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Santosa - Contentment

Santosa – Contentment

In stark contrast with things like ‘Black Friday’ and the consumerism surrounding Christmas, Yoga teaches us the exact opposite – the cultivation of contentment. Yamas The first two out of the eight limbs of Yoga cover some moral and ethical codes. The first limb – called Yama – describes ways as to how to relate… Read more »

Christmas Get-Together

Let’s celebrate! Saturday 27th November 1pm Please bring a plate, something to drink, as well as good cheer! And if you wish, family & friends, too. RSVP Looking forward to seeing you all. The North Sydney Yoga Team

Pranayama Tuesday Morning 21 September

“The greatest struggle of the practice is getting out of bed! But when you finish your practice, you are rewarded with the energy and calm to help you flourish in your day. Thank you so much for guiding me on this journey” …. Anna-Louise   Dear students, Tuesday 21 September is a ‘Moonday’. The usual Mysore class… Read more »

navigating rough waters

Navigating Rough Waters by Jack Kornfield

Every morning when the Dalai Lama wakes up, he begins his morning practices with a prayer from Shantideva: “May I be a guard for those who need protection; a guide for those on the path; a boat, a raft, a bridge for those to cross the flood; may I be a lamp in the darkness;… Read more »

Sunday Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea on Sunday

Let’s have a cup of tea together, a morsel, and a chat – online of course. How is everybody going? You might like to share a little lockdown Yoga story, read a poem, tell a joke, share a recipe or simply listen to, and see everyone. No Yoga tights allowed – pretend you are going… Read more »

Unexpected Joys of Teaching Yoga Online

The Unexpected Joys of Teaching Yoga Online

Reflections During Lockdown As much as one feels detached from the students when teaching Yoga online, there are certainly hilarious, uplifting and sometimes heartwarming moments to experience, when watching everyone practice. One morning when K started her first sun-salutation, her newly acquired puppy Ella, found observing K moving around the floor at dog-height, was most… Read more »

Yoga during a COVID lockdown

We all know that Yoga is good for us. But in what way can Yoga be beneficial during the times of COVID, especially during a lockdown? Keep moving What comes to mind immediately is that an asana practice (postures) will keep our physical body mobile and strong. This is important when we stay at home… Read more »

The Benefits of Chanting

Thousands of years ago during the time of the Vedas, before the written word, knowledge was passed down orally. The Vedic sacred texts had to be recited precisely to ensure that the meaning of the ancient wisdom would be conveyed correctly. The chanting of the Yoga Sutras – concise aphorisms containing everything you need to… Read more »

Pride of Workmanship Award

Pride of Workmanship Award I was chuffed to receive the Pride of Workmanship Award from the Rotary Club. Allen, a longstanding student nominated me for the award. Donna and I were invited for a very special dinner at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Club. Allen held a speech about North Sydney Yoga and my work. I was… Read more »