Tula

Tula is a female and she is innocent. She likes to learn. She is light hearted fun spirited and always willing to try new things. She features on the Epona Yoga mat and in the Epona Yoga DVD in a series of poses that will help you increase the flexibility of your spine.


Tula's Day in the Bay!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Tula had been curled up in her shell for a big sleep. She was woken by the soft sound washing up on the beach mixed with the pitter patter of soft rain. Tula opened her eyes and decided that it really wasn’t a great day to stay o the beach. She stretched her head out from her shell and then her legs and had a big stretch. She rolled her neck this way and that and sighed.

Everything was wet, except the sand where she had made a little nest for the night. Tula sighed once more as she made her way to the water’s edge, it was cool and fresh and the water felt good to Tula so she swam out into the deeper water and splashed around.

Tula saw lots of little fish as a school swam past and some of them came up to her and tickled against her skin, she saw snails on the sandy bottom of the bay and she even saw some jelly fish as they progressed along the shore.

There were seagulls in the sky and a pelican with his big beak was swimming along the shore waiting for the fishing boats to come in.

Everything felt just right, this was how Tula expected her home to be. Nice and clean and healthy.

The fishing boats started to come in and there were more seagulls following the boat, they looked like they were hovering in the sky effortlessly. Tula liked to watch the gulls and imagine that she could fly.

The boats tied up on the wharf and the men unloaded the fish, some they threw back into the water and the gulls dove for them looking for a free feed.  Some they threw further out to Tula who caught one and ate it for breakfast. Some they kept to feed the people.

Tula tired of watching and went for a big swim she needed the exercise to stretch out the kinks from her long sleep.

Tula know that she needs to be active and there are lots of ways to get her exercise, sometimes she does her yoga, sometimes she swims, sometimes she plays chasings with her friends.  Tomorrow Tula is meeting her friend Mali and they are doing yoga together so today Tula is swimming to stay fit and healthy.

Tula swam past a plastic bag floating in the water, she was scared by it at first because she had thought it was a jelly fish and might have eaten it. Turtles love jelly fish for a quick healthy snack. Tula pulled the nasty plastic bag out of the water and when she got back to shore she put it in the bin. Plastic bags and balloons had hurt Tula’s turtle friends in the past and she doesn’t like to see them floating in the water where the turtles all like to play.

A little girl watched as Tula put the plastic bag in the bin “why are you doing that?” she asked.

“Plastic bags and balloons and other rubbish in the water kill turtles, and other sea creatures. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our water clean and our wildlife safe” she replied.

The little girl saw some more rubbish and picked it up and put it in the bin while she said “I hope that helps keep the animals all safe”.

Tula thanked her and went back into the water safe to swim another day.





Tula and the Turtles

Friday, January 06, 2012

The Turtles all swam into Tula's bay to rest. There were 12 Turtles in all at Tula's Bay.

They had been out in the Ocean and needed a rest and were looking forward to seeing their friend Tula.

Tula helped them get comfortable on the sand. They had swum a very long way to visit Tula and were happy to see her looking so happy and well.

The Turtles knew that Tula has lots of friends in her bay and were happy for her, but they really liked to swim in the currents and travel the coast while Tula preferred to stay in her safe bay.

Tula introduced the turtles to her friend Sun and they talked and played together. The turtles joined Tula as she finished the day with her Yoga. Sun thought it looked wonderful to see so many Turtles together doing the same yoga poses together.

You can do the poses with your friends and Tula using the Epona Yoga DVD





Splash Down with Tula

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tula was excited she knew lots of school children were coming to her beach today. She was getting ready to have some fun with them.

Tula knew the children's teacher and she was bringing the children to the beach to make sand angels and to do some exercises.

When the bus stopped Tula could barely contain her excitement!

The children piled off and ran onto the warm sand by the sparkling blue water. They collected sea shells and looked at the seaweed and they didn't even see Tula who was hiding just under the surface of the sea.

"What was that?" wondered the children who were examining a little crab when they felt a splash of water, but when they looked around they could see nothing, because Tula was hiding once again.

They turned back to their activities with the teacher who had them all lie in a row and wave their arms and legs in the soft sand to make a print. They closed their eyes and there it was again splash they were quite wet now - there was no imaging it! Tula couldn't sto herself from laughing and the children saw her in the sea.

The teacher Mrs Smith called to Tula and asked her to come ashore and show the children a special relaxing yoga pose - can you guess which one Tula chose?

Of Course Tula showed the children the boat pose.





Tula Swimming with the Penguins

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It was a windy day out on the Bay and Tula was enjoying the way the water was splashing and lapping at her shell. I made her feel very alive to be out swimming with her friends the penguins and chasing the little baby fish in the shallows.

Tula loves to swim but it is always more fun to swim with her friends. Sometimes she swims with the penguins, sometimes with the dolphins and sometimes with the very big whales that stop by to visit. She enjoys chasing the fish and sometimes she pops up next to boats where people are fishing and surprises the fishermen.

“ It’s fun to swim and splash and play, isn’t it?” Tula asked the Little Penguins.

“Oh yes we love to splash around and dive deep below the surface and pop up next to people. Sometimes they don’t see us because we are so small but when they do they are always happy to see us playing” replied the littlest of the penguins.

Every day Tula makes sure she swims and stretches and stays active. She knows it is important to exercise to be fit and happy and she enjoys playing with all the animals in her bay.

Tula usually does some yoga everyday to stretch before she goes out to play. You can learn these Tula’s favourite poses using the Epona Yoga, Yoga Mat, DVD and Book.  Visit www.eponayoga.com to order yours today.





Fun at the Beach Making Sand Angels with Tula

Monday, May 04, 2009

Hi Kids, Do you like to do the things I like to do at the beach, I like to float on my back and blow bubbles in the water. I also like making sand angels? Do you know how to do that?

Let me show you, first you find a nice piece of sand to lie on with your hand and feet straight. then you start to open your arms out straight to the sides and up high beside your head, like a butterfly waving your wings and keeping your legs straight open them in and out... Then very carefully stand up and move away from the sand that you have been lying on. You will see a very pretty sand angel left behind from where you were lying down.

I love the beach and swimming it is good fun and a great place to get some exercise!

The Epona Yoga poses are detailed in the Epona Yoga Adventures of Sunni, Tula, Mali and Rafferty book with complete instructions and the benefits of each pose.  Each pose is illustrated on teh Epona Yoga mat for easy reference. You can buy the mat, book and DVD online.





Tula At The Beach

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I was sitting on the beach I could see the beautiful sun and the light shinning on the ripples of the water. It was yet another beautiful day. “Thank you Mr Sun for such a lovely day” I said.

“What are you going to do today Tula?” asked Mr Sun.

“I’m going to have a fun swim and play with all my friends here at the beach. I am looking forward to floating on my back in the shallows and blowing bubbles at the starfish who live just under the water – it tickles them” I replied.

“How do you float on your back?” asked Mr Sun

“Well I roll onto my back and tuck my legs in tight to my tummy and hold them there with my arms and I tuck my head down onto my neck – It’s called the dead bug pose but it is a good way for me to float on my shell and it helps to make me flexible too!” said Tula

“That sounds like fun Tula” said Mr Sun “I will shine down on you as you play and keep you warm”

The Epona Yoga poses are detailed in the Epona Yoga Adventures of Sunni, Tula, Mali and Rafferty book with complete instructions and the benefits of each pose.  Each pose is illustrated on teh Epona Yoga mat for easy reference. You can buy the mat, book and DVD online.





Hi kids, I'm Tula the turtle!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is my first blog post.. I am still learning!