Yoga is Magic: a contemplative essay

Yoga is Magic: a contemplative essay

This beautiful essay was written as part of a group project during the Sacred Scripture module of the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training I run each year with Idit Hefer-Tamir at Sukha Mukha Yoga.  So inspiring!  Thanks to the authors, Natanya, Pats and Olivia. Yoga is Magic “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein As children we are filled with […]

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Yoga Journal – Aboriginal Spiritual Teachings and Yoga

Yoga Journal – Aboriginal Spiritual Teachings and Yoga

So happy to have a piece in the new Australian Yoga Journal about the connections between Aboriginal wisdom, Ayurveda and yoga. And especially super impressed with editor Jessica Humphries for being brave enough to publish on controversial topics such as the National Anthem and the Australia Day date.

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Five Ways to Get Healthy with Ayurveda

Five Ways to Get Healthy with Ayurveda

With the autumn well and truly upon us now is the last chance before the cooler weather kicks in to de-tox and reset our health. Here are five top tips to get you flourishing at this time of year:

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Autumn Recipe: Sesame Cookies

Autumn Recipe: Sesame Cookies

This recipe is an adapted re-post from the fabulous www.everydayayurvedacookbook.com The book is a required text for our upcoming Ayurveda Sadhana training, and this recipe is perfect plant-based treat for the coming autumn weather here in Australia. Sesame is a rainy-season crop, revered in Ayurveda as an ojas (immunity) builder and often used for making sweets in the winter season and for devotional festivals. Sesame […]

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Sacred Scripture: Compassion from a Wild Bear

Sacred Scripture: Compassion from a Wild Bear

This thoughtful and eloquent reflection was written by a group from our Advanced Teacher Training class of 2016 as part of the Sacred Scripture module.  Each year we use the inspiration of different yogic texts as a launch-pad to find our own voices as teachers and share the teachings in an authentic and meaningful way. This piece was inspired by an extract from Karen Bajaj’s […]

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The Perfect Offering – Happy New Year

The Perfect Offering – Happy New Year

‘Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There’s a crack in everything That is how the light gets in.’ Leonard Cohen There is a lot of talk as 2016 draws to a close about it having been a difficult and troublesome year. Certainly if we look at the state of the planet, the lives of many animals and the politics of […]

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Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

Often the world’s problems can seem insurmountable.  Switch on the evening news and there is so much going on out there that we can do so little about, most of us are left feeling totally powerless.  Yet every time you spend a dollar you’ve got the opportunity to do so mindful of who and what that purchase might affect.   Some choices are simple, like fair-trade […]

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Sadhana of Birth: Stardust and Magic

Sadhana of Birth: Stardust and Magic

The transforming journey of becoming a pregnancy yoga teacher and doula … About eight years ago when I was pregnant with my second child I undertook training to become a doula – a birth support person – with the Australian Doula College here in Sydney. At the time I was working on my book ‘The Yoga of Birth’ and although I’d been teaching Pregnancy Yoga […]

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Vegan BBQ

Vegan BBQ

I was delighted to be asked the other day by a friend who is hosting a BBQ what options would be good for vegans.  A small(ish) gathering at her home includes three vegans (this is surely a great sign that vegans are everywhere and consciousness about the cruelty invloved in animal prodct production is expanding!). Here are my go to ideas for hosting a vegan-friendly […]

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Spiritual is Political

Spiritual is Political

My teacher Sharon Gannon has long said that ‘Spiritual is Political’ meaning that if you consider yourself a spiritual person it is impossible to avoid politics.  The very fact that you are a living, breathing (not to mention eating) being means you are political – your choices and lifestyle matter.  Russell Brand, whom I love, said ‘the solutions have to be primarily spiritual and secondarily […]

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