Programme for Connection day

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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, … Continue reading Programme for Connection day

Advance notice – online International Yoga Day event coming

In a few weeks on Sunday 21st June it's International Yoga Day, and a group of local teachers where I live is putting together a programme for an online event for the day. There's going to be a variety of sessions with asana classes, pranayama, chanting, meditation and ayurvedic info! You will be able to … Continue reading Advance notice – online International Yoga Day event coming

Why it’s good to step out of our comfort zone

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In my previous post about resilience I explained why it's important that we keep doing the things that we enjoy and make us feel good, whether that's five minutes of meditation or a 50 minute walk every day. Doing things we're familiar and comfortable with is helpful as it keeps us calm, emotionally balanced and … Continue reading Why it’s good to step out of our comfort zone

What can I do about the climate crisis?

With parts of the world burning, species and forests being lost, and the polar ice caps melting, it's easy to become despondent and depressed about the state of the world, with the climate crisis now recognised by many local and national governments, scientists, and internationally, as an emergency. We might feel that the scale of … Continue reading What can I do about the climate crisis?

Prioritise your wellbeing by going on a retreat

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Going on a retreat can be a powerful way to recharge and reprioritise your health and wellbeing. I've been on a lot of retreats myself in the last 10-15 years and so I'm very excited to be co-running a yoga and meditation retreat in south west Scotland in May 2020. How can going somewhere else … Continue reading Prioritise your wellbeing by going on a retreat

Sharing kindness meditations

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Recently I shared two kindness meditations during a wellbeing day, and have uploaded one of them as an audio track for you to enjoy. It was a real pleasure to contribute towards the successful 'Sharing the Love' day which a fellow yoga teacher Jill organised in November here in Dumfries, and which was a fundraiser … Continue reading Sharing kindness meditations

Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

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I'm delighted to be offering two wellbeing workshops this autumn in Dumfries. Following positive feedback from the workshop on understanding chronic (persistent) pain, I'm going to be delivering this workshop again, but it'll be slightly longer at 3 hours to allow more time for the practical things. In addition, I'm going to be delivering a … Continue reading Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

Recent feedback: “Thank you for a lovely workshop”

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I recently held a morning workshop on understanding and managing persistent pain, and am really pleased by the feedback from those who attended. The 2.5 hour workshop was a mix of theory and practical stuff. I covered the biopsychosocial (BPS) model of pain science, and how this newer more holistic approach to understanding pain can … Continue reading Recent feedback: “Thank you for a lovely workshop”