Hannah Bimpson with koala, raising money for the wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in The Hub’s yoga/meditation fundraiser on Thursday 30 January at SenSpa in Brockenhurst. We’ve raised just over £1,000 for the animals and wildlife that have been blighted by the bushfires in Australia For two months Australia has been ravaged by the fires. The toll this uncontrollable firestorm has taken…

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Organic natural handmade yoga bolsters

Welcome to our newest product editions to The Hub: Claudia Davies’s Studio Knoga yoga bolsters which are lovingly supporting and warming our yogis on these cold winter mornings and evenings… Handmade by our very own yoga teacher Claudia Davies, these bolsters are crafted by her in her knitwear design studio in The New Forest. They…

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Bushfires in Australia, fundraiser to help animals

This is a poem written by a friend of The Hub who was forced to abandon his house in New South Wales on Boxing Day due to the Australian bushfires. His words say it all… this tragedy has broken the hearts of the Australians, its destruction relentless and irreversible. We are raising funds for the…

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Demystifying some of the misconceptions about ashtanga yoga

Forget the myth that ashtanga is hard! Our ashtanga yoga teacher Zoë Porter demystifies some of the misconceptions about ashtanga yoga. With its set sequence of rhythmic poses, this traditional form of yoga means you know exactly what your class holds in store – go with the flow of the sequence and you relax into…

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Woman doing yoga on the beach with the word namaste written in the sand at her feet

Pleased to tell you that come September we will have yoga for you first thing at The Hub five days a week! We’ve got three new yoga instructors joining our successful team, so there’s some serious yogic peace at your disposal to set you up for the day ahead. From fitness yoga for those who want…

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lotus flower and its connection the mantra om

How often have you chanted ‘om’ at the end of a yoga class without realising what it means? Clare Collins, one of our yoga instructors, has introduced us to a great book about yoga that we just have to share with you! Each week through summer she has been reading us extracts from Myths of the…

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Beginners' yoga class

Yoga is at last being recognised by the NHS. We at The Hub know of course about yoga’s profound health and well-being benefits – and have been banging on about them since we launched! Here’s what we’ve said in the past: that it is so beneficial that yoga should be on the NHS, and would…

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Vinyasa yoga with Varvara Dranidis

A huge welcome to Varvara Dranidis, who will be offering vinyasa yoga first thing on Wednesdays Varvara’s dynamic vinyasa yoga is a beautiful mix of strengthening but also softening and releasing asanas (poses) to encourage you to let go. Incorporating breath work (pranayama), alignment, mindfulness and challenges for focus and fun… As Varvara is also…

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The latest research proves what so many of us have known for eons: we should all do yoga for PMS, period pains and hormonal mood swings. Scientists at King’s College London have reviewed every yoga study on the subject over the past 20 years and come to the conclusion that: Yoga improves irregular and painful…

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Our yoga instructor Shelley Edwards explains how to get breathing properly through yoga. Our breathing is a vital tool we can all use for reducing stress, improving health and operating at our best   Are you breathing properly? Noticing and understanding how we are breathing is a huge step to living a more balanced and calmer…

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