27 August 2014

Flick does: Hip Hop Yoga – Yoga 213 Melbourne review, my experience of hip hop yoga!

Image via Yoga 213

So what is hip hop yoga? Do you groove your way through a sun salutation? Imagine doing your vinyasa to some fresh hip hop beats. Sound like your kind of thing? Then Hip Hop Yoga is for you! I like to spice up my practice every now and again and when I had a trip to Melbourne coming up I took it as the perfect opportunity to try something new and do some hip hop yoga. So what was it actually like in reality? I headed to Yoga 213 to find out.


A google search of ‘hip hop yoga’ will lead you to the only studio around, Yoga 213 (Melbourne and Sydney). They have  a slick looking easy to navigate website with everything you need to know, class styles, prices, timetables – it’s all there. I booked for my class before my trip and paid online via Mind Body (a booking software common to many yoga studios) super easy as I already had the app for my regular studio, bonus!
There were a few choices of classes, Chill, Yin or Hip Hop, obviously I went straight in and clicked on hip hop and this was the description:
“Make your move. Find your groove…. Loud beats help you move…..Tune in while you tune out. Bend. Stretch. Harness your practice. Let go.”
Sounds fab. Sign me up.


24 August 2014

Do you suffer from the comparison curse? How to stop comparing yourself to others

Do you often find that you comparing yourself to others? Have you been struck with the comparison curse lately? Read on for my tips on how to stop comparing yourself and I also share some of my favourite comparison picture quotes with you.

Some things you should know

 #1 We all do it.

Yep, that’s right. Everybody at some point or another with compare themselves to someone else. Phew, you are not alone!


15 July 2014

How to take your blog to the next level - 4 steps and my secret weapon

I love blogging but have found it so hard to find the time to take it to the next level. These 4 steps will point you in the right direction and I will share with my secret weapon!. Have you ever come across a blog and thought "I want mine to look that good" or "this blogger totally gets me"? It has been a long time since my last post but I had the opportunity to share this with you and it has spurred me into action.



16 February 2014

A Special Announcement...

Hi everyone, I know it has been a long time since my last post and there are reasons for this:
  1. I have been on holidays from uni (which technically means I have more time for blogging but really means I am enjoying doing didley squat!)
  2. I have been working (not really an excuse).
So.... apart from those crappy reasons, I am excited to say the real reason is that I have been busy CREATING AN ENTIRE NEW LOOK & DIRECTION FOR FLICK OF APPROVAL!!!!

It has happened.... I am making the move from blogger to wordpress! This actually involves a fair whack of work and takes some time, in fact my changeover experience may just be the makings of a great post, so I apologise for my absence. In the mean time and as uni goes back in a few weeks I am sure the posts will be coming thick and fast from all of my study procrastination! I have a whole list of ideas brewing and trying to split my time between creating content and doing all the little bits of tweaking on the new site.

The good news:

  • This blogger site won't be disappearing anytime soon, I will most likely be redirecting post links but not quite up to that stage yet.
  • The Flick of Approval will be better then ever, I will be a lot more active and posting on a more regular basis.
  • The new blog looks amaze!! Just saying. Personal opinion :)
and the best part is:
IT IS LIVE NOW! It is not quite perfect yet so please excuse any annoying bits while I am busy fixing it. I am hoping to have it ready for launch to celebrate 100K page views, but I thought I would still allow you guys to be able to view it in the mean time, so head on over and check it out here. FYI, there is no new content compared to this blog ...yet and remember it is not quite at its maximum amazeballs level of completion. Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments or on twitter @flickofapproval, I would love to hear from you! Yes, I finally changed my twitter to flickofapproval from flick_kitty, makes sense, no? This is not the flick_kitty of approval after all.

Thanks for reading, see you soon all shiny and new!

Flick xx

23 January 2014

Thursday Thought - Happiness Takes Effort

I read this article the other day that someone shared on Facebook from cracked.com titled "6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person" by David Wong. Curiosity piqued, I checked it out (warning, it contains lots of swearing). Agree with the content or not, it is definitely an interesting read and a no frills approach to self improvement. Out of the whole article there was one quote that really stood out to me:

22 January 2014

50,000 page views! My top 5 landscape photos - No. 4

Hello everyone! Ok so after a very long break over the holiday and new year period I am back! Here is my next favourite ‘view’

No. 4 – Bay of Fires – Tasmania, Australia

The obligatory sunset pic

This is just one of the countless North East coast of Tasmania and they make the most amazing places to visit in the Summer. This picture was the view from my tent taken last Easter and is a place right at the end of the Bay of Fires area called ‘The Gardens’ .