Women’s Health

It’s when we are out of balance that we become ill, anxious or overwhelmed.

Yoga is about being in balance – keeping our mind calm and our hormones working in harmony.

As women, it is important that we maintain equilibrium, which is why yoga practices are such a wonderful addition to our health.

Each major stage of our life – puberty, pregnancy, post-partum, peri-menopause and post menopause – highlights our need for balance. This section will deal specifically on women’s issues and how we can maintain balance – and encourage optimum health and wellbeing.

Beat the winter blues with YOGA

I’m delighted to say that my TUESDAY evening yoga classes are now running all year – not just by the school term. So there’s no excuse to stay under the doona this winter. Still not convinced? then check out our guide to staying active during the cooler months… As the mercury falls so too can… Continue Reading

Caocao mint slice

This is the ultimate sweet treat – and it’s good for you! (Well kind of…). Inspired by Simply Wholefoods, I have my own take on this delicious and nutritious recipe. I’ve made this for my students at yoga, so now you can make it at home. Enjoy 🙂 Ingredients – the base: 2 cups shredded… Continue Reading

Learn baby massage – FAQs

What happens in a Learn Baby Massage class? Well, it’s fun, it’s different and it’s not always so quiet…!   But if you come along you’ll learn a heap of new skills to add to your parenting knowledge and you’ll also learn some essential exercises for new mums (vital for regaining your core muscles safely… Continue Reading

Healthy Easter Treat- raw cacao and mint nibbles

You’ll love this delicious raw cacao treat – I adapted from Wholefood Simply (a great website with amazing recipes) I’ve just substituted the almond butter for a combination of almond, coconut and cacao spread made by Mayver’s and Natural’s (by Melrose) ABC spread – which is almonds, brazil and cashew nuts. That is mainly because… Continue Reading

Healthy brownies!

These brownies are the perfect food for when your energy levels are flagging. They are packed with dates (studies have shown that eating six dates a day in the last four weeks of pregnancy can actually shorten labour!), * and they are great when you are breastfeeding. My kids love them as a mid-afternoon snack.… Continue Reading

Create a birth affirmation

A birthing resolve or affirmation is a positive word or phrase – in the present tense – which you can repeat in your mind to help you feel calm and strong during labour Continue Reading

Birth Goddess Meditation

I hope you love this chakra-based meditation which I have written to help create a sense of confidence in yourself as you embark on this special journey of motherhood. You can record this to your phone or simply ask someone you love to read it to you. And if you are keen to enjoy more… Continue Reading

Be hip for birth!

Did you know that belly dance was initiated by women and part of the passage to puberty – helping girls to prepare their body for pregnancy, stay toned and ease menstrual cramps. In birth, the wise women of the community would surround the birthing woman and show her different movements, which she could copy to… Continue Reading

Mudras and mantras for meditation

Take a moment out of your busy day to feel grounded, calm and centered. This practice will also help you prepare for meditation and help to clear a busy mind! this practice focuses the awareness on the chakras (in yoga it is believed these are wheels of energy – spiralling with prana and distributing life… Continue Reading

Want to study yoga? Then read this first!

Yoga is big business and increasingly new yogis are putting their own stamp on this ancient practice – but as yoga is rising in popularity are we risking a fall in standards? By Katie Brown Scanning the crowd, there was a rainbow of brightly coloured leggings, a stunning array of intricate tattoos and even the… Continue Reading