It is hard to believe we have reached the final term for 2021 already! This term begins a little differently as we are currently in Lockdown in Auckland and the studio has been closed for 8 weeks now....
Some of you may be missing the kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face contact of in person classes in the studio. We have created a beautiful little haven here in Helensville for people to come into to receive their yoga and to relax in. It has been exciting and a privilege to have had so many students over the years coming into the space, adding their positive energy and leaving a little bit calmer and more at peace.
But it is the essence of yoga practice itself that is the vehicle for you to find that peace within you. The studio and even teacher are more like a container - let's say the garage for that vehicle!
The winds of change have blown through all our lives these past two years, that is everyone on the planet, and so we have had to adjust our sails to...
For many it is the next step in their yoga journey, for some it has been an unwelcome necessity during this pandemic, but either way, you CAN develop a beautiful home practice that will have many benefits for your wellbeing.
A yoga practice with intent is called Sadhana, and it's powerful, personal and may even change your life! (Your Sadhana is of a spiritual nature and the focus is not only on doing poses to gain physical mastery. It's about what's on the inside as well.)
But there can be many obstacles along the journey, and initially it can be helpful to have some guidance and to know that although there maybe barriers, there are also solutions.
Here's some of what I've heard and may have even said myself sometimes in my 21 years of yoga teaching -