Things have been a bit quiet here for the last few months and that's mainly because all my time has been spent with a new arrival into my life - little baby Ella Aoibhín McPhillips.Read More
The first time I heard the word Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) was when I was in Copenhagen about 10 years ago.Read More
For anyone who regularly attends my classes you will know that I nearly always have music playing in the background at some stage during the practise. Every yoga teacher has their own opinions on whether music belongs in a yoga class or notRead More
There’s nothing like the brutal honesty of a 5 year old when you are looking for an opinion on something. Over the years my nephew’s passionately enthusiastic or wildly disgusted reactions have been a keen influence on my creative experiments, mostly of the baked variety.
Vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, ashtanga, bikram, jivamukti, anusara… do you really know what any of these mean or is it just double dutch?!
We all know that drinking water is good for us: for clearer skin, to flush out toxins from the kidneys and to keep our muscles rehdydrated. And yet sometimes religously drinking the recommended 2 litres a day can seem like a real chore
Over the past few months Marie Kondo’s best-selling book “The life-changing magic of tidying up” has caused quite a stir, driving many people to reassess the piles of clutter they have have stashed around their house which have buried old backstreet boys cds, dodgy handmade halloween costumes and out of date perfume bottles (I confess to all of the above).Read More
A few things you may not know about yin yogaRead More
I'm always on the lookout for sweet tasting treats to help me through the afternoon slump, that are on the healthier side and actually taste good, otherwise really what is the point?! I had the privilege last year of working with the goddess of guilt-free treats herself Susan Jane White on her incredible book The Virtuous Tart and was amazed by the variety of ingredients she uses to create her “saintly” delights. In her own words it’s about “turning those pesky sugar cravings into a nutritional hit… and taking the hell out of healthy”. Sounds good to me!Read More
January ... a month that a lot of us dread, our bank accounts are looking empty and lonely, it seems that little bit greyer and all the Christmas sparkle has faded. It’s a time where I’m sure many of us would probably prefer just to snuggle up into a duvet and hibernate until spring arrives (or at least until our bank account has recovered from the shock of Christmas spending). Getting lots of healthy nourishment, sleep and exercise is especially important around this time of year, it helps your body to restore itself after holiday indulgences and refreshes and cleanses your mind to allow for a more positive outlook for January!Read More