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AberAid Fundraiser – yoga, massage, music and more!

AberAid, a local community group set up to fundraise for helping with the refugee crisis, is hosting a pampering evening this Friday 21st April 2017, in Aberystwyth. More details on their Facebook page Refugees Welcome Fundraiser and below. I will be leading a yoga session, c. 1 hour long. The evening is ‘entry by donation’…

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Suspiciously seeking yoga teachers online?

It seems the world of yoga is not immune to hoax emails, scams, or dodgy dealings. In December I received an email asking if I offered yoga lessons online, either through Skype or Google Hangouts. I don’t even know what the latter one is, and have not used Skype in that way. Something about the…

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Light-hearted yoga for the new year

The new year is often a time of renewed intentions to ‘do this’ or ‘not do that’ etc. It can be quite serious, and with grey gloomy weather and no more sparkly lights, I thought I’d start 2017 off in a more light-hearted manner after seeing two funny graphics online. I hope they lighten your…

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Trees – real and in yoga

It’s National Tree Week here in the UK, from 26th Nov to 4th Dec, so now is an excellent time to plant a tree in your garden, or buy someone a tree for them to plant, or donate to charities who plant trees in the UK such as Trees For Life (who are restoring Scotland’s…

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Chocolate meditation for chocolate week

It’s Chocolate Week from 10th to 16th October 2016 in the UK, and I thought this would be perfect timing to describe a meditation practice that almost everyone will enjoy, even if (or especially if) they haven’t done any meditation before, because it involves chocolate! And almost everyone likes chocolate. Plus dark chocolate may even…

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Meditation – a beginner’s guide animation

I really love the simplicity of this video by Happify explaining the principles of meditation in a very simple way. It’s short, it’s simple, and it’s engaging. I like the graphics which show the gradual erasing of all the brain chatter as you breathe and meditate. It’s a really good video for anyone new to…