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

Giving up is hard to do

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Day one went well, day two not so! Sugar whilst I believe highly addictive seems to be easy for me to cut out. Maybe because I see and feel the immediate benefits of cutting out sugar. My bowels have thanked me and emptied themselves. I have felt properly hungry for … Read More

I give up….

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Back in February I gave up sugar and smoking. Then February ended and decided a little bit of sugar wouldn’t hurt and a smoke here and there would be ok. Fast forward five months and smoking is almost a daily habit and my sugar addiction is returning with a vengeance. … Read More

Bullseye!

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Silver and Gould, Substance and Shadow Theatre Next showing Exeter Cygnet Theatre at 8:30pm Wednesday 8 June. Innovative theatre company Substance and Shadow hit the bullseye with their latest offering, Silver and Gould, packed full of witty one liners it’ll be sure to keep you entertained. Lighter than their usual … Read More

India light?

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After almost 20 hours of travelling the plane began to descend towards Colombo airport, a plethora of green could be seen below covering almost every square inch of land, broken only to make way for houses each surrounded by their own jungle of green. Out of the tiredness bubbles of … Read More

Sri Lanka – the first blog post

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It is almost the end of the trip and its the first time I’ve put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). This has been a trip with a difference. For the first time I am not alone (or in a big group), instead this wonderful experience has been shared … Read More

My first student success

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After a horrible day, and week, at work I drove to my now regular Wednesday lesson wondering whether to phone and cancel. Teaching your best friend’s son means cancelling is a possibility without putting out a group of expectant individuals. But despite my lethargy and desire to curl up at … Read More

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