disability

In person

We went over to Brighton at the weekend. We went for an event – for Friends of the Brighton Yoga Foundation – but this was reason enough to catch up with people I hadn’t hung out with in a long while. So Phil and Storm and I trekked over on Saturday, had a lovely dog

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Meet the children

Most of you will have heard by now of the work I do teaching yoga to children with disabilities. I’ve blogged about it on a number of occasions, most recently here: Once Upon A Time It’s life-fulfilling, challenging, even emotional work, and it happens mostly in private sessions and environments, so apart from the occasional

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Once upon a time

Once upon a time, after a few years teaching yoga, a student who happened to be a new friend and also a meditation teacher asked me if I would teach her disabled son yoga. I explained that I had no specific training in this area. “That’s good” she said. “You can work it out together”.

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Propping up yoga

It’s not the wheelchair that makes you disabled. It’s the lack of a ramp into the building – social model of disability Recently, Dianne Bondy and the YBIC, quietly sponsored by Gaiam, have been promoting a 7-day #propitup challenge on social media. There’s lots for me to love about this. I really enjoy seeing YBIC

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In Translation

When I was at university for the first time, I developed a (mostly) intellectual crush on the French writer, Hélène Cixous. Today, two decades later, I searched for a couple of quotations of hers, blessing the internet for allowing me to search for a mere handful of words and be plunged back into the feeling

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Revolutions

I started running again in the second week of January. This is something I do for pleasure, but it also continues to teach me a lot about my capacity for pushing myself too far. Each morning after a run is chance to check in for aches and stiffness, humbled by the relentless drive my body

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