Live Online Yoga: It's our 1st birthday! Celebrate with us 🎉

It's our birthday and what a first year it's been. We're not generally big fans of offers & promotions as we believe we're already incredible value BUT we're really in the mood to CELEBRATE!

So, we've had our thinking caps on and decided to offer 2 DIFFERENT BIRTHDAY GIFTS 🎁

If you are already a student with The Frog Project, check your email now and you're gift will be sitting right there!

If you think you might like to give us a try, get the first three months of an unlimited membership with a 50% discount. That's just £10/month for the first 3 months.

We're doing this as we really want to say thank you to all the people who have been part of our journey and joined us for some yoga at some point over the last year. Also, for those who had the intention but never quite made it to the mat.

We would love to welcome you to one of our growing number of classes as part of what is becoming a really incredible and inspiring community of people and teachers.

To take advantage of this offer click here and when prompted use the discount code: THREE4THIRTY We love the idea of an extended, but not grotesque party and so these offers will run until the April 11 2021.

Joining the Frog Project's Online Yoga classes has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. Having the chance to access great teachers, who share the same high level of clarity, excellent ‘lead by example’ demonstration and clear commitment has been amazing. I often am debilitated by mobility issues and discomfort. The classes have transformed my experience of Yoga and bestowed both strength and confidence in my own practice. Alison

Our Year in Numbers

Where it all began

I often get asked how The Frog Project began, if we've always been online and if we're staying put now we're here! Let me tell you a little about our journey so far. The Frog Project came to life in early 2015 in the sunny city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The first classes were held in a lovely private garden full of squeaky squirrels, geckos and at night a sky of fireflies and humungous bats. We also held classes at our local studio, Prana Lounge, which was adjoined to the most wonderful café that sold the most scrumptious homemade peanut butter granola!

Several months later, The Frog Project followed it's founders, Carrie and Martin, to the sunny shores of Scarborough, UK.

They found a wonderful home for their yoga classes, a beautiful bright and airy studio at the local Buddhist Centre. Carrie taught there for almost 3 years. Dipping out every now and then to have a baby and classes being taken over by incredible teacher, Orly, when she was too large to manoeuvre. A wonderful community began to grow and The Frog Project was learning how best to serve and bring Yoga to all.

Enter, a new world.

Getting online was like learning a new language

Then the whole world did a little shift. Everything changed, overnight. You know what I'm talking about. We had talked about going online only a few months before, and had the dream of bringing teachers and students from all over the world together to practice yoga from the comfort of their own homes. Covid pushed us in, head first!

The morning after lockdown was announced, we started working hard on our plan to get online, so we could be there for our community and keep a little structure and sanity in our lives! Not to mention the wonderful things that happen to our body when we move and breathe deep.

We knew the need for yoga was strong, so we got onto it as quickly and efficiently as we could.

We got ourselves a booking system, some good quality equipment for live streaming and walked around the house with yoga mat and camera trying to find the best place to live stream from! We settled on the living room, and so was born our new tagline, 'from our living room to yours!'

There was, and still is, so much to learn, from building a website, to learning about SEO, writing blogs, managing bookings, behind the scenes of Zoom and the rest. Martin has made all of this happen. Learning at the speed of light and helping us all to understand it really has been like learning a new language.

We went live, you joined us, and the rest is history

We saw the incredible power that practicing with real people, real teachers and in real time was having. The feedback from you all was absolutely incredible and the fuel we needed to work harder. Orly jumped back on board, and then Andrea, and our timetable flourished. Several months later we welcomed Therese and Liezl and together with Carrie, Martin and Mai, the team works tirelessly with passion, energy and the desire to bring yoga to you! Our dear friend Helen created the most wonderful illustrations that live on our website, our socials and now our hoodies, and the newest addition to our team, Carmel, is an incredible writer producing some absolute gems for our blog.

We are able to bring classes at all times of the day and noticed people joining more classes than ever before. Back in the 'real world' people would ordinarily come to one class a week, and if they missed it, it'd be two weeks between classes. The beauty of yoga at home is it takes up WAY LESS TIME! And on average, students are coming several times a week. Some even every day, and some multiple times a day!

Living in the countryside, travelling to classes takes up a big chunk of time (before coronavirus, of course), not to mention trying to fit a class around looking after 2 young children. With online classes I can roll out of bed into the mat, with my bed-hair and PJs on, whilst my husband shovels breakfast into the kids. Being able to access classes online means I get to the mat twice a week, versus zero back in the “real world”. The sessions genuinely lift me up for the days ahead. Rachel

What have we learnt

Lessons from going online and also from practicing yoga, A LOT, this last 12 months.

  • Less is more: an online yoga class is slower and more simple than a face to face class. The energy is slightly different, and it gives the students chance to really breathe, to really feel, to really connect with what's going on in their bodies.

  • Community is key: the live element of the classes is essential to helping people feel part of the community. We meet up to 15 minutes before the start of the class, chat, ask questions, and get to know each other. We even have bi-monthly tea & chat meetups. No yoga, just cake!

  • Taking care of ourselves is essential: if we've learnt anything this year, it's that taking time out to put ourselves first does incredible things for our mental and physical health. People with a regular yoga practice report feeling happier, healthier, stronger and more resilience day to day.

  • Moving and breathing in time equals calm: it's science. Breathing deep and in line with moving in and out of yoga postures helps the body to restore equilibrium right down to the cellular level. You are working to balance the body on all levels, which has a direct link to the calm you feel in your mind.

The future - we've set up camp!

So, what happens next? As we move into a year where we think we know what's going to happen, yes, I'm talking about the road map! The Frog Project will remain the same. We are here for good. Of course we believe in the magic of being face to face with people, but we also believe in all the amazing benefits of having a live online yoga practice:

  • you are more likely to attend more classes in your week

  • you can come however you're feeling (in your PJs if you fancy, camera off)

  • you don't feel the comparisons or the need to 'keep up' with others that can sometimes exist in a studio setting

  • you can decide last minute that you'd like to join a class

  • you can practice with your partner, your kids (or your cat or dog!)

  • you really can adapt the practice to how you're feeling on that day

How can you celebrate?

Join us to celebrate The Frog Project's 1st Online Birthday this week by with the Gift of Yoga 🎁

If you are already a student with The Frog Project, check your email now and you're gift will be sitting right there!

If you think you might like to give us a try, get the first three months of an unlimited membership with a 50% discount. That's just £10/month for the first 3 months.

To take advantage of this offer click here and when prompted use the discount code: THREE4THIRTY Both offers will run until the April 11 2021.

It's win, win, win! And some yoga!

If you're not a member yet, and fancy dipping your toe in, why not try our Live Online Yoga classes, bringing you accessible yoga for all, from our living room to yours? Sign up now for 15 days of free unlimited classes. Enter the code THREE4THIRTY and get 50% off your first 3 months, that's just £10/month.

Carrie Froggett Carrie is a co-founder of The Frog Project, yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer and full time stay at home mum to two smalls. When she's not playing with the kids or practicing yoga, you'll likely find her in the middle of her veg patch, trowel in hand and covered in mud. She loves the outdoors, and would camp every night given the chance. She and her partner in crime, Martin, set up The Frog Project with the aim of bringing classical yoga to all, and deliver live online classes with a group of dedicated teachers, to students of all experiences, ages, shapes, sizes, jobs, lives, you name it, from all around the world. Join them now and get 15 days of free unlimited classes. It's just yoga.

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