Rafferty

Rafferty is a male and he is a little proud. He has strength of character and body, is organised and a born leader. Rafferty teaches us about co operation and helping out in the Epona Yoga DVD. His poses are easy to see and copy on his Epona Yoga Mat.


Farmyard Antics

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rafferty was having fun as he taught the chicks lots of the fun things to do in the farmyard. his antics were legendary!

Rafferty had learnt some tricks from his friend Mali and he was teaching the chicks how to pop up and surprise the people on the farm.

He also taught them to all stand very still in special yoga poses together so they looked like a little army of warriors.  he knew the farmer liked these antics because he took a photo of Rafferty and the chicks as warriors.

Send us your picture of you being a warrior like Rafferty and the chicks - we'd love to see some fierce warriors out there!





Rafferty Gets Colourful

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It was raining at the farm and the farmers children were bored.

What could Rafferty get them to do to make them smile? Rafferty had a thought, he knew the children had enjoyed doing yoga with him earlier but they wanted to do something different so Rafferty  asked the farmers wife to go online and get some colouring in sheets to print out from the Epona Yoga Fun Stuff Pages

They all got pictures to colour in and they even got some fun recipes to make as well.

Rafferty and the chicks helped the children paint and colour in the pictures of himself, Tula, Mali and Sunni and they had a fun day even though it was a rainy one.





A Warrior in Charge

Friday, December 09, 2011

Rafferty was in charge of the farmyard. The farmer and his family were away.

It was Rafferty's job to make sure nothing went wrong. he had to make sure all the animals woke up in the morning, that was as easy as crowing! Something Rafferty was very good at.

He had to make sure they all got along. That was when he showed his strength by standing in the pose of a Warrior and looking powerful. None of the animals wanted to upset Rafferty when he was being a Warrior!

Rafferty had learnt how to be a Warrior when he attended at Teach Kids Yoga Class and he loved to do the poses that were shown on the Epona Yoga mats. You can learn to be a Warrior using the Epona Yoga DVD and Book





Rafferty Shows the Way

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rafferty was worried about the chicks at the farm, some of them just couldn't seem to stop and be still so he decided to show them the way.

He had all the chicks stand in a row. Close their eyes and take long slow breaths in and out, in and out....

Then Rafferty asked the chicks to put one leg forward and bend it and have their back leg out straight behind them.  Then he told them about how they had to take the time to exercise and he had them swap legs and do the exercise again. Rafferty told the chicks that they need to keep their bodies fit.

Rafferty told the chicks that they had been doing yoga which surprised some of them.





Rafferty and the mouse

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rafferty was standing tall and crowing as the dawn broke and he had to wake everyone on the farm with his loud crow. Wake Up one and all he crowed over and over again.

Rafferty looked around the farmyard and could see the pigs were awake, the ducks were paddling on the pond and the chickens were scratching on the ground. He could see the sheep in the field and the cows were waiting for the farmer to milk them - he sighed - job done thought Rafferty as he wandered away from his perch to join the chickens scratching for food.

It was then that Rafferty saw a tiny mouse fast asleep in the hay. Wake Up little mouse he crowed over and over again, the mouse yawned and rolled over and snuggled further into the hay.

Rafferty puffed out his chest and stood as tall as he could and crowed one more time WAKE UP!

The little mouse had been up all night and was very tired but couldn't ignore Rafferty's big crow so he rubbed his eyes and scurried off to find something to eat.

Rafferty was very proud now everyone on the farm was up and doing what they were supposed to do all because he took his job of crowing seriously. He knew if he stood tall and imagined that he could pull himself up by a string attached to the top of his head he would always have good posture.

You can find out how to improve your posture through yoga at www.teachkidsyoga.com.au





Rafferty's Chicks

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rafferty  was excited today Sunni and Tula were coming to the farmyard to see the new chicks.

Mrs Hen was clucking over her babies and making sure they looked their very best – there wasn’t a feather out of place when she finished getting the ready to meet Rafferty’s friends.

Sunni was excited he had some special seeds to feed to the chicks from some of the plants he grew in his garden and he knew they would love them as much as children love chocolate! He was looking forward to their excitement as they tried them for the first time. Sunni liked to give treats as much as he liked to receive them.

Tula met Sunni in the park and they went to the farmyard together.

The chicks were very excited and played with Tula one of them even stood on her head!

Sunni spread his special seeds on the ground for the chicks and they pecked them up and clucked excitedly.  

It was so much fun to give thought Sunni as he and Tula said goodbye to Rafferty and the chicks as they headed off home.

