The rules are simple. For four weeks, participants commit to attending five yoga or Pilates classes a week, a daily journal entry and a minimum of ten minutes meditation each day.
You’ll get access to a BodyMindLife online platform which measures how you’re tracking in relation to eight areas of wellbeing – including your levels of energy, sleep, stress and anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, purpose, satisfaction and happiness, and intake of alcohol and caffeine.
We’ll also send daily inspiration and support, with thought pieces and how-to tips from teachers, favourite podcasts and videos, healthy recipes, and invites to community meet-ups and special events in studio.
Does it work?
Last time, students reported that their overall mental and physical health improved by an incredible 36%.
Feelings of stress and anxiety fell by 55% on average and self-esteem improved by 50%. Sleep quality also went up by 25% and sense of purpose by 46%.
The number of coffees and alcohol units consumed over the challenge dropped too. Caffeine consumption almost halved and standard alcoholic drinks fell by 41%.
For Lauren McAlister, the challenge was all about seeking change.
“I was feeling pretty flat – like my life was in a rut. I’d had a succession of injuries and my job means I spend hours and hours in front of a computer screen.
“I’d tried changing my diet but I didn’t really know how to bring back that feeling of strength and wellness in my body. I’m not a “good yogi” and I was only coming to class once a week before the challenge, sometimes even less.
“The Transformation Project wasn’t easy, life did get in the way. But I wanted to commit to something and at the end I came out with an overall improved well-being score of 52% – I felt amazing.”
“I didn’t realise how much my practice would improve – I’m much more confident and flexible in class – and most of the pain I had been dealing with has gone. I’ve also got more motivation and clarity, and have learned how a few simple exercises like writing down what I’m grateful for can completely change my outlook.”
Interested? We’re launching the next Project soon! Register here