Aries New Moon: Courage + Change

Change requires courage, no matter how big or small that change may be. This new moon (on Sunday 15th April 2018) in the fiery, confident sign of Aries is all about recognising and admitting to the changes we need to make, and cultivating the courage to make them happen. As the very first sign of […]

Interview: Boys of Yoga founder Michael Wong and London Yogini & Mudra Yoga founder Emily-Clare Hill

Back in June, I met up with Michael Womg and Emily-Clare Hill at Dalston’s new and trendy Good Roots festival, celebrating all things ‘wellness’. As well as an opportunity to try breakfast from 26 Grains, lunch from Deliciously Ella’s Mae Deli, and never-ending tasters from the likes of Pure Earth and Planet Organic, there were […]

YOGAMATTERS Blog: Embody The Warrior

A big thank you to YogaMatters who have just published my most recent blog article on their website.  For anyone who has ever wondered about the deeper meanings behind the Yoga postures, what they represent and what the names mean, then stay tuned to the series of blogs I’ll be writing exclusively for YogaMatters! The […]

Ashram Experience Retreat Day

Ashram Experience Day Karma Yoga In The Modern World: Awareness in Action   Saturday 9th July 2016 8am-7pm £65 East Grinstead   With Pauline O’Connor (Premaratna) and Emma Newlyn  Address provided upon booking (Concessions available, please get in touch if this is required)   This full day retreat of Yoga practice, meditation, pranayama, chanting, Karma […]

One Breath At A Time: The Journey Back To Reality

  In an age where anything is accessible at the touch of a button, where we’re expected to respond to emails in the middle of the night, and where the quality of ‘stuff’ we get done far outweighs the quantity, it seems we are losing touch with the small yet incredibly important parts of life […]

New Year Deities: Clearing The Path With Ganesh

There are certain deities which are looked to at the beginning of a new year in order to bring about a positive beginning to the time that lies ahead. It’s a common misconception that the Hindu gods and goddesses are there just to be worshipped – they’re actually figures which exist in order to teach […]

Ajna Chakra & The ‘Inner Guru’

Ajna Chakra is also known as the ‘third eye’, ‘command center’ or ‘guru chakra’. All these meanings offer a huge amount of depth when we bring them into our Yoga practice, and can lead to much deeper insights into why we do the things we do. The Command Center We know the mind often ‘commands’ […]

Find Your Roots: Muladhara Chakra

‘I came into this world with nothing, and I leave with nothing but love. Everything else is just borrowed’. Mike Skinner (The Streets) ‘For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world’. 1 Timothy 6:7 (The Bible) The word ‘Muladhara’ translates as ‘root support’, and is the foundational […]

Practice: Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana Variation

Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’      Prasarita = ‘Spread’, ‘Expanded’, or ‘Wide apart’      Pada = ‘Foot’      Ut = ‘Intense’      Tan = ‘To Stretch’      Asana = ‘Posture’, or ‘Seat’       This name literally translates as ‘spread out feet intense stretch’ so it does exactly what it says on the tin…. The practice […]

Practice: Sucirandhrasana (Eye Of The Needle Pose)

If you’ve ever experienced lower back pain – and most people do at some point in life, you’ll know how limiting it can be to every-day activities. An aching lower back or ‘lumbago’ is common and usually disappears in a few weeks or months, although other causes such as a ruptured vertebral disk or sciatica […]