Gratitude from my heart to yours

Gratitude for where I am right now. Wow, wow, wow: I am so very grateful for where I am at this mid-year point. I set myself some very significant goals this year and as well as graduating from the three-year, 650-hour Dru Yoga Therapy Course with my Yoga Therapy Diploma, I have also now achieved Senior Registered Teacher status with Yoga Australia. The process of applying for this level of recognition is to collect evidence to support the following standards: Minimum of 1000 hours specific teacher training Minimum 12 years personal practice 10 years and 1000 hours of professional teaching
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Living with awareness and being responsible

I start a class asking everyone to check in with their ‘koshas’, or layers of being. Specifically, I direct people to feel into their physical, emotional and mental layers so that they have an awareness of what they have walked into the class with. There is much written about koshas already and I see no reason to reproduce what others have done really well: here’s a great article if you want more detail on koshas. What I would like to use this space for is exploring how we can connect with these layers to make life richer. Anamaya kosha When
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Making ‘Connection’ a self-care theme

As I sit in the café at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, I am surrounded by the happy sounds of people enjoying the café: the open space, families enjoying time together, and in some cases the celebration of a birthday with generations of the family together. Happy gatherings of people wait for the next cruise to take them out to see dolphins in their natural environment. As I observe all this it reinforces my focus word for 2019 and that is “Connection”. As many of you know, over the past few years I have taken a word and intention to journey
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: aligning into one’s own place

I like to think of my body as a temple that facilitates the full expression of my soul. It puts a whole new meaning on how I care for this body temple! As we continue our theme of extreme self care, what could be more important than honouring our own temple? In my last post, we explored the first chakra and the importance of grounding to establish your foundation within your body. I hope you felt the difference some intentional grounding can make to centre the base chakra. This week we will explore the second chakra, svadhisthana, and its meaning
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: entering the physical body

Balance in life is all about energy management. Your energy management. As energy beings we are made of energy. Everything we interact with is energy, all of varying vibrations. Last week I talked about values and vision. I’m working on my new vision board collecting pictures, words, photos and planning where I’m going to place them. I’m also working on bringing my vibration into alignment with my vision. That brings me to the issue of balancing my whole energy system, starting with my base chakra. A chakra is an energy centre, a spinning vortex of subtle energy. In Sanskrit the
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Cultivating Creativity

This week I thought I would mention an idea that has come about from this year’s Spring Retreat. We were blessed to have Kelly Fox on retreat this year who very kindly agreed to come along and not only nourish us with beautiful food but also share a session on creative writing. I like to include a creative session on my retreats as we are all born with creativity within us but often as we get older it isn’t expressed or we lose the ability to express ourselves creatively in the belief that we are not able or that it
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Applying the Three Keys

A couple of weeks ago, I reflected on being half way through my year of slow living. Slow living is about becoming more aware, more conscious of the wonder of the world around us. I identified three keys to unlocking the power of our consciousness. I then brought these to the most recent Dru Soul Spa. You don’t need to nominate a year of slow living or raising consciousness. That’s an exercise – a valuable one, yes – but the real thing is to bring these ideas into your daily life. I challenge you with committing to the three keys
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Inviting yoga to deepen your daily experience

I invite you to walk with the question of “Who am I?” Or, “Who am I when I let go of the emotions, beliefs, perceptions, and roles that mask my true sense of self?” We continue on our journey of awakening consciousness by coming to our practice with a sense of wonder, an awareness that each time we come to our practice, we are never in the same place as before. We are affected by so many outside influences such as our environment, the people we share our life with, and our physical state of being. We’re also shaped by
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Lessons from ‘slow living’: The Three Keys

This year – 2017 – I declared as my year of “slow living”.  I announced that I was going to focus on having 52 weeks of being more connected with and enjoying the things I love: Family time Garden time Time in nature Time for creative pursuits I shared this intention publicly with many people and the reaction was how on earth was I going to do that with all I had on? Valid point, considering I am studying yoga therapy as well as natural medicine with Quantum University, plus working part time and running my business. The year started
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Slow Living

Slow Living – this is my motto for this year. Since choosing to explore this theme it is amazing what I have found.  There are actually magazines on the subject and I love them. Check these out:  These are our vege pods and they work amazingly. As part of my intention to practice slow living I am growing herbs, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce and kale. So far so good as these keep out most of the bugs which I have found to be a problem trying to grow in the open ground. So there you are my first post for a
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