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So here we are, coming to the end of what has felt like an entire decade squashed into one month. Slight exaggeration… But depending on what you’ve set out to achieve, maybe it has felt like a long, slow start to the year and that’s ok!
Or maybe you’re flying through it. Which in that case…

Well done! Keep going!

Do you remember…

At the beginning of the year we asked you to share your 2020 intentions with us to help make you accountable, and to offer our support inspiring actions and helping you grow towards achieving your goals!
So, how are you getting on?

It seems as though there’s huge amounts of pressure at the beginning of the year to make changes, be a better version of ourselves, or to achieve a number of things all at once…

But it’s not as easy as setting a goal and successfully achieving it straight off the bat, which is what we sometimes expect, and too often we’re left feeling disheartened when we don’t make a quick progression.

Achievement is a process and it takes time. Every tiny action we take towards achieving our goals makes a huge difference – we just have to trust time and be patient with ourselves.

So, If you’re not quite on track with what you set out to do this January, then don’t worry. Start again, use what you have, and do what you can!

Another Day, Another Chance

Lets see what February brings and we’ll check in again at the end of next month!

Peace & Love

It’s pretty self explanatory. Show yourself some love.


So, if it’s so simple why does it often get pushed to the back burner of our minds?

Maybe because it’s not important, maybe we’re too busy, maybe everybody or everything else comes first, etc, etc. But it doesn’t take much to show ourselves a little love each day. Even the tiniest steps can make the biggest differences. We just need to be aware.


Give it a go with these simple self love steps we’ve put together!

STEP 1

  • Recognise that you are an individual in this world. No two people are the same. Each of us are unique in our own beautiful way and that’s what makes us, us!  So be proud of that!
Top Tip:- Take a moment to digest that each and every day!
If you practice yoga, you could build a self love mantra into Shavasana.

Check out 10 Powerful Self Loving Mantras, use these or create your own based on what’s important to you!

https://www.gaia.com/article/10-powerful-self-loving-mantras

STEP 2

  • We can only ever do our best, and if we truthfully put 100% effort into everything we do, we can’t possibly give anything more or anything less. We do exactly what we are capable of doing in that given moment. So, getting annoyed  because you hit a wall, or didn’t quite overcome an obstacle in the way you’d have liked is pretty useless. Instead of beating yourself up about it, embrace it. Embrace the journey you are on and any mistake you make and know that you are learning at each and every moment given to you.
Top Tip:- Try changing your perspective on obstacles. Instead of being an obstacle, maybe they’re a stepping stone to get you to where you want to be.

STEP 3

  • Everyone has a different view on what’s important in life and focuses all their energy into those things. There’s certainly a few things we often experience through our lifetime and it may be the fact there’s so much to do, so many people to care for, and many things we need to take into consideration within our busy lives. More often than not, we forget to stop and realise our own significance in the universe. In the midst of caring for everybody else, we forget to care for ourselves! Self-care is important so don’t put it off, or wait until you can fit it into your schedule.
Top Tip:- instead apply it each and every day. For each day – write down something in the form of self care that you’ll do for you! To make sure you take care of you!

STEP 4

  • Remember, everybody has their imperfections and nobody is perfect. There are strengths and areas to grow in all of us, so don’t sell yourself short and try not to make comparisons because by doing so this can make us feel low about our worth.
Top Tip:- Start celebrating your strengths and begin to see your ‘weaknesses’  as opportunities to grow!

STEP 5

  • Sometimes, the person that gives us the hardest time is in fact ourselves. We’re hard on ourselves, and we get away with it too! So it becomes a constant cycle of negativity.  We’ve all heard the term ‘treat people the way you wish to be treated’ So put this into practice and treat yourself how you’d expect others to treat you. Sometimes the things we say to ourselves are the most awful, demeaning things anyone could ever say. Instead of drilling into yourself how rubbish you are, reframe—and use language that builds you up and creates those positive feelings!  
Top Tip:- Practice being kind to yourself like you would to others, and talk to yourself in a loving way

STEP 6

If you’d like a little more guidence then you’re in luck, because we’ve got an afternoon dedicated to self love at The Studio! Indulge yourself in an afternoon of all things you. Take the time to appreciate and indulge your mind body and soul with a feel good few hours just for you! Leave The Studio feeling empowered, rejuvenated and LOVED!

Top Tip:- Click the link below to reserve your self love spot!

https://thestudio.gymmasteronline.com/portal/account/bookclass/39

PEACE & (SELF) LOVE

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LOVE at The Studio

22/01/2020

Everyone needs a little love!

