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Sourdough

Our favourite sourdough Ingredients – for two loaves 200 grams starter 800 grams bakers flour 200 grams wholemeal flour 700 mls luke warm water 20 grams salt mixed with 50 mls water hand full semolina/polenta 1 cup ice cubes Method Combine Ingredients (except salt) Combine luke warm water and starter in a bowl. Add flour […]

Distress Tolerance

‘Distress Tolerance: The Great Mental Health Experiment’ Everyone has those moments when you feel out of control. It’s how you deal with it that counts. In this video ‘Your Beth Friend’ explores things that can help with mental health by testing out some legit ways to focus your mind when you’re freaking out. The fancy […]

Bringing Harmony to Body, Mind & Spirit

‘Bringing Harmony to Body, Mind & Spirit’ In this video, Sri Sri Ravishankarji, discusses about the seven layers of existence, which are Body, Mind, Breath, Intellect, Memory, Ego and Self and how we can keep them in harmony and healthy by practicing Sudarshan Kriya and Yoga. Gurudev throws light on how we can assure rejuvenation […]

Stripping away negative body image

‘Stripping away negative body image’ I love this short clip, I hope you do too … Studies have shown that the media’s portrayal of women’s bodies has a severely negative impact on the self-image of women and girls. But what about seeing positive images of women? Actor and Burlesque performer Lillian Bustle grew up battling […]

What we focus on gets bigger

We have all heard about the law of attraction, and often in classes I will say, “What we focus on gets bigger,” but how does this actually work? Every time we have an experience, the corresponding neurons are activated. Every time they are activated, they are elevated a little in the order of importance. Repeating or prolonging an experience […]

The Vrittis: Patanjali’s Five Fluctuations of the Mind

Patanjali begins the yoga sutras by defining yoga as “citta vrtti nirodaha”(YS 1.2) which is often translated simply as ‘Yoga is the ability to calm/direct/restrain the fluctuations of the consciousness/mind’. Patanjali then says that when in this state of yoga, the perceiver (person) then abides in his or her own/true nature. So the question then […]

Navigate Change

I am currently going through some big changes. So I wanted to offer some yogic ways that I am using and you to may find helpful to navigate radical change. 1. Know That Change is Inevitable The Buddhist Doctrine of Impermanence, annica, tells us that change is inevitable, continuous, and unavoidable. Everything changes. Just realizing […]

Dealing with Difficult Times in Life

‘Dealing with Difficult Times in Life’ I have been enjoying Brendon Burchard’s insights in this freestyle way through videos. To summarize this clip here are some notes – 1. Set Small, Simple Daily Goals. When times are difficult, it’s easy to feel we’ve lost all personal power. So, a simple way to insert agency and progress […]

Obstacles

While obstacles are generally perceived to be outside of us, Patanjali explains in Sutras 1.30 and 1.31 that the only real obstacles lie within us. It’s much easier to look outside of ourselves and find problems with the people, places and things outside of us. Wouldn’t you prefer to find fault in another and avoid […]

Living beyond limits

‘Living beyond limits’ Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress. I hope you enjoy it. Namaste,

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

‘A Pep Talk from Kid President to You’ We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together this short clip that you can play or share with a friend to give you a kick in the right direction. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. “It’s everybody’s […]

4 nourishing poses for winter

The following four yoga postures are gentle and nourishing for the cold winter months ahead and will help to support your immune system, gently squeezing toxins from internal organs and lowering stress hormones in the body. With these supportive poses in your pocket, old man winter can bring it on. Recommended props: 1 bolster 1 […]

Benefits of winter yoga

Cold, dark mornings and winter nights are not particularly conducive to encouraging you to roll out your mat and get to your regular yoga class; however, it is perhaps the single most important decision you could make to support your mind and body as you move through the coldest season of the year. Yoga for […]

Kailash helped me break eggshells

‘Kailash Walking on eggshells’ I love getting creative with the photos for my monthly newsletter. This month I saved eggshells for the photo Autumn can bring with it instability and the feeling as though you are walking on egg shells. Kailash started walking a month ago and helped me crush the eggshells! Namaste,

Stop walking on eggshells

To my dear friends on the path, I love Autumn. The leaves changing colour, the waves getting bigger, winds stronger, it truly is the season of transformation. As wonderful as this is, this time of year can bring with it the feeling of restlessness and indecisiveness. According to Ayurveda (sister of yoga), the Vata dosha […]

