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Mala Beads – Why is 108 the Magic Number?

27 August 2016

On our most recent Yoga Retreat to Andalusia’s stunning Valle de Vida, our guests at ‘Get Hot Raw & Juicy’ received a welcome pack containing some goodies, including a string of Indian Mala beads. In the past I’ve given lavender eye pillows for Yoga Nidra Meditation, but felt inspired this year after receiving my own […]

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How Ex-Bikram Studios are Killing Their Own Communities

13 August 2016

Before Bikram Crash (which I jokingly nicknamed ‘Brexit’ until Brexit actually happened then it suddenly wasn’t funny anymore) life was simple for us Bikram Teachers… We taught in one or two local Studios where we lived, we may or may not have had another job or partner to share the bills, and we practiced 3 or […]

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5 Reasons to Run a Pop Up Hot Yoga Studio

25 November 2014

I was having lunch with a newly qualified Bikram Yoga Teacher yesterday & asked about her future plans; if she wanted to Teach & if she was going to open a Studio. She sighed ‘I just want to go EVERYWHERE’, she said ‘I could Teach in my home town but I also want to travel, […]

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10 Knee Surgery Tips for Yoga Teachers

16 November 2014

There are some things your Bikram Yoga Practice just can’t fix & a Torn Meniscus is one of them. Once you have made the difficult decision to go ahead with Knee Surgery what can you do as a Yoga Teacher to aid the Healing Process? 1) Choose your Surgeon wisely. This person and your body are gonna […]

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Why I have Finally Decided to Have Knee Surgery

24 September 2014

It was 26 years ago that I was run over on a zebra crossing on Cobbs Corner, Sydenham in South East London, not-so-gracefully stopping a Nissan Micra from illegally overtaking the very same traffic that had stopped to let me cross. It was 3 years ago that I tripped over my son’s Lego on the […]

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When RAW became the LAW

31 August 2012

It was while I was lying in savasana at Hot Bikram Yoga Balham one day in May that I *kinda* made an accidental raw decision. I had been chugging back the Bikram Balance for a week or so and was feeling many benefits on it; Daniel Young (Hot Bikram Yoga Studio Manager) had dropped a […]

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