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My Journey Home from Dieting, Disordered Eating and Desperation

I turn 30 this year and I am really excited about it. My twenties were years of great fun, being lucky enough to be carefree, travel, learn and have experiences and memories that I will forever treasure. The shadow side of my twenties and actually long before that has been my preoccupation with my body

Are you aware of Radical Self-Care??

“Radical self-care is quantum, and radiates out into the atmosphere, like a little fresh air.It is a huge gift to the world. When people respond by saying ‘Well isn’t she full of herself’ smile, obliquely like Mona Lisa, and make you both a nice cup of tea.” Anne Lamott I love this quote by Anne

How I feel about ‘Yoga Porn’

There is a big debate going on in the social media yoga sphere at the moment about “Yoga Porn” which is essentially pretty, thin, young, white women posting pictures of themselves in advanced yoga poses. I’ve read a few articles that have popped up into my newsfeed and like most things in life I don’t

How to Strengthen your Core Muscles

Engage the belly! Activate your core! Pull the navel to the spine! These are phrases we often hear in yoga and exercise classes in general. But what does it mean? For a long time (mostly because I never took the time to learn properly early in my yoga practice) I was very confused about which

Why I teach Yoga

  The first yoga class I ever took was in the students union in college. The class was full and I don’t remember what style of yoga it was but just that I was stiff and tight and could do very little of the postures. But more so than that I remember the Savasana, the

Womb Yoga Teacher Training

In November last year I went to Womb Yoga Teacher Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Being around 44 beautiful yoginis standing in their divine feminine energy was, to say the least, empowering. I came away with lots of new practices and information about women’s health including menstrual problems, subfertility, pregnancy and menopause but the most important

Student Review

"Gillian’s yoga teaching style is unique and very flowing. It is great for strength and flexibility and I really notice a difference after just a few months. More so, I am more relaxed and content the rest of the time and feel like my busy life with 3 kids and a full time job is not so hard anymore."


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