Walking on Eggshells Experiment

‘Walking on Eggshells’ Can you walk across eggs without cracking them? The phrase “walking on eggshells” is an idiom that is often used to describe a situation in which people must tread lightly around a sensitive topic for fear of offending someone or creating a volatile situation. Literally walking on eggshells would require exceptional caution, […]

Why I taught yoga on my 30th Birthday

As you know I love yoga. It’s my passion, devotion, in essence, my life. Yoga brings me great joy and connects me to my Truth. If I could do anything I wanted on my birthday it would be yoga, so of course I ran a half day yoga retreat! I was fortunate to be surrounded […]

Embrace Awkwardness

‘Embrace Awkwardness’ Great short click on embracing awkwardness. Some of my favourite lines are – “I am awkward.” “The truth is there is a stigma around awkwardness. We avoid it, we counteract it. It challenges what we see to be acceptable. But it’s one of the most human conditions; awkwardness tells us that we are […]

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

‘All it takes is 10 mindful minutes’ When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. […]

Four practical ways to make space for rest. 

1. Give yourself a 24-hour break from talking. With so much collective wounding in people—around holding back, not taking up enough space or playing small there, is an insurgence of self-expression occurring for many of us, myself included! We live in a day and age where there are infinite platforms and channels through which to […]

The Science of Happiness

‘The Science of Happiness – If You’re Happy and You Know It’ We’ve all heard it – the more successful you are, the happier you are. But what if it was the opposite? What if being happier, actually made you more successful? Very interesting and worth watching. I hope you enjoy it. Namaste,

Yoga and Happiness

It is almost everyone’s dream to be healthy and happy. However very few people actually achieve this dream. The key to complete happiness is internal. If you think you’re having a bad day try missing one! We are living in a time where so much attention, energy, time, and money is invested into the total […]

Top 10 Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, and resolutions floating around, take a moment to clear the mind and focus on setting a new intention. New intentions allow for the setting of attainable and measurable goals, for the mind and body. Here are 5 simple steps that will take you into a happier and healthier New Year. Make a List […]

10 steps to relax over Christmas

1. Breathe On average we breathe 23,040 a day, that equates to 16 breaths a minute. Rarely are we aware of any! Being fully present to your breath is a sure way to relax your mind and bring you out of the christmas chaos. 2. Spend Time in Nature Even five minutes in nature can […]

Bake Yourself Happy

When I first arrived in Braidwood I began working at Dojo’s, a beautiful sourdough bakery. The aroma, warmth and comfort that fresh wholesome bread radiates is divine! Today I feel grateful to enjoy bread, or just food in general, without the attachments and drama. For many years I used food to manage my emotions. Whether it […]

Yoga’s Ten Commandments for Happiness

The Yoga Sutras is a key yoga text, written in the 2nd century BC by a sage called Patanjali. It’s the corner stone of modern yoga, but it’s far from being a ‘how to’ manual for doing yoga poses. In fact, Patanjali only gives one instruction for how to do the kind of yoga that […]

The problem with patience

Have you ever encountered a situation in your life where you wanted things to move just a little bit faster? Recently I’ve noticed that even though I believe and see wisdom in the sayings – “Patience is a virtue.” and “All good things come to those who wait.” when push comes to shove (i.e. daily life and building a […]

Yoga for Patience

‘Yoga for Patience’ The second attitude that Jon Kabbit Zin recommends we bring to mindfulness is patience. He states that, “Patience is a form of wisdom, it demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.” In our yoga practice we can practice patience towards our own […]

The Farm Yogini

Last month I moved to our 20 acre farm; began living in an abode the size of my old bedroom; started cooking, showering and going to the toilet outside in rain, hail and shine; and traded my lululemon pants for an akubra hat, overalls and bunstones. My new title – Christina the farm yogini!  All laughs aside, this month I have been focusing […]

Infuse your life with more health and well-being

‘Infuse your life with more health and well-being’   ‘Infuse your life with more health and well-being’ More energy, greater focus, increased productivity, heightened creativity … now who wanted want this?! But where does one start and how can one stay motivated and dedicated in their practice? In this empowering interview Kishan shares how! How […]

‘When you get the melon right, the body follows!’

