Whoops! Please excuse the test emails

A quick message to apologise for the test emails you received yesterday. The good news is that we are setting up a platform for our creativity challenge so that we can all participate easily in a safe and easy to use way. I will be in touch again soon to let you know more details of how to take part and I am so looking forward to this project and connecting with you creatively. I am also working on an exciting program of classes, courses and events that will run in 2018 from the new studio here in Australind. It
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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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Categories: Life Coaching and Sarah's Insights.

Can you feel it? (and the Fourth Key revealed)

The thing about committing to slow living and being more present is that you tune in more, feel more, and that can be very challenging! The more time and space you create the more there is to discover in ever-increasing layers, like peeling an onion and wondering how many layers you need to remove before you throw the rest in the pan or salad. I have been feeling like a few layers have come off and I’ve been tossed into the salad spinner for a few rounds then doused in dressing and served up! Served up for what, I would
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Great to be home!

Week one of classes done and dusted after being away for five weeks! Thank you to all of you who expressed your gratitude for me being back and classes running again. I am also very grateful to all of you for your continued and loyal support as I am really happy to be home! Travelling does many things to people and for me it really highlighted what a beautiful part of the world I live in. As beautiful as Hawaii is, in my opinion we in WA have the most beautiful clean and safe beaches where we can swim pretty
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Slow Living in the Blue Mountains

How grateful I am to be going slow in the Blue Mountains. My dear yoga friend Shakti and I are staying in a log cabin just out of Blackheath. It is a lovely opportunity to slow down after completing another six-day yoga therapy module in Canberra and before going to Sydney for the 50th IYTA (International Yoga Teachers’ Association) conference later this week. Another opportunity to slow down and get up when my body says it feels like getting up, no alarm clocks! I have the time to do some yoga practice before enjoying breakfast. For the past two mornings
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Slow living in Kapaa

Aloha! I’m writing from the verandah of our cottage in Kapaa on the island of Kauai, one of the Hawaiian islands. Kauai is known as the ‘garden island’ for its lushness and beautiful flowers. It is slow living at its best as Nic and I enjoy almost a week here. We start our day wandering out into the four acre property we have to ourselves for morning yoga and meditation: blissful peace in tropical paradise. I’ve made this ten minute video to share our holiday paradise with you for this week’s blog. As you’ll see we are blessed to be
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Noticing the freely given gifts

  The art of slow living is noticing the gifts given freely to us everyday. For Mother’s Day this year Kelly and Rolf have me a box of tulip bulbs, my favourite flowers. Kelly and I shared the experience of planting these bulbs in my front garden and getting our hands in the dirt as we planted and blessed the bulbs being lovingly placed in the earth. Imagine my delight on the first day of spring last week when I noticed the first bulb had opened up to reveal its beauty. I received many gifts in that moment: – The
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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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Categories: Life Coaching, Sarah's Insights, and Yoga.

Treasures of slow living

Look what I found in my local butcher shop at Treendale! Fresh local South West walnuts which take me back to my childhood in the South East of South Australia where the most amazing walnut tree was to be found on our farm. I enjoyed a constant supply of fresh walnuts and the company of the amazing tree from which they came.  A huge tree that provided shade on hot days a place to escape to as I remember climbing up into it to pause and ponder or read undisturbed!           Thinking back, I enjoyed a
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