Yoga and Eating Disorders – What works?

  Can yoga help people recovering from an eating disorder? A number of studies have investigated yoga for eating disorders, so what do they tell us about how and why yoga can help?    

How to navigate 2022 with courage and hope

  We faced some challenges last year, right? Here's what I learned during 2021 and how I'll be dealing with whatever 2022 chucks at us.   I’m taking what builds courage and hope - and I'm RUNNING with it (check out this video that shows you how...

THE JOY OF CONNECTION

Have you been thinking about what direction to take in 2022? I’m finding it really hard to think about making plans for the coming year.    In 2021, I lost out on a family holiday (twice) and a training I really wanted to do was cancelled at the...

3 yoga strategies for coping at christmas (and a free meditation)

I’ve got friends who LOVE Christmas. Lucky them! Christmas has always been a struggle for me. As a child, Christmas was a time of conflict and I spent many Christmas Day afternoons in bed with one of my mystery tummy aches – a toxic combination...

I’M NO YOGA GURU. AND THAT’S A GOOD THING.

  I’ve been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for nearly 20 years. And I’m a long way from being a guru. I’ve got plenty of diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications as well as many thousands of hours of experience. But the gaps...

Don't learn this pose (and many others) at Adore yoga

  What's wrong with this pose? Nothing. Nothing at all if you are super flexible and have a healthy spine. But there are many people for whom practicing this pose is unhelpful (and, depending on your spinal health, dangerous). That's why this...

5 Ways to teach yoga from the heart

  I recently ran into Joanne, an old friend and an experienced yoga teacher. She wasn’t feeling very yogic.  “Why can’t yoga teachers just teach from what they know?” she said, exasperated. “If one more teacher quotes Rumi at me, I’ll scream!”   ...

Conducting private yoga assessments

Do you feel confident conducting an assessment with a private yoga student? Do you know how to figure out exactly what that student needs and then create a practice that fully supports their unique needs?    If you're not 100% sure, you're not...

Yoga and your mental wellbeing - free resources

How are you doing on World Mental Health Day?

Yoga for panic attacks

This blog contains descriptions of panic attacks. If you would prefer not to read those details, you can skip down.   When I had my first panic attack, I thought I was going to die. I was 21 years old and had no idea what was happening to me.    ...