Evolution of the Yoga Mat

Evolution of the Yoga Mat

As most of you who regularly read my musings know, I first started practicing yoga in Gisborne, Aotearoa, NZ, in 1992. In those days just as today, the first thing you needed to do when you decided to get serious about yoga was to buy your own yoga mat. I seem to...

Christmas 2017 — Keeping it Real

Christmas is almost here and we are enjoying weather that is more like February than December. I have to keep reminding myself that I do actually live in Wellington. The pohutukawa are flowering, but slowly, almost like they are embarrassed to be turning crimson this...
Mornings and Moon Days

Mornings and Moon Days

From Monday 13th Nov. we will be offering 5 Open Mysore Morning classes a week. This is possible only because Olivia has very kindly offered to lead the Tues. and Thurs. morning sessions. It would not be possible for me to do the extra sessions without my own practice...
Your Practice- Mysore Style Te Aro Astanga Yoga

Your Practice- Mysore Style Te Aro Astanga Yoga

The Movie I have always taught Yoga in “Mysore Style” classes. Way back in 1994 when I was first assisting Peter Sanson it was in his “Mysore” classes in Gisborne. I have always thought that this was a more traditional way to teach and much better for the student,...

Yoga in Cambodia 2017

I thought I would write down a few of my impressions from our “Cambodia Adventure” in July this year. Although travelling to Cambodia was not a new thing for me, this was the first time I have ever organised a trip for other people. I had a few things keeping me awake...

Guide to Yama Part 5 — Aparigraha

Aparigraha is the fifth and final of the Yamas and translates as refraining from covetousness or non-greed. To follow this yama is to live a simple life without over indulgence. This needs to be both in the practical sense of not eating too much or subjecting oneself...