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The fat cells of 42 – 57 year old females

So I am approaching 50 and my body is changing all the time. One size does not fit all. It's a myth that pilates or any other kind of exercise makes you slim. Flat abdominals always start in the kitchen. Everyone is different and this is why consultations are so important. We need to access [...]

Our behaviour, immune system & the gut

According to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, “All disease begins in the gut.”  2,500 years later and he has been proven to be right! Each time I  am stopped by a charity worker raising money for alzeimers, cancer, depression, parkinson, autism and many more . I always ask them if they have heard of [...]

Creating stability & resilience in times of crisis

Everyone is trying to work their way through life the best as they can. There is no wrong or right and we are all quick to judge others. When we judge, gossip, speak and communicate hurtfully of others it is actually a mirror reflection of how we feel and behave to ourselves. This behaviour comes [...]

There is no such thing as a bad medicine, exercise or asana…

There is no such thing as a bad exercise, medication or asana, but there is such a thing as a badly prescribed exercise, medication or asana.  I hear it all the time: cross fit is bad for you, yoga is bad for you, pilates is bad for you, XYZ medication is bad for you. Firstly, [...]

Ten top virtual teaching tips for pilates and yoga teachers

So if like me you had pondered about online teaching but were then forced to use virtual platforms during covid-19. Here follows ten top tips to make your sessions exciting, educational, inviting and enjoyable for you to do. 1. Fees - Firstly decide are you going to charge or not charge. There is no right [...]

By |2020-04-17T22:15:11+01:00April 17th, 2020|accepting change, life, love, pain, psychology, stress, tired|0 Comments

Times have always been uncertain…

In these uncertain times...  What uncertain times?  Times have always been uncertain! We act as if our days are guaranteed. We tell ourselves that we’ll move towards our passion next week. We will start taking care of our health and diet after Covid -19. We will confront the broken relationship, the job we hate later. We procrastinate on [...]

‘Everything changes in a blink of an eye’ – Buddha

There is no greater opportunity than now to look at the part you choose to play in the greater world. Of course no one likes change or hardship of any sort. Buddhism teaches us that change is good and suffering is necessary. We all want everything to be easy and to feel no pain in [...]

By |2020-04-16T11:07:25+01:00March 24th, 2020|accepting change, life, love, pain|0 Comments

Five reflections from the Corona Virus

1.Non-Judgement - Many of us have come to realise that some of our ideas actually create separation and segregation from those who we love and care about and to heal we must alter our language and expression.  We need to observe staying in the moment rather than having fear take over, connecting with each other [...]

Five of the mistakes I’ve made as a pilates/yoga teacher so far:

So I speak from experience here as i've had over 30 years in the fitness and dance business; 25 of those years were as a pilates/yoga teacher, and just under 20 years of those were owning commercial studios. Here are just five of the many mistakes that i've learnt from over the years. I now [...]

By |2020-03-04T16:51:47+00:00February 28th, 2020|anger, love, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Being your true own authentic self

Very few of us feel comfortable being our authentic self because we don’t see ourselves as remarkable. We don’t realize that our authenticity is the one thing (more than anything) that makes us unique. As Shakespeare said in his play Hamlet paraphrasing: "Be true to thou self otherwise thou cannot trust another man”. There [...]