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What Do You Prefer In a Group Class?

Over the past 20 or so years of actually teaching and continuing to learn, what I teach now, has been pared back considerably, but, yet, I know it’s actually way more useful for the most amount of people. Many of us are managing injuries and conditions and so what we do is also practical and therapeutic and still challenging enough for the majority.

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Life in Flow; The Freedom of Allowing

Changing your Mind, Changes Everything… What we think of as our “mind” exists in every single cell of our body.  At its essence, Yoga literally means there is no separation. Everything is one. Not so crazy when  you consider our physical bodies are made up of stardust. The idea of non-separateness can challenge our ego-driven […]

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Why You Should Activate Your Nuts!

What does it mean to activate your nuts? Yes…yes….titter… of course I wrote it that way just to get your attention! Today I made some almond butter with almonds that I had activated, I don’t usually bother, but, at the risk of sounding like Paleo Pete, it can be a useful thing to do on […]

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Why do Human Bodies Need To Move?

Why do humans need to exercise? It’s a shame if the first thing to pop into your mind was “to burn calories” as it sort of misses the point. Most of us in the modern, Western World eat far too much and just don’t move enough, so if we just stopped eating so much, we’d […]

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Yoga & Pregnancy – Okay or Not?

Yoga and pregnancy make for an interesting combo. Firstly, there are those who believe pregnancy and yoga go together like strawberries and cream and it’s a great time to start. On the other hand, there are lots of regular yogis who suddenly disappear the moment, they find out, worried that they won’t be able to […]

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How Yogasana Works!

I always tend to offer poses and exercises that are more accessible to the majority in class, so we don’t usually practise this asana – bhujapidasana (swing) pose as part of a sequence, although we may do subtle variations of it in a more doable way that simply recreates the subtle yet powerful activations. Either […]

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Once Upon a Time I Met a Monk…

Unsurprisingly (or even surprisingly perhaps in the Insta world we live in), even though I look pretty peaceful in this image, believe it or not, I am not meditating, Truly. I am just posing for a photo (and it is a nice photo, thanks Nev). It’s one of the most pleasing things to be able to do; sit […]

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Most “Yoga” Experiences Don’t Happen on the Mat..

You may have heard people say they don’t like “yoga”.  Perhaps they maintain an idea that it’s “not for them.” Maybe it’s something you have said! What is really meant by this though, is that it has thus far proved elusive and simply hasn’t been found yet. Of course in its true sense, “yoga” is for everyone – who […]

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What Do You Do When You Are Feeling Flat?

We all go through feelings of blah from time to time and sometimes it can seem as if there is no rhyme or reason. I don’t know if that’s entirely true, but it may be that it’s just difficult to identify a specific cause. For lots of us, there are so many thoughts and feelings […]

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