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Everything is your choice – Choices in birth

I'm a great supporter of the Positive Birth Movement, co-facilitating the Leeds Positive Birth Group which meets every third Sunday of the month with fellow doula Claire. At our January meeting we discussed the choices we have in birth and the many questions we need...

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Awesome women I admire

Angela Farmer Angela Farmer is my amazing yoga teacher and wise woman. She set me on the path to discovering a more free style of yoga that's less about form and more about feeling. She helped me to rediscover parts of myself that I'd lost and she embodies femininity...

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Gentle is the new advanced

@NaomiAbsalom recently posted a video on Instagram about 'gentle' yoga and how patronising the term is. 'Gentle' is often used to describe the more subtle body practices of yoga; the practices I'm a huge fan of for both my own practice and in what I teach. In fact,...

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Cores and pelvic floors

I'm learning all the time –I recently attended a fab workshop with my good friend and fellow Yoga teacher Louisa Thomas all about core and pelvic floor health and the range of tools that can be used for supporting women with core and pelvic floor dysfunction in a...

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Imbolc: The Reawakening of the Earth

Imbolc, also known as Candlemas or Saint Brigid's Day, is an ancient Celtic festival that's celebrated on 1st or 2nd February each year at the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It marks the awakening of the Earth as she moves towards Spring....

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Boundaries and Ethics in Yoga

Yoga is more than a series of physical poses. It’s also a system for living your life off the mat. The Eight Limbs of Yoga, the Yoga Sutras, were the ancient ‘rules’ to living a better life as taught by the Indian teacher Patanajali, a very long time ago in around the...

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Women’s Wellness in Winter

Winter's here – the leaves have fallen from the trees, it's much colder, the days are shorter and the nights are longer and all around us nature has withdrawn, is hibernating, slumbering, dormant, resting and renewing before reawakening in Spring. There's a stillness...

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Burrito Savasana

Ironically, during Wintertime the cycle of the seasons, short days and long nights draw us inwards, society and our culture draws us outwards. Christmas is probably one of the busiest times of the year with the parties, food, decorations, entertaining family, jolly...

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Just Here For The Savasana

Just Here For The Savasana We've been talking a lot lately in my blog posts about self care and stepping back from the fast pace of life to reconnect with ourselves (and others), create space and heal. So, to coin a phrase from the world we live in, what can you do if...

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Moving into Stillness

"In an age of constant acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. In an age of constant distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. In an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still." - Pico Iyer Have you ever...

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