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Rafferty's Day in the Farmyard

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The farmyard was busy in the morning. Everyday Rafferty would wake everyone up and let them know it was time to begin their day. Cockadoodledoo.....  Cockadoodledoo..... Cockadoodledoo..... he would crow every morning.

The chickens would start scratching for seeds, the farmer would have his breakfast and come out to milk the cows and feed the pigs and the farmer’s wife would start to bake bread and cookies.

Rafferty would strut around the farmyard and check that everything was in order. Sometimes he would fly to a high perch to look down and see that everything was happening the way it should.

Today Rafferty checked that the farmer had the cows all lined up to be milked, he knew this was important because Rafferty knew that children needed good fresh milk to make their bones strong.  Cockadoodledoo..... Rafferty crowed as he checked the line. There was Daisy, Buttercup and all their friends ready to give their milk and have a feed.

As the farmer milked the cows he talked to them and gave them all an affectionate pat, smoothing their coats and thanking them for the milk.

Later that day the farmers grandchildren arrived and they all sat around drinking milk and eating the farmers wife’s yummy chocolate cookies. Cockadoodledoo..... crowed Rafferty as he watched them enjoy their milk.

You can find some healthy activities and recipes at the epona yoga website visit www.eponayoga.com and visit our funstuff pages to find out more...





Rafferty's Day in the Farmyard

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The farmyard was busy in the morning. Everyday Rafferty would wake everyone up and let them know it was time to begin their day. Cockadoodledoo.....  Cockadoodledoo..... Cockadoodledoo..... he would crow every morning.

The chickens would start scratching for seeds, the farmer would have his breakfast and come out to milk the cows and feed the pigs and the farmer’s wife would start to bake bread and cookies.

Rafferty would strut around the farmyard and check that everything was in order. Sometimes he would fly to a high perch to look down and see that everything was happening the way it should.

Today Rafferty checked that the farmer had the cows all lined up to be milked, he knew this was important because Rafferty knew that children needed good fresh milk to make their bones strong.  Cockadoodledoo..... Rafferty crowed as he checked the line. There was Daisy, Buttercup and all their friends ready to give their milk and have a feed.

As the farmer milked the cows he talked to them and gave them all an affectionate pat, smoothing their coats and thanking them for the milk.

Later that day the farmers grandchildren arrived and they all sat around drinking milk and eating the farmers wife’s yummy chocolate cookies. Cockadoodledoo..... crowed Rafferty as he watched them enjoy their milk.

You can find some healthy activities and recipes at the epona yoga website visit www.eponayoga.com and visit our funstuff pages to find out more...





Piggin Around

Friday, February 19, 2010

It was a wet day at the farmyard and all the paddocks had gone rather muddy.

The cows were in the barn and the chickens weren't even out scratching around.

It was cloudy, cool and not a nice day at all for most of the animals. The pigs thought differently they liked the rain and the mud it made in the bottom of their pens. One of the big mother pigs was covered in mud and scratching herself on the side of the pen when teh fence fell over. That was it the pigs raced out covered in mud and sploshed through the farmyard. They raced over to the chickens and caused Rafferty to fall off his perch when they banged into the walls. The farmers vegetables were all trampled and eaten and Rafferty was covered in mud.

Rafferty thought the pigs had caused enough trouble so he crowed at them and chased them back towards their pen. Rafferty rather thought that he was boss of the yard when the farmer was out and he didn't like the mess the pigs had made at all.

"You lot stay in your pen til the farmer comes and sorts out this mess" said Rafferty. "I won't have you scaring the chickens so there are no eggs tomorrow".

Rafferty sat down under the branches of a big tree with his knees bent and he clasped his hands round the front of his knees, placing his chin on his tummy until the farmer came to fix the mess. Rafferty was sitting comfortably in the pigeon pose when the farmer arrived.





Rafferty and the Fly

Monday, February 01, 2010

Rafferty was out in the farmyard scratching around when a big mean fly came buzzing by. No matter where Rafferty went the fly buzzed angrily around his head.

Soon Rafferty got tired of running away from the fly so he assumed the pose of a warrior. He stood up straight and then put one leg out behind him, bending his front leg and making his back very straight. He raised his arms above his head and looked straight at the fly as it buzzed on by.  Rafferty looked very fierce.

"Fly, if you don't stop bothering me I will release the warrior within and squash you" Rafferty said using his best big bad Rooster voice.

The fly saw how powerful Rafferty looked in his warrior pose that he buzzed away and wasn't seen at the farmyard again that day.