Welcome to Episode 7 of the Nurtured by Nature podcast. Today I’m delighted to be joined in conversation by the lovely Helen Peterson. Helen is the owner of Happy Seal Yoga, based on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast.
During this inspiring episode we explored how Helen’s journey to improve her surfing, lead her to yoga, and rippled out to create a community that now works together to care for and enjoy the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline she calls home.
We discussed how yoga can provide both a physical and perhaps more importantly mentally supportive route to recovery after serious injury and that even if you can’t touch your toes, you shouldn’t be put off trying yoga. Lastly we pondered how our own perspectives in life can lead to us becoming blinkered and taking for granted the beauty that’s just around the corner on our own doorsteps.
Learn more about Helen:
Based on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast, Helen founded Happy Seal Yoga in 2019 and specialises in outdoor yoga by the sea classes for all abilities. Classes take place in Sandsend, Whitby, Scarborough, Cayton Bay & Filey. Connecting with nature and absorbing the sounds of the sea as you flow gives that all important quiet time that is often hard to find in busy day to day life. Helen loves the outdoors and is particularly fond of the sea. A firm believer in the proven positive mental health benefits of activity in, on and near the ocean, when she’s not teaching yoga you’ll usually find her in, on or very close to the sea!
Instagram -@happysealyoga https://www.instagram.com/HappySealYoga/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HappySealYoga
Other useful links from this episode:
Planet Patrol: Join or set up your own litter collection on the events page, nothing is booked in yet for summer 2023 but when it is it’ll be at this link: https://planetpatrol.co/clean-ups/
Wave Project: Helen volunteers as a surf mentor: https://www.waveproject.co.uk
Ekotex Yoga: beautiful, ethical and durable yoga mats and props designed to support yogis as much as supporting the planet: https://ekotexyoga.co.uk