Elisa Williams Autumn is officially here & on our London allotment we are harvesting the last fruits of our ‘lockdown’ labours. The days are getting shorter & cooler & over the past few days I’ve notice how the colours in nature are beginning to change. For the first time in months I'm wearing sweaters again & before yoga this morning [...]
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Yoga is a process of self discovery, a personal journey of exploration that never ends. People often ask why advanced or challenging poses are necessary if yoga is about the inside. For me headstand, or arm balances of any kind come that, are a huge struggle. The internal striving to get there bringing up all [...]
I understand why so many of us feel the need to say something, especially after yet another loud wake up call last weekend. In this latest social media viral outcry, the level of brutality, discrimination and unconcealed hatred towards people of colour and in this case, an innocent unarmed black man, remind us that to [...]
With the imposed self-isolation, caused by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, the subject of our mental health has been thrown into the spotlight more than ever before. Indeed it is a widely held belief that the next pandemic we will experience will be mental illness. As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week I thought I [...]
Today as we mark the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day, the whole of the human race is in turmoil. The tables have been turned. Many of us fortunate enough to live in countries where for decades we have watched with detachment others suffering in faraway places, are now finally being forced to sit up [...]
In the face of so much uncertainty, many of us are living in lockdown, our plans cancelled, in fact a cessation of pretty much everything we took for granted as normal. I do hope that you’re all staying courageous & strong in these troubling times.I wish everyone who celebrates, a very happy Easter & for those [...]
The world needs yoga right now more than ever & as it's not possible to teach in person I am now offering my classes online. True virtual classes will never be as good as teaching you in person, but I do my best to keep an eye on you as you practise. Even if everything [...]
BANGKOK 14 - 16 January 2020It’s been 31 years since we visited South East Asia. Having made the sad decision to cancel our annual yoga retreat in our beloved North Kerala, we decided we would still escape the divisive gloom & misery of Brexit & the British winter. With no fixed plan, a pair of return [...]
This veggie curry is a versatile dish, which can make use of any available vegetables in your kitchen and can be tweaked and modified in myriad ways. The recipe I am going to share here is based on one that I recently produced for one of our Yoga retreats which Elisa runs throughout the year [...]
Like a lot of people I love planning holidays & discovering new places However I never thought that I'd actually be able to make a living from doing so. I have just realised that this is now the 10th year that I have been running my own yoga retreats. I have come to realise what a [...]