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18 09, 2014

The Hippy Twist: Becoming an Agent for Change

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"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself." - Aldous Huxley The only thing we can be sure of is change, yet most of us spend our lives gripping onto the railing, terrified of what that change will entail, and how

2 09, 2014

From the Ground Up

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originally posted on Movement for Modern Life YS. 2.46 sthira sukham asanam May the relationship (connection with the earth) be steady and joy filled. Our relationship with the earth may be the most important connection we have in our lives; afterall, we come from the earth, and some day our bodies will eventually, but inevitably

7 07, 2014

Convergence

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YS II.46 stira sukam asanam the connection with the earth should be steady and joyful YS II.47 prayatna shaithilya ananta samapattibhyam the means of perfecting the connection (posture/seat) is that of relaxing or loosening of effort and allowing attention to merge with endlessness, or the infinite YS II.48 tatah dvandva anabhighata from the attainment of

20 06, 2014

Creating (and sustaining) a Self-Practice

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Join the Building a Self-Practice Workshop on July 6th at Indaba Yoga Studio, Marylebone, from 1:30-4:30pm.  My self-practice began when I moved to Kosovo in 2006. Prior to that time, I had yoga classes readily available to me, and despite attending classes for almost ten years, the idea of unrolling my mat in my home

9 05, 2014

Teaching Schedule, May and June (+ Workshops and Covers)

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Summertime is upon us! And with it, some upcoming changes to the schedule. But first, let us enjoy the glorious spring! Hope to see you on the mat soon. UPCOMING WORKSHOP SERIES THE STRUCTURE OF ASANA: A THREE PART SERIES with Lizzie Reumont at Indaba Yoga Studio Our bodies were designed by a master architect

31 03, 2014

Jivamukti Yoga Focus of the Month: April 2014: Inversions, by Sharon Gannon

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Inverted asanas are the most important of all the asanas for several reasons. Their positive effects are felt on many levels: physical, psychological and spiritual. Inversions help to bring the many systems of the body into harmonious equilibrium, balancing not only the physical, but also the energetic, emotional and mental bodies, as well promoting spiritual

27 01, 2014

Day Sixteen, Lizzie’s Yoga Challenge: Yoga with Laura Gate Eastley

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As far as the Yoga Challenge is concerned, the past three days have been a wash, due to familial responsibilities and work. If I had been sitting around on my rump I would feel slightly more guilty about it, but as it is I feel a little disappointed in myself not to have put more

23 01, 2014

Day Fifteen, Lizzie’s Yoga Challenge: Iyengar Yoga with Alaric

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Alaric Newcombe is somewhat of a household name on the Iyengar scene in London; he is a senior teacher whom generally people either love or hate. I haven't met anyone who doesn't have a strong opinion about him either way, and over the years I have stood equally on both sides of the fence. Luckily,

22 01, 2014

Day Twelve and Thirteen, Lizzie’s Yoga Challenge: Self-practice, and Restorative Yoga with Anna Blackmore

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After a weekend of social activity and yoga, Monday's theme was 'Back to Work', and entailed teaching several yoga classes, parental time with my son, and a short but meaningful self practice of thirty minutes. Since returning to work from the transplant, I have started to become far more realistic about how much energy I

21 01, 2014

Upcoming Workshop with Lizzie: The Five Bodies

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Here's a little plug for my workshop this coming Sunday, January 26th from 1:30-4:30pm. The workshop is called The Five Bodies, and the purpose is to explore the five bodies, or koshas, as they are called. In the yoga tradition, the animate form of a being is made of upadis, or vessels, and each vessel