Posted by: eveyoga | July 17, 2010

The Yoga Circle

When I left Sydney in November of last year, I had a niggling concern that I was going to lose contact with my yoga community there. So, I instigated this almost-daily cyber writing, sending missives off into the ether, like homing pigeons with little messages attached to them. Amazingly, these missives have landed in far-flung places and been read by people whom I’ve never met in person.

So instead of realising my negative fantasy of being abandoned by old students and friends, I’ve widened my yoga circle and hopefully will continue to do so.

The experience of teaching in the Byron Yoga Therapeutics course this last week was great for two reasons. 1)  There would appear to be a plethora of teaching yogis who are keen to extend their knowledge and skills base and are willing to travel to do so – from Israel, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan and various parts of Australia. And, 2) We came together and not only learned practical things from each other but caused the matrix of yoga to connect more of us, which will result in the ripples spreading out further.

Community building can be a conscious practice, just like our asana or pranayama practice. We do it by staying in touch with each other and by being inclusive.

Today Daniel and I had an opportunity to include ourselves in the Mitchells Island community by helping a neighbour move house. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who likes moving; I certainly don’t. But, it makes a huge difference to have extra hands and healthy, strong backs on the job.

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  1. What lucky neighbours to have a group of agile yogis next door!! Tania

    • How was Bali, Tania?
      XO E.

      • Hi Eve,
        Sorry about the delayed response. I had the practical exam for the midway mark of my yoga TT course today. Yaayy, one small step accomplished. Am also enjoying the wisdom of Donna again for a couple of days.

        Bali was good to us. We had moderate temperatures, massage, fresh tropical fruit, a temple in our garden and rice fields all around us. Canguu was a lovely area though a couple of trips to Seminyak were a quick reminder of how Bali is being swamped with small vehicles and humanity.

        I went to Desa Senai for yoga and gorgeous organic food from their gardens that the yoga space overlooks. We were standing full and tall in warriors along with the beautiful staked tomatoes reaching for the sun – rocket (arugla) has become a feature in Bali and was a happy vibrant partner plant for the tomatoes. My fave combination.

        Your walk to the falls looked lovely but challenging. It is pouring and storming in Sydney as I write this. When are you next back to do the quiz? Hi to Daniel. Love TaniaX

      • Hi there, Tania,
        I’m so happy you are doing the TT. Is it a year program?
        Glad Bali suited you. So good to not have to fight the cold weather and rain in Sydney. (Actually, at the moment it’s pouring here!)
        Daniel & I will be at yoga on this coming Saturday if that suits John as we are coming to town for Simon Borg-Olivier’s 50th birthday party that night.
        Hope we can see you at the yoga brekkie, and of course, quiz.
        XOEve

  2. And healthy hips, too 😉


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