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[29 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 760 views]
SOSA (day off #3): escaping

Putting some physical and mental distance between day-to-day and today.
Doing something different, somewhere different with somepeople different.
BUT there were still bikes, pancakes, rice fields and yogic reflections :)

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[28 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | 990 views]
SOSA (afternoon off!): vegging

a much needed afternoon off with no agenda. got some quality horizontal time. suksama.

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[28 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 920 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.

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[23 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | 3,215 views]
SOSA (day off #2): indulging

cruisy running
happy coffees
easy transport
comfort food
pool lounging
foot massage
lazy reading

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[21 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | 1,130 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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[15 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | 809 views]
SOSA (day off): enjoying

enjoying having no schedule
enjoying letting the week sink in
enjoying a different pattern in the day
enjoying looking forward to tomorrow
:)

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[15 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,716 views]

First day off from the course. I woke naturally at seven which was nice, and actually such a pleasure to see my bedroom & bathroom by daylight, and then outside, the plants & fields around the property, to see them properly. Quick getting ready (am used to that now!) and I popped out of the gate (didn’t know there was a gate) to the rice fields. I’d been around here when I went to Sari Organic the other evening but I hadn’t seen anything, it being dark.

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[14 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 2,067 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 | 1,736 views]
SOSA (17/200): awakening

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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 …

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[8 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments | 1,720 views]
Bali

en route to my yoga course. it’s all about the journey…