March 12, 2019

Recently I completed a 10-day silent Vipassana retreat in Sri Lanka based on the teachings of S.N. Goenka. Strangely enough for some, this has been a goal of mine for a long time!

After arriving at the centre we all gave in our mobile phones and that was the end of our...

November 9, 2018

We live in a village half way up a mountain on the island of Lefkada in Greece. It is a rural place with many stone cottages, surrounded by olive groves and pines. Our house is small and needs a lot of work, especially the garden but it is very beautiful.

Living here ha...

March 9, 2018

                   STRETCHING AND ITS BENEFITS

the area rather than focusing into it. Can you stay with the sensations occurring and let them be, rather than automatically pulling away? When something is not acknowledged  it...

January 15, 2018

My first experience of Mindfulness was in 2012. I was looking for something to give me  a reprieve from the negative way I was thinking at times. I had read a little about it on the internet but I actually had not realised it was a meditation based practice. It just so...

November 26, 2017

When you are away on a retreat health is an important aspect of the week. Below are 5 reasons why going on a Pilates and Mindfulness retreat could be the best thing you give yourself to replenish, renew and restore!

1.BUILD A HEALTHY BODY

 Daily Pilates makes a huge...

November 6, 2017

When does movement become mindful? 

Hopefully all the time within a Pilates class. As you concentrate on the principles of each exercise the mind is focused fully on what you are doing:

When you slow things down though and pay full attention to the movements, your breath...

July 16, 2017

What can you expect when you go on a retreat and why should you go on one with me?

I have been running retreats in Italy, Greece and Portugal for the last three years and really love my job. There is something very satisfying about organising a trip for people that will...

December 10, 2016

 The Plank can be looked on with horror and dislike!

I understand this as a teacher because I have seen it performed badly more often than not and that will cause the wrong kind of result. It actually has a very specific set-up to make sure is is successful in working y...

November 19, 2016