An Introduction to Mystic Healing

In anticipation of our 'Introduction to Mystic Healing' workshop next month, Javier de Salas explains the benefits of Mystic Healing... Mystic Healing is the channelling and transmission of the Spiritual Light. It is a practice where Pure Love manifests and flows, providing great...

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Posted: 18 November 2016 by Javier de Salas

13 Ways Acupuncture Can Change Your Life

Acupuncture has long been lauded as an effective form of holistic therapy for a huge range of everyday problems – from preventing insomnia and improving digestion to aiding fertility and helping combat depression. However, in addition to this, Acupuncture can also help in more subtle...

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Posted: 19 August 2016 by Susanne Ghonouie

What is Kobido Facial Massage?

In anticipation of this fabulous new treatment coming to Embody, we ask out therapist Elda Edwards to tell us a bit more about the treatment. What is the Kobido Facial Massage? Kobido means “The Ancient Way of Beauty”, and is somewhat different from any other system of facial...

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Posted: 5 August 2016 by Susanne Ghonouie

The Surprising Benefits of Massage

Many people find a massage is a wonderful way to unwind, release muscle tension and relax. But the full benefits of regular massage can go far above and beyond just that. This article from Readers Digest highlights just a few surprising benefits.   Massage can help cut down on...

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Posted: 2 August 2016 by Susanne Ghonouie

Why Come to a Sound Bath?

As Sound Baths grow more popular in the West, Inner Sounds Yoga takes a closer look at the appeal of this once niche, now, ever-more mainstream form of therapy. About Sound Baths Consider the concentric circles as a pebble lands on a still lake. Our bodies are made of 70%...

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Posted: 27 July 2016 by Susanne Ghonouie

The Importance of Breath in Yoga

Awareness of breath and synchronizing breath and movement is what makes yoga, yoga; and not gymnastics or any other physical practice. In this article from Ekhart Yoga , Esther Ekhart explains the different ways the breath influences our yoga practice; how the breath and mind are closely...

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Posted: 1 July 2016 by Susanne Ghonouie

Facial Massage - The Benefits

There is a reason why your face looks good after a facial: - the massage. A good facial massage will work wonders on ageing or tired skin, from lifting and firming to calming and soothing. From your early twenties onwards every laugh and frown that you express begins to leave its imprint in...

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Posted: 26 April 2016 by Ricardina Guimaraes

The Franklin Method

An infomative overview of the Franklin Method written by the founder, Eric Franklin. The Franklin Method bases its’ core teaching on three simple things that we all share as humans:  We relate to gravity in posture and movement. We breathe. And we use our brain to think and...

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Posted: 4 April 2016 by Bruce Tegart

How to Fight Dehydrated Skin in the Winter

During winter, the skin continuously loses its hydration due to all the conditions to which it is exposed. Intense cold, wind, rapid changes in temperatures, air conditioning, central heating are all factors that attack the skin and make it lose its natural sebum barrier, allowing water to...

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Posted: 17 February 2016 by Ricardina Guimaraes

T'is the Season to Receive & Restore

At this time of year we are kept very busy giving and doing, so taking a well-earned pause to tune into the multitude of blessings we receive can feel hugely beneficial. From clean water and heating to friends and gifts; functional wi-fi and a comfy chair to a safe journey to our chosen...

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Posted: 11 December 2015 by

How to Create Your Own Sunshine on Rainy Days

Here comes the rain! As an autumnal wave of wet, grey stuff envelops our lovely city, now is a great time to make friends with the more turbulent season to come by learning how to embrace rainy days with a smile. But how?! Here are a few tips on how you can not only make rainy days...

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Posted: 16 September 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

Yoga & Ayurveda for Autumn

Noticing the shifts in light, temperature and energy that accompanies any changing season? Here are some useful tips from Gaiam for using yoga and Ayurveda to stay grounded and happy during the shifting season of Autumn. Autumn is a season of transformation. We can see this all around us...

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Posted: 9 September 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

What is Yin Yoga?

The word ‘yin’ comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, where all is composed of the complementary elements of yin and yang. While yang is faster, hotter and more active, yin is slower, cooler and passive in comparison. Yin yoga is a deep, meditative practice where physically...

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Posted: 17 August 2015 by Paula Hines

How to Stay Healthy on Holiday

We love holidays. But “who doesn’t!” we hear you cry! Well, occasionally, our bodies don’t always enjoy holidays as much as we think they might do. Whether it’s the sudden surge in sugar and alcohol consumption, long journeys in uncomfortable seats or just the...

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Posted: 20 July 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

Yoga for Runners

With our ever popular Yoga for Runners & Cyclists workshop coming up this weekend, we're taking a look at the benefits of yoga for runners with Lexie Williamson's excellent article from .   Why should runners do yo ga? Primarily to lengthen tight muscles but...

