July 27, 2018

Sometimes we enter a yoga class carrying things we don’t want to be holding on to that cannot be shaken off with static poses, deep stretching and breath work alone. Sometimes we physically need to shake something off. My new class draws together all of the most powerful movement practices I’ve learnt and sequences them into one neat little hour (just!) so that you can get a full mind, body, spirit workout and a proper relaxation. 

I have been practicing yoga for over fifteen years now and have found it to be one of the most healing love affairs of my life. However, I started to notice that it wasn’t quite getting me where I wanted to be in terms of cardiovascular fitness, and I needed more fire to be able to shift a feeling...

May 29, 2018

Beata Beatrix, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1864-70

Before I started teaching yoga I studied History of Art at  university. Paintings are still a major inspiration, especially ones that deal with the human psyche. This beautiful, ghostly portrait is of Elizabeth Siddal - the wife of the artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. I’ve always loved this hazy, dreamlike painting but there’s a sad story behind it. Elizabeth Siddal died of a laudanum overdose, it is not known whether it was suicide or she simply took too much, but ‘Lizzie’, as she was known, had been addicted to the drug for some time.

Her husband chose to paint her at the moment of death. The dove flying towards her carries a poppy flower, a reference to the drug that killed her...

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