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Top Tips for Surviving the Christmas Madness

As Christmas draws closer, we are expected to feel all jolly inside but between frantically rushing around busy shops trying to find the perfect gifts for loved ones, attending Christmas parties and family commitments; we can be left feeling a little more frazzled...

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Revitalise Yourself This September!

Summer can be a really busy time for a lot of us, with holidays, kids off school and a full social diary. So as we move in to September, a month of change and reinvention, it's a great time to start to slow down, get some calm and revitalise yourself! Your yoga mat...

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Let’s Take it Outside!!

Things are finally starting to warm up and it feels as though summer is here, so our bodies are CRAVING the outdoors. Making space, time and energy to be outside on a regular basis can make a massive difference to our wellbeing; naturally reinforcing our bond and...

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Why it’s never too late to start over today

Habits are super powerful, unconscious patterns of behaviour that once formed, play a large role in influencing the direction of our life.  To a certain degree, our lives go where our habits take us.  Our bodies are the vehicle; our habits, the chauffeur.  To form a...

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Want to know the secret of feeling great?

We'll let you in to the REAL secret of feeling great....(wait for it....) it’s called: Ta-da, REGULAR PRACTICE!! I know, it's perhaps slightly disappointing (because as human beings we tend to like quick fixes) but it's absolutely true. K. Pattabhi Jois (a brilliant...

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Living life on the Edge!

Living life on the Edge! Man, this was an unconscious mantra I lived by for many years – I think I used to believe it was the only to move forward in my life. And like many people, I grew up in an environment that role modeled this. Now I’m not talking crazy,...

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So how DO you find more love?

Being loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” love is a tough one because it’s something we both give and receive—and so often it’s much easier to dwell on the love we’re not getting than to recognise the love we’re not...

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What Does 2016 Look Like to YOU?

Now is the perfect time to look back and reflect on everything that's happened this year, have a 'sort through' of these feelings to enable you to go into the New Year with a clearer mind and soul. Take a moment to sit back and reflect - we often just deal with...

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Christmas Presence

"The best things in life aren't things," as Art Buchwald famously said. Connection and shared experiences, the love and laughter of those we hold dearest, belief in ourselves and in the goodness of people, these are the things that allow us to relax and enjoy our...

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WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? (Grab a cuppa, it's a long one :)) I lost myself again last week. Something happened that triggered me off into shame, but it slipped under the radar and I hadn’t realised it at the time. I just became agitated and restless. The following...

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Take care of YOU this Christmas

As we come to that end of year 'wind down', we can sometimes feel like we’re holding on for dear life just trying to make it to Christmas and get to the end of the year. You’ve got a million things going on with very little time, and these things can weigh us down and...

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Finding your own path as a Teacher

I still remember that moment I bounced out of my 200hr teacher training – a heart full of desire to share my passion with the world, but gripped in the hands of trepidation that the responsibility to teach this stuff brings! I actually felt less prepared to be a...

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Celebrate all things YOU!

This week we celebrate 5 years at the studio… 5 years! Can you believe it? Can *I* believe it? I started out on this journey full of fear, self-doubt and reservation.   I always believed that I was never the type of person who got to do what they loved for a living -...

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Being Human Can Be Tough!!

This being human can be such a tough gig sometimes. Seems in the main we all try our darnedest to show up and really be the best version of ourselves that we can be, and yet we’re still messy, messed up and tripping up all over the place…like, a lot! (well, I am at...

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Fear and Faith Are The Same Thing!!

You know when you already know something, but then suddenly just GET IT? It’s just really dawned on me that Fear and Faith are the same thing! Fear is a belief something bad will happen, Faith is a belief something will happen. And because I’m (we’re) surrounded by...

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YOGA BORE ALERT!

YOGA BORE ALERT! OK I admit it, I’m slightly obsessed with drawing out metaphors from yoga and anything else that comes up in my life. I think it’s just my way of making sense of this crazy and wild ride! This week, my obsession is with the psoas muscle - a deep,...

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Find Courage and Fly!

Yesterday I Zip-Wired down the side of a mountain at over 100mph. It was amazing - thrilling, terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. I love this kind of stuff because it reminds me to let go of the illusion that I'm in control - of anything really. Because...

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Oh My, I’m in BIG TROUBLE!!

Oh my, I'm in BIG TROUBLE!! (buckle in, it’s a long one!) I was chatting to a friend last week - marvelling at how often emotional eating is still my 'go to' place whenever I'm tired or frustrated. And she looked at me with genuine surprise and said, 'but you're a...

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I’m Feeling The Crazy With You!

I'm feeling the crazy with you. Let me explain what I mean. I love the summer, it's such a great time to let lose and have fun, catch up with friends and do those things you've been putting off all year. But it can also get a little crazy and unsetting being out of...

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Lighten Up, Let Loose and Shake Off Those Cares

This weekend at the festival reminded me how nourishing FUN is to the soul. Life can feel so serious sometimes, and so those moments of pure delight, silliness and joy are a much needed reprieve. We all need a space where we can lighten up, let loose and shake off...

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It Takes So Much Courage to be Vulnerable

It takes so much courage to be vulnerable, especially if you’re like me and grew up in a culture that taught me that being hard was being strong. We can choose to believe that somehow we’re immune to difficult feelings – that we’re somehow better than – safer than –...

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The Gift of Problems and Challenges

Boy, it sure doesn't feel like a 'gift' when I come up against a problem or challenge. Almost always, my impulse is to see if there's anywhere to run, side-step, blame or numb-out. But honestly when I look back on my life so far, I know I've learned the most about...

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We All Have Our Struggles and Our Fears

We all have our struggles and our fears. For sure I experience confusion or despair, or suffer because I’ve become attached to a picture in my head of how things should be, or what I THINK is happening. Leaning into those uncomfortable feelings and parts of myself is...

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