Reflections

My Thoughts On Yoga and Life

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…..

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

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 – 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

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

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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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’ - 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

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

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

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

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

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!

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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