I used to say that what counselling is for the soul, yoga is for the body.

That’s not entirely true because yoga is not just about the body – in fact, it would be more accurate to say it’s about bringing body and mind together – and we can work with the body in counselling too. But yoga and counselling are definitely sister disciplines.

Although yoga can be especially helpful in times of crisis, we don’t need to be unwell to practise it and benefit from its therapeutic effects. To find out more about how and why I teach yoga, or to book a class, visit