My last day downunder. Its all been a bit of a rush today, lead primary was good with Dena this morning, my last practice with her in 2009, though I seem to struggle with lead these days. I need time to enter some poses and lead just doesn’t give that, Dena told us to modify if we needed to. It was over quite quickly, with having no adjustments, no wriggle time and no dropback experiments.
Its been wonderful to practice with Dena for the 3rd time this year, London, Hamburg and Byron Bay, I wonder where it will be next year, I know it will happen somewhere on the planet. It was great to meet lots of friends from Bali too, Gabrielle, Graham, Susi and Sam. Dena’s Shala is a beautiful space, with its wooden floor and photos of Guruji decorating the walls, it has large picture windows that the sunlight floods through. It was a joy to practice in that place.
Well after goodbyes it was a manic dash back to the Hostel to check out and find some breakfast before getting the bus to Brisbane, where I am now wasting time before going to the airport.
The highlights of the last 17 days will be doing practice, seeing those incredible Whales, meeting friends and of course doing a dropback for the first time on Noosa beach. I hope by the next time I see Dena that I will be doing it in the shala, over to you Cary!