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Posted: 26 June 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

A Meditation on Connection

Meditating on a mantra, whether a simple phrase or an ancient sutra, can bring new and surprising depths to your meditation practice. The following is a guided meditation on the Sanskrit sutra of Aham Brahmasmi from . So find a comfortable seat, quiet the mind by silently,...

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Posted: 14 May 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

What is Lu Jong?

What is Lu Jong? Lu Jong is a practice of Tibetan Buddhism involving a simple series of body movements done in conjunction with rhythmic breathing, which is thought to have profound effects on the health of the body, mind and spirit. Many people are not aware that there is a tradition...

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Posted: 7 May 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin

“You are what you eat.” This couldn’t be truer when it comes to your skin. As an outer reflection of your inner health, you’ll benefit by spending your pay check on nutritious foods instead of expensive creams. Whether you’re concerned with a dull complexion or...

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Posted: 27 April 2015 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Edamame & Quinoa Burger Recipe

With summer fast approaching now is an excellent time to trade in those heavy, stodgy comfort foods for delicious, healthy alternatives. However, this certainly doesn’t mean having to compromise on taste. As these delicious and highly nutritious Edamame & Quinoa Burgers we came across...

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Posted: 16 April 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

The Healing Power of Herbs

Herbalism is the oldest form of medicine known to humankind and our knowledge of herbs have been accumulated over thousands and thousands of years. People from all cultures explored nature surrounding them in search of food and medication, often discoveries were made through experimentation,...

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Posted: 2 April 2015 by Wilmien Bos

A Winter Meditation Practice

Winter Meditation Yoga London at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall

Depending on our habits, attitude and perspective the winter months can prove to be either a painful struggle and a chore to get through, or an opportunity to turn inwards, become reflective and begin to clear the clutter of the mind. One of the key tools available for carrying you from the...

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Posted: 22 January 2015 by Susanne Ghonouie

What is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi?

Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong Workshop at Embody Wellness

In preparation for our upcoming 6-week introductory course here at Embody we asked course instuctor Tony Austin for a bit of insight into what Tai Chi Qigong is all about... For thousands of years the principle of Qi has been part of the discourse in Chinese Medicine and culture. In...

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Posted: 20 January 2015 by Tony Austin

A Restorative Yoga Pose for December

Winter is a yin time in the calendar, where the nights are longer, trees shed their leaves and animals prepare for hibernation. To stay in tune with nature, we can also benefit from winding down and resting more often. If your schedule is still very busy in December up until the Winter...

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Posted: 2 December 2014 by Emma Leafe

Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Many teachers are now combining Yoga and Qigong in their classes and workshops, with Qigong often being called the Chinese yoga ...  but what have these two energy arts got in common? The answer lays deep in history and buried under layers upon layers of modern commercial yoga...

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Posted: 4 November 2014 by Emma Leafe

Pilates for Flexibility: Mermaid Side Stretch

Pilates is talked about more often for strength and correct posture than flexibility. However there are some great Pilates postures to increase flexibility too. Mermaid Side Stretch This posture is demonstrated with a large ball by our Pilates instructor Sarah Lockhart Martin. This...

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Posted: 7 October 2014 by Sarah Lockhart-Martin

What is Hypnotherapy?

You may already know that the word hypnosis comes from the Greek word ‘hypnos’ which means ‘sleep’, it’s an unfortunate choice of wording as it leads people to believe that you are being put to sleep and therefore have no control, when in fact, it is just the...

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Posted: 7 October 2014 by Ema Borges

'Ground Control' ...Yoga Theme of the Day.

Yoga instructor Anna Woszczyna often sets a theme for her Sunday 11.30am vinyasa flow classes. We really love them, so thought we would share the latest one with you here:  Anja brings the class together by suggesting we envision ourselves 'rooted into the earth to stay centred, even...

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Posted: 14 September 2014 by Anja Woszczyna

Acupuncture for Fertility

Research suggests that acupuncture may be helpful to couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF), our acupuncturist, Andrea Steinlechner, specialises in this area and has undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of many gynaecological issues including menstrual disorders,...

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Posted: 4 September 2014 by Andrea Steinlechner

20% Off First Beauty or Massage Treatment at Embody

Not yet had a beauty treatment or massage at Embody? As a new client you get a 20% discount on your first vist- so what are you waiting for?!

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Posted: 2 September 2014 by Emma Leafe

Yoga & Chocolate with Kathleen, every last Sunday of the month

Delicious OmBars from last night's Yoga & Chocolate with Kathleen Fleming. Yoga & Chocolate is held the last Sunday of each month in aid of The Back-Up Trust ,  a spinal injury charity which supports those who have been affected by spinal injuries. All donations will go...

