Earth & Skye Yoga on Instagram

  • A few days into my 40th year wearing this body, enjoying this earth. What is our true age anyway?.
#meditation #yoga #yogauk #isleofskye #bwofyoga #yogascotland #skye #yogaretreat #skyeretreat #valtos #dharana #earth #scotland
  • On a dark day for our kiwi friends all I can think to offer is love!
My deep inner light shines upon all involved. The young guy who made a dreadful choice.
All the poor people who lost their lives.
And all the beautiful kiwi people that this act will ripple through. It's time to embrace our vibrant culture clash communities and build strength where there is fragility. So here's what I'm going to do, not get bogged down in consuming endless hours of news coverage and commentaries of this event, I'm going to offer love to anyone I come into contact with. We can't fight hate with hate. We must make  loving non violent connections with all beings, in yoga this is called Ahimsa.  When disturbing events like this happen it's always helpful to align with nature, it helps us remember our true place in things.  This from the peace of wild things by Wendell Berry- " I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
#yoga #yogascotland #bwofyoga #ahimsa #meditation #nz #peace #love #skye #isleofskye #wendellberry #thepeaceofwildthings #universallove #planetearth #dadirri
  • A happy Simon washing the yarn today... he used to be Simon the pieman when we had a pie cafe... now he is Simon the dye man!
#naturaldyes #alder #naturallydyed #plantdyes #plantdyed #britishwool #britishyarn #craftmanship #artisan #isleofskye #isleofskyescotland #shilasdair
  • When I was walking back from sledging and snow ball fighting with my kids this morning, I was thinking about why it is that I love a snow day so much. I have this feeling that I just want hold on to this sort of day for ever, it firmly routes me in the here and now, it gives me an overwhelming yearning for the present moment. What gives you this feeling? And can we find it in every moment? A yearning to be present. As we know the present moment is where life and therefor love and happiness truly exists! 
#yoga #bwofyoga #yogascotland #meditation #bepresent #justbe #meditation #isleofskye #skye #skyephotography #yogaretreat #vrksasana #scotland
  • These are not yoga photos! I mean they are photos of me one freezing cold morning in our newly decorated lounge (no clutter) trying to get photos of me performing yoga postures for our web site, I was saying to kirsto 'but this isn't yoga, this is just showing what people think yoga should look like'.
I remember what @gemma_skells_yoga taught me in my brief encounter with her, not to go on about what yoga isn't but to share what it is!.
I'm now coming to the end of my first real block of teaching yoga, and that is exactly what I have tried to do. Patanjalis second sutra says" the restraint of the modifications of the mindstuff is yoga" so if you can control the mind into ripples this is yoga. So as a new  teacher this is exactly what I aim to share with my students.So our focus is not to form a perfect shape in a routine or mechanical way, but to feel fully into what the body is experiencing without judgment, to stay with their breath with interest and freshness, to feel part of and supported by the the wonderful universe . When these things are happening the minds chatter does indeed dissolve into ripples and stillness, this may be brief but it can happen during your first class or when you're years into practicing. It can happen standing, sitting, balancing, or upside down, you just need to show up to the mat. The practice is both the route to and the result. So this stillness is available to all!  I still have so much to learn and so much space to grow, love light and thanks to those who have shown up so far and those who have showed interest to practice in the future!
#yoga #meditation #yogateacher #yogaretreat #isleofskye #asana #patanjali #yogasutras #yogapractice #yogaflow #britishwheelofyoga #yogascotland #bwyoga #skyeyoga #isleofskye #BWofyoga

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