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Thank you & good night! For now…

Thank you & good night! For now…

I am currently on a long hiatus from teaching yoga and will not be teaching any classes - public, private or online in the near future. The biggest reason for this is so I can focus my energies on my other small business Howling Wolf Coffee, as we recover from the impact Covid-19 has had. [...]

Yoga and Mental Health: How I Overcame Depression and Anxiety

Yoga and Mental Health: How I Overcame Depression and Anxiety

It's not been easy for me to write this. In fact, I started writing it years ago whilst I was in Australia, ironically the thought of posting it made me very anxious, so I didn't and it's been sat in my drafts until now! I hope in sharing my story to wellness it gives hope [...]

Styles of Yoga: Finding the right class for you

Styles of Yoga: Finding the right class for you

Do you get your Hatha confused with your Yin? Your Vinyasa with your Ashtanga? Well, hopefully this article will give you all the knowledge you need to be a pro when it comes to choosing the right yoga class for you and your mates! So in general, what are the different styles of yoga classes [...]

Prana is The Force

Prana is The Force

As I sat there watching the incredible and fantastically awesome new Star Wars movie, 'The Last Jedi'. The old brain cogs started whirring and parallels were drawn between The Force and Prana (Life Force in yoga). I thought, yoga is Star Wars, Star Wars is yoga! Far out! Now I have thought this before in [...]

Minimalism & Yoga: Cultivating a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism & Yoga: Cultivating a Minimalist Lifestyle

How yoga can help you cultivate a more minimalist lifestyle.

Breaking The Mould

Breaking The Mould

As with many things in life, opinions change, tastes change and expression changes. After teaching for just over a year and a half, I'm now a little more mature, skeptical and rebellious of the industry. Not with regard to Yoga itself but the way in which contemporary Yoga culture is. Yoga has never been, and [...]

Be light in your practise, question it. An existentialist stance on Yoga

Be light in your practise, question it. An existentialist stance on Yoga

Following on from my last post 'There's something I want to get of my chest' at this point in time and being more me in my practise I am taking way more of an existentialist stance on Yoga and what I teach. I feel in our current Yoga world, there seems to be a bit [...]

There’s something I want to get off my chest

There’s something I want to get off my chest

There's something I want to get off my chest about Yoga, what I teach and what I believe. I feel after teaching Yoga for just over a year, I owe it to my students to write something about what out of the Yoga philosophy I believe and why I do not teach certain things in [...]

Yoga is a Physical Tool You Can Use To Calm The Mind

Yoga is a Physical Tool You Can Use To Calm The Mind

‘Yogas’ citta vrtti nirodhah’ : – ‘The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga’. - Patanjali - 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali', 1:2 Hatha Yoga (physical Yoga) is a physical tool you can use to calm the mind. I'm sure if you practise Yoga already this won't be news to you. If you've never [...]

Meggings Review

Meggings Review

  It's the 21st Century and Meggings are here (and have been for a while now). Yes Meggings is a play on words for 'man leggings' and I have just been sent a couple of rad pairs by Meggings Man Clothing, thanks guys! I am in full support of the movement trying to close the gender gap, not [...]

Finding a Balance

Finding a Balance

Finding a balance probably isn't a new phase to you. But I think in this day and age it gets overlooked as something that we can do later in life, once we've retired or had kids. In my opinion it is something we should be cultivating all the time. This idea of finding a balance [...]

What is Yoga? “I’d be no good at Yoga I can’t touch my toes!”

What is Yoga? “I’d be no good at Yoga I can’t touch my toes!”

One of the most common responses I get from people when I tell them I'm a Yoga Teacher is: "I'd be no good at Yoga I can't touch my toes!", this is often followed by an embarrassed chuckle. My usual reply is: "Yoga isn't really about that.", which is greeted with a look of confusion or a "Yeah right!" kind of look. [...]

Pranayama – Breath Control. Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Pranayama – Breath Control. Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Yoga isn't and has never been just Asana (Physical Postures). In fact all that is said in Patanjali' Yoga Sutras about Asana is: 'Asana is a steady and comfortable posture' (2:46 Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras). This is very different from how we view Asana these days. Anyway I wanted to post about something different, from [...]

Why should Cyclists do Yoga?

Why should Cyclists do Yoga?

I specialize in Yoga for Cyclists. As an avid cyclist myself and member of Bristol Road Club I know the mental and physical challenges Cyclists face. Now as a Yoga Teacher, I understand, now more than ever, how Yoga can help Cyclists with injury prevention, injury recovery and better well being on and off the [...]

Meditation Visualisation on The Word ‘Vast’

Meditation Visualisation on The Word ‘Vast’

  Visualisation Meditation on the word Vast: To take your meditation deeper and to grow the feeling of stillness, sometimes visualisations can help. Visualisations are where you picture something in your mind (it helps if you close your eyes). What exactly to picture can be very subjective and can have different effects during Meditation. It [...]