Namaste ... I am Deyna: evolutionary abstract scientist; Yoga trainer and teacher (all 8 limbs ;)!); sometimes wanderer (pre-covid); mother to an adult son; aspirational human ecologist and philosopher; realist and idealist; wise and daft ... I feel like I'm writing a dating profile :)! The project is to open up my house to those who have a commitment to human evolution, who would like to discuss ideas, rest a while from travelling, who can offer practical skills in exchange for encouragement and knowledge that I have gleaned from Swamis and 25+ years of study.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We will communicate mainly in English (though I do speak some Spanish, French and German). My main offering is 25 years + of Yoga knowledge wisdom that is just as relevant today as it was 1000's of years ago. I am always happy to share wisdom that I have learned form my travels and training with Indian Swamis and incidental encounters with people form all over the world. Hopefully we will discuss evolution and involution (and the inseparability of inner and outer), how to apply Yoga teaching to contemporary challenges and what you can offer ... with or without my assistance.
I am inviting you to help around my home and maybe contribute to building a community of evolutionary people around the world: there are always tasks to do on the allotment + around the house and garden.
You may also be able to help with social media and techno stuff to spread the word about my vision for a Nomadic Ashram: a non-profit community of 'spiritual' (for want of a better word) ideas for our human future and the amalgamation of ancient wisdom with contemporary knowledge) Or we may develop other ideas you come with: a move for community composting, re-using and re-purposing ... not just in Kendal but as a concept for re-structuring our minds and conditioning? Can we re-define success beyond economic? Can we consider what profit looks like beyond money?
So, your stay may be practical, intellectual, social or development help ... let's see what we have to offer each other!
This host offers a language exchange
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are of interest
Single room with shared bathroom, potentially between 3 people. Kitchen is available ... we may share some meals and you may cook your own food too. I am not opposed to a carnivorous diet but I mainly promote vegetarian or vegan fare. I ask that you be comfortable with solitary times, personal reflection and study, balanced with social exchange and interaction.
I live in a beautiful place (see photos) next door to a wood but with a historical town 5 minutes down the hill. Within 20 miles there are amazing fell walks, an estuary, bird reserves, beaches, Lake District hills, rolling Yorkshire Dales, calm canals and racing rivers. There is a bus into the Lakes and a mainline train station 2 miles away for ease of access to London (2.5 hours) and Scotland (2-6 hours depending how far north you want to go!) I can offer kayaking trips (probably lakes or canal rather than rivers), a bike to explore locally, camping gear for overnight stays and maps to plan routes and adventures. Sometimes I may be able to accompany you and show you hidden parts of the Lakes, at other times it may be an excursion alone.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There is a dining room table here + other creative options that we can discuss
Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week