‘Practice and all is coming’

This is where it begins. A simple mat perhaps a block, bolster in a small, quiet space. It’s all you need. And then you begin… Pattabhi Jois famously said ‘practice and all is coming’. What wise words? It can apply … Continued

5 top tips for a sugar free, breakfast

  Guest blogger Ellie Holly of Holly Healthcare talks about healthy alternatives to sugary cereals for all the family. ‘There’s a lot in the press lately about the damaging effects of sugar on our health and worse, our children’s health. … Continued

Balletboyz ‘Ballet 4 Autism’ vlog

Today the Balletboyz came to visit TreeHouse School, home to Ambitious about Autism, where I work as a dance and yoga tutor. I’d read so much about their new outreach initiative ‘Ballet 4 Autism’, the brainchild of Balletboyz co founder, … Continued

Chair Yoga for 2nd and 3rd trimester

Standing postures are great for strength, balance and circulation but as baby grows these postures can feel uncomfortable.  The weight of the belly can make the legs feel heavy. Try using a chair for support with some simple modifications for … Continued

Ginger, lemon, honey tea tonic

Are you still fighting off a nasty cough or cold? Having had so many of my class participants poorly with terrible coughs and colds, I felt we needed a yoga supplement, to help boost our immune system.  Last week, we enjoyed a … Continued

Is yoga the answer to our mental health problems?

Why is yoga good for our mental health? I believe it’s the cognitive nature of yoga that makes it such an effective tool for our mental health. Of course, the guidance of your GP is imperative but in terms of … Continued

Nature or nurture?

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This is my ‘Squished Pose’! Ha ha ok, it’s really  #upavishtakonasana – wide angle forward stretch. But here’s a question…nature or nurture? We’re not all born with the same anatomy. Subtle differences can make significant impact in our range of … Continued

Standing for Strength

Aside from drinking lots of warm tea to see us through the winter months, our practice has focused particularly on strength and flexibility.  I always incorporate a strong standing sequence to warm us up, ground our energy and prepare us … Continued

Yoga for kids and Teens

Motivating our kids to stay active and exercise can be quite a job! With child obesity a global concern, coupled with the excessive use of the internet, computer games and mobile phones, our children are in danger of effecting their … Continued