Back to basics, Hatha Heather

Why you are enough

It's in our nature to want more, to strive for betterment - but can we take a minute to realise everything in our life has brought us to this present moment and more importantly, that everything IS as it should be. Are we getting this 'striving for betterment' confused with our real purpose? Our purpose… Continue reading Why you are enough

Hatha Heather, Yoga 101

Vipassana Meditation: How to be prepared

After visiting the Dhamma Salila Dehradun Vipassana centre in Uttarakhand, India (April 2018) I had the hardest and most incredible experience of my life - if you've always wanted to know more about Vipassana or are booking yourself onto a course for the first time, here are a few tips and tricks to help you… Continue reading Vipassana Meditation: How to be prepared

Hatha Heather

My best friend: Palo Santo

Palo Santo (Spanish translation, Holy Wood) sales have gone through the roof thanks to my crush on this ceremonial Peruvian / Ecuadorian bark.... ...and if you've been to one of my classes you'll recognise the smell. One of the FTC's awesome teachers, Nicki Le Masurier, first introduced it to me in a taster class and… Continue reading My best friend: Palo Santo

Back to basics, Hatha Heather, Yoga 101

Why Meditate? A topic for newbies

What is Meditation anyway? A term in sanskrit 'yoga chitta vritti nirodha' (found in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras) distills it for me. Yoga = to yoke, to join, to unite Chitta = consciousness Vritti = fluctuations Nirodha = quietening of Thanks Pat! Ta daaah - meditation is quieting the fluctuations of the mind and unifying with… Continue reading Why Meditate? A topic for newbies

Hatha Heather

Where you’ll find me…

[UPDATE: I've gone traveling from December 2017 back in London May 2018, until then you'll find me with a backpack in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Australia 🙂 ] a brand new Yoga Shala in Hoxton. The heart of Hackney's hipster district, London. Bringing an enthusiastic class to the FTC studio, with a eclectic… Continue reading Where you’ll find me…

Back to basics, Hatha Heather

Back to basics… Usha Paan (Drink water)

Usha Paana an ancient Indian water therapy and Ayurvedic treatment. Usha means rising of the sun and Paana is to take something liquid. Every morning, first thing, simply drink 3-4 glasses of water before breakfast and before even brushing your teeth. Those who have tried it, know it works! So here is a friendly reminder… Continue reading Back to basics… Usha Paan (Drink water)

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Music: Trip Hoppy Yoga

Want something different to vibe into your next yoga session? Testing out a new playlist for a funky, yet relaxing mix of trip hop and mellow electronic  vibes for a medium tempo asana routine, great for dynamic flow or nice deep stretches. An eclectic mix of genres, it was important for this playlist to have a… Continue reading Music: Trip Hoppy Yoga

Hatha Heather

Why Hatha Yoga?

What is Hatha Yoga in a nut shell? Yoga of the body… healthy body = healthy mind. Hatha is a general term for most yoga styles we see today. Specifically, it is the original style of Yoga as we know it in westernised society – it harmonises the body & mind through Asanas (yoga poses) and Pranayama (breathing… Continue reading Why Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Heather

Every journey starts with the first step…

How I came into Yoga Having attended every type of yoga class in London and enjoying the benefits, like many, the reason I attended was purely to focus on my physicality. Wanting to be more bendy, to have the bikini bod, to fit into that ever-shrinking pair of skinny jeans… Like most of my efforts in exercise for… Continue reading Every journey starts with the first step…

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Life after 7 months of Oxjam…

Wow!!! Where do I begin..? Summer 2014 has been a roller coaster of networking, live music, events management, making phenomenal friends and diving out of the comfort zone! Taking on the role as Oxjam Clapham Takeover Manager in April till the crescendo of activity, which was the festival, on Saturday 11 October was an amazing journey (hence the… Continue reading Life after 7 months of Oxjam…