health and wellbeing

Information on health and wellbeing


I wish you health, peace and happiness in 2019. Have you set any intentions for the coming year? Intentions (or sankalpas as they’re called in yoga) are expressions of our inner will, expressed in the positive (not negative statements as resolutions so often are and which only serve to reinforce […]

have you set your intention for 2019?


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 ...



  Hello, I send love and warm greetings on a freezing, snowy day! It’s been a while since I posted as I’ve been focusing on my teaching my lovely yogis at the various classes I take each week and staying focused on my yoga therapy studies, which are about the […]

yoga as therapy – how yoga can help you


  The cold weather and the snow and ice of the last week may intensify the darkness and dreariness of the short days.  However, the shortest day of the year beckons next week which means that the days will again slowly start to lengthen.  Good news! However tempting it may […]

at Christmas time, receive the gift of the present! 


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


Yesterday I came face to face (well, almost) with this beautiful swan which, while I was again taking a meditative walk around the local lake, swam over the bank to see me.  I am fascinated by swans and not just because I bear their name.  To me, they epitomise grace and calm, […]

finding balance and harmony in everyday life


We’ve had the most glorious weekend here in Berkshire and I’ve been wandering around “our” lake.  It’s actually a nature reserve very close to where I live.   It’s a place that’s very close to my heart and I have walked there a great deal over the years.  I’ve also taken many […]

how is the path you travel?



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