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9 08, 2019

Standing in the face of change

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A childhood memory: It's 3am, pitch black and freezing outside. A few of us huddle together in my aunt's barn, blankets around our shoulders and holding cups of no-longer-hot cocoa. The lanterns hanging off the dark wooden beams frame our eyes to the main event; our attention is fixed to the hay-lined corner where a

29 06, 2019

What I’ve learned from Snoopy

When it's a Dark and Stormy Night, you're in a touch of bad weather. As a girl I was a Snoopy fanatic, in fact, one of my great parenting joys has been in passing off my complete (now vintage) Peanuts collection to my son. We share a common language of substantive humor through Schulz's works.

19 03, 2019

finding stillness….

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Choose any given day on a street corner in a bustling city, and you will see bodies in motion.  All around, sirens scream, motors throb, voices chatter, mobile phones ding, horns honk. The pace of sound unfolding in urban environment is so pervasive that it can sometimes be relentless. Of course, almost every environment has

1 03, 2019

Stretching into Uncertainty.

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In my life, I have never seen a time with so much instability that appears to be so widely out of our control. According to the press, the planet is literally melting on our clock; here in the UK, Brexit may or may not happen (which may or may not promise to disrupt everything from

29 01, 2019

Embodied Yoga as Fascial Fitness: Redefining and Refining Asana

March 17th 1:30-4:30 Indaba Yoga Studio One of the beautiful aspects of yoga is that there is not ‘one way’ of practicing, except for maybe in the rigidity of our mind. This 3 hour workshop will take you off your mat and into new directions that deconstruct and redefine your understanding of your yoga practice.

23 01, 2019

The Spinal Engine ii: Orientation and Directionality of Movement

March 10, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm | The Yoga Campus, Finsbury Park BOOK ONLINE HERE This day-long workshop will take a comprehensive look at spinal health and its relationship to movement. It is intended for yoga practitioners and teachers, those with back pain or just a healthy curiosity about how to maintain a resilient spine at

3 01, 2019

Happy Beginning Again.

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I used to love New Year's Eve. It was chance to put the challenges of the past year behind me and recommence life with renewed energy and commitment. After only a  few weeks though, the bleakness of January never failed to catch up with me and I found myself with the same stories I told

1 01, 2019

Liberation Toolkit 2019 (Jivamukti Focus of the Month)

Tapōbhih Kshīna Pāpānām Shāntānām Vītarāginām Mumukshūnām Apēkshōyam Ātma Bōdhō Vidhīyate (verse 1 of Ātma Bodha (Self-Knowledge) composed by Shankaracharya) For those whose evil has been worn away by fervor, who have gained peace, whose desires are gone, who long to be free, is set forth this Self-Wisdom .               

14 11, 2018

The Power of Three: Relationships of Triangulation and Transformation

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An embodied yoga and explorative movement workshop The number three is as mystical and powerful in the practice of yoga as it is in other ancient mystical traditions that provoke positive transformation. It is a fundamental structure of relationship, and imperative to the survival of a species. Triads are also the backbone of spirituality; there

2 11, 2018

The origins of movement: a journey and an offering

Preamble: For nearly 40 years, from the beginning of the 20th century until his death in 1941, biologist George Coghill studied salamanders. His goal was to find the origins of response and movement in a vertebrate organism. He made many important discoveries, among which was his finding that salamanders have innate reflexes governing locomotion. Spinal