The Heart Moving

Scratch your left ear with your right foot by all meansBut show me how your heart movesStand on your head til the cows come homeOr show me a thousand different points of viewFlip flop and drop backAnother 108 sun salutes just like that,But I’d rather know if you...

How babies learn to move

Two wonderful videos, created by Feldenkrais teachers, showing how babies learn to move. These patterns of movement are foundations for how we move as adults. Great to explore these in a yoga and dance practice.  ...

Donna Farhi on video

Wonderful to see Donna practice … inspiring to see the fluid movement, the integrity of the movement, the breath and stillness … all present in the practice. Enjoy and be inspired! Lovely music too.  ...
All About Yoga Mats

All About Yoga Mats

I recently bought ten new mats for my classes here on Waiheke and did what practically every other yoga studio and school does which was buy pvc based mats … they are relatively cheap and last a while, quite sticky and not hard to clean. I noticed a rather...

The Blessings of John O’Donohue

Over the last few months I have very much been enjoying the writings and poetry of John O’Donohue. A writer of unique power to me (and many others), John captured a great sense of wonder of the natural world and a deep wisdom and kindness born from a life of...
Lemon Tart Recipe

Lemon Tart Recipe

This Lemon Tart Recipe comes from Waiheke Island, where we live. There’s a fabulous delicatessen here called Island Thyme – brilliant food and award winning coffee. A while ago, the NZ Herald weekend paper featured Island Thyme and part of the feature was...

Chocolate Brownies (and gluten free too)

This recipe comes from my teacher Donna Farhi’s cook book notes, one that she uses to help the cooks on her retreats and trainings. It’s fabulous, never fails and very delicious. I borrowed it when we visited her a few years ago and have used it ever...

Mandarin and Almond Cake

I had been trying to find a simple recipe for this cake for a while and then this one appeared in a Sunday Star Times magazine, courtesy of Donna Hay. I love the idea of using the whole mandarin. I’m pretty certain you could use three large whole oranges instead...

Live The Questions Now, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heartand try to love the questions themselves …Don’t search for the answers,which could not be given to you now,because you would not be able to live them.And the point is, to live everything.Live the questions...

For A New Beginning, by John O’Donohue

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,And out you stepped onto new ground,Your eyes young again with energy and dream,A path of plenitude opening before you. Though your destination is not yet clearYou can trust the promise of this opening;Unfurl yourself into...

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