Wild Yoga

yoga and thought from Theo Wildcroft

Tag Archive for special needs

Theo and Timothy

Once upon a time

Once upon a time, after a few years teaching yoga, a student who happened to be a new friend and also a meditation teacher asked me if I would teach her disabled son yoga. I explained that I had no specific training in this area. “That’s good” she said. “You can work it out together”. Back then I was still… Read more →

Joining the Unspeakable Conversation

(contains difficult truths, frightening facts about disabled lives, bright moments of hope, and ways to help) A friend posted this article on social media this week. There is so much to love in it, but “the presence or absence of a disability doesn’t predict quality of life” is a key phrase for me. Last week, at the respite centre where… Read more →

Music and movement

When I do my physical practice, the relationship between the two fundamental rhythms of breath and heart set the pace. But I love music, and love the way music can take me into a different place – a different way of moving with my body. And at times, my ‘yoga’ practice has more in common with the free movement of… Read more →

All this in just 20 minutes a day

We were snoozing gently to the radio this morning at 8.30am – occasional cuddle-filled lie-ins are a hidden benefit when the whole household is self-employed, including the cat. This benefit almost makes up for the joys of complete financial insecurity and Double Tax Return Week. Anyway, in its own inimitable impression of a modern news service, the BBC announced to… Read more →

Special

Yesterday was a long day – one of those long days that are rewarding and challenging in equal measure. It started with a combined yoga/photo session, prevailing on the goodwill of my students to gather some more photos for the website. I really want photos here to show real people actually doing yoga, rather than perfectly made up, glamorously skinny… Read more →