In the Press

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OM Magazine, Pose & Prose

July/August 2016

Read about the series of yoga and poetry workshops that I am launching Autumn/Winter 2016. Read more…

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Rise of the golden yogi – why the over-50s are embracing yoga

The Telegraph, June 2016

Increasing numbers of middle aged people – so-called “golden yogis” – are discovering the benefits of the ancient practice.
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Iyengar Yoga: the waist-trimming exercise class the A-listers love

The Times, October 2015

Developed by the pioneering yoga teacher BKS Iyengar, the underlying principles are that yoga should be accessible and achievable for everyone…
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NHS workers to be offered health checks and yoga classes

The Guardian, September 2015

NHS staff are to be offered health checks, yoga and Zumba classes while at work as part of a major drive to improve the wellbeing of the country’s biggest workforce.
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Sarah’s Yoga Revolution

Sunday Mercury, February 2015

Self styled Motorcycling Yogi Sarah Bates has men queuing up to join her yoga classes.  Read more…

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Yoga may guard against heart disease, study finds

BBC News, December 2014

A review in the Netherlands of 37 studies involving nearly 3,000 people found yoga was independently linked to a lowering of heart risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. Read more…

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Mat out of Hell

OM Magazine, November 2014

I was approached by OM Magazine, one of the largest national yoga magazines, to write an article on the similarities between motorcycling and yoga.
Click to here to read the article.

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Yoga can ease stress for pregnant women

The Times of India, May 2014

Practicing yoga during pregnancy can help you reap health benefits like stress reduction and a decrease in a woman’s fear of childbirth, according to researchers. A new report from Manchester University researchers finds that it can ease stress and reduce women’s fear of childbirth by a third. Read more…

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Yoga can help you stay forever young like Ryan Giggs

The Telegraph, April 2014

After all, yoga is for girls, creaky OAPs and those musky backpackers with tattered bangles you see slinking across the beaches of Goa, right? I could probably even check my emails halfway through, so long as Giggsy wasn’t looking. Read more…

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Yoga helps breast cancer patients cope with treatment

London Evening Standard, January 2014

Yoga can alleviate the side effects of treatment for breast cancer, a study has found. Practising yoga for as little as three months reduced symptoms of fatigue and inflammation that followed radiotherapy in a group of patients. Read more…

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Yoga can ease pain of arthritis

Daily Mail, January 2014

Yoga can help relieve both the pain and psychological distress suffered by patients with arthritis, according to new research. Patients with osteoarthritis and those with rheumatoid arthritis both frequently see benefits from the activity, it found.
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How yoga is helping prisoners stay calm

BBC NEWS, September 2013

Many prisoners have discovered that yoga and meditation can help overcome the stress and strain of life behind bars. Prison authorities too are waking up to the possible benefits, providing classes in the hope of fostering a calm and positive atmosphere. Read more…