Flashback to 2009

It was 5 years ago in December when I completed my YTT-500 hour course with my dear yoga family. We had such a fantastic group and amazing things have happened because we came together. Sending big hugs and love to you all. xxx Read more →

From Pranayama to Pratyahara

Pratyahara, one of the eight limbs of Patanjali’s yoga, is an integral part of meditation. Pratyahara is a withdrawal of the senses from the outside world and is the start of the process of going within. Once this phase has been mastered one is ready to enter the next phases of Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and eventually winding up in… Read more →

The art of doing nothing

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?  That’s no tv, no internet, no reading, no talking on the phone, no socializing, no working, nothing! Chances are you are trying very hard to recall the last time you really did nothing. If you have tried to meditate and have found that you can’t sit still or that you can’t clear… Read more →

Cookies for breakfast?

Yes please 🙂 I love to cook but baking was just not my thing – until I discovered this wonderfully easy and tasty recipe that was passed on by a friend. It takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish and is made up of 3 ingredients. They are best just out of the oven and perfect for breakfast,… Read more →

Can you meditate?

Can you meditate? I sometimes hear people make the following statement: ‘I can’t meditate…’ usually followed by one of the many reasons why they believe it’s not possible, such as: ‘I don’t have time,’ ‘I can’t sit still,’ or ‘my mind is too busy.’ Often we create our own barriers to meditating and part of the issue is that we don’t realize… Read more →

Bedtime meditation

Are you unable to fall sleep easily at night? Are you often finding it difficult to wake up in the morning? Chances are you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions. In today’s ‘busyness’ culture we are experiencing information overload and are confronted daily with countless tasks on our to-do lists both in our professional and personal lives. If you haven’t… Read more →

Tribute to my soul sister

Yoga is best when shared with friends. My nearest and dearest childhood friend and soul sister of over 30 years, Louise, is one of those people who will be in my life forever.  We started gymnastics together at age 5 and used to take part in competitions. While we now live more than 7,000 km apart we have managed to… Read more →