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Mindful Self-Compassion, a course review

Mindful Self-Compassion, a course review

From August to October, over eight 3-hour sessions, every Wednesday evening, including a day retreat, I attended a course on Mindful Self-Compassion, led by Mara Elwood.

This is a review of the course. And let me say right up front that I absolutely loved the course – all the material and the skilled, compassionate facilitation from Mara too.

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Stepping Over

Stepping Over

This poem speaks to the unknown pathways which at times in my life I must take. Anxiety often arises as I face the hidden journeys ahead - sometimes when I step into a teaching space, in my relationships, parenting, and also in my life as I come to certain thresholds....

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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 friendship and...

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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 providing yoga and meditation...

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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 …

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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 desire to...

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