A list of quote used within my classes, the date is associated to which class I read this quote out in. These are quotes I found useful to highlight points of the practice I share - I hope they resonate with you.

David Whyte

Title: Courage


"Is a word that tempts us to think outwardly, to run bravely against opposing fire, to do something under besieging circumstances, and perhaps, above all, to be seen to do it in public, to show courage; to be celebrated in story, rewarded with medals, given the accolade, but to look...

Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Vanda Scaravelli

Title: How to respect your body


"... to appreciate what has been given to us, and to take care of our body, is an act of humility ... to be sensitive is to be alive.

People have all kinds of misconceptions about yoga. One must not think that the exercises are going to give us a...

Awakening the spine: yoga for health, vitality, and energy

Vanda Scaravelli

Title: Learning to listen


" You have to learn how to listen to your body, going with it and not against it, avoiding all effort or strain and centreing your attention on that very delicate point, the back of the waist (where the spine moves in two opposite directions). You will be amazed to...

Awakening the spine: yoga for health, vitality, and energy

Debra Kaatz

Title: The Water Element 'Winter'


" The Chinese feel we should follow the season. Winter is the time to guard our reserves by staying warm, eating well and using the shortened days to draw deeper inside and to contemplate the mysteries of life. Winter is the element of water that gives us our reservoirs and...

Characters of wisdom: Taoist tales of the acupuncture points

Gabor Maté

Title: Attention


“Throughout this book, I have insisted on the connection between human relationship and attention. Love, it turns out, is intimately related to attention. In The Road Less Traveled Scott Peck brilliantly defines love as action, as the willingness to extend oneself in order to nurture another person’s spiritual and psychological...

Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

I Ching

Title: The Creative


"The clouds pass, the rain does its work and all individual beings flow into their forms"

The I ching : or, Book of changes

Sandra Sabatini

Title: The wish to extend


In any sitting position
When the sitting bones hit the ground
The ground hits back
And creates a space along the lumbar vertebrae

The the lumbar vertebrae are able to carry 
a ripple to the base of the skull
This ripple is the wish to become long
The wish to...

Breath: the essence of yoga : a guide to inner stillness

Simon Fall

Title: Healing at Source


“The role of healing is to make whole, and that means changing the relationship between our sense of personal identity and the greater stream of consciousness. 

To be healed, we do not have to be Bodhisattvas, those Beings that buddhist tradition described as having attained enlightenment, but choose to stay...

As snowflakes fall : shiatsu as spiritual practice (p117)

Pema Chödrön

Title: The Wisdom of No Escape


"Yesterday I talked about cultivating precision, gentleness, and openness, and described how the meditation technique helps us remember the qualities that we already possess. Now, sometimes the teachings emphasize the wisdom, brilliance, or sanity that we possess, and sometimes they emphasize the obstacles, how it is that we feel stuck...

Wisdom of No Escape: how to love yourself and your world. (p33/34)