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
This year I will have practising yoga for 18 years and teaching full time for last 14 years. During my years of teaching and writing newsletters and a blog I have often talked about the importance of the breath and smiling as this enables us to 'arrive' in our practice, or to put it in modern parlance, it gives us head space but it is not just the breath and... read more on The Invitation & Krishna Das
I wish you a prosperous and Happy New Year. I always find it strange that we make new year resolutions. What a great start to a New year – we often set ourselves unrealistic then beat ourselves up as we may not have achieved it all. This really does not make any sense to me but if you have set yourself targets I truly wish you every... read more on The Fuzz Speech and smiling
If you are thinking about joining me in Spain next year you may wish to nab a bargain; book before 31st December to get a 10% discount. Do not hesitate, over 50% of places are already booked and flight prices are only likely to increase as time goes by. For all bookings I make a donation to Give a dog a home Rescue Malaga.
Retreat dates for 2017... read more on Think of others
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
TODAY is International Yoga day millions of people will to-day be managing their lives a bit better if you would like better life management and would like some sunshine why not come with me to Spain 6-9th July for the special late booking price of only £299 flights from Gatwick are currently only £140.
There was a an interesting article on Yoga in the Telegraph... read more on International Yoga Day
Sun Salutations – why do we do them?
Love ‘em or hate ‘em they are an integral part of Ashtanga yoga. We do them to warm the body at the beginning of the practice but also for the positive effect on respiration, circulation and the nervous system. The movement keeps the spine supple and offers a stretch through the ribs and hips, lengthening... read more on Sun Salutations - why do we do them?
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