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Navigating the pandemic – letting there be unease

How are you doing? How are your sleep, home life, work life, bank balance, relationships, family, and friends doing? And… what’s the state of your mind? My answer to that first question: in free-fall; to the second question: in free-fall. “But you’re a yoga teacher and you meditate, you should be fine!” I’ve heard more…

Take 5 – five simple ways to connect back into the present

One of the buzz phrases of our current time is ‘live in the now’. I think Eckhart Tolle, the gazillion dollar best selling author of the book The Power of Now, has a contribution to that. Plus the rise of the self-help industry and the social media life-take over has meant we are constantly bombarded…

A Beautiful Mind

Yesterday, the skies were crystal clear and the sun beat down on us all day in London town, turning the city golden for a whole afternoon before the sun set. Today… ha, what an entirely different ‘world’… parts of the country battered by a cyclone and the rest of the land (including this capital city)…

2020 – Rediscovery of Who You Are

I’ve seen more in protest against making new year resolutions than in promoting them this year. When the internet burst on the scene, making it easy as pie to tell the world what to do/think/be, come the cusp of a new year there was an even greater buzz around resolutions, people sharing their objectives and…

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…

Let’s talk about colour

I was recently invited to an afternoon for ‘Yogis of Colour’. Receiving the email with that header subject sent an arrow into my heart – but it wasn’t a harmful blow. More like a strange hello. The inviter’s intention, as she went on to explain, was a blunt one: she had decided she was sick…

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…