An essay on darkness and light

Last December I attended a week-long writing course at the brilliant Schumacher College in Totnes with Jay Griffiths running the writing side of things, whose book, ‘Wild: An Elemental Journey‘ made a huge impact on me back in 2013. The course was entitled ‘Tender is the Night’ and the theme was exploring darkness, on allContinue reading “An essay on darkness and light”

Introduction to the chakras – and a chakra opening yoga sequence

NB This sequence appeared in my most recent monthly Frond Yoga newsletter.  If you would like to join my mailing list and have information of upcoming UK classes, workshops, detox day retreats and international retreats then please get in touch via beckymay@frondyoga.com. In yoga philosophy, we are comprised of more than our visible ‘flesh andContinue reading “Introduction to the chakras – and a chakra opening yoga sequence”

Blowing a gale

Post written on 04/03/16 This post is brought to you from the beautiful little mountain town of St-Vallier-de-Thiey in the maritime Alps, around 30km north of Cannes. Following immense indecision after our breakdown in Italy, in the end we tossed a coin to decide which direction to head – east to Greece or west backContinue reading “Blowing a gale”

Talking Point – Why ahimsa has to start with yourself

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.” William Shakespeare (Henry V) In Patanjali’s eight-limbed explanation of yoga, which he sets out in his key yoga text, The Yoga Sutras, the first limb is the ‘yamas’, which are five ethical principles that we should try and follow in our daily life. AhimsaContinue reading “Talking Point – Why ahimsa has to start with yourself”

Sign of the times

It’s late and I can feel the soporific stodge of chapattis and the guilty warmth of red wine swilling around my stomach (we’re just back from a leaving do). Bed is looking veeery comfortable right now. I had big intentions to write up today’s shala conference notes and perhaps provide a few gems from the advanced experiential anatomyContinue reading “Sign of the times”