My, very current, Mental Health story

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As it is #WorldMentalHealthDay I’d thought I’d share my very current story…. For me life is always a balancing act, I work a very demanding day-job and teach upwards of three Yoga classes a week. Add into that daily yoga practice, time with my partner, family and friends plus housework, … Read More

Inspiration is what you see in the mirror

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Today my social media feeds are full of inspirational women in different guises. Twitter is showcasing the powerful female leaders, on Facebook friends and family are celebrating inspirational mothers, daughters and grandmothers, my Instagram feed is highlighting wonderful yoginis – it is International Women’s Day after all. But this got … Read More

REVIEW: One for Sorrow

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Heart pounding I slumped back in my seat and refocused my attention on the scene unfolding in front of me. I was in the dark, eerie, slightly drafty loft of the 15th Century Tuckers Hall in Exeter and so absorbed in the tense, dramatic scene playing out in the room … Read More

Waking up

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  On Waking I give thanks for arriving Safely in a new dawn, For the gift of eyes To see the world, The gift of mind To feel at home In my life. The waves of possibility Breaking on the shore of dawn, The harvest of the past That awaits … Read More

REVIEW: Howie the Rookie

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It was like being immersed in a good book, the words conjuring up images in my mind, vibrant and alive – only better… The visuals played out clearly in my mind’s eye – the way each character looked, sounded, their mannerisms the finer details of each scene right down to … Read More

Equanimity of mind is yoga

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The first time I read sloka 2-48 in the Bhagavad Gita it resonated, firstly because it felt like the objective of my yoga practice, but also because it contains many of the teachings of yoga within it. For me my yoga is the realisation that I am not my mind … Read More

How yoga changed my life

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Ten years ago I was an uptight stress-head waiting to explode at any moment. I thought I was ‘happy’ that way – it was familiar and comfortable, but friends and family were staying away and my home was a hive of stress and negativity. I had to change. But how…? … Read More

Review: The Brexit Club

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It’s Friday night and I am in Exeter’s Cygnet Theatre watching the Brexit Club; as the play reaches its climax four men are locked in a heated debate – only the show has been performed by just two impressive actors. The geeky character of Melvin (Midge Mullin) airs his views, … Read More

A crisis of confidence

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l have spent an incredible three days learning about teaching yoga to autistic kids. A humbling experience when you see the joy in these children, who are often physically and cognitively different from us ‘normal’ or neuro-typical people. The leaning was made even more inspiring because of the love and … Read More

Teacher training stole my yoga practice

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I’ve been meaning to write for ages about how yoga teacher training stole my yoga practice! But I have been too busy planning and teaching classes, learning Sanskrit and studying the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutra and Hatha Yoga Pradipika to write the post. Then I realised something else… I don’t … Read More

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