Cultivating Compassion: Change Your Narrative

Now more than ever, we need to cultivate self love towards ourself: isolation, anxiety, panic. It’s easy for our thoughts to spiral into a negative downward spin.   Whether you know it or not, we are narrating the unfolding of our life every second. Just like a narrator in a book or play explains what…

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Cultivating Compassion: Letter Writing

The Dalai Lama once said, “love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive”.   Being kind and supportive to our friends in times of need comes naturally. Words of encouragement to pick them back up flow effortlessly. But showing ourselves the same response when experiencing difficulty is not quite so easy.   I have…

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Cultivating Compassion: Loving Kindness Pause

Do you, like me, have a tendency to blame yourself whenever something goes wrong. Last week I found myself getting frustrated by my apparent failings, for not being organised enough, for getting easily distracted and making too many mistakes. And these mistakes, they were tiny, I mean so inconsequential but still I beat myself up…

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Yoga is More than the Poses

  We’re all familiar with the postures of yoga, but did you know that the physical postures were not a part of the original yoga practice? In fact, many forms of Yoga still exist today in which there is little to no physical movement.   Confused? I don’t blame you!   For whatever reason, maybe…

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Month of Love – A Life Long Practice

The final day of February. The final day of our Month of Self Love.   So, how do you feel? What came up for you during this time? What came naturally to you? What did you find challenging? And if you found yourself dipping in and out, then that’s okay. It’s another great opportunity to…

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Month of Love – Self Love Meditation

So as we move towards the end of February and our month of self love, I invite you to take a moment to check in and see how you are feeling. Right now, in this moment, how are you? How do you feel about yourself? How do you feel towards yourself? Is there any space…

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Month of Love – Yoga & Kindness

Have you ever noticed how you are so much tougher on yourself than your partner, friends, family, colleagues? Or how you seem to set yourself higher standards?    We find it easy to accept the flaws and imperfections of the people we love. Comforting words and actions come naturally to us when our friend gets…

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Month of Love – Cultivate Self Love

Why do we find it so hard to love ourselves?   Is it because we are confronted on an hourly basis of what we should look like, what we should be eating, should be wearing?   Or is it because in our culture, self love is often seen as selfish and self absorbed?   But…

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Month of Love – Quotes to Inspire Self Love

February – the month of love! Cupid’s bow, love hearts and romantic cards on every street corner, in every shop window.   Promotions telling you to show your love with a delicious box of chocolates or to buy your loved one the newest tech gadget.   I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day;…

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BIG MOVE

I have some pretty big and exciting news!   I’m moving to Denver!   But don’t worry, it’s only for three months.   Moving abroad has been a dream of mine for some years in order to experience a different environment to the fast paced, busy lifestyle of London. For as long as I can…

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Ram Dass – I Am Loving Awareness

If you have been to any of my classes this week you will have heard me talking about a beautiful documentary on Netflix about Ram Dass during his final months of life. And despite the theme, it is an incredibly uplifting and poetic exploration of his spiritual practice which centres on love and truth. I…

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The Healing Art of Pratipaksha Bhavana

I’d like to share with you an incredibly powerful practice that stems back thousands and thousands of years and can still be found in many modern therapeutic practices such as Neuroscience and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This process can really enable you to live the meaningful and fulfilled life of your dreams.    Our mind can…

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