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Creating an Island of Calm

What would it take for you to feel calm, secure and at ease in this very moment? In other words the feeling of just being yourself, just as you are. Perhaps these qualities are already present right now? If that is the case notice the sensations […]

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Nourish and Nurture Retreat

How often do you take time out for your self? It can seem hard to find the space and time to prioritise ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ but in my experience scheduling a couple of retreats per year has a profound personal impact. Such investment supports and invites […]

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Mermaid on the Rocks

Use this divine restorative pose to recover from your Summer holidays! That might sound like strange thing to say. I love all the adventuring, camping, hiking, sailing and frisbee on the beach we do with the kids throughout this season and feel deeply grateful for […]

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Heart to Belly Breath

Sam Loe Wellness Wednesdays

When you begin practicing Constructive Rest Position (CRP) you might find that you are so tired that you more or less fall asleep whilst listening to the audio guide from part 1. With practice and once sleep debt has been addressed, Constructive Rest is a good […]

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A poem for Restoration

All my yoga bolsters and blankets have been moved over to Fairfield House, a beautiful historic building here in Nelson that was restored bit by bit by the community over the last 20-30 years. It seems very appropriate therefore to teach Restorative Yoga at Fairfield and invite the […]

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Unfurling the Spine

The beautiful image of a fern uncoiling is my inspiration for this practice. This shape known as a Koru depicts new beginnings, birth and harmony in Maori Culture. Spinal rolls can offer this sentiment at the beginning of our day and activate a sense of new energy […]

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A Poem for Spring

This poem arrived after a beautiful spring walk with a friend of mine. Everything smelt fresh and shiny and new. We came upon a cow and her calf who had literally just arrived into this world and so the image stayed with me. I often read […]

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Home Practice

Even though the Yoga Tradition tells of a universal goal for freedom it also describes the journey as being personal with an individual way to get there. Unlike many religions there are no set rules or doctrines but more multiple suggestions for practices that will help reveal the nature […]

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