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Top 10 Tips to a great night’s sleep

We all know we need a good night’s sleep to perform optimally at work, in sports and in our relationships. Preferably 8 hours a night. Why? Sleep is the body’s time to repair it’s internal organs and tissues. Make new skin cells and allow our brain time to process and...

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Relax yourself into wellness- the beautiful gifts of Yin Yoga

April 9, 2018     Karen Lawrence Yin is an increasingly popular style of yoga.  What is it that so many people are finding so powerful about it? Why is Yin yoga so very helpful in our busy, stressful lives? Calming the mind chatter Practicing Yin yoga helps calm the...

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Beyond the Spine – Yoga and Back Pain

If you have back pain, or indeed any other musculoskeletal pain, the first port of call is likely to be a visit to the doctor to try and establish where the problem lies and to discuss the treatment options. If you’re lucky, you might be referred to a good...

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Yoga for the Menopause

As I approach my 50 yrs, I am embarking on a new journey, I guess some will say I am ‘Perimenopausal’ which I probably have been for a few years without ever really realising it. In my mind you see, i am still in my 20’s. But this is the journey...

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Ten things to worry about on your way to a yoga class

Maybe it looks like everyone else just floats along to yoga all chilled and happy.  But I can’t believe I’m the only one with some worrying little niggles.  What are the yoga worries we all secretly share? 1. I look absolutely terrible in lycra – it...

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Yoga and The Universal Sound: Aum

Aum: the sound of the universe Music, sound and chanting are embedded into the art of learning the ancient sacred yoga texts, and for me as both Iyengar Yoga teacher and professional singer/composer the connection is profound. Sound is vibration and the source of all...

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Lessons Learnt on the Journey to ‘Wind Down Town’

Here comes the weekend!! I have begun to start each Saturday with my pregnancy yoga class – going to one that is, not teaching for a change! For the past two weeks I have woken up leisurely with no alarm, had a cup of tea in bed and then bumbled off to yoga. Its been...

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10 Reasons Why You Should do Postnatal Yoga

As a yoga teacher and a new mummy I knew that the instant my baby was born that I wanted to do postnatal yoga with my little one. I benefitted so much from pregnancy yoga and was so keen to keep it all going and share the wonderful benefits of yoga with my...

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What is self-care – and why does it matter?

Anyone who has been to my classes or just spoken to me in general might be able to pick up on the fact that I am big into ‘self-care’. But you might ask what does this mean, really? To me self-care is actively choosing to take some time for yourself, to do something...

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A new step on the yoga path

Through out history various spiritual teachers have offered teachings that describe how to approach the path of yoga. In the West people are perhaps familiar with the teachings of Swami Sivananda, or Iyengar, or perhaps they’ve heard of Sathya Sai Baba or the yoga...

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Which Style Best Meets Your Needs?

The huge range in different types of yoga available means there is certainly a style that will suit you, no matter what your requirements! If you want to relax, you’re covered. If you want to stretch out tired muscles, you’re covered again. And if you want to connect...

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