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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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Origami Head Support

I know that a simple folded blanket or towel will do for a bit of head elevation but this is the First Class treatment that we all deserve, and if we’re going to lie down we may as well do it properly. Whenever I lie down for […]

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Hibernation Relaxation

Be inspired to rest deeply by watching this little video that I made with my brother in the UK on a wintery afternoon; an organic process trying to describe visually what Restorative Yoga feels like. Living in the South Island of New Zealand I don’t […]

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Slowing your Sun Salutes

Some of my students have been expressing an interest in doing more practice at home especially learning the Sun Salutes. Home practice requires discipline and a regular space and time that is undisturbed. The style and approach of the salutes we practice in class invites a […]

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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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