Everyone has time for a microadventure!

What did you get up to this weekend? I went on a microadventure. I try do this at least once a month. A good month usually has two microadventures. Never heard the term ‘microadventure’? I’ll let National Geographic’s ‘Adventurer of the Year’ (yes, thats a thing) Alastair Humphreys explain… Adventure is only a state of […]

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I basically tricked my students into ‘journaling’ this year!

Journaling has become rather ‘trendy’ lately. All the mindfulness practitioners and magazines are talking about the benefits… And for good reason!! I’ve certainly seen the benefits of keeping a journal, however I thought I would summarise a fantastic article by Thai Nguyen (from The Utopian Life) which you can read in full here. higher rates […]

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Eczema Friendly Banana Bread!

DISCLAIMER: No I didn’t give Hiro a slice, those cacao nibs are definitely not ‘dog friendly’… 😉 So, for the past two years I’ve tried to cook the perfect banana bread. Bananas have unique alkalising properties and are salicylate-free, making them the PERFECT fruit for people with skin allergies. However I kept failing miserably… Until […]

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TBB Homework #11 – Ballerina Tools!

Oooo we’re getting into the double digits now! Homework post number eleven! People are often asking what my favourite ‘tools’ and stretching aids are, so I thought I’d share my current top four. Watch the video for a quick demonstration and read the details below for links to purchase or find these bits and pieces. […]

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TBB Homework #10: What steps to expect (at the barre) during your first ballet lesson…

A bit different to my usual ‘homework’ posts, because it will most likely suit someone who hasn’t started their ballet journey yet… but I wanted to do something different to celebrate the tenth homework post! _______________ So, it’s your first ballet lesson tomorrow. Not sure what to expect? This should help. I’ve purposefully only shown […]

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TBB Homework #009 – Let’s chat about pirouettes…

Previous TBB Homework… Simple exercises to improve arabesque! Backs and Breathing! _________ This weeks homework is easy, because all you have to do is have a read!  There’s no at-home exercises or tutorials to follow. We’re just going to have a chat about pirouettes… What is a pirouette? A pirouette is a turn or spin* […]

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How I improved my eczema (AND gut, mood, sleep).

A little different to my usual posts, so let me start by prefacing with the following; Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Fact: I suffered from SUPER bad eczema and tried EVERYTHING. Also fact: I don’t anymore. Yay. As a ballet teacher, your […]

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TBB Homework #008 – Simple exercises to improve your arabesque!

Previous TBB Homework… Core Spinal Mobility Pre-Pointe Exercises Posture Back To Ballet (follow along barre!) Backs & Breathing ________________ This weeks ‘homework’ is three simple exercises that will improve your back strength, which results in lovelier arabesques, grande allegro and adage! There’s only three simple movements. Thoracic Squeeze – pop one hand over the other, […]

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