Iyengar Yoga Holiday in Turkey

18th – 25th Sept 2017 This is an idyllic spot – the Likya Pension is situated next to the Dalyan river – a family run small hotel where we have been running yoga holidays for 6 years. The town of Dalyan is a few minutes walk from the hotel – with great restaurants, shops and cafes. The hotel has a …

Movements of Consciousness

Or could I just say thoughts?   In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali the vrttis or movements of consciousness are listed as correct perception, false perception, imagined perception, memory and sleep.   According to Patanjali  Yoga is the stilling of those movements .  Otherwise consciousness moves incessantly from one thing to another – from one thought to another – becomes one …

Putting Philosophy into Practice

First published in Manchester and District Iyengar Yoga Institute Newsletter You may not think the Yoga Sutras are your cup of tea but…. People come to practice yoga for all kinds of different reasons. Some do it for exercise, some do it to enhance flexibility, perhaps as part of a sports training regime, some come to it because of a …

Assessments – Failure and Success

Published Iyengar Yoga News UK Edition 2009 The first part of this article is for the 30% or so of candidates at all levels who every year fail their assessment – just remember you are not alone! I am currently the Chair of the Assessment and Teacher Training Committee of IYA(UK) and our job is to deal with all matters …

Yoga in Turkey 2016

A Wonderful Week teaching Yoga in Turkey September 2016 Yoga can be practised anywhere.   BKS Iyengar used to lay his mat out in a corridor because he had nowhere else – the dimensions of a mat and a little space at the sides is all that is needed. Here in our customised yoga space with views out over the …

Back Home

Back in Yorkshire Not much sunshine here as summer turns gently into autumn.   Busy too, with so many classes and workshops to teach and catching up with my own practice after a week teaching others.   But here I have the luxury of my own well equipped yoga space.    Somewhere separate from the rest of my life where …