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Small Things Right Now

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 [line] You… Read More

Spring Elements

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… Read More

Ever The Land

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… Read More

The Other Side

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… Read More

Drink O’Clock

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! The happy mantra of many can be heard across the land as we mark the end of a long work day, a long week, a birthday, a barbecue, a good day, a bad day or as we gratefully reach for it to help bolster us through dinner with those small humans… Read More

Around Here

I dreamt last night I practiced in a swimsuit. An ill fitting one-piece with a low, low cut front and faded blousy flowers. I was in a class that took place in a supermarket, a steaming hot fruit and veges section to be exact, yet I seemed to be the only person dressed for the… Read More

Last Week

Last week, I was all over the place in terms of times and studios for my classes. Quite unlike me as usually the only absolute I have in my day is my yoga and that includes the time and place, and exactly where I place my mat.* But sometimes life has a way of changing… Read More

Rethinking Stress

When asked how you are, do you find yourself always making a point of saying you’re busy or tired or stressed? Whether you’re at that stage of fighting back tears because you’re overwhelmed with busyness or you’ve perfected the self-deprecating shrug of ugh, so crazy I barely eat lunch any more or the frenetically paced Icantbelievehowmuchihavetodoidonthavetimetobreathe… Read More

                          With Tracey Wheeler of T.A Inc – The Real Deal I have been interested in health, wellbeing and food from a very young age. I grew up in a rural environment and was able to see first hand the relationship between how… Read More

If Only

Beatific mamas-to-be are filling my Instagram feed and glowing youthful newbies are sharing my classes at the moment. I’ve noticed the former as I lug my waaaaaay past pregnancy bod around and the latter as they place their pristine new mats down next to mine. And I can’t help thinking that if I’d only had… Read More