After nearly four decades' dedication to the IYTA, Wendy Batchelor is stepping aside to pursue other spiritual and life goals. We wish her well and honour her contribution to our Association.
For many IYTA graduates, Wendy Batchelor holds a special place in our hearts and on our own yoga journeys.
eNews Editor chatted to three IYTA members who attended a morning of events to mark International Yoga Day at the KGV Recreation Centre in Sydney on 21 June.
The event, which was attended by a number of refugees – as part of Refugee Week, was organised by YogaHive and sponsored by IYTA, City of Sydney and Yoga for Nature. The activities included a yoga class, talks and a world food market.
Nancy was one of my regular students. Other than gardening, yoga was Nancy’s weekly, not-to-miss activity. An older student, Nancy had some previous problems with shortness of breath and also hearing. For this reason she always sat at the front of the room, so she could keep an eye on me, but more importantly so I could keep an eye on her...
Melissa, has a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis which is not responding to treatments offered in Australia. The single mum-of-one is now fundraising so she can travel abroad for HSCT (hematopoeitic stem cell transplant) - a bone marrow transplant – which has given many other MS sufferers such as Melissa hope for the future. This treatment is not offered in Australia to MS patients, even though it is used every day in Australia as a treatment for cancer.