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Yoga is a way of life


I’m KT, a Yoga teacher based in the heart of Sevenoaks, Kent.

I teach Hatha Yoga. My classes centre around Vinyasa Flow, a dynamic practice that improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance. My classes are nurturing, yet challenging and focus strongly on alignment. I have a passion for music which guides us through the flow of movement and breath.

I offer individual, group and corporate classes, all of which aim to energise as well as help relax and unwind from daily pressures.

ABOUT ME

My journal

Golden Milk

I always make this comforting drink whenever I’m having an endo flare up. The anti-inflammatory ingredients can really help take the edge off the pain and it’s ... Read more

Plain & Garlic-Infused Ghee

You can buy ghee in the supermarket, but home made tastes so much better. I usually cook it in batches, a plain ghee and another infused with ... Read more

Turmeric and Endometriosis

Turmeric is a great spice to incorporate into your endometriosis diet as its active ingredient, curcumin, is anti-inflammatory. It’s been shown to reduce estradiol production and so MAY slow the progression of endometriosis. There’s also been some preliminary studies that show curcumin receding endometriotic cells in a dish!

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I’m really looking forward to our second live session with pelvic health physiotherapist Maria Elliott. We will be doing two back to back lives this evening, Thursday 1 April on Endometriosis.  6pm - Pelvic Floor Release
Maria will discuss how physiotherapy can treat endo. Maria works with the pelvis, spine and abdomen. She can evaluate the alignment, musculature, fascial systems and movement patterns in the pelvis and body for issues that activate pain and decrease quality of life. Physio can really help endometriosis patients, including creating a better pelvic floor.  6:30pm - Gentle Yoga 
I will be guiding a very gentle 30 minute flow and restore session where we will connect with our breath, create space in the body and gently stretch to release tension that maybe associated with endo. Please bring a bolster or two bed pillows and a blanket for a soothing session.  This series will run for another two Thursdays. If you have any particular questions please DM me or @the_mummy_mot  #endometriosisuk #endometriosis #endoawarenessmonth #endo #endowarrior #holistic #yoga #physiotherapy #pelvis #disease #healingjourney #endosister #endometiosissucks #pelvicpainsupport #pelvicpainrelief #onlineyoga #restorativeyoga
As Endometriosis Awareness Month draws to a close, I'd like to express my gratitude to everyone who has followed and read my posts. To those who don’t have endo, thank you for continuing to follow and to those with the disease, for connecting and sharing. I will continue to do everything I can to raise awareness and money for charity to find a cure so that our daughters and granddaughters don’t have to go through what we are.  I will still post on instagram about endo but less frequently to maintain a balance of yoga and other posts. However I will also be journaling on my website (link in bio). 
Take care endo warriors and supporters,  KTx 
#endoflareup #endometriosis #endothestigma #adenomyosisawareness #endo #endosister #endowarrior💛 #endowarriors #1in10 #adenomyosisawareness #endoawarenessmonth #healingjourney #findacure #thankyou #gratitude
Sometimes we forget the basics of health when it comes to managing our endometriosis. We take supplements and eat anti-inflammatory foods, but often forget to drink enough water.  Being properly hydrated helps our body to eliminate oestrogen and toxins. Water gives us more energy and it reduces those IBS issues we get with endo.  It’s recommended we drink half our body weight (in pounds) in ounces. For example, if you weigh 110 pounds you should drink at least 55 ounces of water. I certainly struggle to drink this amount, but definitely notice a difference when I do.  #endometriosis #drinkmorewater #endothestigma #endohealth #endoflareup #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endowarrior #endosister
