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Taking Shelter In February

admin February 3, 2019 0 comments 0

The February rain reminds us of the need to go inside & take shelter. This month we will draw on this theme as inspiration when creating some of your classes. You’ve probably heard our teachers talk about going inside or occasionally instruct you to turn your gaze inward. A yoga class sits in a very unique space within the wellness…

Mindful Living Pt.2

admin January 15, 2019 0 comments 0

One of 2018 buzz words must have been mindfulness. I’m sure you have all come across it more than once over recent years and yet it’s still quite a misunderstood by many. While mindfulness seems a very modern phenomena, its roots are as old as the earliest great civilisations of humankind. The foundational idea that by focusing our attention on…

The Yoga Warrior

admin January 15, 2019 0 comments 0

Underlying each yoga asana a story can be found. Some of these stories are ancient myths that can reflect to us our own deepest drives, obstacles and desires. These myths can give us a greater incite into the deeper layers of the practice that involve us questioning life & trying to understand it off the mat. The origin of the…

Time To Reflect

admin January 15, 2019 0 comments 0

The answer is yes, because we all suffer. By “suffer” I’m referring to all adverse experiences we face in our lives. Anything from heartbreak too mild disappointment can be classified as forms of suffering. We often consider the cause of our suffering to be a something external such as a person or event. However our suffering doesn’t come form the…

Are You Living Mindlessly?

admin January 15, 2019 0 comments 0

We have touched on the what mindfulness practice is and the benefits from prancing the skills associated with this discapline. Living mindfully is and quote “remaining in a consistent state of conscious awareness in which we are accurately aware of the context and content of our experience”. Long term heath benefits have been discussed but living mindfully presents advantages int…

What is mindful movement?

admin January 3, 2019 0 comments 0

Mindful movement is a term that’s used along side many activities now, largely due to the health benefits that are often associated with the practice. Yoga classes are often labeled as mindful movement or mindful exercise but not that’s not entirely true. Yes, yoga can be a prime example of mindful movement at its most effective but not all yoga…

Monthly Theme – Intention Setting (new year, new you)

admin December 31, 2018 0 comments 0

Happy New Year’s Eve! As some of us may be waking up tomorrow with a sore head and a slightly blurry memory, I thought I would catch-up with you all now.  As 2019 approaches we are presented with an opportunity for reflection. We can all cast our minds back to the highs & not so highs of 2018 with a…

“F*@k you Fear…WE ARE YOGALIFE”

admin June 7, 2018 0 comments 0

Arguably the most debilitating emotion is fear. We have all experienced it, all been paralysed by it and at some point we all have overcome it. The truth is that fear creeps into almost every aspect of our lives but it doesn’t have to be our prison. If you want freedom from fear, you also need to learn how to…

What is Raj Yoga?

admin February 10, 2018 0 comments 0

Raja Yoga is yoga of the mind. It focuses on the intellectual, emotional and intuitive parts of the personality. Its purpose is to awaken hidden potential through true understanding. It requires us to raise the lower mind to the higher mind from a sensory, external experience to internal reflection & then enlightenment. It is said to bring us to a…

7 Sanskrit Words That Will Change Your Practice

admin August 15, 2017 0 comments 1

No, your teacher isn’t speaking gibberish. They’re probably speaking Sanskrit– an ancient language from southern India. There can be varying interpretations for the phases but often the intention of the word is the same. Like other ancient languages, sanskrit is a vibratory, rhythmic language that can be challenging to pronounce because our own language no longer has emphasis on sound…