Book Review: 365 Days Of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle

Author, holistic arts practitioner and ‘healing arts teacher-mentor’ Jacqueline Pirtle spent every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness, writing every day about the things she did to honour her own joy. After recording her year of happiness, from using affirmations and visualisations to making friends with anger and feeling the energies of weather patterns,Continue reading “Book Review: 365 Days Of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle”

Directing Attention & Developing A Powerful Mind

When we’re young, we tend to require or demand attention from our parents in order to learn and develop. When we’re at school, we require attention from teachers and peers, within the workplace we need attention from whomever might be within a specific team, or perhaps an employer, and of course any healthy relationship (beContinue reading “Directing Attention & Developing A Powerful Mind”

Contentment & Discontentment Through Yoga + Should Everyone Chant OM?

As Yoga becomes ever more popular, the ancient and traditional aspects of it can sometimes become diluted or confused, and the messages send out to students new and seasoned can often leave us feeling even more confused than we were before even stepping on the Yoga mat. Practicing the postures is one thing, but gettingContinue reading “Contentment & Discontentment Through Yoga + Should Everyone Chant OM?”

Living a Life of Longevity: Are We Looking For True ‘Health’ Or Instant Gratification?

  Longevity is not sexy. Moderation in diet, exercise and sleep are what have kept cultures and civilisations in the East healthy for thousands of years, but they don’t necessarily add up to what we in the West currently pursue. The current trends of Crossfit, Paleo, raw vegan and any other ‘extreme’ diet and exerciseContinue reading “Living a Life of Longevity: Are We Looking For True ‘Health’ Or Instant Gratification?”

Brighton Yoga Festival ~ This Weekend!

So after a year of hard work from the Brighton Yoga Festival team, we’re so excited to welcome everyone to the event this Saturday 23rd July, 10am-6pm at the Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange. Right in the heart of beautiful Brighton! Having managed the festival this year, I can tell you that everyone has put theirContinue reading “Brighton Yoga Festival ~ This Weekend!”

Interview Special: Peter Deadman ~ Live Well, Live Long

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to the book launch of Live Well, Live Long: Teachings From The Chinese Nourishment Of Life Tradition. Peter Deadman’s 45 years of practice, study and teaching of traditions of health cultivation has lead him to compile this absolutely fascinating, well-researched and comprehensive book. Live Long, LiveContinue reading “Interview Special: Peter Deadman ~ Live Well, Live Long”

Self-Acceptance As The Key To Self-Transformation

One of the major aspects of a Yoga practice is the journey from ‘darkness’ or ‘ignorance’, to ‘light’ or ‘realisation’. The transformation from believing all we are is a body and a brain full of whirling thoughts, to knowing that we are infinitely more and that there’s so much more to life than we oftenContinue reading “Self-Acceptance As The Key To Self-Transformation”

Karma Yoga #fortheloveofyoga

  Every action can be turned into Karma Yoga.  Everything we ‘do’ – a thought, a word, a deed, leaves an impression, a mark or a samskara. These samskaras are essentially what define us; we are who we are and we are where we are because of what has happened before this moment. The lawContinue reading “Karma Yoga #fortheloveofyoga”

*NEWS* August Ibiza Getaway

Where: Samskara Ibiza, the island’s Yoga hub.  When: 14th – 19th August 2016 Why?: Read on…. This August I will be heading out to Samskara Ibiza, a wonderful luxurious retreat situated on the beautiful island of Ibiza! Owned by my good friend Jo Youle, Samskara was created with the intention to help everyone unwind, re-setContinue reading “*NEWS* August Ibiza Getaway”

The Gift Of Gratitude

What’s on your gratitude list? Rather than thinking about what we wanted for Christmas, or what we wish for the New Year, we actually create far more positivity for ourselves and others by realising what we’re already grateful for. Gratitude lists are a big part of our practice on training here in India, and havingContinue reading “The Gift Of Gratitude”