Morgan found yoga 15 years ago as a way to recover from anorexia. It has carried her through her PhD, raising twin girls and in a move towards her passion she chose to pursue full time yoga teaching in 2012. Since then she has led several yoga retreats, co-owned a yoga studio (Yoga-on-Tay) and helped to develop a 'yoga for amputees' program along with Finding Your Feet (FYF) Charity. When she is not yoga-ing, or parenting Morgan competes for Scotland in ultra distance running and cross country. Morgan believes that yoga is for everyone.
For some yoga enthusiasts, a weekly class is a great way to progress with the discipline, and some people love to practice at home each day. However, many people like to develop and deepen their practice by attending a yoga retreat, either as a one off experience or as a regular event in their lives.
Yoga retreats are becoming increasingly popular and are held all over the world around the year. Whether you want to find an introduction to yoga or to extend your practice, you're sure to find a retreat to suit and we’ve been thinking about how to make the most of the retreat experience and find the perfect escape for you.
Creativity is a wonderful way to connect with your innermost self and really get involved in the process of being and doing. Whether you love to paint, write, knit or dance, finding a creative outlet you enjoy can enrich your life in many ways.
However, it can be hard to make space for creativity if your life is very busy. One factor that can really inhibit the creative impulse is being surrounded by clutter, which many people feel saps their energy and distracts them from feeling good.
Our mental health is closely linked with our physical health, and people who are experiencing stress and depression are often advised to take regular exercise, especially if they are exploring alternative treatment routes instead of medication.
Yoga is a form of exercise that can be particularly helpful in regulating and improving emotional wellbeing, and this is because of the strong mind-body connection, which is at the heart of all yoga practice.