I’m feeling much gratitude to the lovely endo warriors who joined my Yoga for Endo Workshop on Sunday. We raised £396 for @endometriosis.uk  It was incredibly moving to breathe and gently stretch as a community of endo warriors. I feel it’s important to connect and hold space to support each other as we journey through this debilitating disease. I’ve been very touched by all your kind words and so glad to hear how many of you benefitted from the class.  I will be running a second session on Sunday 25 April at 10:30 BST where we will continue to connect with our breath, lengthen and release tension in the body. To sign up visit the link in my bio.  Take care,  KTx  #yogaforendometrosis #yogaforendo #pelvicpain #1in10 #endothestigma🎗 #endometriosisuk🎗 #endometriosisawarenessmonth🎗 
#yogaathome #endoflareup #autonomicnervoussystem #healingjourney #restorativeyoga #endometriosis
With just a few days left for Endometriosis Awareness Month, it’s a good time to share our knowledge on how to cope with this chronic disease. Below are a few things I turn to when I have an endo/adenomyosis flare up. I’d love to hear what helps you, please share any recommendations.  • Two hot water bottles, one for the front and back (or ideally, one long one that can wrap around).  • Hot epsom salt bath, soak for at least 20 minutes.  • Golden Milk, helps reduce inflammation. Recipe in my grid and journal (link in bio).  • Restorative yoga, try supported child pose or legs up the wall.  • Breathe, focus on the exhale, try inhaling slowly for 2, exhaling for 4.  • Drink lots of water to flush the body and reduce stomach bloating.  • Rub magnesium oil into the painful areas, it can take the edge off.  • Rest, put your feet up. Try to sleep when pain allows you to.  • Curcumin, add to food with black pepper to reduce inflammation.  #endoflareup #autonomicnervoussystem #1in10 #endothestigma🎗 #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endometriosis #breathe #restorativeyoga #epsomsaltbath #magnesiumoil #adenomyosisawareness #hotwaterbottle #goldenmilk #heal #healings #curcumin #relax #rest #antiinflammatorydiet #drinkwater
This is the book mentioned in my instalive with pelvic health expert Maria Elliott @the_mummy_mot about treating endometriosis with physiotherapy. It’s a must read if you have endo and explains in detail some of the issues we discussed about pelvic physio to manage pain.  Beating Endo is written by gynecologist and endo specialist, Dr Iris Orbuch and physical therapist @amysteinpt. Together they advocate an anti-inflammatory lifestyle that incorporates physio, nutrition, yoga and mindfulness to systemically address the disease up to and following surgery.  These doctors acknowledge coexisting conditions along side endo such as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, gastrointestinal ailments, painful bladder syndrome and central nervous system sensitisation. Dealing with them in a whole-body approach rather than just prescribing hormones, painkillers and surgery. Video in my grid, IGTV and stories.  #physiotherapy #pelvicphysicaltherapy #pelvicpain #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endowarrior💛 #endosister #adenomyosisawareness #holistichealth #holistichealing #1in10women
To mark Endo Awareness Month, I’m excited to announce the Endometriosis LIVE series with myself and The Mummy MOT founder and pelvic health expert Maria Elliott. The series will run for four weeks each Thursday at noon beginning tomorrow, Thursday March 26.    Maria and I will discuss how physiotherapy can help endometriosis and pain management. The simple truth is, if you get referred to a physio after surgery for other parts of our body, such as our knee, hips, and shoulder, why not our pelvis?  I discovered Maria Elliott @meps_uk a year after being diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis and adenomyosis. After surgery to remove the disease I was expected to get back to a normal life, but continued to have debilitating pain. Eventually I discovered the benefits of pelvic physiotherapy and it became part of my pain management.  Some of the topics we’ll be covering include:  - How does physio help with pain and endometriosis?
- How important is physio after a laparoscopy?
- Can diet make a difference?
- Should you restrict your active activities if you suffer from endometriosis?
- Should you wait until you get a diagnosis before seeking a pelvic pain physio?  Please join us tomorrow at midday. Maria and I will also answer questions during the live.   #endometriosis #surgery #endo #endowarrior #holistic #yoga #physiotherapy #treatment #disease #pelvis #experts #instalive #endometriosisawareness🎗 #endosister #endowarrior💛 #endometriosissucks #pelvicpainrelief #pelvicpainsupport
