Festive Yoga and Journalling Workshop

As we’re officially (just) into November, I thought it was time to share with you my upcoming workshop at Wellness Space, Sunderland. Combining all of my favourite things – yoga, writing, sweet treats and the holidays – we’ll be flowing to festive classical music in a vinyasa class suitable for all levels. Then there’ll be…

How are writing and teaching connected?

Recently I have been going through a lot of soul searching. Partly it’s been due to leaving my job at a marketing agency and partly it’s because I have started training to be a yoga teacher and thinking more about my long-term aspirations. I’ve always been a writer. I don’t think you need to be…

Upcoming Workshop | New Year Journalling and Mindfulness Workshop

Welcome in the New Year with a writing workshop on journalling and mindfulness. This workshop at The Crafty Cow Studio in Washington is the perfect way to start 2019 with a new hobby. This workshop on the 19th of January 13:00-15:00 is suitable for all – whether you already love journalling or have never tried…

Soulcare Session – Creative Writing and Meditation

I was lucky enough to run a writing workshop for Soulcare Sessions Newcastle last Sunday. I’ve been a fan of the soulcare sessions for month, taking part in a variety of activities from pilates, to flower arranging and learning about essential oils. This time I was running the session and we discussed literature and creative…

COMING SOON: Writing and Wellbeing at Yogalilies Newcastle

There’s now less than two weeks to go until my Writing and Wellbeing workshop as part of the Soul Care Sessions, which is on the 28th of October. There are still spaces available for this relaxed Sunday workshop, so if you’re interested head to the website now to book your place. Wondering what a Writing…

Five Books For Summer Escapism

Whether you’re off on your jollies, chilling in the back garden or sheltering from the rain, you can’t go wrong with a good book on your holidays. I’m going away in a few weeks and here are my five favourite holiday reads from the past few years! 1) Commonwealth by Ann Patchett This was the…

Writing and Wellbeing: My Love of Lists

As I start to prepare for my first few writing and wellbeing workshops (booking details to follow soon), I thought I would share with you some of my favourite mindful writing activities. First up, it is the humble list. This might not seem like an obvious creative writing activity, but lists are great springboards to…

REVIEW: Farangi Girl, Ashley Dartnell

This story I have literally had for YEARS. I read a review of Farangi Girl in a magazine back when it was published in 2011 and somehow ended up with two copies of this book and yet went six years before reading it…how is that even possible? But finally just before Christmas, I read Farangi…