16/06/2020. Wow, what a year! Drought for previous 3 yrs, bushfires with smoke hanging in the air day after day, then if the wind changed and got rid of the smoke, dust storms blew in to replace the smoke. And then came the Corona Virus. So, half way through 2020 and I have been able to teach with restricted numbers for about a month now. It is great to get back to it and catch up with yogic friends after a 2+ month isolation. There has been a lot of suffering out there and I hope we never see the likes of it again.
20/01/2020 Be on the lookout for workshops this year. I am developing several different workshops and training packages. I will endeavour to have all of them ready by Q2 2020.
Still off the coffee (reference to post below).
Another post reference to the one dated 21/01/2019 - While I did have a really good year of Yoga, 2019 was a really tough year for life. It was the driest year I have ever experienced and those drought conditions were capped off by severe bushfires towards the end of the year. Many of the people who attend my classes are primary producers or associated businesses and the combined conditions were extremely stressful for them. It is my fervent hope that 2020 is a better year
Off the coffee for 3 weeks now. Feeling like new, much more alert, brain fog lifted, energy and good humour returned. That has to be a win.
First class back today for 2019. I am reinvigorated after the break and really keen to make 2019 the best yet for Yoga and life.
There will be only two classes held in the week beginning Monday 6th August 2018. I am at a Yoga training course. Apologies for any inconvenience.
There are also changes to the Calendar from the week beginning Monday 13th August with no classes at the Pcyc from thereon in.
I am running some classes during the July school holidays. See the class calendar for details.
Friday evening class at Aberdeen has been cancelled until further notice. If you want a Friday evening class ring me first to see if I am available.
Back to the normal class schedule tomorrow. Happy days indeed.
The will be no classes for the next two weeks resuming on Monday the 4th of June. Apologies for this unscheduled break.
108 Sun Salutation challenge completed. Think your fit and flexible? Give one of these a go. Next one scheduled for early spring 2018. Tip: build up you practice slowly, don't just try and do 108 straight up (unless you are a machine).
The hot, hot weather drags on without a rain break. Bit like living in the desert... my observation is that people are pushed to the limit, particularly those involved in rural pursuits. No water, no feed and falling prices. A real trifecta. All my positive energy goes to those suffering.
September class calendar is posted. There are no classes for the week commencing 25th of September as this is the week of the school holidays
Yin Yoga Teacher Training completed. Yin is a beautiful way to release.
No classes for the week 31st Jul 17 through to 6th Aug recommencing with the usual roster on Monday the 7th Aug. See the Class Calendar for full details
Limited classes during the school holidays from July 3 and recommencing on Monday 17th. See the Class Calendar for details
Friday evening classes are now on throughout the year at the Aberdeen studio. See the class Calendar for full details
1st February 2017
The PCYC Tuesday morning class now commences at 10.00 am. This aligns it with all morning classes. All have a 10.00 am start time.
Australia Day class in Scone - 5.30 pm in the Uniting Church hall
11th January 2017
Getting geared up now for a brand new year of Yoga. I am really excited (but calm nonetheless) about the year ahead. Hope you can join me. See the class calendar for class details.
27th August 2016
Doing 10 days training with a Yoga legend - Gregor Maehle of 8 limbs yoga. Unfortunately there will be no classes during the days 29th of August to 5th of September inclusive.
30th July 2016
Ancient Indian Proverb laying out the secret to happiness:
Something to do
Someone to love
Something to hope for
20th April 2016
Free class on Thursday 21st of April at 10.00am
This is a Level 2 class. Contact me on 0412 466722 if you would like to attend.
18th April 2016
Half way through the school holidays and I am already looking forward to starting classes again next week. Hopefully assisting people to become strong, flexible and calm.
21st March 2016
There are no classes over the Easter Break..... Except for a free class on the Easter Monday morning starting 10.00am at the Studio (147 Graeme St Aberdeen). This is a level 2 class and so you need to be fit and with yoga experience. You should also book a spot by phoning or messaging me on 0412 466722
27th February 2016
There are classes all over the valley with times and teachers to suit everyone - Pieternella Jarvie, Kelly Stannard and Kelly Ryan and of course myself. A style and teacher for everyone!
10th February 2016
A new class time for the beginners class at the PCYC. Now starting at 10.30 am instead of 11.30 am.
22nd January 2016
A new Scone class commences next week. Thursday evenings at 5.30 pm.
Location: Baptist Church Hall Corner of Mayne and Kingdon Streets Scone. Class is in the back hall - walk up the path on the RHS of the hall to find the back hall.
14th January 2016
Wow. The holidays are over. Its time to get the focus back on to looking after ourselves so that we can have an exciting 2016, not a year where we are constantly sick or stressed. Yoga makes the body strong to give us energy and ward off illness. It also provides the tools to calm the mind, sharpen our concentration and ability to make decisions.
20th December 2015
On the road to Tilba for a nice holiday with my new(ish) grandson Otto West. This will be only the third time I have seen him and I can't wait -"this is how you do a down dog Otto" Namaste.
14th December 2015
Last week of classes for the year. One of the things that I came away from the Byron course was "gratitude". I already knew from my yoga studies that we should be grateful for things in our life (and I was) but I didn't know how to integrate it into daily living. It's really simple. I have incorporated it into my classes, before I go to sleep at night and when I wake up. A few seconds to reflect on what is truly important to you and that you can be grateful for. Try it, for something so simple it really is quite powerful, adding to your general sense of well being..
30th November 2015
Back in the "real" world after an eight day meditation and philosophy retreat with Swami Pujan. I learn't a lot and despite working hard both mentally and physically I am feeling reinvigorated and ready for action on the mat (I learn't some really good tricks during our morning "hour of power" yoga sessions so be ready for those). Namaste to you all.
9th November 2015
Ran the first class for advanced practitioners today. It was great to move the pace up a few notches. Everyone worked hard and challenged themselves which of course is the basis of of any yoga practice
23rd October 2015
I love the energy that comes from a yoga class. Don't underestimate the power of positive energy. Steer clear of negative energy
21st October 2015
That wonderful yoga teacher Tess Hynes is returning to Scone to conduct a 2 hour restorative yoga class on the Friday evening, 30th October 2015. Contact Tess directly on 0407 101 621 for details
21st October 2015
Just booked in to an 8 day meditation training course in beautiful Byron Bay. This will be in addition to the meditation training I have already done. Really excited.
7th October 2015
First class in Scone tomorrow. I am very excited about it. Like all my classes, I will be trying hard too make it a good one!
29th Sept 2015
Over on the coast resting the body after a big year of yoga so far in 2015. But...... I am getting excited about coming back next week and tearing in. With grace, ease and calm of course.
18th Sept 2015
I received confirmation today that I can use the Upper Hunter Shire Council rooms. The first class is on Thursday the 8th of October at 10.00am
16th Sept 2015
Murrurundi classes have now been moved to the Friday commencing the 18th of September. No classes during the September school holidays
15th Sept 2015
Scone classes will commence in the first week of October. I have requested the Upper Hunter Shire Council allow the classes be conducted in the Council Chambers. Now that's exciting... but - I don't have the permission yet. Fingers crossed. Date time and location to be confirmed.
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