Pumpkin Practice

It’s hard to balance with a pumpkin on your head.

Wearing this beauty (a gift grown by one of my students, Thank you Sally) brought a whole new meaning to the word Squashed.

I have such respect for the ladies I have seen in India carrying the huge pots on their heads, whilst looking so elegant.

Standing tall, was the only way I found to prevent my neck from feeling compressed.


Happy Halloween everyone.


Half moon in half an hour

Fly me to the moon
Let me sing among those stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words…

I had this song running through my head during this practice, I love this pose! When you get it correct it resonates through out the whole body. In fact I reckon old blue eyes would have loved it too.
Body…. look after yours, it is the only one you’ve got.

Please be true,
In other words
Please love you!



  • Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and para-spinal muscles
  • lengthens hamstrings, groins and spine
  • Opens up the shoulders and chest,
  • Improves¬† balance and coordination
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve stress


  • Headache or migraine
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hamstring issues

Sukhasana in St Ives

A morning like this makes getting up super easy. We slept out under the stars again last night falling asleep at about 11.30 and wide awake by 5 feeling super refreshed. Then off to Porthmeor beach to host a yoga practice. It’s on the roof of West beach bakery (the opposite side to the island), the view is spectacular without having to cope with the irregularities of sand. The tide was high so perfect for a quick dip after if anyone fancied it.

My new yoga deck.

Just trying it out for size. Perfect for practicing my adho mukha vrksasana. My morning practice is cooled by the shade of the Copper Beech. Heavenly on hot days.

dear lord...so far today

“Dear lord…so far today”

“Dear lord…so far today”… has really helped me this week, to set an intention for the day ahead, accepting the things i need to change (insert your own words).

It has made me smile each morning and made everyone else laugh … happy days!

This photo is the sunrise over the Ruin cafe Tresco. I’m really looking forward to teaching my next yoga holiday there.



The Yoga Hut, Falmouth

What a super day at the yoga Hut in Falmouth with senior Iyengar yoga teacher Alan Brown, focusing on unlearning learnt habitual patterns of behaviour within yogasana. As a group we were mainly teachers, he explained ‘teachers need students, we forget that our first student is our own body, remember not to get stuck in habitual patterns of movement ‘This was the first workshop held at this new yoga studio run by the lovely Jane Lane. The studio had all the equipment we needed and with underfloor heating I couldn’t have been more comfortable.Alan is teaching again at the Zed shed in Penryn tomorrow from 11-5 pm. Go if you can make it .