More than a retreat, this is your journey

Jamie Isaac

Frauke Behrens Yoga retreat

By Frauke Behrens As a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, I know from my own practice and from working with our incredible Azulfit guests, how much yoga can offer a simple and accessible way to promote health and well-being on both a physical and spiritual level. These benefits are already known to improve the health of many people, not least[...]↣ READ MORE

As someone involved in wellbeing, I should definitely tell you that true contentment is discovered in being truly present in the moment. The power of now. However, to give your ‘now’ a little perspective it is certainly sensible to take a moment to look into the past, and also to prepare for the future. Sometimes it’s[...]↣ READ MORE

Hydrating green juice

Its 3PM and the afternoon slump is starting to slow you down. For some of us, that means feeling irritable, or perhaps having dry skin or dark circles under the eyes. In many cases this dip can also arrive with headaches. Simply curling up under the desk is not an option and more caffeine is not a[...]↣ READ MORE

Practice with love.

Ah, yoga! What does it all really mean? Today the concept of yoga has experienced such exponential growth, that it is no longer a growing phenomenon, but a common practice within our popular culture. Yoga is happening everywhere, in everything. Big corporate hotel brands are enlisting the much desired high heeled arm balances of famous yogis[...]↣ READ MORE

One big yoga family

So there I was,  30 minutes into class and I’m already sweating profusely. My elevated breathing had started my irregular heart off on a crazy jungle beat. This had set my very un-calm mind off worrying, seriously regretting that I forgot to mention ‘arrhythmia’ on the health form. Ah, the joys of Bikram yoga! Even with[...]↣ READ MORE

Jamie Isaac of Fluid Art Pilates, demonstrates how to perform the roll up. Jamie has recently released a Pilates flow DVD with music by Moby and proceeds going to charity. The DVD features a mixture of classical and contemporary exercises that allows you to build on the principles of alignment and centring and is designed to[...]↣ READ MORE

Jamie Isaac of Fluid Art Pilates, demonstrates how to perform the single leg circle. This easy-to-follow how to will give you all the tips you need to perform the exercise in his ‘Pilates Flow’ DVD. About the instructor: Jamie Isaac Jamie enjoys many aspects of the fitness and exercise profession, but his passion is Pilates (closely[...]↣ READ MORE

Getting started with Pilates

Following on from his blog on the history of Pilates and its creator, Joseph Pilates, Jamie Isaac explains why Pilates is so popular today, how to get started and how to get the most from the method… The use of Pilates to keep in shape by numerous famous actors and elite athletes pays testament to its[...]↣ READ MORE

Although not strictly a Pilates exercise, the side plank is a great core stability exercise and utilizes many of the Pilates concepts. It’s a good way to develop the strength needed for the Side Bend or the Twist, and therefore is often found hiding somewhere within Pilates classes. Start by sitting sideways with the upper[...]↣ READ MORE

Sore muscles? Jamie demonstrates a great way to give yourself a self-massage to release tight muscles. If you’re a runner, this is definitely one to watch… About the instructor: Jamie Isaac Jamie enjoys many aspects of the fitness and exercise profession, but his passion is Pilates (closely followed by surfing!) Jamie is currently teaching workshops all[...]↣ READ MORE