All Summer long I have been fascinated by the beautiful wild roses that grow in our hedge and in hedgerows all around us (rosa rugosa). They are so fabulous and bright but also quite fleeting. One moment they are in full bloom and the next I find all the petals on the floor. It is… Continue reading Dropping the Last Petal
'Being in the Cycles' is a Sunday evening yoga workshop open to all which encourages inner listening and personal agency. Sessions are available in person at Shilbottle Community Hall and online via Zoom.
Have you ever considered your own internal weather? I suspect there have been days you felt your disposition was sunny and bright, and other days you have been heavy with dark clouds and ready to explode with thunder and lightning - I am sure that can't be just me! I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow here in Shilbottle. It was a fantastic reminder of our famously unpredictable weather - a little flurry of Winter in the middle of an otherwise blossoming Spring.
Sunday 7 March, 7.30-9.00pm, via zoom. "Spring tides - finding balance within the context of extremes." This will be a predominantly floor based practice working with postures to facilitate the natural 'tides' of our breath. We will relax deeply for a feeling of ease and practice several variations of alternate nostril breathing for a sense of balance (beginner friendly).
When a friend of mine recently told me that her life felt ‘squelchy’ I was able to resonate. A habit we have maintained as a family since the start of our first lockdown is to go out each day for a local walk. We have managed to sustain this consistently and in all weathers, but… Continue reading Squelching Through January
I observe this oak tree from my window all year round, silhouetted today by a spectacular Shilbottle sunrise. In the Spring, her sap is rising, leaves are budding and she is coloured with dense green leaves. In Summer children gather around her, climbing into her boughs and leaping off into piles of straw. In Autumn… Continue reading My Guru Tree