Get off the bus and be ready for your jaw to drop at the Umbrian hillside splendour. Enjoy a refreshing drink as you are welcomed to your home for the next week. Imagine waking up in your comfy bed with crisp white sheets in a classic stone nobleman’s villa with the Mediterranean sunlight and birdsong … Read more A Day in the Life on Retreat – Yoga for Runners in ItalyRead More »
Introducing Christine Felstead – where I came from to bring me to where I am now.Read More »
Introducing 65plusStrong. Profiling people 65+ years that are animated, sparkle with life and that have maintained their fitness level in their own unique way.
First one introduces Kay Yardley – a role for those of all ages!
Retreats have always held a special place in my heart – both as a student and as an instructor.Read More »
The Strength Series follows Christine on her journey to improve her strength, her yoga, and her overall lifestyle.
Her story covers her discovery that only yoga wasn’t making her strong in the right places and her journey through what she’s learned and continues to learn. Her mantra, you can be too flexible but not too strong is the basis of her exploration. Especially so as one ages so follow along as she opens up and talks about where this new path focused on strength is taking her.Read More »
When I was new to yoga and super stiff from 20 years of only running, I would be so envious of those that effortlessly stretched forward, back, around and wide into pretzel shapes. It took me time to appreciate the benefits of being tight and now I constantly tell those that like to berate themselves for being tight to be proud!Read More »
I always thought that if I continued to practice I would get stronger and be able to ‘float’ forward and back through my vinyasas. I sure gave it a good try with about 18 solid years of effort and numerous workshops where I thought I would discover the secret.Read More »
My road to building strength led to having to learn to mobilize my shoulders. After years of trying ‘to keep my shoulder blades down my back’, I had to retrain my brain to allow my shoulder blades to move.Read More »
Help! I have shin splints… what do I do now?
If you are experiencing tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone you likely have shin splints. They are annoying but not to be ignored.Read More »
Why do we need injuries to wake us up? After a week-end of hard core workshops my shoulders said enough with constant pain and more and more tightness. When I finally listened to my body I realized that I simply couldn’t avoid the facts – 18 years of practice and the thousands of chaturangas had played havoc with my shoulders. I needed to look outside the yoga box.Read More »