Thursday, November 22, 2012


A tough week.... I was just starting to get my body back and was finding time to practice after tucking Molly into bed at night.

I was just starting to feel my way into second series again and to my delight, I accomplished Titibasana into Chataranga  ( as easily as it came to me in the days pre pregnancy!). I was also finding time to do Savasana - a vital pose that has been missed of late so that i can attend to my needy baby.

 Sadly, I have had a recurrent dose of mastitis and have now been ordered to rest fully. No more practice for me. Frustrating, but my body is telling me to surrender.

I am on my 3rd course of antibiotics and am utterly exhausted as Molly was awake every two hours last night needing a feed! Not exactly restful.....

This little being needs me and I have given my body to her so that she can grow healthy and strong. I understand now the sacrifices a mother has to make. 

I miss my teaching practice and my yoga and I miss Edinburgh .....

It will pass,

RO xx

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Winter retreat 2012

I have been trying to write this entry for a week now, however Molly has ensured that I don't have a second to spare for anything but her needs!

We were on our annual retreat in the Trossachs last weekend. The setting was the beautiful Lake of Menteith in a beautiful coach house. We awoke to this outlook on the Sunday morning:

As ever, Layla was on form with  her wonderful culinary delights. Cath wasn't present on this one as she was heavily pregnant and has now given birth to a wee boy ( a whopper at 9lb 8 oz!). I wish her well with her recovery from what sounded like an amazing, yet long and drawn out birth.

Mirium was on site in Cath's place doing massage. Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to Mirium as she is off exploring the world. I wish her all the best with her adventures. 

Molly was the star attraction on the retreat and everyone was bowled over with the sheer volume of smiles that she can produce on a daily basis!

It was a very happy weekend, thanks largely to the beautiful participants on the course.
I have now booked the big house in Stronachlachar for the spring retreat on the 8 - 10th March. All details will follow soon on my brand new website. Watch this space as it is currently under construction and in it's final phase.....................................