October 15, 2019

I suppose I have always been quite interested in pilgrimages, I even found reading Chaucer’s ‘ A Canterbury Tale’ at school worth a read (whereas most of my fellow students were less enthusiastic!)

I don’t belong to an ‘organised’ religion and  I don’t class myself as r...

September 12, 2019

I’ve been procrastinating about writing this blog post for weeks, admittedly my schedule has been very busy of late but even so… I normally find it easy to write and somehow the words just flow but not this time, so deep breath and here I go!

I feel very lucky that I’ve...

July 26, 2019

“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together”

These words from Dickens Great Expectations resonated with me as a teenager when I first read the book at school, but it was not until I reached a more mature age that I had further insight on what Dickens might m...

June 11, 2019

It’s Monday morning and I’m up at 6am for my yoga and meditation practice before my commute into London. The morning did not start well, I would have rather stayed in bed, it was dark and rainy, and my bed felt too comfortable and warm to leave! Usually my early mornin...

May 26, 2019

I’m not alone in juggling multiple roles in life, many of us juggle multiple family roles: wife, mother, sister, grandmother, daughter, aunt alongside our other roles in life (the labels we put on ourselves to assume our identity) this might be teacher, PA, IT manager,...

April 30, 2019

I’ve always been a goal driven person,  prior to training as a yoga teacher I worked in sales and fundraising for over 20 years where outcome or results is what counts.

I was bought up to believe that if you work hard, push hard and don’t give in you can achieve anythin...

March 31, 2019

I have just completed a Foundation Course in Teaching Mindfulness Meditation. The course was steeped in yoga philosophy and Buddhist teachings, so it was coming at meditation from that angle rather than a purely secular approach. I found the teachings both profound, in...

March 5, 2019

 So this is a big topic for me.

I have realised as I have got older and become more self aware that I have always been a very fearful person.

I know most of this fear came from my parents and social conditioning but mainly in reflection I think a lot of it came from my m...

February 1, 2019

So, one of my intentions for 2019 is to write a monthly blog for my website. So why has it taken me to the end of the month to sit down and write something? Fear of being boring or having nothing worthwhile to say and fear of being judged are all part of my procrastina...

June 9, 2017

This interview was originally published on the Liberty Wellbeing website.

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Theresa Samworth, a yoga teacher

How did you get into yoga/meditation?

Having attended a health screening at work in my 20’s to be told I had terrible flexibility...

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