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May 2024 Newsletter

May brings us Beltane, a genuinely ancient Celtic celebration marking the end of Winter and the birth of Summer, more recently celebrated as May Day. Unite and unite and let us all unite,For Summer is acome unto day,And whither we are going we will all unite,In the Merry morning of…

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April 2024 Newsletter

We hope you have had a lovely Easter Weekend. There is much-needed blue sky and sunshine out of the window as I write this. As much as I appreciate all weather, the rain has been very testing and we are all ready for some sunshine. Despite the weather, there are…

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March 2024 Newsletter

We had the most wonderful full moon last week. Hopefully, you caught a glimpse of it between the rain clouds. For the past two weeks, my personal practice has been saluting the moon with the chant Om Somaya namaha. This refers to Lord Chandra, the deity of the moon. Chanting…

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February 2024 Newsletter

There are snowdrops appearing, and the daffodils and tulips are shooting closely behind. With the excitement of Spring just around the corner, there is also dismay of our natural environment suffering. Since the 1930s there has been a steady decline in biodiversity in this country. According to the charity Plantlife,…

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January 2024 Newsletter

Happy new year to you all! I would like to start January’s newsletter with an ancient universal prayer, which is part of the Pavamana Mantra from the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. The translation of the entire mantra is:  “Lead us from ignorance to knowledge, from darkness to light and from death to immortality.” It is…

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December 2023 Newsletter

Winter: time to rest and renew… What’s happening in Nature in the Winter? Many of our workshops this month, such as the Restorative Workshops, the Yin Workshops, and the Yoga Nidra (sleep), connect us to what nature is doing – resting. This ‘wintering’ or hibernation is a crucial activity, giving the earth…

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October 2023 newsletter

September was a busy and very thought provoking month. We held the 2nd module of the 3 year Viniyoga Therapy Course in which 3 of our teachers are participating in. Talking about Vasanas One topic from these 10 days was talking about Vasanas (Sanskrit word for impressions). These impressions accumulate over our…

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September 2023 newsletter

We hope you have had a wonderful Summer, enjoyed the outdoors and relaxed. I was lucky enough to swim in beautiful clear mountain lakes,  walk in the pure fresh air of magnificent mountains and have some time with old friends on my Summer holiday.  It relaxed me, recharged me, it…

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July 2023 newsletter

We have passed the Summer Solstice. I watched the sunrise on the 21st June with my dog on Burton Bradstock beach and did some walking meditation. In the afternoon I met a friend at The Kingston Russel Stone Circle. Prehistoric stone rows, stone circles and standing stones are littered across…

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June 2023 newsletter

I have been catching up with my study of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, after a busy few months. The sūtras are the most important source for any yoga teacher to refer to. They present the entire yoga system, its core philosophical principles and deep insights into the many practices….

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May 2023 newsletter

We’ve just passed Beltane, the Gaelic May Day festival that marks the beginning of Summer. Trees are bursting into blossom and glorious shades of bright green are appearing all around, and… dare I say it some sunshine. All the seeds of Winter’s dreaming can begin to gather strength, draw energy…

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