Nurture Yourself

Nurture yourself with Yoga

April 2022

Invest your energy where it’s worth it 

I just returned from a mini family holiday, celebrating my 40th birthday! I must say at first I felt unsure how this ‘big’ change will make me feel, but now I’m proud of getting into my forties feeling healthy and stronger than I’ve ever felt before. Those little milestones can be a good time to make a promise to yourself, to release things that no longer serve and acknowledge what it is that makes us feel truly grounded, connected and happy. Making sure we dedicate our energy and precious time to doing more of that. If YOGA helps with reaching this clarity to recognise what is truly important in our life, it is worth investing in a regular practice. It comes with challenges for sure, but commitment pays off.

And as the energy is shifting from the fiery Aries season to more grounded Taurus it’s the perfect time to ground ourselves with nature and the beautiful outdoors. 

Goddess series 

In the coming newsletters I will be introducing my favourite goddesses giving you the essence of their power and beauty that you can reach towards and embrace whenever you need these specific qualities. When we feel like our inner light is dimming, the life needs more spark and direction, we can turn to these Goddesses, that live inside us and ask for inner guidance and divine shine. To illuminate the path.

Starting with the supreme Goddess. 


Durga is the great goddess with thousand names – the embodiment of female energy, Shakti. Earthy mother, fierce but wise, graceful and just. Durga comes to those who need help in crisis. 

Durga is probably one of the most popular Goddesses, we can invoke her name to give us the inner strength to fight our demons, to stay pure in our actions and thoughts. She’s a world protector. Fierce and loving mother. Riding her tiger with 8 arms holding various weapons, plus a lotus symbolising fertility and a rosary symbolising prayer. She invites us to turn to her in crisis, and promises to move mountains to rescue us from every form of evil – including the evil we ourselves create!*

I call upon Durga when I need the wisdom and clarity, strength and purity of my thoughts.

Here’s a beautiful mantra you can repeat when calling upon Durga Ma. Om Dum Durgaye Namaha

And you can find a DURGA practice out

*inspired by awakening Shakti by Sally Kemton and The book of Devi by Bulbul Sharma 

The first abroad retreat in over 2 years is getting closer. It’s going to be epic, I’m so excited hope you can join me I still have last rooms available. May 14-19th in the stunning Tuscan villa, with guaranteed sunshine and delicious home grown food. A perfect way to rest in nature, taking time to go in, away from the everyday busyness. The farmhouse is nested away from the city, surrounded by rolling fields and located on an extinct volcano that was sacred to the local people. With a medieval town of Monteriggioni nearby and local springs, there’s plenty  to do on top of practising yoga in a beautifully decorated and fully equipped shala. This 6 day retreat will be a perfect opportunity to reconnect to nature and to deepen your yoga practice.

Here’s what’s included:
Yoga twice per day – dynamic morning vinyasa structured around the elements of EARTH, WATER, FIRE and AIR
Soothing evening Yin and Soundscapes (with Alchemy Crystal Singing bowls) allowing you to unwind and enter states of deep relaxation and restoration. Seasonal homemade and homegrown delicious food. Bonfire and star gazing night. With my friend Lisa Hood offering CACAO + tarot reading!
foraging and making own oils. Option to organise a trip to local springs, free time or wine tasting in nearby town. We can even organise extra horse riding! And the sunshine will be guaranteed. 🙂 Picture warm evenings gathering together around the table to enjoy food and conversations with fellow yogis, allowing the body and mind to fully appreciate the time away.
I still have a few rooms available starting for £800 pp – you can get in touch to get more information and check it here

Here’s an example day plan, each day will include two asana practices (one on arrival and departure days) dynamic yang mornings and soothing yin evenings. Plus lots of time to relax and unwind in nature.  

8-9.30am Morning practice (WATER flow – fluid dynamic practice with hip opening focus)
10am Brunch 
Free time – option for massages, tarot with Lisa, hikes etc. 
5-6.30pm Yin + Sound 
6.30pm Dinner
8pm bonfire night Cacao setting intentions / star gazing 

Nurture yourself
Kasia x

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