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Bawley Bush Retreat was a blast!

Last month’s weekend retreat was incredible. Words cannot explain the utter joy I get from seeing people connect within, create a sense of ease and have so much fun. The yoga, practices, activities, food, accommodation and setting, it was perfect. So perfect in fact, the group suggested I don’t advertise the August 2019 retreat as […]

Community Support

When John and I moved here 3 years ago we never imagined the incredible support we would have from the community. We are often in awe of the encouragement we are given and have such loyal customers and yoga students. This month we did the local market – which was a special one for Braidwood […]

Ease into sthira and sukha

Centre. Ease. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Santosha (संतोष) is second of the five Niyamas (self-discipline’s or observances). It refers to a sense of acceptance of how things are. Like these two simple words, it points to a space of contentment. You can also call this ‘home’. It’s our natural habitat. So why does it feel like a challenge […]

Taming Your Wandering Mind

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha says — but some simple techniques can boost it. “Pay attention to your attention,” Jha […]

10 Ways To Raise Your Vibration

1) Go outside: Go to the ocean, take a walk in the woods, sit under a tree, have a cup of coffee on the patio. Take in some nature and breathe the air. 2) Laugh! Sharing a big laugh is like an energy shower. A hearty laugh relieves physical tension and triggers endorphin release (chemicals in the brain […]

Hens Party Fun (content warning)

I was recently invited to a hens party and I wanted to take an unforgettable gift. We were going out for dinner so I thought, ‘I could make a cake.’ In alignment with the theme of ‘fun’ I could make a cake shaped like a penis. I was sure there were pecker cake tins around, […]

Laughter Yoga

If you want to learn how to cultivate happiness, try laugher yoga! < It’s out there, seems a little silly but if you let yourself go with it you can have some fun! Namaste,

Easy Dhal

John made dhal at a recent yoga retreat and everyone loved it. So here is the recipe – ingredients 1 cup (210g) red lentils, rinsed well 3cm fresh ginger, sliced 2 tbs (40g) ghee or oil Star anise 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seed ½ tsp fennel seed ½ tsp corriander seed ½ – […]

Sthira & Sukha of the Spine

Leslie Kaminoff, world-renowned Yoga Educator, brings Yoga Anatomy to life and in this short video he explains Sthira & Sukha of the Spine. Reminds me how everything is in balance. Effort and Ease has to work together in harmony. When it isn’t it create dukha, or suffering. Hope you enjoy it. Namaste,

Life is one big yoga pose: Equal parts effort and ease

Yoga is balance. A fine and tricky balance, to say the least. This balance can provide both calming and grounding energy in addition to giving way to enlightening inspiration and positive change. In order to get to this neutral place, one must play with the delicate dance of opposites… hard and soft, dark and light, […]

Making this retreat the best one EVER!

As many of you know yoga retreats make my heart sing. I love everything about them and I mean everything! I currently run mini yoga retreats in Braidwood once a month – where we explore different topics and delve deeper into practices. John does the cooking, we use as much of our own produce as […]

It’s radical and it works

It has taken me many hours to write this blog post – I have had lots of interruptions. Frustration has been bubbling … if I could just have an hour to myself I would finish it! The Universe had other plans, which on reflection, I can see the beneficial lessons. When I am trying to run […]

Radical Acceptance with Marsha Linehan

It is an empowering discussion about radical acceptance, by the founder herself, hope you enjoy it. What is Radical Acceptance? Radical means all the way, complete and total. It is accepting in your mind, your heart, and your body. It’s when you stop fighting reality, stop throwing tantrums because reality is not the way you […]

Fake it till you make it sutra.

Yoga Sutra 2.33 “Words Don’t Teach, but the Application of Words in Everyday Life Does” Yoga sutra 2.33 (vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam)* vitarka = uncertainty, doubt, questionable badhane = opposing, removal, suspended, annulment pratipaksha = opposition, opposite, adversary bhavanam = thought, manifesting, producing, imagining This is the “Fake it till you make it sutra.” This […]

Fake it til you become it

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. It is […]

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

For me, authenticity is one of the most important goals of yoga. After all, we come to our mats time and time again to better understand ourselves and learn to accept and love ourselves exactly as we are. Being authentic means you stop trying to hide your faults. You stop trying to change yourself to […]

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

A dear friend of mine, Sue Fisher, is running an 8 week participatory, supportive and structured group program for cultivating resilience and easeful well being. As mindfulness and yoga go hand in hand with one another, it is a great opportunity for those local to Braidwood to attend. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction This is the certified […]

