Five reasons to go on a retreat

Every year I make a point of going on a retreat myself, leaving my family at home. I always look forward to my retreat time and know my loved ones are happy for me to take some time off, to re-charge and do something just for myself. My last yoga retreat took me to ItalyContinue reading “Five reasons to go on a retreat”

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How meditation can help alleviate stress

Did you know stress experienced in our mind alters the way we feel, think and behave? Our brain can only process so much, and we experience stress when demands exceed our capabilities or means. Mindfulness and meditation can help calm a stressed mind and teach us to become more focused, clearing mental clutter allowing usContinue reading “How meditation can help alleviate stress”

3 simple and effective ways to get back into your wellness routine

Commit your time According to scientific research it takes about 2 months to create and manifest a new habit. For 6-8 weeks schedule your yoga practice/ meditation/ morning walk/ workout or whatever it is you want to add to your life firmly into your daily or weekly schedule. Then stick to it. It’s as simpleContinue reading “3 simple and effective ways to get back into your wellness routine”

Mindfulness for daily life

Yoga, being the practice of bringing together body & mind, teaches us to be mindful. So how can we easily invite more mindfulness into daily life? Ganga White said Yoga doesn’t take time it gives time. How can that be? When we are connected to our self, to what we do, feel, see, hear, taste,Continue reading “Mindfulness for daily life”

Master your mind to master your life

Oftentimes our mind tends to wander or race making us feel like there is a whirlwind of thoughts going ‘round and round in our head. Naturally, our mind has a tendency to be busy. Sometimes even creating a “reality” that is far from actual reality. Just think of the time you saw a colleague inContinue reading “Master your mind to master your life”

The simple way to recharge

Do you ever have the feeling of not having enough hours in a day to get everything done? The feeling of dealing with a never ending to-do-list or not having enough time to spend quality time with your loved ones or even by yourself? In reality, there is always more to be done, another commitment toContinue reading “The simple way to recharge”

Take a break

We are half way through the summer and I hope you are enjoying your break, taking time off to reboot and relax and have started the second half of this year full of energy. Personally, I love taking a break in the middle of the year, enjoying the beauty this great island is offering, gettingContinue reading “Take a break”

Meditation for relaxation

Trouble falling asleep, hours after hours lying awake at night, tossing, turning, feeling restless, worried or stressed? Meditation might help. From my own experience as a yoga teacher and evident in my classes it has happened numerous times that students have complained about difficulties going to sleep at night only to fall asleep during SavasanaContinue reading “Meditation for relaxation”

Finding stillness

As we shape our body through physical practice, yoga encourages our mind to focus on what is happening within. Yoga encourages us to become more observant and thus more knowledgeable about ourselves and receptive of information. Stilling the mind also allows us to quieten and listen internally and externally and become more in tune withContinue reading “Finding stillness”