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…

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…

Transitions – navigating uncertain times

Wherever you stand, or choose not to stand at all, in relation to Brexit, Trump, the rise of nationalism, the acceleration of AI (artificial intelligence), the proliferation of VR (virtual reality), gender wars, race riots, the growing inequality gap…. the jitters in the air is palpable, close to home and beyond.   Pretty much everyone…