Written Meditation for Insomnia

I have suffered from insomnia since I was a child. I have periods of sleeping well and then during times of stress, excitement or sometimes when there is seemingly no reason at all, I will suddenly find it impossible to sleep. I have tried pretty much everything you can think of: melatonin, sleeping tablets, herbal…

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…

How to set the scene for your yoga practice

Yoga is a fantastic self-care practice and it becoming ever more popular. Whether it’s practicing a few sun salutations each morning or a longer power yoga class, all yoga is great for the mind, body and spirit. One element of yoga that I really enjoy, is preparing for a really immersive practice. Sometimes at home…

Diary of a trainee yoga teacher | Emotions and Asana

As part of my YTT I have been asked to complete two pieces of homework over the month. Firstly, practising awn sun salutations a day and secondly keeping a journal, either a gratitude journal with reflection on asanas or just the asana diary. I have found myself combining a morning and nightly journal with my…

Writing Workshop | Memories and Mindfulness with Soul Care Newcastle

I’m really excited to be facilitating another creative writing workshop with Soul Care sessions. This time round we’ll be looking at memories, memoir and mindfulness. Here is the workshop description: Join us for a cathartic writing workshop with Hannah Bullimore, in which we’d love you all to bring along a small object from your past…

Diary of a trainee yoga teacher |The First Weekend

Welcome to my new, ten month blog series all about training to be a yoga teacher! Over the next ten months I am going to be completing my 200hr YTT with Yomala at YogaTherapies. I want to share my experiences as I go, to hopefully help those considering YTT or who are curious about yoga in…

Lifestyle | Five Simple Ways To Be More Mindul

As much as mindfulness is there to improve our general wellbeing, sometimes it can feel like another thing to add to our to do lists. It can be another thing to feel guilty about if we don’t feel we’ve dedicated enough time to focusing on our own wellbeing. But mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated…

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…