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
The roosters crow, waking me…too early …my body not adjusted
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
Today Sunday May 1st,my YTT Assisting begins introduction to students and Yoga at Samadi Bali Canguu! Wahoo!
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.
“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.
Don’t go outside you searching for Jewels, there are Jewels inside you waiting to be discovered, polished & ready to beam beautifully.
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)