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2018 classes and workshops

Details of my 2018 classes are now available here I’m starting a new general level class on a Wednesday morning. Please contact me to find out more and to register interest.  As with all my classes there is a maximum of eight students to ensure individual attention. I’m very excited about a workshop I’m co-teaching […]

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The centre and the whole

This class is inspired by Move without Pain by Martha Peterson, a really useful book which was recommended to me by fellow yoga teacher Morgan Marshall.  There are some great exercises in it, and I particularly like what she has to say about core strengthening: ‘…conditioned and toned abdominals are important, as is a conditioned and […]

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Jnana mudra

This hand position can provide a focus for the mind in asana practice, relaxation and meditation. Keeping the centre of the palms soft, touch the pads of the thumb and index (first) finger together, keeping the other fingers long but gently curving.  With the palms facing up this is jnana mudra (gesture of consciousness), when […]

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Home practice

Here is the plan of a recent class to help support your home practice. If you want a shorter practice, the stars break it down into sections of 15-20 mins…hope you enjoy it!

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Bramari – the buzzing breath

Working with the gentle yet powerful vibrations of Bramari, the buzzing breath, can help us to release tension and nourish ourselves at this busy time of year. Inhale through the nostrils, and then exhale though the mouth with a long buzzing sound like a bumblebee. In breath the essence of yoga Sandra Sabatini says: ‘…a […]

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Two inspirational teachers

Chloe Fremantle and Paramananda Chloe is one of the yoga teachers I’ve worked most closely with over the last ten or more years. Today I had the pleasure of attending a whole day of yoga and breathing with her at her home in London. A highly perceptive, creative and dedicated yoga teacher, Chloe trained with […]

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The feet in yoga

I often say in my classes that if we can sort out our feet, the rest follows. In daily life our feet spend too much time in trapped in shoes, unable to move, gradually declining in awareness, flexibility and responsiveness. Not only does this result in physical pain and discomfort, but it can have a […]

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