"I have decided to stick with love....hate is too great a burden to bear"

Martin Luther King

Power is in your Hands - Mudra for Body, Mind & Spirit

 Read more in my August 2017

Moon Flower

Links to Yoga Classes in this section

The Heart Flow Class is beautiful to practice as well as being a special class for the immune system

1/ Heart Flow - Beginner onwards 

2/ Power is in your hands - Learn more about Ayurveda as well as Mudra  

Short Yoga Sequences

1/ Chin Mudra  Free Meditations

2/ Padma Mudra Free Meditations

Mudra Workshop & Yoga Class.
Mudra Workshop & Yoga Class.

Power is in Your Hands

Mudra Workshop & Yoga Class

Learn about the 5 energies of yoga and how to use them in your life.

Each is represented by a finger.

The Mudras of yoga, the hands gestures add so much to your yoga & meditation practice.

Practice the gestures in a chair - Everyone

Or learn specific asana to enhance them and follow me through a Beginner to Advanced Yoga Class

Links to perhaps the most life changing meditations?

Moon Flower

Moon Flower

The forgiveness meditation is very difficult to practice but can change your life.

We hold onto so much pain and hurt in our hearts, we need to release it.

To be free, light and easy.

I must mention Louise Hays book "You Can Heal your Life."

I recommend reading it throughout the next couple of months.

Change how you feel, don't be a victim of your past experiences.

1/ The forgiveness meditation  Strong Women

2/ Green Stone Meditation Free Meditations

3/ Padma Mudra yoga sequence Free Meditations

Bird Song

Practice week 25 to 32 of Bird Song

You are going a bit deeper now, making changes in your life.

Spend more and more time out in the beautiful green of our natural world.

The Rainbow Teachings



Air - May Newsletter

Yam pronounced Yummmmmmmmmm.


Musical Note F

Vyana Vayu 

Physical focus - Chest, lungs, thoracic spine, shoulders, arms & hands

Follow your heart, change your mind.

Helps with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger...

I think you would really enjoy and learn so much from the book Mudras for Modern Life by Swami Saradananda. It's chapters correspond to the 7 sections of my course. 

"to heal

you have to

get to the root

of the wound

and kiss is all the way up"

rupi kaur

Food Therapy

To balance Vata Dosha May 2018

To open your heart is to feel a love not connected to a person but deep within you.

A love for all of life.

Namaste Julie ( My heart greets your heart )

Ready to move on?

My Journal March 2022

The new moon in Aries was the time to begin the next section.

What made me decide was water...

I was reading about the positive qualities of copper water containers, recommended in Ayurveda.

Online I found a beautiful egg shaped copper water holder and it had a stopper set with turquoise.

I now have it on my dining table...too easy.

Turquoise is a stone for the throat chakra, blue is the next colour, the next section of the course, for sound and silence. For the teacher and wisdom. I'd chosen my next gift to myself.

I needed a prompt to move on because I "love'' practicing the heart classes.

What a special time it has been.

On Shivaratri, the exact New Moon morning, I clicked on my emails to join Swami Saradananda's zoom satsang and there was an email accepting Bird Song for publication.

It had been a year since I contacted 4 publishers and I had let it go. Thought it wasn't going to happen and it wasn't good enough.

It is very close to my heart, my wish to share yoga teachings in a modern way, share my life and inspire other women to live a happy and beautiful life.

It was also my birthday this month and I had a lovely holiday in the Blue Mountains staying at Wollemi Wilderness Cabins.

It's been a "lovely" 2 months or more. 

But it is time to grow.

The change of season at Blue Mountains Botanical Garden
The change of season at Blue Mountains Botanical Garden
Our dream cabin
Our dream cabin
The mist maker. Blue Mountains
The mist maker. Blue Mountains
Female scarlet robin visits our cabin
Female scarlet robin visits our cabin

Create a beautiful life for yourself.

Change your world.

Change the world.

Everything begins with you.

Donations appreciated

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The Air Element - Your thoughts and feelings.

