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What’s Up with Mala Beads?

  We’ve all seen them- small beads with various colors and textures wrapped around the wrists or draped along the neck of yoga practitioners, sometimes with a tassle, other times without. These beads are known as malas, but what exactly are they? A yoga accessory?  A fashion statement? A fleeting trend? The truth is mala […]

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Five Books for the Curious Yogi

I love reading books. Sometimes I shift toward scientific books, other times fluffy romantic novels- it all depends how I am feeling and what my mind needs. The following list is a diverse collection of books related to yoga to spark curiosity and bring yoga off the mat and onto the page. Reading books regularly […]

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READY. SET. SANKALPA!

In every yoga class, I like to either “theme” the class around a word or idea to help create a story that we can interweave through the practice.  When ideas are presented in this way, it can be relatable and therefore powerful, helping students relate ideas to experiences through yoga practice both on and off […]

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A Yogi’s Guide to Norwich

Norwich may be known for its rich history, literature and charming eateries and cafes, but the yoga scene is also something to celebrate. Yoga is available in multiple studios, meeting houses and gyms around the city centre that cater to all yogis. I moved to Norwich a few months ago and have been absolutely enchanted […]

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What is a #Yogi?

#Yogi is a popular hashtag for yoga professionals and enthusiasts on instagram. In fact, the hashtag currently has nearly 8 million posts on instagram alone. But the term “yogi” existed long before social media. So what exactly is a yogi? A yogi is a person who is proficient in yoga. That’s it! Just a person […]

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The Power of Karma Yoga

In 2016, I had the privilege of spending two weeks at a Sivananda yoga ashram in Western Australia. Although everyone who entered the ashram were initially strangers, we quickly formed a tight knit community based around morning meditations, shared meals and through daily karma yoga, or volunteering freely and without expectations. We were assigned daily […]

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