Qoya – teaching women to be wild, wise, and free

The woman in front of me is dancing her pain, her grief, her anguish. She is so brave, so beautiful in her vulnerability that I have tears flooding down my …

Yoga 101- how to start your practice

Yoga is no new craze. In fact it’s one of the oldest systems of exercise known to humankind – at least 3,000 years old and possibly even older. Yet, amazingly, …

Yobaba Lounge – hip yoga hangout in France

So many yoga retreats these days tend to be sybaritic holidays first and foremost, with yoga sandwiched either side of sunbathing by the pool. Nothing whatsoever wrong with that but …

Lululemon – crazy good yoga gear

I first came across Lululemon at Kaliyoga in Spain. ‘Ooh, look…Lululemon,’ said the woman next to me on the mat in the yoga shala. I followed her gaze and checked …

Kaliyoga – sociable yoga in Spain

A warm breeze is caressing my skin and I’m almost drunk on the sweet heady fragrance of orange blossom and jasmine. Lying in a hammock at Kaliyoga is so supremely …

Yoga to suit your personality

Everyone knows yoga gives you lean limbs and a bendy back.  But significant new research shows that it can supercharge your mind and emotions too. In a recent Oxford University …

Yoga isn’t just for skinny bunnies. Yoga isn’t a style thing. Yoga is for every body.

Fab, aren’t they?  No, that’s not me – or Sharon. It started with a pair of yoga leggings.  I was on Sugar Detox with the Body Retreat back in January …

Life according to Bridget – life lessons from a nearly ninety year old yogi

Age.  Ageing.  It’s a bugger, huh?  So many people I know just accept it as inevitable that, once they hit fifty, it’s pretty much all over save the hovering up after the …

Meditation is the pudding of yoga

beautybanterinspiration.tumblr.com So, it was lovely to be back in my normal yoga class with the fire roaring inside and a horse mosying around the garden outside, in front of the …

Yoga is not competitive. So why do they want it as an Olympic ‘sport’?

So.  It was at the end of a yoga class at Vital Detox near Glastonbury.  The teacher, Julie, taught a version called Zen yoga and she’d tailored it specifically to tie in …

Kaliyoga: sociable accessible yoga in Spain

A warm breeze is caressing my skin and I’m almost drunk on the sweet heady fragrance of orange blossom and jasmine. Lying in a hammock at Kaliyoga in the foothills …

Tender yoga – tales from the mat with Tashidowa

I met Tashi, a very wonderful yoga teacher, at Kaliyoga France.  A while back, I asked her about the emotional and psychological impact of yoga for a feature I was writing.  What she …