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[11 May 2012 | No Comment | 6,981 views]
chores & treats

getting down to some hard graft.
getting to know each other.
getting out n about.

travel, work »

[11 May 2012 | No Comment | 18,959 views]
Home & Life

Taking the chance to visit another wonderful orphanage in Phang Nga. Same same but different you might say…

I didn’t have so long here but my time with the children, the adults, and the surroundings were touching and memorable.

Stuck on the main road and on the outskirts of town, Home & Life really is a little patch of heaven for the children here. And again, I was amazed by the resourcefulness, the simple joy and the attitude of everyone I met.

travel, work »

[10 May 2012 | 18 Comments | 16,077 views]
Baan San Fan 2012

Coming to Baan San Fan for the third time, I’m excited to see everyone and see what’s changed this time. Good job, because there’s a lot to be excited about.

Really should have had more sleep/ coffee/ carbs before getting stuck into today!

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[6 May 2012 | One Comment | 24,198 views]
SOSA (school’s out & graduation): celebrating

kicking back a little bit (more!)
going through some last rites
and then freeing the butterflies

sport, travel, work »

[5 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,905 views]
SOSA (200/200): doing

We’ve learned, we’ve questioned, we’ve practiced. This week it was time to DO.

And it was time to let go… Final chance to rinse the body, mind & soul, and time to say good bye to routine, teachers, and almost SOSA…

flavours, sport, travel, work »

[28 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,535 views]
SOSA (151.5/200): exploring

I’ve said before that the SOSA team have this whole thing mapped out really well, and that becomes more & more evident with each day, and now week, that passes. It’s as if they’ve got, somewhere in their office, the most reliable mood and energy predictor ever made. We’ve started to work with all the different teachers now, this week we had more sessions with Uma, Cat and Tina, but we also had our last posture clinics, so, you see, they’ve started to ween us off the pattern too, clever eh.
The atmosphere in the group continues to be really good. There are some really clear mini-groups (emphatically not cliques) which is great because it’s another level of support that we need at this stage – being able to confide, troubleshoot, encourage.
This week I felt that I started to use some of what we’ve learned to make my own shape and feel my own way a bit more, just a little bit.

flavours, sport, travel, work »

[21 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,879 views]
SOSA (102/200): deepening

This second week has been a totally different experience. Some of the other girls have mentioned it, and the teachers have referenced it too. For me, I’ve just felt so much more at ease, less pressured. Week one I really kept my head down, stayed focus, and I think that made a good foundation to relax more into this week, and I’m grateful for that.

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[14 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 4,042 views]
SOSA (51/200): absorbing

Thoughts, reflections, food, frogs.

One week of living in paradise and learning about nirvana.

All while sitting in lotus position. Ok, half lotus position. Ok, mostly sprawled out.

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[10 Apr 2012 | 10 Comments | 4,454 views]
SOSA (17/200): awakening

School of Sacred Arts. Sounds a little like black magic, may well turn out to be so :) I’m doing my 200 hour yoga teacher training with them in Ubud, Bali and we just got started.
The SOSA Director is Simone, she is very beautiful in all ways, she just makes you want to be a better person, which is a good start. The other key leader is Troy, six foot, Californian, rocks a kaftan or board shorts, can speak eloquently & energetically about, well almost anything it seems, and …