Tag - upward dog

Ask. Just ask.

The ask Hi. My name is Annalise Friend and I am the owner of Upward Dog. I am experimenting with something new - asking for support! I know being slick and polished is grand - but you know what, so is being vulnerable and honest. I am a female business owner and it has been a challenging time in business, and this has been stressful for me and my family. I would love your help in sharing Upward Dog to in-real-life-friends, online friends,...

My Purpose

I am here to follow my curiosity and flex my creativity. I am here to share the beauty and healing found in embodiment. I am here to heal myself and my ancestry. I am here to decolonise yoga. I am here to dance with postcolonial critique, feminist power, the planetary cry for justice, and the personal desire for bliss, calm and love.   I am here to weave these into one art project. I am here to write about the bodily realm. I am here to...

Holding myself

Lockdown in Melbourne resumes tonight.  One week of school holidays extended.  Possible resumption of remote learning after that. I am currently doing a course for the business well as parenting, housework, managing this business and looking after the family and myself.  So, yes, this is a lot.  Many people are enduring much harder circumstances.  I have also had harder times and gotten through them - extreme chronic pain and horrible symptoms, for years. So, as a part of writing about my...

Settling inner restlessness

Hi all, It has been quite a while since I got bloggy. I am thinking of everyone, as our interconnection is magnified at the moment. There has been a huge surge of interest in yoga gear as people are at home, wanting to look after their bodies, minds and souls. And perhaps their kids', also. Thank you for the interest; how heartening. However, I suggest getting in orders if you are after something, as stock is seriously depleting for us, and our suppliers....

The fair market

As Chris wrote in the previous post, we now take payments through both zipPay and Afterpay lay-by systems.  We are loving the interest from people who found us through those sites and by searching for zipPay or Afterpay shops.  Welcome! I hope these methods do help make ethical products more accessible.  Sometimes a few payments lessen the impact on the the fortnightly budget, even if they are not for big amounts.  I have been using both methods with my own shopping....