Sanskrit & Yoga

I work in the translation industry and find languages fascinating. When I started my yoga teacher training I was determined to learn the Sanskrit words for common poses but it wasn’t easy as the words seemed really long and very similar. However, as with any other language, learning the pose names just takes time and … Read more

Shoulder opening – short video tip

Watch this short video clip with Davy explaining a well-known yoga shoulder opening exercise that really does work: “Here’s a great exercise for tight shoulders. Find a yoga belt, a scarf or a long ordinary belt. It will probably need to be at least 4 feet long. You grip the belt tightly at each end … Read more

New videos – Davy & Janaki doing Sun Salutations

We have posted three Inspiration Yoga videos on YouTube! The first is Janaki demonstrating Sivananda-style Sun Salutations here: The other two are Davy demonstrating the Ashtanga-style Sun Salutations: Sun Salutation A is here: Sun Salutation B is here: Tell us what you think ! If they are popular and helpful, we will post some more … Read more

Very thoughtful article on Ashtanga Yoga

Matthew Sweeney, an internationally renowned yoga practitioner and Ashtanga teacher has written a really interesting article on Ashtanga here: http://loveyogaanatomy.com/the-evolution-of-ashtanga-yoga/

Intelligent Yoga – Davy reviews Peter Blackaby’s new book

Peter Blackaby is a highly respected UK yoga teacher based here in Brighton – in fact his lovely Unit 4 studio is just 200 yards from where we live, and we use it regularly as the venue for our Brighton yoga workshops. Coming from the Ashtanga tradition, it was quite a culture shock for me … Read more

Teaching yoga to the over-50s – KempTown Rag article

The KempTown Rag recently featured a yoga class for the over 50s that I taught. My students were all ages between 50 and 93; some were fit and some not so fit, and we had lots of fun relaxing and stretching either on a yoga mat, or in a chair. Here are some heartening comments: … Read more