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...
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...
Pop Up Yoga is All About Enrolment

Pop Up Yoga is All About Enrolment

Pop Up Yoga  Pop Up Yoga is the sort of yoga that might turn up in your local park or at the beach, especially as the weather warms up in Australia.  I went to a pop up kind of event at Flynn’s Beach, Port Macquarie, this morning. It was partly organised by the...
The Case for Joining Yoga Associations

The Case for Joining Yoga Associations

Beware of the preface, ‘Back when I was a girl’. Or, boy, or youngster. What is about to follow this phrase is likely to be a thinly disguised judgment about the way things are going to hell now. Life used to be simpler, the air was cleaner, and people...
Communal Living and Another 15 Minutes of Fame

Communal Living and Another 15 Minutes of Fame

When it comes to community, humans need quantity. We need copious amounts of engagement. When we engage with others, our neurotransmitters light up and a happy ‘cocktail’ of hormones floods our systems. Healthy social interaction boosts our energy, moods,...
The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

Are you good at vision planning? I think that I’m pretty good at planning for the future. Perhaps planning is an inherited trait. Either you are or you aren’t. There are those of us who plan from when we open our eyes in the morning to when we close them...
A Great Combination: Yoga and the Joy of Singing

A Great Combination: Yoga and the Joy of Singing

The Joy  There are lots of ways that people express courage. A person who is stiff, weak and doesn’t breathe well is as brave as an astronaut when they sign up for their first yoga course. I thought that I demonstrated this sort of courage when I joined Wingsong...
A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A bright idea One thing I thought of earlier this year was getting local yoga teachers together for a once-a-month practice. The idea I had was that we teachers would come together with one individual leading a yoga practice, and that that person would nominate the...