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

Are you suffering your experience?

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The path of yoga is one that is guiding us towards liberation. Freeing ourselves from the things which cause us to suffer unnecessarily. We often suffer because we are not conscious that it is ourselves who are causing our own suffering. I heard this teaching from Mooji recently, which I’m sharing here because it really encapsulates what I’m doing in … Read More

Authentically Practising

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Everyone has a different story for how they came to yoga. Equally we all experience it in different ways. A lot of this is about the different bodies we all have, the different minds we have. A lot of it about the expectations we have for ourselves and what intention we have when we practice. Yoga is very experiential. An … Read More