Yoga in the Park!

Absolutely loved doing a yoga session in beautiful sunshine this morning with Jo from Strength & Soul.

This was a free event in Polkemmet Country Park and we hope to run more throughout the Summer if the weather cooperates!

Fingers crossed for more sun salutations in the sunshine ☀️

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Pre school yoga with Meddy Teddy

Meet Meddy Teddy…

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This morning Meddy Teddy and I introduced yoga to the pre school children and staff at Bright Horizons Nursery in Livingston. We would like to send a massive thank you to the staff and children for making us so welcome! We had lots of fun and particularly loved the spontaneous rendition of “Alice the Camel” during camel pose! Go Alice Go!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019! I hope it’s a wonderful year for you all, full of love and laughter and maybe even a little yoga!

It’s hard to get going in January after the Christmas break, it’s cold and dark and everyone is bankrupt! However it feels good to get moving again…I dragged myself out of bed this morning to get on my mat and I feel so much better.

Take a deep breath and get moving! Hope to see you at a class…🙏🧘‍♀️😉

Classes will continue this Autumn at Williamston Primary!

I have loved teaching my free classes at Williamston, thank you to all of the lovely ladies who have been coming along and trying yoga! Hope you’re all finding it is a great way to release tension, build strength and let go of your worries! Tuesday 25 September is full and there is only one space left in the final class!

As we head into Autumn, I am delighted to say that these classes will continue at Williamston on Tuesday nights 6.30 - 7.30 during term time.

Keep an eye on the web site, it will be updated with new dates and prices after the last free class on 9 October!

Hope to see you all there!

Namaste

As the trees let their leaves fall, let go of your worries….stay calm and do yoga!

As the trees let their leaves fall, let go of your worries….stay calm and do yoga!

Do one thing every day that scares you...

Eleanor Roosevelt said that we should do one thing every day that scares us.  On Tuesday, I took my first full yoga class.  17 lovely ladies came along and almost all of them had never done yoga before.  We were all doing something that scared us.

It felt good to overcome those nerves and spend a lovely hour together with such a warm, supportive group.

Let's do it all again next week...😃🧘‍♀️🙏

 

This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering that it’s a feather bed.
— Terence McKenna
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Flip your perspective

Inversions in yoga are poses where you are upside down.  It's a good way to see the world differently.  This week my lovely yoga instructor gave me the opportunity to teach part of her class. I left my mat and took her spot at the front of the room.  I was nervous but I knew I had prepared carefully and everyone was so welcoming.  Strangely enough, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome was adjusting to that new perspective, being at the front with all eyes on me.  It was terrifying and wonderful and exciting all at the same time.  

I am so grateful to Jo for giving me the opportunity to teach a short lesson like that as an introduction.  I will start teaching at their beautiful studio the week commencing 10 September and this experience will make it less daunting!  For info and booking go to http://www.strengthandsoul.co.uk

Can you change how you look at something?  Have a go...you might see something you never noticed before....  

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I am a yoga teacher!

Struggling to find the words to describe the last three weeks. Suryalila is a magical place where they break you into a thousand pieces then lovingly put you back together...and you feel brand new. It’s been full is sweat and tears and I wouldn’t change one second of it. Big love and thanks to all my new FLY family for making the experience so unforgettable and to the people who made the adventure possible in the first place. 🧘🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

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...and so it begins....

This is the start of something new.  An adventure.  A leap into the unknown.

In Summer 2017 I walked away from my career as a teacher because I was trying to be the best wife, mother and teacher I could be but I spent most days feeling that I was failing at all of it.  I am lucky to have an incredible family who supported my decision.

I had also turned 40 and wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror.  I was tired, unfit and ground down by the never-ending 'to-do' list.  It was time for change both physically, professionally, mentally and emotionally.

I have always loved yoga.  It makes me feel good.  Leaving work allowed me to expand my practice from a weekly class with the fabulous Jo Buchan at Strength and Soul www.strengthandsoul.co.uk to a daily practice and I felt benefits right away.  This is what I wanted to do with my life.

I have also been lucky enough to work with an amazing personal trainer, Christine Murphy at TOD coaching https://en-gb.facebook.com/chrissiepttod/.  She has nurtured me from a place where I genuinely hated the gym to a place where I am currently studying to a personal trainer myself.

On 21 July I fly to Spain where I will complete a 3 week immersive training programme to become a yoga instructor.  I will be posting regular updates here so you can follow my journey.  I am both excited and terrified but as I tell my children, courage is not the absence of fear, it is feeling scared and doing it anyway.

Wish me luck...

 

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
— William Faulkner