Inspirations

My Thoughts On Yoga and Life

Spaciousness

Spaciousness Something that I’ve been working on throughout the whole of August is creating more space in my life for me!! Sometimes life gets so busy there is no time for me....... Space between thoughts, personal space, space in my physical body to allow prana to...

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Packing

We all have a bag. We all pack differently. Some of us are traveling light. Some of us are secret hoarders who’ve never parted with a memory in our lives. I think we are called to figure out how to carry our bag to the best of our ability How  to unpack it, and how to...

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I will not die and un-lived life

A dear friend and student of mine sadly passed away recently. I had so much love and respect for this special lady and feel so much for the loved ones she has left behind. When she first found out that she had 3 brain tumors, she was of course upset but also at the...

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Just practice

Feeling the love from my practice today. ❤️ I am a stronger, more positive, more open-minded, more stable as well as a much more content person now, compared to the me of 25 years ago. I no longer want someone else’s life or someone else’s ‘things’...

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Shine your light bright

I came across this gem the other day, a great reminder to us all. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be...

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Let your inner goddess shine

Let the goddess we all have inside, shine and light the world. ✨ The Sanskrit name for this pose is Utkata Konasana. Utkata and means powerful or fierce angled posture. When we combine a physically powerful posture with body language that enhances feelings of...

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Breath!

BREATH! "Inhale, pause, Exhale, pay attention to the flow of your breath......" - In a yoga class these should be the most spoken words by the teacher - And yet I’m often hearing that some ‘yoga teachers’ don’t emphasise the breath or even teach breathing techniques...

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Restorative yoga versus Jet lag

F-cked up Circadian Rhythms, and severe Jet Lag verses the power of Restorative yoga - Restorative yoga wins hands down. After visiting my son in New Zealand, my biological body clock was majorly disrupted. My digestive system was been out of sorts, I had muscular...

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Winter Newsletter 2019

If like me, you’ve been hibernating or feeling lethargic for most of January, then trust that your body is simply syncing with nature and showing you exactly what is truly needed right now.

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You’re allowed…..

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” ― Mo Willems. You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t find yourself in. You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t love yourself in. You’re allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making...

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Tap in to your power!

Tap in to your power! Do you listen or pay attention to your voice of self doubt? The one that butts in when you have a great plan, idea or vision   Beneath self doubt, there is a deeper voice It is that deeper voice that self doubt is talking to It is the one...

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Winter Blues /Yoga and the Pineal Gland

When the darkness of winter darkens your mood, you may get mood swings, feel mentally and physically drained as well as fatigued. It’s thought that some people's bodies can't properly adjust their internal clocks to winter's shorter days. This has been closely linked...

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Bali is just the beginning…..

This photo speaks volumes, our last evening together in Bali and 36 very happy, healthy smiling faces literally glowing back at the camera. Rosemary and I feel truly honoured to have held such a transformative space for all of these radiant beings. To be honest we...

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The Heart of Yoga

So last week when we were teaching our retreat group in Ubud here in Bali we arranged a special treat for our yogis. A visit from a very inspiring teacher (and well known in the yoga world) who just happened to be teaching in Ubud at the same time as us. We invited...

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A little seasonal reminder…..

It never ceases to amaze me when September rolls around, how our level of energy and activity increases, literally after a slow lazy August, the hustle and bustle of September has now rolled into full swing. However, with it, September brings cooler drier air and...

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Embrace the menopause

Yoga teaches us to love and accept ourselves exactly as we are because we are all worthy no matter what........when we love ourselves, then confidence exudes from us and we become empowered women. And that also means embracing being over 50 and ‘the menopause’. This...

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Intimacy

Intimacy has to start with you, it’s about looking inside and first understanding ourselves It is sharing absolutely everything with those you are close to without judgement or reproach It is having people that support you fully and are there to catch you when you...

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Somatics – healing movement therapy

SOMATICS YOGA I have been studying yoga somatics for the past 3 years now and finally am feeling confident to share and teach workshops on the subject. I teach on average about three 121 clients a day and this work has been profound for me in its capacity to realign,...

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Infinite potential

You’ll know the people that feed your soul because you feel good after spending time with them. Ive just spent another wonderful weekend in Norfolk co teaching a retreat with my lovely friend and partner Rosemary Booker and yet another beautiful group of yogis. Our...

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Bridge pose – Setu Bandhasana

My pose of the week; Bridge pose - Setu Bandhasana. Balancing the heat of summer by cooling the lungs, calms the brain and builds a bridge to free up space in the body. So simple and yet It is often practiced with pelvic misalignment. I teach bridge pose more than I...

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Give our planet a little bit of love

I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this. Just over a  week ago, I arrived back from teaching my 3rd yoga retreat on the magical island of La Gomera with the loveliest group of 21 women. In fact this is only my second retreat in 13 years...

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Let your body lead the way

In yoga the body takes shape because we encourage it to. Sometimes it is a gesture we are yearning for in order to express ourselves or to find some kind of release. The question is, can we freely enter our own landscape of openness towards our body, mind and heart...

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Being in ‘the pause’ and the importance of not-doing

'Wu Wei' means - Non-action and is one of the most famous Taoist concepts, repeatedly pointed out in Tao Te Ching, the great Taoist classic.  We should not hurry to action, since most things in the world take care of themselves if left alone, and order will eventually...

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Love and partnership

I wrote this piece about partnership and love to read at my brother’s wedding recently. It was really well received amongst the guests, so I thought It’d be nice to share on here. I’ve obviously taken out the names and a few other sentences that were personal. Enjoy…....

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