Put on a happy face

This song comes to mind when thinking of Yoga Sutra 2.33 Vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam. When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should be thought of. Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face; Brush off the clouds and cheer up, Put on a happy face. Take off the gloomy mask of […]

Mothers Day

Sending my love and blessings for you to be present to what is … Mothers Day can bring up many emotions – Mothers who have lost children, those who have lost mothers, those with strained mother relationships, mothers with strained child relationships, those who have chosen not to be mothers, those yearning to be mothers. […]

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)

Did you know that our minds occupy negative thinking on average around 60-70% of the time? This 10 minute TED talk by psychologist Alison Ledgerwood will explain why we get stuck in negatives and how to get unstuck. The first 6 minutes she shares research but from the 6:21 mark she says that “our view […]

Prioritise Self-care

By practicing self-care, and learning to extend love toward yourself, you begin to cultivate feelings of self-worth, strength, and resiliency, leaving behind self-abuse and harmful coping mechanisms used to mask negative feelings you’ve had about yourself. Loving yourself does not mean you are selfish or self-centred. On the contrary, loving yourself deepens your ability to […]

Exploring emotions – grief

What I know to be true is that emotions once explored, experienced and expressed pass. The word emotion originated from the Latin word ’emovere,’ e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + movere ‘move’. Broken down e+motion, literally meaning energy in motion. At Samsara’s funeral I committed that I would speak to her and about her in […]

Yoga and emotions

“Emotions are our faithful guides, like owls that guide us through the dark night, back home.” Yoga is a conscious path of inner exploration. It is a journey of returning, again and again, to our wholeness. Along the way we meet, again and again, our conditioned self. This is the part of us that is […]

6 steps to Befriending your Emotions

Recognize, acknowledge, name itAs soon as you feel a change in your feeling state recognize and acknowledge it. Name it (See the e-motion and feeling scale above). Process itAnalyze what affected the change in your feeling state. What was the trigger? Did you gain or lose energy? Take note. If the catalyst for a negative […]

Vibration of Emotions

When we feel an emotion, what we are really sensing is the vibration of a particular energy. Think of emotion as the movement of energy – energy in motion. Each emotion has its own vibratory signature. Science and medicine had long been convinced that thoughts and emotions originate in the brain. However, modern research is proving […]

The lady stripped bare

Tracey Spicer strips back her daily routine and challenges us all to use our time more productively. Tracey is a respected journalist who has worked for many years in radio, print and television. Tracey ask the question: Why do we do this to ourselves?” Indeed, why? Women spend, on average, a year and three months […]

Braidwood Times Article

The Braidwood Times recently wrote this article … Long Locks Get the Chop Christina Jagusiak has spent the past five years waiting for her hair to get long enough to cut off. On Saturday, she plans to shave her head completely.  The local yoga teacher’s 35 centimetre undyed locks will go to charity ‘Hair for […]

First time I ever shaved my head

Many moons ago I was working in finance. Each day I woke up straightened my hair, put on make up, went for a run, had breakfast, showered, redid my hair and make up, put on stylish clothes, high heels and drove to work. Throughout the day I would retouch my hair and make up … […]

Maya’s first steps

It’s happening! She is off. Maya has taken her first steps and now there is no stopping her. Thought you’d enjoy to see how proud she is. I am so proud too. Namaste,

Our newest family member

Welcome home Emma! We applied a few months ago for a therapy dog for Kailash and there’s a 3 year wait! More and more we are noticing how important early intervention is with children on the spectrum but there seems to be many obstacles and delays in the way. So instead of waiting to try […]

Transition with Awareness & Grace

Here are 6 ways to transition with awareness and grace on your mat and in your life. 1. Get clear. Be Still. You won’t always know where you are going. That’s okay. Too often we forge ahead aimlessly, then wonder why we are letting the wind carry us every which way. So be still. Meditate. Journal. […]

How you transition, changes your life

  We transition dozens if not hundreds of times a day – from the house to outside, home to work, one yoga pose to the next, waking to sleeping etc. Most transitions go unnoticed, but it’s the ones we intentionally create and the ones thrust upon us, that are often the most difficult to navigate. […]

Happy Birthday Maya!

Happy Birthday Maya! On 8th November it was Maya Moksha’s first birthday. We feel so incredibly blessed to have Maya in our lives. Born at 800 grams and dropping to 713 grams there were many times we feared the worst. This strong and determined little munchkin continued to  Maya spent over 4 months in hospital, […]

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 […]