Tara

Hello from Ashland, Oregon! I’m Tara Weinberg; it’s nice to (virtually) meet you 🙂 I am writing to you from my home office/classroom to give you an idea of how life has changed since the pandemic struck. I am an English Language teacher at St. Mary’s School in Medford. Our school is unique in that…

Nancy

Hi! I’m Nancy Soares from Ashland. Covid has been a blessing for me. My family and friends are doing well and no one has been sick or has died. When the lockdown in Oregon began, I was out of town taking lessons in rolling a whitewater kayak. When I got home I carried on and…

Freedom

Devon Evans Ashland, Oregon USA I am grateful to each and everyone of you, for your open-hearted sharing. It makes my heart sing to hear about your experiences. I am a 52 year old, married, mother of two teenage girls, who is a caregiver to the elderly. I also hold space for our Jivana Yoga…

Two Sides of the Force

Carla, Portugal   My name is Carla. I’m from Portugal and I live in Ericeira more or less since Covid started. Since I joined Jivana my life started to change in several aspects, but the turning point was when I met Acharya. Several obstacles just vanished in a simple way without straining and my path…

Gail

Gail, Ashland group   The year of the Covid 19 pandemic saw the death of my husband, though he was not infected with the virus. Instead of family and well-wishers congregating for his transition, we spent it alone. He had lost his ability to speak and was unable to communicate his wishes but I could…

A Salutation

Fátima, Portugal   My name is Fátima Clamote, I have lived in Lisbon since I was 19 years old. I was born in a small village in the north of Portugal. I have 3 sisters, 4 brothers and I live with my only son, 15 years old. At the age of 23, I felt the…

Shelter from the storm

  Ross Finney Ashland, Oregon United States of America     First off, I am very fortunate to have remained healthy and safe throughout the pandemic. Neither I, nor anyone in my immediate and extended families, have contracted the COVID-19 virus. Health is wealth!   Generally, my experience during COVID has been quite like that…

Duty and Attachment

Aytana, Israel   I have really enjoyed reading all the blogs, thanks for the idea and all your sharing. With roots in South Africa (till age 20), living in Israel with most of my family, with heart in India, I’m Aytana, (born as Ethne) from Ra’anana near Tel Aviv. I retired the year I first…

A Yogic Path

Ori Beck from Rehovot, Israel, married to Ifat, father to Tal, Yuval & Noa.    Two years ago, I finished my position in the Israeli navy and was about to start a new way and a new job. I looked for a vacation in India, and to explore the meditation technique that I was fascinated…