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Our choices make and shape our body

We all make choices every day from what we eat, to what we do with our will power and who and what we wish to love.   Everything in the world around us is constantly changing, and with the process of change we have to make new choices. We are all on a path of navigation [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00July 2nd, 2016|back pain, Inspiration, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Love & Dis-ease


"Health is the proper relationship between microcosm, which is man, and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship."~Dr. Yeshe Donden, physician to the Dalai Lama When the body is not at ease we call it Disease. I had a lovely phone conversation today with a perspective new client who [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00June 17th, 2016|Inspiration, life|0 Comments

Breathing Part 3 – The 4 Diaphragms

Have you heard the term ‘The three diaphragms?’ Well we actually have four main ones in total – the cranial, cervical, thoracic, and the pelvic diaphragm. I have actually seen literature talking about five, six, seven and eight diaphragms.They come together in all movement particularly on inhalation and exhalation when the pressure is transmitted through [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, Gyrotonic, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Fast Food McDonalds Pilates & Yoga

It seems that everyone around us is selling us fast products with fast results to keep up with our busy lifestyles. We are being sold ideologies of the perfect life, body, garden, house, car, family, job. We seem to to feed on an endless line of stimulants from coffee, constant high intensity exercises, sugar, sports [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, pilates, Uncategorised, yoga|0 Comments

Why I don’t teach flexed exercises from the floor or same level

If you come to any of my private or group sessions you will see that I never teach flexion in the traditional pilates series from the floor or crunch type movements. I have attended many types of movement sessions around the world where I see participants straining their neck and being told to build strength [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:18+01:00June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

The British Fascia Symposium – 25th & 26th June 2016

A weekend of expert speakers and workshops Every practising bodywork therapist needs to know about Fascia. This will be a practice-led weekend with top speakers, workshops and an Expert Advisory Panel, all designed to expand the therapist’s understanding of a fascinating structure. […]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:18+01:00May 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Breathing – Part 2

Breathing - Part 2 The abdominals as well as the diaphragm play an important role in respiration. The abdomen can be likened to a liquid filled, flexible container, which can change its shape but not its volume (i.e. is non compressible). In contrast, the thorax can be compared to a gas filled container, which can [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:19+01:00April 29th, 2016|anatomy, Gyrotonic, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Breathing – Part 1

Breathing This is one of the most basic functions in life, then why is it that most of us are breathing incorrectly? Do you know that many of us are breathing too fast, with short sharp shallow sharp bursts? Breathing affects the PH balance of the body; it’s the primary function of the diaphragm. Stress [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:19+01:00April 3rd, 2016|anatomy, Gyrotonic, Inspiration, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Should we be back bending?

Back bending is an action that takes place in every day life, from reaching up to a cupboard, changing a lightbulb, to putting a jumper on. Then why is some us find this challenging and don't have the ROM (range of motion) to reach our desired drop backs or experience pain when doing  even the [...]

Part 2 Spinal Stabilization – When did we become so stiff ?

When on earth did we become so stiff and wooden like, especially in our spine? Any one who knows me will know that i am a great believer in a good upright posture, but we need to have freedom of movement to come in and out of the posture with a relaxed but held together [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:19+01:00January 25th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, pilates, yoga|Comments Off on Part 2 Spinal Stabilization – When did we become so stiff ?
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