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Embrace February with Positive Habits and Pilates! 

By Esmee Samara • Reading time:

Welcome to the month of February! The sun is shining and daffodils have even started to bloom. Are you sensing spring in the air as I am?    If January is…

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Pilates, Roots and Soggy Soil

Pilates, Roots and Soggy Soil

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 3 minutes

I hope everyone has survived this blustery weekend, with fence panels still intact. It saddened me yesterday morning to see a great oak tree blown to the ground by the…

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Peonies & Potential

Peonies & Potential…?

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 3 minutes

So what have peonies got to do with potential (and even Pilates) you may wonder? Pour a cuppa and allow me to tell you a short (and true) story. Picture…

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Marley & Maverick

Marley & Maverick

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 2 minutes

Meet Marley and Maverick. In their one and only ‘Cat – Cow’ photo’. I’m not sure what Marley thinks of Maverick, my new addition. I love Highland cows. They look…

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Appreciating the Amaryllis

Appreciating the Amaryllis…

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 2 minutes

And so we’ve arrived back at Monday. How are you doing friends? I’ve been gardening, a lot. I’ve been amazed at the speed at which the cornflour seeds have sprouted.…

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Life is Good

Be Balanced

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 1 minute

Life. It’s all about finding and then keeping the right balance. Physically, mentally and spiritually. It’s about knowing your core values and beliefs and remaining true to these. It’s about…

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How are you doing?

How are you doing…?

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 3 minutes

How are you feeling? As we head into another week of unchartered waters, uncertainty, and for a lot of us, ambivalence about what the week ahead may bring, I wanted…

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In this together

We’re all in this together…

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 4 minutes

In such difficult times as these, our awareness of our connectedness with others is cultivated and deepened. Communities, villages, towns, cities, countries and continents – we all amount to One…

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Starting something new

Starting something new?

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 4 minutes

Have you been thinking about starting Pilates lately? Maybe you’ve heard about the many benefits that Pilates brings, but the thought of actually joining a class conjures up images that…

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The longest 2 minutes and fastest hour of your week

The longest 2 minutes and fastest hour of your week…? How about a summer break…?

By Esmee Samara • Reading time: 2 minutes

The Plank exercise has become part of a staple Pilates Programme to maintain strength, improve posture both physically and mentally. It doesn’t come without a few low grade moans and…

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