Yoga for navigating change and uncertainty

By Kate | July 29, 2020

As I go back to teaching in studios it is another transition in a time when the only constant seems to be change and uncertainty. I recognise that we have all had very different experiences…

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Lock down recipe – foraged wild garlic risotto.

By Kate | May 14, 2020

As discussed before yoga class, here is my recipe for responsibly foraged wild garlic risotto!               The recipe is an old one I found from Riverford foods and serves…

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Yoga and self care – radical roots.

By Kate | January 6, 2020

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to burn brightly” Wanting to take better care of ourselves physically and emotionally is one reason why people start yoga. This…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – the Three Minute Breathing Space

By Kate | May 15, 2019

As it is mental health awareness week I wanted to share some of the struggles I’ve had with anxiety and self doubt and a simple practice that can help as a coping strategy. I learned…

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Yoga to prepare for meditation

By Kate | April 5, 2019

Yoga has an inner aspect and an outer aspect. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the classic text which sets out this system of the 8 limbs (similar to 8 stages or steps) of yoga, the outer…

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Managing Anxiety and Self Doubt with Yoga

By Kate | January 30, 2019

I was a teacher in comprehensive schools for many years, and before that a dancer -both jobs that caused me a lot of angst and a sense of never being good enough. Then I became…

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Sama Vritti breathing in yoga

By Kate | January 11, 2019

There are so many yoga blogs about new year’s intentions that I am not going to add to those this year, but would like to talk about how yoga can help us to provide a…

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The psoas muscle in Yoga

By Kate | October 5, 2018

This month I have been focussing on the psoas muscle in all of my classes, but what is this muscle? In actual fact the psoas works so closely with another muscle, the iliacus that they…

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The spaces between the breaths in yoga

By Kate | June 19, 2018

For a while now in my yoga practice I have been working on a sense of “allowing” when I practice asana – this sense of using my physical practice as an exploration of where movement…

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Binding in yoga poses – explore your own alignment

By Kate | May 1, 2018

Binding in yoga can be an interesting way to explore taking an asana practice to a next level. A bind can deepen the pose and its effects, particularly in twists. Postures in which binds are…

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Satya – Practicing yoga with honesty

By Kate | March 9, 2018

Satya is the second of the Yamas from Patanjalis’s yoga sutras and translates as truthfulness or honesty. I have been exploring how we can bring Satya onto our yoga mats as well as into our…

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