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About Denise Ferguson

Throughout her 30’s she was a wild woman with a hunger to understand the meaning of life. She taught & practiced yoga while rebelling against society's expectations of how a yogini should be. Yoga, meditation & wellbeing strengthened her heart/mind, gave solace when things were tough and helped her to conquer her challenges. These days she's living the right way up more often than not. She teaches in and manages her yoga studio, the Yoga Sanctuary and applies the wisdom from her wild years to a healthier and happier life. Denise writes from the perspective of living, learning, failing and overcoming the tests of a life well lived. This is her personal account on health, happiness, love, success & yoga.

The Evolution of Love

"Show a girl you don’t care and she will chase you. Show a woman you don’t care and she will replace you." Cocky words and definitely not how I feel about my ex. But it does show the pathway of maturity many women have taken from wanting to be challenged in love vs wanting to [...]

By |2019-11-17T14:18:12+13:00November 17th, 2019|lifestyle|0 Comments

Vinyasa Yoga Auckland

The first vinyasa class I ever went to was life-changing for me. The euphoria that I felt during and the calm at the end was something I thought about for days after. I walked home with a “what just happened” feeling. Vinyasa yoga Auckland. That first class was the beginning of the next phase of [...]

By |2019-10-31T15:37:11+13:00October 21st, 2019|lifestyle|0 Comments

A to do list for your Vision

July 2006 - Healing   I clenched my stomach as I watched him turn. He walked away and I collapsed in sobs of heartbreak. Alone, I boarded a flight bound for New Zealand. The pain in my heart raw as I watched the small American town that I’d lived in for four years fade into [...]

By |2019-09-02T15:51:32+12:00September 2nd, 2019|lifestyle|0 Comments

Do you have a cup of love?

An abundant love cup I grew up with my love cup overflowing. I had no conscious awareness of what it was to not be loved. What a gift! To take for granted that life would always supply me with an abundance of people to love. My physical & material health/ wealth were never an issue. I [...]

By |2019-07-02T17:14:47+12:00July 2nd, 2019|lifestyle|0 Comments

The Breathwork High

For three years I breathed daily as a way to go into deeper meditation, but it was never ever like the times I stumbled upon a Breathwork class. Also known as Holotropic or Transformational Breathing, in each of the three classes that I’ve been to, the teacher described what was going to happen prior to [...]

By |2019-10-09T16:02:32+13:00May 26th, 2019|lifestyle|1 Comment

Booze, Men & Excess

“Stop drinking so much” my mother would say. “Find a stable relationship” everyone else in the world would say. But I knew, deep down that drinking and sex was working for me. For now. At the end of a day of inspiring others when I felt uninspired, that glass of wine was a relief that [...]

By |2019-10-31T15:29:36+13:00May 21st, 2019|lifestyle|6 Comments

How to be a Powerful Woman

At 45kg I was emaciated. A tiredness hung over me that I’d never felt and my heart was broken. An industry that I had poured my heart and soul into for six years was splintered. My house was on the market and I had very real threats of losing a business that was my sole [...]

By |2019-07-21T08:35:40+12:00May 4th, 2019|lifestyle|20 Comments

Manipura Chakra and the Thoracic Spine

I had a seriously interesting bodywork treatment a few weeks ago – recommended by fellow Yoga Sanctuary yogi Juan. I booked in to get Bowen Therapy on my back, which had been bothering me all year. Chiropractic, acupuncture and rest hadn’t worked so I was still searching for an answer. After the first treatment I [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:18:25+12:00April 25th, 2019|lifestyle|0 Comments

Do you have big emotions?

Emotions Those feelings & signals that tell us when situations and experiences are good or bad. When unbalanced, they can come in waves of energy which rise and fall in peaks & troughs. These waves lift us up, slam us down and take us on wild adventures. I’ve come to love my emotions and have [...]

By |2019-01-24T09:07:19+13:00January 17th, 2019|Life, lifestyle|4 Comments