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Get lost.

Dhyāna Perhaps you've seen or heard of this sanskrit word? Perhaps this is the first time you're seeing it. But I assure you this is definitely not the first time you've heard of its better known definition, that is... meditation. So what exactly is Dhyāna or Meditation? Sanskrit is a beautiful language. The vowels and consonants form the experience in a more expressive and holistic manner. Dhya means - opulent, rich, riches or wealth. See where we're going with this already?  ńa means - an object of sense or desire for any sensual object. At an initial glance the veil of illusion...

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Lessons from Mother India

Lessons from Mother India

  Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to revisit the beautiful yet challenging country of India.  My travels took me back to one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers, Radhanath Swami and his beautiful eco-village where I spent time with our teachers from the Jivamukti lineage, Sharon Gannon, Yogeswari and Jules Febre.   I am so thankful that first of all I had the courage to leave my children behind to return to the rawness of India and secondly for giving myself the space away from my own mothering responsibilities to allow myself to be held and nurtured by...

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International Day of Yoga: A One Limbed Path

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International Day of Yoga: A One Limbed Path

This year’s International Day of Yoga fell on Wednesday 21 June, coincidently also the Southern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice. In Cape Town, the day was marked on the 17 June and always game for any kind of satsang, I herded up my yogi friends from different studios and styles and went along.  Now I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I seemed to have completely missed the part, on the event advert, that said it was ‘driven’ by Adidas. It’s great that a big brand like Adidas is getting behind the upliftment of yoga. But I feel they missed the...

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Last man on earth.

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Last man on earth.

For years I’ve had the fantasy of disappearing for a few days, to a remote location where I can experience a Monastic lifestyle to meditate, fast from food, practice yoga asana and chant. This concept comes with its own challenges when you’re married, have a full-time job and generally live in the real world. But what the mind wants, the mind gets. A few days opened up, due to real life, and so there I was hundreds of miles from nowhere, under the big skies of Sutherland writing a blog, in my pseudo monastic lifestyle with my Mac Book. I decided...

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Vegan? What do you eat?

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Vegan? What do you eat?

In my adult life I’ve been quite fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel quite extensively. On my journeys, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people, as you’d expect. Recently, my partner and I were invited to the Czech Republic, firstly in my capacity as a film-maker to showcase my latest documentary titled, “What is Real?” and secondly as a travelling Jivamukti Yoga teacher.  The one aspect that always comes up when we’re about to travel to a new place is the question of food. For over 7 years now, I’ve devoted myself to the idea of...

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