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Featured Yogi: Cushla

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Name: Cushla Sheridan Studio: Te Hine Ruru Retreat Russell Years teaching: 10   Years practicing: 20+ Favourite yoga style: Asthanga is my personal practice; this tradition lends itself well to my mostly home-based practice in rural NZ. However I like to teach a more gentle style of vinyasa flow yoga that allows me to teach, and focus on the needs of the students I have …

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After Suicide

Jane Life, My Yoga

Suicide and September. Two words that always go together on my calendar, whether or not there’s a highly promoted Suicide Prevention Day to seek help should you be depressed and suicidal. My family’s twenty-five years seemingly irrelevant, lost in the official and newsworthy yet still tightly bound together forever, regardless, for me, for my mother and for my brothers, one …

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Featured Yogi blog post - The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide

Featured Yogi: Stacy

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                    Name: Stacy Jacqueline Lee Ghin Studios: Dancing Vishnu (also teaches at Yoga Sanctuary and Les Mills) Years teaching: 3 Years practicing: 18 Favourite yoga style: Vinyasa, and my own private practice What’s your favourite time of the day to practice? Morning, or at night by candlelight. What advice would you …

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Featured Yogi: Brigid

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Brigid Costello Studio: Wairere Pilates and Yoga, Wellington Years teaching: 6 Years practicing: 11 consistent years after intermittent practice as a teenager Favourite yoga style: Creative vinyasa flow What’s your favourite posture at the moment? The peaceful sleeping embryo position, lying on one side, curled into a ball after savasana. It’s deliciously nurturing. There’s so much potential in that …

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Tuesday And Goodbye To Tom

Jane Life

This morning was a hot hatha class, strong and purposeful. Then two meetings, loose and funny. Running parallel was the niggle. You know the one. An insistent little voice, monotoning away in the background like an unwanted guest. I come home to my desk and there he is. Tom. Purring, trying to stand but legs splaying out, a cartoon figure …

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Featured Yogi: Victoria

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Victoria Watts Studio: Yoga Tech Years teaching: 3 + 3 years in group fitness Years practicing: 16 (not showing my age at all) Favourite yoga style: Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, Meditation What’s your favourite time of the day to practice? During the day… why? Cause I can!!! But no, seriously any time is a good time to practice. Early mornings …

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Featured Yogi: Kiri

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Kiri Sutherland Studio: Matakana plus weekend intensives around NZ Years teaching: 16 Years practicing: 18 (How did that happen!) Favourite yoga style: Ashtanga Mysore What’s your favourite time of day to practice? 4-6pm because my body is more comfortable and my mind is more relaxed than first thing in the morning when I’m busy thinking about other things I want/need …

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Featured Yogi: Josh

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Josh Kramer Studio: Traveling Teacher – classes and workshops around the world by request Years teaching: 2 Years practicing: 8 Favourite yoga style: My background is in Iyengar Yoga, but I love to mix it up with flow and lots of arm balance transitions When were you introduced to yoga? I was always interested in health and fitness. Most …

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Dear Blog Reader

Jane Yoga Stories

Dear Blog Reader, There has not been a lot of blog lately and I can’t even promise there will be a lot of blog in the near future but there will be some blog today. I was fortunate to have space in the first edition of Wabi Sabi Magazine recently to provide articles from some of our community as well …

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Featured Yogi blog post - The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide

Featured Yogi: Doug

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Doug Moores Studio: EastWest + Studio Red – Auckland Years teaching: 2 Years practicing: More than 3, less than 30 Favourite yoga style: Happy What three words would best sum up a class you teach? A bit bananas. What’s your favourite posture at the moment? Handstands/lying in front of the fire with dark chocolate. Who has inspired or encouraged you …

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