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Posted: 2 September 2014 by Kathleen Fleming

Send In Your Yoga Selfies!

You may have seen her at the reception desk or in the studio but here is our lovely Hanna from the Embody Wellness team in Ustrasana or Camelpose in the park. If you have any yoga photos of your own then we want to see them! Post them on Facebook or Twitter with #embodywellness and you...

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Posted: 19 August 2014 by Emma Leafe

13 of the Best Foods for Your Brain

Feed your brain! Yes, not only does your environment have an impact on the health of your brain, your food does too. Knowing how to feed your brain is empowering and can help to combat that brain fog, as well as a whole host of other common complaints. Here are 13 of the best brain foods out...

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Posted: 19 August 2014 by Sybille Gebhardt

5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Our yoga instructor Anja Brierley Lange has written this wonderful article for the Huffington Post: Here are 5 easy tips on how to stay cool calm and collected as we continue to enjoy a very warm and sunny summer. In Ayurveda summer is associated with Pitta and its qualities of heat...

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Posted: 12 August 2014 by Anja Brierley Lange

Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu - Peace Mantra

Lovely quote from our yoga instructor Anja Brierley Lange: At this moment we are contemplating PEACE in all its forms at yoga. I believe in the power of intention, of mantra, meditation and prayer. It may offer change or offer inspiration to create change. Like Gandhi said: Be the...

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Posted: 12 August 2014 by Anja Brierley Lange

Is Pilates Good for Back Pain?

Is Pilates Good for Back Pain? We found a very informative article on this question, first published in the magazine Live Strong . Pilates can increase strength, flexibility and balance in your body. Therapeutic exercise like pilates is often more effective for back pain than...

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Posted: 5 August 2014 by Sarah Lockhart-Martin

Restorative Yoga – A Perfect Summer Practice

If you usually go for a dynamic yoga practice or tough training regime do you ever find that during the summer months you can come away feeling not as energised as you might at other times of year?  If so, restorative yoga may be just the thing to add to your routine.  Summer,...

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Posted: 29 July 2014 by Paula Hines

5 Benefits of Massage for Athletes

Many people think of massage as a relaxation tool, however the effects of massage are more diverse than that. For instance, athletes are known to benefit from massage therapy in order to make them better, faster and more versatile athletes. 1. Massage increases flexibility.  A high...

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Posted: 29 July 2014 by Mesut Olcas

Top Tips for Radiant Summer Skin

From left to right: Caudalie's Organic Grape Water Spray, Vinosource SOS Serum, Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet, Soleil Divin SPF 50, Caudalie's Teint Divin: Mineral Tinted Moisturiser.

Is your skin in need of some TLC after exposing it to the summer sun? Changing your skincare products to lighter versions, as well as having a hydrating facial during the hotter months is crucial in order to retain a good complexion. Summer skin can be tricky to manage as oil glands on your...

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Posted: 22 July 2014 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Refresh Your Skin with Organic Grape Water

Keep your skin well hydrated in the heat with Caudalie's Organic Grape Water. This lovely reviving facial mist is made with 100%  organic  grape water, extracted straight from the grapes during the grape harvest. A  spritz now and again during hot days refreshes, tones and...

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Posted: 21 July 2014 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Why Emotions Rise in Yoga Class

Most of us have some kind of mental and emotional reaction to the shapes we put our bodies into during yoga class. Usually we just go with the flow. But once in a while certain poses trigger us. As an example Boat Pose (Navasana) is a tough pose for most of us. Physically it is highly...

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Posted: 15 July 2014 by Anja Brierley Lange

The Healthiest Oil on Earth

Kathleen Flemming shares her love of the super food coconut and discusses the wonderful aray of things you can do with this versitile ingredient in the list below.  Coconuts While I have been living in Nicaragua, I have fallen in love with coconut oil. Coconuts provide us with coconut...

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Posted: 8 July 2014 by Kathleen Fleming

Raw Bounty Chocolate Recipe

Following on from our coconut theme, yoga instructor and nutritionist-in-training Kathleen Flemming kindly shares her highly coveted raw chocolate and coconut  recipe. Yum! Raw Bounty Chocolate Recipe 3/4 cup coconut oil 3/4 raw honey 1 cup raw cacao powder 1/3 tsp vanilla Place...

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Posted: 8 July 2014 by Kathleen Fleming

Relaxation - The Single Most Important Exercise

It may surprise you to learn that relaxation is said to be the most important aspect of your overall health and wellness. Stress is widely known to be a catalyst of dis-ease in the body and mind. During relaxation the body restores itself and the mind has an opportunity to unwind. It's...

