There’s a quiet revolution happening somewhere near you, though you probably haven’t even noticed it. All but invisible to the outside, powered by breath and body awareness, this revolution can have an amazing impact on you and the way you are in the world.
The heart-womb connection
Never heard of it? Well I’m not surprised because you won’t find it on the Mail Online’s sidebar of shame, but it has a venerable history; Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayruvedic medicine both see the channel linking the two organs which provides a strong ...
In this slightly weird time between Christmas and New Year, I have been reflecting on the past year and looking forward to 2015. It has been an amazing year for me, I have been on a training-bender and have been very lucky to have learnt from some great teachers -
Fertility massage therapy with Clare Blake
Well Mother, pregnancy massage retreat with Suzanne Yates
Menopause; unveiling the hidden power with Alexandra Pope
Womb Yoga training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
You can see the full list of my yummy adventures here but all this has had a nourishing ...
I am very excited to have passed my Womb Yoga Teacher certificate and am now able to share this work with my clients and in the 'Love Your Belly' workshops.
Winter health for the stone age woman
Everything in our culture urges us to be more productive, more of the time. Even our relaxation is ‘activitized’ (I made that word up, but someone, somewhere is probably using it seriously). Instead of day dreaming or drifting or reading we rush to a spa day or go cart racing or a winter 'activity', all of which fuels the commercial agenda. However it ignores the fact that we are basically stone age beings lost in a modern age.
When we resist living in sync with our natural daily, monthly or seasonal rhythms it ...
I'm just back from a training bender, I ‘ve written about Alexandra Pope’s ‘Menopause: unveiling your hidden power’ already and now wanted to report back from Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s Womb Yoga training. Both are embodied, intellectual feminists and passionate about their subjects (and beautifully sweary). In fact Alexander and Uma are close allies and often work together; the psychology of the menstrual and creative cycle is made into physical reality with the graceful movements of Uma's yoga practice.
The information and experiences are so rich and ...
If I say menopause you think….what?
Hot flushes, raddled raging, grey-ness, dryness, invisibility perhaps? A whiff of the ridiculous, of unmentionable 'women's troubles'?
The mainstream view of a woman over 40 is not a pretty one, but last month I was offered an alternative view; of menopause being a process of women shedding their skins and emerging from ill-fitting obligations with clarity, to serve their calling in the world as senior authorities.
Alexandra Pope, the doyenne of menstrual awareness, takes the same feminist clarity she uses with the ...
Kindness for Therapists
Harlow Study Centre
10am-5pm Wednesday 13th March 2019
Full price £90
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Why is it SO hard for therapists to offer the same kindness to ourselves that we give generously to our clients? We’re in service to family, to our children, to our clients and all under time pressure to get stuff done! But how can we be also in service to ourselves?
Kindness for Therapists is a retreat day for therapists, yoga teachers, facilitators, healers and coaches to receive nourishment and explore self-care that will effortlessly slip into ...
Self-help abdominal massage is a free tool that will help you to support your well-being in a wonderfully gentle way. You can learn how to massage your belly from these easy to understand instructions. If you want to watch the video to see how to do it, then click here to find the page.
Relaxation is at the top of my list, and it’s something that all of us need more of! But have you ever noticed that to let go, you need to feel safe? This can mean
being with a safe person
understanding what will happen
but also ‘held’
This is where a rebozo brings it’s magic; used to ease aching backs, relax joints and help pregnant women, it holds you so completely that you can let go. It feels a little bit like being a baby securely wrapped and held; blissful.
The Rebozo itself is a strong, hand-woven Mexican shawl used to carry babies, ...
This month I have been learning new Rebozo massage for fertility, pregnancy and after the birth with Clare Blake. These hand-woven Mexican shawls can be used for a variety of uses in a massage session. For fertility, pregnancy and after the birth we can shimmy, rock and roll out tension from all parts of the body, as well as wrap and contain in safety. We can
Ease out aching backs
Help baby into a good position for birth
Create more room for baby to move
Release and soften the pelvis and SI joints
Shimmy the womb into a good position for good menstrual ...