A Week Of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

 "Sister to sister. Hand to hand. Four goddesses, together we stand."  Tessa Buon Viso And so I returned to the place where it all began 5 long years ago. When I first walked back into Suryalila it was quite amazing how comfortable and energised I immediately felt. Then seeing all the progress and development that [...]

I Bend So I Don’t Break

Both life and yoga are full of challenges. No-one knows what is around the corner and we need to be flexible in so many ways to be able to cope with the things that happen on and off the mat. Even if you haven't physically bent today, I can bet that figuratively you have. We [...]

Blue Skies Are Just Behind The Clouds……

A week away in Portugal usually conjures up an image of reliable sunshine and blue skies. It is November so no one expects sunbathing weather but at least a step up from home. However, we were greeted with monsoon like rainfall and freezing temperatures. We were lucky where we stayed as we only experienced a [...]

The Way To An Open Heart

It's been a rough week but I think I am through the worst. I found the courage to visit dad's grave for the first time, the anniversary is over and once again I have been reminded about how lucky I am to have such amazing friends and family. The heart warming support from my nearest and dearest [...]

Surviving The Struggle…….. Stand Your Ground

This Thursday is the day I have been dreading for the past year. For some reason the first anniversary of a person's death makes it all so real. I have been trying to stay distracted and our two week holiday has been a perfect way to do just that. Then Andrew and I have had [...]

Yoga for Truth….to find it, to live it, to set you free

  truth noun the quality or state of being true. Sometimes we bottle things up inside. Those feelings and words we want to express get buried into ourselves and we can't find a way to get them out. Have you ever had mouth ulcers, a sore neck or a thyroid problem? Have you ever felt it hard [...]

What Makes A Real Yogi!!! And Learning To Rise Above Other People’s Bullsh*t !

What is a yogi? There are so many preconceptions of what a "yogi" is. When you think of a yoga teacher you probably think of a perfectly toned body, softly spoken and fully kitted out with the latest yoga gear. We inevitably think of someone who emanates zen, has love seeping out of their pores and is totally [...]