Deb’s India Blog

Deb shares her experiences of studying yoga and living in India.

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 06 - Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs

I arrived after an easy journey to Cochin, Kerala. I so appreciate Anne’s Residency, quiet, beautiful gardens, air conditioning, and a soft bed. Oh so happy! A wonderful group of women are en route…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Mama Bhakti and Swati

Connection to the Heart

This picture brings many things to light for me. My purpose in coming on this solo retreat was to retreat from the world for a while. Quiet, journalling, reading, and practice were all on the menu…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 01 - Mental Game

Mental Game

Today I felt strong and focused. I am learning so much about myself and how I take practice and do life. I have shifted my attitude about what I can do. When I started yoga ten years ago…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Sunday Walk to the Beach

Old Patterns

A dispassionate approach to asana, pranayama, and meditation reveals the true potential of what is. This morning, after a restless night of sleep/wakefulness, my old patterns hit…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast has become my favourite meal here. Time is flipped upside down, and so are my eating habits. I take nothing for granted here: not my body, energy, sleep, food, and ATMs…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - In the Garden with Swati

Love from Goa

Tomorrow I will have been here two weeks. Much energy in the first week went toward figuring where things are and establishing a routine. In the second week, things begin to come together…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Mama Bhakti

Mama Bhakti

Every day I am called down around 2 pm for lunch. Mama Bhakti cooks for the whole family and gives me a huge portion as well. Today is fresh kingfish with curry and rice…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 18 - Swati

End of Week Practice

As each day rolls into another, I find it difficult to differentiate time between days, weeks, and the end of this month. I feel grounded in the present, dipping into the past and looking to the future…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Seven Families One Village

Simply Surrender

First of all, a big thank you to all of you who support my journey. I acknowledge all of you for going that extra mile and picking up where I left off. My deepest gratitude to my best friend of 30 years…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 23 - Moon Day Breakfast

Moon Day Breakfast

Moon day is a very significant time to rest, pause, and reflect on which direction or path you are choosing. The richness and fullness lie in the ordinary experience – acknowledging the sacredness…