7 results for tag: yoga


Six Ways to Help Period Pain

Menstrual pain is no joke, 40 – 70% of women of reproductive age experience some kind of pain, with 10% of women describing severe symptoms. That’s a lot of regular women with hot water bottles. In fact, there is no need for us to experience pain, it is not healthy or necessary. 1. Menstrual cycle awareness You know about pre-menstrual grumps I bet. OK maybe not grumps but it used to be full-on raging in my case. “Will you please stop breathing like that!!!”  But what if I was to suggest that your energy and internal weather changed all through your cycle?   Noting down your feelings and energy each day of your cycle ...

How To Be Sure Of Your Pelvic Floor

Did you know that 32% of women in the UK had experienced symptoms of incontinence in the last 30 days (1)? In London, over a million women could be suffering right now and yet the subject is rarely spoken about, or only in quiet whispers in private places. That is a lot of women who are definitely NOT sure of their pelvic floor. There is so much shame attached to it and not much understanding of the therapy available but there is no need for this to be so widespread. Stress incontinence in not a normal part of menopause or aging and can easily be reversed and it's not all about the kegels you know! In this video I talked to women's health ...

Womb Yoga Teacher

I am very excited to have passed my Womb Yoga Teacher certificate and am now able to share this work with my clients and in the 'Love Your Belly' workshops.  

Womb Yoga Training

I'm just back from a training bender, I ‘ve written about Alexandra Pope’s ‘Menopause: unveiling your hidden power’ already and now wanted to report back from Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s Womb Yoga training. Both are embodied, intellectual feminists and passionate about their subjects (and beautifully sweary). In fact Alexander and Uma are close allies and often work together; the psychology of the menstrual and creative cycle is made into physical reality with the graceful movements of Uma's yoga practice.   The information and experiences are so rich and vibrant that it's going to take me some time to process it all and let it filter ...

Kate’s CPD, supervision and on-going training

Regular Support To give a brilliant massage, it is crucial that I am healthy, self-aware and have good support in my life. If I do not feel professionally supported and contained, I simply can't do my best for my clients. There are all sorts of things that I do regularly that perform this, some are to do with deepening my understanding of my own body and mind such as; Well Woman yoga with Claire Murphy Iyengar yoga with Lisa Morris Personal yoga and meditation practice Regular biodynamic massage Regular acupuncture Ongoing cranio-sacral treatment My challenges and meetings with my own body and mind are probably my greatest ...

Being and Stillness

I have just booked another ‘Being and Stillness’ yoga workshop lead by my friend and PAPA colleague Claire Murphy. I find that the benefits of this work stay with me. Autumn and winter is the natural time for withdrawing inward and the meditative pace of Claire’s yoga workshops make me notice how little time I spend being still, I don’t think it is just me, our lives, especially as women, are increasingly defined by how busy we are; a ticked off to-do list and multitasking is the order of the day. In our society the yang/busy-ness is approaching pathological levels at the expense of the resting/yin so much so that we are driving oursel...

Tense shoulders? Twist!

Nearly everyone is familiar with the sensation of  a tight neck and tense shoulders,  especially now most of us spend so much time at a keyboard. It is one of the most common problems that clients bring when they come for a massage. Over the years I have become an expert at releasing that tension and massage is a brilliant tool smoothing out the lumps and bumps. Clients report feeling a load has been lifted from their shoulders but what happens when they get back into work with those everyday stresses? The trick is to take regular breaks to breathe and feel your body, notice the tension and release it through the day. Deep twists are contraind...