Yoga with the Snow Goddess

Yoga with the Snow Goddess

Aloha

Every month at the beautiful Pacific Yoga studio in Bristol I draw inspiration from one of the many awesome Hawaiian goddesses to guide a group of yogis through a class called ‘Ageless Goddess’ a brand new style of class I designed especially for the studio.

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Hula Hoop Dance Vs Hawaiian Hula Dance

Hula Hoop Dance Vs Hawaiian Hula Dance

Once a month I teach Hawaiian Hula dancing and I often get at least one person in the class who thinks we are doing hula hooping! so here’s a very short little run down:

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St Nectans Glen

St Nectans Glen

During my 2nd annual Sentia Yoga Moon Goddess Retreat in Cornwall this year, so many signals from the universe came up about St Nectan’s Glen; we even pulled an oracle card mentioning it! So I’m determined to head there for 2019!

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Goddess Archetypes Quiz

Goddess Archetypes Quiz

I love a good quiz, and am always interested in goddess archetypes - I believe the ones we connect to can tell us much about ourselves. so, before I explore what 5 different "What Goddess archetype are you" quizzes in the name of research.

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The Story of the Moon Gazing Hare

The Story of the Moon Gazing Hare

There is a history of hares being linked to the moon which is almost universal (you'll find stories of Hares and moons in Japan and China, Mexico and through Europe) and goes back to ancient times. 

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The Curvy Yogi Awards 

The Curvy Yogi 'Contribution to Clothing' Awards

These awards — (Which I have just today made up) — are intended to:

A) Acknowledge outdoorwear brands that are recognising and meeting the needs of real active women.

B) Help you, the reader, find easily, options I have been searching for months!

The problem: Hot climates we encounter on yoga retreats, holidays, summertime. There is only one thing I care about in these situations: not wearing a bra. That's it, that's all I need to be happy in a hot climate, freedom from putting on an extra layer! anyone above a C cup will know that it's hard to feel comfortable a secure without a bra on, and in hot climates hard to feel comfortable with a bra on…dilemma! hence my love of inbuilt support in clothing. I get my support and get to ditch the bra.

And I have spent a good long time searching for tops and dresses that allow me to do this. There are a few good yoga brands that offer inbuilt support in a vest. but what about the rest of my day? I want to roll out of a cool shower, slip on a dress and flip-flops and get out the door.

So I proudly present to you, 3 brands that are doing excellent work in the field of freeing curvy women from bras!

The WINNER Patagonia

Not only do they offer a range of dresses with inbuilt support, they also offer a button to filter all their dresses to just ones with inbuilt support — finally, someone who thinks inbuilt support is as important as I do! Check out the Sliding Rock, Latticeback, Magnolia and Edisto dresses.

I’m fond of Patagonia for many reasons, not least for their conscious creation of quality clothing, and involvement with charities. Their women's lines are very thoughtfully created and I really appreciate that.

Honourable mentions

Prana

“Yoga, travel and adventure clothing with a conscience” A yoga clothing brand that also offers casual clothing for away from the studio. The Elixir, Pristine, Cantine and Ardor dresses all have inbuilt support (and look lovely to boot).

Gaia Conceptions

So lovely, with a huge range of natural dye colours. But just a tad over my budget, this doesn't stop me appreciating their beauty, however!

And for each dress you can custimise material, colours and length, for a bespoke dress just for you!


I hope these suggestions will help lead you to conscious clothing that allows you to feel comfotable, supported and free. Perfect clothing for me is clothing that just works, so I don't have to think about it once I've put it on. Whether I'm teaching a yoga class, climbing mountains, or running around organising a retreat. I don't want to be disctracted by uncomfortable clothing. Great clothing allows me to just get on with being me, my clothing needs to take it's supporting role seriously!

You can buy Patagonia, Gaia and Prana from their online stores as well as the usual suspects, Amazon & eBay...

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