Space for Yoga retreats

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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International Women's Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018: What has Changed in the Past Year? On the face of it, it seems like a lot has been happening on gender equality since International Women’s Day 2017! I wrote then that the time had come to bring real and lasting change to redress the world’s deep-seated gender imbalance so that…

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International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Bring Real Change At January’s Women’s March, millions of people stood up globally to demand change, to demand respect and truly equal rights for the women of the world. On International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th, women will make themselves heard again (one proposal is to join an International Women’s Strike…

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The Signal Box

I’ll be teaching a FREE YOGA TASTER this Saturday at 3pm at the opening day of my new class venue, The Signal Box Community Centre, Glenalmond Avenue (off Brooklands Avenue). Feel free to drop in to this 40-minute session to try my class, take a look at this brand new space and find out what else…

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The Signal Box Community Centre

My Yoga classes in Cambridge are moving from next week (November 2nd) to the brand new, spacious Signal Box community centre, conveniently located on Glenalmond Avenue (just off Brooklands Avenue) at the heart of CB2. This is the first time that I will have all my weekly MogaDao yoga classes in one place in Cambridge.…

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Whether you are just interested in fertility issues or are trying to conceive, I highly recommend that you sign up for this year’s Fertility Focus Telesummit, a free online event running from March 8-14th. The telesummit, organised by fertility therapist Sarah Holland, has been developing over the past few years into an excellent event, with talks…

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Sun and Cloud in Swiss Alps

I have just returned from a skiing holiday in the beautiful Swiss mountains, newly inspired to share MogaDao Yoga and Qigong. This inspiration comes in part from celebrating the inspiring first 50 years of life of my brave and brilliant brother, who returns today to work on a whole new entrepreneurial adventure. It is also because the mountains…

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My old Cambridge University department – where I studied Chinese many moons ago – is hosting a talk on Daoism as part of this year’s Festival of Ideas. It’s at 3-4pm, Saturday, November 1 at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA. It is free and you do not need to…

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MogaDao creator and founder Zhenzan Dao has just made available the first-ever film of himself, ‘A Natural History of MogaDao Qigong’, where he talks about the origins of MogaDao and shares through movement and words the “creation stories” of some particular MogaDao Qigong forms. Zhenzan has long resisted being captured on video, but a series of…

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I spent the whole of this summer with my family in Taiwan. My husband and I lived for 10 years in China in the 1990s and I spent several months in Taiwan before that as part of my Chinese studies. So this trip was partly a walk down memory lane, as well as a chance…

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