An exciting announcement…

An exciting announcement…
I’m organizing a retreat! My friends know I have been planning this retreat – my first – for a longggg time. I’ve been putting off getting it out there for fear that it wasn’t perfect or I wasn’t ready. Well it’s not perfect, but I am ready to run the best damn retreat you’ve ever ...

Path to the pose – handstand

Path to the pose – handstand
How to do handstand My #pathtothepose for handstand was inspired after a brilliant friend shared her copy of #journeytotheheart with me: today is all about being light, and allowing yourself to feel the joy of life It doesn’t take much for us to feel heavy, it’s easy for the worries and sadness and stories of ...

Fierce Medicine: How Ana Forrest connected me with spirit

08. May 2017 Grief, Yoga 0
Fierce Medicine: How Ana Forrest connected me with spirit
Fierce medicine is probably the most impactful book I’ve ever read. I read this book during my yoga teacher training, and during a holiday trip to Paris, I was reading it when my Nana passed away, and when I flew back for her funeral. Somehow (or so I thought) each chapter aligned so perfectly with ...

Path to the pose – extended side angle

Path to the pose – extended side angle
How to do extended side angle (utthita parsvakonasana) Extended side angle is another yoga basic. It’s a powerful pose that lengthens your sides and spine, strengthens your legs and core, trains your muscles to support deeper breathing and boosts energy. A great pose for the morning! In this post I’ll walk you through some prep ...

Path to the Pose – Sun Salutation B

01. November 2016 Path to the pose 0
Path to the Pose – Sun Salutation B
How to do Sun Salutation B Last week I was so busy it felt like time was flying by. On Thursday it was like no time passed between leaving the house in the morning and coming back at night. I missed almost a whole day, because I was wrapped up in busy-ness and planning. This ...

Path to the pose – Sun Salutation A

Path to the pose – Sun Salutation A
This week I’ll walk you through Sun Salutation A – a basic building block of a vinyasa flow and a way to energise your body and build heat and breath at the beginning of a practice. Anyone can do this sequence, and it’s the perfect start if you want to try yoga. I’ll walk through each ...

Path to the pose – wheel

Path to the pose – wheel
This week’s #pathtothepose is another common pose that beginners and intermediates work towards: wheel or urdhva dhanurasana – this pose is an amazing back bend, heart and shoulder opener, and it strengthens arms, wrists, legs, spine, butt and core! Wheel requires a lot of warm up to open all the different parts of the body it ...

Path to the pose – crow

Path to the pose – crow
I had a conversation with my Dad recently and he commented on an Instagram shot I posted of me doing a handstand. He said he could NEVER do a handstand, and I realised I said exactly the same thing just a few years ago (and I’m still working on it). It got me thinking, on ...

Feeding the good wolf

Feeding the good wolf
An intention I’ve been working with in the past weeks is actually inspired by something a FANTASTIC YogaOne teacher, Piper, mentioned in one of her classes. There’s a Native American legend that speaks of two wolves fighting within all of us. One is evil, and represents hate, anger, reactivity, resentment, ego; the other is good, ...

Yoga for Grief Part 2

27. June 2016 Grief, Meditation, Yoga 1
Yoga for Grief Part 2
In the “More Than Asana” weekend we learned about the eight-limb path of yoga described in the Yoga Sutras in Patañjali’s Treaties on Yoga. I say “learned about”, ultimately we learned the concepts exist; we barely dipped a single toe into the ocean of life-long learning the 196 sutras encompasses. I took some time to ...