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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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Fire Element, Heart and Women's Health

The Fire Element, the Heart and Women’s Health

By Tiffany Bown | Jul 31, 2018

Do you ever have days when you wake up feeling especially bright, happy, energised, out-going and confident? More ready than usual to take on the world and get things done? If you do, then you are experiencing the ‘Fire’ days of your own energetic – and, perhaps, menstrual – cycle. In the Chinese Five Elements,…

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Self-Reverent Movement: the Key to Inhabiting a Human Body

By Tiffany Bown | Jun 5, 2018

It’s not easy in the modern world to inhabit a human body in a way that nurtures self-love, well-being and empowerment. There are so many things – from abuse, trauma, illness, disability, discrimination to media images of ‘perfection’ or just a thoughtless comment – in childhood and later life that disconnect us from the essential,…

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Space for Yoga retreats

My Italian house is Ready for Guests and Yogis

By Tiffany Bown | Apr 17, 2018

Last September, I posted here that we had started the process of transforming our old home into a venue for holiday rentals and Yoga retreats in Italy. We were back out in Umbria over the Easter break to continue that process. When we arrived, it seemed quite impossible that we could get everything done in time!…

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