Gemma Clarke

Gemma Clarke

Gemma is a qualified Yoga and Mindfulness teacher with many years of experience teaching Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga. She has studied Buddhism and is qualified to teach Yoga Nidra.

Difference between meditation and solitude

If you’re new to meditation, you may envision a remote setting with a meditation practitioner sitting alone atop a hill. Unfortunately, this misconception is what puts many first-time meditators off, especially those who thrive in the company of others. While…

Is Yoga a hobby? Facts explained.

Can I have yoga as a hobby?

There is a lot of confusion around what yoga actually is and how you should incorporate it into your life. As a yoga teacher, new participants often ask me whether attending class once a week is enough or if they…

Can you do yoga without meditation?

Power yoga practice on the banks of the river

You don’t have to be an advanced yogi to know that yoga and meditation are interlinked, complementing each other perfectly. So why do many modern-day yoga classes focus solely on asana (yoga poses) with little time for introspection? Can you…

Is It Possible to Fail Yoga Teacher Training?

Yoga student is adjusting asana during the practical YTT exam

Yoga teacher training courses are often glamorized as long retreats and marketed as a way to go deeper in your practice. While completing a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) does come with a certification to instruct classes, learning to teach is…

Can Yoga Nidra replace sleep?

Yoga Nidra practice to improve sleep

Yoga Nidra has many scientifically proven benefits relating to sleep. For example, it can improve the quality and help you drift off at night much faster. Many practitioners also claim they feel more well-rested after a Yoga Nidra session than…