The Friend Arrives

The Friend Arrives

It’s strange the way a poem arrives – I can never know when the writing muse will come, and then I need to remember or be awake enough to write some ideas down. On Christmas night this year I woke around 3am, some words started arriving, something about...
Half Moon to Child’s Pose Flow

Half Moon to Child’s Pose Flow

We’re gearing up for playing more with video – it’s a great medium for showing movement as opposed to a static photo of a posture. There is so much that may be explored in the transitions between postures, in how we flow, in how we move.

My First Yoga Video, a Sun Salutation

My First Yoga Video, a Sun Salutation

I was just hanging out at the studio with my friend and teacher Karla Brodie and we had time to play with shooting a quick movement video – just a couple of minutes. So exploring fluidity and the movement principle of Yielding within a Sun Salutation sequence,...
Morning Gratitude

Morning Gratitude

Awakening into warmth and quiet stillness
I wander through the soft dawn
Then rest within our loving presence

Yoga Education in Prisons

Yoga Education in Prisons

Read Helen Elscot’s Report on her experience of teaching yoga in prison  ‘Accepting life’s circumstances and making positive change’ We’re inspired by the work of  The Yoga Education in Prisons Trust, a registered charitable trust...
Your Shining Vulnerability

Your Shining Vulnerability

Last month I attended a wonderful seven day iRest Yoga Nidra retreat in Melbourne with Anne Douglas and Fuyuko Toyota. They are such wonderful teachers indeed – a beautiful experience. About half way through there was rich discussion on being vulnerable …

The Ayur Mantra

The Ayur Mantra

On a recent Yoga intensive with Donna Farhi, she taught us a beautiful chant, the Ayur Mantra. This is a mantra for health and nourishment. It can also be practiced with the ancient art of nyasa, a type of mudra practice, where the placing of the mantra on or around the body is said to be beneficial to the nourishment and protection of the psyche.

Each line from The Ayur Mantra maybe accompanied by a Mudra. Donna recently posted this video on YouTube – a great chant to learn …

Donna Farhi on Yoga Nidra

Donna Farhi on Yoga Nidra

From our Yoga teacher, Donna Farhi …”Recently I taught a weekend workshop on the practice of Yoga Nidra in Hobart, Tasmania. After reading the evaluations from the fifty people who attended, I was struck by how many of the participants commented on their...

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