Today was a reminder that no diet, drug or surgery can cure endometriosis. I had the worst flare up I’ve had in months. When I have these set backs it’s hard to think about food or drink, but something I find comforting is Golden Milk. It’s a quick and simple way to decrease inflammation.  I made a few improvements to the original recipe and it’s too good not to share.  Ingredients:
• 2 cups of coconut or almond milk (preferably home made but if bought, use one without guar gum*)
• 2 cm fresh ginger peeled and roughly chopped
• 2 cm fresh turmeric peeled and chopped
• 2-3 peppercorns or ground pepper
• Option to add 1 star anise or a sprinkle of cinnamon  Heat the milk with all the ingredients over a medium heat. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the milk has turned a warm yellow. Pour through a sieve into a mug and enjoy.  * I prefer coconut milk as it is sweeter, but if you do decide to use almond milk, I have found @rudehealth Ultimate Almond Milk to be a good choice as it uses just two ingredients - almonds and water!  #goldenmilk #goldenmilklatte #healingdrinks #endometriosisawarenessmonth🎗 #endometriosis #adenomyosisawareness #endosister #endowarrior💛 #antiinflammatorydiet #antiinflammatoryfoods
Coming to the mat for a regular yoga practice doesn’t always mean getting up at the crack of dawn for a dynamic flow.  More often than not I will sit, breathe, stretch out and pause. Some days you wake up raring to go, but when you arrive all you want is a restorative pose and to be held by the support beneath. That’s ok, that’s yoga.  For me this is where the magic happens and my body can soften and heal. So if you fancy a little you time to tune in and nurture your body, either restoratively or with a gentle flow, I will be on the mat this week at the following times:  - Thursday: 8-9pm Flow & Restore (helps sleep)
- Friday & Saturday: 9:30-10:30am Gentle Vinyasa 
- Sunday: 10:30-12noon Yoga Workshop for Endo
*Recordings provided if you can’t make the class  This Sunday, 28 March at 10:30am I will be guiding an online yoga workshop for Endometriosis to raise money for the charity Endometriossis UK, link to book all classes in bio.  #endometriosissupport #endowarrior💛 #endosister #1in10women #adenomyosiswarrior #endometriosisawarenessmonth🎗 #restorativeyoga #onlineyoga #childspose #healing #calm #pelvicpain #nurture #yogaforendometriosis #goteamendo #cometothemat #yogaeverydamday #breathe #endometriosisawarenessmonth2021 #restorativepractices
I’m KT and I’m a sugarholic (if that wasn’t a word, it is now!). Sugar has been the hardest food to cut out of my diet, but is something I’d recommend trying if you have endometriosis. This isn’t just reducing sugar for a few weeks, it’s a change of lifestyle. For me, the reduction in pain far outweighs missing out on any sugar rush!  “Eating a diet high in sugar will worsen your symptoms and most likely contributes to the disease process”. Dr Cook, Endometriosis specialist.  I’ve never been a dieter, I use to have two sugars in my tea and ate chocolate, morning, noon and evening. So eliminating it as part of an anti-inflammatory diet was like coming down from a drug addiction! How do you stop? There’s no trick to it, just stop eating sugar. Hard as it is, try to ignore the cravings and look past the treats in the supermarket and on desert menus. Luckily, there are delicious alternatives like honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. But before you swap to these unrefined sugars you need to go cold turkey for one to two months to rid your body of sugar and reduce inflammation. This includes all carbohydrates and processed foods. Did you know your body converts carbohydrates in to sugar?  There are endo diets to help you do this safely. From personal experience, I recommend Dr Cook’s book “Endometriosis, Get Your Life Back”, which has easy to follow diet plans. If you have any specific dietary needs seek medical advice first.  The good news is, after a few months you can reintroduce natural unrefined sugars as well as gluten free carbohydrates. I’ve shared some of my favourite unrefined sugar treats in my journal, link in bio.  #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endowarriors #endosister #antiinflammatorydiet #antiinflammatoryfoods #sugar 
#sugarfreediet

“Inhale the future. Exhale the past.”

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“Your body can do it.  It’s your mind you need to convince.”

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