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Featured Yogi: Cathy

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Name: Cathy Gamba Studio: Pause Yoga, Days Bay Years teaching: 3 Years practicing: Technically 10+ but really starting to get it, 2 Favourite yoga style: I don’t have a favourite, they are all appealing – Astanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Hatha, meditation … What do you remember about your very first yoga class? I thought … what the heck? Are we …

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Seasonal Dysfunction - blog post on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide

Seasonal Dysfunction

Jane Around Here

Officially, winter it may be, and I’m officially freezing, but some of us still have kaftans and overpriced, hand crafted, Greek slides (free shipping yet a trillion US dollars worth of taxes and tariffs) in their shopping trolleys as they continue to peruse new summer arrivals online. For work. All this cold and confusion, and I professionally include trans-seasonal yoga …

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Featured Yogi: Kyleigh

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Name: Kyleigh Burniston Studios: Kyleigh B.Yoga, Yoga Ground, Yoga West – Auckland Years teaching: 4 1/2 full-time Years practicing: 20+ Favourite yoga style: It’s all yoga, baby! Do you have a favourite time of the day to practice? Being a travelling yogi, spending most of my life between studios and my car, any spare moment is a good time to practice! …

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Gen X

Jane Philosophy

It’s just the two of us today. It’s raining and we joke about our hair as we run from the car to the café. When we sit down my daughter shakes her head and the curls settle with youthful nonchalance. I, on the other hand, grab everything I can of my mop and twist it back into a bun. I …

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Featured Yogi: Rachel

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Name: Rachel Land Studio: Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Nadi Wellness, Studio Sangha and Millbrook Resort – Queenstown Years teaching: 4.5 Years practicing: 25+ Favourite yoga style: Vinyasa Favourite posture at the moment? Good question! I’m newly back from revisiting the Yoga Medicine orthopedic module on hips and am in the process of reassessing my favourite poses to see whether I’m …

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Featured Yogi: Shyam

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Name: Shyam Mathaba Studio: Yoga Tech and The Loft Yoga Lounge, Auckland Years teaching: 11 Years practicing: 13 Favourite yoga style: Yin and Vinyasa What does Bhakti yoga mean to you? To me Bhakti yoga is the essence of being a yogi. It’s a beautiful lifestyle of self-development, love, service and community. Who has influenced your yoga journey/life in a …

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Intentions

Jane Small Things

I place my palms together at heart centre and gently close my eyes. Back long, sitting tall. Stillness. It’s warm; my skin softens. I have been homesick all week long, but I can’t quite place the feeling. This has been my hometown for some time, how can I be lost when I am here? Perhaps it’s more of a desire …

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Featured Yogi: Donna

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Name: Donna Jonell Wikio Studio: Hot Yoga Dunedin + Invercargill (opening end of May) Years teaching: 8.5 Years practicing: 15 Favourite yoga style: Bikram Favourite posture at the moment? Standing Bow Pulling – so much going on! Balance, back bending, twisting, cardio, strength and focus! What’s the best thing about practicing in a hot room? The amazing feeling of purity, …

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Featured Yogi: Shirley

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                                  Name: Shirley McLeod Studios: Hot Yoga Wellington, Empower Studio and privately in workplaces, schools, and with clients through Yoga With Me Years teaching: 1 Years practicing: 2.5  (yes, I’m just a baby yogi!) Favourite yoga style: Vinyasa Flow What’s your go-to posture for feeling …

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A Mix And A Mingle

Jane My Yoga

Some people are scared of spiders. Some people are frightened of the dark or have a fear of heights. And some people would rather eat their right arm than stand up and speak out loud in front of people who will be looking at them and actively listening AND be witness to a shaky voice, knocking knees and sweaty armpits. …

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