When: Sunday 16th February
Where: The Studio
Time: 13:30-16:00

A day dedicated to all things L O V E (including chocolate, because everybody loves that, right?)

What to expect on the day

  • Heart opening yoga flow with Nicole (1 hr)
  • Self love lettering (30 min)
  • Yoga Nidra & Meditation with Karen (1hr)
  • Tea & treats to finish

MEET NICOLE

Nicole is one of our much loved yogi instructors here at The Studio!
She’s trained in both Dharma and Yin styles of yoga. The Sunday session will be focused on heart openers such as Bridge pose, fish pose, and dancers pose to name a few! A little reminder to open our hearts and be kind to ourselves and each other this valentines & always!

MEET KAREN

We’re super excited to welcome Karen to The Studio for the first time! Karen teaches yoga, meditation and rhythmic breathing with the focus of transforming everyday stresses through mindfulness, mantra and movement. Karens workshop will be focusing on meditative techniques of Yoga Nidra to relax & release the mind, body and soul.

Check out Karen’s website for more!

http://www.stateofmind.be/home-page

Price for the day

  • Members (Anybody with a monthly membership or class pass pack) : £35
  • Non-members: £45

To book click the link below

https://thestudio.gymmasteronline.com/portal/account/bookclass/39

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the run up to Valentines!

Peace & love

For most of us a new year means a new challenge. Dry January, Veganuary or some type of new health kick. These seem to be some of the most popular ones. Instead of partying the weekend away (because some of us definitely did enough of that over Christmas) we tend to opt for a healthier option, because new year, new you right?

So, if you’re opting for a little less partying, or thinking of making some changes to your diet, what can you spend your free ‘party’ time doing ?

Winter Walks

Just because the sun is in more than it is out, doesn’t mean you can’t be out! Getting outdoors in the winter months isn’t just refreshing, it’s healthy too, here’s why!

Good source of vitamin D! If you come across a clear winters day with the sun shining, stop what you’re doing and make the most of it! Vitamin D is good for keeping the bones strong! Not only that, it can be a a real mood booster! And for the best bit, its absolutely free – exactly what you want post Christmas!

Tatton Park, Cheshire

https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/10-cheshires-most-stunning-walks-10895767

Dinner Parties

In January instead of going out for dinner why not organise a dinner party. Get a group of friends together, decide which one of you is going to host and each cook something to bring to the party! That way you’re socialising, spending less money, and you know exactly what is in your food!

For those of you who are vegan and all the January vegans out there, why not take a look at the recipes posted on BBC Food!

We’ve picked some of our favourites, check out the website for more.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/vegan-dinner

Or there’s something for everybody on Jamies website!
Check out that chicken!

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/occasion/dinner-party/

Introduce a new hobby

Hobbies are great for a number of things!

  • Relieve stress and boost
  • Meet new friends and build more connections
  • Find a new passion
  • Develop new skills
  • Possibility of bringing in additional income.

Have a browse on trip advisor to see local events and activities!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186232-Activities-c41-Cheshire_England.html

Organising

Spend your weekend preparing for the week ahead!

Here’s 5 top tips to get you started!

  1. Make a list of everything you need to do and check off the tasks as you do them.
  2. Use a calendar, a digital one with alerts & notifications can be a great tool to keep you on track.
  3. Tidy up – a clear room is a clear mind. Spend a few minutes at the weekend tidying to keep on top of it.
  4. Plan your meals in advance – helping save time during the week.
  5. Create a morning and bedtime routine – one in which you plan and review each day.

We hope January is treating you well so far and you’re managing to keep up with everything you’ve set out to do!

Here’s to a smashing 2020!

Mindful meditation for everyone

Top 5 Best Meditation Apps

If we are sure about anything it’s how much we have had to adapt over the past few months! We are all trying hard to find our way in this new world and be our fittest, healthiest, best self. More often than not this becomes exhausting and results in feelings of negativity.

Sometimes all we need to take a moment to relax, take a deep breath and ground ourselves. Giving ourselves the space to breathe and create a clear and focused mind to make the most of each day. Meditation is a simple exercise to integrate into your routine with huge benefits. Studies suggest using this practice on average 5-10 minutes a day can reduce stress, improve your emotional health and enhance self-awareness. Therefore, below we have included some of The Studio favourites and the worlds best meditation apps ready to help prepare you for whats to come.

