February 13, 2019

Recently I was sat on the tube mildly fascinated by a young woman who was applying her make up mid-journey. I was partly admiring her ability to maintain stable fingers whilst the train swayed. I was partly saddened by her felt need to apply so much make up.  

Over the...

January 5, 2019

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! 

I hope you are all well and the first few days of 2019 have been kind to you. I've just returned to London after a lovely few days teaching a New Year Retreat at the beautiful Tilton House in the South Downs. Such a treat. 

It was a del...

June 8, 2018

Have you ever stopped to notice the nature of your internal dialogue? You know the thing, the self-created commentary that pops in our heads throughout our day in relation to our actions, achievements, hopes and desires. It can take various forms from the relatively in...

February 12, 2018

As we approach Valentine's Day, I invite you to give something different a go by writing a love letter to yourself. I can see why that may raise a few eyebrows ... and "REALLY!"s but do hear me out.

As many of you who regularly attend my classes will know, self-compassi...

January 9, 2018

I always find this time of year an interesting one. As we sit at the start of a new year it can be a natural time to ponder on what we want to bring into this year ahead. The parks become filled with out-of-breath, newbie joggers, the Christmas excess is replaced by dr...

December 20, 2017

As we enter the height of the festive season every shop window, TV screen and marketing board is telling us what we should buy the people in our lives to show them that we love them and to make them happy.

It was in the midst of Christmas shopping fever that I came acro...

November 16, 2016

What a strange and, in mine and many's eyes, sad and scary week for this world of ours. Of course there are many different factors that make people take the decisions they make - we need to bring light to these rather than ignoring them. However misguided we may feel p...

February 3, 2016

 It's that time of year when the days remain dark, the drive for change that felt so strong and positive when the new year was rung in may have faded a little, and as busy life kicks back in we are reminded that this culture doesn't allow much room for hibernating.

 

Ami...

August 28, 2015

Over the years, on being asked what I do and explaining that I teach yoga, I've got used to the common response "oh I'm no good at yoga, I can't even touch my toes!". In a culture in which yoga is portrayed mainly with photos of young, thin, strong and super flexible b...

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