Posts in Wisdom

Little Pearls of Wisdom

I don’t know about you, but I consistently have at least one A4 sheet in my bag, written on it a big list of things to do. One day I was complaining to my sister about it, and she dropped a very simple, but very effective – even yogic – line, “you can only do… Read more »

Student Profile – Gareth

An extraordinary story of recovery from a nearly fatal accident Gareth joined one of my beginner courses some years ago, made good progress, and soon became a regular in our Mysore morning program. He then stopped attending, which I put down to him maybe having moved or similar, as our students’ life circumstances often change…. Read more »

Winter YOGA Challenge 2019

A Yoga Challenge is a great way to get you through winter, reignite and consolidate your practice. This challenge is for everyone willing to try. It is designed to inspire you to bring more yoga into your life with the support of the entire studio community. Make it your intention to lead a healthy lifestyle. Increase your… Read more »

Introducing the Enviro Hero

In our endeavour to build awareness of our planet and it’s now fragile eco-system – also for us to have some fun, we are introducing the monthly  ‘Enviro Hero’. Every time you come to class on foot, or by public transport, bicycle, or magically ‘beaming’ yourself over, give yourself a pat on the back! Then mark your visit on… Read more »

Laughing and Crying with Yoga

One of the students I teach is smiling constantly throughout her practice. She seems to very much enjoy moving her body, loves a challenge, and simply laughs when she is not succeeding in something. She responds to that which she feels challenged by, with either a kind of ‘dance’ around her mat, or when seated,… Read more »

Relax with Yoga

Being able to relax is meant to be the natural state of any human being. Unfortunately in our often very full lives, we can’t readily fall back into this natural state when needed; for some, even the cue ‘relax’, causes more tension than relief. The inability to ‘relax’ You may have experienced that after a… Read more »

Authenticity in Yoga

How do we know if what we are learning is authentic Yoga? It depends on our definition of ‘authentic’. After many years of continuous & consistent practice, for me, authentic Yoga involves all three components; asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation, based on a traditional approach. One aims to practice Yoga for the purpose… Read more »

Do I have enough time for Yoga?

Yes, of course you do! ‘Time is passing so quickly!’, is a remark made frequently. Our life often appears to be very busy, and to add a yoga practice to the daily schedule can seem almost impossible. That our days are taken up by a myriad of commitments is a reality for many of us,… Read more »

Can yoga help you lose weight?

A big part of achieving body positivity and improving mental wellbeing is being at a weight you are comfortable with. If you are looking to shed a few kilograms and reach your fitness goals, you may be wondering whether the activities and exercises you enjoy are actually enough to make this happen. For yoga lovers,… Read more »

From Denial to Truthfulness through Yoga

When I first arrived in Sydney I attended a course in the beautiful Japanese healing art, Shiatsu. One of the many insightful teachings I have brought with me from this course was what one of the teachers repeatedly stressed: ‘when you lay your hands on a body, you will always get a true reflection of… Read more »