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Top Classes in New York & Hikes in California

I’ve just finished teaching the last class of 2021 and I’m taking in the whirlwind that was the past year! From teaching online to returning back to the studio, I feel lucky to even have had the option. Last month I finally had the chance to visit both my east and west coast family. As …

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Rhea Sheedy: On Creating Ballet Fusion & Utilizing Ballet as a Wellbeing Practice

It wasn’t until very recently, in my 30’s that I suddenly had this moment, where I was like, ‘Wow, I’m just sitting at a desk all day […] let’s think about how I can bring dance back into my life. Meet Rhea Sheedy – a Royal Academy of Dance qualified instructor who founded and developed …

How to Keep Moving When Working from Home

GUEST POST: How to Keep Moving When Working from Home

Photo Credit – Unsplash With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, companies were forced to continue their business operations remotely. More flexible working arrangements saw employees working from home, prioritising both staff and customer health and safety. Because of this, office sitting time has doubled, with around half of UK workers spending almost the entirety …

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6 Online Platforms to Keep You Moving & Smiling

Happy New Year, Movers! The last couple of months have been so varied. Since my last post in September, I was actually swamped with working in the studios; then I went to California for the holidays; now I’m back in London and house-bound! With that said, I want to share what’s been helping me stay …

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Kayla Harley: On Health, Identity, & Making Things Work

I met Kayla way back in the day during our time at the LINES Ballet BFA program in San Francisco. I had also picked her to perform in my Senior choreography piece, so from working with her in this way, I always knew she had something special to offer. Flash forward 10 years, I was …

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A Journey Back to Dance #8: Listen to the Body

Listening is a virtue, especially for the body. There’s no need to force the body into shape; let’s nurture the body instead. In a time where we’ve been physically confined (and mentally for some of us), we now need to start wiggling our nervous system a little bit as we re-emerge into the world. The …

Fitness & Wellness Travels – Vietnam

In April last year, Rob Jackson and I explored Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi (and beyond). Here are some great reasons why Vietnam has a lot to offer in staying fit and eating well. >> Queue: Onra’s Chinoiseries << EAT WELL First of all, Vietnamese cuisine includes some of the healthiest ingredients on the planet. …

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A Journey Back to Dance #7: Improving Technique

Getting use to your own body after time off might take some patience. Thankfully we have the visual memory and muscle memory systems to help us return, but how else can we continue to improve technique in the present body? “Technique” is thus understood as the skills experienced in practice and inscribed into one’s own …

the importance of stretching correctly

The Importance of Stretching Correctly

Most of us stretch when we wake up in the morning or when we feel stiffness in certain areas. However, we should make stretching a part of our daily routine. Whether you’re an office worker, runner, or fitness enthusiast, here are a few reasons on why you should be stretching correctly. To Improve True Flexibility …