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Posted: 3 July 2014 by Emma Leafe

Are you looking for “divine protection"? “You love the sun, but the sun does not love you.”

Soleil Divin Regimen by Caudalie The sun is one of the main accelerators of skin ageing and yet, we love having a healthy glow, being tanned, and making the most of its “mood enhancing” effect. To make peace with the sun, we must obviously and above all be reasonable and also...

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Posted: 1 July 2014 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Yoga vs. Pilates: Stretching the Truth

Which is better Yoga or Pilates?  What is the difference?  At Embody we often get asked these questions.  This is a great article first written for Oprah Magazine which gives some insight ... Yoga and pilates enthusiasts tout their workouts with a religious zeal,...

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Posted: 1 July 2014 by Emma Leafe

Parfum Divin de Caudalie - Newly Launched Fragrance

Parfum Divin de Caudalie Now Available at Embody

Love the scent of Divine Oil? Then you'll adore the scent of  Parfum Divin de Caudalie, it's the first perfume created by Mathilde Thomas and master perfumer Jacques Cavallier. "Float away on a cloud of alluring scents with notes combining Bulgarian rose absolute, Moroccan rose...

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Posted: 24 June 2014 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Caudalie Launches New Range - Polyphenol C15

Caudalie Launches New Range Polyphenol C15 at Embody Wellness

It’s finally here! Caudalie’s exciting new Polyphenol C15 range has landed at Embody. This effective new range promises to deliver incredible antioxidant protection to your skin. It's designed for people in their 30's and 40's who want to protect themselves from signs of aging...

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Posted: 24 June 2014 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

5 Reasons Men Should Do Pilates

men's pilates at embody wellness

We love Pilates at Embody and our physios are constantly referring clients to mat and reformer sessions for lower back issues and core strengthening. Here is a great article written by by Jennifer Cohen, first published in Men's Fitness Magazine. While women tend to dominate mat...

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Posted: 24 June 2014 by Sarah Lockhart-Martin

Types of Massage with Sarah Lockhart Martin at Embody Wellness

As a massage therapist, Pilates teacher, personal trainer and wellness coach , Sarah Lockhart-Martin is passionate about helping others perform their best by alleviating the strains of training or overwork and soothing the aches and pains of daily living. Here is how she describes the...

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Posted: 17 June 2014 by Sarah Lockhart-Martin

Testimonials for our Holistic & Therapeutic Massage Therapist Mesut Olcas

At Embody we pride ourselves on the quality of your massage experience. Our professional therapists are dedicated to delivering a massage that exceeds expectations. Testimonials for Mesut: I am a medical doctor and suffer from chronic right shoulder pain & sciatica, both conditions...

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Posted: 15 June 2014 by Mesut Olcas

Why You Should be Bovvered About Being Flexible

One of the most common reasons I hear for not going to yoga is ‘I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible’. So let’s debunk that right off – being flexible is not a requirement for doing yoga, it is a benefit of doing yoga! So now we know that coming to yoga is...

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Posted: 11 June 2014 by Lucy Bannister

Caudalie Cosmetics use Natural ingredients

Our beauty therapists delight in using the wonderful natural caudalie range for treatments at Embody.  Here is what they say on their website about their fabulous product range:    "Since Caudalie's creation, we have always favored natural and environmentally friendly...

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Posted: 11 June 2014 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Girl Power and the new Mum

Anja Brierley Lange Mother and Baby Yoga

Birth being a natural process does not equal it do being easy and light. Labour and birth can last hours and even days. It can be tremendously exhausting. But somehow the new mother finds the strength and power to continue and birth her baby.  Congratulations – that is true girl...

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Posted: 10 June 2014 by Anja Brierley Lange

There’s no such thing as a perfect yoga pose

There’s no such thing as a perfect yoga pose, says Paula Hines ... A mild thoracic curve means my chaturanga can look slightly lopsided. However, I only noticed this after observation in a mirror and working one-to-one with a teacher. X-rays and scans confirmed mild scoliosis as well as...

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Posted: 9 June 2014 by Paula Hines

A Spring Cleanse: Tips from Kathleen Flemming

detox your body and mind with yoga, mindfulness, food and skincare

Traditionally, the first few warm days of the year gave people the opportunity to thoroughly clean their homes; hence the phrase “spring clean”. As well as cleaning and de-cluttering our living space, we can also use this time of year to give ourselves a spring clean, shaking off bad...

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Posted: 19 May 2014 by Kathleen Fleming

Walking The Lines

When turning up to a yoga class, you have probably heard instructions such as: “Bring your front knee directly above your ankle, turn your back foot in, gently draw your navel in and up and reach through your fingers to send some energy in your arms while keeping your shoulders...

