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200 hour Yoga
Alliance Certified Training
with Will and Adya, returning from Costa Rica
12th September - 3rd October
Early Bird -1st August: $4000
This training embraces a dynamic,
authentic and intuitive approach,
weaving the earth ways, creative expression
and healing within the traditional yoga lineage.
This is a journey into the depth of being,
the flowering of unique expression, awakening
the clear intention to know oneself and align
with truth. To peek through the cracks of you,
revealing a deep meeting with your true essence.
For more information contact email@example.com
“One’s destination is never a place, but a
new way of seeing things.”
~ Henry Miller
n our current system, everything is
driven by feeding a system with an
insatiable appetite. Without dema nd,
suppliers c annot sur vive, so it is
imperative that demand is stoked, fuelled,
twisted and en sured by whate ver mean s,
ethical or not. The sy stem is so entrenched
that it doesn’t know how to stop unless by
raising production and consumption.
Consumption c an only keep increa sing
via an ever-e xpanding population ba se,
planned ob solence in products that brea k
down quickly, cre ating new fads and
fashions, and constantly seeking to “fill the
void” people feel from being consumers.
It’s a battle to keep this system going
with marketing people more and more
challenged to create more deviou s,
delusiona l and empty promises to feed the
insatiable spiritua l hunger people feel. The
more empty the consumption, the more that
hunger grows. Eventua lly the whole system
will implode. It has to.
When the economic tsuna mi hits, what
will you do?
What if I told you that that whole
system was based on deception and the
fundamenta l message being sold is, “ You
are not enough?” Call it the delusion of
economics, or the economics of delusion.
The whole system c annot sur vive if people
don’t keep c onsuming more a nd more of
things they don’t need, ultimately spiritua lly
depleting them. Many end up shallow and
miserable through cha sing a false drea m.
What if really all human beings are
100% worthy 100% of the time ?
Most people have been misled into
believing that happiness is outside of them,
that there is some idealised destination,
some material possession that, if they c an
gain a hold of, then all will be well. If they
ca n get this externa l “thing” and grab onto
it, hold it tightly, then they will feel whole
a nd complete. In fact, our whole society is
geared towards consumerism.
Personal identity and self esteem a re
linked to an external fa ctor, which may or
may not be achievable. Fortunately, most
goals are achievable – they just take time,
resources, circumstance and opportunity.
Many give up when they face hurdles a nd,
worse, fall into despair when they “fail”
to achieve their objectives. It is virtua lly
impossible to reach all goals, unless they a re
realistic. It is al so impossible for life not to
deal unpredictable c ards, for the unexpected
to occur. That we should panic and self
destruct when something unexpected and
uncalled for occurs, shows how naive and
incomplete our educ ation has be en a s human
beings. It reflects our need for wisdom.
It’s no a ccident that depression, a n xiety
a nd suicide are so common in our societies.
We are seeking something externa l. We are
s eeking wholene ss from something far out
Consider a nother way of vie wing the
world. Since 1971, Bhutan ha s promoted
the idea of a Gross National Happiness
index being used to replace Gross Nationa l
Product as the most important criteria by
which de velopment is mea sured.
According to Guardian Weekly in 2012 :
“The country has pledged itself to remain
carbon-ne utral and to ensure that at lea st 60%
of its land ma ss will remain und er forest cover
in perpetuity. It has banned logging and has
instigated a monthly pedestrian day that bars
all private vehicles f rom its roads.
In a world beset by collapsing financial
‘The more empty the
consumption, the more that
Bali’s beauty and
spirituality is a magnet
for our readers, so speak
directly to them with your
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For details, call
0477 915 031 or email
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