How many times have you started the new year, fired up your to-do list, committed to a new health regime and then by easter all your enthusiasm is down the shoot? I’m so like that, but this year I’m determined to change. That means cranking up the volume on my daily practice, taking long walks … More What happens when dreams come true?
I’ll never forget the day my friend signed me up to Facebook. It was 2007. She assured me this would be fun and a way for us to stay connected when she left. Little did I know or did any of us what would happen. I think you know exactly what I mean. Fun isn’t … More Flirting with Instagram
When John and I first struck up a conversation after hearing about each other for years, we both had our heads down writing books. Not much has changed in the last 5 years. The subject matter is different but were both still at it. We are loving the daily routine of writing, yoga, more writing, … More What’s new in our corner
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I’m not one to talk I’ve never experienced shattering violence, rape or abuse so I could never stand in the shoes of a victim. But I am deeply horrified and affected by what the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed about the true nature of one of our most respected and revered Yoga institutions. Terms like cult leader, sexual deviant, pedophile, rapist and more are words I would have never expected to hear about a Guru whose practices have spawned a generation of devout and learned yogis. Like many; photos of Satyananda adorned my altar, Bihar school books lined my shelves and my own practices of mantra and yantra and my beliefs about the nature of the yogic experience were influenced by what I had read and practiced. Now it seems everything is up for grabs and long time devotees are shunning their names and questioning the very nature of their own experiences as yoga practitioners. Satyananda yoga is on trial and the verdict doesn’t look good. … More Has Yoga been stretching the Truth?
When someone decides they want to do a yoga teacher training it’s a little like being pregnant. They are incredibly excited about whats about to take birth. They look for a course they feel suits them best and once enrolled do all the necessary things to prepare themselves. Like taking extra classes, reading lots of books, buying all the gear and so on. Once on the course they go for it. Like child rearing there is no time to stop, there are requirements to be fulfilled, asanas to learn, philosophical concepts to be swallowed and all sorts of personal realisation to be had. Whether the course is 4 weeks, 6 weeks or 14 days its seems as if time has swallowed them whole and at the end in the final circle they feel just like that empty nester. Now what? … More From little things BIG things Grow
It’s frantic out there in the Yoga world. Just recently, while teaching a dedicated group in Zurich, one of the participants shared that there are more yoga teachers in Zurich than any other city in Europe. It seems everyone wants to do a teacher training to get to know more about yoga. I remember … More Who wants to be a Yogi?