Dru Yoga, meditation, photography and Haiku

On Saturday May 12th (Mothers Day weekend) I joined Lesley Jackes and Sarah Collin in a Dru Yoga workshop and meditation day enhanced with haiku poetry and photography.

The yoga workshop, facilitated by Sarah Collin, qualified Dru yoga teacher, was enjoyed by around twenty participants in lovely Peppermint Grove Beach. The day started with warm up exercises leading into the Dru yoga class, after which we walked down to the beach, throwing off the shoes, engaging the five senses taking in all the surrounding beauty.

Dru Yoga, a graceful and potent form of yoga is based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit, improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.

Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that everyone can enjoy and reap the benefits.  Most people who practice Dru yoga have reported reduced back pain and reduced stress, more energy, greater flexibility and general feeling of well being.

On the day all participants received a bag of goodies including a cap, mookaite pendant, pens and a notebook for haiku poetry.  Delicious refreshments prepared by Lesley & Co were enjoyed by all.

 The day was a sample of a bigger event coming up later in the year when an 11 day trekking trip is planned for October. Proceeds from the trek will go to Sanjiwani Medical Clinic in Nepal. For more information phone 97 27 2226 or email jackmitt@bigpond.com

After this exhilarating experience I am definitely a Dru yoga convert.

3 generations enjoying Dru Yoga

Haiku

Trees alive and dead

All life now remains constant

cars buzzing slow down

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