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Posts tagged 'Yoga'

A gift of joy

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Portrait by Susannah Conway Sometimes, like now, life turns out to be a bit trickier than I expected. These are the times when I find myself blinking like a mole in the daylight. When I’m tired. And unsure what my own bright future holds. When my sure places are shaky. And my steady hands are […]

The value of going easy on yourself: now scientifically proven.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Over the past 18 months I’ve developed the curriculum for my 30 days of yoga course based on my personal experience and the feedback I’ve received from hundreds of participants. My questions were simple: – what gets in the way of us doing yoga? – what helps us overcome those barriers? In all your responses, […]

How the Christchurch Earthquake is opening hearts and raising consciousness all over New Zealand

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Guest post by Kara-Leah Grant, creator of The Yoga Lunchbox In conversations with friends and family up and down the country over the last two weeks, there’s a palpable feeling of change in the air. As owner of Dunedin Yoga Studio Emma Furness emailed to me yesterday: This awakening thing is getting closer – someone […]

Yoga for Difficult Times: Part I

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

As promised, I made a video today of a simple yoga practice for difficult time. Now, some of you might know of yoga only as those difficult looking bendy poses that people do on the cover of magazines like Yoga Journal. That is, indeed, yoga. But that’s not all there is to yoga. Yoga is […]

A gift. For you.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Free 30 minute very gentle (you can do it in a chair if you like) yoga class to help you get calm, centred and grounded these holidays

30 days of yoga for June is full

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

The 30 days of yoga course beginning on 12 June is now full. The next course will begin on 10 August (new moon) and registrations will open in July. If you’d like early notice and a chance to secure your place, then you can sign up to my back-stage access mailing list either here or […]

Shame-free Yoga Part 2: Can shame be a positive learning experience?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Following on from last weeks post about my ‘shaming’ experience with a new yoga teacher, I reflect on whether it might all have been a positive learning experience after all. Maybe the teacher knew exactly what he was doing?

Shame-free yoga: teaching yoga without triggering body shame

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Although yoga is a wonderful opportunity to find harmony between our body, mind and spirit, many of us experience body-shame as we approach yoga. What could yoga teachers be doing to reduce the presence of shame on the yoga mat?

I’ll have a collaboration sandwich, please

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

What can we do when fear creeps in, bringing a spirit of competition even to the world of yoga? I say: collaborate! Collaboration enables us all to do more, learn more and yes, even earn more.

What does yoga have to do with peacekeeping or Afghanistan?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

What does yoga have to do with my work as a human rights advocate or peace-builder?

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