On Being with Rocks

When I went walking in Iceland, rocks came alive. Nowhere else yet had I encountered the dynamism that I found in these glistening specimens. I walked on them, felt them, drew them and danced on them. Then, I realised that I am one or at least my bones are the rocks that form the shape [...]

On Being with Rocks2021-09-25T09:51:54+00:00

A Fine Encounter

When out walking there is no end to the surprises and this painting recalls one of them. An encounter with a field of mushrooms occupied a fair chunk of mind when I walked the Camino de Santiago, because I was reading a book at the time about their potent nature and curious about the lengths [...]

A Fine Encounter2021-09-20T00:54:45+00:00

Mountain Magic

Stirling Range Yoga and Walking Retreat 26 - 29 November 2021 I invite you on a weekend retreat to the Stirling Ranges in the Great Southern. On offer is a simple menu of breath, yoga asana and walking at the foot of the mountains. Add to that nourishing Ayurvedically inspired meals and [...]

Mountain Magic2021-09-03T04:09:02+00:00

Walking as Practice

I love to step outside. I like walking, walking and reading, walking and thinking. I feel a necessity for walking. I walked the Camino de Santiago. I walked for everyone I know and knew. I walked to regain control of what it means to be in my body, what it means to walk away. [...]

Walking as Practice2021-09-03T04:28:25+00:00

on talking to the hidden people

Found.  They were hidden.  I stroll across the old mossy clad harbour, her chasms and clefts filled with Huldufólk.  I hear thud of horse hoof, a carriage carcass.  Cries of un-fathered babies spilt on the rocks.  Starvation and struggle, fierce.  I sit looking at the dividing line where said whales come to feast.  A scent [...]

on talking to the hidden people2018-09-17T10:17:01+00:00

on bathing in iceland

Quite a delight to visit the newly renovated swimming baths in Reykjavik.  Sundhöllin, is the oldest of the public baths in Iceland and a real treat.  Taking a bath is to enter into a delicate, well considered, wholesome experience.  So I found Sundhöllin, next to the Church, as it happens, to explore the ins and [...]

on bathing in iceland2018-08-12T21:35:23+00:00

life is a balancing act

Is balance an unattainable pipe dream? The search for balance between work and life is a losing proposition and a potentially destructive one.  Absolute balance is an illusion.  What appears to be a state of balance is an act of balancing, something quite different.  To long for ‘balance’ is to use the noun, but [...]

life is a balancing act2018-08-08T12:49:59+00:00

Enjoy eight magical days of yoga in Bali

Walk, breathe and draw your way through the labyrinthine rhythms of Bali. Restore truth in balance in the peaceful surrounds of Gaia Abasan Mountain Retreat9 – 16 July 2017Find inspiration and rejuvenate with a drawing workshop, twice daily yoga classes, Ayurvedic/sattvic inspired meals and the beautiful salt water pool with uninterrupted views of the mountain. [...]

Enjoy eight magical days of yoga in Bali2018-07-11T08:06:31+00:00

10 Day Early Morning Yoga Immersion

10 Day Early Morning Yoga Immersion 20-31 March 2017 with Madeline Clare Renew your intentions for the year, energise and build a practice of yoga each new day! Open to all levels. VENUE:  Yogaveda, North Coogee www.yogavedawellness.com Earlybird $175 by 10 March 2017, Latebird, $200. SIGN UP!

10 Day Early Morning Yoga Immersion2017-07-13T03:13:18+00:00

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