If you’ve read any of my other slightly shouty blogs, you’ll know that when it comes to getting on my yoga mat I ain’t exactly always full of love for it. Some days it hurts; some days it brings up all the rubbish things I’m trying to avoid; some days it makes me feel as yogic as an angry wasp trapped inside a fat man’s shirt…Read More
What’s up there in your ‘Top 5 Reasons Why I Can’t Do Yoga’? Get a nasty rash from Lycra? Incense makes you cough? Ears bleed at the first hint of an out of tune ‘om’?Read More
You’ve watched it on websites. Perhaps you’ve seen people do it on social media. Maybe you had a go at it when you were on your own one evening. You’ve even bought a magazine about it! (And if you haven’t bought this edition, do so immediately; you’re in a shop, not a library.) So why haven’t you actually been to a yoga class yet?Read More
One of the best bits about being a yoga teacher (other than I can legitimately wear stretchy yoga pants all day) is that I get to work with awesome humans. I have the joy of helping them find practical tools and solutions to help become even more awesome, through their journey with this little ole’ thing called yoga….Read More
I am currently in the throws of being a student on an Advanced Teacher Training course. Yep – I’ve gone back to bending school and my inner yoga geek could not be more delighted....Read More
You do it. I do it. I bet even the Dalai Lama, if his bare sole (or even his bare soul, for that matter) was to unexpectedly come into contact with a particularly pointy bit of Lego as he made his way to his meditation, would mutter one or two....Read More
I hate yoga. It has changed my life. It allows me to see myself for who I really am. It brings a massive magnifying glass up to all the things I need to work on in my life, emotionally and physically. It challenges me every single time I get on my mat. It makes me see all my limiting beliefs, shortcomings, flaws and strengths.
Oh – no – wait. Those are the reasons I love yoga…don’t I?
And this is me. The yoga teacher and business-owner in a love-hate relationship with the very thing she teaches and relies on for her income. It’s what the kids might call “awks”...Read More
Soft, melodic chanting can be heard gently playing over the sound system. From the organic, vegan snack bar wafts the scent of something green being juiced and mixed with other tasty things to create a too-good-for-you-to-taste-nice smoothie. Draped over rustic wooden benches are the beautiful bendy people; comparing notes about who has just returned from their 15th life-changing pilgrimage to Mysore/Bali/somewhere very spiritual just outside the M25.
“WELL WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT?” Her voice carries over the kale-crusher...Read More