Holy Cow

Holy Cow

Walking towards the paddock amidst the dew and early morning light, a group of around twenty cows becomes visible, calves and their mothers huddled around the milking shed. A mixture of black and white friesians and light brown and white Indian gyrs, they are waiting patiently to be herded after the daily 5am milking

A day in the life of a yoga teacher trainee

A day in the life of a yoga teacher trainee

4:30am - The alarm starts to sound. A little reluctantly I climb out of the warm cocoon of my bed and find my torch. It’s still dark outside and I have to get ready for the morning yoga class. Birds are singing and the toads are still rustling, but everything is calm. I look towards the sky as I walk toward the bathroom for my morning shower. The stars are absolutely amazing this morning. And so begins another day at the YTT...

Pizza perfection

Pizza perfection

It's Friday mid afternoon at the Krishna village and the birds are singing in the trees as people lay in the garden in small groups after lunch, talking and laughing, reading or practicing yoga. Out in the kitchen, volunteer manager Damodar is busy collecting firewood and stoking the kindling in the hand made pizza oven, preparing for the weekly pizza night ...

Post YTT blues

Post YTT blues

So how does it feel to be back home after six weeks of intense yoga teacher training you might wonder? It feels weird. I don’t know how to explain it in any other way. Sometimes I wonder if the last six weeks even happened because everything is as per normal out here in the big bad world ...

The Art of Forgiveness

The Art of Forgiveness

Aside from the regular yoga program, Krishna Village often hosts guest speakers, and this week we were lucky enough to be graced with the presence of Mahatma. Well known as a spiritual teacher within ISKCON, Mahatma lives in Mayapur (India) with his family, but spends about 6 months/year touring the world.

Yoga Teacher Training: Week 6

Yoga Teacher Training: Week 6

I am very aware it’s my last week as a YTT here at the Krishna Village so I am really trying to savour everything, whether it’s the amazing conversations over dinner, the sound of guitars playing in the garden, the smell of the flowers at the temple or the stunning view of the mountains surrounding the Village.