Eve: Ambassador of Yoga

Jun 21, 2016 | XCommunity | 8 comments

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An Ambassador of Yoga

 I was recently selected to be an ‘Ambassador of Yoga’ by the Australian Yoga Journal. The magazine has created a community of 10 ambassadors, two men and eight women. You can see us in the latest issue.

Like me, you may be wondering what such an ambassador is or does. The editor says that the AYJ will rely on our group to help connect the magazine to ‘the greater yoga society in Australia.’ She adds, ‘We’ll be tapping into their expert knowledge…passion and wisdom.’

It’s a big brief. Hopefully I can deliver!

I did a little googling and found that the derivation of the word ambassador goes back to c.1374. At that time ambassador meant ‘a servant, a vassal; a messenger’.

I like those connotations. I’ve been promoting the yoga message, even proselytising, ever since my introduction to classes in 1971.

At that time I thought yoga would be my ticket to bountiful health and extraordinary longevity. I now know that yoga is not an insurance policy that will guarantee practitioners perfect health. And somehow I’ve managed to get moderately old. But I haven’t lost faith in my trusty companion. If anything, I’m more enthusiastic than ever about the many levels on which yoga supports me–physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

So, yes I am an enthusiastic ambassador.

Ambassador On the Road

At the moment, I’m on the road. I’ll be travelling over the next four months north, west and south through the eastern half of this great land of Australia. No doubt there will be beautiful and isolated areas to put down my yoga mat and meditation cushion.

And maybe even a few more people to convert along the way.

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Eve ….will you be coming to Sydney on your journey south and if so ….will you be teaching any classes or workshops? Happy travels…Lee x

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    • Hi Lee,
      We’re heading to the far north–no Sydney visit planned. But Nikki from Yoga Sherr in Port Stephens is going to be setting up a workshop for me at her studio, if that’s of interest to you.
      Namaste!

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      • Can’t wait to see you at Yogasphere Eve ! Lovely to see you in AYJ. In the meantime, happy travels !!! x

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        • Thank you, Sally.
          It will be great to see you too.
          Nikki and I have to set a date…when she settles back in post-holiday.
          xo

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  2. Congrats on your Ambassadorship if that’s a word Friend Eve. I see your travelling cosy nook is going strong … LOVE

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    • Yes, two weeks tomorrow we’ve been on the road, visiting friends and enjoying the most beautiful settings.
      Yes, the ship of ambassadors, I’m on it now! xo

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  3. Eve – And so you should, because you are! Even so, how great to be acknowledged too in such a way. Congratulations. Missing you down here. But I bet you are not displaying a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be in Mitchells Island” Surely you’d rather be where you are!
    xoxoxo Judy

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