Wednesday, 15 April 2015


A lovely morning tea break with Wednesday Morning students in which we had lots of fun and interesting discussion.
 We were talking about wisdom and its relationship with intuition, how as we mature through decades of working in our chosen fields there is an unfolding of wisdom which can not be attained in anyway other way than through experience.
An example that was shared was a study on intuition that Catalyst recently showed. A study that examined a chief fireman whom did not know why he spontaneously ordered all of his firefighters out of a blazing building saving their lives when it  abruptly exploded. How did he know this was about to happen?  He didn't consciously think 'this buildings about to explode', but something made him act in that moment. The study revealed that through his years of experience and the gathering of information in the back of his brain; like a collection of data that all clicked together in that moment to signal a response, an intuitive response developed through decades in his field.
 To be in tune with our intuition we have to be fully present, you can imagine how fully present that firefighter would have been!
I reflected on the layers of yoga and its practice, how self awareness and presence is developed and how intuition surfaces. When you act on intuition it is not a conscious act, there is no thought process, it is spontaneous and in the very moment it is exercised. It doesn't come through mind but rather empty mind.
 Before I begin class I take a moment, a moment to empty my mind and be still. Like a radar my intuition is putting out feelers to guide me. Often students come to me after class and say "I felt that class was specifically for me".
Because intuition happens spontaneously there is no awareness of it happening, just the wisdom to know that it is there.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter 2015

Easter Yoga Workshop

As my 2015 Easter workshop has come to a close and I reflect on the last four days and the very keen lovely group of people that chose to spend my favourite time of the year with me in the yoga studio, opposite our beautiful beach and the blue blue skies of April.
Easter is a collective time. As a human species we gather together to share, to celebrate, reflect and regather for the change of seasons. It is a spiritual time astrologically, with the full moon, constellations and their influence. This year we were given a solar eclipse on Saturday night and a blood moon rise on Sunday!
In the past I have done meditation retreats over the Easter period as well as teaching many Easter yoga workshops. I can not deny the special energy and vibes that come along at this phase of the Luna cycle, and its nurturing support we get in our practice. It gives me great joy to see the open faces of my students as the classes come to a close.
I think most people agree that Easter is a great time for family reconnection, the fun of Easter eggs and of gratitude. Family time in the truest sense, in that family branches can grow from many trees.
Thank you all for choosing the yoga family tree this year I have enjoyed our time immensely.

Friday, 27 March 2015


Wow my first "Blog" and how to begin!? After deleting several attempts I think it best if I start talking a little about my journey as a 'yogini' and how I view it so far from where I am sitting now.
If you look at my class timetable it hasn't changed much in 17 years and this week I felt as though I ended an era after teaching my final Thursday night class. (Typically just after printing of 1000 new colour brochures and uploading my new web page!) When I look at my timetable I recognize the dedication I have in doing what I do. I look at all the Thursday night school concerts I missed because I had to be there for my students and how the years always unfolded new students as the old ones moved on. There is no denying I am here for the long haul and I love yoga in all its essence.
 Yoga to me is to be aware "awake" so when I ask you not to close the eyes when doing certain postures in class I am merely inviting you to be awake to the process of observation which requires your full attention. When I ask you to breathe I encourage mindfulness.
In all that I do and say to do in the yoga studio, you can be sure there is a reason why, and a purpose. The only real requisite I ask of you as a student is trust and willingness because I can only teach you what you are ready to receive.