Reflections

My Thoughts On Yoga and Life
Awakening Shakti

Awakening Shakti

Awaking Shakti - lets make 2020 the year of Empowerment! I've had much more time to practice yoga/ meditation as well as other forms of focussed activities this year. This isn’t something I just do for the sake of it, but it is something that undoes me. This has meant...

read more
Acceptance

Acceptance

My word of 2020! The year of adjustment - the new ‘normal’ is indefinite uncertainty and loss of a way of life! Many of us are experiencing the same experiences of grief, denial, lack of purpose, anger or even depression — but managing it requires acceptance! But...

read more
Finding my way in the ‘Here and Now’

Finding my way in the ‘Here and Now’

Finding my way in the 'Here and Now' - by offering One to One Yoga Tuition. Whilst there is a great deal of uncertainty around the current global situation, in a sense, this also reminds us that contemplating our future is still a very necessary part of navigating...

read more
Embrace Change

Embrace Change

Growth is painful, change is painful but the art of life lies in constant readjustment. This space is being created in your life for something new to emerge if you can adapt. The secret of change is to not to fight past ways of being but to focus all of your energy on...

read more
Keeping it Real

Keeping it Real

Namaste – I’m back!
You may or may not have noticed that I dropped out of social media sometime after lock-down began and only came back a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t a conscious choice, it’s just that I had absolutely no inclination or enthusiasm to scrawl through posts or to write anything inspiring.

read more
The journey

The journey

This may resonate right now. The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice...

read more
Day 14 Lockdown –  ‘Allowing’

Day 14 Lockdown –  ‘Allowing’

DAY 14 LOCKDOWN ALLOWING For the first 10 days of lockdown, I was in busy mode! I have had to cancel many events, from retreats to masterclasses and teacher trainings. I’ve sent email after email, I witten to many gracious and understanding yogis and also some that...

read more
Grace

Grace

Opening to Grace’ is a term often associated with yoga practice. It is a way of leading everything we do with the quality of an open-hearted attitude, infinite trust, belief, possibility, support and gratitude. The willingness to receive what is already in the core of...

read more
A timely reminder

A timely reminder

Sitting in stillness and observing your breath is healing on every level 🙏🏼 “When you practice sitting meditation, the first thing you do is to bring peace to your breath and to your body. Pay attention to your in-breath and out-breath. Your breathing...

read more
Holding Space

Holding Space

We held the space for a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating, refreshing and replenishing yoga retreat in The Peak District in November 2019 which truly was food for the soul. Our group stayed in the most gorgeous comfortable barn conversion with stunning views of The Hope...

read more
Vulnerability is a strength not a weakness

Vulnerability is a strength not a weakness

Vulnerability is a strength not a weakness. Vulnerability is having the courage to show up, show our feelings, be intimate in our relationship with others and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. We are born vulnerable and stay that way for our entire...

read more
Rest!

Rest!

REST is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is the essence of giving and receiving. Rest is an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to give up on the already...

read more

Authenticity – a reminder

Are you a people pleaser or a drifter who is stuck in a routine of regrets OR are you living your truth? Your truth means being your true authentic self, it is the voice of your intuition, your gut feeling, your instinct, your inner knowing, it’s about your own...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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’...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more