Many people who come along to my classes are looking for a nice wee exercise class. Perhaps they’ve always wanted to try yoga and my face just happened to pop up on their Social Media feed. But for others, this class is the antidote to a very stressful career or family life. They come along to help themselves maintain equilibrium. … More Why I teach yoga?
Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic practice, which helps to build strength, flexibility, grace and an inner calm. But it can take a while before you begin to experience any of these benefits, here are some tips to get you started on your journey and help you achieve the maximum benefits from this ancient style of yoga. … More Beginners Ashtanga Top Tips
Injuries are a part of life which we’ve all experienced. Even yoga is not exempt from the change to injure ourselves, but we can minimise the risk and help aid recovery … … More Let’s talk yoga injuries
To understand the light, we must have experienced the dark. This is the same with Yin yoga. If you don’t know what Yang styles of yoga are, then there is no basis of comparison to understand the subtleties of a Yin experience. … More Benefits of Yin Yoga
You’ve decided to start yoga and a Yin class has been recommended as a great place to begin. But what now? Here are some helpful hints to get you beyond the first class nerves. … More Yin Yoga Tips
It’s April, your New Year Resolutions have fallen into the recycle bin with all of the festive wrapping paper and suddenly talk of summer is floating about in the air. With the impending warmer weather (hopefully!) it may be worth considering dusting off those resolutions and giving yourself a bit of a re-start. … More Inspiring motivation
When most people begin their yoga journey they show up to class unsure if they’ll fit in, or indeed if they’ll come back after that one class. With this in mind, borrowing a mat from the teacher or studio you attend allows you to take part without the commitment. After all, who wants to invest in a yoga mat for it to sit sullenly in the corner, mocking you each morning it doesn’t get rolled out? … More Yoga Mat – A Friend for Life…
I consider myself somewhat of an experienced beginner yogi and of course, I had heard of Yoga Nidra before. I knew that it meant ‘yogic sleep’ but I had added it into the category as ‘just’ another form of relaxation. Boy was I wrong! … More Yoga Nidra – Deep Relaxation
All yogis face challenges when working on new poses, but how do you work through the tough times? … More Help – I`m struggling with …
Warning to all the yoga newbies out there – if you’re not careful your new hobby will take over your life … … More Warning – Yoga is Dangerous!
In our world of larger than life heroes, you don’t need to look far to find real life versions … … More Everyday heroes
I’ve been practising yoga for over 16 years now, but I still consider myself to be a beginner. … More Why I will always be a beginner?
Inspiration from an odd source Tonight is the WWE Pay Per View – Elimination Chamber (stick with me, this is yoga related, I promise!) Whichever superstar wins at this event is guaranteed a shot at WrestleMania, which is what they’re all after. This got me thinking… We’re in a kind of mini-season within a season, … More Clearing the Air
The pressure is on. Christmas is over and we are on the countdown towards 2018. This means a frenzy of activity is happening in homes up and down the country as people clean, take down Christmas decorations, and plan all of the big things they hope to achieve in the coming year. … More Making the Best Resolutions
All the running around at Christmas can leave us feeling less than calm, here are some ideas to help you enjoy a more relaxed festive season. … More 4 Steps to a Calmer Christmas
There are some Health and Safety guidelines, which may help new yogis to settle into their first class or explain the weird and wonderful reasons why we do things a certain way. … More Yoga Etiquette
The universe constantly tries to create balance in everything. The seasons are balanced between extremes of heat and cold, life and death. But life often lacks balance by definition and this can bring about a host of difficulties which demand our attention, frequently at the worst possible time. Balance and illness I need … More Building Balance
Attending a weekly yoga class is great. You head along to your local studio, church hall, or community centre and for one hour you can forget about your to do lists. Stepping onto your mat, and being guided through breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana) and then into a well-deserved relaxation (savasana) are some of … More Why you need a yoga retreat?