Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide, Writer.

Do you see You or do you see Me?

When you meet someone for the first time, how much of your view about them is based on who they are and how much of it is based on who you are?   When you’ve known someone a while, how much of how you are in the relationship is based on what you expect a relationship…

Change is what you make it

With things changing (seasons, consciousness, rallies, PMs) and yet not changing (cyclical habits, clinging onto old values, that Referendum), do you ever wonder where you stand in it all? Having a centre, a core within ourselves, has never been more needed as we are exposed to more information (factual and manipulated) and at a greater flow rate. So many are…

Yoga is not meant to be fun

There is popular article in this weekend’s Guardian newspaper, based on a report that says young people are shunning hedonism for… yoga and wellness. There’s been a huge growth in festivals embracing wellness, wellbeing events and celebrities turning their life around and then launching books and podcasts “telling us” how to be well and happy.…

The power of Stop

The power of Stop.   Yesterday as I was coming out of one of the exits at King’s Cross Station, at the inevitably crowd-busting-hour of 6pm, I saw coming towards me a beautiful golden Labrador.   The dog was trying to lead its blind owner through the crowds.   They weren’t doing very well. The…

Tips for Beginners to Yoga

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a teacher is witnessing a person pursuing the practice in defiance of whatever obstacles (mental or physical, usually both together) get in the way of that. Things like ‘I’m too stiff’, ‘I can’t make the time’, ‘I have too many responsibilities’, ‘my mind won’t keep…

Meditation Myth Busters

Meditation Myth Busters Ok, let’s do this. Let’s bust the myths flying around out there about meditation. Myth Buster: We’re all meditating Technically, meditation is a word that refers to when you’re in the state of meditation. When we sit, or pause or lie down (yes that’s allowed) to meditate, what we are really doing…

New Year Reflection on Purpose, Power and Love

The more I do Yoga, the more I question what this yoga thing is about. When I learn and succeed at something I’ve learnt, I wonder who decided at what point that knowledge was ready to be applied and at what bar it is then deemed ‘a success’. Each time I’ve truly fallen in love,…

What is Mindfulness?

If your eyes rolled at the title and you nearly didn’t get even this far into the article, I wouldn’t blame you. While mindfulness is as old as the human race, the very word mindfulness has spread in recent times, and quickly so, into modern day lexicon and become an industry spanning a whole genre…