Beachside yoga at Palm Cove

Beachside yoga at Palm Cove

My second home in Australia was at one of the beaches a few miles north of Cairns. The closest and most convenient yoga class was with Hartig Yoga at Palm Cove, the nearest little tourist centre (with shops and cafes) a mile or so up the beach. It is pretty stunning...
Iyengar yoga in Cairns

Iyengar yoga in Cairns

Hitting Australia was a huge relief for us as a family. Everything was familiar again. Food, roads, rules. It was a bit of a surprise how stressful being in Bali had become. And when you are stressed because of food, locations, fussy kids, then your body clicks into...
Lost mat: an act of self-sabotage?

Lost mat: an act of self-sabotage?

I have often felt that the mat is a pivotal part of my personal practice. Indeed I have waxed lyrical about how just getting on your mat is a brilliant first step in your yoga practice. After my fantastic aerial yoga class in Ubud, Bali, I took my daughter to a kids...
Yin Yoga: a deep and slow practice

Yin Yoga: a deep and slow practice

After my injury I have been trying to look for gentle classes and this brought me to my second class at Taksu Yoga in Ubud, Bali; a Yin yoga class. This class was a world apart from the Iyengar class at the Yoga barn. I have dabbled a few times in Yin yoga so I knew...
Getting on the mat

Getting on the mat

Any self practice in yoga starts with the discipline of actually making time to do some yoga, and for me this means physically getting on the mat. In a standard home/work/life environment, I find a daily practice very hard to maintain. Many yogis swear by getting up...