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The Quest for Mindfulness: The Art of Being Mindful Seaweed

I forgot to wear my contacts to class. What does that mean? It means that I can either rock my giant Woody Allen-esque glasses and enjoy them slipping off my face every time I’m in downward facing dog or I accept that its blind yoga for today.…
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The Quest for Mindfulness – BOOBS

Breathe. Tatjana says. I... C…C..Can’t I squeeze out. “Deep breaths in and out” she repeats. Seriously, I am suffocating over here. I’m in a shoulder stand and my boobs are cutting off my airways as they flatten my larynx.…
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The Quest for Mindfulness: FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE

Like any quest I am in search of something. At times the thing I seek is clear, but most times it is nebulous. The thing I search for ‘the present moment’ is an elusive creature. I see it hiding in shadows, but most times I feel like…
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Inspirations

W.A. Mozart John Cage Adrienne Rich Coco Chanel MOMA Berlin Philharmonic silk Japanese kimonos Jim Jarmush David Bowie BAUHAUS Marina Abramovic Jackson Pollock Jagoda Buic Marcel Proust kindness dancing nature silence
CALIFORNIA DREAMING
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The Quest for Mindfulness Berlin – CALIFORNIA DREAMING

I’m staring at my laptop and there’s nothing. I can’t write a single word. I could put it down to writers block but that’s just not true. The whole week I have been songwriting, writing a short story for my writers group, hell I’m…
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The Quest for Mindfulness: CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

I sometimes forget when I head to yoga practice on Thursdays after work that I am not just rushing to do my asanas but to understand my mind a bit more.  I sometimes struggle with breath-focused seated  meditation,  so it was a welcome…
The Quest for Mindfulness
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The Quest for Mindfulness – Upside down and inside out

I love being upside down. I love love love it. Ask anyone who knows me well enough, I love doing things backwards and inverted - why? I have no clue, I just think its fun - perhaps I was a bat in previous life as I like Ask anyone who knows…
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The quest for mindfulness: Return to your breath

Thursday came and with it my very first official Dynamic Yoga class with Tatjana. I was strangely nervous, wondering if I was going to suck or not. Intellectually I know yoga practice is not about being good or bad and more a case of being…
The quest for mindfulness - The Journey Begins!
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The quest for mindfulness – The Journey Begins!

One of the most challenging things, I imagine I am not alone in this, is being mindful and present. Being in the now has been my Everest of sorts for as long as I can remember. My mind is like a version of mental ping-pong - ping past-pong…
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver - air

Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Module 4: AIR

The 4th Module, AIR covers all of the bases with practical advice and mentoring to give you the knowledge, confidence and skills to be a responsible and compassionate teacher. You will discover and cultivate your own unique strengths as a Yoga…
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Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Module 3: FIRE

The third Module, Fire gives you tools to develop your own creativity and knowledge of asana variations. Each basic asana will be briefly reviewed, and in this section you will learn modifications for special considerations (injury, extreme…
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Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Module 2: WATER

  The second module builds on the knowledge of anatomy and the subtle body from Module 1 and expands into sequencing a dynamic and intelligent class based on your knowledge of how the asanas and the body function together. You will learn…