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Posted: 12 May 2014 by Florence Lefebvre

How To Stretch Your Quadriceps

Mike Aunger from Technique Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine describes 3 different techniques to stretch the quadriceps musculature. These muscles when overly tight can cause knee c ap and patella tendon issues. Therefore this stretch series can be part of an effective management...

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Posted: 7 May 2014 by Mike Aunger

Pregnancy Yoga Article for Yoga Magazine by Sally Parkes

Yoga instructor Sally Parkes talks about the benefits of pregnancy yoga in her  article published in Yoga Magazine in Spring 2014. Have a read below:    You can join Sally's Pregnancy yoga class every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm -8.45pm at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall.

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Posted: 30 April 2014 by Sally Parkes

Pro-biotic foods to add to your diet

In the last few years there has been a lot of interest in  probiotic supplements  and foods, thanks to studies suggesting that friendly bacteria could help treat or prevent an array of ailments such as indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic inflammation . Did you know...

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Posted: 14 April 2014 by Sybille Gebhardt

Which Type of Yoga Is For Me?

How Do I Know Which Yoga Class Is For Me? Are you thinking of taking up yoga? If you are, the list of different types, many of which have rather obscure names, can be mind boggling and a little daunting. How do you decide which type of yoga you will like if you have never done it before?...

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Posted: 14 April 2014 by Kathleen Fleming

Spring Allergies: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Spring is here and sunshine seems just round the corner bringing with it longer, brighter and happier days. It also brings discomfort and suffering for those with Spring Allergies, who have a hypersensitivity to certain stimuli/articles ranging from drugs, foods, environmental irritants like...

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Posted: 7 April 2014 by Ragini Varia

Match Your Yoga Practice To Your Mood

match your yoga practice to your mood flowers

Some of you might flinch when reading this title and think “Yoga is not a fashion accessory, thank you very much!” and you are certainly right but what I am trying to hint at is the necessity for less rigidity in our practice in general. Some of you might have fallen in love with...

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Posted: 24 March 2014 by Florence Lefebvre

Yoga or Pilates? Which one is for you?

More and more people are recognising the importance of a mind-body approach to exercise and as a result Yoga and Pilates have both become extremely popular. A question, I often get asked as a yoga teacher is “what is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?” Although on the face of...

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Posted: 17 March 2014 by Kathleen Fleming

Giving and Receiving

We all give and receive differently. Giving is easy for some and hard for others, the same goes for receiving. We accept what we think we are worthy off and reject what we think we are not. Giving can take place in the form of material things like money and food and objects. Dinners out,...

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Posted: 10 March 2014 by Wilmien Bos

How To Roll Your Glutes (video)

Mike Aunger from Technique Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine describes how to roll your glute muscles, these can be a factor in those who have tightness in the iliotibial band (ITB) . This technique is relevant to those who have lateral knee pain when they run due to tightness in the ITB....

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Posted: 3 March 2014 by Mike Aunger

How To Roll Your Quadriceps (video)

Mike Aunger from Technique Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine describes how to roll your quadriceps muscles, tight quadriceps can be a factor in those who have pain in the anterior aspect of their knee related to doing activities such as running and cycling . Read more about our physio...

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Posted: 24 February 2014 by Mike Aunger

Coping with physical sports injuries

For those who engage in sport a lot it is almost inevitable they will incur an injury at one point, which is not an issue. The main talking point about an injury is how long recovery will take and how demanding the road to recovery will be. For any individual affected, dealing with a sport...

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Posted: 13 December 2013 by Mike Aunger

Kathleen Fleming joins the Embody team!

A warm welcome to yoga teacher  Kathleen Fleming who join's Embody to teach our new basic yoga class on Saturdays at 12.30 - 1.30pm.  Have a look at her wonderful video here entitled 'Yoga for Relaxtion'.    

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Posted: 2 December 2013 by Kathleen Fleming

Relax & Restore

Paula Hinds

Relax & Restore is a class at Embody Wellness based on the principles of Restorative Yoga.  But what is Restorative Yoga?  Teacher Paula Hines explains…   In our goal-based culture we often expect results, sometimes instantly, even from our yoga practice. ...

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Posted: 18 November 2013 by Paula Hines

Benefits of Sports Massage

A sportsman’s peak performance may be dependent upon the proper use and application of sports massage. More than a treatment for injuries, sports massage produces great benefits for athletes physically, physiologically, and psychologically. Physical Effects of Massage...

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Posted: 21 October 2013 by Mike Aunger

Core Connected

Click through to watch the video  by Anja Brierley Lange. This week she t akes you further along the way to stay connected to your roots (pelvic floor) and goes deeper in connecting with your deep core abdominal muscles. This is recommended for everyone and especially for new mums. Join...

