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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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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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Map of Being: Our Beliefs

This post continues on the journey of the Koshas as I explore Vijnanamaya. This sheath takes us further into the subtleties of the mind. Manomaya, the previous sheath, is the gross and tangible mind that is fed through the senses. Vijnanamaya is even more intangible. […]

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