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Keith combines his background in ayurveda, herbalism and yoga with over 30 years as a plant-based chef. Author of 'Cooking with Love' Keith is known for his highly engaging retreats, courses and workshops.

Keith’s Food Meditation

Every day we eat but sometimes we may not even taste or remember what we have eaten! My food meditation really helps you bring an awareness back into your eating habits. 1. Start by holding the apple in your hand feel the connection of the fruit with your […]

Diwali Special

Diwali is the festival of the legendary King Rama returning from the forest after an exile of 14 years, the culmination of the great epic story of the Ramayana. Here is one of my favourite stories. King Janaka was on the battlefield, he saw the great army ahead […]

Real Kitcheri That’s Not Kitsch

Kitcheri is a saucy lentil and rice dish, which is more like a medicine than a food. It is used in ayurveda to aid detoxing during panchakarma treatment. You can actually fast on kitcheri, which is great because it is so filling you don’t feel hungry. It is […]

The Art of Forgiveness – St Dennis (Dionysios) of Zante

We often find it hard to forgive, but the anger is just harming ourselves. Recently I found inspiration when we visited the town of Zakynthos, for a day out, and discovered the story of St Dennis of Zante. We visited the cathedral at one end of the seafront […]

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Yogic Eye Exercises: Sore Eyes

If life is becoming a bit of a blur, it might be time to give your eyes a bit of TLC with some yogic eye exercises. Like all yoga, eye exercises aren’t new, they have been used for thousands of years. But these days we are focused more […]

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Greek Turtle-ish Delight

After all the excitement of the wedding and speeches, see online at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/903610/Squires-Rani we the went to the beautiful Greek Island of Zante (Zakynthos) for our honeymoon. It was great to relax on the beach and do a bit of snorkeling. There were lots of fish round the rocks but […]

My Wedding

On Monday 2nd July 2012, Samia and myself had a delightful wedding at the Dru Centre in North Wales. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can see it all here. Bridesmaids Past and Present This is a picture of my grandmother’s bridesmaids in the 1930’s. A wedding is a great […]

How to Make a Swan, from an Apple!

Twenty minutes down the road from where I live, at Llanfairfechan (that’s Welsh for ‘The Little Church of St. Mary’) there are a pair of friendly wild swans who I’ve trained to eat out of my hand. They enjoy celebrity status in the area, and are always well fed and […]

Anna Yoga Comic Strip

Just wanted to illustrate the main concepts of Anna Yoga, the yoga of food a bit more, see Anna Yoga Blog. First and foremost the main ingredient ‘love’ can be added to the simplest of dishes. Even beans on toast can be prepared in a loving and awareful way! On […]

‘Anna Yoga’ The Yoga of Food

There is a whole branch of yoga called ‘Anna Yoga’ but it’s nothing to do with someone called Anna or Annie! Although my friend Annie’s does teach amazing  Dru Yoga in Manchester. Anna is a very beautiful Sanskrit word meaning nourishment. In Hinduism there is an actual Goddess […]

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Early Morning Yoga with Keith

Just a few minutes of yoga stretching really sets you up for the day. Join in with my early morning sequence for a really great start to your day! If you have more time try the Sun Salutations ‘greeting the sun’ . This is a sequence of yoga […]

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Deep Relaxation with Keith

Savasana is the yogic name for deep relaxation. In Sanskrit sava means corpse and asana is pose so savasana is the corpse pose. Sounds a bit gruesome but it is probably the most powerful postures in Yoga. The good news is you don’t have to be super fit or supple, you  just have […]

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Spice up your Mojo the Saucy Way

A recent trip to Lanzarote  provided the perfect setting to spice up my Mojo!  In the depth of winter Lanzarote is nice and warm, it enjoys an eternal spring – being on the same latitude as New Delhi! For hundreds of years the Canary Islands were a stopping off point to and from South […]

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Alternate Nostril Breath

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Time and Space

All of us would like to travel through time and space, to change our past. Perhaps work harder, have more fun, to take back something we may have said. From the age of 14 to about 21 I regularly worked at the family business, Squires Timber Ltd. I […]

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