"I'm really struggling today." ~ "You can go into child's pose."

I didn’t know it walking into hot yoga at Lumi Power Yoga Hammersmith yesterday, but I desperately needed the lesson teacher Katie and her assistant Christina taught me. It was one of the most intense classes I have been to in my many years of practicing yoga, but also one of the most meaningful. (In all honesty, most all classes are meaningful to me, but this one had that extra special punch to it.) The theme seemed to be about letting go…. “Let go of your morning. Let go of your week. Let go,” were the words Katie used to guide us in the beginning.

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NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play Comes to Family Support, Fulham Central Children's Centre

It was an honour to be invited to the announcement of the NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play campaign at the Fulham Central Children’s Centre, the first London Authority to launch the campaign. The event was attended by Leader of H&F Council, Stephen Cowan, and CEO of the NSPCC, Peter Wanless, Family Support Managing Director Peter Watt and stakeholders in Hammersmith and Fulham children's wellbeing.

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PICNIC Parenting: A Mindful Parenting Technique For Those Challenging Moments

When the kids don't want to brush their teeth before bed and we are tired and ready for me time, the easiest solution often seems to raise our voice and loose our cool. Or is it?

How about we first press our internal pause button and introduce some mindfulness into our interaction with the kids? It can really help us enjoy family time more by learning to respond to each other in a calmer more rational manner.

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The London Mindful Living Show: An Amazing Community To Help With Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Life

We want to share some of the amazing creators, products and companies we came across at the Mindful Living Show, as it can be so helpful to have products and organisations in your life that can help with sleep, relaxation, meditation, yoga, anxiety and stress. There were many great exhibitors and groups, but here are a few of our favourites.

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Help Us Bring More Om:Pop Mindfulness Pop-Ups To London Families!

At HERE, our goal is to create happy, healthy households worldwide through mindful practice. From stress to mental health issues, families are in critical need of wellbeing support and resources are lacking. One way in which we aim to introduce mindfulness to families is through our Om:Pop… We would love to have your support to bring more Om:Pops to London!

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Om:Pop Family Yoga + Brunch @ Kindred, Hammersmith 

We are so excited to invite you to Om:Pop Family Yoga + Brunch this March! The event will be held in the most beautiful space at Kindred in Hammersmith, London during their opening weekend on the 3rd March and we would love for London families to join us!

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Here + More Yoga - Kids and Family Yoga Workshops

Jen from HERE is teaming up with Kelly at More Yoga to provide fun and exciting new Family and Children’s Yoga workshops in North London. Read more about the benefits of family and children’s yoga here.

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A Family Gratitude Ritual

Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot from other parents on “comparison,” and how it can be so easy to fall into the trap of comparing your life to others. We want to help offer advice for breaking this cycle of thought and shift your brain to kinder, more positive ways of thinking. Thank you Karin for sharing your thoughts with all of us, and we hope you enjoy!

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Axel Recommends: Ommie and the Magical Garden

“Hello, is this your magical garden?” The story and the pictures are just adorable as you follow Ommie on her adventure encountering animals in the magical garden, and made it a lot of fun for Axel to do the poses along with the pages. He really loves cats, so got a big tickle out of seeing Cat Pose.

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Christmas Deal! Private Family Yoga With Jen in Your Home + Mindful Gift Bag

Ho, ho, ho the mistletoe, Christmas Roast, presents and Santa! There is always a lot of excitement around the holidays and sometimes you need a break. So why not gift your family or friends an experience- the joy of Family Yoga!

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Fun Stocking Stuffers and Christmas Gifts With A Mindful Twist

There are so many amazing products out there to help you and your family integrate yoga and mindfulness into your household routine, so we thought we’d put a collection together for you to consider! There’s no doubt you’ll have your little yogis learning the power of breath to relax and the joy of a Tree Pose for focus in no time! Not to mention, all of these gift ideas provide ideas for activities that are great for quality time and family bonding too. Enjoy! xo

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Weekly Mindfulness Toolbox 1: Bravery and Courage

Here For You For Them Weekly Mindfulness Toolbox: The focus for this week is “Bravery and Courage.” Find a family activity for every day focused on this theme.

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Joy, Laughter, Relaxation and Sparks of Creativity: Results You May See From Mindful Little Yogis

Mindful Little Yogis is truly for everyone. The tips and guidance even work great for every day parenting situations such as calming down time before bed, times for when you want your child to “Please listen” and many other situations including for when you just want to bond and need fun activities to do!

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Jen's New Family Yoga Class- What To Expect!

For those of you who may be interested in attending or learning more about my new Family Yoga classes at Hot Yoga Peckham, I thought it would be a nice idea to write about my last session so you can get a better idea of what to expect!

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‘Rest Your Mind Time’- Mindfulness At Age 4

A 4 Year Olds Mindfulness routine in Nursery- what you can learn from it and how to bring it into your own home.

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