Holidays again :)

It’s my last day of being on holiday, and when I woke up the clocks had gone back and it was raining A LOT, so me and the puppy snuggled up with coffee and yesterday’s rugby on the laptop. It’s a real treat to spend a Sunday morning in such a relaxed* and decadent way.Continue reading “Holidays again :)”

Overwhelm and restorative practices

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, one which I really love. However, for anyone with children at school, or who works in education, it can be such a busy time that it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We’re going into week six on Monday, with another two weeks until half term, and for many peopleContinue reading “Overwhelm and restorative practices”

Balance

It’s all about balance, isn’t it? You want to follow your chosen path, so you work at that, but you also need to pay the bills, so while you’re learning, or building, you need to earn money in some other way, and then you find yourself dashing about between jobs, activities, commitments and tasks. WhenContinue reading “Balance”

Yoga in the park, yoga nidra, and the effects of a meditation practice

With the beautiful warm weather we’ve been having, I’ve been lucky enough to have people join me to practise in a local park. The sessions have been fairly mellow the last couple of times as it’s been so hot, and we had to miss most of May because of the rain, but practising in theContinue reading “Yoga in the park, yoga nidra, and the effects of a meditation practice”

Further teacher training :)

I’m really excited to be signed up to complete 30 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) in Yoga Nidra. The training is run by Melanie Cooper (who was my teacher trainer for my 200 hours certificate) and Jennie Wadsten. Yoga Nidra, or ‘yogic sleep’ is a beautiful, restful practice that I find wonderfully restoring. IfContinue reading “Further teacher training :)”

New beginnings

In-person classes could restart on Monday 17th May, and I kicked off with a beginners’ class in Slimbridge. It was a simple, straightforward routine designed for people who haven’t done yoga before- slower so that everyone could find the pose, work out how their body needed to approach it, and have time to find integrityContinue reading “New beginnings”

Yoga and hula hooping in the park

On Sunday 25th April we braved the chill and enjoyed the sun as we moved through a simple vinyasa flow before getting some expert tuition in hula hooping from Fi Lewis. The yoga flow was offered with different options for the different bodies, from a gentle vinyasa with knees down, chest down, baby cobra; toContinue reading “Yoga and hula hooping in the park”

What does yoga mean for you?

For many people, their mental image of yoga is of an impossibly bendy person holding a really challenging pose, but actually the asana are just one ‘limb’ of the eight in classic yogic thought. For me personally, yoga is a way of grounding myself, reconnecting to my body and being mindful, and fully in theContinue reading “What does yoga mean for you?”