Inspirations

My Thoughts On Yoga and Life
Somatics – healing movement therapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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All change

All change

I’ve been a bit quiet on the writing front for a while, I haven’t had the inspiration, inclination or the time to be honest. That’s because there’s been a fair bit of adjusting and a lot of ‘change’ to get used to since we got back from India in February. When...

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Conscious loving

Conscious loving

Are you offering your loved ones ❤️‘Conscious loving’?❤️ If I’d been asked that question 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have had a clue, but now I know ‘conscious loving’ is the vital key to the success of all relationships. The ability to ‘consciously love’ is probably one...

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Live, laugh, love

Live, laugh, love

This is my core philosophy on life - live, laugh and love 💕 always. Just back from a wonderful trip to India, as always we embraced it all, the culture, the food, the locals, new friendships, festivals and the whole Indian way of life. I’m now full to the brim...

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Rocks and currents

Rocks and currents

Perched on a large rock cemented to the ocean floor. As the waves expand and contract, in the midst of turbulence, the rocks stay heavy, strong and grounded. In our body, we also have currents that are constantly flowing. There is the ebb and flow which are our waves...

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Vinyasa

Vinyasa

‘Vinyasa’ - to link and flow movement with breath. This intimate communion between mind, body and breath offers each of us The opportunity to come back to our own unique, rhythm and harmony. The breath linked with effortless flowing aligned movement cultivates a...

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New Year Inspiration

New Year Inspiration

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days. I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred. I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; It’s just...

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Wishing you all a wonderful 2018 filled to the brim with love ❤️❤️ Love makes the world go round and makes the bumpy ride worth while ~~~~~~ 2017 has been a bit of a rollercoaster year for me, full of extreme highs as well as extreme lows. I’ve experienced fun times,...

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Love

Love

Never underestimate the power of yoga and mindfulness, because the love that we uncover through them is such a beautiful gift that we can offer out to the world; I was inspired to write this after a beautiful silent walk in the woods yesterday, closely followed by a...

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Winter self care tips to stay balanced and healthy

Winter self care tips to stay balanced and healthy

1. Give yourself some ‘me’ time every day. Do something that’s about ‘you’ 2. It’s ok to slow down. Conserve your yang energy and invest in restoring energy reserves by practicing more Yin or Restorative Yoga. 3. Eat more moist, warming and grounding foods such as...

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Slow motion + rhythmic prana = healing

Slow motion + rhythmic prana = healing

At this time of the year I love to practice Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation), slowly, mindfully rhythmically, drinking my breath and pausing between the breaths. Just ten minutes of practicing this slow rhythmic flow will leaves me feeling so amazingly revived,...

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The willingness to grow comes from growth!

The willingness to grow comes from growth!

Yoga has taught me that the willingness to grow comes from growth itself! None of us are where we were 5 years ago and probably most of us are aware of how are lives have changed and how our needs have also changed. The past 3 years have been a huge growth period for...

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Support and Intimacy

Support and Intimacy

All 'beings' need support and intimacy. Feeling supported by my family, friends and colleagues means that the peace and love inside of me can grow. It means that when I doubt myself or others, I have the support in accepting things that I have a hard time swallowing...

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Expansion and Contraction

Expansion and Contraction

Expansion and Contraction "The practice of yoga is the merging of all polarities already in union". - Mark Whitwell - Yoga of Heart. For 15 years, the core principles of my teachings have always been about expansion and contraction of body and breath in order to find...

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Are you settling?

Are you settling?

People often say to me, ‘you’re so lucky’, or ‘it’s alright for some’ or ‘you have a great life’ or ‘I wish I had your life’ etc. However, I created this life, it didn’t just happen over night, it wasn’t luck! – I decided not to settle…….

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Reach high people! 🎉

Reach high people! 🎉

“You draw to you the people and events which resonate with the energy that you are radiating. You attract what you are, so be your best.” Lynda Field

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