Month: July 2019
Authenticity and True Self
I hesitantly stepped into my first yoga class at a time where I really felt like I had hit rock bottom. I was around 17 years old, I had an eating disorder and suffered with anorexia and depression. I had lost a sense of my basic human needs – I did not eat or drink […]
Why I started yoga
In the grand scheme of things, I am at the beginning of my yoga journey, I have met some incredible humans along the way who have much darker, more challenging journeys than I have. So I don’t claim to have all the answers and I know I have a lot more to learn. I just […]
The ‘spiritual stuff’ explained
I think there is a huge misunderstanding around spirituality – I have wonderful teachers in mind who I think of when I think ‘spiritual’ and those images usually involve burning sage, crystals, singing bowls and chanting. I like to understand how stuff actually works – maybe that’s the realist or cynic in me, or maybe […]
This word has mystified me for YEARS. I have spent SO long trying to find energy throughout my life for myself that I have become obsessed with figuring out what it is and where to get it from! I can still hear myself saying, ‘yeah I would love to do all that stuff’ (socialising, business […]
I thank the universe for my incredible life coach and now business partner, Simon Ellis. I was teaching a juicy class, one of those ones where I’m right up on my soapbox (poor students…) and I could see Simon was really getting into it. It was his first class, and he got stuck in, I […]
Weight and Yoga
I am not a nutritionist, I can only speak from my experience with my own battles of body weight and perfectionism. I used to go at 100 mph, I would work loads, work out loads, eat loads, and repeat that cycle every day, everything was extreme! That resulted in me being a fairly intense, non-relaxed, […]
Yoga, Ayurveda and ‘dis-ease’
Disease can be a very controversial topic and I do not claim to be any sort of medic, I am simply sharing what I have learnt through my own personal yoga journey and what I have found enlightening. I don’t understand why some people get horrible illnesses and others don’t, I am fascinated by how […]
Why should I do yoga?
There’s a lot of myth-busting to be done around this question… and I get it, when I started yoga, I thought the same (check out my ‘Why I started yoga’ blog) So when I ask people what they think / thought yoga was here’s what I get… Isn’t yoga just… A stretch-class A waste of time For […]
Which style of yoga is for me?
I really feel like, saying you ‘don’t like yoga’ or yoga ‘isn’t for you’, is like saying food isn’t for you… there are SO many different styles and ways of practicing yoga, you just need to find what works for you! I am SO pleased that so many people, doctors, health professionals are recommending yoga […]
Books and Talks
Ash-tanga means eight-limbs, there are eight limbs of yoga and the physical practice, the asana, is just one. The other limbs include Yama, Niyama, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. These other limbs focus on improving our way of being in the world. In the Western world the focus is usually on the asana – […]
What does it mean to be a yoga teacher?
by Tracy Sadler Once you’ve done your 200 or 500 plus hours vinyasa, power, jivamukti or any other style yoga training is that it? Intimate knowledge and teaching skills gained and restored?!? Uhhhh not quite. That’s just the start, the beginning of a life long dedication, ‘addiction’, desire and passion to grow and evolve. To […]
From difficult pregnancies to dream job
by Polly Woodward I was in my mid twenties when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I was devastated, as I’d always wanted children and this felt like a very big obstacle. I went through a chemical menopause to try and reset my system, and a year or so later when my gynaecologist said ‘it’s now […]