It is impossible to please everyone!

We are starting to cautiously move out of lockdown and I find myself pondering how I can continue all my online classes for those that enjoy them, open my hall classes for those who prefer them and at the same time take a holiday! As Abraham Lincoln said: “You can please some of the people Continue reading »

Spring clean

Well, spring is finally here and with the sunshine, unfolding leaves and blossoming flowers the energies of nature encourage us to also unfurl from our deep winter hibernation and quite literally “spring forth” into a new way of being. This energy of spring is the perfect opportunity for us to focus on our growth and Continue reading »

Perspective is a beautiful thing

One of the life lessons that I mentioned last week was “perspective is a beautiful thing”. Typically, when we’re worried or upset, it’s because we’ve lost perspective. Everything that is happening in our lives seems so big, so important, so do or die, but in the big picture, this single hiccup often means next to Continue reading »

Sharing the lessons from your journey

A few weeks ago I gave some ideas on how you can stop and pause to take stock rather than being absorbed into those ‘to do’ lists. I also asked for your thoughts on what life has taught you, those lessons you would tell your younger self if you could. The thing with wisdom and Continue reading »

The Life Lessons of Yoga

Last week I looked at how those endless to do lists can be stressful and ideas to help you to slow down. This week I thought we’d look at what yoga can do for you. We talk in class about the physical benefits but what else can yoga help you with? What can yoga teach Continue reading »

Life Lessons

“Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process” Alexander Stoddard (this is a quote on my favourite mug!!) We are often given a reminder to slow down but often we don’t pay attention to it. Then something bigger happens and it makes us sit up and take notice. This is a life lesson. Continue reading »

Spring is here!

The Spring Equinox is on 20 March and the season lasts until 20 May. This is the time when we have new energy and this propels us into forward planning, having a clear vision and sense of purpose. It is a time for personal growth, change and new challenges. It is a time to cleanse, Continue reading »

Moving from isolation to reconnection

With isolations and lockdowns taking away many of our external distractions, you might be feeling more disconnected, overwhelmed and uncertain and sad that your goals haven’t gone to plan. Just because our typical daily lives and plans are currently out of reach doesn’t mean we can’t prepare. We can use this time as a unique Continue reading »

What is luxury?

What is luxury? It is defined as “a state of great comfort or elegance especially when involving great expense” and is often seen as something rare, exclusive and unattainable because many people think luxury is something only money can buy. Now after the year we have had we could see it as all those little Continue reading »

How to be happier working from home

Are you one of the millions who have found themselves in the stressful situation of trying to work from home? Here are a few tips to keep us happier at home? Let in the light The benefits of daylight are huge. Sunlight, alongside fresh air and access to nature, is fundamentally good for your mental Continue reading »