Contrary to popular modern belief — the purpose of meditation is not to clear your mind of all thought. Rather, Meditation simply means ‘placing the mind’ and is the practice and discipline of continually and consciously bringing your mind to the present moment each time you notice it was wandered. In this way, meditation teaches you how to control your own thoughts, rather than letting them control you.
In May we went back to Japan for another yoga retreat with Jivamukti teacher Emma Henry. This time we were exploring the mountains of Nagano region, known as the Japanese Alps. Here’s what we got up to… We began our retreat in the old city of Matsumoto, home to a big old castle and famous […]
Along with healthy eating, exercise and good sleep, modern healthy lifestyles now recognise the importance of regular digital detox and yoga as a cornerstone of wellness. Switching off your devices can be a hard task though, if you’re attempting to do it in the same environment you’re used to typing and swiping in. Finding directions, […]
We are delighted to have the very talented Amanda Tizard on our retreat team and we take her to as many retreats as we can! With over 10,000 one to one sessions and more than 15 years professional experience as an advanced Massage and Craniosacral Therapist, Amanda is highly regarded within wellbeing circles and has been described […]
If you’re new to yoga, or have always stuck to one or two of your favourite classes, all of the different styles of yoga can be a little overwhelming. Yoga’s numerous types—which are even more varied and hybrid the more popularised the practice becomes in the West—means you’re often not sure what you’re going to […]
We went to Sri Lanka for a vinyasa yoga retreat and we loved it! We lured our teacher Adam Husler away from his London yoga classes and escaped the gloomy European winter to enjoy a hot, sunny week practicing yoga and meditation and having lots of fun too! Guests arrived on their retreat in style, landing […]