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Kate Hamilton-Hunter
Glan Conwy, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, UK, LL28 5BX

07778 134846
kate@omyoganorthwales.co.uk

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Journal

I love to keep a journal. I jot down things that come to me in meditation, or I write about personal things that I'm working through. My online Journal pages will include some of these musings, as well as suggestions to help you to create more calm, balance and serenity in all aspects of your life. Welcome x

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Introduction to the Chakras

02.12.23

I am fascinated by the Chakras! And since starting to practise Sound Healing in 2022, I have witnessed such profound healing and recognition of how our energy and physical worlds are connected, that I wanted to explore the whole theory behind the Chakra system here. Read on!

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10 Years a Yoga Teacher

12.04.23

In my 10 years teaching yoga, what have I learned?

Read my 20 thoughts on yoga, the yoga industry, what people think yoga is versus what yoga actually is, how my teaching has developed over 10 years, how it has helped me and how it can help you....

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The Benefits of Yoga & Meditation

20.03.23

'Yoga' is such a small word for such a deeply layered practice. It's not a quick fix. It doesn't work if you pop in to a class every now and then. But commit to a regular practice and you will feel the benefits.

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2023 - Make it the best year of your life!

08.01.23

How do we make the most of our opportunities and freedoms, in order to live our best lives? One thing to understand is ENERGY! How it moves through us, on it's march through the universe, and how we can raise it's frequency so that we feel full of vitality, health and happiness. And in so doing, draw more and more of the same towards us.

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November 2022 Newsletter

21.11.22

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in November 2022. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu to the left 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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My Home Studio

14.11.22

I am nearly at my 10-year Anniversary for Teaching Yoga! And in that time, my home yoga studio has had it's ups and downs. But as I open the doors once again, it feels like a new beginning, a change in direction and a chance to help more people through Yoga, Reiki and Sound Healing.

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Self-Care or Self-Ish?

14.11.22

"Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You can't serve from an empty vessel."

Eleanor Brown

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A Day of Yoga and Sound

07.11.22

Immerse yourself in yoga, sound, movement and stillness, in a day designed for you to unwind, slow down and re-connect. We invite you to connect with Mother Nature and your true Nature, unlocking your own innate power to heal, rejuvenate and re-balance.

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Sound Healing

29.10.22

Do you want to know a secret?
"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of ENERGY, FREQUENCY and VIBRATION." Nikola Tesla.

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PLOT TWIST!!

31.08.22

“When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “PLOT TWIST!!” and move on… “

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Booking Your Yoga Class, Event or Retreat

26.08.22

How to use our booking system to get started with OM YOGA, using our separate booking website, bookwhen.com. It's easy as pie!

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Yoga Kit List

26.08.22

What to bring with you to your Yoga Classes. You don't need much equipment to do yoga, a few essentials and the rest you can gather as you go along. So get yourself a nice big bag, a yoga mat, grab a cushion from the sofa and you're all set!

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Yoga Retreats - My Philosophy

23.05.22

"A rejuvenating retreat! Kate is a wonderful teacher, with many creative and nurturing ways to bring peace and calm into your life. You’ll be gently held and guided through yoga, breathing, yoga nidra …. Hidden gems that will restore your body, mind and soul."

Karan Walsh - APRIL 2022

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Itinerary for April 2022 Yoga Retreat

11.04.22

Nourish & Nurture Yoga & Meditation Retreat.

April 24 - 27th at Trigonos, Nantlle, Caernarfon, LL54 6BW.

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March 2022 Newsletter

22.03.22

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in March 2022. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu to the left 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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Testimonial for Yoga Nidra

07.03.22

When I finished my Yoga Nidra training, I ran a 40 day programme with 6 of my students as guinea pigs... we went on quite a journey and this is one of the students frank and full description of hiw much the practice of Yoga Nidra helped her.

