my town

My Town

Jane Small Things

Song title streets. Cafes that know your order. Ponsonby pooches, Waiheke wineries. Small bookshops. Two harbours and city beaches. Eighty-plus yoga studios. The bridge. Slithery, invasive traffic. Road rage. New suburbs, old money. VillasBungalowsTerraces, no space. Green coned parks. All shades of humans. Chinese food. European cars. Stylised beards and shiny new faces. Middle-aged activists, air kisses. ArtMusicDanceBaristas. Market days. …

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54 things

Fifty-Four Things

Jane My Yoga

I’ve been thinking about being brave. It’s an idea that’s often touched on in class, the implicit suggestion that bravery, something I’ve always thought of as a majestic, loud kind of show is more often found in the smaller, backstage details. Somehow that all makes sense on the mat. They say, place your palms up, soften your chest, open your …

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

Featured Yogi: Tim

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Name: Tim Seutter Studio: The Loft Yoga and Pilates Studio, Whangarei Years teaching: 3.5 Years practicing: 7 Favourite yoga style: Power Yoga Is there a time of the day you prefer to practice? I prefer to practice in the evenings. I find it really challenging to practice in the early mornings. What drew you to teaching yoga? It found me. …

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

Featured Yogi: Barbara

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Name: Barbara Coley Studio: Svastha Yoga New Zealand Years teaching: 8 Years practicing: 23 Favourite yoga style: Breath centred What does svastha mean? The word ‘svastha’ means to stay as the Self. It refers to being in a state of optimum health and balance – body, mind and soul. What drew you to Svastha yoga? It was a happy accident! …

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