What do you most love reading to begin the day?

Do you delve back into a novel? Re-engage with a thriller? Or open up the newspaper to find out “what’s going on in the world”?

Perhaps your prefer to pick up a book that helps you think and feel more positively (I just love Dr Wayne Dwyer’s the Power of your Intention) or maybe you open up your iphone and search online, following your favourite blogs and preferred journalists and writers.

So if you opt for news – newsflash! What you are reading can dramatically change your life!  Right now, whatever you are reading is stimulating emotional responses in your body that are changing the way you think and feel physically and neurologically.

What are the first words you read each morning?

So just like the food that you eat, how careful are you with the words that you read?

We can all too easily forget that when we are reading news, it is already through somebody else’s eyes.  It has been translated into an angle, a focus that their editor (and audience) requires to keep feeding a need for more of a certain type of information.

We are emotional beings and we are driven by our thoughts and emotions.  Newspapers sell well when there is a “big piece of news” that causes many people to react and to feel something. Headlines appear on tea-time television.

How often is this feeling something good? How often is the news simply making you feel more negative, worried and fearful because of what “they” say about the world’s economic situation, the ongoing seige in Libya, civil wars in Africa… how does that make you feel about yourself? about life? about our world?

There is SO much good in the world.

There is so much bravery, compassion, courage and beauty.

Yet how often do we actually get to read GOOD NEWS?  How often does the news you read actually inspire you to think and feel better things about the situation, to send them loving prayers and intentions, or to take some form of positive action to support a leader who is bravely risking their life to go against the will-power of institutions and dictatorships?

How many of you reading this have stopped listening to the radio, watching the news on TV and “filter” the information in newspapers to avoid succumbing to the doubts and fears that sadness that not just the stories, also the way that they are told, can encourage?

I most certainly get my news filtered!  And then I look for positive aspects to chant for, to meditate on, how can I, little me, support or feel good towards this situation?

What a gift to pick up the new DeTodo.  An Ibiza-wide broadsheet that helps you find “almost everything” that you are looking for in Ibiza.  Lovely David Moss, the editor, has revamped and revitalised De Todo Good News Paper for 2012: it is officially Ibiza’s first GOOD NEWS PAPER! Check them out online here: http://www.detodoenibiza.com/

To write a GOOD NEWS story, the focus needs to be on encouraging the reader to think and feel positively towards the situation.  To put a situation in a positive light, a cup “half-full” approach, this needs to be the new angle for journalism.

Science is increasingly meeting with spirituality in the new consciousness that “everything is energy”.  Quantum physics can be both proved and also can blow our mind with concepts our conditioned mind cannot yet grasp fully, about time-space reality.

What more and more of us are agreeing with is that the power of our thought is phenomenal.   That when many minds get together to meditation, to pray, to think the same thing collectively, this has an enormous impact, consciously and subliminally on a person, a situation or event.

This has been used negatively in the past, to drive fear and create support for violent and aggressive actions.

Yet we can all come together, wherever we are in the world and choose to think and feel positively about situations that are happening.  Like the millions of people around the world who prayed simultaneously for the water to be clean and clear after the radioactive waste disaster in Japan.  These situations more and more are encouraging us to take positive, affirmative, life-enhancing action.

Our next blog is about the Water of Life… and the power of meditation, of choosing your thoughts, of the words that we think and feel on us and the world around us.  So that your power to positively change your world – and the world around you, will be, like a clear glass of water, clear and life-givingly transparent.

Lots of Love x

Retreat of the Week – Creative Writing 19 – 26th May

Itching to write that novel you know you have inside you? But no space and time to do it??

Sunset at the pool - Shunya, Ibiza

Set in a beautiful location and specially-chosen for it’s inspirational setting, this retreat will provide you with the perfect environment to really focus on your writing. With top author and Booker Prize nominee Carol Birch and her team to guide you.

An ancient finca in lush countryside – with sunset views over the infinity pool.  Nourishing food, the odd yoga class if you so wish and beautiful beach walks.

Relax, open your mind and let the creativity flow….

Dates: 19th – 26th May

Cost: £1150 per person



* Accommodation
* Full board (apart from free day when breakfast is provided only)
* All tuition and workshops



Retreat of the Week Just Stop! Yoga Lifestyle Detox with Coaching to Empower your way!

Just Stop! Yoga and Life Coaching Retreats this Spring Time

Just Stop! Yoga & Life Coaching for a wonderful Lifestyle Detox this springtime!

