Eve

Eve on Deck

Here’s the professional stuff:

I’ve been teaching for nearly 30 years, practicing yoga continuously since 1971, and training yoga teachers since the mid-nineties. I have two published books, Teach Yourself Yoga and The Art of Adjustment (e-book), as well as audio recordings and I’ve written many published articles for overseas and Australian periodicals.

On a more personal level:

In 2009 I moved to Mitchells Island, NSW, from Sydney, where I’m living as part of a small community with my husband Daniel and four other kindred spirits.

Years ago I saw the possibility of living a gentler life, one more in tune with Nature, and in synch with how I wanted to teach yoga and practice it. I’ve been fortunate in being able to fulfil this dream, with the help of our small group.

The incredible beauty of my environment, the rich diversity of wildlife, and the peace, quiet and fresh air I enjoy are now intrinsic to my yoga practice.

…even more personally:

I love walking on the beach at Manning Point or Salt Water Beach, almost any time or weather. For recreation, I like to arrange evenings when we play games with friends, like Pictionary or The Dictionary game, especially cultivating plenty of hilarity. Good food, great coffee, and a fine glass of wine bring joy to me. I’m an avid reader; The Shipping News, Eucalyptus, Freedom, The Known World, Island Beneath the Sea are favourites. I think learning people’s names and remembering their names is a gift to them, so I’ll usually be able to address you by name, even if I’ve only met you once or twice.

Yoga is the longest relationship I’ve had, and, you can probably guess, I adore it (almost as much as I love my husband, Daniel).

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Responses

  1. Hi darling,
    So lovely to hang awhile with you on Friday—-we are both wonderous woman on wonderful walking legs!!!!!
    The mind is amazing really—I never want to forget this fact and just being able to watch the dance it does without getting hooked any which way is the gracefullness of getting the lesson.
    BIG HUG Necie

    • Great to have that time to debrief, Necie, and acknowledge ourselves for a brilliant recovery and insights along the way.
      I’ll be back in Sydney in a month, and perhaps we’ll have another get together? XO Eve

  2. Hi Eve,

    I’m Megan. A friend of mine told me about your double hip replacement earlier this year, wow that is amazing.

    You have inspired me. I was born with bilateral hip dysplasia which was only detected when i was eight, an artificial shelf was attempted on my right hip but was unsuccessful. So I have just had to wait it out until I was old enough to get them replaced. I am now 25 and wanting to see the world, obviously trekking is a major part of travelling. So I have decided to go have the operations. Because if my condition, a double is not a option for me.

    My friends have really got into yoga over the last couple of years but I have been hesitant as I thought it might make the arthritis worse. Hearing about you has given me hope.

    The first operation is in July this year and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for yoga positions that would get me on the right path for a fast, successful recovery.

    Thank you and congratulations!

    Megan

    • Thank you for your encouragement, Megan. The hip replacements have been a stunning success. I hope your surgery is similarly great. Give me a call if you’d like to chat. Eve G.

  3. You have inspired me. I was born with bilateral hip dysplasia which was only detected when i was eight, an artificial shelf was attempted on my right hip but was unsuccessful. So I have just had to wait it out until I was old enough to get them replaced. I am now 25 and wanting to see the world, obviously trekking is a major part of travelling. So I have decided to go have the operations. Because if my condition, a double is not a option for me.
    +1

  4. You have inspired me. I was born with bilateral hip dysplasia which was only detected when i was eight, an artificial shelf was attempted on my right hip but was unsuccessful. So I have just had to wait it out until I was old enough to get them replaced. I am now 25 and wanting to see the world, obviously trekking is a major part of travelling. So I have decided to go have the operations. Because if my condition, a double is not a option for me.+1
    +1

  5. Dear Eve, My orthopedic surgeon, who replaced my right hip Dec 2010 referred me to you. You must have drawn upon all your inner resources to get you thru such major life changing surgery. I hope your recovery was successful .
    Regards Catherine

    • Who is your surgeon, Catherine? I am doing very well since the surgery. It’s a new lease on life. Cheers, Eve

  6. Hi Eve, It is now 10 weeks since my THR. I very cautiously got down on my mat after about week 4 . I have lost some degree of external ROM but mainly above that 90%. Are you still able to enjoy Matsyasana, Prasritta Trikonasana, Extentions, Kapotasana variations. Have you been able to maintain much of your previous asana practice & do you now avoid certain postures or modify these positions. Although I am extremely grateful to have had my hip done , never the less it has been quite the learning curve and so feeling the big adjustment Im needing to make. Catherine

    • Hi Catherine,
      It’s such a big breakthrough to get down on the mat at last!
      Yes, big adjustments are the order of the day after THR’s. My attitude to yoga practice is to tune into my body as it is now and practice awareness. I have a different body than I did 20 years ago and different still to the one I had just before surgery. Some poses come more easily than 15 mo. ago and others are more difficult to practice than 20 yrs. ago.
      I’m so happy and grateful for my yoga. Do I miss things I can’t do now? Not really. As a 66 yr. old, I could be dissatisfied about not having great eyesight or boundless energy, but instead I focus on what I do have – some of which benefits come from reflective practices like pranayama and meditation.
      Having said all this, I’m pleased when – because of rehabilitating so well – I can do a pose I couldn’t attempt a few months ago.
      Stay in touch. I’d love to hear how you go.
      Namaste, Eve

  7. Hi Dear Eve! Not sure if you remember me but you were my first teacher at The Sydney Yoga Center when I passed through 23 years ago. I’m originally from Louisiana and was in Sydney on a temporary stint as a photo model. I certainly haven’t forgotten you. For one reason or another, I never maintained a regular yoga practice until now, and your encouragement and sublime nuts and bolts teaching style have stayed with me. I have heard your voice repeatedly over the years in the occasional class, and now that I’m establishing a regular practice, I hear you all the time. I have such fond memories of those first classes and of meeting you. I would love to catch up with you. Kayla Allen

    • Goodness, Kayla, how did you find me? I remember you very well….I think I might still even have a photo of you from some publication from way back then. Nothing pleases me more than when someone takes up personal yoga practice, so congratulations! Thank you for your very kind words. I see that you subscribed to my blog so you’ll find lots of information about me there – where I live, whom I’m with and what I’m up to. I believe you are in Shreveport, Louisiana. Is that correct? And what are you up to? XO Eve

  8. Hey Eve! I found your website just by searching for you on the internet. As I said, you’ve been so “with” me since April when I started a regular practice that I felt compelled to seek you out. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and am so pleased to reconnect. Can we catch up through e-mail? I assume you have access to my e-mail address. Looking forward to it. Kayla


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