Journey Unfolds

Moments of highs and Moments of Low in a blink of the eye! Life is a mystery all wrapped up and thrown at us when we least expect it.

It’s going to be an epic journey, Day 4 done and dusted and we are connected, comfortable and bonded beautiful group.

We have shared some special moments … hugs, laughter, tears.

 

 

Day 3 begins at Old Man’s surf break Echo Beach, we huddle close, soften into our space,  meditating facing the ocean …. waves crash but silence surrounds, energy flows!

The joy on the faces of everyone swimming in the ocean, indescrible, makes me appreciate what a blessed life I have … the ocean beneath me at all time.

Time …. connection ….

(Thank you Carin Smolinski photography)

 

 

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Journey

I have dreamt of this day for so long & here I am back where my Yoga Teaching Journey began  & My love of yoga!

Bali sounds, smells. Familiar but different surroundings! Canguu (pronounced changoo)

My driver Petu, a large Balinese man managed to be lost in a sea of men at least 4 rows deep waving names of guests to collect, it is a new Modern Airport but my wait for luggage was a tiresome 1 and 1/2 hours.

  • Petu & I chat about what brings me to Bali
  • Traffic chaos surrounds us,  so many mopeds
  • We discuss yoga and the Balinese / Hindu embracing the breath / meditation  & his culture & religion … we were in traffic a while!
  • He tells me yoga asana & fasting don’t mix, Balinese more about breath
  • He shares how Bali is so busy with lots of overseas guests, mentions movie Eat pray love & musicians who have brought foreign visitors & of course the waves
  • He tells me he has 4 mothers, his father culture can take many wives
  • He shows me where a healer lives close by my residence as I mentioned Ketut in Eat Pray Love

Deda my landlord for the month greets me on arrival at Friends guesthouse. My room just as I choose it to be, Clean crisp white sheets, Smells of flowers, Fresh & tasteful, Large white pebbled floor open shower/bathroom

 

My Room @ Friends Guesthouse
My Bathroom Friends Guesthouse
My View From Bedroom

The roosters crow, waking me…too early …my body not adjusted

I pulled the curtains and check the sunrise
Many emotions this morning as I try to sleep again, tears begin to fall, I question why but then just allow my body to release, many steps to make this journey my body needs to purge.

Try for sleep but just rest, listening to birds, roosters, geckos ( I hope that’s what that sound was … Deep guttural noise echoing in ceiling)  dog barks disturb my silence, locals praying … Music plays … chanting… Ding Ding Ding!

I make myself get up shower & practice light yoga, walk, explore my surroundings, happily surprised by many cafes close by, the smell of Incense burn, offerings on each drive away!

Lunch meeting @ The Shady Shack Canguu with my teacher Eoin Finn, Ellie Blissology & other assistants Gina & Gillian

Checking out Echo Beach Black Sand reminds me of El Salvador

Today Sunday May 1st,my YTT Assisting begins introduction to students and Yoga at Samadi Bali Canguu! Wahoo!

“Changing spaces opens up possibilities, inspiration and renewed energy!”

Since leaving Newcastle NSW Australia in May this year on board our Catamaran “Song Lines” I re-discovered old and new locations to share my Blissology Inspired Yoga Practice.

Yoga4yachties changing anchorages and spreading the Yoga Love!

Finding the still place inside, living a life on the water, receiving sun energy.

Yesterday ·   Yoga this morning, sharing my #Blissology inspired #yoga practice with Nanuya Island Resort guests, ICA Cruisers & international boats anchored in the beautiful Blue Lagoon!
July 13 2015 Nanuya Island Resort Blue Lagoon Fiji
Yoga this morning, sharing my #Blissology inspired #yoga practice with Nanuya Island Resort guests, ICA Cruisers & international boats anchored in the beautiful Blue Lagoon! “If you can breathe, you have the right type of body for Yoga” (Anacostia) BLISS = Beautiful Living is Super Simple!

This is how my Cruisers arrive to Practice
This is how my Yogi cruisers arrive to Practice




“I am continually learning and growing”





I love sharing my practice with my cruising community and guests from resorts in Fiji. It never ceases to amaze me how much love and appreciation students bring to their mats. Introducing “HUGS” into class, I remember my teacher Eoin Finn saying how it takes on a life of it’s own. Sometimes I find myself sitting and smiling, watching this hug energy unfold, the initial “what are we doing look” to laughter, fun, smiles & instant relaxed radiant energy, small conversations begin.


June 21 at 6:04am · Instagram · Edited · They say a change is as good as a holiday! My yoga space Saturday @vudapointmarina ‪#‎ocean‬ behind grass rich green, students walking from circular space to rest on mats beneath covered Boatshed, no walls to enclose us open to the morning breeze, lagoon of blue is our soft gaze to focus on, ‪#‎BLISS‬ ‪#‎Blissology‬ inspired ‪#‎yoga‬. ‪#‎love‬ A gentle ‪#‎vinyasaflow‬ to awaken ‪#‎gratitude‬ ‪#‎yoga4yachties‬
June 21 Vuda Point Marina Fiji
They say a change is as good as a holiday! My yoga space Saturday @vudapointmarina ‪#‎ocean‬ behind grass rich green, students walking from circular space to rest on mats beneath covered Boatshed, no walls to enclose us open to the morning breeze, lagoon of blue is our soft gaze to focus on, ‪#‎BLISS‬ ‪#‎Blissology‬ inspired ‪#‎yoga‬. ‪#‎love‬ A gentle ‪#‎vinyasaflow‬ to awaken ‪#‎gratitude‬ ‪#‎yoga4yachties‬

June 7 · Edited · Yoga Cloud 9 what an amazing morning and Practice with some special people. We opened our hips, our hearts & grounded towards the ocean beneath! Thank you Iris Kröncke, Michael, Barel Wachtel, Elvis and John Hembrow! Now anchoring ready to surf....high on Life! — at Cloud 9.
June 7 2015 Cloud9 Fiji
Yoga Cloud 9 what an amazing morning and Practice with some special people. We opened our hips, our hearts & grounded towards the ocean beneath!

July 3 at 10:16am · iOS · ‪#‎Yoga‬ today I shared with this gorgeous little one,meet
July 3 2015 Musket Cove Resort & Marina Fiji
‪#‎Yoga‬ today I shared with this gorgeous little one,meet “Francesca” full of giggles & the biggest smile! She flowed alongside her mum & Aunty. We inhaled thinking of as tummies as balloons, holding for 5, exhaling slowly thru mouth, breathing in comfort, relaxation & peace. Breathe out negative thoughts, feelings & emotions! ‪#‎yoga4yachties‬ ‪#‎breath‬ ‪#‎gratitude‬ enjoy your weekend everyone
Don’t go outside you searching for Jewels, there are Jewels inside you waiting to be discovered, polished & ready to beam beautifully.



“SMILE”


“PEACE”


“LOVE”



  • I have had a few firsts this season teaching.
  • Wonderful to have previous year students returning & Fijian student
  • Sharing my practice with young children add’s a new dynamic, fun, playful & pure joy.
  • A students inner turmoil, released through tears, comfort through hugs.
  • I am humbled to share what I have been taught and am forever grateful my students receive a positive dynamic & often a new or renewed love for Yoga.  Namaste!                                       (source:wholesomesources.com – yoga saying,quotes)