Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
November got off to a bad start with my mother falling and breaking her leg in my kitchen. She was rushed to hospital and kept in for 3 nights. She departed with a full stookie and a set of crutches. I wish her a fast recovery.
We all indulged in a little early Xmas cheer last weekend where my mum hosted 'fake Xmas' from the comfort of her sofa. We sang Karaoke, ate Xmas pud and played parlour games. This early celebration was due to the abscence of 3 of the 4 Warren/Mckenna/Morris sister's this year as we all have plans to head off to sunnier climes. For Andy and myself, this will be our 3 week honeymoon to Thailand.
I have to say, 'Fake Xmas' is the best Xmas that I have ever had! Xmas should come ealy every year, to bring some light and cheer to the darkness of November.
This weekend will be a feast of beautiful food, rest and relaxation as I am running a retreat in Stronachlacher again. Fingers crossed for sunshine (or at the very least, no rain!).
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Our big day was even more incredible than I could have imagined..... it feels like a dream now.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
There is less than a week to go until the big day and I have been in quite a tizzy with the excitement of it all.
We have 106 day guests and another 40 coming for the evening, so it has exploded in to quite a large affair. My biggest fear is I am such a big ball of emotion on the day that I won’t be able to say my vows. I have a tendency to cry at the smallest thing and I just hope that I will be able to squeak “I do” at the very least.
My practice has helped me immensely over the past week and I am taking extra time to do pranayama and meditation to deal with the stress of it all. I have scheduled in some treatments on Friday as well, so this will hopefully set me up for the big day. I have also gone on a big detox this week – lots of early nights, good nourishing food and gallons of water!
Andy and I were discussing it all last night and concluded that the sad thing about having a big wedding is that with all of the talk of flowers, table decorations and colour schemes you can lose sight of what is at the heart of the day… this being Andy and I celebrating our commitment and love for one another. Don’t get me wrong, I am still very much looking forward to it all, but I had no idea that it would so completely all consuming!
I will be on my mini-break honeymoon next week, so my friend Melissa will be covering the classes on Monday and Tuesday. Further to that, Gillian will be teaching. I will try and blog next week with some pictures of the big day.
Enjoy their teaching and I will see you all in a fortnight.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I can't wait for a good sleep and am looking forward to waking up in this lovely wee town and inhaling the clean country air. I feel more at peace now that we are away from the noise and pollution of the city. I have a wonderful space to do my practice and am excited at the prospect of rolling out my mat tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I am now fully in the swing of commuting back and forth to Glasgow and I actually look forward to an hour of peace and quiet. It is the perfect length of time in which to read or catch up on any emails.
I am also very much looking forward to making the move to Dunblane next week. We move on Friday and I just can't believe how quickly the time has flown in!
I was up at our lovely wee cottage on Monday and am in no doubt that we are doing the right thing by getting out of the city. As much as I love Edinburgh, it seems ever more polluted. I think this is largely due to the tramworks. I am sure we will all be grateful when the works are completed at the newly revised date of 2012!
Many of you have asked what will happen to the Yoga Room after I have moved up North. The answer to this is simple; it will continue to grow and flourish for the forseeable future. I plan to run it exactly as it is, with me teaching every class and with Lynn covering classes when required. It will take more than an hours commute to change my plans on that front, so do not fear!
I have a Chavutti course starting in May with the wonderful Helan Noakes, running over a 3 weekend preiod and teaching the technique of Chavutti Thirumal ( Indian foot walking massage). More information and booking is available on the workshop page of my website if you wish to book.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Ah, it is the small things in life that can give us the greatest pleasure.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Yoga Room classes are pretty much full and it is encouraging to see more and more people take up this wonderful discipline. It seems that lots of people are looking for a physical practice that works more deeply than running on the treadmill. Long may the popularity continue.
Yoga has certainly helped me to deal with the stress incurred by selling my flat. I am now looking forward to moving in with my wonderful man and starting a new phase of our lives together.
So, there are lots of changes afoot for me in 2010. One thing that will always be a constant is my daily yoga practice and this will continue to keep me grounded throughout the ups and downs that this year may throw at me.
Self practice at the Yoga Room will continue on a Thursday a.m ONLY. From 8.30am every week. Hope you can join us!