“After 50 years I’m bored with the physical aspect of yoga” A friend and fellow teacher shared this with me today. How many of us are starting to feel like this? Like no matter how many new interesting poses or practices are presented we’ve had enough. This is what happens when yoga is a commodity, … More Whatever you offer me, I am there.
I never thought of it as abuse, but after the shocking stories that have emerged out of the #metoo movement from Hollywood to Yoga Shalas I’ve started to question. As a little girl I never focussed on my gender. I played cars, pretend wedding and climbed trees. I wasn’t thrilled when I developed, but I … More Yoga and the coalition of abuse
by John Weddepohl Could ignoring our true selves be costing us the future? The creation we find ourselves in is always absolutely peaceful. Never in conflict, not a day goes by in the creation that is not absolutely perfect. So why do we human beings still keep struggling, getting conflicted? As our forebears have come … More Self – Man’s Best friend, Creations Best Kept Secret.
In the 90’s I attended a 9-month intuitive counseling training. I was in my late 20’s and very new to anything to do with therapy or self-reflection. I took to the whole thing like a duck to water utilizing my sensitive and intuitive nature to nurture and support others. These days everybody is some sort … More The value of what you offer
First impressions are everything when you’re just starting out as a yoga teacher. When I met my first teacher, Louisa Sear we were both at a creative dance class. I couldn’t help notice her back bending effortlessly to the pumping music. A few days later we met on the street. Her laugh was contagious. She … More It Happens at Hello
It’s a dog eat dog world out there when it comes to choosing your yoga teacher training. I was lucky. When I started studying to be a teacher there was no such thing. There was just me and my mentor. Lots of days spent watching, taking notes, carrying blocks and handing out straps. I learned … More The 4 things I wish I’d known before taking my yoga teacher training
Over the holidays I revisited this piece of writing which captures my yoga studies in the early 90’s and realized it was a seminal turning point in my life as a yoga practitioner and something I wanted to share with you on the blog. It’s what inspired me to teach and later to teach teachers. … More The Road to Becoming
The first time I stepped on a yoga mat I had no idea where it would take me. I just thought it’s time to do this. At first, yoga happened in fits and starts. My chiropractor had been urging me to take yoga more seriously, but at that time as a dancer with daily classes, … More My life is Yoga
Yesterday we went for a drive to get some supplies in a nearby town. Not wanting to use google maps we decided to try and find our way via the scenic route. A series of turns brought us to a road which snaked along a wide river bank. This is great we thought, just us, … More When the heart is your compass
When I first met Eve Grzybowski, I was in my 20’s. Like a young colt fresh out of the stable, I was busy finding my yoga legs. Meeting her grounded me and set me on the path of teaching. It’s amazing how a simple encounter can change one’s life forever. Before meeting Eve I was … More Life lessons learned from one of my first yoga teachers