Winter Wellness from a Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic perspective

Winter has arrived in a hurry on the Granite Belt with low temperatures, blue days and our first frosts. Below I share a Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic perspective to the winter season.  In TCM, winter is related to the water element which is linked to the structural integrity of our body and the kidney … Continue reading Winter Wellness from a Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic perspective

Autumn Harvest

Autumn is my favourite season on the Granite Belt with changing trees, crisp air and abundant fresh produce there is nothing not to love.  A couple of years ago, I did a Ayurvedia yoga teacher training with my beloved teacher Jasmine Tarkeshi from laughing lotus in SF. This training re-sparked my interest in living and … Continue reading Autumn Harvest

Creating Calm

Modern times have presented us with hectic and demanding schedules, pulling us further away from quietness and peace. We juggle family, work, relationships and social lives simultaneously. Dealing with competing priorities can leave us with a certain amount of anxiety. Anxiety is a constant in our lives with many ignoring it, or simply accepting it … Continue reading Creating Calm

What you can expect at your first Acupuncture treatment? 

“What’s it like?” I’m often asked by curious would-be acupuncture patients. Here is what to expect: Initial Consultation  An initial consultation involves discussing health concerns and determining the type of treatment that will be most helpful. This includes asking questions about your symptoms and closely examining: The shape, coating and colour of your tongue The … Continue reading What you can expect at your first Acupuncture treatment? 

Yogi Lessons from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro 

My Yoga Practise got me to top of the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro, 5,895 metres. 8 day Lemosho Route.  Be in the Moment  You will hear your guides and porters say Pole, Pole. It is the mantra of the mountain, the whole of Africa really and means “slowly” in Swahili. Our high achieving and … Continue reading Yogi Lessons from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro