Sun and tree, in cartoon drawing

Pause and reflect at the solstice

It’s the summer solstice here in Scotland, and being almost half way through the year seems like a good time to review how the year is going. Do you set new year goals or resolutions? It might be a matter of semantics but some years ago I stopped setting new year resolutions and decided to…

Stream in woods

Stress awareness month and ways to cope

April is Stress Awareness Month in the UK, and has been running since 1992 amazingly. Despite this long time, stress levels in society are high and it is implicated in a range of mental health issues particularly anxiety and depression. The Stress Management Society have four main threads of focus this year’s month, which are:…

Two people balancing on each other

The dragons return to Dumfries: AcroYoga 2

Yoga of Dragons (aka Sam and Bongo from Wales) will be returning to Dumfries to deliver their second Scottish AcroYoga workshop – Saturday 27th April 2019. If you are in the area and have either never tried AcroYoga or have tried it and want to do more, this workshop is for you! The session will…

Silhouette of bird against orange colour background

New early bird yoga class for Dumfries

As spring develops the mornings become lighter and many people find that they wake earlier naturally. This is an ideal time to make the most of the light and attend a yoga class before you start the rest of your day. Practising yoga early in the morning can give you an incredible physical and mental…

Yoga room with mats on floor

Focused Forrest yoga with Finlay

I recently attended my first weekend with yoga teacher Finlay Wilson (aka Internet sensation the Kilted Yogi) in Glasgow and it was an invigorating immersion into his approach which is predominantly a Forrest yoga practice, and I recognised elements of ashtanga and the props of Iyengar. (On looking into Forrest yoga I see that ashtanga…

3 pieces of chocolate tiffin on plat

Raw chocolate vegan tiffin

This is one of my favourite things to eat. In moderation of course. I haven’t shared a recipe for years and my gooseberry fool post is always popular, so I think it time to do another recipe. The one is an adaptation of various recipes for fruit and nut tiffins (which is different use of…

Room with yoga mat

What’s a personal yoga class?

A personal yoga session or 1-to-1 is an individual yoga class which is tailored to your needs and can bring you many benefits. These include: the whole class is tailored to your specific requirements e.g. to improve flexibility and mobility, reduce stress, improve strength etc full attention of the tutor and time to ask questions…