A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Lines in the Sand (brahmacarya)

The fourth yama is brahmacarya. This Sanskrit word has various connotations in Indian culture. It means celibacy, but is also to do with the phase of our life when we are young and still learning and developing - a time perhaps we should be concentrating on our studies and avoiding distractions. I choose to interpret… Continue reading Lines in the Sand (brahmacarya)

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Treading Lightly (asteya)

"Walk as if you were kissing the earth with your feet"Thich Nhat Hanh The third of the yama is asteya which means not-stealing. Although I'm sure we are all honest and trustworthy people in this community, a practice of asteya might also include attention to situations in which we might inadvertently 'steal' someone's words, time,… Continue reading Treading Lightly (asteya)

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The Duck Index (satya)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0p1-MGTK_8 "What hungry ducks they are - they're eating it!" The second of the Yama is Satya, which means truthfulness.I am sure most of us consider ourselves to be quite honest or truthful people. Have you ever said you would help out with something when actually you were really busy though? Have you ever said… Continue reading The Duck Index (satya)

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Keep On Stopping (ahimsa)

Lockdown in England is starting to ease. There are so many things to consider both at a personal level and for my business. I feel agitation arising within me.  How this manifests for me is a fluttery feeling in my chest, tension in my head, tiredness in my eyes, loss of appetite, withdrawing from my family,… Continue reading Keep On Stopping (ahimsa)

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Going In and Out

You may be surprised to see just how many bolsters we actually have here at our disposal. Well, they have all been acquired so that I might create very cosy, inviting and supported spaces for the practice of yoga.  At my restorative yoga workshops I like to provide all participants with two bolsters and plenty… Continue reading Going In and Out

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Planting Your Spring Garden

For the Garden of Your Daily LivingPlant three rows of PEAS:1. Peace of mind2. Peace of heart3. Peace of soulPlant four rows of SQUASH:1. Squash gossip2. Squash indifference3. Squash grumbling4. Squash selfishnessPlant four rows of LETTUCE:1. Lettuce be faithful2. Lettuce be kind3. Lettuce be patient4. Lettuce really love one anotherNo garden is without TURNIPS:1. Turnip… Continue reading Planting Your Spring Garden