Why go on a yoga retreat?

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Creating space in our lives for ourselves is difficult to do. We have so many things that need our attention…work, kids, partner, friends and other stuff that we commit to. Not only that but technology enables us to be more distracted than ever, making it even harder to switch off. Logout and reset. A consequence of this busy-ness and distraction … Read More

You only need one thing to do yoga..

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You really only need one thing to do yoga. It’s not strength or flexibility or good balance because those things happen anyway. It’s commitment…..commitment to you!! Commitment doesn’t just mean going to class several times every week, although that’s a big part of it. It also means being present when you are there. Being committed aligns the body and mind. … Read More

Good yoga alignment is a process

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To keep you healthy, free from injury and to maximise the benefit of your yoga practice, finding the correct alignment for your body is vitally important. Alignment of the joints by stacking them on top of each other or in the same plane of movement puts the least amount of strain on the ligaments and is the most efficient position … Read More

What is your relationship with the heat?

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Over the many years I have spent teaching and practising in the heat, I have found it to be a very powerful teacher. Its taught me that even in the most difficult conditions I can remain calm. Its fiercely taught me to connect with myself when things are tough. Its taught me how to use my breath to get me … Read More

Different ways of breathing in a hot yoga class

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In a hot yoga class breath control is fundamental in order to keep your core temperature down, your mind focused and stress levels low. There are several different ways to breathe so here is a breakdown of all of them. Pranayama Deep Breathing Using the arms as bellows expands the ribcage to create more space for the lungs and with … Read More

A Deep Breath is a Deep Practice

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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 and by that I mean shallow, just using a small portion of the lungs, our life force becomes depleted and we lose … Read More

Fierce Grace

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Fierce Grace is free of the limits of some of the rigid yoga systems. It allows the body and mind to follow their wisdom and flow, while providing a framework that brings physical excellence. Fierce Grace is a 5-class yoga system based on Ashtanga, Power, classical hatha yoga and Bikram yoga and sequenced in ways that adhere to ancient yogic … Read More

Why Hot Yoga?

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I think it’s fair to say, yoga is having a bit of a moment. What used to be a hippie pastime has modernised and become main stream. I would argue that hot yoga has been a big part of that revolution. Bikram Yoga was the original form of hot yoga which exploded worldwide. A set sequence of 26 postures and … Read More

The Mirror & The Gaze

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Looking in the mirror can be challenging and I know a lot of people struggle with it. The mirror is there to assist with finding the right alignment but it can be very difficult to switch off the inner critic and look at ourselves, as we are. Directing the focus of the eyes to control the attention in yoga is … Read More

Yin & Meditation

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I am absolutely thrilled to see that Yin is becoming a more and more popular class at the studio every week. This practice has profoundly changed my Yoga journey as it shows us where the yoga is coming from inside us, rather than being lost in the shape on the outside. Yin provides such a wonderful balance to the more … Read More