‘When you get the melon right, the body follows!’   When you get the melon (mind) right, the body follows! In today’s modern world, our mind gets so busy. Stillness, quietness, mindfulness … can seem near impossible to achieve, but they can be your reality and in this inspiring interview, Masha tells us how! Simply […]

Embracing change

Like most people, I can find transitions and change challenging. Saying goodbye to a loved one. Moving to a new city. Quitting a job. Even when we look forward new opportunities, that awkward in between, when we’re still adjusting and trying to find our way, can be tough. Let’s just say there’s a reason the […]

It’s the season!

The season of new beginnings is upon us and regardless of which hemisphere you live, nature is reflecting the process of transformation.. Just as the everything around us is changing, now is a powerful to align and embrace change within. As you know, big changes are occurring in my life – next week I’m shifting […]

Yoga Prank

‘Yoga Prank’   Imagine that you’re in the middle of a great yoga lesson. Your week has been hectic, you’re worried about the car, your job has been boring for the past couple of months, and things just don’t seem to be going right. So this yoga lesson, this class was the one thing you […]

Stripping to find myself

Step away from everything that is familiar to you like your job, friends and family. Then take yourself out of range of all the electronic noise from computers, mobile phones and the television. Now tell me this: When it is just you standing alone in the quiet of total solitude, who are you? A few […]

Is yoga everyday possible?

‘Is yoga everyday possible?’ It sure is! No matter how long your to-do list, no matter how much you work, how many kids you have, or how messy your house is … practicing yoga everyday is absolutely possible! In this month’s newsletter, blog posts, yoga retreat, online course and on the Satya Live Yoga Facebook […]

Peaceful Life

‘How to live a more peaceful life, through the spirit of yoga.’ Connect with Kino kinoyoga.com/ OM shanti, shanti, shanti. We can chant ‘shanti’ in our practice but finding that ‘peace’ in a world of chaos can be a real struggle. In this interview Kino shares with us how she turned to the path of […]

Let’s Get Stoned!

Last week I said to John “let’s get stoned!” He asked me in a joking way if I was serious. “Yes,” I said, “let’s get stoned.” I just wanted to escape, to numb, to loose all my responsibilities – even if it was for a minute. The excitement of getting high and altering my state […]

Colour Therapy

Colour Therapy Have you ever wondered why you chose to wear the green sweater today and not the red? Or have you walked into someone’s house which is decorated in blue and felt more relaxed and peaceful than a house painted in yellow or orange colors? The theories of color therapy provide an explanation: colors […]

The power of colour

What is Colour? Energy is the vital force of life. It is the source of every existing thing. It is a natural force of the Universe, which permeates everything from the smallest atoms and molecules to the largest planets and stars. It has the capacity of a system to do work, the ability to change […]

What’s wrong with school lunches

What’s wrong with school lunches Last week I saw a toddler in a pram drinking a bottle of coke. This raised my eyebrows! Whilst I’m not in any position to judge ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ ‘right’ or ‘wrong,’ it did make me wonder how I’m choosing to raise my little one. Kailash is five months old […]

Plan Your Practice

‘The science of sequencing’ Helpful Template from Alison Plan your practice When people get on the mat, the biggest problem is working out what to do! In this powerful call, Alison Smith shares her wisdom on how to plan a home yoga practice, so you will know what to do when you get on the […]

A month of self-worth

Each month I explore a different topic in my yoga classes, on the Satya Live Yoga facebook page and in the monthly retreat. For the month of May the topic was self-care/self-worth. Practicing what I preach, everyday I have stood in front of the mirror (usually in my pjs, like so), put my hand on […]

Be honest and be real

‘Be honest and be real’ Managing and creating realistic expectations is a must for a successful home yoga practice. We have to ‘be honest and be real’ in our approach, establishing a practice that supports us in our life and our current circumstances. In this powerful interview David shares he’s wisdom on how to set […]

Self Care Plan

The more we love, nurture, and support ourselves, the happier we are and the more health we exude. Through self-care, not only to we ourselves benefit, we the world around us does too. Self-care helps us to feel balanced and strong, and we can then radiate that health out to others and support them on […]

Everyone is a Mother

Everyone is a Mother Mothers Day is celebrated all around the world but what is the meaning behind it? How did it come about and how can you use your yoga practice to connect to the essence of motherhood? Watch to find out! Celebrate YOU! Namaste

