Having fun in the day to day…

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I went ice skating the other day. I haven’t skated since I was probably a teenager. It brought back some fond memories of my childhood! I couldn’t believe the fun I was having. I felt this lightness in my body that I haven’t felt in a long time. I realised that this overwhelming feeling I was experiencing was FUN! I can be so serious sometimes with all my jobs and responsibilities that I feel overwhelmed with in my daily life. The wife hat. The mother hat. The teacher hat. I practice yoga because I love it, but I wouldn’t always consider … Read More

I saved myself

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My kids were playing around the yard today and were pretending to “save” each other from being stuck somewhere.  It was all fun and games and they love taking turns to rescue each other. This particular time, my daughter yelled out “Mummy, I saved myself!” and released herself from her “emergency”.  She was so pleased with herself that she repeatedly “saved herself”, much to my son’s frustration 😀 It got me thinking how we all too often look to outside sources to help “save us” when we might be going through a rough time or seeking answers to a problem. … Read More

For the First time

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My little baby Raya sits on my lap in the early morning while I’m still trying to wake myself up. Who needs an alarm clock when you have a little bubba to do the trick every morning? And this little alarm clock comes with a beautiful smile that lights up the soul. While I was bouncing her on my lap, she was beaming with joy and her face lit up like there was absolutely nothing more amazing than just simply being present on my lap. When I stopped, she gazed outside the window and seemed mesmerized by something out there. … Read More

Yoga & Motherhood – will I ever practice again?

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Yoga has taken on a deeper meaning for me since becoming a mother… My days of waking up at 5am for my daily 1.5hr yoga practice have been on pause for the last 4 years. Instead I find any window of opportunity to sneak in a small or big practice around my daily busy schedule with my kids. When I first became a mum almost 4 years ago, I really struggled accepting that this intense daily asana and meditation practice was just simply not possible. I was either pregnant or breastfeeding and quite simply, the children were my number one … Read More

Is ‘discipline’ a dirty word?

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I write this as I order a delicious Gigi’s pizza in Newtown. I was weighing up the options in my mind – do I? Don’t I? Do I lack discipline if I order this pizza? To put it in context, I have been on a healthy eating plan for over a month to help lose the extra kgs after having baby. And I’ve been super disciplined with my daily exercise and healthy eating options and portions. Super proud of me and super great results so far. Even my kids cheer me on as I exercise – it’s quite funny but … Read More

Things are sometimes easier than they seem…

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I went to my first yoga class since I had my baby 3 months ago. I was a little nervous because of my post pregnancy body and not having a strong practice for a year now due to growing a human inside me and being the size of an elephant 🙂 But I did it anyway. I didn’t let my nerves get in the way of going to class and nourishing my body and mind. My pre-baby yoga body is somewhat different to the body that was the peak of my yoga health and practice and it of course can … Read More

Yoga Retreat Day 2015

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Grace invites you to enjoy an invigorating day of yoga practice, relaxation and yoga philosophy at the relaxing Colin Matheson Pavilion. The retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga – beginners or those who want to deepen their practice.  It is also suitable for pregnant women. Check out photos from previous Yoga With Grace retreats here Just complete the registration form and you will receive details of how to pay (bank transfer or cash).  Once we have received your payment your place will be confirmed. Sunday 1 November 2015 9.00am–3:00pm Join me for a day of : Yoga/Asana Pranayama … Read More