Taking Yoga Off the Mat

It’s with great pleasure that we share with you this week a great photo of Judy taking yoga off the mat and onto the board on the Blackwood River in Augusta. Judy is a wonderful advocate for taking yoga off the mat as she so often demonstrates when we are on retreat together. Always up for some yoga in the bush, and in any weather, Judy brings her sense of adventure to her yoga practice wherever she goes. Keep it up Judy, you’re inspirational 🙂  
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Greetings from Kel (and a Melbourne daffodil)

Hello reader yogis, Kel here, hijacking Sarah’s blog while she’s away in the Eastern states. We travelled over together to attend a module of Dru Yoga Teacher Training – me so I could finally finish my course, and Sarah so she could be a senior teacher on the module. We met some lovely people while on module, many of whom wanted Sarah to stay! Don’t worry, she’s coming back, but not ’til next week, so you get my insight this week. You are probably all familiar with the Energy Block Release sequences of Dru. They are powerful tools to move
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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.

Video – Dru Power Sequence

As we are working on this sequence for our winter term of yoga I thought you might like a video of the sequence so you can practise at your leisure. Hope this helps and of course we will be working on this for the remainder of this term so you will soon have it stored in your memory and it will flow beautifully for you, giving you all the energy you need to move through your day energised and vibrant.  
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Off the beaten track and off the mat

Yoga anytime, anywhere. Here is Di, from our Friday morning class, in the most amazing camel pose while on her trip across the desert. I love this photo and it got me thinking how great it would be if others who leave the class to go on holidays could send in their photo of “yoga on holidays – anytime, anywhere “. Last term our focus was on building resilience as we worked each week with the camel. We warmed up with those lovely spiral movements to open up the chest and shoulder areas, working our way through the various stages
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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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Categories: Life Coaching, Meditation, and Yoga.

For Love of Yourself

For Love of Yourself This is the theme of our classes this term as we embrace the wintertime for going within and practicing some self loving. Whether you are in a yoga or meditation class this term, use this time to really be present and honour the time you are making for yourself.  See if you can let go of the labels, roles, tasks, demands that might be part of your life and come into the class with a sense of inner inquiry. I’ve been using this winter to reflect upon my own self care and realised that it is
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Finding strength in letting go

The season of autumn is a time to surrender so this term we will be focusing on the wisdom of release, letting go and making space. The wisdom of release is letting go of “what was” so that “what could be” is free to unfold with ease and grace.  It is the season of transformation as you will notice nature reflects this to us with the falling leaves and coolness in the air. It is vital for us to stay grounded in this season of change so our postures will reflect this and allow us to release and transform gently.
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The Seat of Compassion & wisdom of honouring your uniqueness in every posture you do.

This term in my classes we have been working on the beautiful sequence known as “The Seat of Compassion”.  It consists of a number of postures that we have spent time working with including, lotus chair, charity pose, crane and seat of compassion pose. It is really important to work with each individual component of a sequence and make sure that everyone is comfortable with how they can do that to suit themselves.  Then when you put the sequence together everyone can take part in a way that suits their unique way of being so they can get the most
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