TBB Homework #12 – Effective Splits Routine

Previous TBB Homework includes; Ballerina Tools What steps to expect at your first lesson… Pirouettes Improve your arabesque! ________________ I know some of you are very excited about this one because it’s probably the most requested! This video is for anyone wanting to improve their splits and apply some focus and thought behind their stretching […]

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Almond & Oat Bars by Ballerina Bites

This week I had a couple of parents ask me for some healthy snack ideas. My usual go-to is anything fresh; celery, carrots or cucumber dipped in hummus. However, sometimes you just want a damn cookie! Or something cake-y. I do cook a rather yummy, eczema friendly, banana bread from ‘The Eczema Detox’ book by […]

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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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