Yoga is the motivation and the reward

If we treat exercise as a chore, it will always end up at the bottom of our 'to do' list beneath the pile of ironing. Life is hard enough already. Between trying to eat our vegetables, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, taking our vitamins, paying the bills, there's not much time for pleasure and [...]

How Anxiety Shows Up in the Body

Anxiety is so much more than feeling worried. Some people experience physical sensations; for others, anxiety affects their emotions more than their body. How anxiety shows up in the body: racing heart racing mind difficulty breathing headaches muscle tension insomnia knots/butterflies in the stomach sweating shaking lump in throat/difficulty swallowing irritability impatience/easily frustrated nervousness quick [...]

Your first Beginner’s Yoga Class

Starting yoga for the first time can be  scary because there are so many unknowns: what will the yoga studio be like? where will I park? what do I wear? will I be the odd one out? These thoughts are all really normal. And before I answer these questions, I think there is a bigger [...]

9 Ways to Calm the Farm

Corona- anxiety is real, and many of us are experiencing it right now. Anxiety can show up in different ways for different people which means that sometimes we don't realise we're experiencing it. Here's a quick list: Physical Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Mental Symptoms Muscle tension Digestive problems Nausea/ butterflies/stomach in knots High blood pressure, [...]

Gentle Yin Yoga Class with Elsie

This is a 46-minute beginner-friendly Yin Yoga class with Elsie and me. You will need a cushion, blanket or towel. Want to support the studio in tough times? LEAVE A TIP    

The benefits of a regular yoga practice

Here are real stories from real people who practice yoga on a regular basis. Lucinda "I have pain and stiffness often and my best protection is to practice yoga." Jim "Yoga sets me up for the day, I feel more energised and better able to deal with people". Joe "I'm a [...]

How Yoga Works

The thing I love about teaching yoga is seeing the transformations in people. Practice diligently for 12 months and it will change your life. But the question I get asked the most is "How exactly does it work"? What makes yoga so life changing compared to Pilates or the gym? Firstly, the yoga poses are [...]

Downward Facing Dog – old dog new tricks

Many people have a love/hate relationship with Downward Facing Dog. It's the nemesis of beginners and can challenge seasoned practitioners for years. People are often surprised when I tell them that I find Down Dog hard. In my opinion, it ranks up there with Warrior 1 and Upward Facing Dog as a technically challenging pose. It's [...]