The Year of the Horse is galloping along and so are we!
Two wonderful groups attended our May and June courses in Eftalou.
The teaching seems to go deeper each time and students are ever more ready to take the dive, even if sometimes un expecting it they just topple into the 'Underground journey' and find themselves letting go of more than they imagined!
With body and senses clean and cleared, the joys of a turquoise sea, an early morning soak in the healing Hot Springs or a quiet meal under fig-trees as the sun sets over the horizon all seem more delicious and vivid as the days go by.
Family visiting from Canada and USA and then presenting and teaching at the Athens Yoga Symposium filled the time for me between courses with love and joy and in July we flew off to Bavaria and taught for Maria Kluge who had organised a six day retreat in her beautiful home Osterloh near in the foot-hills of the Alps.
It was designed for teachers of young children who live in impoverished areas and/or come from abusive homes. The core-group was from Baltimore but several others from European countries added to the international flavour. All big-hearted and wonderful people who above all loved and cared for "their children". Maria once again proved her generosity and hospitaliy were a life-changing opportunity for all.
Here from our bed-room window... bathing beauties in the garden pond..
And now we spend a few days in London in our little room on the fifth floor.. a 'nest in the clouds' above West Hampstead'.......a perfect place to rest and recover.
here is a view from the kitchen in the evening Sunshine.
Dear Friends and Family
Back in Eftalou...we are enjoying a quiet time to rest and 'unwind' ....whilst..
My time in California was both full and fulfilling! The teaching was exciting with many old friends and new ones all receptive to the way this work had deepened and is evolving.
A weekend with Julia in her beautiful place near Sebastapool and Tamara's healing work,
Here is the bed in the room I was given at Hotel Whitcomb during my Pre-Conference workshop and Presentation at the Conference for Yoga and Psychology in San Francisco.
I chose to sleep on the floor as the bed was too soft and what to do with all those pillows???!
My base was with Kate and Eric in their stunning home high up in Mill Valley where the sea mist climbs over the hills like the long fingers of a dragon in the early mornings.
Time with Tia, David and Lisa fun and joyful....... and although due to flight delays and lost connections that stretched my return journey to three days, finding Victor waiting for me in Athens airport at 3.30am and hearing that his test showed he was cancer-free and no need for Radiation.... all tiredness vanished in a moment!
Sending you all love and gratitude
Every living being on earth are all children from the interaction of the Egyptian Goddess of the sky, Nut and the God of the earth Geb, brought into unison by their father the God of the wind...the breath.
In Osterloh we were having rain all during the teaching days, a farmer's blessing. This is the image of a cloudy Nut as the Earth was receiving Her gift.
We were all brought together through the generous actions of Maria Tussi Kluge in her vision of creating a deepening awareness in us all and we would like to thank her for that!
I sometimes bring back old images that , at this time, seem to reveal a bigger meaning.
There is the Egyptian Goddess Nut, mother of all living beings on earth, born through her and leaving again through her.
Then there is the Rodin-like "thinker" , from the fetus form of Balinese wood carvings, expressing our dependence upon the energy and yet being rather blind to that environmental dependence...
We do have huge power, but we can not "do" much more than being receptive to that force which we can't force.
Among the spring flowers and the smells of freshly cut grass, temperatures rising and suddenly falling, we were with a sweet group from many different countries/cultures all of is exploring our inner spaces. This is what our yoga has become.
An endless exploration, rather than doing poses, making them into a framework or coat hanger to dangle from or lean into while our focus travels through the inner spaces, opening them, enlarging them in order to live comfortably and breath more freely.
We thank all of those who came for their contribution by joining in!
We hope to be able to enjoy each other again in future times.