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Posted: 4 October 2013 by Anja Brierley Lange

Root and core connected yoga practise with Anja

anja brierley lange - mother and baby yoga, core strength

Click through to watch the video and enjoy some root and core connection with our yoga teacher Anja Brierley Lange.  This yoga sequence was filmed at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall and is excellent for everyone especially if you have any issues with your pelvic floor, core or lower back....

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Posted: 27 September 2013 by Anja Brierley Lange

Meditate and Let Things Come to You

The concept of  ”non-action” has been my contemplation for the last few months.  Non doing is really not a laziness at all. It is being absolutely alert, conscious and open. This takes a lot of work. One has to be awake, present and conscious. To achieve this openness is a...

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Posted: 13 September 2013 by Wilmien Bos

How do you feel after your yoga practice?

Reflecting on my own experience for a moment, I can feel every little sinew and muscle around my spine, next to the spine and along it. I never knew there were so many different muscles along the back. When I say ‘feel’, I actually mean they are screaming! Not quite in pain, more an...

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Posted: 23 July 2013 by Gunveer Mahandru

The content of your consciousness.

You hear me use this phrase in class. What is this concept, ‘the content of your consciousness’? You will probably be familiar with Descartes’ who said  “cogito ergo sum”  (“I think therefore I am”). Meaning we are nothing without our...

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Posted: 16 July 2013 by Gunveer Mahandru

Which is the best massage for you?

Massage Treatments at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall South London

At Embody we offer a variety of massage therapies from therapeutic through to deep tissue. Massage has numerous benefits including: Reduces mental stress and promotes better sleep Induces mental relaxation Decreased anxiety Improves energy levels / Reduces fatigue...

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Posted: 19 June 2013 by Sarah Lockhart-Martin

Yogic Breathing for Hay Fever

Runny nose. Itchy eyes. Headaches. Sneezing. These are just a few of the hay fever symptoms so many of us are experiencing day after day at the moment. Medications help, but did you know that yoga can make a big difference as well? As a practice, yoga is inherently focussed on breathing...

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Posted: 17 June 2013 by Sybille Gebhardt

Dry Skin Brushing: The Natural Way to Detox

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Dry skin brushing may be the single most important thing you can do as part of daily detoxing. Our resident Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist Sybille discusses the amazing benefits and how to skin brush for maximum benefit. Why skin brush? The skin is the body’s largest...

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Posted: 9 April 2013 by Sybille Gebhardt

Spring Clean with Ayurveda

Do you suffer from common Spring ailments? Spring is here and we all wait patiently for the weather to change, especially in the UK where winter is dark, gloomy, cold and often windy. Spring is glorious, the air is fresh and crisp, the sun finally breaks through, flowers start to bloom, the...

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Posted: 4 April 2013 by Ragini Varia

Top ten tips to Winter Wellness

Staying healthy throughout the cold winter months can often be a challenge in itself. And if you're anything like we are, you're always looking for new ideas to help you stay healthy, energetic, full of vitality and to feel your best.  We asked our nutritional therapist and expert Sybille...

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Posted: 29 January 2013 by Sybille Gebhardt

Top 10 Tips for Winter Healthy Skin

Wintry weather, especially exposure to cold temperatures can take its toll on your skin, often leaving it feeling dryer than usual. Ricardina shares her top ten weather-busting beauty tips: 1) After a bath or shower, apply moisturisers to lock the moisture into your skin. 2) Alternate...

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Posted: 14 December 2012 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Profile of a Yogi: Anja Woszczyna

As a yoga devotee for the last five years, and teaching since 2011, Anja’s approach to yoga integrates dynamic Vinyasa Flow (linking breath and movement) with precise body alignment. Within the special space that Anja creates in her classes, students are encouraged to explore the amazing...

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Posted: 29 November 2012 by Anja Woszczyna

End of year karmic stock taking

Anja - Setting Intentions Yoga Workshop

As we approach the darkest time of the year, when the days are short and the nights are long and cold, it’s the perfect time to stay in, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, curl up on the sofa with a cup of hot cocoa and draw our energy inwards for some inner reflection. This is a time...

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Posted: 28 November 2012 by Anja Woszczyna

First aid for faces: A guide for finding the perfect facial mask

Masks are like ‘facials-in-a-flash can’ and act like a first aid for faces – if you choose the right mask for your skin type and don’t use them too often. Here are my tips for choosing the right type of mask for your skin type, what to look out for, and how to get the...

