This is just a quick email to let students know that yoga classes are running this week. It seems that for small gatherings, Perth is still fairly safe, but the situation is constantly changing, so keep up date with health department advice.

If you do come to class, please keep in mind the government health guidelines and don’t come to class if you are unwell or have been overseas or in contact with someone at risk. Continue with hand washing and social distancing. If you are vulnerable because of age or underlying health problems or just feel unsafe coming to class, please stay home, we can give credits for missed classes when everything returns to normal.

We will send out another email on Sunday evening advising on whether classes will run next week and will be putting yoga classes on line in the near future.

Stay safe and kind and calm

Here is poem called Pandemic offered from a lady from America and it speaks to how we can respond to the unfolding mystery that has visited us.


What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
–Lynn Ungar, 11 March, 2020