Lessons from a psych ward

Each week I teach three classes in a psych ward. To be honest it feels like a real honor to have this privileged. The patients are filled with gratitude and almost always leave feeling so much better. To be able to brighten ones day brings me such joy and a real sense of purposefulness. In […]

New MacDonald

New MacDonald In a playful way, this video turns the spotlight on the true costs of conventional farming and the harm it does to environmental health.  Watch as these kids show what makes organic farming the choice for the future in a surprising twist on a classic children’s song. A bit of background on the […]

How I Live my Yoga

“Whaa, whaa whaa.” Really?! I ask myself. It’s 3.25am and I am getting up for the third time this evening! I feed, change and burp the little one then sit on the couch attempting to soothe Kailash into a peaceful baby slumber before my head explodes! My eyes are protruding out of of their sockets, […]

I’m no wonder woman!

I want to be the best mother, partner, daughter, sister, entrepreneur, yoga teacher, business associate, cleaner, cook, gardener, waitress, facilitator, you name it … I just want to be the best at everything! The reality is I am just one being, doing the best I can. I make mistakes, I get it wrong, I stuff […]

More than chocolate

HAPPY EASTER! Whether you are religious or not, Easter provides a wonderful opportunity to connect and celebrate. Whilst it can be a time for family, holidays, festivals and chocolate, Easter is a time of new beginnings, a ‘cleaning of the slate,’ and spiritual awakenings. Easter is seen as a season of rebirth, bringing optimism and […]

Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox is a point of union and balance between the Light and the Dark, between Fire and Water, between the Yang and the Yin. The Autumn Equinox reminds me to balance all parts of myself, the active and the passive, the known and the unknown, the outer journey and the inner journey, the […]

Be inspired, hear my home yoga practice

Be inspired, hear my home yoga practice Is your home yoga practice on a bit of a lull? Are you finding it a challenge to get and stay motivated? Do you want to enhance your practice & revive your love affair with yoga? If so, this audio is for you! In this audio Kate Connell from You and […]

Love Has No Labels

Love Has No Labels In this heartwarming, admittedly-tearjerking video for the U.S. Ad Council’s “Love Has No Labels” campaign, an x-ray screen projects individuals behind it as skeletons kissing, hugging, holding hands, and dancing in front of a throng of curious onlookers. When the skeletons step out from behind the projector, the crowd cheers in […]

Sleepasana

Whether you’re a night owl with early bird aspirations, a troubled sleeper, or just in need of a little help relaxing before bedtime, some gentle yoga before you tuck in can help. Studies, like this one, have shown that people who consistently practiced yoga for just eight weeks enjoyed significantly better sleep—both their length of […]

Mini breakdown

It’s 3pm and I’m still in my pj’s waiting earnestly for Kailash to fall asleep. I just want to get some sleep or at least do a yoga nidra and feel somewhat human again. I am perplexed how such a little being can be so time and energy consuming! Last night I had a mini […]

Why do we sleep

Why do we Sleep? Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist. Translation: He’s an expert on the body’s sleep cycles. In his 21-minute, fact-filled and sometimes humorous speech, Foster slays several common sleep myths. Not all of us actually require eight hours of sleep. And, sorry, while heading early to bed can make you healthy, there’s […]

The Year of the Sheep

The Chinese New Year coincides with the second new Moon after Summer Solstice, beginning this year on the 19th of February.  2015 is the year of the sheep/goat/ram and falls under the element of wood. The Sheep is a Yin energy, a symbol of Peace, Harmonious co-existence and Tranquility. The primary and fundamental mood for […]

Love Yourself! [MUST SEE Video by Erin Janus]

How to love yourself An awesome inspirational video from Erin Janus to re-program the organic computer in your head so you can be your best self. Trust yourself. Learn to love yourself. Teach yourself to love yourself. You’ve got nothing to lose… except what holds you back. Namaste

One Month Old Today!

One Month Old Today! In the last month we have used 1 disposable nappy, 18 eco-disposable inserts, washed 326 cloth nappies … and Kailash still prefers to go nude! I’m someone who likes to be organised, focused and on time! I knew that I’d need to let go of these ideals as a new mum […]

Why I am teaching by donation classes?

