“FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS”

“FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS”

The text is neatly pinned to the wall above the entrance of the Yoga Workshop studio in Boulder. It’s there as a quiet reminder to all the morning yogis as they finish their practice, role their mats up and take the first step out into the world outside the shala...
TAKING CARE

TAKING CARE

For years I’ve had the pleasure of regularly teaching yoga to a lovely group of 6 impressive woman in Stockholm. We meet and unite through the practice a few times a year and every time the special bond between these 6 woman, and their strong friendship, creates a...
AFRICA

AFRICA

“The hippos are sleepy…look at them yawning”. We smile at each other, happy to be so close to these huge animals as they push their heads back and open their mouths wide enough for us to see their white teeth (which are rather large considering the fact that they are...
BACK INTO SILENCE

BACK INTO SILENCE

I’m going back into the silence. Guy is already there, at the retreat center on the border to Wales, and I’m lucky they are still excepting me although I will be a few days late. In my own way I try to prepare for the quite full on schedule starting with arising at...
CHANGE AND EXPERIENCE

CHANGE AND EXPERIENCE

I have a clear memory of our dear teacher Tiwariji when he was preparing for a lecture in France a few years ago. The host had put out an arm chair for him in the middle of the room, right in front of the curious group of students. The arm chair had an unusual shape....
WE PRAY

WE PRAY

We try so hard. Try to lift, try to stretch, try to sit straight. We try to breath, to sing, to feel and not to fear. We try to be aware, to be awake, to listen without judging, to observe without interfering. We try to see ourselves, to accept ourselves, to move...