February – a practice in discernment

February is just around the corner and I’m slowly coming out of hibernation.How about you? It’s time to have a seasonal stretch and a yawn and begin to gently expand our horizons again, and that includes our yoga practices. Maybe take a slightly deeper breath? Reach out a bit more? Move a little bit more? ….but gentlyContinue reading “February – a practice in discernment”

shush… don’t disturb yourself

The year has turned, but the season remains the same. I hope your transition into 2023 has been warm and cosy and full of good company, good books and good food. I’m still very much in winter hibernation mode and enjoying not diving headlong into the new year, but resting back into the season of quietness and contemplation. It’sContinue reading “shush… don’t disturb yourself”

Yoga is for every season of life

What does it mean to be strong, at this time of your life? Where do you need to strengthen up? As a post-menopausal yoga teacher, I’m re-evaluating my practice and pondering how acceptance, determination, humour and compassion relate to my experience of physical and emotional strength. Whatever our age, our ability and our needs, findingContinue reading “Yoga is for every season of life”

Summer Stillness Breathing Space

Friday 17th July at 7.30pm – join me for a quiet hour of meditation and relaxation on zoom. The Breathing Space is exactly that… a place to pause the momentum of everyday life and sit quietly and create calm and ease in your mind and body. Seated breath based meditation is followed by a guidedContinue reading “Summer Stillness Breathing Space”

At the root of yoga is self-inquiry

Yoga is about exploring, looking inwards, finding your own rhythm of movement and stillness, finding your own way to health and wellbeing. Yoga has a number of principles, one of the key ones being SVADHYAYA, self-inquiry, attaining self-knowledge. Another is AHIMSA, non-conflict. In terms of the body and the breath, we want to find waysContinue reading “At the root of yoga is self-inquiry”