Gratitude and intentions for 2020

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Every year at this time I reflect back over what’s happened in the last 12 months and look at what I appreciate and am grateful for, what I’m happy to let go of or want to change and what I want to call in for the coming year. This year I want to focus on: Health Freedom Personal Growth I … Read More

Why Do A 30 Day Challenge?

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In January we focus on the 30 day challenge – building a daily practice into your routine for 30 days. It gives your body & mind a detox and reset, it creates a new discipline into your life and it starts the year with a positive, powerful energy. It shows you the potential of your practice when you are practicing … Read More

Space for renewal, time for growth

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Having just returned from a retreat I can honestly say its the best kind of ‘break’. A retreat doesn’t just give you a holiday, it takes care of your wellbeing also.  Our yoga retreat in Kerala combines the relaxation, enjoyment and space of a beach holiday with time everyday devoted to caring for your body & mind through morning practice of meditation … Read More

The Power Of Drishti

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 “Drishti means gazing point. Drishti improves concentration and brings about a realization of oneness during the practice. With the gaze focused in one place during our practice, we can be more present in the postures. This focus and awareness can carry over into our daily life.” R. Sharath Jois  We all know how easily distracted our minds are. Having a point … Read More

Its all in the breath…

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The breath is intimately connected to our life force energy, what yogis call Prana. In a yoga practice, the breath is the most fundamental point of awareness, everything gets built on its foundation. If we aren’t breathing well our life force becomes depleted and we lose our vitality. Blockages get created in the body – not only our physical one … Read More

The Niyamas

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We’ve been writing about about Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga for the last few months – detouring last month to talk about “The Middle Way”as I was talking about it a lot in class. The 8 Limbs is a yogi’s roadmap for a creating harmony, purpose and self mastery. It gives us tools for managing and transforming the busy chaos of the mind and moving consciousness … Read More

The Middle Way

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”In practising we attempt to find our own frequency “ Norman Blair With our practice we are tuning in…. Not tuning out!! looking for our own unique frequency. The sweet spot between effort and ease is where Yoga sits waiting patiently for you to acknowledge it. This spot is in the middle of comfort and challenge… an important space in … Read More

The Yamas – guides for living well

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Yoga begins for almost everyone with the physical practice of postures.. we’re drawn to feel better in some way and using movement and breath are very powerful ways to do that. I love watching people transform themselves as they start to practice more consistently….. building self confidence, finding focus, lightening up and creating more balance internally. Rebuilding themselves from the … Read More

Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga

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Yoga on the mat is one aspect of a bigger picture. One important and extremely influential yoga text from which yoga as we know it today is derived is the yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In the yoga Sutras, Patanjali tells us that when the changing states of the mind are stilled we have the experience of our true nature. All … Read More