It was this simple mantra that got me on the mat. And once I’d done a dog pose, I’d usually go on to do more yoga...
I hope the name encourages people to do the same, because doing even just a little bit makes a difference – it’s the start of something. I hope it will inspire you!
Two of the big passions of my life have been yoga and my dog... that's my greyhound Haku at the top of the page. I was lucky enough to have him for nearly ten years, just a bit longer than I've been teaching yoga.
When I first started, I sometimes found it hard to get motivated to practise at home. Then I noticed how Haku would get up every day and automatically do a dog pose. I realised:
“That’s all I have to do! A dog a day."
August 2020 Update
I've really missed teaching face-to-face and can't wait to get back in the studio, as long as we can do that safely
From September I am planning to offer weekly studio classes - more details here
Until then, I am still offering yoga teachings on-line here
I hope you can join me
All good wishes at this unusual time
Who can do yoga?
Anybody can do yoga! Yoga is not just for flexible people. In fact it’s more helpful for people who aren’t already flexible, or fit or healthy. In my classes, you simply need to be able to get up and down off the floor.
Even if there are certain things you can’t do, there are lots that you can. There are always options, choices, alternatives…. If one particular pose is difficult there will be ways to approach it differently. Whether its about injury or body shape or flexibility or confidence.
Take time out from your busy life
Listen and learn the language of your body
Undo tension and unhelpful habits of movement
Learn to move with more freedom, ease and grace
Connect with your body
Whatever your shape – inhabit it with love and kindness
Respect your body and learn to trust yourself
Grow in confidence
Be curious about the world within
Explore with a gentle sense of adventure
Find a sense of calm and ease