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Welcome to Life in Leg Warmers, the En Avant way of life!

Whether you're a complete beginner, a well accomplished adult dancer or just simply curious, have a read of our blog and discover a little more about what goes on behind the curtain . . . 

I want you to read it all however I know you're all a busy bunch so I've broken Life In Legwarmers down into Lengthening, Strengthening and Inspiring sections. Something for everyone, depending what you fancy! 

Please enter the stage . . . 

Goal setting. My top tips . . .

Goal setting. My top tips . . .

How do you set your goals? Where do you find your focus? What brings you clarity? Where do you invest your energy & time? 🤔
I often struggle with workload overwhelm & within that struggle things can get a little messy & confusing. It’s easy to spread yourself too thin (I have been very guilty of this) & overcommit to plans, projects or people. In your head you know it’s not the right way to do things but your ego is often the one you listen to 🙄
This obviously has an impact on all other areas of life so to keep everything working harmoniously here are are a few good daily habits I swear by . . . 
- Stretching. I know I keep on about this one but that’s because it works. A daily stretch will drastically reduce your stress levels by encouraging you to deepen your breathing, sending fresh blood & oxygen to your muscles & brain for more mental clarity & a much more limber, relaxed body. .
- Meditation. I actually now use @headspace several times a day because I like to be guided when I meditate. Morning. Afternoon. Bedtime. This allows me the perfect amount of time to focus purely on what I am trying to achieve, whether it be personal or work related. Since I began meditating I have become less reactive, more observant & I sleep a lot better. Working it into my day also gives me structure & routine which as a business owner is essential. As is the need to be professional & clear when dealing with issues surrounding your work. .
- Visualisation. One of the best tools I discovered when I was recovering from injury. You can visualise everything from how your body moves to healing pain & even how you want your life to be. I visualise success in my work (booking out a retreat or being offered a huge project) & silly things like where I will live in 10 years time! That way, I invite more positivity into my life. .
- Nature. Being surrounded & stimulated by nature & its colours & sounds is, for me one of the most healing things in the world. Plenty of science to back this up but for me its purely for peace of mind. When the mind is quiet, you can hear a lot more . . .

Principal ballerina Bethany Kingsley-Garner, Q and A!

Principal ballerina Bethany Kingsley-Garner, Q and A!

Ballet and Pilates Mini Retreat: interview with Grace Hurry!

Ballet and Pilates Mini Retreat: interview with Grace Hurry!