Author: KnowYogaIreland

Update on AntiVaxxers, Conspiracy Theorists, and Yoga

I’m getting more interested in how Yoga is presented. But I’ve also discovered that there’s a lot of misinformation out there around Yoga and its sister ‘science’, Ayurveda. Now, I’m not a big fan of Ayurveda (I’m doing a course right now, as it happens). In researching the post I put up about antivaxxers (scroll […]

Yoga does NOT imply 5G conspiracy theories or anti-vax

An interesting article in today’s Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/from-asana-to-antivax-how-yoga-is-helping-to-spread-conspiracy-theories-9k27n5kh2 has prompted me to respond. I’ve heard a lot of yoga teachers jittering with fear around Covid, 5G and conspiracy theories. First, I was patient with them: fears need ears and love to reassure them. I don’t judge. It’s easy to dismiss someone who says they think […]

I teach corporate clients too

I can target corporate clients by shifting how I offer my work so that there’s a growing awareness through the meditations I offer of possibilities to do good through corporate work. You are not the enemy. There is no them and us. There is only enmeshment and the potential for all of us to live […]

What can you learn from me? A bit of my story

First, here’s a bit about my story. I’m of the same vintage as Jeff Bezos (I’m actually three years younger, so there’s time for me to catch up…), so let’s do a comparison with him. In his lifetime, as everyone knows, he’s made billions and he’s heading for space. What have I done in my […]

The morning’s walk

The morning’s walk unearths the sodden hare, stuck in a second’s frozen stillness before the swing of my huge whistle dislodges it and the collared dog’s just caught as a whiff triggers her all a-quiver in anticipation of the chance of a chase. Then three heifers, looking askance, dance towards us like curious girls at […]

What is emerging out of the emergency: an awareness of what we are

We already have the necessary intellectual tools and models to understand the array of problems that are associated with the ecological emergency, including how we perceive the problems, and the link between that, and responding. It is just that we do not yet see how to link the knowledge we have to this perception. In […]

Preview of URGENT MATTERS

Just submitted the manuscript for Urgent Matters: philosophy as practice in the ecological emergency. It’s been a year and more in the making and is far from the perfect offering that I’d hoped to be able to present to the world, but as my dad used to say, if a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth […]

Reviews of courses: One

Feb 2021 I recently attended an online course on ‘Becoming Present’ with Lucy. I was not sure what to expect but Lucy had been recommending to me by another yoga colleague. I was very pleasantly surprised with the course. Each class seemed to be one of those classes where you say to yourself the time […]

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