A yoga year: September

Back to school. The start of the academic year always brings a rush of busyness. As you can tell from the name of my website, I’m fascinated by the concept of “busy”. I think we’ve become addicted to being busy, and many of us are caught up in performing and communicating our busy-ness all day, […]

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A yoga year: August

Abundance. Generosity. Sharing. It’s Lammastide: in pagan terms, the end of the summer. Time to bring in the harvest. The land is at its most productive. After the hard work of tilling, sowing and tending the crops, farmers are now reaping the rewards. In my own garden, the plums and grapes, cucumbers and corn are […]

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A yoga year: July

Power. Self-regulation. Appropriate action. As the summer gets into its stride, many of us experience a corresponding surge of energy. Long, sunny days can make us feel invincible. Of course, for others it’s miserable. We wilt in the heat, long for a cooling shower of rain. The oversupply of solar energy feels too much. And […]


A yoga year: June

JUNE Inner wisdom. Trust. Let life unfold On recent mornings, I’ve awoken to a veiled world. The mist blurs the view, muffles sounds; a layer of vague bewilderment settles all around me. I check the weather forecast app on my phone to reassure myself that the sun is due to break through later. Because in […]

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A yoga year: May

Each month in 2018 I’ll be posting some suggestions to align outlook, inner work and yoga practice with the turning year. MAY Strength. Grounding. Balance. How flexible is too flexible? When I tell people that I teach yoga, by far the most common response is, “I would be hopeless at yoga – I can’t even […]


A yoga year: April

Each month in 2018 I’ll be posting some suggestions to align outlook, inner work and yoga practice with the turning year. APRIL Acceptance. A fresh start. On ageing The springtime might seem an odd time of year to think about ageing and death. Lambs are frolicking, buds bursting: new life is everywhere. Still, perhaps because […]

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A yoga year: March

Each month in 2018 I’ll be posting some suggestions to align outlook, inner work and yoga practice with the turning year. MARCH Inner strength. Self-protection. Boundaries. During the recent cold snap, I spent quite a bit of time this week wrapping up myself and my family in scarves, hats and long underwear as we negotiated […]