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Sadhana: Personal Practice

Sadhana: Personal Practice

Sadhana is the discipline of a routine spiritual practice that surrenders the ego. Within the practice of yoga, keeping a sadhana allows practitioners to align one’s inner self each new day.   I first practiced yoga at the age of 16. For many years after that I...

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Pivots & Plot Twist Podcast

Pivots & Plot Twist Podcast

Getting in tune with you 'why', getting in tune with your body and learning to balance your masculine and feminine energy to feel fulfiulled and aligned.   Gemma began her yoga journey aged 16 at her local leisure centre, and has since travelled and attended many...

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Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga

When I introduce myself as a yoga teacher, the first thing people usually say is, “I’m too inflexible to do yoga”, I then respond with my favourite quote, “Saying you’re too inflexible to do yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to have a shower”. In the West there is...

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Reclaim Your Flow – Empowered Souls Podcast

Reclaim Your Flow – Empowered Souls Podcast

I was invited to speak on my beautiful friend's Veronica Moreno podcast - Empowered Souls. You can listen on youtube or Spotify. Veronica is a shamanic healer and leads healing coaching programs. Amongst other things we discussed: - How to be in the flow and not block...

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Presence Awareness

Presence Awareness

A poem I wrote recently. Reflections on meditation, awareness, and merging the observer with the doer. Individual consciousness merging with the whole. Divine awareness. The space we can reside where our mind realises, we are not the doer. Everything is just happening...

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Why We Bring Yoga Retreats?

Why We Bring Yoga Retreats?

I LOVE hosting and running yoga retreats. It's an honour to create space for others, to be, ro rest, to recharge, to reflect. Over the last few years I have been running yoga retreats in England and abroad. Then a few years ago, very organically, I teamed up with Lulu...

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7 tips for finding your perfect Yoga Teacher Training

7 tips for finding your perfect Yoga Teacher Training

7 tips for finding your perfect Yoga Teacher Training Enrolling on a Yoga teacher training course has become very popular these days. Some people take the course to deepen their own practice, to take time out for themselves, without daily distractions. Some people...

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Life and Death

Life and Death

We can discuss life philosophy, which I love doing! We can ponder and wonder on this magnificent life, but the magic of life is that we don't know everything. I believe to have a human experience is to live in this wonder. If we knew everything we could just ascend to...

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Chakra Balancing Meditation

Chakra Balancing Meditation

Chakra Balancing Meditation Below is a link to listen to my chakra balancing meditation, and also the beginning of the script I used to set up the meditation. I hope you enjoy it, and that it takes you deeper into your inner awareness. Namasta....

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Yoga Philosophy on and off the mat – Yamas & Niyamas

Yoga Philosophy on and off the mat – Yamas & Niyamas

Yoga Philosophy on and off the mat Yamas & Niyamas Patanjali writes about Ashtanga, the eight limbs of Yoga, in the Yoga Sutras. The eight limbs are a path to purify body, mind, and ultimately lead a life of enlightenment. The first two steps on the path, even...

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Yoga for Shoulder and Arm pain

Yoga for Shoulder and Arm pain

We all experience pain and illness at some point in our lives. I believe our physical problems are messages from our subconscious and unconscious bodies trying to communicate with us to bring something to our attention. Something we need to learn. Something we need to...

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Yoga Stretches at your Desk

Yoga Stretches at your Desk

Yoga Stretches to Optimize Your Health in the Work Place How many hours do you think you sit down a week? Sitting in your car, sitting at your desk, sitting at a laptop, watching TV? A study, in the Telegraph, found on average Britain’s spend 14 hours a day sitting....

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Raw Chocolate Energy Balls

Raw Chocolate Energy Balls

Raw Chocolate Balls Ingredients 500g dates 200g oats/ground almonds 2 table spoons raw coco powder (or coco powder) 100g desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon almond essence (optional) 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil (Extra desiccated coconut to roll balls in) Method Soak...

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