Some Friends and Colleagues

December 6, 2016

Some friends and colleagues: Yoga holidays in France, Spain, Sicily and Morocco Yoga courses in UK and India: Yoga teacher training and further studies for teachers: Thai yoga massage training

An Introduction to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

May 29, 2016

For many people, the word ‘yoga’ immediately conjures up images of beautiful people, their bodies formed into breath-taking positions.  This idea of yoga being a gym-based activity, designed solely to achieve physical perfection, is a relatively modern, western incarnation of this ancient practice.  Delve a little deeper into the roots of yoga and we find … Read More

Making a Stronger Pot

May 29, 2016

I’ve been thinking about the idea of the person as a pot of water on a stove.  We have all these thoughts and emotions in us, which, at any particular time, might be still, or lightly simmering, or occasionally ready to boil over. If we start to heat up and bubble a little, the suggestion … Read More

The definition of yoga according to Yoga Sutras 1:2-1:4

May 29, 2016

YS 1:2  yogah cittavritti nirodhah – yoga is to still the activities of the mind YS 1:3 tada drastuh svarupe avastanam – then pure awareness can be at home in its true state YS 1:4 vrtti sarupyam itaratra – otherwise it takes itself to be the activities of the mind There is a clear distinction … Read More