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The 5 Kleshas DVESHA: Avoidance

YOGA BLOG: DVESHA Written by Rachelle Gibson heyam dukham anagatam The suffering from pain that has not yet arisen is avoidable. Dvesha’s direct translation in Yogic philosophy and Buddhism is Avoidance. This can relate to avoidance of suffering and pain. Avoidance of challenges in your practice. Avoidance where you may distract yourself by having an over […]

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APRIL THEME – RAGA (ATTACHMENT)

Written by Kristin Nell When we let go, we grow. As a society, it seems we are often attached to our habitual ways, experiences/memories, material objects, money, people, and believe that if we continue to grip ourselves to these ‘safety zones’, we will always feel a sense of inner security. As a newborn, we were […]

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March theme – Asmita (ego)

Monthly Theme – Klesha 2: Asmita (Egoism) written by Clare Lovelace Patanjali defines Asmita or egoism as mistaking the transient aspects of ourselves – the physical, emotional, and mental – for the true self, which according to the Yogis is the unchanging, ever-peaceful observer behind those characteristics. This is a different interpretation from merely thinking […]

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February Theme – Avidya (Ignorance)

FEBRUARY THEME – AVIDYA. Words by Nichole Ferro Avidya is the first of the five Kleshas  otherwise known as obstacles. These 5 kleshas or obstacles block our spiritual path and the path to our divine self – which is boundless joy and conscious awareness.   Avidyā is a Sanskrit word which literally means ignorance, misconceptions, […]

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Yoga Helps in Fighting Stress – by Jenny Holt

Yoga Helps in Fighting Financial Stress Every year, the Australian Psychological Society conducts its ‘Stress and well-being in Australia’ survey. The results of the 2015 survey are in and the indicators are not looking good: Australians did worse last year in terms of stress and well-being compared to 2014. Unemployed respondents reported the lowest levels […]

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Musings from the mat – Krista Frazier

We asked our wonderful teachers what is in store for them in 2017. Krista shares her intentions. You can practice Embodiment & Flow with Krista every Monday 10.00am – 11.15am. “What I love the most about teaching yoga is the connection and community that is created from a practice that can literally alter the direction […]

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Baptism By Fire – email form Bethany Norman 200 hour graduate

This is a recent email from Bethany Norman a recent 200 hour teacher training graduate. I wanted to let you know that my teaching is going well. When I got back to Southampton (U.K) in August and went back to work I found that yoga classes had started at the hospital. I got in touch […]

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New year – new intentions by Clare Lovelace

2016 was a rollercoaster – raw, exciting, unpredictable, challenging, joyful, calm and chaotic all at once. Now is the time to consolidate. It’s been the year of change. Change is disruptive but also necessary. This year shook the foundations of everything I believed. It encouraged me to dig down to the core of any self-limiting […]

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Mathew Bergan Dancing Warrior Yoga turns 10

Mathew Bergan Dancing Warrior Yoga – 10th Birthday Party

Welcome to Dancing Warrior Yoga headquarters and welcome to our 10th Birthday celebrations. We made it – woo hoo! Its great to see you all here tonight and thanks for giving up your Saturday night for US! You’re in for a treat. We have some great performances, food, dancing and music coming your way. Please […]

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Clues on the Path towards a meaningful life

Clues on the path towards a meaningful life By Brook McCarthy I’ve never been much good at small talk. I’m dying. We all are. Every minute is another minute closer to death. So when I’m getting to know someone, feeling a little uncomfortable or self-conscious, I often drop an intimacy bombshell about myself. I’m not […]

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