In the texts of yoga and Ayurveda, Soma is described as a divine nectar, that if embibed, gives, youthfulness, immortality and numerous other eternally sought qualities. Although, often mentioned in esoteric terms and in complex practices, we can experience it quite directly. We can regard Soma as bliss, the bliss of our existence. In Yogic thinking, […]

Yoga weekend retreat in the Green, Kilkeel, County Down, September 2019.

Continual change is a certainty in life and this is recognised by and central within the philosophy and understanding of yoga. So as we move into August, we can see some of summers characteristics change and the gradual appearance of some of the qualities that we associate with autumn. Sometimes actions that support and recognise […]

We are what we eat.

The deepening your yoga practice workshop is now fully booked and I’m very much looking forward to delivering it next weekend. The photo gives a tantalising glimpse of the lunch for the workshop, which my brother Derek is providing, all of which is grown with much care and love, organically in his garden. Yoga indicates […]

A new perspective.

Its easy to realise how beneficial it is to change our perspective, quite often if we have a problem we are told to look at things in a new light, this indication is very present in Yoga itself. We tend to forget that a lot of our ideas and views are based upon those we […]

Restoring the inner fire.

In Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda the concept of the Tattwas, the elements in all of existence is central to the framework and understanding of the many strands of our lives and selves. Within these elements, Agni,the fire element is of major significance, it sits in a central position in Tantric practice, Ayurveda’s view on our health […]

Deepening your Yoga practice Workshop, Saturday August 3rd.

Creating a regular, home yoga practice, transforms your experience and study of Yoga, giving you an amazing tool for self sustainability and general wellbeing.  The day will include an enlivening morning session and a more relaxing, restorative  afternoon practice. There will be discourse on the integration of a yoga practice into your life via an exploration of […]

Ayurveda and Yoga, your own constitution and the three modes of nature.

The nature of studying with many international Yoga teachers, often means travel and journeys to coincide with where their schedule brings them. Thankfully I’ve always enjoyed this aspect of my continual broadening and deepening of yoga knowledge and have gotten to travel to some great locations over the years. This year has been no exception and […]

Barefoot revolutions and evolutions.

Over the years and especially with the practice of Yoga I’ve become more aware of anything that causes discomfort, this is a basic premise in Yoga, the movement from dukkha, discomfort to sukha, comfort.  I had noticed over recent years that even though I was usually wearing quality walking shoes, just how confining to my feet they felt. Since I was young […]

The Hridayam and intuition.

As we’d left planning our Easter break to the last minute this year, we had almost given up the idea of going anywhere, then decided on a location a day before leaving due to a friend’s suggestions, found our accommodation by chance when we got there and discovered this beautiful beach while driving about. It […]

Mark Whitwell visits the green islands in the grey sea.

As he’s not a frequent visitor to these isles, we jumped at the opportunity to study with Mark again, and it was fantastic to see him again and soak up his teachings and the yoga. As a direct student of Krishnamacharya, he frequently emphasises the importance that Krishnamacharya placed upon adapting the Yoga practice to […]