Coming Home


This phrase encapsulates a rainbow of sentiment and invokes a flood of emotions. It signifies far more than a physical return to a place.

It’s about the earth’s embrace, stepping into the forest to feel the soil, a reminder of the very essence that fuels my existence. It’s floating in the ocean’s embrace, reminded that I’m 70% water. It can mean stepping through the doorways of the Rishikesh shala where I’ve shared countless classes, tears, chants, births, deaths, love, loss, life changes, dance parties, hugs, connections. 

It’s the feeling of landing in Bali, my second home where the threads of my life are interwoven for nearly 12 years. Or the sensation of sitting down on my Namaste meditation cushion to witness the flurry of thoughts pulling me this way and that. Or the ritual of unrolling my mat to visit the sanctuary of this body, the home that cradles my hopes, desires, dreams, grief, wounds, and joy.

The coming home in the warmth of my cats’ hugs. The familiarity of their breath against my neck, their hearts synchronizing with mine and the boundless love that defines our home.

Coming home.

Home has so many meanings. It carries a sense of belonging and attunement. Coming home holds a cascade of emotions within it’s wallless walls, a multidimensional flood of experiences. It is ultimately a sanctuary for the heart, and for the whole being.

Coming home.

I do a lot of coming and going, and my quest is for the sense of coming home to every place that I arrive. It’s a process of making the world my home and my home the world.

However, when I land in Bucks, into my home and into this shared community, every time feels as if the world makes sense, the exhale is a bit fuller.

Yours in yoga and at home



Yoga By Candlelight News

Life often feels heavy and time seems persistently fleeting. There seems to be no ‘stop’ button as we race through each day to work through our overpopulated to-do lists. Some of us might even be seasoned at hiding the reality in us from the world: like a graceful water birds, gliding serenely on the surface but in fact frantically paddling below to stay afloat. What we really need most in these periods of overload is space to rest and release the tensions on our burdened bodies.

We must always craft time and opportunities to balance, restore and tap into new sources of energy, otherwise burnout might catch us out.

So join me on this journey where we’ll create a cosy space for gentle breath-work, chanting with love, yoga nidra (dynamic sleep whilst remaining awake) and the healing sounds of the Gong.

Friday, 29th September @ 7.30 – 9pm 
Investment £15pp
Booking essential
Send an email to Namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk or text 07786 332 695 


15 to 22 September SOLD OUT

On the Greek island of Ikaria life is sweet – unbridled beauty, unspoiled beaches, and unrivalled mountain landscapes.  2024 dates are already live on the website!


21 to 28 October SOLD OUT

Every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to self. There is no place to hide and we are found!

Are you ready for transformation? Marrakesh and Sahara desert, calls you! Missed 2023, please check 2024 details on website.

Yoga by Candlelight Granola


  • 2 1⁄2 cups rolled oats 
  • 1⁄4 cup almonds, chopped 
  • 1⁄3 cup walnuts, chopped 
  • 1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2  tablespoons cashews chopped 
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut shredded (optional) 
  • 1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds (optional) 
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds ground (optional) 
  • 1⁄4 cup canola oil (I buy it from Amazon)
  • 1⁄3 cup maple syrup 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 teaspoon cinnamon

1⁄3 cup raisins (or your favourite mix of dried fruit)


        1. Prehart oven to 325.
        2. Mix oats, nuts and seeds in a large bowl.
        3. Add salt and cinnamon.
        4. In a measuring cup, wisk together canola oil and syrup.
        5. Add to oat mixture and stir to combine.
        6. Spread out on baking sheet lined with parchment (or lightly greased).
        7. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning (every 5 minutes or so).

    If you make it, let me know!

Goodbye August from Yoga by Candlelight

Until we meet again.

Yours in yoga
Alexandra Alves

We are here to help
Each other
We are here to heal
We are here to evolve and grow
We are here to hold
Space, Grace, Light
Sacred knowledge and practices passed down from
Our grandmothers, and their grandmothers, and their grandmothers’ grandmothers
As we walk this Sacred journey home, in pure, divine loving light.