Apps

Calm

Price: Download for free with optional in-app purchases

Google Rating: 5*

This app is perfect for those who are new to the world of meditation, offering a seven day beginners program with simple calming exercises to help focus on your breathing techniques whilst clearing your mind. They also provide a ‘calm Kids’ section for those aged between 3-17 years old so your children can feel relaxed too. Furthermore, they include a library for ‘sleep stories’ so you can fall asleep feeling content.

Headspace

Price: 14 day free trial (optional subscription after)

Google Rating: 5*

This app creates personalized plans based on information you provide focusing on balancing your life with their mindfulness techniques for daytime use, focusing on training your mind and body to fulfil a happier lifestyle. To make full use of this app they also provide sleep music tracks and nature soundtracks to help give you a blissful night sleep

Aura

Price: 7 days free trial (optional subscriptions after)

Google Rating: 5*

This app provides you with a personalized plan based on questions asked at the beginning of your experience. Aura presents you with a daily meditation practice based on your answers. This app is also compatible with the ‘Apple watch’ and aims to reduce stress and increase positivity.

Insight Timer

Price: 7 days free trial (optional subscriptions after)

Google Rating: 5*

This app gives you the most hands-on experience when it comes to practicing meditation compared to all other apps. It also includes discussion groups and community features, known as “a social network for mediators”. Including ambient music and soundtracks to calm the mind.

10% Happier

Price: 7 days free trial (optional subscriptions after)

Google Rating: 5*

This app was created to motivate those who might lose sight along the way due to their busy lifestyles with weekly updates, so it never feels like a chore. Daily videos and guided meditations teach you what to do in the simplest way possible, including a range of content showing ways to manage stressors such as anxiety.

What’s your favourite way to meditate? Let us know in the comments below!

PARKING UPDATE

08/01/2020

Hi All, 

As “The Dairy Ground” becomes a busy hub, with vehicles entering and exiting the businesses to The Studio, UP and Alderley Day Nursery, we would like to remind all our customers and visitors to take extra care when manoeuvring vehicles in our car park area, and as pedestrians when walking in and out of the nursery building. 

The safety of our customers is paramount and over the past couple of months several measures have been put in place to improve the car park situation as follows.

  • Lighting – additional outdoor lighting has been erected to assist with visibility in these darker months;
  • Signage – additional signage has been added to direct visitors into parking bays and to remind visitors to drive slowly;
  • Speed Bump – a speed ramp has been fitted to slow traffic entering and exiting our neighbouring sites; 
  • Flexibility – we have agreed a more flexible parking arrangement with our neighbouring businesses to assist during the varying peak times;
  • Communication – we are writing to all customers of The Dairy Ground, requesting their cooperation in making the site a safe place for pedestrians and, in particular, small children.

In addition to the above, please find below our request to you…

  • Please drive very slowly and look out for moving vehicles, pedestrians, and in particular, small children;
  • Reverse park your vehicle in our bays to provide better visibility on exit – if you need to forward park, please take extra care to check for clearance before reversing your vehicle out of a bay.

Together we can make our car park a safer place. Thank you for your consideration. 

Kind regards, 

The Studio Team 

JANUARY OFFERS

07/01/2020

It’s January and we want you to smash your goals this year just as much as you do!
So if yoga is how you plan to do it then here’s a few offers to kickstart that motivation and get the goals smashing!

6:30AM COFFEE CLUB

Come along to any 6:30am class throughout January and your morning coffee is on us!
(Tea too if that’s a bit of you)

* One hot drink per yogi

JAN SUPER SHRED



If you want to take your yoga to the next level, challenge yourself to complete 15 classes within 30 days! Sign up in January to take on the challenge!

– £100 for 15 classes
– Suitable for existing members
– Any unused classes will discontinue after 30 days

YOU CAN DO THIS!




JANUARY INTRO OFFER

Sign up in January for 2 months unlimited yoga!

– £120 for 2 months, usually £130!
– Available for new members only

SET YOUR INTENTIONS

As valued members of our community, we want to support your growth as much as possible, and in every way we can. Everything we do at The Studio is to inspire actions, so we’ve put a little pledge system together to help you reach your full potential!

Decide what your 2020 intentions are and share them with us through this link! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VMWRBRZ

Following your entry, we will continually support you smashing your goals and intentions through rewards to keep you motivated throughout the year!

You’re probably wondering where the offer is, our support and guidance of course. Oh and there’s a coffee or smoothie on us for anybody that sets their intentions with us! Just pop in and see us!