Being present – a journey into mindfulness

This weekend marked the beginning of a year-long journey to deepen my mindfulness practice. The practice of learning to be more present for each moment of life. I'm undertaking this training with the Mindfulness Association in Glasgow. This initial weekend together we were guided by our two highly skilled teachers to explore intentions and motivations … Continue reading Being present – a journey into mindfulness

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Assisting Ana Forrest – Building a warrior’s heart

A few weeks ago I enjoyed the privilege of assisting Ana Forrest and her husband, Jose Calarco, at a weekend event in Newcastle. A series of five workshops themed around ‘Building a warrior’s heart’. And this was exactly what the experience did for me as an assistant. It connected me to my own warrior’s heart. … Continue reading Assisting Ana Forrest – Building a warrior’s heart

The power of silence – a week in the Spanish Pyrenees

  The main reaction I was met with when mentioning my silent retreat this summer was surprise and disbelief. What no talking? At all? For one whole week? I had no idea how much we seem to fear silence. Fear slowing down. Fear disconnecting from the outside world. And at the same time we crave a … Continue reading The power of silence – a week in the Spanish Pyrenees

Yoga nidra – the practice of welcoming

The last few years have been a journey. The road has been long and winding. The journey has been one of exploration and discovery. Of high highs and low lows. With a lot of emotional ups and downs along the way. Those who know me (or who follow this blog) will know that one of … Continue reading Yoga nidra – the practice of welcoming

Delightfully healthy Easter mini-eggs

Indulging yourself doesn't need to involve a whole lot of refined sugar and other, what I like to call, nutritional nasties. While those sorts of treats might feel good at the time, if you're anything like me, they often leave you with that "sugar hangover" - feeling a bit dull, tired, brain foggy and maybe … Continue reading Delightfully healthy Easter mini-eggs

Why I practice and teach Forrest Yoga

I am often asked about Forrest Yoga and why I choose to teach this form of the practice from among the many different styles and approaches to yoga available. So I decided to write a short post about why I practice and teach Forrest Yoga. An easy task, right? Wrong. No sooner had I begun to reflect … Continue reading Why I practice and teach Forrest Yoga