Recommended Reading

I am often asked to recommend a yoga book to read and so I have created a list of books that have inspired me.  These books include how to do the poses, how to sequence at home and how to move deeper into the practice from a self-discovery or philosophical point of view. Happy reading! … Continue reading Recommended Reading

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Ecstatic Spectrum – Moving from blah to hell yeah

Ana Forrest first introduced me to the Ecstatic Spectrum.  This is a range of feelings plotted from the greatest pleasure to the least pleasure.  Every experience is somewhere on the scale. Samadhi < Ecstacy < Joy < Bliss < Contentment < Indifference < Annoyance < Dislike < Sadness < Emotions are infinite in their expansion.  There are no glass … Continue reading Ecstatic Spectrum – Moving from blah to hell yeah

My One to One Experience

Choose a teacher One that you feel drawn to.  Someone that inspires you.  A teacher that uses words in a way that resonates with you.  A teacher that continues to learn both by attending trainings and also through their own work.  A teacher with a strong self-practice. This is very personal and differs by individual.  Isn't … Continue reading My One to One Experience

Raise the Roof: New Class in the Rafters Sat 8.45-9.45am in Headingley

What a beautiful space!  I have searched high and low to find a venue that inspires me and creates a safe haven to practice and teach Forrest Yoga.  I came across the HEART, an old building nestled behind the hustle and bustle of Headingley Town Centre, mid way between The Arc and the Arndale Centre. Starts Saturday 22nd … Continue reading Raise the Roof: New Class in the Rafters Sat 8.45-9.45am in Headingley

A day in the life… on yoga retreat in Ibiza

Woken up after sunrise, the soft Ibiza rays gently light up the room.  I sleep soundly, awaking feeling refreshed and full of the joie de vivre. How blessed I am!  If I remember my dreams, I go downstairs to journal them, leaving my sleeping-beauty roommate in slumber.  A morning cup of chai, a sweet cool glass … Continue reading A day in the life… on yoga retreat in Ibiza

Inversion Workshop – Sunday 7 Feb 2016 2pm-4pm @ Naturally Twisted, Bradford Studio

Feel the exhilaration of kicking up to handstand (with the support of the wall and a teacher).  Building a strong foundation in the upper back, core and legs.  Playing with the edges of strength, technique and fear to discover what inversion will work best for you. A 2hr workshop including a Forrest Yoga practice and … Continue reading Inversion Workshop – Sunday 7 Feb 2016 2pm-4pm @ Naturally Twisted, Bradford Studio

Why I love Forrest Yoga

I discovered Forrest Yoga on a Vinyasa Flow Yoga holiday in Turkey.  The assistant teacher Charlie was a Forrest teacher.  One day Charlie led an abdominals sequence which was unlike any yoga pose I had done before.  Specific small movements are done in such a way so that they touched deeply inside my core.  This stoked the fire in … Continue reading Why I love Forrest Yoga