Santosha is the second niyama (“virtue”) described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It denotes contentment and a lack of desire for what others have. The term is derived from the Sanskrit sam, meaning “completely” or “altogether,” and tosha, meaning “contentment” or “acceptance.” Definition from Yogapedia.
After a number of years of sharing the Chilled Out Child programme, the time seems right to take a break from the current work I am doing and instead allow more time in my life to explore my own yoga practice and passion for well-being, not only in the home, but in the workplace too.
In this online space I will be sharing simple practical mindfulness, yoga and emotional freedom techniques to inspire you to find Santosha in daily life. I will also share information about short online mindful living and well-being courses I will be writing in 2019/2020.
The Chilled Out Child programme is going to undergo a creative transformation which I am very much looking forward to. Therefore, in February 2019, I will run this programme for the last time in its current twelve week distance learning format.
From 2021, a revised teacher training programme will be launched. The Chilled Out Child teacher training programme has to date focused mainly on meditation and mindfulness and how to teach these skills to children and teenagers, to help them manage stress and anxiety. The new training programme scheduled for release in 2021 will incorporate other healing modalities which contribute to holistic living and will run annually over nine months starting in March each year. The programme will be modular in format, so plenty of opportunity for past and current students of the Chilled Out Child to study the other modules to have a well rounded holistic toolkit for use with those they teach and inspire.
During 2019 and beyond, I will populate this page with information on self-development and living mindfully, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, emotional freedom techniques, essential oils, reflexology, workplace well-being and healthy eating. What I share on this website has been inspired by years of studying holistic therapies, teaching yoga to children and adults, as well as the Chilled Out Child classes, workshops and teacher training programmes run in yoga studios, community centres, schools and online. I am also looking forward to sharing what I have discovered through my work as a workplace “wellbeing warrior” and mind body champion for two large organisations based in the UK.
I am so excited to be sharing this journey with you and am looking forward to taking some time out to access my creative self and reignite my passion for writing and practicing yoga. Please remember to share this blog with your friends and pop back every now and then to keep up to date with the latest news, as well as to find out which short courses I have launched on various online learning platforms and to keep track of the exciting developments planned for the Chilled Out Child teacher training programme.
I wish for you a wonderful 2019, filled with peace, acceptance and contentment in daily life, which will lead to better calm, clarity and connection within yourself and with those around you.