Month: January 2018

Up in the early morning

Up in the early morning on Saturday, I chanced to spy the alignment of the heavenly bodies. Sun, moon and star traced a straight line in the dawn sky, casting their reflections on the calm surface of the sea.  As the heavens sang their coloured glory and the birds their joyful chorus, I was given Read More

The sun will come out, tomorrow….Yoga before the sea and the big blue sky

Yesterday morning dawned rainy and grey.  Around these parts, precipitation is a present, a gift.  The chill in the air was invigorating, and the light reflecting on the wet cobblestones a portend of danger, for they are slippery when wet. Sophie and Laurence and I warmed up with a white tea before class, then ventured Read More

Authenticity in teaching yoga: Why it took me so long to teach.

The first time I ever practised yoga was in January, 1999.  That is 19 years ago.  How time flies.  I knew from the very first class that I wanted to teach yoga, that it was my path.  So, why did it take me so long to start teaching?  One word:  Authenticity. I had for the Read More

Please use alteayoga.wordpress.com

Hey guys!  I installed a blog here because I like using the domain alteayoga.es.  But, I am afraid that I make much more use of alteayoga.wordpress.com, mainly because that it all linked up to my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.  So, pop on over and have a look. xo Rachel Hola compis! He instalado un Read More

Re-post from The Guardian: Yoga for Lazy People

Here is a cute little article from today’s Guardian:  Yoga for Lazy People.  Have fun and…get on your mat! Read More

Teaching yoga from the heart

Every day I wake up thinking about yoga.  It has been like this for as long as I can remember.  It is my deepest passion, my guiding light, the shining star in my sky.   Yoga teachers are bound to one fundamental rule:  you can only teach what you know.  And knowing yoga is about doing Read More

Yoga at GOA Altea, with Rachel – video clip

Hey ladies and gentlemen, A few months ago, the team down at GOA made a fab little video about the yoga and wellness programs that we run.  I, of course, am the yoga teacher.  That’s me on your right, with the braid.  So, click the link, watch the video and dream of quiet mornings in Read More

Get on your mat! Yoga to ease the symptoms of menopause

I came across this article about the benefits of yoga for peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.  I just had to share! The study was done by researchers in Germany,  and examined groups of women in the USA, India, Brazil, China, South Korea and Germany.  What is really interesting about the breadth of the study groups is Read More

On yoga and loneliness (the scourge of our times)

In this morning’s post, I mentioned one of the benefits of yoga is the relief of loneliness.  This is not often mentioned when people talk about yoga.  Mostly, yoga is said to relieve back pain, insomnia, sluggish digestion and various other physical ailments.  Those of us who practice yoga with any degree of seriousness know Read More

New Year, new you

Good morning dear yogis, or yogis-to-be! Wouldn’t you like to make 2018 the year that you take up yoga?  Yoga is so ubiquitous now, it seems almost silly not to at least try? But why should yoga be everywhere, and now?  Because it complements any other form of physical education or sport, but can also Read More

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