Category Archives: Yoga

Concessionary pricing for group classes

I offer discretionary concessionary pricing for my Wednesday Mindful Yoga and Monday Yoga for Women classes in Chorlton for those whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending classes at the full price. Concessions are £36 for the class pass and £7 for a single class – discount accessed via coupon code on the […]

Asana of the month: Bridge pose

Bridge pose, (or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is a gentle inversion that has many benefits, including:  Releasing the chest and shoulders Easing lower back pain and preventing further flares of back pain Glute activation and strengthening (great for runners!) Calming stress and anxiety symptoms  I often teach this pose in my classes and therapeutic yoga for […]

Yoga for wellbeing – why yoga works!

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I first started doing yoga in 2007 and for me, and lots of other people, I know that it “works”. There is a large body of evidence that supports the efficacy of yoga for wellbeing, particularly for stress, musculoskeletal problems and pain management, amongst other health issues.  As a GP, I’m often recommending it to […]

Being vs doing

Being vs doing One of the aims of yoga and mindfulness is that we begin to become aware of automatic patterns of the mind, and recognise different thoughts and modes of thinking.  The brain performs many hundreds of processes and activities everyday.  We can simplify these neurocognitive tasks down to two main modes of functioning […]

Book of the moment: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book has been a complete game changer for me.  I’ve recently re-read parts of it (and I rarely re-read books!) Since reading this I’ve gone from someone who had no time for creativity and saw it as a waste of time, to making my own candles, designing my own Christmas cards and learning how […]

I’m not flexible, can I do yoga?

Only a small number of people are naturally flexible and being flexible is certainly not a prerequisite to practising yoga.   Yoga can help improve flexibility if practised regularly; however this isn’t necessarily the goal  – although it is certainly a reason people want to take up yoga.  Flexibility is generally understood to mean having a […]

New to yoga?

Are you new to yoga? 🧘‍♀️ Are you wondering what happens in a class? What do you need to wear?!? Maybe you have heard that yoga is great and all that and you want to give it a go but you aren’t really sure where to start? I have some frequently asked questions on my […]