POWER YOGA ...... mind and body in harmony.....

Saturday, 26 March 2011


I have recently decided to add on another course to my studies - Pilates!!!  It seems to be really big over here in Dubai so I am curious to see if it has as many amazing benefits that Yoga brings to the body and mind. I am currently studying for my Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer City and Guilds REPS Level 3 status and once this is completed, which will be within the next few months,  I can then go on to complete my Pilates qualification. I believe you should never stop learning and expanding your boundaries, both physically and mentally, so I can't wait to start on the Pilates course! 
Namaste x x

Class Update!

I am currently taking some classes at Core Direction http://www.coredirection.com/ located in Dubai Marina.   My next class will be this coming Monday at 8.30pm Monday 28th March.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Physics of the Quest!

This is a little saying I heard from the film Eat, Pray, Love!  It's one of my favourite films and I just love the following words that are said in the film - 

In the end I have come to believe in the physics of the quest. A force of nature gathered by law is as real as the law of gravity. The rules of the quest of physics goes like this ...........................

If your brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments, and set off on a truth seeking journey, either externally or internally and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a healer and if you are prepared most of all to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be held from you. 
Lucy x


I will also be holding classes monday 21st march , saturday 26th march and monday 28th march at core direction studio at 8.30pm . The location is Dubai marina mall , located on the marina level of the waves building by damac next to the marina sail building. http://www.coredirection.com/ .


The power yoga in which i teach is not just simply a body and fitness workout , i always try to bring the body and mind together , to connect with ourselfs , our emotions , thoughts and feelings . I believe yoga is also a spiritual pratice , it can help and heal both the body and mind . Within our bodies are energy points named chakras , sometimes these can become blocked by holding in all our feelings ,  personal past emotions and experiences within our bodies ,  these burried emotions are so unhealthy for the body and mind ,brininging the body and mind out of balance and out of alignement.  Emotions such as anger , grief , hurt and fear from our past  can maninfest and damage our health causing digestive problems , anxiety , stress , depression , headaches and many other health issues and when we are in pain and experience these emotions  we can become self centred , less caring and selfish towards others , through yoga we can unblock these blockages and bring healing to ourselves leading us to become more self less , kind , gartefull , and sympathetic to the pain and welfare of others and bringing our body and minds back into alignement and to become more  balanced . Its so important to take care of our bodies through exercise and yoga and more important to find a good sincere teacher to help you along the way .    Namaste x lucy x

Friday, 18 March 2011


It has been proven that yoga can help you both mentally and physically. Sometimes we don't always feel our best and  become depressed and overwhelmed by life and when that happens exercise is the last thing on our minds. I cannot stress enough how important yoga is to help improve your mood, well-being and restoring your health. When we exercise we give off feel good chemicals, the brain releases positive chemicals called neurotransmitters and endorphins which make you feel happier.  When we are sad or depressed the immune system becomes low and has a major impact on your health, you become more at risk to diseases and colds etc. So here are a few of my tips to help you feel better and improve your mood and cope with everyday life stresses.  Stick with me and you will learn to stay fit, happy and healthy and love the body you have!

1 - THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS - ( read my previous blog called THE SECRET) Positive thinking boosts your immune system, every time you think something bad, something negative, immediately replace it with something good, something positive.  For example, instead of thinking I'll never have the body I wish for, change it for I love my body and I respect my body and will nourish my body with healthy food and exercise.
When you are feeling bad did you know you can change it in a instant?  Do the following -

2 - MUSIC - Put on a beautiful piece of music or your favourate song.  Music can help uplift your mood and get you in the mood for exercise, sing and dance to the music, it really will change your emotions for the better.

3 - THOUGHTS - Think of something beautiful, think of a baby or someone you truely love and dwell on that, really keep that thought in your mind and block everything out but that thought.  I guarantee you will start to feel good instantly.

4 - MAKE A LIST - Make a list and keep it with you, listing all of the things in your life you are grateful for - having a healthy body and healthy family and friends.

5 - EAT WELL - Never deprive yourself of food.  Eat little and often, nourish your body with lots of nutritious foods.  These foods act like a medicine to your body and heal your body. Foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, quiona, brown rice, salads and lentils. For snacks I love cereal bars which contain dried  fruit and nuts and for a treat I love dark chocolate and vegan chocolate ice cream.  Don't beat yourself up if you over indulge the odd day with not so good foods, it's not the end of the world, so long  as most of the time you try to eat healthily.

6 - LOVE YOURSELF - Be kind to yourself and your body.  Love yourself for who you are. Treat yourself this way and others will treat you the same.

7 - START SMALL - If going to the gym seems too overwhelming to start with then go for a power walk or do some gentle stretching at home first and build yourself up slowly. Come to my yoga class and afterwards you will never have felt so good!

