breathing

Information relating to breathing in yoga


          Coming home from holiday to find the sunshine is a novelty we don’t always enjoy in this country.  In fact, it’s fair to say that it’s currently hotter here than it was where I’ve been, sunny Funchal!    In coming back, like the rest of us, I’ve also had to […]

take your yoga outside


If you suffer from back pain, please read this! (In case you’re wondering, I snapped this dog in India doing this lovely back stretch and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it.  As I’m talking about backs, I thought it might be appropriate.) Did you see the various articles […]

if you suffer from back pain, please read this…


A very interesting experience a couple of weeks ago after my weekly lunchtime class at the Nuffield Health gym at Deloitte in Reading.  A chance conversation gave me the opportunity to use my growing yoga therapy skills to offer some help and suggestions to a lovely young man who was about […]

running a half marathon and improving our health with a ...



While her Mum was preparing for today’s classes at Piggott Nuffield Health and Deloitte, yoga cat, Mrs T, was engaged in continuing her yoga practice, using Swan Yoga lesson plan notes as her drishti or focus. Her physical practice these days is less strenuous, as she’s a senior cat these days […]

cat yoga – Mrs T and the inner teacher


Today has been a fabulous, golden autumnal day.   It started with a frost and became a cold, bright and shining golden day, a joy to behold!  I’ve been out around “our” lake again just taking in the air, the sky, the sun, listening to the sounds of the ducks, watching the […]

autumn gold


My Thursday evening class has started again after the summer holidays and, as the nights are drawing in, I’ve had my candles out again so that the light for our practice is soft and conducive to a relaxing practice rather than have the harsh glare of overhead lights! It’s nearly two […]

yoga by candlelight



  Today, in the beautiful sunshine, spring is truly here.  From  the colour of the sky and the water, we might even think summer has arrived.  It is the budding of the trees and the cool  breeze that reminds us of the season. Spring is a time of growth and renewal,  when […]

renew and seize the moment – you too can practise ...


  A very beautiful spring afternoon.  16 degrees here in Berkshire! The blue open sky reminds usof the opportunity to open and stretch the body.  A strong breeze and fresh air, which reminds us of the need to breathe well.  Being out in the natural world allows us to connect […]

spring is here – open your body and mind


                    I am pleased to introduce you to Roger, pictured here as he relaxes at his home in South Wales.  He is keen to experience the benefits of yoga, to calm the body and mind and to bring a little peace and harmony into his life. Black and white […]

cat yoga – Roger works on his relaxation techniques



                    Would you believe that I’ve just taken these photos on the last day of November?  If it wasn’t for the lack of leaves on the trees, it would be easy to believe, with such blue sky and brilliant sunlight, that this is […]

the joy of a winter’s day