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26 06, 2018

The Knife, Take Two

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It has always fascinated me, the reasons people undergo elective surgery. It is a testament to how much weight we place on our physicality, how misinformed we can be going into surgery, and how desperate some of us are for change. Most often these 'elective' surgeries are about removal: excess skin, bits of bone, fat

23 04, 2018

june 17th: embodied yoga as fascial fitness workshop

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Embodied Yoga as Fascial Fitness an explorative movement workshop Indaba Yoga Studio (click here to book) sunday june 17th 1:30-4pm 30£  Ever wonder what gives your body its shape? Fascia, the connective tissue that webs itself in and around the body, plays a major role. We can feel elastic and soft, or solid and glue-like, depending on our

25 03, 2018

Jivamukti FOTM April 2018: Black is the true face of light, by David Life

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Tad evā-artha-mātra-nirbhāsam sva-rūpa-sūnyam iva samādhih Through the power of fixating suggestion on a chosen object the object alone shines forth, and there is undistracted identification with it. This trance is called Samadhi or same as the highest. PYS III.3 Siddhi is a Sanskrit noun often translated as “power” but more exactly means “accomplishment,” “attainment “or

2 01, 2018

workshop: february 25th 1:30-4pm

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PATTERNING OUR NATURE: A WORKSHOP Most of us exist in day to day life with some level of chaos. In an urban environment, information seems like it is literally coming at us from all angles, and due to the ‘concrete’ nature of the jungle we live in, we don’t have many reminders of the patterns

22 10, 2017

Grains of sand

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Over the weekend I spent some time with a cousin who is 25 and in a transition process from being a student to being an employee...the beginning of an adult life waiting to unfold. As I listened to him wonder aloud about how his life might look in the future, so much of what he

8 09, 2017

A Remedy: Be Specific

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Life all around us can sometimes feel like a chaotic blur. Things to do, people to meet, places to go...these out of body tasks mount up over time, and along with stress, they take us away from being in our body, from knowing where we are in space and time. We can feel lost, drifting...without

1 09, 2017

samsara + yoga

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Let’s face it. The transition from August to September can be dramatic for some of us - full of events that remind us of that the end of the year is on its way. September has largely become the 'New January’ as many people are ready to begin again upon returning from a summer of

6 10, 2016

What to expect from a Workshop Course

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If you are a yoga teacher, young or old, there may come a point when you ask yourself, 'why do I do what I do'? Whether it is the way you touch people, your ability (or inability) to inspire those in the classroom with the power of your voice, or the anxiety, frustration or uncertainty

2 10, 2016

Behind the Facade: Jivamukti Focus of the Month 10/16 by Sharon Gannon

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The long-haired ones, the sky-clad sages, wear only the yellow robes of dust. Along the wind’s course they glide when the Lord of life has penetrated them. ~Rig Veda (10:136) For a brief time in ancient history there lived a great Egyptian pharaoh who was known as Akhenaten. He was married to Nefertiti, the most

1 08, 2016

Practice Tip : August 2016 – Listen to the teacher.

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Listen to the teacher. So many times in a yoga class I have been called out.  I have stepped the wrong foot forward, had my foot where others had their head...looking at my pedicure, so to speak.  As the karmic wheel goes, I have been lucky enough to learn also from teaching, students are a