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By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 30 November 2011
 
I spent the past weekend on retreat in Stroud, about an hour’s north of Newcastle, at The Hermitage, a Anglican Franciscan Monastery.
 
   


By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 23 November 2011
 
You could be forgiven for thinking this Yoga blog is a food blog. Oh well, what can I say? It’s another passion: real, whole food. It is all connected and part of the Yogic lifestyle. And the title quote from Michael Pollan is one of my favourites.




By Gina Macauley on Friday, 18 November 2011

Sometimes our meditation goals are unrealistic, we expect too much. Here is one of my meditation experiences.




By Gina Macauley on Saturday, 12 November 2011
 
Green Kitchen Stories is a great vegatarian food blog.




By Gina Macauley on Saturday, 12 November 2011

At our recent Mindfulness Yoga Day at Atisha Centre, one of the most popular things at morning tea was a scrumptous dip.




By Gina Macauley on Friday, 11 November 2011

 
Today I was honoured to participate in a Havan to celebrate the auspicious date – 11:11:11




By Gina Macauley on Friday, 11 November 2011

Morning ... it really is the most beautiful part of the day.





By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 10 November 2011

 
Downward Dog is a posture of rest and rejuvenation. Do you feel restful in Downward Dog?



By Gina Macauley on Monday, 7 November 2011
 
Last Saturday, 22 amazing people joined Janet Lowndes and I for a wonderful day of Yoga, food and contentment at Atisha Centre.




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