A Beautiful Union of Rolfing Feldenkrais

A Beautiful Union of Rolfing Feldenkrais What do you get when you marry Rolfing with Feldenkrais A whole new system called Somalogy Tyr Throne founder of Somalogy Youthing Systems and AquaSoma and director of these training programs in the US Europe Canada Central America and Asia has helped thousands of people over the last 30 years He is certified in Advanced Structural Integration Feldenkrais Bones for Life NLP Yoga and Meditation and is also an awardwinning director of dance and theater Tyr has a very special gift which he happily shares with the world He cares about how to help people get back to what they love to do Tyr says he is grateful to the Structural integration work because it helps him to see how to untwist something thatrsquos out of alignment in someonersquos body while Feldenkrais gives him the tools to help people learn how to have better posture and move with greater ease Tyr had grants from the Sida progra

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A different Take on Trust

A different Take on Trust You may have noticed that many people here promise something but easily break their promise This could be a friend visiting turning up to work completing an order turning up on time or simply turning up In some cultures like Japan for example not keeping your word can have automatic dire consequences you could lose a friend a reputation a job and even a potential career Sure in other cultures we may not keep our promises on occasion but unlike Bali itrsquos not an unwritten rule Here itrsquos as if not keeping a promise ndash being unreliable or worse still not trustworthy ndash is something that is a lot more relaxed in fact considered the norm While people from other cultures may get angry and potentially cut off ties with or fire someone on the spot for being unreliabl

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A Kettle Of Fish

A Kettle Of Fish I wonder what the collective noun is for motorcycles The way people ride in Bali it must be the same as for mosquitoes a scourge of motorcycles Bicycles That must be a bother a bother of bikes Then we have a trouble of builders a worry of architects and for a bunch of right wing politicians we have a tea party We all know the collective noun for fish is a kettle and of course for crabs is a dose When we talk about quantities we have to wonder which of the worldrsquos countries has the largest population Itrsquos an interesting question but are we talking about the number of people or the amount of people These days a typical supersized English personbeing is getting rather large and in terms of total mass the population of Shanghai is eclipsed by the male voice choir of Upper Nether Wallop a place noted for having more fastfood joints per stomach than anywhere else in the U

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A Rock n Roll star at a Writers Festivalby Sarita Newson

A Rock lsquonrsquo Roll star at a Writersrsquo Festivalby Sarita Newson Gede Robi Supriyanto Robi Navicula is a Balinese rock musician activist writer farmer director of Akarumputcom and a certified permaculture designer who teaches organic farming around Indonesia Robi is the vocalist guitarist and founder of popular Indie rock band Navicula combining his activism and music as tools for social change Since 1996 in Bali they have released seven albums and won awards internationally toured Canada the United States and Australia They collaborate with organisations such as Greenpeace Indonesia Corruption Watch ICW Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia LIPI Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia Walhi and the farmers union Serikat Petani Indonesia SPI At Ubud Writers Readers Festival 2014 Robi participated with two ot

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Alphamama Brings Her Artistry To Ubudby Renee Melchert Thorpe

Alphamama Brings Her Artistry To Ubudby Renee Melchert Thorpe The 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival had a special theme of Saraswati Wisdom and Knowledge In reverence to the goddess of Arts and Literature the Festival featured extra artists in visual and musical endeavors Arguably the most creative band to come together for the timehonored closing party was a conglomeration of percussionists vocalists and assorted instrumentalists like Ben Walsh blazing riffs on drums built from junk that very day and the incomparable vocalist Toni Childs Australian renaissance woman whose father is from Manado Sulawesi Alphamama was also jamming onstage playing keyboards and singing her original music while the crowd swayed in appreciation We caught up with Alphamama while she was on tour in Africa in November Tell me about what yoursquore doing in South Africa

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As Without So Within… The Promise Perils of NanoTech

As Without So WithinhellipThe Promise Perils of NanoTech Just as we are starting to get our minds to contemplate infinity and what lies beyond the Big Bang so to too do we start to grasp the faintest glimmerings of Quantum and the infinitesimally small Of course the metaphysically minded of us probably know or have some experience of both already albeit without the scientific trimmings Wersquove long fantasized about what we could do with the very small For many our thoughts immediately go to the amazing and seemingly limitless medical possibilities Directing healing medications to places hitherto inaccessible and vanishing tumours become realities The thing about Quantum though is nobody quite knows for sure what happens there So we need to have a carehellip When it comes to food for example we may thin

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Ayu Spicys Basic Luang Prabang Mayo

Against the background of Javanese culture and the fading power of Japanese occupiers Java in a Time of Revolution explores the origins of revolutionary youth groups the military and political parties with remarkable scope and in scrupulous detail First published in 1972 by Cornell University Press this classic was brought back to life by Equinox Publishing kicking off the publishers Classic Indonesia series in 2007

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Bali A Paradise Created by Adrian Vickers

Bali A Paradise Created by Adrian VickersBali A Paradise Created is a penetrating and unafraid examination of the manufacturing of the islandrsquos image to serve political economic and cultural purposes This important book explores the underlying social and cultural forces that have shaped the ultimately enduring image of Bali that we have today It gives expression to multiple voices in the experience of Bali including insights gleaned from oral history interviews with the Balinese themselves Over the past four centuries of Balirsquos modern history this tiny island is unique in that it has been subject to a number of widely divergent images From the 16th to the 18th C Bali was perceived to be chaotic and violent ndash an island of theft murder anarchy and despotic decadence by Dutch colonists and early European writers These im

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Beryl DovPoet Laureate of the Internet

Beryl DovPoet Laureate of the Internet Bery Dov was born and raised in the multiethnic melting pot of Brooklyn New York An ordained rabbi he holds degrees in biology philosophy literature and business management Beryl has traveled extensively to more than 100 countries and has lived and worked in New York Israel Montreal Texas and New Mexico He first visited Bali in 1973 as a 20yearold backpacker discovering Indonesia Beryl now lives in semiretirement in Ubud where he spends most of his time writing An Internet sensation he received 15 million page views in 2014 Beryl is currently working on a Twitter project to launch his 10word aphorisms to one million people daily Who were your ancestors I am descended from countless generations of rabbis My great grandfather Rabbi Beryl Gulden who I am named after

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Change change change Indonesia Moving Forward not Backwards

Change change change Indonesia Moving Forward not Backwards As we move into 2015 under a more progressive socialist government there is much hope for positive change that will be better for those who never benefitted before from previous governments the majority of Indonesiarsquos population So far we have seen a number of positive changes plans put into place for an archipelagowide shipping network to link Indonesiarsquos thousands of islands in such a way that prices of commodities are less disparate than they are at present the implementation of a free healthcare system and welfare card for Indonesiarsquos poor that actually work and the elimination of stating onersquos lsquoreligionrsquo on identity cards In the pipeline is implementation of a 6day week for government employees to encourage actual lsquoworking

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