Wild Yoga

yoga and thought from Theo Wildcroft

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Meet the children

Most of you will have heard by now of the work I do teaching yoga to children with disabilities. I’ve blogged about it on a number of occasions, most recently here: Once Upon A Time It’s life-fulfilling, challenging, even emotional work, and it happens mostly in private sessions and environments, so apart from the occasional physiotherapist and social worker who… Read more →

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 →

YBIC Instagram image of a practitioner in a complex hand balance, aided by props, with the words: ‘Make the yoga work for you, don’t worry about making your body fit some image of yoga’ – Sarah Lyons

Propping up yoga

It’s not the wheelchair that makes you disabled. It’s the lack of a ramp into the building – social model of disability Recently, Dianne Bondy and the YBIC, quietly sponsored by Gaiam, have been promoting a 7-day #propitup challenge on social media. There’s lots for me to love about this. I really enjoy seeing YBIC popping up on my social… 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 →

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 →