21 July

Autumn has come Early for Me this Year

Autumn has come Early for Me this Year

Autumn has come early for me this year, the summer fun has been overdone..  Yesterday I acknowledged a realisation about the disconnect between head, heart and gut. I recognise this isn’t a issue for some but also that there is a set of us whom find the art of living according to how we feel, that bit […]

10 January

Let’s talk Yoga, not Fashionista, Contortion, or Stretch Fads

Let’s talk Yoga, not Fashionista, Contortion, or Stretch Fads

This has been one of the hardest things I’ve written, yet.  I’ve spoken to students and other teachers about this many times and the generalisation of the issue I pose, generally, centres around individuals and groups whom from the outside, have a lot in common with I.  Thus, when criticising something which looks so close […]

19 April

Moving In – The Most Important Physical Relationship

Moving In – The Most Important Physical Relationship

To learn, at least in this physical plane, if something hurts, how does it want to be treated in order to heal? We know instinctively, intuitively what is good for us, the body is an accessible tool to help find answers within. Physical manifestations of pain have been said to start in the psyche, i.e. something […]

29 February

Pilates for Posture – Upper back and Shoulders

Pilates for Posture – Upper back and Shoulders

Sunday 13th March 12.00 – 14.30   Do you ever notice yourself or those around you with classic hunched shoulders and neck when checking ones phone or other electronic device?  Even when reading a paper book it seems that we don’t do enough to counter this forward curving position to help the body to find balance […]

4 December

When to go to yoga Vs. When not to go to yoga

When to go to yoga Vs. When not to go to yoga

Photo on left curtousy of Miguel Echiveria, Photo right taken by C Suzuki @Froguesthouse, Lima It comes up relatively frequently for me, as a hunch, intuition or sometimes a humanistic rash judgement, without knowing someone’s full situation first (one reason I wanted to write this, to encourage people to open a dialog more before session starts); thinking someone […]

25 August

Range Of Motion, Different for Everyone

Range Of Motion, Different for Everyone

All along our physical journey (regardless of yoga interactions) there are people who seem stronger, more flexible and all round more able. I see my ego be sparked by this still daily, but I’m not so much letting this influence me.  Yes, I still am on my own path of continuous development but no, I […]

15 December

Yoga being the seed for creation

Yoga being the seed for creation

Truth be told, although yoga IS a way of life, a way of living, breathing and being in the world, which I much admire; I haven’t made the time or felt I’ve had the stamina to self-practice in the physical sense (or even go to another’s class!) for months, probably as long as my blog writing has […]

1 October

New Class in Finchley!

New Class in Finchley!

Hey beautiful guys and gals.  Tomorrow (as in 2nd October) marks a trial class in Finchley (at Finchley Methodist Church, near to West Finchley tube), 9.30 – 10.30am.  Arrive 5 – 10 minutes early if you’d like to join and bring a mat. If all goes well then we’ll be there on a permanent basis […]

25 March

Manipura Chakra

Manipura Chakra

Moving up from Swadisthana Chakra to.. Manipura (mani = jewel, pura = dwelling place), also known as the solar plexus chakra.  It is depicted by the colour yellow and associated to the fire element; it’s located just above the belly button where it has it works with the digestive system.  Manipura is also thought to […]

18 March

Swadhisthana Chakra

Swadhisthana Chakra

Stepping up from our roots at Mooladhara Chakra to.. Swadhisthana chakra is translated as the ‘self dwelling place’ chakra, it’s located between the naval and the genitals.  It’s main aspect is sweetness, the sweetness of love and life, flowing with our emotions; thus is also has a connection to the water element.  The parts of […]