Trust

Trust

Feeling trust and safety inside ourselves feels to me to be a key in feeling fundamentally safe in the world, even when it is so full of change and uncertainty. Stephen Porges, a neuroscientist describing polyvagal theory says that when we can create a nervous system...
Pausing

Pausing

We have just tipped past the balance of the autumn equinox … The practice sent via email today to those enrolled with me for the term is an audio recording of an autumn equinox practice from 2018. Here is an excerpt from my class notes for the session …...
… go easy, be filled with light, and shine …

… go easy, be filled with light, and shine …

In the 1600’s Jan Baptist van Helmont studied plants. The prevailing theory at the time was that plants grew by eating soil, and van Helmont devised a clever investigation to test this idea. He weighed a willow tree and weighed dry soil. He planted the tree, watered...
Tree Lessons

Tree Lessons

2020, Term 1 classes with me at Yoga from the Heart are inspired by trees as I prepare for running 22km at the Tarkine raising much needed funds and awareness toward saving this precious temperate rain forest. Tabonuco trees in the tropics literally support one...
Enough

Enough

I have been reading a book called Doughnut Economics. It speaks about how Economics and the unsustainable goal of continual economic growth pervades our lives, often in an unconscious way. Forward and upward is emphasised, and we have this in our general language … we...
Shrink wrapping is a choice

Shrink wrapping is a choice

Over the weekend my two girls and I ran the 22km Ultratrail Australia event in the Blue Mountains. We got on the bus to head to the start line and I recognised Michael Milton Australia’s fastest downhill skier (at 213km per hour), 46 year old one legged paralympian...