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  • Injured

    Last week we were exploring feeling in the body from the calm relaxed space of the Para Sympathetic Nervous system. Apart from the obvious benefits of feeling relaxed, plus the physiological and psychological importance of spending time out of our stress response, being in this space prevents injury. I know ALL about injuries. In October […]

  • Body

    This week and probably next we’re looking at aspects of the body. Don’t we do that every week? Well, yes and no. Although in the West, yoga is primarily a physical practice, we are often completely disconnected from our bodies – even when practicing. I’ve mentioned before how many of us (including me!) live our […]

  • The Intellectual Mind

    This week we’re looking at our intellectual brain, the mind. I almost didn’t want to go here as I believe we are already too much in our heads already, and that we all think way too much. There are some who believe that thinking is the root of all evil, that the mind is the […]

  • Invisible

    Recently I was in Ibiza and there really is no better place that brings up all of my issues. Sitting on my favourite beach Cala Benirras, I wondered what draws me to this place, especially given that I’m not a partier so the usual Ibiza trappings aren’t my scene. And I realised that it’s this […]

  • Taking time for yourself

    I’m exhausted. Physically, mentally, emotionally – and spiritually. As well as holding space for others for many hours during the week, I’m also working through my own issues and stuff, which takes it toll. I love teaching but it is not cost free, and there comes a time when I just need to take time […]

  • Review: Tera-Mai Reiki with Dorothy Winter

    Continuing with my review of the wellbeing services I use in Tunbridge Wells, this week I’m looking at Dorothy Winter’s Tera-Mai reiki (full disclosure: Dot is my sister!) What it is Tera-Mai is a profound energy that balances the body and mind.It helps to reduce stress, aid relaxation and support the body to heal itself. […]

  • Review: Core Vitality

    Over the next few weeks I will be reviewing some of the wellbeing services I use in Tunbridge Wells. I use all of the of the services on a regular basis. These are all based on my personal experiences and the situation that I’m in. If you’re wondering if any of them are suitable for […]

  • 5 Ways to Beat the Heat (when you live in Britain, not Ibiza)

    I spent a summer living in Ibiza a couple of years ago where the temperature was regularly in the mid 30s.. sometimes even above 40 degrees. Sounds either idylllic or awful, depending on your response to heat. Ibiza has the sea, swimming pools, blackout blinds, tiled floors, air con (sometimes) and siestas. How can you […]

  • June Newsletter

    Hello Summer! The sunshine finally arrived in May and we even have the opportunity for some outside yoga! In this month’s newsletter I’m also reviewing my meditation teacher training course, corporate yoga and some exciting news about mindfulness for this autumn! Outdoor Yoga at The House, Monson Road As the weather has improved yoga at […]

  • How to Change your Brain in 5 Minutes

    These past couple of months I have been attending a Meditation Teacher Training Course with Alexander Filmer Lorch at Flow Tunbridge Wells. The course is aimed at yoga teachers, healers, therapists and anyone who wants to learn more about meditation. Alexander has led an interesting life! He has been a professional dancer, experienced serious illness […]

  • Desire and Fulfillment

    I’ve been reading Rod Stryker’s “The Four Desires” recently: about what ancient yogic texts teach us about desire, intention and fulfillment. We are all used to one kind of fulfillment, that of satisfaction of attainment, goal completion, achievement. Especially when we’ve desired it for a long time. As Stryker says, “the pull to find happiness […]

  • The Three Brains

    In my meditation teacher training course with Alexander Filmer-Lorch at Flow Tunbridge Wells, we’ve been looking at how we have more than one brain. We all know our head brain, the seat of the mind and the intellect – but we also have two more. One is in the heart, and is the home of […]