Emma and Carla

We're Emma and Carla Papas, founders s of The Merrymaker Sisters and MerryBody Online Studio. Through the empowering combination of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation, MerryBody will totally change the way you workout – AND how you feel about yourself.

334: Persistence is the best substitute for talent

The quote from Steve Martin, “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”, reminded us of the conversations we’ve been having as we get towards our 10th year of business. We never really felt especially talented in any particular field. We were never number one at anything. But we did well in everything that we …

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International Yoga Day 2022 | Celebrate International Yoga Day With Us!

International Yoga Day 2022 is celebrated on 21 June. A day to celebrate the goodness that Yoga can bring to the individual practitioner, communities and the world.  The theme for International Yoga Day 2022 is ‘Yoga for humanity’. Of course as a whole, the world has been through (and continues to go through) much adversity, …

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How To Do Yoga? | The 8 Limbs of Yoga Explained

Yoga is an ancient practice and philosophy that involves physical, mental and spiritual disciplines to help you create peace within. If you’re searching for the answer to the question: how to do Yoga? You may have thought the answer was only going to involve downward facing dogs, headstands and silent meditation… sure Yoga includes all …

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Where To Start With Yoga And What Are The Easiest Poses to Begin With?

If you are a Yoga newbie who wants to experience all the amazing Yoga benefits, both physically and mentally, but you’re feeling a little intimidated, we want to remind you that this is completely normal and ok. We remember how nerve-wracking it was to walk into Yoga Studios and see the experienced yogis upside down …

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332: The epidemic of body image anxiety

We read an article this week from the ABC Radio National about the epidemic of body image anxiety. Philosopher and author Heather Widdows says that “we’ve gone from beauty being one thing we care about to being almost defining of who we are. Societal pressure leads to image obsession.” Body image anxiety has been a …

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Reduce Stress with this 25 Minute Yoga, Pilates and Breathwork Class

This 25 minute Yoga, Pilates and Breathwork class is the ultimate class to help you reduce stress and relieve tension in the body and mind. We call it ‘Stress Release Fusion’ and it starts with calming breathwork to get you feeling centred. Then get ready for Yoga flow movement that seamlessly moves into heart-pumping, booty …

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