responsiveness in practice

responsiveness in practice

‘    Trees have been deeply woven into my, and our, practice of yoga since I first drew the YFTH tree image in 1993, and then evolved it in 2018 a quarter of a century later. Contemplation of trees and of connectedness has been such a gift. When you observe...
peonies

peonies

    Peonies by Mary Oliver This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting readyto break my heartas the sun rises,as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and they open —pools of lace,white and pink —and all day the black...
self regulation for ease & resilience

self regulation for ease & resilience

  Your bodies stress response is an amazing built-in mechanism to enable you to deal with tough situations and be resilient. We can define resilience as the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, change, challenge or adversity. We...
welcoming the winter solstice threshold

welcoming the winter solstice threshold

(Photo above is of the recent aurora australis viewed from Kingston Beach and taken by Paul Hoelen) The winter solstice (from the Latin meaning ‘sun stands still’) is coming up on June 21. The longest night of the year, and also the threshold at which the light...
S.T.O.R.Y

S.T.O.R.Y

What is the story for our upcoming autumn online yoga journey? First 5 session series explores the stories we live, tell ourselves, and live by. We are by nature meaning makers and meaning seekers, puzzle makers and puzzle solvers, story tellers and story listeners....
the dance of Shiva

the dance of Shiva

One of the most visually dramatic and culturally significant forms of the absolute or the supreme in Hinduism is Nataraja – Lord Shiva as the King of Dance. The form of Nataraja gained prominence in the Chola dynasty of South India around the 10th century AD. The...