That’s all folks! Back 24 Feb.

Thank you. The last month’s been awesome. Thanks for coming to my classes – for getting out of bed earlier and for having dinner later – it’s been busier than ever and every one of you makes it that extra bit special. Also, thanks for not really caring that much when I completely mix upContinue reading “That’s all folks! Back 24 Feb.”

Pens out, heads down: I’m off on a training course.

In London. For two weeks, 10-21 February. It’s a 100 hour body module for yoga, so I’ll be studying anatomy, nutrition, and chakras – which are bit like pakoras, I think. The following classes will NOT happen: 10 and 17 February: Hillhead Sports Club 11 and 18 February: Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance 12 and 19 February: BBCContinue reading “Pens out, heads down: I’m off on a training course.”

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my yogi sent to me

Twelve long breaths Eleven downward dogs Ten active toes Nine sun salutes Eight elbows to knees Seven breaths in pigeon Six-ty minutes of music Five boat poses Four forward folds Three deep twists Two side stretches And a moment to sit down and breathe. See you on the mat this January. First class 6 January, 7:15 pmContinue reading “On the twelfth day of Christmas, my yogi sent to me”

Getting bendee in Dundee: five and a half things from a day of unlocking the shoulders with Jambo

Shoulders take a big hit in life. Most days it’s a battle to stop hunching over the keyboard, to sit up and try to get my head free of the tortoise shell for a couple of minutes. Yoga’s a help, obviously, but that tortoise is persistent, and the neck and shoulders are the first inContinue reading “Getting bendee in Dundee: five and a half things from a day of unlocking the shoulders with Jambo”

Notes towards a handstand

I had a revelatory time on Saturday afternoon, spending four hours with Circus Space teacher Sainaa at a handstand workshop in Edinburgh. He trained as a gymnast from an early age, then ran away to the circus. He’s got a headstart on me, then – mostly I trained on battenberg from an early age, and ranContinue reading “Notes towards a handstand”