Hey there…it’s been a while So far this year has been big, I moved into a new home, was offered a publishing deal for my book on Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda and officially entered menopause. Having a place to hang my hat has been monumental. I can’t … More The Yoga of Writing
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’m not quite sure what’s happened to yoga right now but its freaking me out! I just finished reading an article on how TY KU Sake is introducing its new brand of wonderful to the yoga world. That’s right folks apparently yogis need sake! It’s better for you than wine and lord knows we need … More Drink me, I’ll make you happy!
When I met my partner John Weddepohl, I felt I was at the peak of my understanding of yoga and yoga practice. I had read every book out there on the philosophy of tantra, studied the science of mantra and yantra and had a deeply entrenched physical practice, which included an understanding of Ayurveda and … More Why take that next step?
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
I did, today while lying wide eyed in relaxation after my practice. Here in Bali its Nyepi, the Balinese New Year and after a raucous night of drumming and banging away the evil spirits, the day has bloomed into a garden of tranquility. There isn’t one car or motorbike on the streets, nor a plane … More Have You Ever heard the Sky Talk?
I’ve never really understood frogs until one came to live in our toilet last month. It all happened quite suddenly. One minute the toilet bowl was empty and the next a frog was squeamishly clinging to the edge as I flushed. Even though I cringed at the site of his little legs kicking against the … More The Nature of Frogs and Cheesemaking
I am so enjoying sharing the deeper aspects of Yoga online right now and am blogging for a variety of online Magazines. This month I have written for MindBodyGreen, The Global Yogi and Yogini’t and am super busy putting things in place for our upcoming Byron Yoga Teacher Training, October 15-30, 2012. Why not jump into your own sacred … More Understanding the Mysterious SELF
A few days ago a few local teachers and I were talking about the Business of Yoga or should I say the Busyness of the Yoga BIZ. On comparing notes we discovered we spent more time on the computer, working out marketing strategies or coming up with clever ways to get people to our classes … More The Busyness of the Yoga BIZ
We all have something we want to change. It could be our clothes, our car, the weather or even our partner. So often in daily life what seems great one minute is disappointing the next. And it’s hard not to feel that what would really give us lasting contentment is just out of reach. In … More Pure Ganesha