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January 2, 2020

The start of the New Year is such a special time to (re)affirm our intentions for the year ahead, a collective endeavour to live our best life! And yet, there’s the baggage from previous years of stalled resolutions of short-lived attempts that case a shadow over our b...

November 18, 2019

Age is seen as the cause of disease and withering of our once youthful selves. In MOST instances, ageing is not a causation but in correlation with disease/injury and our attitude to ageing and the lifestyle we adopt having the effect on health as we age. I can’t tell...

November 15, 2019

Containment: Not a sexy word like its counterpart ‘flexibility’ but one whose application your body will thank you for. The Yoga world has been reckoning with an article about the growing number of hip replacements and hip problems in Yoga teachers. Matthew Remski has...

October 25, 2019

Relaxation matters BIG TIME. Feeling a little under the weather with a sneaky, persistent cold,I wish I could leave it at that; yet if you're anything like me, you don't simply take it a face value, you want to know what, why, how. Here's a prequel to a longer article...

October 18, 2019

Wanting to better than average at *everything* leads us on a path to nowhere, a logical impossibility that creates misery when the inevitable failure happens. Self-esteem is much bandied term, a term that means confidence and self-respect but unfortunately is not susta...

May 16, 2019

Over the last two days I’ve been in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol for Mental Health Awareness Week speaking with employees about understanding stress and how Mindfulness can help to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. It began with putting into contex...

March 29, 2019

We're so excited to announce that we'll soon be launching online classes with Charlene McAuley and Christoph Seiland. This has been in the pipeline for some time and now we're beginning to put the details together to launch FREE high-quality online classes for you...

March 13, 2019

The idea of getting away from it all can seem too good to be true and that our worries and stress will follow wherever we go. Yet a switch from our usual environment and responsibilities to a healing container guided by skilled wellness professionals can be a powerful...

December 17, 2018

As I wrap my attention around the breath moving in and moving out, I’m here right now. So simple to feel my abdomen rise on the inhale and descend on the exhale. So fresh to sense the coolness of in breath and warmth of the out breath. So comforting to experience ‘here...

September 18, 2018

“We begin practicing yoga postures in an effort to relieve suffering and find a way to meet life with less effort and more flexibility. Yoga is a path out of suffering. But what we find after our initial foray or honeymoon period is a matrix of psychological and physic...

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