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Showing posts from March, 2013

Happy Easter! My favourite bunny

Touch of over indulgence expected today. My favourite chocolate bunny. 

Aparigraha with David Swenson. Ashtanga Yoga Confluence 2013

Another great clip from the Ashtanga yoga confluence 2013. David Swenson shares his understanding of Aparigraha. I love his fun story telling approach!
Thank you to Amanda Manfredi

Guruji 90th birthday celebrations Mysore

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Turkey 5 - 18 August-with Adam keen

If your looking for a summer yoga retreat-this one looks fabulous. Adam is a great ashtanga yoga teacher and authorised at level 2 ( One of a handful in the UK).
As well as running retreats Adam can be found at the Light centre in London

Join Adam for an amazing Ashtanga yoga retreat at a private hotel in Faralya, a small village in Turkey nestled between the freshness of the mountains and the famous blue coast.  
Daily morning Mysore style and led classes will be highly energizing and technique classes will enrich your practice and leave you feeling recharged and inspired for your continued practice.  All levels are welcome and for advanced students Adam is Authorized Level 2 by KPJAYI in Mysore to teach the full Intermediate series.   Enjoy fresh vegetarian food prepared lovingly with local ingredients from the hotel garden, take a mountain walk along the Lycean way, explore the supernatural Butterfly Valley , shop …

The Jungle Physicians - Conversations With Guruji

I love all the stories here! Such a wonderful insight to Pattabhi Jois-what a great sense of humour he had. I think Sharath has learnt a lot from his grandfather in all areas. I've seen him cut people down in conference when he thinks they have asked a stupid question.

Thank you to Amanda Manfredi·

Ashtanga Yoga with Greg Nardi - StillPoint Yoga London

If you're looking for an Ashtanga yoga workshop this weekend 23/24 March 2013, this looks like a good one to try. I've heard great things about Greg Nardi and am hoping to get along to some (if not all) of these workshops myself. StillPoint Yoga London is a beautiful space in the heart of London. to book go to

Saturday 23rd March 2013
10:00 -12:00
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Led Practice – £20
14:00 – 16:30
Mindful Ashtanga Workshop – £30Pattabhi Jois often talked about the importance of mental training in Yoga and how the asanas will lead to a strong mind as well as a strong body. This workshop will look at the practice of ashtanga yoga as a mindfulness technique. We will explore how the right attitude and focus are key to fulfilling the deeper wisdom of yoga. The body is transformed into a vehicle for our awareness and transforms the practice from physical exercise to moving meditation. Please bring a mat and practice clothes.
Sunday 24th March 2013

Inspiring Female athlete Chrissie Wellington

Cherie Lathey,  Clive Lathey,  Chrissie Wellington,  Doctor Courtney Kipps 

We had a day of talks and treatments at The Putney clinic of physical therapy on Saturday. Our main speaker of the day - was the four times world champion Ironman Chrissie Wellington.

What an amazing inspirational speaker she is...and a fantastic role model for young women.
 Her book "life without limits" is well worth a read. I don't need to relate everything I write here to yoga, but some of Chrissie experiences really resonated with me...Obviously I have not achieved the magnificent world titles, but I have worked through pain and fear in my ashtanga yoga practice (and in life)....
Chrissie described pain in the body shifting as she embarked on triathlons and Ironman events..IE.a pain that starts in the shoulder as you embark on your event ( or on your mat), can disappear along the way only to relocate to another part of the body..this is where the training of the mind plays s…

Brahmacharya with Nancy Gilgoff-Ashtanga Yoga Conluence 2013

Thank you for sharingAmanda Manfredi

88 Years Young-Dance on Granny.

The most fantastic video... I want to be like this when I'm her age... and my daughter says I will be (especially the bit at the VERY end). :-)

Ahimsa With Dena Kingsberg-Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

I love this interpretation of Ahimsa from Dena Kingsberg-Wonderful practical stuff.....
Thank you for sharing this
Amanda Manfredi

Richard Freeman: On mula bandha

So a fellow Ashtanga yoga practioner and blogger Laruga posted this yesterday ....thoughts anyone? twitter @largua

Sharath Jois in London 2013

Sharath Jois will be in London teaching a week of primary and intermediate ashtanga yoga
From 25th-30th of August- in a central London location.
Booking for this will open mid May.

A rare and wonderful treat to have Sharath in my home town-A big thank you to Hamish Hendry and ashtanga yoga London for organising this.

Going to have to set an alarm on my phone- as there will be a lot of takers for this....

Mysore, Sharath Jois & me....

There is so much to talk about about my recent trip to Mysore- but as I am still tying to assimilate the experience, I think a photo is the way to go.This photo was taken at the end of my last conference day-I dug up the courage to ask Sharath a question ( anyone who has been to his conferences will know its a teeny bit scary :-))...again I may share this and the response in another posting. I will say that Sharath is a kind and gentle man- who has truly given his life over to sharing Ashtanga yoga


Wherever you are in the world, get ready to roll your mats out on 9th March 2013for YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK, a worldwide yoga event to raise awareness about human trafficking. Last yearYSTbrought together 3,000 people in 38 countries, 95 yoga studios, parks, homes, beaches and mountaintops around the world. With your help we raised over £30,000 for Indian organization Odanadi Seva Trust, to give survivors of human trafficking the chance of a better future. Following on from the huge success of last year, we ask you to join us once again to take a stand against human trafficking: all you need is your yoga mat! Discover how you can get involved, and about the incredible work being done by Odanadi. To find out here how the money raised from Yoga Stops Traffick will be spent visit or to find out how to make a donation. Please go to the website above to join in. If your currently in Mysore India the event will take place at the Mysore Palace: contact for …