For Reflection…

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.   – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Around the Wales Coast Path in 60 days…

Guest blog – Siân Phipps During September and October last year, I walked 750 miles of the Wales Coast Path in memory of friends and family – myself included – who have battled with cancer. It was a tough mental and physical challenge. Eighteen months earlier I had undergone major surgery, which had left me pretty weak and inflexible. However, …

Class Information – Insole Court 2016 / 2017

There will be no class on Monday 28th November 2016 The last class before the Christmas holiday will be on Monday 19th December Classes resume on Monday 9th January 2017! Happy Holidays!

Making Room For Benevolence, Or Cultivating A Softer Heart.  

Today, I met with Danielle Nicholls for coffee and conversation.  Danielle is that special someone that I was grateful to find… a Yoga Teacher whose classes are, for me, perfectly balanced between exploring our spirituality and the nurturing of self discipline on the mat.  And, there is always time for laughter too. I was interested to hear and learn from …

New Classes at Insole Court, August 2016

New Pilates classes with Claire are starting at the newly restored Insole Court, Llandaff. Classes will run on Mondays, excluding Bank Holidays. The first class will run from 10 – 11 on Monday morning and the second class, from 5.30 – 6.30 pm. Beginners and all levels of ability are welcome. There are no classes on Monday 12th September.  Any …

The breeze at dawn…

  The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you, Don’t go back to sleep You must ask for what you really want, Don’t go back to sleep People are going back and forth across the doorsill Where the two worlds touch The door is round and open, Don’t go back to sleep.   -Rumi           …

Before you run, channel your inner horse.

…not just any horse, the dressage horse.  Doesn’t everyone have one? What do I see when watching this beautiful animal in motion?   A noble head held above a responsive, powerful body.  A light, precise motion as the feet dance through their intricate stride patterns.  At times, it is almost as if it were floating on air…controlled yet effortless  efficiency, …

For Reflection…

Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.   – Mahatma Gandhi

Confidence to move

JEMS, London 2015 Joanne Elphinston, Christine Lamb and I went for a walk in the golden hour.  We walked barefoot.  In a copse of trees, I felt the urge to do a handstand – something I hadn’t done since childhood.  I blurted my intention and then regretted it – I didn’t wish to fail dismally and fall inelegantly in front …

Cultivate a “Listening Foot.”

When we think about an efficient, effortless and sustainable posture, the process has to begin with the soles of our feet.  We must first learn to feel a stable base and connection with the ground through a responsive and flexible foot if we want to feel upright, secure and move effortlessly – at any age…  As Joanne Elphinston simply puts …