Special Mentions

Knitting for Stress Relief – Stress Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? One of my favourite ways of to manage stress (besides yoga!) is knitting. I’m a newish knitter, currently making this cowl (pictured) to practise knitting in the round on double-pointed needles. I find the process of knitting meditative and calming. Not only is it brilliant learning…

Getting to know Paula Hines from U Can Yoga – Yogamatters Interview

“Because yoga can help you feel so good, sometimes there is a tendency to present it all as positivity, love and light, heart-opening and unicorns. But in truth, it’s not all fluffy. When you practise yoga (not just asana) for a while, you find that it can make you more aware of the not so…

Mother’s Breath

Breathing is easy. Until it’s not. It’s something we do every day and take for granted. Yet, how many of us are breathing properly? The way we instinctively knew how to breathe when we came into this world as babies. As we get older, we seem to forget how to breathe well. We seek out…

Get Your Om Back

#getyouromback 31 Day Yoga Challenge from Sweaty Betty. Sweaty Betty’s 31 Day Instagram Challenge involves practising one pose each day (a different post for each day of July). I think this is a great way to start building a home yoga practice! My philosophy behind U Can Yoga from day one has been and remains…

Body Align: Saturday 18th October Open Day

To celebrate 1 month of opening its doors, join us for Body Align’s Open Day this month. Have you had a chance to visit brand new wellbeing studio, Body Align in Elephant & Castle yet? If not, then the October Open Day is the perfect chance for you to sample a range of yoga and…

NEW class, NEW Studio – BodyAlign Opens 1st September!

BodyAlign – Hatha & Gentle Flow Yoga, Wednesdays 20.15-21.15pm – starts 3rd September. Flow, Relax & Unwind from your day. Brand new wellbeing centre, BodyAlign opens on Monday 1st September at The Artworks, an exciting creative enterprise community on the corner of Elephant and Walworth Road close to Central London. Offering Pilates, yoga and functional…

Mantra Yoga + Health

My philosophy behind U Can Yoga from day one has been and remains that you can find your own expression of yoga – that yoga is for anyone who wants to give it a try and experience its many benefits, so I’m honoured to be included in body positive issue of Mantra Yoga + Health…

Paradise Eggs

Baked avocado egg recipe with Takamaka Virgin Coconut Oil. I grew up in a household where cooking with coconut oil was the norm with my West Indian family and it seems that increasingly more people are discovering the benefits of coconut oil. I tried Paradise Eggs for the first time recently and wanted to share…

A New Season – Saluting the Sun

In my home-town of London it feels like the sun has officially come out of hibernation and that Spring is here at last! With a mix of my own home practice and recently teaching sunrise yoga in the beautiful New York loft-style, light-filled studio at Victor’s Lab on Mondays, I’ve been making the most of…

January T-tox

This month I’ve really got into loose-leaf tea thanks to Johnny Hannis – aka Johnny T-tox (@JohnnyTtox on twitter). Johnny has been in the health and fitness industry for more than twelve years and is passionate about spreading the word on the benefits of loose-leaf tea. I had the pleasure of meeting Johnny – whose…

NEW Studio, New Classes – Victor’s Lab opens in Peckham

Victor’s Lab opens on Monday 20th January!. I’m really looking forward to teaching at this exciting new space and community hub within the Bussey Building in Peckham offering Yoga, Pilates, Capoeira and more with some brilliant teachers. Join me for the inaugural class at Victor’s Lab at 7am on Monday 20th January. It will be…

Christmas Comes Early! Exclusive 15% OFF at UrbanLucy.Com

Enjoy 15% OFF yoga and active wear from 1-20th December at Urban Lucy with this exclusive code – see left. (Note – this offer excludes ‘Sale’ items.) The fab Urban Lucy is a growing online yoga and active wear website for fitness focussed, fashion savvy women. From comfortable yoga pants and accessories to running leggings…

Yogawoman

This award-winning movie has been out for a year, though there are still a lot of us out there who haven’t seen it! I’ve been lucky enough to see it twice in the past month. First, during a residential teacher training week and again last night at a special screening at The Prince Charles Cinema…

Happy Birthday Yogahaven Clapham!

One year ago today, I walked into Yogahaven Clapham for their very first class at 6.45am taught by the lovely Sandra. Little did I know the impact that walking through those doors that morning would have on my life. To put things into context, I was not in a good place this time last year,…

Allie and Leon Climbing Kili – They Did It!

Last month I mentioned that two of my lovely yoga home teachers were climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  Well… they did it!  And they broke through the fundraising target for their charity too so lots of children will benefit from the money raised.  I was moved reading Allie’s account of their experience.  Thinking of the mental determination,…

Allie and Leon Climbing Kili!

Good Luck to my teachers Allie and Leon who are setting off on an incredible adventure to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, raising funds for the Village Education Project.  This is a wonderful charity working in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania to improve education and reduce rural poverty. Sending you both positive vibes all the way! xx

MENTOR by Leon Taylor

I always get excited when people I know have great things happening for them.  Leon Taylor, one of my lovely teachers from my yoga home, has his first book coming out on 1st May.  Leon is an Olympic Medallist in platform diving and is known for inventing the world’s most difficult dive. I’m really grateful…