What Makes an Effective Teacher?

This article was originally published in the July/Aug 2013 issue of OM Yoga Magazine. You can read a selection of my past columns and a preview of the current issue of the magazine by clicking here. Recently, I overheard some yoga students discussing different...

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What is Yin Yoga?

*Update* – From 22nd March 2017 I am teaching a weekly Yin Yoga class at  Evolve Wellness in South Kensington - Wednesdays 6-7.15pm. Come along to slow down and find some stillness.  The word ‘yin’ comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, where all is composed of...

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Calm Mental Agitation

Calm mental agitation with Seated Angle Pose This Restorative Yoga pose, like many forward bends can help mental agitation, relive insomnia and a bit of gentle pressure on the forehead here can help to relieve headaches too. I also find this relieves tightness in the...

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The glorification of “Busy”

No matter how old I get, September is always associated with ‘Back to School’. The move into Autumn symbolises a time when many of us feel we need to get our heads down and get back to work after the summer. And before we know it, our daily calendars are full to...

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Mother’s Breath

Breathing is easy. Until it’s not. It’s something we do every day and take for granted. Yet, how many of us are breathing properly? The way we instinctively knew how to breathe when we came into this world as babies. As we get older, we seem to forget how to breathe...

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Cacao Smoothie Bowl

A Cooling Recipe for Summer Since we've been having some proper summer weather recently (something that's never guaranteed in the UK!), I've been enjoying having smoothie bowls for breakfast. Inspired by @wellbeingsarah who posted a recipe on her Instagram I tried...

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How happy are you in your skin?

U Can Yoga in Psychologies Magazine With it's uplifting, informative and insightful content, Psychologies magazine is and has been one of my favourite publications for many years. The Dossier theme of the current issue of Psychologies, 'Healthy Happy Body' is not only...

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NEW Class – Slow Flow in SW17

Slow Flow Yoga – Mondays 6.30-7.30pm at reCentre Health from 6th June I’m excited to be teaching this Monday night class at reCentre Health in Balham every week from 6th June. This class weaves the asanas (postures) together, orchestrated by the breath to build...

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NEW Yoga Basics Course

6-Week Beginners Yoga Course - Mondays 7.30-8.30pm at evolve - starts 11th April Would you like to experience and appreciate some of the many benefits yoga has to offer but feel nervous about joining a drop-in class? Join me on this 6-week course at evolve which is...

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2016 Yoga Retreat Calendar

Relax and Restore Retreats at Florence House (Re)Treat Yourself in 2016! I'm looking forward to teaching on three more weekend retreats with Sally Parkes Yoga this year at the stunning Florence House. Our first Relax and Restore weekend retreat of 2016 is 18th-20th...

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Love for Louola’s

Louola's Quinola - Grain-Free Granola I was introduced to Louola's Superfood Quinola last year by a great company called Superfoodio via their healthy snack boxes, and it's quickly become a favourite of mine! Commercial granolas and cereals are often loaded with...

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Banishing the Blues with Backbends

Help to Banish the Blues with Supported Bridge Pose Here in the UK the nights are drawing-in and the temperature is dropping. With this shift into Autumn/Winter low moods and low energy can be more prevalent for some of us. Back-bending poses are known for their...

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Relax & Restore Winter Retreat

Relax & Restore Winter Retreat 13th-15th November 2015 Our regular retreat at Florence House in Seaford in East Sussex is a wonderful blend of Dynamic, Hatha and Restorative Yoga and Pilates. Facilitated by Sally Parkes and I, this retreat focuses on re-balancing both...

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Choc Chia Energy Smoothie

This is one of my favourite breakfasts on the go – I get an energy boost from the chia seeds and all that’s needed is a little overnight preparation (soaking the chia seeds). Ingredients: 1/4 Cup of Chia Seeds, 1 Cup of Almond Milk, 1 Apple, quartered, 1-2 teaspoons...

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Spanish September Sun

Relax and Restore Spain Retreat with Sally Parkes Yoga 5-11th September Join Sally Parkes and I in Andalusia for a week of yoga, Pilates, relaxation and delicious food. Set in the beautiful Andalusian countryside with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and in an...

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Flow & Restore in SW8

Wind-down with a mix of Flow, Yin & Restorative Yoga at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall - Sundays 6.15-7.30pm. Join me on Sunday evenings at Embody. In the first half of this class I guide you through a series of flowing postures to help develop strength and flexibility....

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Get Your Om Back

#getyouromback 31 Day Yoga Challenge from Sweaty Betty. Sweaty Betty's 31 Day Instagram Challenge involves practising one pose each day (a different post for each day of July). I think this is a great way to start building a home yoga practice! My philosophy behind U...

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