Yoga mats laid out in circle in room

Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

I’m delighted to be offering two wellbeing workshops this autumn in Dumfries. Following positive feedback from the workshop on understanding chronic (persistent) pain, I’m going to be delivering this workshop again, but it’ll be slightly longer at 3 hours to allow more time for the practical things. In addition, I’m going to be delivering a…

Outside of Allanton house

Peace and living in balance

A local peace sanctuary (Allanton) recently held a Living in Balance day to share ideas about living a more balanced and healthy life. As the day of the event was very close to the summer solstice it had a special feeling to it.   The were plenty of interesting workshops to chose from (over 20),…

Sunlight on loch

Surfing the waves of the mind

Last weekend, on a local well-being day, I heard a quote about meditation which I’d never heard before, but which made instant sense. ‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.’ Wow, I thought. How come I’d never heard that before? It’s a quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the most influential…

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:…

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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…

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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…