A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Finding Our Way Home (svadyaya, isvara pranidhana)

Wrapping up my month of posts on the Niyama - five personal habits to 'practice' on your journey with yoga. I have done my fair share of journeying in order to ‘find myself’. Each adventure has been a journey that took me out of my comfort zone and then back to a place of greater… Continue reading Finding Our Way Home (svadyaya, isvara pranidhana)

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Self Care Salutations to the Sun

Yoga is informed by a model of vitality in which our energy flows through two main channels (connected to the nostrils) right for sun and left for moon. A sun salutation is a simple sequence that can be performed on a daily basis to bring balance to that energy as well as warm up the… Continue reading Self Care Salutations to the Sun

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Sitting Uncomfortably (tapas)

The third of the niyama is tapas. When translated from Sanskrit, tapas literally means ‘heat’. It is the heat that we create when we confront our habits, or the things we have become habituated to. It is often described as ‘discipline’ but I prefer to think of it as moving away from our comfort zone, or “sitting uncomfortably”.

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Blooming in Your Own Way (sauca samtosa)

A rose does not compare itself with the other roses, it just blooms! This month I am writing and teaching about the Niyama - five ideas from the Yoga Sutras that are about our personal habits. I think of them as a simple yogic model of self care and am almost a little amused to… Continue reading Blooming in Your Own Way (sauca samtosa)

Separate Together Retreat

Self Care Vs Self Improvement

Today I would like to share with you these words from Bob Sharples (an Australian psychologist and meditation teacher). He writes about 'meditation' but you could substitute this for 'yoga', 'relaxation' or even just 'practice'. Don’t meditate to fix yourself,to heal yourself,to improve yourself,to redeem yourself.Rather, do it as an act of love,of deep warm friendship… Continue reading Self Care Vs Self Improvement

Retreats

Day Retreat

An opportunity for individuals or pairs to spend the day here and enjoy a quiet day for self care and reflection. The package price includes a yoga session tailored especially for you, a massage of your choice and lunch from The Running Fox. You will also receive a goody bag with some organic toiletries, note-cards and other little treats.