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Posted: 15 November 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Video: Total Body Cleanse

Model turned inspirational yogi, Sybille Gebhardt presents her first yoga DVD, 'Total Body Cleanse', refresh yourself with just 15 mins of yoga. These 6 x 15 min yoga sequences are designed to teach specialised techniques on how to cleanse the entire body. The DVD wil be launching on 19th...

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Posted: 1 November 2012 by Vivien Pailas

Profile of a Yogi: Valerie Perrin

Valerie was born in Versailles, France and was first introduced to yoga at age 6 when she encountered her father during his practice, folded into what appeared to her at the time to be a pretzel...This triggered her curiosity which only increased as she grew older. In 2001 she took her first...

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Posted: 1 November 2012 by Vivien Pailas

Restorative Yoga : What’s it really all about?

Restorative Yoga at Embody Wellness

Deep relaxation benefits the mind and body and supports healing and rejuvenation. Our resident yoga teacher Valerie explains why a restorative yoga class is ideal in helping us reach a natural state of equilibrium in our busy lives . Restorative yoga is a nice transition between a...

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Posted: 31 October 2012 by Vivien Pailas

Sports Massage

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Massage is one of the oldest of the healing arts with tangible and far-reaching benefits. With so many different types of massage therapies,   why choose a sports massage over a regular massage? What’s the difference and what are the benefits? Our massage therapist Ade...

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Posted: 31 October 2012 by Vivien Pailas

The Benefits of Meditation

Scientifically proven to help you de-stress, get more sleep, gain more self-control and worry less, meditation helps bring some calm and clarity into a very busy life. This video comes via our friends at Headspace, meditation for modern living visit

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Posted: 25 October 2012 by Vivien Pailas

Vinexpert Day Fluid

Vinexpert Day Fluid

CAUDALIE'S VINEXPERT RADIANCE DAY FLUID SPF15 For a healthy glow and visibly younger-looking skin all day long, this lightweight fluid hydrates and protects skin while working to firm and visibly diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Contains  Resveratrol-Oleyl, Caudalie's fourth...

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Posted: 13 October 2012 by Jennifer Quellyn-Roberts

Cold weather beating beauty tips

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With each season your skin behaves differently. If you travel abroad, the change in climate may also call for skincare adjustments. Cold Weather Skincare Sticking to your usual regime when the thermometer plummets, cold winds whip up and central heating is turned up can mean lizard...

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Posted: 27 September 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Protein Power


Whenever I have spoken to anyone about protein, the immediate reaction I get is “isn’t that for bodybuilders who spend their life flitting between the gym and the mirror?." In fact this couldn’t be further from the truth. Why is it so important? Protein originally comes...

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Posted: 20 September 2012 by Daniel O'Shaughnessy

Lunch on the Go

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TV was good last night so you didn’t get round to preparing lunch. You’re sat at your desk and getting hungry as it is coming up to lunch-time but you are sick of the places to eat near work all claiming to offer difference, but pretty much the same; two pieces of...

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Posted: 19 September 2012 by Daniel O'Shaughnessy

What is mindfulness?

There is an old story from China that tells of a poor farmer. He lives with his wife and son in a tiny village nestled in a remote valley, hemmed in by snow-capped mountains. One day the farmer’s only horse runs away, leaving the family destitute. His neighbours come to give their...

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Posted: 18 September 2012 by Alexander Beiner

Complexion perfection with Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

One of the most common problems people come to me with is pigmentation and dark spots. This is why I reccomend the Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum. It's also one of my favourite products, and one of Caudalie’s cult products, with one being sold every two minutes around the...

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Posted: 30 August 2012 by Vivien Pailas

The power of yoga

Discover the Joy of Yoga at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall

You may be thinking of coming along to a yoga class sometime. It may be because you have a bad back or are recovering from some other injury or just see it as way to become more mobile and healthier. On the other hand, you may have heard that it calms and relaxes you, and you see it as a...

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Posted: 22 August 2012 by Gunveer Mahandru

Demystifying Carbs

Are you confused about the different dietary advice out there on carbohydrates?  Our nutritional and dietary expert Sybille Gebhardt sheds some light on this food group. Low Carb Diet Carbohydrates are necessary for the appropriate functioning of your brain.  The amount of...

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Posted: 26 July 2012 by Sybille Gebhardt

Men's Waxing

Men's Chest Back and Intimate Waxing Treatments Vauxhall South London

Let's face it, hair removal can be tiresome, but waxing is a quick, easy and effective way to temporarily remove unwanted hair. Men’s waxing is becoming more and more popular these days - according to Men's Health Magazine,  69% of people feel more confident when they remove body...

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Posted: 17 July 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Waxing Jargon

Waxing Treatments at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall South London

Waxing Jargon At Embody we are proud to use depilatory wax manufactured by Perron Rigot. With over thirty years of innovation and more than twenty patents behind them, Perron Rigot is considered the industry leader and is the product choice of some of the best salons in the...