Dates: March 27th – 31st

Join Larah Davis, Rebekah Fensome and the team of world-class teachers & therapists from Ibiza Retreats that make up the Just Stop! team to tailor-make your retreat to bring you life-enhancing benefits for body, soul and mind.  Refuel with plenty of tools & techniques.  Empower your spring into summer-time. Find fresh focus and feel fabulous in body and mind as we support you to reconnect with your life path, your life purpose and plenty of inspiration from beach trips and cliff-top walks on our beautiful white island.

In the heart & soul-warming Can Morrel, with sabina wood beams, beautiful fig trees and hectares of countryside around, just 10 minutes from the turquoise waters of Benirras beach.  Soak up plenty of Ibiza’s magical natural energy!

– A professional and experienced team of teachers & therapists

– Study of yoga to develop your own practice

– Life Coaching & Wellness Coaching to support you with practical strategies to maintain your balance when back in reality


Cost from €860 (sharing) including

  • Room and delicious full-board fresh, seasonal organic cuisine
  • 5 yoga sessions (for all levels) with pranayama breathwork and meditation
  • Life Coaching 1:1 session, Wellness & Energy Coaching 1:1 session
  • Full body stress release massage or cranio-sacral therapy
  • Mind Body Spirit Concierge service with Ibiza Retreats


Be like a chameleon! Life Yoga Coaching to Learn to witness and observe…

As the new year energies gather pace, projects adapt and situations change.  Have you noticed this?  

How is everything happening? Precisely in the way you willed it to for this year…. or, are you needing to think and be flexible?  To find new “positions” that help balance situations?  Just like on the yoga mat?

Here are some practical tips to become more of a “witness” to be able to “observe” the situations unfolding, rather than feeling “stuck in the middle” of situations, of negotations between clients and suppliers, this will allow you to respond in the best ways, with courage, with fluidity and with grace.

Just like a chameleon, you can watch and listen and learn and await with poise for the perfect moment to say the right things.. without pushing or pressing an agenda….

This is brilliant for resolving challenging situations and changing situations within all types of relationships – at work, within your romantic relationships, families and friends.

It will set you on a life-yoga path for your year ahead and help you be more in the flow of life – where the right things that really are best for you flow to you more easily!

If we feel ourselves striving and pushing to hard, it is because we are going against the current.

So give this a go and learn how to flow….  simply:

Be like a chameleon!

The animal card for a chameleon talks about being sensitive, being the silent witness, rather that reacting on emails and writing hurriedly to try and save and resolve, rather step back, allow yourself to become still and to breathe and to blend in with the background.  Then, as you watch events unfold, you can contribute sensitively to support the way that the situation is meant to flow.  This is not about being passive, just as in many yoga asanas, like Tadasana (Mountain Pose) we are actively engaged with life, rooting to the earth and to nature, relaxed in our body yet strong and connected, all muscles are prepared and ready to respond at the right moment, for the clearest next movements, following the next conscious breathe.

1.  Stop – look – listen:

To the emails, to the conversations, allow others to speak, to offer their perspectives, their ideas and their insights (every challenging or uncomfortable situation offers a LOT of growth and learning)

Watch the correspondence, look at the patterns in different people’s actions and behaviours, listen to the dialogues.

2. Remember – what is the HIGHEST GOOD? What is it that all of us in this situation wish to happen, to achieve, to transpire?

What is our common goal?

What is YOUR truth in the situation?  Does the achievement of the original goal REALLY feel good to you – or, now that you have looked and listened more deeply, are you happy if events happen in a different way? Could this open up more space and time for other opportunities to blossom?

3. Reflect – on the truth – and when you are asked for a response – reflect the truth!  That is all you need to do! Just like a chameleon allow the light and the true colours to flow through you.   This will help you see things for what they are, to help you clarify the best path of action for you and for everyone concerned.

Retreat of the week – well Yoga Teacher Training actually!

Traditional Sivananda style Teacher Training 

Dates: April 1st – 12th and June 15th – 26th

Join Spirit Body Yoga for an Ashram-style community residential teacher training. This course offers plenty of personal attention, support and encouragement to build confidence and and help each student experience the strength, discernment and joy that comes through yoga.

Move forward your practice at your own level of proficiency, whether you decide to become a teacher or net.


– A professional and experienced team of teachers (Nora Belton and Kirana Stover)

– Study of yoga philosophy and values

– The 8 limbs of classical yoga

– Introduction to yoga texts (The Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagavad Ghita)

– Applied anatomy and phsyiology

Cost from €2000 including

  • Room and board
  • All tuition