my class with cat alip-douglas

my class with cat alip-douglas

london’s lotus Where are you going?  This is a question I find myself asking whenever I am sitting on the number 23, 52 or 70 bus heading in the direction of Kensal Road.  The answer is straightforward: I’m going to Jivamukti Yoga London.  The journey is a fairly long one, so the question that immediately … Read more

jivamukti yoga london

jivamukti yoga london

The journey of Jivamukti Yoga London has been long and fruitful. Since Manizeh Rimer opened the centre in 2005, it has acquired quite a following and has achieved the considerable feat of remaining a viable business in London for seven years. For the last two and half years, Phil Alip-Douglas has run Jivamukti Yoga London … Read more

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding is a family drama that quickly departs from the upper middle class echelons and reality of Manhattan to run pell-mell into the unconventional and completely surreal chaos of countercultural Woodstock. The familiar trope of the unhappily married woman with kids who chooses to take a walk on the wild side when … Read more

vantra

vantra

Walking through the doors of Vantra is a seamless step from the concrete jungle of London into a real tropical paradise. Take a seat at one of the bamboo benches, let the funky music soothe your tired city soul and prepare for the onslaught to your senses that is the Vantra buffet! The Vantra approach … Read more

bali spirit festival’s quest for peace

bali spirit festival's quest for peace

The verdict seems to be unanimous- there’s just something about Bali. The Spirit Festival concluded having once again confirmed its status as one of the leading events of its kind in Asia. Each year, thousands of festivalgoers from all over the world flock to Bali to attend vibrant performances from a host of celebrated musicians … Read more

Bali Spirit Music Festival 2012

Bali Spirit Music Festival 2012

‘Only Love Can Set You Free’- Music with a Message The BaliSpirit Festival star is rising. With over 100 masters of yoga, dance and music coming together for a record number of 6,000 guests in 2011, there is no question that the movement is gathering momentum. And no wonder: this year the Festival is proud … Read more

sitting down with meghan pappenheim

sitting down with meghan pappenheim

The BaliSpirit ethos is one of harmony. Co-founder Meghan Pappenheim has an ardent passion for all things yoga, dance, music and the group’s successful Festival (this year March 28-April 1) is a joyful celebration of these art forms and much more besides. She also believes in the event’s capacity to awaken awareness and to inspire … Read more