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Posted: 10 July 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Quick Tips for the Summer

Having attractive skin is something you can achieve on your own with only minor changes to your daily habits. Straightforward changes to your pattern of eating habits and normal routines will have a surprisingly positive effect on your complexion. And what's more, having beautiful skin can have...

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Posted: 2 July 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Treat your skin from inside

My absolutely top skin supplement is Co-enzyme Q10. It’s expensive but really worth it. Studies show that Q10, a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger, has a positive effect upon the ageing process. When I can I take 30mg every day with my midday meal. Oil-based capsules are...

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Posted: 18 June 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Your skin and the need for your “Beauty Sleep”

Scientists now believe that skin cells regenerate as we sleep, and it’s undoubtedly one of the greatest free beautifiers. We also have a theory that a sound sleep relaxes your facial skin, so that lines and wrinkles are softened by the morning. Beauty at any age isn’t just about...

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Posted: 11 June 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

How strong is your Powerhouse?

Pilates Class Offers at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall South London

I have come to relish my Pilates class. It nicely frames my week and is the perfect segue from sedentary job mode to something a little more suited to how we were designed to spend our waking day. As our class is guided through the fusion of strength and flexibility exercises and my...

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Posted: 7 June 2012 by Christian De Ponte

How to Avoid a Dull Looking Complexion

If your complexion is looking dull, chances are dead skin cells are to blame. Dull skin is caused by a build-up of dead skin cells that don't slough off properly, kind of like old paint or nail polish that loses its lustre, with winter weather, sun damage and hormonal changes and you've got a...

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Posted: 5 June 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Get ready for Summer!

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Embody Wellness now offers the Parafango Body Treatment!                              What is Parafango ? Parafango is a mixture of...

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Posted: 28 May 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

What makes a facial a fantastic treatment? What should you expect?

Treatments to Pamper and De-stress at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall, South London

Few other pleasures compare to a good facial; beauty therapists and even some medical experts believe that your complexion will improve as much as your mood. It is proven that people who get facials definitely have softer and healthier skin. The main purpose of a facial is to have the type of...

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Posted: 21 May 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

The Dos and Don'ts of Healthy Skin

Okay, here’s the hard truth: no matter how young you might look, your age is eventually going to show up on your face. Granted, some (lucky) people show less of it than others. We all know a few of those people - chances are, it’s either their genetics or their good sense...

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Posted: 14 May 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles & Puffy Under-Eye Bags

There are many factors that contribute to those unsightly dark circles and puffy bags underneath your eyes. The most common ones are lack of sleep, allergies, aging, stress, poor diet and genetics. There's no sure way to cure or get rid of circles or bags. By taking some easy steps at home to...

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Posted: 7 May 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Start with the basics!

My most important message is: Regardless of what you pay for a serum or a moisturiser, cleansing is the most important phase in any skincare routine. If you don’t successfully remove dirt, pollution, make-up or any bits that shouldn’t be there, nothing that you put on afterwards...

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Posted: 30 April 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Acupuncture – Best for Assisting Conception

What could be more rewarding than helping couples conceive? If the thought makes you go all gooey inside, you may want to train in acupuncture. “Patients who seek acupuncture just before or during IVF are treated following the IVF protocol”, explains Andrea Aiello Steinlechner a...

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Posted: 27 April 2012 by Andrea Steinlechner

Less is More!

Welcome to my first beauty tip with Embody Wellness! More is not better when it comes to what you put on your face! If you have blemishes, give you face a break and use a product to cleanse and moisturise the dry areas (if you have them) but don't start using 4 or 5 different...

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Posted: 23 April 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Beauty is Only Skin Deep...

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep… …“Oh no it isn’t” I hear you cry, vociferous in defence of inner loveliness. Well, forget all that girls, if only for the purposes of this article and my deadline, oh yes it  is! The skin is the body’s largest organ. ...

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Posted: 12 April 2012 by Ricardina Guimaraes

Introducing Ayurveda- The Science of Life

I have mainly been sharing my love for yoga in these blogs. I teach and practise yoga, I breathe yoga, I live yoga... But I also have a passion for Ayurveda. Having studied this science and practised it I feel Ayurveda and Yoga are intertwined, they share much of the philosophy and the way of...

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Posted: 20 February 2012 by Anja Brierley Lange

Keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make a list of New Year’s resolutions for 2012? Have you already broken a few? Perhaps you have given up because who actually keeps their resolutions? A new year is a perfect time to let go of the old and useless habits and invite the new year and new opportunities into our...

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Posted: 25 January 2012 by Anja Brierley Lange