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Home Yoga practice tips

October 16th, 2018|1 Comment

As my Yoga classes in Horsham break for two weeks I thought it might be a good time to offer some home Yoga practice tips. Make time to practice: it's hard with our busy lives, [...]

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Is Yoga enough

October 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Is Yoga enough on its own or do you need to add something like running or swimming to make it a complete exercise program? For a start, there is a problem with this question: Yoga is [...]

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What Yoga equipment?

September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

What yoga equipment to buy? Iyengar Yoga is known for many things, one of which is its use of equipment, known as 'props'. What Yoga equipment do you really need? what yoga equipment [...]

Yoga for children and teenagers

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Modern life can be stressful for all of us- and that includes children.  Yoga is a great way to help cope with these stresses- physical and emotional.  It is generally agreed that at around the [...]

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Still haven’t tried Yoga?

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

An interesting short article from Harvard medical school about the spread of Yoga in the US and why many people still haven't tried Yoga yet: It is interesting to note that even though most [...]

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My Yoga blog in the UK top 100

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

I was extremely surprised to find my yoga blog in the UK top 100! I have no idea who decides on these things, and other entrants seem to post many times a week- as compared to [...]

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Coming to your first Yoga class

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Worried about coming to your first yoga class?   I see new students' faces looking very worried indeed!  This blog post might help you know what to expect in class and to therefore be less concerned..... At [...]

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Improvers Yoga class

February 11th, 2018|1 Comment

I teach a Wednesday 7pm "improvers yoga class" in Horsham.  But who is it aimed at? What exactly is an 'improver'? In Iyengar yoga we have clear ways to introduce people to yoga asanas (poses) [...]

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Just don’t call it Yoga

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

There seem to be a lot of different types of Yoga out there- it can be very confusing.   For people new to Yoga it can be especially confusing.  Spaces are springing up in cities kitted [...]

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Vinyasa is part of Iyengar Yoga

October 7th, 2017|0 Comments

For a start, what does 'Vinyasa' mean? Its definition is 'a method of yoga in which vinyasa movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with the breath'.  In India this 'flowing sequence' was used as [...]

Yoga workshops in Horsham

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

I teach regular Iyengar Yoga workshops in Horsham, West Sussex at the lovely Tudor Tythe Barn on Pondtail road.   These are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I have been teaching Yoga workshops for about 20 [...]

Why I love teaching beginners Yoga

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Every new term they come, looking very worried!  The new students that have never tried Yoga before, and are really scared about what let may have let themselves in for.... I look forward to meeting new [...]

Yoga helps menopause | Iyengar Yoga

February 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

Did you know that Yoga helps menopause? Recent studies have proven it!  A lot of women start Yoga in their 40's and 50's as they start to experience fatigue and hormonal fluctuations.  Many women have [...]

Tired all the time? Yoga can help!

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Tired all the time? Did you know that doctors have a special way to record patients who say they are Tired all the time? They write 'TATT' on their notes.  It is considered so common, [...]

Too stiff to start Yoga?

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Many prospective students would like to try Yoga, but they are worried they are too stiff to start Yoga. As an Iyengar Yoga teacher with over 20 years experience I have welcomed all sorts of people with [...]

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Hatha Yoga means the Yoga of Effort

September 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Did you know that Hatha yoga means the yoga of effort? It means physical yoga, as opposed to the other 4 types listed below.  Some people are interested in why Yoga is different to any other [...]

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Yoga and Running

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Are yoga and running opposites? As summer approaches more and more people take up running.  Sometimes I think yoga and running are opposites- as in yoga we aim to 'do no harm' yet with running so many [...]

One to one yoga

April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

I am being asked more and more about one to one yoga. It's not just busy executives that can't find time to get to class.  I teach one to one yoga to retired people and busy mums in [...]

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Exercise over 50

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

exercise over 50 Why exercise over 50? Most of us understand that the quality of our later life will depend on our health.  So it is strange that we may have given our current [...]

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Eating and Yoga Class

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Why am I writing this post about eating and Yoga Class? Some people are not sure about how much time should be left between eating and yoga class. Some students are coming to Yoga class having [...]

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New Horsham Yoga Class!

January 20th, 2016|0 Comments

New Horsham Yoga Class Starting April 13th 2016 Who is the new Horsham yoga class aimed at?  This new Horsham yoga class will be aimed more towards beginners, however others are welcome to join us too. [...]

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New Years Resolution? Given up already? Great!

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

new years resolution A new year is a time to look back and reflect on our lives and ourselves.  Unfortunately this reflection can often focus on the negative aspects rather than the positive. [...]