The lovely & multitalented Jo from Garden of Yoga has done a fab new showcase video. Super chuffed that she used some of my images from Yogafest in it! Jo teaches yoga, aerial antigravity yoga and pilates at various locations in Melbourne, including her gorgeous studio in Northcote. She is a fun and fantastic teacher and always challenges you – even when you don’t realise you’re being challenged!
For a group photo at Yogafest?
Recently I attended the fantastic, biannual Yogafest at Somers on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne. Organised by Yoga Dance of Life in Fitzroy in conjunction with Nirvana Yoga Centre, Bittern & Amma Australia, the weekend is a fantastic experience of all types of yoga for people with all levels of experience.
This year I was really privileged to be able to take some photos of the weekend in the fantastic spaces at the great venue of Somers School Camp, right on the beach. This was a group photo that we organised on the Sunday with one of Amma’s disciples, Brahmachari Shraddhamrita, who is in Australia during June/July and attended Yogafest, leading meditation in the morning and spiritual talks at night.
If you are looking to take your yoga to another level, experience it more deeply or learn more about the practice in a friendly, inclusive environment, I highly recommend Yogafest – there is another coming up in November! More photos of the weekend coming soon.
So how many yogis are there? I lost count!
I am not on instagram that much. Generally in fits and starts. But you can follow me on instagram at http://instagram.com/agrippinamaior
Here are a couple from recently of my magic beach
Some older film shots from my trip to Penang in 2012. Absolutely love that city! More on Flickr
Sometimes I load up a post all ready to go and then something distracts me and the whole publish thing manages to go by the wayside.
This is one of those posts. An acroyoga photoshoot that I did with my friends Daphne, Sara and Lee. It was such a pleasure to shoot these guys and you can tell from the smiles on their faces that it was also a lot of fun!
And here’s one of the images again – this time in colour. Because I can’t decide whether I love the colour or B&W more!
Sometimes I discover that someone has favourited an image of mine on flickr. Often they are recent … but sometimes they are very very old. Like this iPhone photo I took at Melbourne Museum one day in November 2009, which someone found and made a favourite just over 4 years later! Why? Maybe they were searching for tags? Who knows. But one of the things I find very cool about such occurrences is that I get to look back and remember images that I totally forgot that I had taken and which I sometimes don’t rate that highly. It is good to know someone out there likes them!!
Just a quick note that I have finally got my own domain!
http://www.agrippinamaior.com now lives.
WordPress assures me that all my old agrippinamaior.wordpress.com links still are mapped to the new address. I hope this is true!
(Image from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia. December 2012)
Four days before leaving the beautiful island of Koh Phangan I did one final yoga photoshoot. I randomly met up with Erin on one of the Koh Phangan facebook pages when she put the call out for a yoga photographer. For once my internet was working so I put my hand up.
This lovely, sweet lady is a talented yoga teacher who is living on Koh Phangan for a few months immersing herself in yoga and giving back through volunteering through projects such as Phangan Animal Care; Monte Vista Retreat, & helping clean up our beaches. In her other life she teaches on another magical island – Nantucket, off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
Erin came over to my side of the island, which is about 500m as the crow flies from where she is. But, due to the rather large mountain in the middle, it takes a good couple of hours by bike & boat to get from one side to the other! (Apart from the rutted 4WD track through the jungle, which I personally hate!). But she got to see and do yoga in what I personally think is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! (Not that I’m biased of course).
It was a fun shoot and Erin was a trooper in the blazing sun and on the hot and hurty rocks. They look nice in the photos but yogis don’t really love kneeling on them! I love this location and you may be familiar with it from a previous shoot. I was really happy with the results and looking at them makes me reminisce about my second home on the Magic Beach.
Thanks for such an awesome experience Erin! You can see Erin’s yogic philosophy and enquire about her classes in Nantucket on her website.