Politics, Opinions and Yoga Kindness

Politics, Opinions and Yoga Kindness

I need to write about kindness. I’m the type of individual that often needs to be reminded to be kind. Some people that I know are hard-wired for kindness in any situation. My dear housemate, Heather, comes to mind, as well as our friend Kerry. Unflappably kind....
Showers and More Showers: Rainy Day Yoga

Showers and More Showers: Rainy Day Yoga

To help deal with the current wet weather pattern, I’ve decided to re-purpose an earlier post called’Rainy Day Practice’. Do poses from this sequence to help alleviate that pesky condition called S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). The program...
Chasing a Warmer Clime: A Travelling Yogi

Chasing a Warmer Clime: A Travelling Yogi

This yogi travels to America Everyone seems to understand this important bit of information except me: I am an American. Yes, it is true. I was born in the USA seventy-two and a half years ago. But because I’ve lived in Australia for 41 years and have my Aussie...
Yoga Poses Can Be Friends or Foes

Yoga Poses Can Be Friends or Foes

In September this year, I will be presenting a workshop called ‘Befriending Backbends’ at the wonderful Ekam Festival. Backbends are the family of poses that people often feel passionate about in a kind of love-hate way. It makes sense to me to present a...
The Experience of Grief and Yoga

The Experience of Grief and Yoga

  Recently, I taught a daylong workshop that I titled ‘Yoga Therapy in a Palliative Care Setting’. It was a beautiful day attended by 11 yoga therapy trainees, learning about end of life.   These participants were willing to be in touch with their feelings...
Singing and Yoga are for Everyone

Singing and Yoga are for Everyone

I don’t think of myself as a singer. I don’t sing in the shower. And, I don’t remember lyrics. For sure, I don’t remember which band recorded what album. However, now that I am taking private singing lessons, I have to modify these statements....
Yoga Therapy and Death and Dying

Yoga Therapy and Death and Dying

I wonder how many of you readers will want to open this post on the topic of death and dying. No one will blame you if you don’t. We do live in a death phobic culture. We are acculturated to not think about death and dying. So, you can be forgiven for not...
Mindfulness Meditation = Head Space

Mindfulness Meditation = Head Space

I would like to say that I am an everyday meditator. That over the years I’ve been able to sit for longer and longer periods of time. And that, because of my meditating acumen, I am a better, nicer and more together person. But no. I’m still totally human,...
Yoga and Being a Healing Presence

Yoga and Being a Healing Presence

I don’t pretend to be enlightened in any shape or form. The fact that I am a yoga teacher doesn’t mean I am immune to frailties and suffering. In fact, I may be more sensitive to them. I end up paying attention to things somebody...