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Retreat Testimonials

28.02.22

In 2022, I started my own Yoga Retreats, having hosted over 60 retreats for The Zest Life at Plas Cadnant on Anglesey, since 2016. I took all that I learned in my 5 years on those wonderful retreats, to Trigonos in Snowdonia.
These are the thoughts and feelings of my wonderful guests as they reflected on their time on retreat with me, and the staff and the serenity of Trigonos.

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Come on Retreat with Me!

26.02.22

Having worked for The Zest Life for over 5 years, running over 60 retreats on Anglesey here in North Wales, I have learned a lot about what makes a fantastic yoga retreat....read on for my perfect recipe!

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The Purpose of Yoga

21.01.22

Are you wondering what is the point of going to a yoga class? How is it different from other movement classes out there? What is in it for you? If so, then read on....

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Find Your Centre....

26.11.21

They say that 'Change is the only changeless law.' In other words, things will always change and there's nothing we can do about it. But what we can do is find a practice that helps us to hold steady through periods of change. Kate guides you into your centre to help you to find an anchor when you hit the stormy seas of life.

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April 2021 Newsletter

02.05.21

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in April 2021. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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March 2021 Newsletter

29.04.21

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in March 2021. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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February 2021 Newsletter

01.03.21

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in February 2021. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu side 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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December 2020 Newsletter

21.12.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in December 2020. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu side 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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International Stress Awareness Week

06.11.20

This is International Stress Awareness Week. I invite you to think about the role that stress plays in your life. If you feel that you experience stress regularly, then it's time to do something about it.

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September 2020 Newsletter 2

26.09.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in September 2020. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu to the left 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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September 2020 Newsletter

26.09.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in September 2020. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu to the left 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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Fancy a Gong Bath?

16.09.20

Sound Baths have been increasing in their popularity recently, with more and more people searching for ways to help themselves in a more natural way. But what is healing through sound all about? Our Sound expert Steph Healy explains all....

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Yoga Styles - which class to choose?

26.08.20

There are so many different types of yoga to choose from, it’s a bit mind-boggling! Whether you are looking to try some yoga in your living room, via YouYube or Zoom, or if you’re feeling ready to head out the door with a mat rolled under your arm for an in-person class (remember those?!)… read on!

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August 2020 Newslettter

26.08.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in August 2020. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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June 2020 Newsletter

30.06.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in June 2020.

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May 2020 Newsletter

08.06.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in May 2020.

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April 2020 Newsletter

24.04.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in April 2020.

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March 2020 Newsletter

30.03.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out at the end of March 2020.

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March 2020 Newsletter

21.03.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in March 2020. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu 'Newsletter'. Thank you X

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February 2020 Newsletter

24.02.20

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Who am I? Who do I want to be?

18.02.20

As a yoga teacher, I find that most people struggle with seated meditation because the mind is too busy. So, a great practice to overcome that hurdle is to lie down with Yoga Nidra, a sleep-based meditation technique.

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A personal story about the Chakras.

03.02.20

"The chakra system is a map for the journey through life. Using this map not only helps you find your way along life's journey, but also makes the journey worthwhile."
Anodea Judith, Chakras Made Easy

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What is Yoga Nidra?

30.01.20

I teach Hatha Yoga to unwind the tensions that build up in the outer, physical body. I teach Pranayama (breathing techniques) to create more space on the inside. I teach Meditation to access the wisdom of the higher self. I teach Yoga Nidra to teach the lost art of rest and to initiate deep change and deep peace.

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January 2020 Newsletter

27.01.20

Copy of my Newsletter sent out in November 2019. If you would like to receive monthly news from me, please fill out the form on the menu 'Newsletter'. Thank you :)

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December 2019 Newsletter

27.01.20

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November 2019 Newsletter

27.01.20

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Yoga from my side of the mat...

27.01.20

Yoga is for everyone. YES! ... but you have to...
A. Step out of your comfort zone and try it...
B. Once you get it, keep doing it... even if you have missed classes, come back. Begin again.
C. Realise that it is a two-way street, your yoga teacher turns up every week with a heart full of wanting to make a difference, but it doesn't work if you're not there!

