3 ways to improve your Downward Dog

3 ways to improve your Downward Dog

This is one of my favorite poses in yoga. Mainly because it is so versatile. It is a deep stretch up the backline of the body and can also be used to strengthen to your upper body. It can be performed during the warmup part of your yoga practice as well as a stand...
Preparing for Yoga Teaching Training

Preparing for Yoga Teaching Training

My Yoga Teacher Training course is coming up soon. I have never been on a Yoga course but I have attended many fitness courses, so I have a decade’s worth of experience to draw on. And I do love planning and getting organised! Let’s start with the practicalities of...
Never Say Never

Never Say Never

In the last decade of teaching Pilates I have always said that I would never teach Yoga. So, you won’t be surprised from the title when I say I have booked into a Hatha yoga course! Why now? I have been researching ageing well for the last year and discovered the...
On…Practice Makes Perfect?

On…Practice Makes Perfect?

Practice only makes perfect if you are practicing perfectly! Pilates classes are one of the few exercise environments outside Personal Training where you will be personally corrected if your alignment is off or you are performing the exercise incorrectly. This is...
Young at Heart

Young at Heart

Want to know how young your heart is? Public Health England has created an online calculator to work out what your heart age is compared to your actual age. You can take the quiz here. It asks for your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you do not know them,...