allow …

allow …

‘ We live in challenging times. Some would say we always have. On a ‘Circle of Trust’ retreat I attended earlier in the year we sat with the possibility of ‘letting it all be true’. Our practice of yoga is such a gift, inviting us to feel...
the company we keep …

the company we keep …

‘  This weeks suggested practice on our Yoga Journey is a the last in our Neuroscience Informed Practice series and is about the incredible phenomena of mirror neurones. I had a teacher who once said, “you are the company you keep, so keep good...
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...