Hi Yogis, this week we’ll be focusing on asana to prepare us for Autumn. It’s a great time of year to fire up digestion and immunity, so there will be some core strengthening postures to massage the lower belly. As the season changes it’s a great time to reflect and take stock, slowing down rather than rushing from one thing to the next. So while our practice will still flow, we’ll be holding some postures longer than usual (which can be a great way to build heat as the weather cools down) and also observing our state of mind as we move through the practice- are we able to pause and reflect or our minds darting about?
At the Garden of Yoga studio we’ll be working with lots of fun core strength sequences in the aerial hammock and some longer holds, allowing us to deepen into postures that we often flow through quickly.
On the mat, Vinyasa Playlist has now moved to Thursday nights at 7.15pm in the main studio at Dance of Life.
aerial photography by Kacper Kowalski
Kacper Kowalski was born in 1977. With a degree in architecture, he focuses on aerial photography.
Both a pilot and a photographer, he has unique control over each shot. As a result he captures previously unseen natural environments and ordinarily inaccessible cityscapes. In this way unreal, almost graphic pictures come into being. They show patterns, symmetries and asymmetries created by humans and the nature.
For his images he’s received numerous awards and honourable mentions, including the World Press Photo award, Nikon 75th Anniversary Award, Grand Press Photo, National Geographic, Pilsner Urquell International Photography Award (IPA), Sony World Photography Award, Picture of the Year International (POYi) Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
He lives and works in Gdynia/Poland.
Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.
For a whimsical series entitled A Tribute to Budgie, Buenos Aires-based food illustrator and stylist Anna Keville Joyce created beautiful bird illustrations on plates using nothing but food. Scattered around each plate are the edible materials used to create that particular bird.
Photos by Agustín Nieto
[via Free York]
Wow! Amazing food collages
I just finished a home practice session, integrating some of the new movements from Bali Spirit Festival and playing around with some sequences for Vinyasa Playlist tomorrow night! I’m excited about the Big New Space and Big Sound System, see you on the mat xo
Praying Mantis Rides Snail Through Borneo Jungle. (Photos by Nordin Seruyan/Barcroft Media)
Jolyon Dupuy born 1956 is an artist from Bromley, Kent, UK.
He began exploring his latent creativity in the early nineties, having had no formal Art school training. He has always collected found objects many of which were from Kingsdown beach and its proximities having spent his childhood holidays in various cottages on the beach. His working career has been in ship broking, chartering ships all over the world for various clients, which is how he came to be scouring the beaches of Spetses for trouve to build his sons a boat – his first piece of work. Thereafter, his work developed from small pieces for indoor and outdoor spaces, to large scale beach sculptures built on Spetsian beaches, Kingsdown beach and recently a commission built on the Thameside at Greenwich. His materials are sourced mainly from the Kent coast, Greece and the River Thames, but also from skips, street side debris, discarded McDonald’s toys and friendly donations. Nothing is unusable.
Much of his work has a figurative element to it; faces, profiles, heads can be found hidden amongst the lines of the pieces, whereas the larger sculptures frequently reflect the sea, incorporating the horizon, mythical creatures and the weather into its components. The imagination of the observer serves to enhance the power of his pieces, the more you look, the more you see. via
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So this week I’ll be teaching 6pm Pilates for Yogis and 7.15pm Vinyasa Playlist on Monday night and Vinyasa Playlist on Thursday night and from then on just Thursdays. Since I’ll be changing from a double session to just one, i’ll integrating some pilates props and lots of core work into the Thursday session so it will be a combination of both classes.
I’ll be bringing lots of Bali inspiration to class this week- including some cool core sequences!
For Monday night folks, my lovely friend India will be teaching some sessions in room 2, I’ll let you know when she’s starting up!!
Love this message! Seen at the Power of Now Oasis studio in Bali.
Photographer Bing Wright has found a creative way to capture the beautiful color palette of the evening sky, in his series titled Broken Mirror/Evening Sky.
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