Last week I had the privilege of spending time with 23 students and 7 teenagers in the South of Spain. There was no Wi-Fi, TV or other distractions. It was a good 20-minute uphill hike to the nearest village. We all found the daily meditation and yoga practise a beautiful reminder of how to slow
..said no one ever… well you may be surprised that we were recently approached by a parent who was worried that yoga may be harmful to young bodies. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to put the record straight.
“Yoga cannot open people’s hearts to God” says Pope Francis. There seems to be some confusion, which cannot be ignored. Is yoga a religion? Is it contrary to my Christian faith? Does the word God even feature in yoga classes? Lets be clear! Yoga is a philosophy, a science of well-being, pre-dating Hinduism, Jainism and
Sport England have funded 1 in 7 active graduates of Teenyoga, either by paying for the course or by grants for teaching yoga classes to young people. However, this is changing. Sportivate was a fund set up after the Olympic Games running for 6 years, to support more interest in sport among young people in
This time of year, it can feel like we are working against our own bodies, pushing ourselves up out of bed when its dark, taking vitamins, supplements, coffee, chocolate or pro-plus to keep going until the mid-winter feast which pushes us even further into activity and consumption. I have had the benefit of slowing
Hearing God through Peace (a course of small workshops) [Story “The blind men and the elephant”] Can any two people have the same perception of God? Can anybody perceive the whole of God? God comes to us in all shapes and forms and means. But, do we notice?
[:en]Report on the conference of professors of psychology and medicine from Harvard, Bombay, Haridwar, Trondheim, Bologna and the UK TeenYoga.[:]
In the latest article by the Weekend Telegraph, Ms Pindoria was interviewed about her yoga intervention at Haberdashers Aske’s school. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/09/17/yoga-should-be-on-the-curriculum/ This is a conversation that the yoga community would do well to continue, what are the pitfalls and demands of bringing yoga in to schools?
That quiet awkwardness at the beginning of something new. People milling in, some familiar, some not. Faces travelled from India, US, Norway, northern UK to be together celebrating the majesty of yoga. Often being a teacher can be a lonely job, travelling from school to school, teaching yoga because on some subtle level we feel
At a time when the focus of education in the UK seems to be all about exams, outcomes and results, it might be healthy and almost revolutionary to quote Aristotle, who famously introduced the idea of educating the heart. What do we mean by this? The Dalai Lama has been outspoken about education in the