Dear friends and students...
I have neglected this Blog for too long but life has been very full, wonderful and challenging.
I hope now to restart and keep up this connection with you all from time to time!
Victor asked me to let you know about next year’s schedule so here goes!
Our May and June courses this year dwindled in numbers, so we have decided to just offer one course ....in June.
There will be a September two week course as usual and since I shall be on tour in the USA in October, Victor is offering his own course which is exciting as so many people have asked for this.
We shall see how all this works and are open to your suggestions and changes for next year.!
Looking forward to meeting old friends and new in this beautiful valley of Eftalou!
With love to you all
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.
We already have four Yoga Notebooks, so why not A Yoga Podcast? One of our students in North Carolina in the US wrote us with some questions about his yoga practice recently and then began thinking of how others might benefit from hearing the conversation- especially in these difficult times when we are so far apart. So Blake Tedder, with his background in yoga and in radio, reached out to us with the idea to make a podcast where we would talk about our earthy and spacious way of yoga and guiding people into their own body experience. And although we like to communicate with our body and respond directly to other bodies around us, this new medium may be a wonderful way to reach you, our beloved students and inner explorers. We also welcome the potential that others might stumble upon the podcast and find that what we have to say is not so bad after all.
Blake and Victor already recorded and uploaded the first conversation about Creativity and Receptivity. This was the conversation that got the idea moving. We think the next episode will be more about getting to know who we are, and then we will dive into deeper explorations. We hope to have a new episode monthly and also that these conversations unfold like our workshops, very naturally and with a lot of space.
And of course, we want to make this relevant to our own explorations- we just don’t want to talk about ourselves! If you have questions that you would like to ask us, please email Blake here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you have any high quality audio recordings of snippets from our workshops that might go over well on the podcast as special treats in between our conversation episodes, please share them.
The first episode is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, and more.
We hope you will subscribe and enjoy.
This blog is just to let you all know that Twan Vermeulen fixed the website in a way that we are able to put the latest messages on, which restores our communication with the world outside our Eftalou valley.
To be continued soon,
With our best wishes, victor and angela