Yoga For Wintery, Windy Weather

Yoga For Wintery, Windy Weather

    Lovely views, wicked winds Years ago when we were planning our escape from Sydney, we wanted our new home to have a beautiful outlook. We bought a property on Mitchells Island and had our house built on the top of a rise. We’ve ended up with views: mountains...
Housing for New Times: The Shedders

Housing for New Times: The Shedders

Who are the Shedders? If you know me at all, you would know I’m a community junkie. I’ve created several yoga communities over the 35+ years that I’ve been teaching. I’m part of the Manning Valley singing community. There’s our Mitchells Island community...
Alison Rose Gray 1952-2018

Alison Rose Gray 1952-2018

Walking out of the Manning Great Lakes Memorial chapel yesterday, I overheard a couple talking. He said, ‘We used to go to weddings.’ I completely got him. The service that I had just attended was the fifth funeral in the last year, with nary a wedding in...
There’s Nothing Like a Dame: Women Together

There’s Nothing Like a Dame: Women Together

I’ve been happily immersed in a woman’s world recently. It started with reading an advanced manuscript of Ana Davis’ rich and empowering book, Moving with the Moon. Ana has written a yoga book, which will be available later this year, that is for all...
Supported Bridge: A Healing Pose

Supported Bridge: A Healing Pose

The healing benefits of supported bridge Do you have poses that you do rain or shine and in all seasons. Your body and mind say, ‘This is an every day pose. Bring it!’ Supported bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is one of these. It can be performed in a...
Yoga Retreats Are The Way to Go Forward

Yoga Retreats Are The Way to Go Forward

  Sometimes we need to retreat to go forward.  In my mind, attending a yoga retreat is the best way to go forward in your yoga practice. I would venture to say, even in your life, as retreats offer you periodic renewal. When Sydney was still my base, I lead retreats...
Yoga Forward Bends: An Inside Job

Yoga Forward Bends: An Inside Job

Have you noticed that there seem to be an infinite variety of yoga poses? Truly! If you are doing home practice it can be confusing what poses you’ll do and what sequences.  Equally, you may get stuck in a rut if you just do the same old, same old postures for...
Rx for Age-related Grumpiness: Meditation!

Rx for Age-related Grumpiness: Meditation!

I’m going to throw a theory out there and see what happens. My theory is that as people age they exhibit more grumpiness and dissatisfaction. Remember the television series Grumpy Old Men, which featured some well-known men discussing modern-day stuff that...