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International yoga day and summer solstice

It’s International Yoga Day (21st June) and in the northern hemisphere it’s the summer solstice as well. Whilst it was raining in northern India where the Prime Minister of India celebrated the day with an outdoor practice and thousands of people, here in the UK we are having an unusual summer heatwave – in time…

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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…