8 - FRESH AIR - Try walking to work or the shops instead of taking the car, use the stairs instead of the lift, sit outside during your lunch break.  It is really important to spend time outdoors even if its only for a few minutes a day.  An active lifestyle will quickly get you back into regular workouts.

9 - BE SOCIAL - Call your friends and family for a chat, look at old photos, it has been proven to make people feel happier. 

10 - STICK WITH IT - Stick with your workout or yoga class, never feel disheartened if you get tired or out of breath or your legs hurt, you will become stronger and stronger with time and patience and before you know it you will have a strong, toned, healthy and balanced body.   Love and hugs
Lucy x x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


For me, yoga has never been just about the body. It is about the mind as well, bringing the body and mind together. Improving not just our health through yoga but also our state of mind. If we are healthy and positive within our minds we will have a healthy, strong and balanced body. A close friend of mine once told me about The Secret.  I had been through quite a tough time in my life and was thinking very negatively about things, I couldn't understand why certain bad things had happened to me and how to break free from all the negativity within my mind.  My world had fallen apart and little did I know at the time, out of my greatest despair was to come the most greatest gifts. My friend gave me a dvd to watch called THE SECRET and it changed my life!  It changed my way of thinking , I began to think positively and the more positive I thought, the more positive situations there were coming into my life.
Yoga, something I'm so passionate about and love, became even more popular, more and more people wanted to take my classes and I believe my positiveness radiated out and this energy rubbed off onto my yogi clients. The Secret is all about the laws of attraction. The law of attraction is a law of nature, it is impersonal and it does not see good or bad things.  It is receiving your thoughts and reflecting back to you those thoughts as your life experience. The law of attraction simply gives you whatever it is your thinking about. You become your thoughts and the amazing thing is - you can control your thoughts, think well, think positive, think happy and think of love, abundance and gratitude and all this will be reflected right back at you. Whatever you want in life is yours if you apply the secret.  Happier thoughts lead to a happier biochemistry, a happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress lower the immune system and have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain, because it is our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing and re-creating our body. Every unpleasant thought we have is literally like putting something bad in our bodies. You can change how you think and how you feel.  Be happy NOW, feel good NOW!
The knowledge of the secret has been given to you and what you do with it is entirely in your hands, the freedom of choice is yours. Please go and purchase the book - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
Love and Hugs,
Namaste xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Zen Beauty Lounge Power Yoga classes!

I am currently holding Power Yoga classes at Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens, Zen Street. This is an amazing beauty lounge that only uses eco friendly, vegan, cruelty free and organic products! The only eco friendly salon in Dubai and being a vegan myself it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to teach Power Yoga classes there. So please come along and enjoy some Power Yoga in a wonderful, kind, green, zen inspired enviroment.
The classes are held mondays 7.30pm-8.45pm and cost 65 dhs.  All you need is a mat and a towel. http://www.zenbeautylounge.com/  You can contact me for more information at lucy@enerchi-fitness.com
Lucy xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Yogi tea!

I simply have to tell everyone about Yogi herbal teas! You can purchase them from the Organic Foods and Cafe store in the Dubai mall.  They have an amazing selection to choose from. Everything from Purely Peppermint which aids in calming the digestive system and soothing indigestion to Echinacea Immune Support,which helps boost the immune system (my favourite! )  Also Honey and Lemon Throat Comfort which is wonderful for soothing a sore throat and the lemon helps to cleanse the body therefore helping to detox the body. There is also Ginger tea which is great for the digestive system, as ginger helps with nausea and soothes inflamation within the stomach, combats motion sickness, dizziness, flatulence and even helps reduce the symptoms of the common cold. Green tea is another one of my favourites.  The Chinese have known about its medical benefits since the ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. Recent studies have shown it to contain a compound that  inhibits the growth of cancer cells and also to help lower cholesterol.
Yogi tea's also do a women's range specifically to help women! These include Woman's Energy tea which helps balance hormones, Woman's Moon Cycle tea which helps ease menstural cramps and pains.  Woman's Mother-to-be tea, supporting a healthy pregnancy.  Woman's Raspberry Leaf tea which strengthens the female reproductive system. There are so many to choose from and all made from organic natural herbs. The lovely thing about these teas and what makes them so special is every tea bag contains a little saying on the label when you open them! For example, the Immune Support tea I had this morning read 'Delight the world with your compassion,kindness and grace' and my Purely Peppermint tea read 'The universe is a stage, your mind dances with your body, guided by your heart'  .My favouate saying that I found in one of my tea's, and I keep it in my purse, read 'pratice compassion, kindness and caring'.     
Love and hugs 
Namaste x x

contact information

Dear everyone, I am so sorry if you have previously tried to message or contact me but unfortunately there was a problem with the email address. Please could you contact me again on the following email and I promise to get back to you immediately! lucy@enerchi-fitness.com
Many thanks
Namaste x x