Nest for Rest

Women gathered, rested and connected as I guided a sequence based on the nest painting I made and this beautiful poem by Mary Oliver. It was such a potent gathering and felt like we were laying down the foundations for a year of tuning into […]

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Create a Clearing

I’ve been taking a pause from teaching Yoga and everything that goes with it like emails, facebook, marketing and planning classes and events. It’s been a much-needed time to turn towards myself and listen inwardly without having to hold space for others. So many gifts […]

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A Poem for when you’re On Edge

Do you know that feeling when you’re overwhelmed, juggling too many things and feeling on edge? When you’ve forgotten about all the tools that help you feel connected and at ease? Even after nearly 20 years of practicing Yoga I still have moments where I […]

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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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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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Resting your Asana

I see Restorative Yoga as a vital component of my practice and teaching. It is easy to find classes all around the world that teach the more active ‘asana’ or yoga postures but I see and sense the increasing desire of so many people to […]

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Praying and Meditating

So in a split second I went from a sunfilled autumn day playing in the woods with my kids and their friends to a nightmare that walked me along the edge of life and death; a freak moment that pulled my eldest son out of […]

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More Wild Geese

After a frustrating family reunion that highlighted all sorts of complex relationship issues I found myself writing this poem. I’m totally appropriating Mary Oliver as you can see by reading the original poem in my earlier blog.  How can we respond in times of conflict when […]

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Map of Being: Joy!

Familiarising ourselves with all of our beautiful Koshic layers we can move beyond our conditioning. We can view the comings and goings of the positive and negative emotions, thoughts and beliefs by also connecting with the realm of unconditional joy and bliss that lies in […]

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