Aparigraha, compassion, the year turns to darkness

We need the darkness to appreciate the light. As I write this, it’s shortly before 7am and it’s dark. I’ve avoided the electric light and am using candles- candlelight is beautiful, which is why I’ve chosen it, but I’m not sure how useful it is for writing on paper and so here I am, despiteContinue reading “Aparigraha, compassion, the year turns to darkness”

Autumn’s here

Class news, and news from the boatWe’re a month into the new school year, and three weeks into our yoga term. Classes are going well- numbers are up in each class, for which I’m really grateful and I hope they stay up! It’s been lovely to see everyone again after the summer break.The Boat ChildContinue reading “Autumn’s here”

Injury, oh no!

Last week I was coming back from yoga with Julia Frearson, took my shoes off and went to climb down the ladder/steps into the boat, just in my socks. I slipped, my left foot shot forward and my right foot stayed where it was on the top step. As my weight went left, the rightContinue reading “Injury, oh no!”

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 :)”

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”

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”