Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pema on Rough Spots (+ me on Glitter)

From my fave, Pema Chodron:
"The essence of life is that it’s challenging. Sometimes it is sweet, and sometimes it is bitter. Sometimes your body tenses, and sometimes it relaxes or opens. Sometimes you have a headache, and sometimes you feel 100 percent healthy. From an awakened perspective, trying to tie up all the loose ends and finally get it together is death, because it involves rejecting a lot of your basic experience. There is something aggressive about that approach to life, trying to flatten out all the rough spots and imperfections into a nice smooth ride.
To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. From the awakened point of view, that’s life."
I just want to be alive, and to have glitter around me. Sounds good right? Don't try to get rid of the rough spots darling, that's where the good stuff is xoxo

Monday, June 01, 2015

Shiny Yoga on the mat

It's a new month, and I've some exciting news to share, my Eastern suburbs yogis! I will be teaching some yummy classes back in Bondi, at the gorgeous Yogatime - starting this week!

Come and practice, will be so great to see you xo

Mon 1st June - 
7:30pm Yin at Egg Of The Universe, Rozelle

Tues 2nd -
6am Flow at My Asana, Vauclus
7:30pm Yin & Meditation at Yogatime, Bondi

Fri 5th -
6am Open at Yogatime

Sun 7th -
5:45pm Essentials & Meditation at EOTU
7:30pm Yin at EOTU

Sunday, May 31, 2015

"What happens when people open their hearts? They get better." Haruki Murakam

My heart-opening, joy-filling Yin Yoga Workshop is happening in just a few hours at My Asana. Final spots are available so book in - 

Sunday May 31, 11:30am - 1:30pm, all props provided
My Asana, 669a Old South Head Road, Vaucluse

Saturday, May 30, 2015

"Be truthful, gentle and fearless" - Gandhi

My therapist this week told me that when I keep saying how hard everything is, and how my dreams have kind of fallen apart this year, that I'm actually negating this moment and this life as it is right now. That this path that I've landed on is not something to wish away or 'just get through'.  She of course says it so much more eloquently, but the gist of it was that I'm wishing away today, over and over and over again, and how soul-destroying for me must that be.

Anyone that knows me knows that this is true - I've really had the hardest time of my life in these past couple of months. In this hardship, I have found a strength of character that I never knew I possessed. I have found that I am much more resilient than I could have ever dreamed of being. That doesn't mean it's all ok, it doesn't mean that I am not praying every single day for things to change - these past few months have tested me like no other.

But I also realise that while I'm grieving for a lot right now, I also have some joy in my life. I have found inner strength and peace. I have had it reconfirmed again and again that I have amazing friends. I have been so joyously + heartwarmingly surprised at the kindness of others around me.

I have been so tired and over a lot of things, that for the first time in a long time I am saying 'NO' to a lot. Normally the worry of what others think and how they'll react is my first thought. Not lately. I have been kicked quite a lot by life and situations recently (this adult stuff is hard work!), that I just don't have the energy to worry so much about every one else. I like to believe that I am still kind, I am still compassionate, but I am also loving that for the first time in a long time I am taking care of myself and self-compassion is a huge director of my life right now.

What a beautiful thing - for kindness and compassion to be the way one makes decisions. If only more would do that, right? So today, here's that you live with truth and most importantly gentleness. My you live from love not fear, may you be held and buoyed by the love of those around you.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Shiny Yoga on the mat

This week I am running my first yoga retreat with the gorgeous Clare from Woodward Institute (it's sold out! eek!) and I'm over the moon. Getting to share this yoga and life stuff with a gathering of beautiful people really floats my boat. We are heading to the South Coast's Culburra Beach - stay tuned for our next retreat dates, oh - and join the mailing list to get first dibs!

There's still some classes to come and find yourself at this week in beautiful Sydney-town though - come along:

Mon 4th -
7:30pm Yin at Egg Of The Universe

Tues 5th -
6:30am Open at Body Mind Life Surry Hills

Wed 6th -
6am Open at BML Bondi

Thurs 7th -
6am Open at BML SH

Fri 8th -
6am Open at BML Bondi

Sunday, May 03, 2015

May Music with love xo

A May play-list that has been doing the rounds in class lately. Heart and soul all the way, yogis xo

YIN AUTUMN WORKSHOP at My Asana - book now

I've upgraded! The Autumn Elemental Gatherings in Summer Hill sold out within 24 hours so I'm holding this monthly gathering on 31 May at the beautiful My Asana studio in Vaucluse. Still small and intimate, all props provided, 2 hours to let go, fill up and restore.

Find quiet, introspection and really, find YOU, in these small group immersions. Talk about bliss!

Keen to book? My Asana are taking spaces now and spots are limited to if you want some loving, get in touch now xo

Sunday May 31, 11:30am - 1:30pm (2hours)
Investment: $50 per gathering

Monday, April 20, 2015

Shiny Yoga on the mat

Ready for some shiny yoga? Would love to have you come and practice and get all soft n lovely with me xo
Tues 21st -
6:30am Open + Meditation at Body Mind Life Surry Hills
Wed 22nd -
6am Open at BML Bondi Beach
Thurs 23rd -
6am Open at BML SH
Fri 24th -
6am Open at BML BB
Sun 26th -
5:45pm Essentials + Meditation at Egg Of The Universe Rozelle
7:30pm Yin at EOTU

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