I have been practising yoga for 18 years and teaching for 16 years. The first news letter was issued January 2010 which progressed to a blog - My Yoga Journey in Oct 2015 which I still think is worth reading. This month I became 66 years young and have decided that it is time to kick back a little and practise what I preach: 'I must not be too busy making... read more on Farewell Spanish Retreat
The Moon and Yoga
In the Astanga tradition it is said that 'moon days' (full and new) are for resting. This is largely ignored in the West perhaps because not all yogis practise daily and therefore the rest is not necessary.
This month there is a partial lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse to be seen if we are blessed with clear... read more on Yoga and the moon
Have you seen Nick Knowles on a 28 day retreat in Thailand on the BBC? I really enjoyed it; there were chuckle worthy moments, times of insight and real breakthroughs, especially with doing yoga. If you can't get to Thailand for a month but fancy retreating for a few days of yoga come to Spain with me next week! Experience fresh air, sunshine, mountain views local food and... read more on Drinking & Yoga
Easy Jet have a sale on that ends on Tuesday you can now go to Malaga for only £120 why not come and get some sun at my Spanish mountain retreat before the start of the long winter days?
I think that sometimes we loose the essence of what the Ashtanga Yoga is about. So just to remind you. It is primarily a mindfulness meditation. It does not matter how... read more on What Ashtanga Yoga is about
Hope you enjoy this months blog don't forget to look skyward from the 11-13th August to see the Perseids meteor shower.
If anyone is looking for some late Autumn Sun there are still a few place left for my Spainish mountain retreat for September 14-17th & October 12-15th.
What is Yoga?
There are about 100 different types of yoga. For those of you asking... read more on What is Yoga
I hope you are enjoying the great weather and find this months blog good for your heart and soul. Remember sunshine is one of the best sources of Vitamin D, in the UK our skin isn’t able to make vitamin D from October to March, as the sunlight hasn’t got enough UVB radiation so why not come and do yoga with me this October at my Spanish Yoga Retreat? Dates... read more on Meditation Om & Aloha
A number of people coming to my classes have been wearing pulse monitors and I have asked what their pulse rate is at both the beginning and end of the class the results are between 10-15 beats a minute at the end of the class - see yoga "does what it says on the tin"
It is unfortunate that at the end of our lives we have many regrets which is a shame as life is... read more on Five things you will wish you had done
Q: Why do Yoga? A: Why not!
Yoga brings about measurable changes in the body’s sympathetic nervous system (SNS) – the one charged with propelling us into action during the “fight or flight” response to stress. However, because we have busy lives our stress response often lingers in the “on” position. Yoga helps... read more on Why do yoga
Dear Yogis & Yoginis
There are over a hundred different types of Yoga. If you would like to see an excellent video highlighting some of them I would recommend the DVD "Enlighten up". The evolution of yoga is illustrated as The Tree of Yoga in a book "The Spirit of Yoga" by Christy Turlington which is a beautiful introduction for those... read more on Yoga what's it all about.
I wish you a joyful December with equal measures of peace, calm, gratitude, frivolity and excitement. This month I thought I would give you a few ideas for gifts you might wish to give or receive, in addition to a Yoga Holiday retreat in Spain! Easy Jet tickets for flights from 5th Sept to 29th October are out to-day buy whilst cheap.
Yoga... read more on A few ideas for Christmas
In December 2002 I went to Kovlam India to study Ashtanga under Lino Miele. It was New Years eve and I was on the beach when I had a life changing moment; I realised I could no longer work for the bank, I felt I needed a more ethical path and the only thing I wanted to do was to teach Yoga. I wanted to teach in a warm country which had to be accessible from the UK... read more on My Spanish Yoga adventure