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My Yoga Nidra Story Part 2

27.11.19

In Yoga Nidra, I can drop into a meditative state effortlessly. And in that space I get to hang out with my subconscious mind, ask a pertinent question, and see what bubbles up from my inner world, my intuition, my inner voice.

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Autumn Meditation & Pranayama

18.11.19

Since autumn is all about slowing down, we can take a cue from the season and “detox” the busy, full energy of summer. This doesn’t mean doing anything extreme, but rather intentionally slowing down the mind and nourishing the body through simple more meditative practices.

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Autumn Yoga Goodness

07.10.19

Autumn is the season of change, transformation and slowing down, but also a time when the plans we made earlier in the year are bearing fruit. We can see this in nature, the leaves are curling and drying out, the air is cooler, the ground is wetter, and blackberries and sloes are in the hedgerows.

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My Yoga Nidra Story

23.08.19

I love to teach Yoga Nidra, but my story with this practice started years ago, in a yoga class, under a blanket, listening to an Indian guru on a tape recorder with my first yoga teacher.

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My go to place for yoga music – Spotify

11.08.19

Music is an integral part of creating a relaxing ambience in my yoga classes. It helps me to create a nurturing, safe, relaxing space for our practice. You can take my playlists with you by following me on Spotify!

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My Morning Lemon Water Ritual

28.07.19

One of the first things I do in the morning is put the kettle on, slice up some lemon (and ginger) and make a big mug of my favourite drink. (Lemon water can also be made with cold or room-temperature water.)

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How is your 'Sleep Hygiene'?

27.07.19

Our Morning Routine actually begins the night before. How we start the day, sets us up for the rest of the day, right? This all actually begins the night before the morning after. Right? Confused? Read on…

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What to expect in a class with me ...

15.07.19

Sometimes the one thing that stops us from trying something new is that we don't know what to expect. So, with yoga, I always say, try a few teachers and classes until you find one that works for YOU. Pop along to a class with me and this is what you'll find us doing...

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How is your Morning Routine?

14.07.19

Do you have a centring and sacred morning routine? Or do you tumble out of bed after hitting snooze one time too many, grab a coffee and fly out of the door? Which one of those two scenarios is going to give you the best start to a brilliant day? Hmmmm?! I wonder….

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Are we sitting comfortably?

14.07.19

One thing that held me back when I was learning to meditate was that I could not get comfy. My back would start to ache, pins and needles in my legs, or I would start to nod off! How do we sit with comfort and poise so that we can actually get to meditate?

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Meditation? What's stopping you?

14.07.19

Busy mind? Unable to sit still? Not enough time? There are many reasons why people give up or don’t even begin to practise meditation.

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Breathing for Balance

14.07.19

How to maintain BALANCE amidst the chaos? Try using this visualisation and breathing technique throughout your day or in a seated meditation.

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Mindfulness or Meditation?

14.07.19

We hear these two words as if they are interchangeable, these days. But what do we mean by the two M’s and how can we use them to enhance our daily lives?

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Found your teacher? Next steps ...

06.07.19

First steps into yoga. It’s hard to know where to start with anything new. That’s OK. That’s why you’re here on this page…. Here are 10 things to consider about what essentials you’ll need to get started and how to top up your yoga buzz when you get home.

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Thinking about starting Yoga?

06.07.19

So you have been thinking about starting yoga. You’ve read a magazine article, your friend started a while ago and you can see what a difference it has made….or maybe your GP has suggested it to get you moving and shaking...??? If you’re ready to take the plunge, here’s my 6 Top Tips to get you started …..

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Yoga is my Life ... My Life is Yoga

24.05.19

Yoga and Meditation found me when I was moving towards a very challenging time in my life and it kept me from going under more times than I can count.

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