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A Sutra a Day

Between 14 May 2012 and 22 February 2013 I worked my way through the 196 Sutra of Patanjali. I called the project "A Sutra a Day". I tried to relate each of the Sutra to my life in a personal way. Here are the results.
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Yoga Suits Her

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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Featured videos from my YouTube channel

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.

If you would like to make a donation to my continuing to create my videos and recordings, please click HERE.

All of my videos are also available on this website. 

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Yoga for Perimenopause, Menopause and Beyond

Yoga for menopause - yoga for perimenopause, menopause and beyond

From dilemma to opportunity

Perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause are life transitions that for many women are considered dilemmas.

For example, I scrolled through Pinterest looking for an image. In the same way that it's hard to find a positive 70-year old birthday card, it's nearly impossible to find an optimistic spin on menopause.

Yet, isn't menopause just a natural part of a woman biology? Albeit one that comes with some difficult symptoms.

I'm well past menopause, at least 20 years. But I can truly say that these have been my best years– creative and productive ones. In my 50's, I got married, sold a yoga business, wrote a book, started up another yoga school, and trained many yoga teachers.

What helped me was making a conscious decision not to accept our society's negative conditioning regarding menopause. I decided to open up to the experience rather than resist it.

I invented a big gesture to help illustrate to my women friends and myself that we could celebrate this stage. I created a kind of ceremony–a menopause party. I needed to do something positive to make an impact against the tide of common thinking that said 'menopause is a nightmare.' This was my way of shaping The Change.' Not only that, it was a launching pad into the decade of my 50's, and even beyond.

The Change is a challenge to begin anew, a letting go, renouncing, moving on

To find an unpredicted life not shaped. – Anon. (The Wise Woman)

A collaboration with Ana and Eve

If you are interested in making the most of your experience of perimenopause, menopause or post-menopause, I have a happy announcement. Ana Davis, author, yoga teacher and trainer, and I will be leading a workshop called 'Yoga for Conscious Menopause and Beyond'' at the Wisdom Space in Byron Bay October 27th.  I'd love for you to join us. To register, visit www.blissbabyyoga.com/workshops/. Or, if you know anyone who would enjoy and benefit from our day-long workshop, please pass this information on.

What are we planning for participants? A day of learning, sharing, practice, powerful insights, and intention setting. An opportunity to move from seeing menopause as a dilemma into embracing the 'wise woman' stage of life, feeling supported and empowered.

A poster for a workshop with ana davis and eve grzybowski on the topic of menopause.

 

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Yoga for Perimenopause, Menopause and Beyond

Perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause are life transitions that for many women are considered dilemmas.

For example, I scrolled through Pinterest looking for an image. In the same way that it’s hard to find a positive 70-year old birthday card, it’s nearly impossible to find an optimistic spin on menopause.

Yet, isn’t menopause just a natural part of a woman biology? Albeit one that comes with some difficult symptoms. 

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The Previous 4 Posts

Kindness is the heart of ahimsa: do no harm

Kindness is the Heart of Ahimsa: Do No Harm

Awareness and AhimsaOne of my first teachers wanted his yoga school to be called ‘Awareness Yoga’. His idea of yoga was all about training people to observe what they are up to on the mat. His style of teaching, like his teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar, conveyed minutiae of information regarding postures. The point was to get students to pay acute attention to physical alignment and to foster a rigorous approach to their practice. He was a good teacher, but had periods of moodiness. Oftentimes his teaching was delivered with an undertone of frustration with his students. […]

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Yoga props can be a lifeline

Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

An unexpected benefit that I’ve derived personally from using props is humility. They are truly supportive and remind me that I don’t have to it all myself. I can yield to a ‘helper’, and in this sort of surrender I’ve learned to let go physically. That has a knock-on effect for letting go emotionally and mentally, and releasing the tight grip of ego.

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A new sangha of yoga teachers

A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A bright ideaOne 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 venue. Well, it’s happened. So far, we’ve met three times with an average of six of us at each practice. It’s been a great success, not the least seeing each others’ yoga studios. We meet early…7:30 am for an hour and a half practice and afterwards go out for breakfast. […]

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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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Yoga Basics Pack.  $24.95   

10-week beginners Yoga course. 

Specially designed for beginners, Yoga Basics is an easy to follow program for better health, flexibility and peace of mind. This pack contains 10 beautifully illustrated cards, one for each week of a ten-week course that tie a clear, practical and portable guide to getting started in yoga.

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Yoga Tool Kit.  $24.95

10 beautifully illustrated cards that give clear, practical and portable programs to meet a variety of needs. The customised sequences help provide holistic healthcare – better health, flexibility and peace of mind – so you can stay on top of your daily requirements with a safe and effective regime. Practices for boosting the immune system, insomnia, menstruation, post travel, low backache, stress and anxiety relief, fatigue, encouraging mental balance, managing menopause and regenerating.

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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.