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Award Entries and September Stupidity!

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Award Entries and September Stupidity!

September has been stupid!

Well it's fair to say that September has been a busy month at Yogabomb HQ.

September Stupidity has been an amazing success, 126 eager yogis signed up for 30 days of hot yoga for £30.  An absolute bargain for some!!  Some people just stuck to their usual 1 or 2 classes a week, still getting a saving on their regular price, others decided to really go for it and take the challenge.

We have 2 days left until the end of the month, this last week has seen a last minute flurry of bookings to get that final class in before September ends.  It has been a great way to reward  current Yogabombers, rekindle past Yogabombers and introduce new Yogabombers to the studio and to hot yoga in York.

Feedback has been really positive and the energy and vibe in and around the studio is awesome!  Lots of yogis have found their flow and detoxified their bodies like never before!

In a few days time I will collate the totals for the month and see who is chief Yogabomber and every name will be entered into the prize draw.

Award Entries are in!

I also decided to enter for a few women in business awards this month.  As if I don't have enough on with September Stupidity - I had to write thousands of words about myself and my business.  It sounds pretty easy but I found it so hard!  But to be fair once I got going I found it hard to keep within the word count!  Anyway I entered Yogabomb/me for the Best Business in Health and Wellness Industry and for the Most Inspiring Business Woman categories.  Nothing like leaving it until the last minute, the deadline was Tuesday 5pm and I posted mine on Monday with guaranteed delivery.  Fortunately they did receive my entry and I now have to wait to find out if I'm a finalist! The shortlist of finalists are announced next week so at least I don't have to wait long.

Entering these awards has made my realise how much I have achieved in the last eighteen months and how awesome I am! - No, seriously - how awesome Yogabomb has become.

I opened the yoga studio and put on the classes and teachers...... but it's all you wonderful yogis who turn up day after day, week after week, to find your flow on your mat, to live your yogic journey.  You guys make it all worthwhile..... Namaste. xx

 

 

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Why Yoga?

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Why Yoga?

Being a wife, a mum of 3 young children, a hotel owner and having 3 energetic dogs, people often ask me why I decided to add more stress to my already busy life by wanting to open my own hot yoga studio.
Good point really!
I would like to think that I'm the sort of person that thrives on being manically busy.  I don't like to be sat down resting, there's always 101 things that I could be doing.
However, saying that the stresses and strains of living this way (and also being a self-confessed control freak) do take their toll on my mental health.  I have had a few battles with depression over the years and needed a little extra help along the way.
Then I discovered Yoga
Yoga gave me the headspace that I needed to function effectively.  I was able to use Yoga to help give me much needed mental clarity and to find calm when everything around me was moving at 200mph. It's amazing the power of a downward dog!
I began practising once a week, then twice, then more and more. I was hooked.  Then a good friend and I would find new yoga classes and styles to go and try together, enjoying the diversity of yoga styles available.  I LOVED hot yoga, it was the one that I kept going back to and wanted more of.  The feeling I got when I finished a class was exactly what I needed both physically and mentally.  I like to feel like I have done a monster work out, I like to sweat and ache the next couple of days.  Hot yoga gave me all of this and also helped release my mental state of mind! After 6 years I was able to come off my medication and yoga became my new medicine!
Then all of a sudden all 3 of my children were going to be in full time education.. what to do?
Again I kept going back to hot yoga, it was a real passion of mine and it motivated and inspired me.  My husband was complaining about being a 'yoga widow' as I was always going to classes or practising at home.
Then on a family holiday to the States I was chatting all things yoga with my spiritual sister and it hit me.. I needed to open my own studio, my own hot yoga studio.  I truly believe in things happening for a reason.  I had been shown the path that I needed to take and this was to be the next step in my yoga journey.  The wheels had started turning...
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