. I started to enjoy it and when the retreat was coming to an end I felt quite peaceful and though if only I could always feel that way my life would be bliss. Unfortunately the intensity of this experience wore off quite quickly but my daily practice helps me to remember what is possible.

To find out more about the Vipassana Meditation and the centres, go to www.dhamma.org

I wholeheartedly recommend watching “Dhamma Brothers” and “Doing life doing Vipassana”, and reading
“The Art of Living” by S.N Goenka and William Hart. All are truly inspiring.

Barre Core – an intelligent workout

Feb 04 2015

New BC Kensington Studio

New BC Kensington Studio

Working progress - with my lovely client Anne and the amazing Chrissy Sundt

Working progress – with my lovely client Anne and the amazing Chrissy Sundt

Where the change happens

Yes, the long-anticipated launch of new BarrecoreKENSiNGTON had my local clients and I ecstatic. Given the lovely Niki Rein’s fast pace and stamina, it’s no wonder a new studio is opening every few months.

Barre workout has been part of my life from the moment I stepped into the Physique 57 studio in Beverly Hills. It was during one of my trips around California, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I hoped to find a place in London that would let me carry on.

Back home in the summer of 2013, I was lucky to hear from one of my clients about the first BarreCHELSEA studio and I decided to give it a try. This was the beginning of a completely new attitude towards training.

Barre classes are all about strength and grace. It’s a workout of high-intensity and low impact which focuses on the small muscle group. Each session will help you to strengthen, lengthen and tone your body. Be prepared to shake and as that’s “where change happens.” Looking through the eyes of a therapist it makes complete sense. It’s definitely one of the top forms of exercise I’ve come across.

Today, the roster includes a myriad exciting classes – my favourite being barreMIX followed by BarreSTRETCH (such a great combination) and finally BarreCARDIO – which is a fun alternative to the treadmill. There are online classes too so no excuse to skip the work out even if you’re a miles away.

The atmosphere at all of BC studios is great. Each person on the team is friendly, supportive, yet very demanding whilst pushing me to the limits.

Final thoughts on BC… You don’t need a ballet background or previous experience, but what you do need is stamina and grippy socks!

See you at the Barre…!

For more info go to www.barrecore.co.uk

Stylist magazine

Oct 06 2014

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