Kim Roberts:

If you’re in Chiang Mai, Thailand over the holidays, go study Ashtanga with Liz Derow!

Originally posted on Ashtanga Yoga with Liz Derow:

chiang mai flowersThree weeks of ashtanga yoga in the style of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, taught by authorised Level 2 teacher, Liz Derow. All students are welcome whether they have experience in this style of yoga are not. For more information about ashtanga yoga please see http://kpjayi.org/the-practice

The classes are every morning at 7.45am. No class on Saturdays or on the 1st of January.  The instruction will be ‘Mysore style’ — each student in the small classes will receive individual instruction and attention from the teacher. This is how this style of asana is traditionally taught. When taught this way, ashtanga is suitable for everyone with each practitioner developing an individual practice suitable for them at that particular point in time.

Practical: Mats are available to use at the studio if you need one, and you should bring a towel or yoga rug if you have one. Please try not to eat anything for at least two hours before class.

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Posted by: Kim Roberts | October 24, 2014

Share Your Gifts

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A gift isn’t fully realised until it is given away, then. Those who will not acknowledge gratitude or who refuse to labor in its service neither free their gifts nor really come to possess them.

~ Lewis Hyde, The Gift

 

Photo credit from National Geographic

Posted by: Kim Roberts | October 8, 2014

Richard Freeman on Yoga and Ambition

Here’s a short interview my friend Waylon at Elephant Journal did recently at the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado with Richard Freeman about the trap of ambition in the path of yoga.

 

Posted by: Kim Roberts | September 17, 2014

Chihuly at the Denver Botanical Gardens

If you are in Denver anytime in the next few months, do yourself a favour and go see this extraordinary art exhibit by master glass blower Dale Chihuly.

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Posted by: Kim Roberts | September 10, 2014

A Fantastic Resource for Learning Meditation (from Thailand)

Here in Phuket we are in the midst of an incredible retreat by luminary meditation teacher, scholar, Tibetan translator Alan Wallace. He graciously offers his teachings for free, so if you’d like to join us via podcast, go here and subscribe.

Use TP PHuket

May all beings benefit!

Posted by: Kim Roberts | September 1, 2014

The Best (and Cheapest) Massage in Bangkok

A dear friend showed me this place years ago and I have been a fan ever since. You may know of the famous Wat Po massage school that trains many Thai massage therapists at their main school near the river. But fewer know about their satellite location in Sukhumvit–soi 39. Simple, clean, extremely efficient, the therapists are expert at their trade–I’ve never had a bad experience. Foot massage and “scrubbing” are on the ground floor, with upper levels reserved for full 1.5 or 2 hour Traditional Thai Massage. The rooms are pleasantly dark and airy, sparkly clean and calm. I have been known to book a taxi directly here from the airport on arrival in Bangkok. I can guarantee you will not walk out of here frazzled. The place is packed on Saturday afternoons, so book ahead.

Wat Po Massage Bangkok

Mon-Thu 09:00-24:30(L.O.22:30), Fri-Sun 10:30-01:00(L.O.23:00)

2 hour traditional Thai Massage: THB 300

1 hour foot Massage: THB 250

TEL: 02-261-0567

Posted by: Kim Roberts | August 12, 2014

Expect the Unexpected

You can never really count on things going the way you think they will, but here in Crestone, you can pretty much assume things will not go the way you think. After tending my garden for several weeks this summer, here’s what August weather can look like around here:

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It definitely keeps you on your toes!

Posted by: Kim Roberts | August 5, 2014

The Best Remedy I Know

Nature's Remedy

If ever the pace of life get’s you down, hurry up and take one of these…a walk in the wilderness. Nothing has the ability to renew my body and calm my mind and remind me of the preciousness of this human birth like a day in the mountains. Works every time.

Posted by: Kim Roberts | July 28, 2014

A View As Vast As Space

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“Although my view is as vast as space, when comes to the nature of actions and their consequences, I am extremely precise, like little particles of flour.” (Or sand.)

~Guru Rinpoche

Posted by: Kim Roberts | July 22, 2014

The Real You–by Alan Watts

Watch this!

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