B.K.S. Iyengar, vintage yoga circa 1938

Belinda Education, Mindfulness, Profiles

This is a film made by McPetruk in 1938 showing and shows Iyengar demonstrating yoga. Here we see a young Iyengar doing advanced poses that constitute the advanced A & B astanga series. This is obviously well before Iyengar dropped the vinyasa aspect from his practice and rebranded it as “Iyengar Yoga”, putting greater emphasis on alignment.

BelindaB.K.S. Iyengar, vintage yoga circa 1938

So, you want to open a yoga studio? #2

Belinda Mindfulness, Profiles, Venues

Second up in our series of expert advise from those who have been before, we touch base with JULIE SMERDON. Julie dispenses her top 10 pieces of advice on starting up and running a yoga studio. For me, having a yoga studio has been a journey of perseverance, personal growth and self-discovery.  It’s been an amazing adventure, but I was completely …

BelindaSo, you want to open a yoga studio? #2

So, you want to open a yoga studio? #1

Belinda Education, Mindfulness, Profiles, Venues

So, you want to open a yoga studio? Who better to ask than someone who’s blazed that trail? First up in our series of  ’10 things to know when opening a yoga studio’ we touch base with expert #1, Kate Pell. Are you ready to teach? It’s a pretty inspiring life, but a career change to that of being a …

BelindaSo, you want to open a yoga studio? #1

Bali Yoga, Homeopathy & Ayurveda Retreat

Belinda Explore, Mindfulness, Profiles, Retreats, Venues

In the lead-up to a special Ayurveda and Homeopathy retreat in Bali in November, we touched base with Anne-Marie Burford, a Retreat Leader and Owner of Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing and Harrogate Yoga Retreats England to find out more.  Hi Anne-Marie, can you tell us how this retreat came to be? I have worked in the area of health and wellbeing all my adult life …

BelindaBali Yoga, Homeopathy & Ayurveda Retreat

Beata Alfoldi: From Yoga to Shamanism

Belinda Mindfulness, Profiles, Retreats

From yoga to shamanism, healing and earth-based practices, Beata Alfodi shares with us her practice and teaching journey. What do you do and how did you come to be doing it? I am a teacher, healer, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer. My work is based on the premise that everything is alive, has a Soul and is connected to everything …

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Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat in Portugal

Jen Explore, Mindfulness, Profiles

Andrew and Vonetta Winter have chosen a couple of pretty nice spots for their two retreats – Barbados and Portugal. Here we focus on Vale de Moses in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela Mountains, Central Portugal. It’s named after their pet dog, Moses,who led them to this perfect spot after walking through the wilderness…true story. Where are you and what does …

JenVale de Moses Yoga Retreat in Portugal