Featured Yogi section of The Yoga Connection, yoga, yoga teachers, New Zealand

Featured Yogi: Kim

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Name: Kim O’Brien Years teaching: 15 years Years practicing: 17 years Studio owner: Yoga By The Sea Favourite yoga style: Ooooh I don’t have a favourite – love it all but some styles more than others on any particular day!         What do you remember about your first yoga class that made you want to return? I found …

JaneFeatured Yogi: Kim
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Teaching Kids

Jane Yoga Stories

Getting little ones on the yoga mat is a sign of the times. Thank goodness! If your own yoga journey started as an adult and you’re reaping the benefits, it seems only natural to encourage and support children to start as early as possible. Many studios offer yoga classes for kids, usually run as a course, and most studios offer …

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Sugared Up

Jane Health

I’ve never really followed the savoury food or sweet food rule, where you swear allegiance to favour one over the other. I favour both equally well, thank you very much, and am all for the cheese board and the tiramisu. I get the fervour that accompanies something like Paleo because I get that when something works for you, you want …

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Jane Philosophy

The yoga studio can be a confronting place. No matter how long you’ve been practicing or how often, to walk in with very little clothing on, maybe to face a wall of mirrors is to see yourself from head to toe, and to be seen from head to toe. Sometimes you don’t like what you see. Sometimes it’s really, really …

Featured Yogi section of The Yoga Connection, yoga, yoga teachers, New Zealand

Featured Yogi: Swami Yogamani

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Swami Yogamani Saraswati Years teaching: Full-time since early 2000 Years practicing: 35 years Studio Owner: Caretaker of Manipura Yoga Centre – we own nothing in life 😉 Favourite yoga style: Bihar School of Yoga         What drew you to the Bihar School of Yoga? The holistic approach, encompassing the complete personality. It has the ability to change lives …

JaneFeatured Yogi: Swami Yogamani
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Update – Off The Mat, Into The World

Jane Yoga Stories

In our January newsletter we spoke to Jen Wilson about her voluntary work with Off The Mat, Into The World, the organisation that aims to harness the power of yoga to inspire and support conscious, sustainable activism, and to ignite grassroots social change.  (How incredible is that intention, ‘harness the power of yoga’?!) Since then a two-day intensive workshop was held …

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Five Things: Little Bird Unbakery

Jane Five Things, Food

            With Little Bird’s Megan May –  Going Raw I had been sick for a long time, spent every penny we had on healthcare and was unable to work. Needless to say I was very frustrated with the situation, and I felt like I had nothing to lose. I stopped looking for a quick fix …

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Yogini Under A Palm Tree

Jane Yoga-ish thoughts

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind visit to Fiji and Samoa. A work trip that was supposed to end with three days of nothing except sun, books, a translucent lagoon and some sweet yoga on a mat of springy sea grass. Except it wasn’t to be. Delayed flights, cancelled flights and a stay in hospital meant the most wonderful fevered …

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