October 17, 2018

I don’t eat meat but I come from a long line of cowboys and ranchers. My uncle owned a meat packing plant and a visit to that horrific place at the age of 8 is probably why I can’t (literally) stomach the stuff.

This isn’t a post about advocating vegetarianism but rathe...

September 13, 2018

Since moving to the tiny Caribbean island of Tortola I’ve been quite focused on what I see: a beautiful Caribbean Sea, badly hurricane-damaged buildings, our new concrete bunker style apartment (hurricane proof); but recently I’ve come to realize that I’ve been pushing...

August 15, 2018

It wasn’t’ until I read this article that I had ever heard of grief being equated to a liminal state.

I’m not grieving but I am going through the characteristic three-fold pattern:

1) separation

2) liminal state

3) re-assimilation 

I’d looked into the concept of liminality...

July 17, 2018

So, there’s something that’s been eating away at me lately and maybe it’s because I have no friends here (we've recently moved to a small island in the Caribbean) so I’m spending more time looking at my ‘friends’ on Instagram and Facebook. I’m gradually coming to the r...

June 14, 2018

Now that I have completely entered into the world of a home-based self-practice, with my teacher, students and friends all 5,000 miles away, the reality of being disciplined is key.

Practicing with others gives you energy, support and inspiration. I’ve just finished a m...

May 2, 2018

Let me start with a rather unorthodox idea: That how we feel on the inside has to be more captivating than the picture we project of ourselves on the outside.

That is to say, if we are to grow content with ourselves we need to balance our energy towards cultivating an i...

March 5, 2018

The term ‘mindfulness’ is now tossed around in nearly every household and workplace in the West. With ever-growing popularity over the last decade and with the release of smartphone apps like Headspace everybody seems to think it is important to become more mindful.

Per...

May 16, 2017

When your student becomes your teacher and your teacher becomes your student

January 12, 2017

When I was asked to write “on happiness” for Unity Studios blog my first thought was, “that will be easy. I’m quite a happy person.” Yet, as I looked deeper I realized that the idea of being happy has a lot of pressure attached to it. We are desperate to be happy and s...

January 7, 2017

Jitka and her daughter Joanna (age 4) 

Jitka qualified to teach Big Dog Little Dog – yoga with your child last September. I interviewed her this week to get more insight into her world of yoga...

Born in the Czech Republic, then resident in Shanghai and now deep into rur...

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