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Keeping Cool This Summer Using The Wisdom Of Ayurveda – by Barbara Coley

As we move into late spring, we move into the season, known by Ayurveda, as the pitta season, which continues throughout the hot months of summer and into early autumn. The qualities of pitta are light, hot, sharp, and mobile; we see these qualities manifest as longer, brighter days, rising temperatures and a vibrant intensity…
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Art and Yoga, Like Brother and Sister – by Amos Mann

Artist Amos Mann, in conjunction with Soma Yoga, joins us at The Yoga Connection to talk about his photographic art exhibition Image Object Meditations on now through till 13 September at A Y U Community Space, it’s connections to yoga, and his meditative creative process: Image Object Meditations is a series of artworks arising from…
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Forgiveness – by Justina Frost

Finding forgiveness, forgoing fear  This year, for many of us, forced or willingly, we’ve had to spend way more time than is usual, or often is comfortable, sitting with ourselves and our own internal dialogue. I observed in physical lockdown [that] I went into a mental lockdown. Inside my own head for extended periods, with…
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Teaching Yoga In Prison – by Kirsty Woodward

Hi, I’m Kirsty, a Kiwi yoga student and teacher at Pura Aura Yoga. I thought I would share my experiences teaching yoga in prison, perhaps to inspire other teachers to volunteer or simply shed some light how yoga can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. Questions and Answers by me! How did you get involved?​ The…
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Manage Your Social Media, Or It Will Manage You – by Faye Lawand

What do I mean by this? Recently I hosted some Facebook Live sessions discussing exactly this concept (also, it is not lost on me that the very thing promoting this message is a social media platform – however my call to you is to view the platform as a tool to connect and stay informed…
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My Vow to Mental Health – by Louise Collins

Fourteen-years-old, sweaty palms with my heart racing, the ultimate feeling of dread had happened. It was Biology class and I was asked to stand up and read a paragraph out of my workbook. I cleared my constricted throat and started to speak with a lisp, thanks to my new full-on metal braces. Reading through the…
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Sannyasi Shivani Howe

Anahata Yoga Retreat is excited to announce that Sannyasi Shivani Howe, Karma Sannyasin, co-founder and Spiritual Director of Ishtadev Niwas Ashram (Canada) will be leading a full weekend retreat at Anahata Yoga Retreat from February 21-23rd, 2020 entitled THE NATURE OF KARMA AND BEYOND– Understand Your Karmas, Change Your Life. In addition, Sn Shivani will…
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Jin Shin Jyutsu – by Julia Gundermann

Our state of health is the integration of the energetic body with the physical body. Welcome to Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) Physio-Philosophy ® – an ancient Japanese healing art of harmonizing body, mind, emotions and spirit through gentle touch. Imagine a traffic incident on the motorway. At first it appears that only the cars immediately…
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