Part of my yearly treat is packing myself off to experience one or two weeks of me-time. Since yoga has become integral to my daily life, finding a retreat that incorporates yoga is always my aim. The retreats I choose are typically tailored towards inner work with meditation, energy in the form of asana practice […]

What Happens on a Yoga Retreat…

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The Continuous Stress Cycle At times, even yoga teachers, or especially yoga teachers (!) can find it hard to stop running around or take enough time to pause and reset. And I have felt this a lot over the last couple of months. We don’t allow ourselves the time to pause, reset, or indulge in […]

Releasing Stress With Balance

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Mindfulness Mindfulness has become the latest hot topic since it made it to the top of NHS recommendations for dealing with stress and anxiety. But what is mindfulness? The frenzied rush of day-to-day life, which involves countless to-do lists, multitasking, taking care of ‘real world’ responsibilities such as children, bills, and going to work, as well as newer […]

Mindfulness: Staying Present

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The following article, written for Ekhart Yoga by one of my wonderful teachers Tracey Uber Cook, discusses moving beyond the physical practice of yoga into the more “subtle layers” of our existence. Tracey explores these layers, as described in the ancient yogic texts – the Rāja Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, and the Upaniṣads – and also brings […]

Yoga and the Koshas – the layers of being

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