Watch - Wonder - when Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Mandy Patinkin team up in a film, take notice. The story belongs to the young people in the cast and these master actors provide beautiful scaffolding for the film about a child with a rare facial disorder who starts middle school and inspires others to seek kindness. I loved that it was heroic in simple ways. Watch this film, then look around your own world differently.
Read - Breathe Magazine @breathmagazine_australia - a new kind of magazine. Yes we all like to catch up on Kardashians every now and then, but this read published in the Audrey Daybook stable, seems to get to the point of what matters with sections called Wellbeing, Living, Mindfulness, Creativity and Escaping, it’s an honest read that’s practical and down to earth. So rather than celebrity news that makes you feel “meh”, this magazine makes you feel alive in your own humanity.
Experience - learn to meditate - let the summer holidays be a time to practice making a date with your self. On Sundays from Jan 13th at homewares store Driftwood Living in Sydney’s Little Bay, Enrico Sgarbossa a master pizza maker, offers a meditation class at 5.15pm. Perfect if you’ve always wanted to be guided in meditation with the chance to ask afterwards, questions like “am I doing this right?!” Or - “What did making pizza teach you about meditation!”. For those who already ride the meditation wave, come along and feel the collective hum.
Stay for More - Explore your qi. Right after meditation, Roberta Pantarelli and Amy Weidlich are your yin yoga guides all through summer. Our Yin program recommences 6th Jan and with class at 6.15pm you can take the Bliss Pass Deal for two classes, or drop in to Driftwood just for yin, as both Enrico’s meditation and yoga are a LBY initiative.
Whatever your new year’s resolution, it’s worth being playful and breaking the rules of it having to be a ‘new year’ only thing! At any time of the year you feel inspired to readjust your aim and seek out what makes your life meaningful, being amongst stories that nourish and inspire in the most simple of ways, is definitely worth a wander towards.
Wishing you a happy & inspiring 2019,
Amy Weidlich & the Lotus Bay Yoga Team
LBY offers yoga class all through the week and across the weekend at Driftwood Living, a beach house styled homewares store on the roundabout in Little Bay. Catch our website www.lotusbayyoga.com to sign up or explore more with info about our prenatal classes, vinyasa flow, yin yoga and workshops.
About Amy Weidlich
Amy is the founding yoga teacher of Lotus Bay Yoga. She lives in Little Bay with her husband Oli, son Max and loves to be at the beach. @amyariel @lotusbayyoga @littlebaymummas