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3 Secrets for a Living a Calm Life

By Tiffany Bown | Jul 20, 2023

Picture a calm and smiling you, floating through your day, not a care in the world … There’s your ever-thoughtful partner. Here come your perfect kids – checking to see if you need a hand. And there are your work colleagues, those smooth operators who deftly lift weight from your shoulders. Down you sit to…

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Yoga classes live online

How I Got my Yoga Classes Live Online with Zoom

By Tiffany Bown | Mar 30, 2020

With the outbreak of Covid-19, Yoga teachers are learning fast how to get our classes live online. Amid the anxiety and the very real threat of this disease, there has never felt like a more important time to connect with our Yoga communities and to share our calm- and health-promoting practices. And, with many people having…

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Chinese Year of the Rat

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat 2020!

By Tiffany Bown | Jan 24, 2020

Tonight it is New Moon and tomorrow is Chinese or Lunar New Year (as that is when the New Moon falls in China’s time zone). So both a monthly cycle and an annual cycle are ending. Not only that, a rotation of the 12-year Chinese Zodiac is also finishing, as 2019’s Pig is the last…

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Benefits of Yoga Retreats

The Fear-factor & the Life-Enhancing Benefits of Yoga Retreats

By Tiffany Bown | May 31, 2019

Going on a Yoga retreat can be an extraordinarily beneficial – even life-changing – experience, but signing up and then turning up can be scary. Here are my thoughts on the benefits of Yoga retreats and how to choose well so you can minimise pre-retreat nerves and make the most of your precious me-time. Pre-retreat…

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Self-Care - Women's Yoga Retreat Norfolk

Why self-care belongs at the top of your to-do list

By Tiffany Bown | Feb 22, 2019

Amid the never-ending demands of our busy lives, it’s so very easy to end up always putting our own self-care at the bottom of our to-do list. We feel like we just don’t have the time and hope we’ll somehow get away with it. And when our energy plunges, our stress levels surge and our inner world rebels…

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Fire Horse 1966

I’m a Proud 1966 Fire Horse Woman

By Tiffany Bown | Feb 13, 2019

My Chinese zodiac sign is a Horse. More specifically, I’m a Fire Horse, being born in 1966 (the 5 Elements cycle through the 12 zodiac signs, so each pairing comes up once every 60 years). The Fire Horse is not a popular symbol to be born under in Asia. That is something of an understatement.…

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New Year resolution

Forget New Year Resolutions – Create a Positive Vision

By Tiffany Bown | Dec 31, 2018

  If you are busy lining up all the things you are determined to give up this New Year, stop now! New Year resolutions frequently focus in a self-esteem shrinking way on wanting to be less xxx (replace xxx with the relevant self-flagellating word(s) eg lazy, stressed, unfit, anxious, fat, worthless, disorganised, in pain etc). By…

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Cherishing Womb Wrap

Haramaki: Keep your middle warm to stay well

By Tiffany Bown | Dec 8, 2018

Haramaki: Keep Your Middle Warm to Stay Well As the weather gets colder, I’m taking more and more care to keep warm in my core. I know that staying warm here is the secret not only to feeling toasty all over, but also to feeling comfortable, supported, energised, creative and strong. One of my favourite…

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Autumn season of reflection

Autumn: the precious season of reflection

By Tiffany Bown | Oct 29, 2018

As the days grow shorter, Autumn can be a difficult time of year for many, with sadness, apathy and coughs and colds creeping in; for others, it is simply overlooked as we slide from Summer to Winter. This is, in fact, the most precious time of year for laying the foundations for our future well-being.…

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