Why am I teaching by donation classes to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation … For reasons dear to my heart! My family is riddled with Breast cancer. So much so, my mum is having a Double Mastectomy, both breasts removed, later this year. Being the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia, my […]

Yoga with my 18 day old

Yoga with my 18 day old My yoga practice has changed dramatically over the past month. Kailash adores lying on the mat while I practice. It’s just beautiful. Hope you like it. Namaste

My baby boy … I owe it all to yoga

72 hours since the birth of our baby son Kailash Ananda Carroll…I sit here in complete awe. I know he is all thanks to the practice of yoga. At the age of 16, I was told I would never be able to have kids naturally. I had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition that […]

Summer Solstice

Jai summer! Today, in the Southern Hemisphere, we celebrate the Summer Solstice. It is the height of the summer—the longest day and shortest night of Earth’s solar year. Solstice literally means “standing of the sun” so the easiest way to connect to this stellar turning point in the Earth’s yearly cycle is by reflecting on our […]

The 30 Day Affirmation Challenge

What is the 30 day affirmation challenge? It’s a challenge to change the way you think and feel. Out with the Negative, In with the Positive! Often on the 1st of January resolutions are made, most only last a few weeks! Yet everyday is a new day, a new beginning and that’s why this year I’m […]

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance It’s always good to begin a new year with a positive outlook and clear resolutions, but it’s not so easy to maintain these as work piles up, deadlines loom, and the day-to-day grind wears away our best intentions. With this in mind, I wanted to start the […]

Seva – selfless service

Seva (pronounced say-va) is a Sanskrit word yet there is no word in English that really defines seva. Service itself is not seva. Seva is serving and helping others with compassion, serving not for personal gratification but to uplift others. Seva is not meeting your own aims, but offering that service as a homa, as […]

Give a Surprise

Give a Surprise Hear we are on day 11 of our 12 Days of Giving countdown to Christmas. Today is all about giving surprises! I was totally touched by this clip and had to share it – GiveBackFilms made a great little clip on paying for people’s drive thru. For today, get the karma and […]

Give a compliment

Give a Compliment Hear we are on day 2 of our 12 Days of Giving countdown to Christmas. Today is all about giving compliments! I was totally touched by this clip and had to share it – SoulPancake recently set up this give a compliment/get a compliment booth in L.A., and tons of people came […]

4 Days of Silence

Every year I partake in a Vipassana Meditation Course. Normally the courses run for 10 days but being 8 months pregnant I was invited to do just 4 days. Thrilled by the opportunity, considering it may be my last for some time, I packed my bags and set off to Worri Yallock, Victoria. As usual […]

Where to get your OM on while I’m away

We are so blessed to have an abundance of highly skilled and authentic yoga teachers on the Mornington Peninsula. So I have no doubt that you’ll find a class just right for you! Yoga in the Park Mornington continues this year! Beginning on Saturday 27th December through January (no class on new year’s day). Enjoy […]

The Power of Giving

The Power of Giving I was incredibly touched and moved by this short Thai film made by TrueMoveH. It reminds me how sometimes the ones who give the most are also the ones that need it the most. I remember a quote I once read which goes something like – ‘we come to the world […]

T’was the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas and right through the space All the yogis were chanting and vibrating with grace. The yoga mats were rolled along the floor with care, In hopes that ease and comfort would soon be there. The students relaxed from their head to their feet while life hurried by, outside on the […]

How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over Take it as grab-‘em-by-the-collar advice. Mel Robins is known for her candid outlook to life problems. That should work to jolt our mental blocks. In this talk she gets to the point quickly on how to get unstuck. The secret which is no secret is that you have to […]

Feeling like a failure

Being 32 weeks pregnant, I know my hormones are all over the place but I can’t help but feel like a failure. To promote my online, Empower with Home Yoga courses, this year, I launched two telesummits. The first one was successful, I learnt a ton, inspired hundreds and made a profit. The second one, […]

Success in your practice

Success in your practice Success in your home yoga practice really depends upon your state of mind. It’s easy to get hard on ourselves and think we are not doing enough, not practicing ‘good’ enough or ‘should’ be doing something else. What we focus on gets bigger! So by focusing on the lack or the […]

Unique Home Yoga Practice

Unique Home Yoga Practice Everyone’s home yoga practice will be different. There are innumerable styles, techniques, times, places, props etc. Finding your unique practice, one that suits you, is apart of the explorational journey of yoga.   On the quest to find uniqueness and inspiration, I was fortunate to interview Robin to find out how […]

