Dear Yogis,
Because Kyneton Windarring is locked down because of Covid, I am at home for an extended period, and I am accepting more items of clothing to be remade, re-imagined and fixed – even darning which I love, jeans where the rips have taken over?   I DO NOT do “quick fixes” everything is considered, loved and re-made to have a second life. So email me with a photo of the item you want to have, or re-love , and I will give you a quote and a time line.

We are on our journey through the Gita, just beginning on Mondays again – our third reading of this transformational book.  Relative to the gita, I found this quote, and it said a lot about Arjuna’s journey so I am sharing it.

“……….In the real hero’s journey, the dragon slays YOU. Much to your surprise, you couldn’t make that marriage work. Much to your surprise, you turned forty with no kids, no house, and no prospects. Much to your surprise, the world didn’t want the gifts you proudly offered it.

If you are foolish, this is where you will abort the journey and start another, and another, abusing your heart over and over for the brief illusion of winning.

But if you are wise, you will let yourself be shattered, and return to the village, humbled, but with a newfound sense that you don’t have to identify with the part of you that needs to win, needs to be recognized, needs to know. This is where your transcendent life begins.

So embrace humility in everything. Life isn’t out to get you, nor are your struggles your fault.
Every defeat is just an angel, tugging at your sleeve, telling you that you don’t have to keep banging your head against the wall.
Leave that striver there, trapped in his lonely ambitions. Just walk away, and life in its vastness will embrace you.
—Paul Weinfield
I have also been thinking about the journey in life taken by Muhammed Ali – the “Barnum and Bailey of Boxing” I think, but underneath was a spiritual man, who put everything on the line for his faith.  He was not just a boxer.  We forget that at the time of his greatest boxing victories,  America was rocked by the assassination of Malcolm X, JFK and his brother, Jack Ruby, Martin Luther King and so on.  There were riots, and racial discrimination on an epic scale.  Not much democracy as we know it.  Ali refused conscription because he said he felt more in common with the Vietnamese than with white Americans, which he still saw as slave owners, and called it out.  Very brave.  When he won Olympic gold he was still not able to drink where he wanted, eat where he wanted, go where he wanted, and associate with whom he wanted, so he threw the gold medal in the river.
Through it all  he kept his faith, and his beliefs, and at the end of the day had won everything back and more – The Gita Journey.  It is not about the battlefield, it is about what we bring to the battle and how we fight.


ZOOM GITA Monday evening at 6.30pm and for the next 3 weeks (you’ve missed one).  Although there is no charge, if you can, I would appreciate a small donation (or a big one!).  To donate go to the web site and click on PAY VIA PAY PAL

Windarring Yoga –  Postponed because of Covid.  Usually Tues. x 2 +Thurs. x 1. (some Fridays)

STUDIO YOGA WOODEND: Monday Hatha 1pm (full) Mon. 2.15, Wednesday Restorative 1pm

THE YOGA LUNCHEON:  As always the last Saturday in the month.  The next (our Christmas Luncheon)  at 12noon the 25th November – PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY NOW.. I have booked for us to go to  “The Full Moon” in Woodend.  Warm, “homey” and great food. I love the Nachos – with chicken – with prawns – vegan, or Mexican.  Any of them are great.

SEE YOU IN THE STUDIO (and at the yoga lunch at the end of the month)