KNEES AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE INJURED! PART 2

This was an unexpected post and now it has a second part.  I began this some while ago, so if you want to read the first part you will need to refer back to 24/04/13….. There is lots of good information and suggestions on the internet for anyone requiring inspiration for their yoga practice whilst … Continued



JUNE YOGA WORKSHOP.

It was a lovely sunny day The time had arrived for our next yoga workshop.   I have felt really rather stale and stuck just lately.  Also, my body feels weary and this workshop was to be my last teaching for a month.  Time to stop and take some breaths and think gently about how … Continued



KNEES AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE INJURED…PART 1

This is an unexpected post! Until four weeks ago I had never experienced knee pain or fragility in those joints. Durham Cathedral,the city of my childhood. As a massage therapist I’ve always had huge respect for these amazing structures and their complexity has occasionally left me feeling somewhat lacking.  I ended up in so much … Continued



OUR BUTTER BEAN CASSEROLE

This casserole/stew has probably been made and written about by many others so apologies to any who may recognise it as their own! This began life 38 years ago when I was at teacher training college. Money was very scarce for all of us and I had decided to eat more vegetarian dishes. My roommate, … Continued



SPRING WORKSHOP

Every now and again I teach a yoga workshop. Our first this year was back in February and with positivity in mind I entitled it ‘Waking up to the possibility of Spring!’ The cold weather has kept on slithering around, crawling its cold fingers under doors and even through the brickwork of our old house. … Continued



VIDEOS OF ANA

Ana Forrest began her latest Foundation Teacher Training in Cape Town in February.In these videos she gives everyone a taste of Forrest Yoga. Forrest Yoga is not all about amazing inversions and seemingly acrobatic postures….there is something for everyone and as you practice so your body opens. More breath moves in and you begin the … Continued



SUN SALUTATION AT-HOME PRACTICE

Sun Salutation is known also as Surya Namaskara. The sun symbolises spiritual consciousness and was once worshipped daily. The group of asanas (poses) used in Sun Salutations where an addition to the original asanas. This is a wonderfully effective way of stretching and loosening all the joints and muscles in the body as well as … Continued



THE IMPORTANCE OF MY FIRST YOGA TEACHER.

Teachers in any area of your life are so important.  The right person can lead you carefully into a subject or activity where your creativity and passion can be woken, and with their careful nurturing and own joy for their subject can bring you to a place of deep and abiding pleasure and fulfilment. Sadly, … Continued



FORREST YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

I knew the moment I completed a three hour workshop with Ana Forrest back in the early part of 2011 that if I got the chance to learn from her I would jump at it….even though I could barely make it back to Newcastle Rail Station as my whole body seemed to be wobbling and shaking! … Continued



BASUNTI YOGA RETREAT 2012

View from our bedroom window in Udaipur At the beginning of April 2012 I and three lovely women from my yoga classes boarded a flight for Delhi. Di and Tina had never been to India whilst Louise and I had. We were off on a whistle-stop tour of Rajasthan….we had a week and in that … Continued