All Posts

How to Stay Motivated With Your Yoga Practice in Winter

How to Stay Motivated With Your Yoga Practice in Winter

In this blog, I share my top tips for staying motivated with your yoga asana practice in winter. I’m a reasonably lazy yoga practitioner – I don’t wake up at 4.30am and start my day with sun salutations, I’m not striving for second series and my practices vary dramatically in length (who actually has time for full primary, six days…

Want to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?

Want to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?

What images come to mind when someone mentions yoga? Let me guess – pretzel-like postures, luxury athleisure wear, sweaty studios foggy with incense smoke and abs. Lots and lots of abs. Did I guess right? For better or worse, yoga in the West has morphed into something unrecognisable from its roots – in many ways, it’s an entirely new practice.…

Six Problematic Hashtags on Instagram

Six Problematic Hashtags on Instagram

Today, I’m talking about Instagram and it’s penchant for problematic hashtags. Before I begin, let me say one thing – I love Instagram. I love it as much as the next avocado swallowing and social media savvy millennial. It’s a part of my social fabric, and I use it to promote my yoga classes and blog work. Less admirably, I…

How to Start a Home Yoga Practice

How to Start a Home Yoga Practice

It’s 5.30am and I’m awake. Well, I’m “awake”. I hear cars drive by my bedroom window and discern vague shapes in the dark (is that a scarf or evil spirit on my desk chair?), but I’m struggling to process this information. The only thing I’m entirely conscious of is my mobile phone alarm, ringing from somewhere in the bed. It’s…

New to Meditation? These Tips Will Help You Start

New to Meditation? These Tips Will Help You Start

I have a confession – I’m a reluctant meditator. Despite practising yoga for many years and bending my body into dozens of pretzel-like shapes, I’ve never got the hang of just sitting still. I know what you’re thinking, “But surely sitting still is easier than core-crunching boat pose or crow?!” Nope. No way. You couldn’t be more wrong. It’s one…

Tips for Early Eating Disorder Recovery

Tips for Early Eating Disorder Recovery

Recently, a lot of people have been in touch to ask for my advice about early eating disorder recovery. It’s a topic I’m painfully familiar with. Throughout my late teens and early 20’s, I battled bulimia, anorexia and orthorexia (as you can imagine, I was a barrel of laughs). This deadly trio robbed me of every joyous experience a young…

How to Survive Teaching Your First Yoga Class

How to Survive Teaching Your First Yoga Class

Are you nervous about teaching yoga? Keep reading… So here you are, 200 hours later, a fully-qualified yoga teacher. Take a moment to congratulate yourself because it’s no easy feat. You’ve endured hundreds of sun salutations, countless chair poses and enough warriors to make you weep. On top of that, you’ve grappled with Sanskrit, the subtle body, chakras and crystals.…