Procrastination in your practice

Procrastination in your practice There is no ‘right’ time to practice. Procrastination can often stand in the way. Rather than to and fro about when, where, what etc. just do it! Getting really clear on the benefits practice gives and what you are consciously choosing to do in it’s place, helps us to define your […]

Distractions in your practice

Distractions in your practice Distractions are inevitable. To set ourselves up for success we need to know the distractions that arise and how to work with them. Get honest, observe your patterns and become aware of all the obstacles that limit you, so you can overcome the distractions and enjoy the benefits of yoga on […]

Yoga in everyday life

Yoga in everyday life Take your practice off the mat and into everyday life by using the innumerable tools of yoga! By applying the ancient techniques and systems that yoga offers you can live your life with more ease and liberation. For today, make your practice work for you! Namaste,

Reflecting on what works

Reflecting on what works Learning from our past to see what works for us and what we enjoy can really help to shape and sculpt your home yoga practice practice. For today, empower yourself by making some time to reflect. Namaste,

8 secrets of success

8 secrets of success Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the real secrets of success. Namaste,

The next Home Yoga Summit

The next Home Yoga Summit! www.satyaliveyoga.com.au/summit/ I’m super excited to be launching the next Home Yoga Summit on October the 6th and would love you to join me. I’ve interviewed some of the best yoga teachers from around the world to find out their tips, tools and motivations to inspire you in your home practice […]

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! Embrace this magical time of transformation and rejuvenate yourself with asana, pranayama, meditation, nourishing foods, herbs, and self-care techniques. This month in all my classes, the half day retreat and on the facebook page I’m focusing on cleansing and how you can utilize this ancient practice to bring balance, health and vitality to […]

Aware of your Habits

Aware of your Habits We are all creatures of habits and our habits and routines serve a purpose, they help us throughout the day. By doing things the same way over and over again we don’t have to think or be so engaged in the task at hand, at times this can be very beneficial. […]

4 yoga moves to boost immunity

It seems as if the cold and flu season is packing an extra punch this winter. But did you know that yoga can boost immunity and help you prevent getting sick? Yoga can help protect you from marauding viral invaders like cold and flu germs because it: ♥Detoxifies and oxygenates your system ♥Reduces stress and […]

The ecstasy of surrender

Dr. Judith Orloff on the ecstasy of surrender. You can sabotage success by pushing too hard. Surrender is the antidote to stress in a world that relentlessly conspires to interrupt creative thought. Surrender boosts your brain’s endorphins–euphoric, opiate-like pain killers–and serotonin, a natural antidepressant that allows you to relax, have more fun, and succeed more […]

Create a sacred space

Create a sacred space Rituals are what create the sacred space. People can get confused and think you have to go somewhere to experience that sense of ease. That you have to go somewhere to do your yoga practice. This isn’t true. You can practice yoga in your own home, in the office, in your […]

2014 Blissful Retreat

Reminiscing over the Blissful Bali Yoga Retreat in May this year. Can’t wait til the next one! To check out the next upcoming retreats check the retreats page

Havans – Sacred Fire Rituals

Last month on our Winter Solstice retreat we embraced an ancient Tantric yoga practice, a sacred fire ceremony, called a havan. Havan is a fire ritual also which has its origins in Indian Vedic culture dating back over 4500 years. It is also called agnihotra, homa therapy or yagyopathy and these terms tend to be […]

Vibrations and the mantra AUM

Every wonder why you chant AUM in yoga? It’s explained here. Please note – this was one of the first videos I created … don’t hold it against me! Whilst it may not be one that I’m super proud of, the content is very valuable.

Water, Consciosness & Intent

Water, Consciosness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto Dr. Masaru Emoto undertook extensive research of water around the planet not so much as a scientific researcher, but more from the perspective of an original thinker. At length he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form that water showed us its true nature through. He […]

The 4 ways sound affects us

Julian Treasure gives this profound 5 minute talk on the 4 ways sound affects us. It really enhances the awareness as to what and how we can select our environments to assist our physiological, psychological, cognitive and behavioral responses. When we chant the mantra ‘AUM,’ listen to our breath and tune into the sound of […]

Hips and hamstrings

One of my beautiful home yoga students recently asked for a 15-20 minute morning sequence to target the hips and hamstrings. So here it is. This intention of the practice is to provide relief from backache and hip stiffness by stretching and massaging the hips, hamstrings, and calves, enjoy –   You might like to […]