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Eve Grzybowski

I've been teaching yoga since 1980.  A lot of my identity is tied up with being a yoga teacher.  What does that mean?  What should that mean? On this site I explore my personal journey and provide commentary on the state of yoga in the twenty-first century. I invite you to have a look and see what may be here for you.

 
Photo by: Julie Slavin Photography, Old Bar

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I've been adding meditations, short instructional video and an ever-growing selection of complete yoga classes.  Click on any of these below videos to view them directly.  Or click on the button below to explore the entire channel.

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I’m Old and Grateful for Yoga!

Quote about positive ageing by ingrid bergman

We human beings have a myriad of ways to identify ourselves. For my part,  I am a mother. I am a sister. I am 160 cm. tall. I have two artificial hips. I have been practising yoga for 51 years. And so on. 

Sadly, it is less common that even the people who are clearly old will identify themselves as old. Why is that? What are they waiting for? As a concession, someone might admit, yes, I'm getting older, as though landing on being old is always a little bit in the future.

I haven't waited, though. It seemed at first that this admission would be a mountain to get over. In reality, it turned out to be a mere molehill. I say I am old, and often people disagree. That's fine. I know what I am.

The problem seems to be that there really aren't exact criteria for declaring agedness. It's more like symptoms just piling up that push one over the hill. The most obvious of these being wrinkles, as well as hair loss and/or hair growing in the wrong places. There's old-age spread or shrinking; both can happen at the same time. And there's the 'old lumbago'. Loss of balance, strength, hearing, vision, taste. And disease (which happens at any age, of course).

As a young and more naive version of Eve, I fully believed yoga was going to be my insurance policy against serious illness and early demise. I'm happy to say I'm still here. Whether yoga is responsible for this is unknown, but I like to think it's contributed. I have not avoided illness. I've experienced major surgeries and come through well; yoga was definitely part of my healing process.

Yoga practices give me great joy. The physical postures let me keep reasonably supple and strong. The loveliness of restorative poses, yoga breathing, relaxation and meditation invite calm and poise.

Every day I'm grateful for any well-being I enjoy. I don't take it for granted. Anything can come around the corner unexpectedly. Remember when 'pandemic' was scarcely part of our vocabulary? 

Somewhere along my lifeline, yoga became one of my identities, not just a thing that I do or a talisman to ward off ill health and ageing. I am old and I am yoga.

I'm curious about what your relationship is with the age you are at present, and whether yoga plays a major role indoor life. Please feel free to comment.

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I’m Old and Grateful for Yoga!

We human beings have a myriad of ways to identify ourselves. For my part,  I am a mother. I am a sister. I am 160 cm. tall. I have two artificial hips. I have been practising yoga for 51 years. And so on. 

Sadly, it is less common that even the people who are clearly old will identify themselves as old. Why is that? What are they waiting for? As a concession, someone might admit, yes, I’m getting older, as though landing on being old is always a little bit in the future.

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It's been out of print for 15 or more years but now it's back.  It's available as a paperback as well as a range of digital formats for different devices.  The design of this edition is modelled as closely as possible on the original release from 1997.

Electronic versions:

Paperback version:

(Note: Book retailers set their own prices that are all different and constantly change.  It's worth shopping around for the best price.)

Any bookshop, whether online or bricks and mortar, can order copies of Teach Yourself Yoga.  Just ask and quote ISBN: 978-0-6487945-0-9.

Please send me feedback about the book.  I'd love to hear about any errors or problems with eBooks on various devices.  And please review the book wherever you get it.  Reviews will help more people discover the book.

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Classes and Workshops

I'm currently teaching two weekly classes on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales where I live. I also lead workshops here and in other parts of Australia.

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Visit the Vault!

I've been regularly contributing to this blog since 2009.  There are now over 1250 posts about a very wide range of topics. Click here to explore.

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Yoga Resources

Books, videos, teachers, websites, places to buy really hot yoga clothes (kidding), and generally anything I find that I think others might find useful.

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A Bit About Eve

I've been teaching since I was 35. I'm now 76. In that time there have been a few changes. Click here if you want to find out a bit about my life.

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Shop

No, I'm not selling yoga mats or clothing.  I don't even have a t-shirt... yet.  But from time to time I find myself with something that someone may want.  Have a look, I'm never sure what you'll find.