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Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful, healthy and inspiring year ahead. How are you approaching 2018? With effort or ease - or both? - Are you striving to set ambitious goals? - Or do you prefer working with a feeling, a word or an intention? - Or have you...read more
I teach yoga in English in Switzerland. Most of my students and private clients are people living and working in a country not considered their own.
Last week, I began teaching a 6-week Beginners Yoga course. I had a lovely and interesting conversation with a woman after class. She was not Swiss and English was not her native language.
She was explaining how she came to join the course, through a recommendation from someone I used to teach before…read more
How easy is it to know how and when to let go? I mentioned in my last post that yoga works wonders on a physical, mental and spiritual level. But practicing yoga is not a miracle cure. It’s not going to get rid of our To-Do lists, responsibilities or challenges that...read more
I hope wherever you are in the world you've been able to take time out to enjoy the weather since we've been experiencing a beautiful Indian summer here in Switzerland. How was your weekend? Did it start with yoga...? Maybe. Maybe not. At around this time of year,...read more
Every year when I return to Thailand for further Teacher Training, our main teacher Paul Dallaghan will spend the first couple of days leading us through a VERY slow Ashtanga yoga practice. Often considered a dynamic, athletic practice we get right back to basics, to what the practice is really all about and Paul will always encourage us to use blocks for certain poses such as Utthita Trikonasana A & B (triangle pose) and Utthita Parsvakonasana A & B (extended side angle pose).
It doesn’t matter how many years we’d been practicing, how flexible we think we might be or how long we’ve be teaching, we start right back from the beginning working on correct alignment, reminding ourselves what we were doing and why. It works wonders for the ego!read more