refugees

Putting Out A Welcome Mat

Jane Life

By now you’ll have seen the pictures many times, the one of a three-year-old boy called Aylan Kurdi in particular. Washed up on a Turkish beach, Aylan had drowned as his family tried to flee from Kobani to Europe. At first, like me you may have thought he was being carried alive from the water. That’s what I wanted to …

JanePutting Out A Welcome Mat

Featured Yogi: Louise

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Louise Thompson Studio: Positive Balance has been proudly serving the community here in Northcote Point for 10 years now! Years teaching: 10 Years practicing: 14 Favourite style of yoga: Sivananda What initially drew you to yoga? Yoga found me at a really difficult time in my life in London – it brought me a sense of peace that I …

JaneFeatured Yogi: Louise
small things right now

Small Things Right Now

Jane Small Things

Changing seasons. Warmth. Blossom and Tuis. Lighter mornings. New yoga pants. Almond milk lattes. Raw chocolate. Unexpected smiles. Hope. Risk-taking. Fresh sheets. Paying it forward quietly. Daisies. Late night conversations. Kitchen bench crow pose. Kindness. Always kindness. Books you never want to end. Kiwi idiosyncrasies. Laughing. Savansana head-rubs and toe-pulls. – Jane x You might enjoy: Spring Elements Note To …

JaneSmall Things Right Now

Featured Yogi: Devananda

Jane Featured Yogi

                            Full name: Devananda (Dee) Studio: Ashram Yoga, Senior Teacher Years teaching: 10 years Years practicing: 20 years Favourite style: Hatha What is unique about Ashram Yoga? Compared to other modern and popular styles of Yoga, Ashram Yoga is exceptional as we offer other limbs of Yoga …

JaneFeatured Yogi: Devananda
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Spring Elements

Jane Around Here

A few things that took place on the mat (and off) this week – Side bends and hip stretches. I am feeling them. I am feeling them a lot. Seems there is more to this season than blossom and lambs and lighter mornings. Yoga associates Spring with the wood element in Chinese medicine meaning it’s beneficial to activate and stimulate …

JaneSpring Elements
ever the land

Ever The Land

Jane Opinion

If you’re a yogi, a pretty nice human being and you’re here I’m going to make a big call and suggest you care about the environment, our land and about our people. This is why we’re friends. And although the International Film Festival’s been and gone in Auckland, there was a documentary I saw that’s stuck in my head in …

JaneEver The Land
the other side

The Other Side

Jane Around Here

You know that saying ‘the grass is always greener’? Well, I’ve been living that lately. No matter how much I try and override it I’ve reverted back to that time when I would be on my way to a uni exam looking longingly out of the bus window wishing I was every single person on the street except me. Because …

JaneThe Other Side