Images of resuable menstrual products

Environmenstrual week

Whether you are someone who menstruates, used to menstruate or is yet to menstruate, or know someones who menstruates, (so essentially, pretty much everyone!), the environmental impacts of menstrual products may not be something you’re aware of. Environmenstrual week in the UK (19-25th Oct) hopes to change that by raising the issues involved, promoting alternatives…

Advert for yoga class with female seated in lotus position

In-person yoga classes return to Dumfries

I’m really pleased to say that I have been able to restart in-person yoga classes once again in Dumfries. After a six month pause (because of Covid-19), I restarted my intermediate yoga class last week, and had an enthusiastic group of appropriately-distanced participants. Although I have been teaching online during the last six months, there…

Painting of yoga asana Kukkutasana in Persian manuscript Bahr al-hayat c. 1602

Yoga, cultural appropriation and appreciation

Although cultural appropriation is not new, the term itself has become used in the last 40 years of so, and particularly in the last 5-10 years, within a variety of settings including yoga. As a white, Western, middle-class woman of many privileges (check yours here) who is appalled by repression, oppression, racism and sexim and…

Jigsaw puzzle

Online yoga jigsaw fun

A little bit of yoga fun for you. If you like jigsaws then check out these online jigsaws you can do on Jigsaw Planet. I’ve made an album with several yoga jigsaws in – some are harder than others! Click here to go to my online yoga jigsaw puzzles – some take only 5 minutes…

Female in standing yoga pose with one leg crossed over the other

5 top tips for yoga every day at home

When the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions came into force there was a surge of interest in online yoga, and many yoga teachers (me included) transitioned to online teaching. Lots more people starting doing yoga at home – with or without online classes – and were maybe able to get into some sort of routine around other…

Poster with details of programme on pink sky background

Programme for Connection day

The programme for the online international day of yoga is now released! There’s 10 live sessions, 3 pre-recorded sessions, 12 different teachers and a variety of different classes to attend. Please have a look and pick and choose what you would like to attend (donations suggested). I’ll be starting the day with some sun salutations,…

Room with yoga mat and blocks

Yoga classes go online

In my excitement at moving my yoga classes online and setting up some new classes, I forgot to blog about it and let people know! My new class timetable is on the home page. It’s been a steep learning curve with various bits of tech etc, as well as considering things like colours of clothing…