Browsing All posts tagged under »durban«

Muti for the mind, body & soul

March 28, 2014

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My first thought when sitting down to write this was to liken the SA’s Trails in Motion film festival to a multi-day stage race. But then I realised this was a pretty silly idea. Over more than a day, the events may span, but there were no lows, only highs, no GU brews only beer brews […]

Hot Yoga 200

March 26, 2014

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In a few short months I start my yoga teacher training here in Durban. I’m excited and have been spending a lot of time thinking about it… in particular, my motivations for dedicating so much time to my practice, even though I don’t really have an intention to teach… My answer, I realised the other […]

Addiction fiction

March 24, 2014

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Picked up the latest issue of Trail yet? If not, it’s on shelves now and promises a wonderful read of tales from the trail and my words below to make you want to tie up those laces and get out and run… she taps, unable to do so herself, with a pack of peas on her knee […]

Run or die

March 20, 2014

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At the BRC last weekend, I finished absorbing the words of world-renowned endurance runner and total rockstar, Kilian Jornet. His book, Run or Die, had been on my list for an age, which can sometimes spell disappointment when it comes to actually reading it… you know, when expectations shoot through the roof in the build […]

Peace over pressure

March 17, 2014

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This past weekend, I spent at KZN’s Buddhist Retreat Centre. A true gem, the BRC sits on a massive country estate, immersed in indigenous bush and forest and overlooking a giant lush green valley that can’t help but take your breath away. A towering Buddha sits quietly within the grounds, a Stupa marks the perfect […]

wanna make a million?

March 9, 2014

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I’ve just finished writing an article for a client on the habits of the rich. You see surprisingly, those with a high income or a whopping inheritance aren’t necessarily more likely to build wealth than those with mediocre incomes and no family wealth. What then is the key to financial success? The answer is, quite […]

matters of the mind

March 5, 2014

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Last night I went to a talk here in Durbs by Buddhist teacher Gen La-Kunsang. On the invite were these words: ‘Discover powerful and practical methods to increase happiness and become a more confident and joyous person, capable of bringing real benefit to this world.’ Reading this, I was immediately intrigued. I’m a bit obsessed […]

just run. anytime, anywhere.

February 21, 2014

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This morning I ran with Regents… a road running club in Durban. Needless to say, a stark departure from the Tori of old, seeing as only since being in Durbs have I actually started to run sociably as opposed to my time in Dubai. There, I loved nothing more than spending hours alone with my […]

A work of art, straight from the heart

January 17, 2014

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Regardless of our background or beliefs, creed or culture, I can safely say that every single person reading this post has at least one teacher from their past that remains etched in their memory… one teacher who just brought a subject alive, kept us engaged, opened up our eyes, inspired us to be the best […]

Prana & power

January 1, 2014

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Sipping a coffee at Mitchell Park’s Vida yesterday with my new friend and fellow yogi, Kea, she told me about an amazing initiative called Township Yogi. In fact, I remember before she even shared the details, her words were, ‘you’re gonna love this.’ And indeed I did! Township Yogi is about raising hope and changing […]

Choosing to live

November 12, 2013

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Just last week, a friend told me about a book he was reading called Choosing to Live by Davey du Plessis. “You must read it after me,” he said. “You’ll love it. I’ve read the first 50 pages and I’m gripped…” And then in a moment of complete serendipity, I noticed that on my first […]

Check for Cheeke

October 19, 2013

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After another long exodus from the sandpit, returning to flat desert runs devoid of lush nature, tall trees and bright blooms is always tough. This time particularly so, as it seems I left my head and heart in Durban. So I knew this morning’s training had to be accompanied by a great podcast to keep […]

Dicing with death

October 8, 2013

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We’ve talked about it a few times, Deon and I, whether there’s something sinister about doing hill repeats in a cemetery. Despite it looking a beautifully, peaceful place, with swaying palms, lush green grass and vibrant flowers, it remains the resting ground for those loved and lost. Should it be out-of-bounds then, to runners looking […]

Letting go

October 3, 2013

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When on the move, I hate missing out on my yoga practice, so as well as my usual dose of daily sun salutations, I love checking out new studios wherever I roam. It definitely adds to the journey when you experience different teachers and styles and it really helps you to connect to a new […]

High on Highover

September 30, 2013

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I’ve just spent a few absolutely glorious days in a corner of the world so effortlessly simple yet stunningly beautiful, that I can’t even type this without hiding an irreversible smile and a feeling of complete and utter contentment. Of course, the company is the greatest reason for this but beyond that, there’s just something […]