Since I got back to the UK, lots of my friends have been asking me the same thing: “What were your top three moments?” I think they might be bored of me harping on… So, in order, here’s a BRIEF run-down of the “Top 3”: Number 1: Sunset at the end of my first yoga … Continue reading The Top Three: Sunsets, Tops Off and Smoothie Bowls
If you’re totally new to yoga and looking for a place to start, this guide might help you navigate your way through yoga studio schedules. In theory, all styles of yoga are suitable for beginners, as you can modify every pose and use props to make it easier. But, there are definitely some styles that … Continue reading New to yoga?
I'd never heard of Anusara yoga, until I signed up for its yoga teacher training. But the teacher, Bridget Woods Kramer, came highly recommended, so I decided to take a leap of faith and give it a whirl. I was nervous and didn't know quite what to expect. The first class started off with a … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Anusara
I had no idea what to expect from Bali Spirit Festival. I just knew it was a yoga festival held in a beautiful place. I was thrilled to try LOADS of different styles of yoga, including Jivamukti, Kundalini, Embodied Flow, Thai Yoga Massage, Transformational Alignment Based Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Laughter Yoga (HILARIOUS) and Yoga Nidra. … Continue reading The Weird And The Wonderful: Bali Spirit Festival 2017
Before coming to India I had semi-joked that I wanted to become a pretzel. That is, to have bronzed, sun-kissed skin, lightly salted from a dip in the ocean, with limbs that could be contortioned into any pretzel shape. So it wasn't entirely a coincidence that my yoga teacher training happened to be located on … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow
Auuummmm. Auuummmm. Auuummmm. It's 5:30am and it's still dark. Two hundred and fifty people are silently filing into the open-air hall for morning Satsang. Following suit, I sit down cross legged on the floor. I close my eyes, settle down and try to meditate to the slow hum of the universal mantra "om". I take … Continue reading Ashram Life: Sivananda Ashram, Kerala, India