“I am Healthy, I am Healed” – Sarah Swindlehurst

This article was written by Sarah Swindlehurst for the 4th issue of Amrita Magazine.


Although my client has agreed for me to write this article; I will keep the personal details about his case confidential. 

The first time I met George in early 2011, he had suffered ME symptoms for the past 8 years and had already sought help through the medical profession and was still at the very start of his recovery.  Continue reading ““I am Healthy, I am Healed” – Sarah Swindlehurst”

If it doesn’t include asana is it still yoga? – Sarah Ramsden

This article was written by Sarah Ramsden for the 4th issue of Amrita Magazine.


I’ve taught yoga for over 15 years, I’ve taught in Professional Football for 13 years so I figure that should make me a yoga teacher. But here is my worry: I don’t think I teach asana any more. Looking at my classes you would see me teaching stuff that kind of looks like a Warrior One, or a Triangle. But this isn’t asana – or at least not as we know it.

And yet this is also my inspiration: To me this is the radical evolution rippling through yoga making yoga – and our teaching – more relevant and more necessary to 21st Century Western life. Continue reading “If it doesn’t include asana is it still yoga? – Sarah Ramsden”

What Makes a Yoga Therapist? – Jude Murray

This article was written by Jude Murray for the 4th issue of Amrita Magazine.


In 2010, a friend and fellow Yoga teacher came to me and said “I want to learn to do what you do, can you teach me?”

She was talking about my work with people living with cancer. At that time, I was working for a large cancer charity and developing Yoga for patients in a clinical setting.  Was I using Yoga therapeutically? Most definitely. Was I a Yoga Therapist? Well, that is debatable.  I was then, and am even more so now, a skilled and experienced Yoga teacher, with several additional therapeutic qualifications. And I have considerable experience of working with people living with cancer in clinical and non-clinical settings. But I don’t have a separate Yoga Therapy qualification.  Continue reading “What Makes a Yoga Therapist? – Jude Murray”