Connected to the body of wisdom that is your heart, breath, arms, hands and fingers.The sense of touch.

Movement flows through you, air flows through you but also thoughts flow through you.

By now you may realise you are not your thoughts. When you practice meditation, you observe your thoughts and feelings. Who is this observer? I like to think, it is my true centre, the heart of me. The part that is stable, peaceful and just feels whole and knowing, the feeling is love and it is connected to everything. Yoga calls this, connecting to the "divine" and it is important not to see this experience as outside of yourself, but to feel it within yourself. I have learn't to trust this part of myself and allow the heart felt guidance to flow. I close my eyes and enter the sacred space, it is from here that I teach and write. You have this too. Learn to be guided by your heart, not your friends, your family, your phone.

The essence of you is love & peace.

An imbalance in your heart chakra can create physical dis ease in your heart, thoracic spine, chest, lungs, breasts, arms & hands. 

The yoga asana in this section of the course stretch, open, strengthen & soften through your upper body and the yoga classes are lovely to practice. I wrote my Heart Flow Class for a friend with breast cancer, it stimulates the immune and lymphatic system and is very gentle and the Lotus Mudra and teachings in the class are beautiful to practice. This class is a tonic, a balm for your heart. Don't wait till you have a dis ease to practice this class.

How do you know which yoga classes and meditation's to practice the most? I say "most" because to stay balanced it's best to move from the base upwards. Where is you illness, your pain, your disease? Put a finger on it, which chakra is it? If your not sure, go back to the Base Chakra, your not quite connected and ready to move upwards yet.

If you have reached this chakra and do not understand yet which yoga, meditation, foods, herbs etc will help and support you. Practice the Heart Flow Class and then go back down to the Earth or Base Chakra classes and teachings.

*Working with serious diseases such as breast cancer.

Yoga cannot cure you, but it can make you feel more, heal more, accept more and embrace life more..Yoga asana can also help with improving the immune system. Improving the health of all the systems of the body in fact.

Mudra are the hand gestures of yoga, they effect the different energies of your body. Each finger is connected to an element or chakra. Why have I chosen to mention them here? They are part of the heart chakra teachings. They are expression's from your hands and heart. Bring more mudras, more heart into your practice. 

You often hear "open your heart" in yoga but what does this mean?

A conversation that matters

Sit with your palms together at the heart.

Feel the breath in your chest rising and falling.

Can you feel your heart beat.

You are connecting to the essence of who you are.

Pure love.

Ask your heart.

What can I do today to make you happy? 

Singing, dancing, walking, stroking your dog, sitting in the sunshine. What comes up for you?

Now ask what do I do that hurts you?

Often the things that hurt you, happened in your past. You get stuck in the thought, the event, the trauma even and the "feeling" won't go away.

Realise the past has gone and it's time to be a strong women and forgive. Not because a person needs forgiving but because you deserve peace. This doesn't mean allowing the same situation to happen again and it might mean forgiving yourself.

Back to real life, not a memory, this moment in time is beautiful, just you and your heart, your breath, nothing else needed.

Pay close attention to your feelings and promise your heart, you'll listen and learn.

I pass you this beautiful flower.

A moon flower, soft, delicate, healing.

Be grateful, be kind, be content.

"Moon flowers are the name I have given to special flowers that reach out and touch your spirit.

They speak to your heart and each seems to have it's own message.

Look out for them in your life.

Talking is not the best method of communication."

Julie Ivison

Latest comments

04.03 | 08:03

Amazing news about your book Julie, am so excited to see Bird Song in print. Signed copy obviously! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’š

02.02 | 20:18

Thank you for your kindness in sharing. I'd love to participate in the online learning

05.12 | 19:45

Morning Julie, would you have a spot in today’s 9.30 for a casual? Josephine

18.10 | 03:57

Hi Julie 😊,
Can I please go on the waitlist for Monday 8.15am class ?

Namaste ,

Mary x

The greatest gift you can give your family and friends is "your" health & happiness.


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The Heart of Yoga - The Air Element