Why Yin Yoga May Just Save The World

Many of you will have come into contact with some slow or restorative yoga at some point. Really the main difference between Yin and the others is in the background intention of Yin yoga. But that is a big difference, instead of just leaving you to relax in some...

Why You Should Do Yoga When Pregnant

Pregnancy and birth is the largest emotional and physical change that a womans’ body will undergo. It is a time of great change where women become more aware of the workings of their body, and as the baby grows in the womb, the extra weight results in an altered...

Stress, Relaxation and Yoga

Imagine a sabre-toothed tiger that is just about to jump at you. Imagine its huge, clawed paws and its open mouth, full of razor-blade sharp teeth. Your whole body and mind goes into an emergency mode – you are ready to face the danger. Does this image make your alarm...

A Table for Two: Happy, Healthy and Full in Pregnancy

The old saying “you are what you eat” is true for all stages of life. Pregnancy, however, calls to take a fresh look at food. Good nutrition can give the baby a head start that will influence her for the rest of her life. Generally speaking, moderation and balance,...

Teaching Yoga to Kids – How Hard Can it Be?

Teaching yoga to children is often portrayed as the soft option. Perhaps this is due to the impression, many adult yogis have, that children’s yoga is not real yoga! Is this true? Young children can’t hold poses for any length of time; they don’t have great balance;...

Finding Your Own Teaching Voice

Everybody comes to their Yoga mat as part of a personal journey, as you look about your class you may know some of the history that has brought that person to their practice, but probably not everything. Each individual has a story to tell of how Yoga has helped or...

A Yoga Teacher’s Birth Story

My Daughter, Mika Angelina was born on 30/12/12 at 1.28pm within 34 minutes of me arriving where I had planned to have a waterbirth. She was one day earlier than her due date; she certainly does not get that punctuality from me! My Birth Experience was surreal and...

What to look for in a Teen Yoga Training course?

Working with teens and young people is a very exciting and burgeoning area, which is not for the fainthearted!   For many years now, we have seen an excellent proliferation of kids’ yoga courses, directed exclusively towards 4-11 year olds in KS1 and 2. These...