Author: Metropolitan Mum

What kind of yoga teacher do you want to be?

This is a post I have written a couple of years ago, before owning a yoga studio and before creating the community I wanted to belong to. I am hoping that this post might help another teacher who is facing similar questions… I have asked myself that question a lot over the last summer: What […]

The struggle to struggle

One of my teachers once said “Those who fall over a million times are those who will end up with the most beautiful headstands.” Struggle (and to an extent failure) is part of the journey – in life as well as in practicing yoga.

Going home to Brexit

So, it’s official now. After pretty much exactly four years in Sweden, we will be leaving this summer. It’s not a secret that I have been struggling massively with the Swedish winters. Five to six months of ice and snow, the blackest, treacle-like darkness from 3pm to 9am during two months of that and a blanket […]

How to have a perfect beach body

You can’t enter a newsagent these days without coming across magazine titles that demand you to ‘loose those last five pounds’ or ‘become ab fab in three weeks’, all ‘just in time for summer 2018.’ The way to the perfect beach body is often portrayed as a complicated one, littered with sacrifices, requiring a huge […]

Raw chocolate and coconut balls

I love a little bit of chocolate just as much as every other yogi. However, I am trying to keep my refined sugar intake as low as I can. Also, I often find that the regular corner shop chocolate bar sends me on a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows – not a pleasant ride. The beauty of these chocolate […]