Our Yoga Kāpiti

September 29, 2016

Many of you know that I'm in the midst of a significant amount of change in my life at the moment.

My husband Greg and I are building our home (and yoga studio) at Peka Peka beach on the Kāpiti Coast. I'm an accountant by day and yoga teacher by night (and day). We deci...

September 20, 2016

Having recently finished teaching two concurrent ten week Absolute Beginners workshops in Waikanae, and currently covering for another yoga teacher in Otaki, I've realised that I haven't made much time lately for my own yoga practice. And I can feel it!

Not only can I f...

September 5, 2016

You know what it's like, don't you? You're busy doing stuff, getting things done, meeting deadlines, planning . . . the list goes on.  And then BAM!! Your body tells you to stop.  

My darling son visited me on Saturday.  He very kindly shared his bugs with me and n...

August 18, 2016

"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.

Kenyan proverb

The most commonly understood meaning of the word yoga is union. Perhaps, union of the body, mind and soul. Is that what happens for you when you practice? Maybe just a hint of that feeling?

In the famous yogic text, The...

August 11, 2016

I'm feeling a bit tired.  Does anyone else feel like that?

I don't know if its because we're into the last month of winter, or if it's because my plate is kinda full.  Like yours, probably.

I write this at 10pm after class whilst eating chocolate to give myself a boost ....

August 4, 2016

Power Yoga is a form of 'modern' yoga. Should that prevent us from incorporating some tradition into our classes? I like to think not.  

Practicing yoga and teaching my students is an honour for me. It is something I feel grateful for, and with that, I feel a certain am...

July 28, 2016

Often, we can get so caught up in reaching the destination, that we forget to have fun along the way.

In yoga, we sometimes have this idea in our heads of a 'perfect' pose that we want to achieve.

For example, there are some who think "one day, I'll be able to do a hand...

July 21, 2016

How often have you heard me say "shoulder blades down and forward onto your back ribs"?  Try it now.  How does it feel?

Now reach up through the crown of your head.  Did you grow taller? How does your back feel?  More space?

In some poses that require a de...

June 23, 2016

I am just buzzing!

Our two Absolute Beginners ten week workshops (Wed 10am & Thu 7pm) have kicked off this week. . . and what an amazing bunch of students!  You’re all so fun, positive, and brave. I feel honoured to be teaching you all and look forward to the next nine...

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