Beautiful fully catered vegetarian retreat. Arrive Friday afternoon, first class at 5 pm, leave Monday afternoon on the October Long Weekend. Leave your busy life behind and join us for Iyengar Yoga classes – asana, pranayama and inversions at the beautiful Yanada Retreat in St Albans, one and a half hours from Sydney. Suitable for […]
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Australia Day Retreat – Tyraman, Hunter Valley, NSW Tyraman is a beautiful retreat centre surrounded by gardens and water-lily ponds. A retreat gives us the opportunity to surrender completely to the yoga process in a supportive and peaceful natural environment. Accommodation is shared and linen and towels are provided. It’s about a 3 hour drive […]
In this podcast, I’d like to introduce you to Peter Thomson, my first yoga teacher. I started yoga with him way back in the 1980s. If not for him, I would not be a yoga teacher today. Peter sees yoga as a way of understanding life, as a meditative activity and training. He talked about […]
Pixie Lillas has been a shining light in the Iyengar Yoga world for almost 40 years. She is well known for her commitment to her practice and her ongoing support for younger teachers through her teacher training and the Iyengar Yoga assessments. She started yoga with three practices a day when she was 26 and […]
This morning was my first class back at the Iyengar Institute (RIMYI) after 14 years. Even though I was here in Pune, India last year for the Geeta Convention, I didn’t attend classes at RIMYI. Some things have changed – no more squat toilets – but mostly it feels the same, my feet opening on the marble floors just as they did all those years ago. Prashant looks older of course, more like his father. Let me predicate this blog with a disclaimer – this is my interpretation of what Prashant said – and as he said, we are all making our own recordings of what’s going on according to the quality of our equipment!
This year saw a return trip to Australia, after ten years living and working in the UK. Part of my trip that I have been very much looking forward to was a stay at the beautiful Emu Park yoga retreat in Queensland with Linda. I had previously studied with Linda back in 2005 at the […]
My son is learning the piano, so every morning I harangue and cajole him to do his practice. Let me first say we have established that he wants to keep playing the piano and he enjoys it. Nevertheless, he still needs a bit of a push and the conditions to be created for him to get a […]
Have you noticed that after yoga you come out of class more centered and calm? Your mind at peace, resting a moment from the incessant activity that often occupies it. Patanjali wrote about this phenomenon thousands of year ago in the yoga sutras, short aphorisms describing the yogic path. Sutra 1.2 yogah cittavritti nirodhah is […]
We have had some great reviews for the Yoga Nook DVD, if you can’t always make it to class and need a flexible option to learn and practice yoga, this could be a good choice for you. The Yoga Nook DVD has definitely enhanced my yoga practice. It has provided that extra spurt of motivation […]
Tyraman Retreat Australia Day Weekend January 2014 I had only been participating in yoga for about four months when the invite to a retreat in the Hunter Region of NSW came on offer. At first, I was a little reluctant to go. Life was busy and my confidence in doing the poses (asanas) was a […]