December 11, 2019

Dear Friends

How are you this Christmas-tide? The Christmas spirit is about, I was struggling to lift a Christmas tree into the shopping trolley and was helped by a young man who tossed it in with ease.  I thanked him profusely and he said “Well it’s Christmas time, isn...

November 28, 2019

Dear Friends

This quote from the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling describes Tadasana perfectly with great feeling: “IF you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.”

So, anchor down through your heels, centre yourselves, release tension i...

August 8, 2019

Dear Friends

I was delighted that so many of you are interested in stepping up your yoga and are interested in the course we are offering.

These 7 days will run parallel to the usual programme. In addition to the asana practice we will take the pranayama meditation and p...

July 1, 2019

Dear friend,

How is your practise going?

We’ve just returned from the Greek Island of Lesbos, it really is a perfect place to relax and absorb the blue sky and sea, a great opportunity to release and quieten down. The sea is very salty there and allowed even me to float...

In her teens Ruth White had chronic back trouble and was due to go into hospital to have surgery.

She describes herself as the wild, impulsive and hyper-mobile! She loved gymnastics and did not feel at all attracted to this idea and was searching for an alternative way...

May 3, 2019

Dear Friend,

The power of your attention is enormous.


Your full attention is the greatest present you can give anyone. Children blossom when given attention, they call for it. “watch me mummy, watch me” Your interest, your focused, your one-pointed attention brings life...

January 28, 2019

Dear Friend,

"Be Kind To Yourself"

We love to blame the outside world for our inward condition. i.e. “who has taken my door key I left it on the table”  Is this because we are afraid to look inwards at our attitude?  One student said she was afraid to get on her mat she...

January 11, 2019

Dear Friends,

Have A Good Day

It’s completely up to you how your day unfolds.  We love to blame external circumstances for the way we feel, things like the dogs ran away, the children are playing up, or I have over-cooked the turkey.  Blaming our circumstances for the wa...

November 29, 2018

Hello Friend,

What is your body shape depicting right now?  Are you feeling lifted or experiencing a downer? Your shape and gestures are most informative as to your state of mind.

What are you communicating not only to others but to yourself?  Straighten up! Does this ef...

November 28, 2018

I hope that you have a peaceful and restful Christmas holiday, this practice might help!

Keep Calm and Breath! 

Sit on the floor or on a chair for 10 minutes with your eyes shut and back straight.  Exhale first take a deep, slow breath in, and observe what your body does...

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