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A Girl Down Under: In Which A New Chapter Begins

And so, 2017 is here; and with it the end of a year that has been brutal yet brilliant on both a personal and global level. 2016 was my first full year living in Sydney; and while it’s been one in which I’ve put down roots; cemented friendships, and gained sponsorship to stay in Australia indefinitely, it […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: A Year On

  I still remember with absolute clarity my first day of yoga teacher training. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I first stepped foot in Power Living and what was to become one of the most magical and transformational journeys of my life was at its very birth. I had been in […]

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An Urban Retreat in Bondi

It was while I was at Wanderlust 108 earlier this year that I first came across Bondi Yoga House. The first of its kind in Sydney, Bondi Yoga House is an urban guest house and retreat nestled down a quiet street in Bondi, a safe yet short distance from the buzz of the beach. Offering year-round retreats, […]

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Wanderlust 108

Back In February, I had planned to spend the weekend in Thredbo at a Wanderlust Festival; set to be a three day wellness retreat consisting of yoga, paddle-boarding and mountain air, it sounded like a much-needed post-party detox following on from my thirtieth birthday celebrations. Alas it was’t to be; my sister and her best […]

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Cacoa & Coconut Smoothie

A couple of years ago, when I first started running, I read on a few forums that chocolate milk was the chosen post-run drink for a wealth of runners; due in part to its protein to carbohydrate ratio. Suffice to say I took such advice to heart and used to gulp down a litre of […]

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The Art of Going Upside Down

As a child, I was fearless. Growing up in a small town in Sussex, my sisters and I spent our weekends climbing trees, on riverside walks and bike rides. Barely a weekend would go by when we didn’t fall out of said trees, or fall off of said bikes but being forever grazed and bruised […]

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Yoga Girl – Rachel Brathen

I, along with many other aspiring yogis, first came across Rachel Brathen on Instagram. One of a growing number of Yoga ‘celebrities’ since first starting her Instagram account three years ago, she’s amassed a whopping 1.4 million followers thanks to her honest writing and, no doubt, the picturesque backdrops that accompany many of her yoga poses. Prior […]

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The Reluctant Yogi – Carla McKay

Not disimilar to Lucy Edge’s Yoga School Drop Out, Carla McKay’s The Reluctant Yogi is an account of her relationship with yoga and how it first came about. Separated from a husband she was to later reconcile with, McKay takes up yoga following the recommendation from a friend and, despite her initial reluctance, soon finds […]

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Hip & Healthy Yoga Breakfast

Given my recent conversion to all things yoga-related, when I received an invite from Hip & Healthy to a Fuel and Flow yoga breakfast at Samsara Yoga Studio in Wandsworth, I immediately signed up with my friend Sarah. The pre-7am journey to Wandsworth was made worthwhile upon being welcomed into the studio, whose calming and tranquil interior offered the […]

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Beginning My Yoga Journey

I’m not one for regrets, but I do look back and wish I had kept a running diary of sorts. I remember with clarity what inspired my running – the day in the gym with my friend Kila where we watched the marathon in absolute horror, convinced that there were few things we’d rather do less than […]

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