Browsing All posts tagged under »Teachers and Centers«

Letting go

October 3, 2013


When on the move, I hate missing out on my yoga practice, so as well as my usual dose of daily sun salutations, I love checking out new studios wherever I roam. It definitely adds to the journey when you experience different teachers and styles and it really helps you to connect to a new […]

Sharing v comparing

July 6, 2013


I think I have died and gone to heaven. I woke this morning at the gorgeous Le Telfair in marvelous Mauritius. I opened the curtains to a feast for my eyes as right before me lay lush green trees, soft white sand, azure waters and complete and utter silence. Breakfast over conversation about all things […]

Sandy toes

January 21, 2013


I first met Emily, the very fit chick behind SUP Yoga at a dinner party end last year.  I immediately fell for her magnetic energy, gorgeous personality and contagious smile. At that time, she was just setting up the UAE’s first SUP Yoga company and I promised I’d be down to give it a shot sooner […]


August 3, 2012


It really does.  My favourite yoga teachers … Bram and Kasi … have said great things about it and yesterday morning, at long last, I made it to a one-on-one class with yet another cool chick called Helen. Where do I start? Swing Yoga is basically a yoga-esque cross between TRX and aerial silks. The […]

Follow your bliss

May 24, 2012


My yoga fix is pretty much a daily occurrence now. Even if it gets to end of play and I’ve deadlines looming, I strive to get to class because I know how it makes me feel.  BLISS. On which note, the lovely Noura from Yogalates Bliss sent me an article the other day on why […]

Forever 25

May 8, 2012


The blow of returning from my marvellous adventures in China and Hong Kong were cushioned by the prospect of getting back to my regular yoga sessions at Fitness First. And so it was, yesterday morning I ended a short-ish run (gently immersing myself back into the sudden sweat-fest desert temps) with Bram’s Flow Yoga. We […]

Yoga is for chicks AND dicks

May 6, 2012


Question: Is yoga just for girls? Answer: No … no no no! When Zak, the king of chiro had me doing a few mobility exercises a couple of weeks back, he seemed surprised at my flexibility and balance despite the mileage in my feet.  Without having to even mutter a word, I answered the question […]

Seek & ye shall find!

April 12, 2012


This morning at Flow Yoga, as our legs were screaming after being immersed in Warrior 1 for what felt like an eternity, Bram said to think about what we were doing yoga for … why we came to the class.  Just because it’s ‘cool’?  A fad? Because everyone at work does it? Is it to […]

Doing it in twos

March 13, 2012


Monday morning. Half nine.  My regular fix of Flow Yoga with Bram, except the asanas change every time so no class is ever the same. Yesterday? Partner Yoga. V cool, v fun, v touching! Doing yoga in twos brings a whole new element to the practice. You can only control your own movements, not those […]

From bud to bloom

May 7, 2011


A fabulous pool party last night meant I woke up without the usual spring in my step, raring to run and eager to expend energy. Instead I felt in dire need of an injection of therapy in a more luxurious setting and an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Enter my destination for the day […]

Chill @ Chill

May 4, 2011


Once upon a time I had a full-time office job (the memories still haunt me!) and the office in question was on the 11th floor of Al Shatha Tower, Media City. Fortunately, on the 9th floor, was a beauty salon where Bea, a fantastic masseuse, would pummel and pamper me at least a couple of […]

Power to the pelvis

April 17, 2011


I’ve just been to another yoga class, this time Fertility Yoga at Zen Yoga in Dubai Media City. Is there no end to the obscure yoga variations on offer now? It seems not, but when you think about it, it’s not even remotely obscure either. Yoga full stop has many benefits that are conducive to […]

Monkey magic

April 16, 2011


I had heard great things about Artistic Yoga and have fancied trying it for ages but not until this evening had I checked it out. And despite feeling agitated and slightly jaded today, thanks to a great party and one too many vodka jellies last night, I can honestly report that for a full hour, […]

Stretch & respect

February 19, 2011


Following a fabulous run this morning, pack on back and tunes blaring, I went to the Media Rotana for a yoga session taken by the lovely Christina Jackson. Christina is a friend of mine, an absolute treasure, but this was the first time I’d been to one of her classes … and she was just […]

Yoga Flow

February 16, 2011


… is all about the journey not the destination The other morning I went to a great class at the Palm Beach Club in Muscat … Yoga Flow. It was much like lots of other yoga classes I’ve been to but the teacher Debbie, was a treasure and three things she talked about I’ve been […]