Consent Cards

This month I wanted to write about consent cards, but in my aim to get this news update out in a timely manner, I'll save the larger discussion for later. But if you are wondering what consent cards are, in brief, they are simple flip cards (paper, wood, etc) that each student places on their mat either in the Yes or No position to indicate their wishes to receive or not to rec..read more

Sequencing for Balance

Last month we talked about sequencing your practice with routine and variety, and this month I thought it would be great to continue the conversation about the foundations of sequencing.  Whether you are sequencing your own home yoga practice, or designing a class for your yoga participants, one of the foundations of sequencing is balance.  What do I mean by balance?  Well, ..read more

Congratulations to grad Eli on her Active Communities Award

Congratulations to Yoga Trinity grad Eli Haski on winning the ACT nomination for the Fitness Australia Active Communities Award!  I first met Eli through my husband Chris and he told me about this amazing woman who was teaching fitness and movement class for those living with mental illness.  Eli undertook Trinity Yoga Teacher Training to add yoga to her programs, and has mad..read more

Thai Yoga Massage Training Update – Sunshine Coast

This year I'll be sharing Thai Yoga Massage Levels 2-4 in the Sunshine Coast so this is a great opportunity to take your massage practice to the next level, open doors to customizing your massage for maximum benefit, and learning heaps more techniques to bring to your massage practice and attaining the Essential and Intermediate Certification levels. These will be the only L..read more

Can You Be Really Fit and Still Have a Poor Core?

Is it possible that a student can work out, practice yoga, or do Pilates regularly, and still have a poor or weak core? Absolutely! It’s frustrating, I know, but the issue can be a bit complex, and combine any of the following: Weak deep core muscles, including pelvic floor, might go unnoticed if you are really strong in your larger or more superficial muscles. Poor bre..read more

Thread the Needle

This sweet and simple spinal warm up is ideal for preparing the spine for practice. This pose warms up the spine through rotation, helps to connect us to the flow of breath and movement, and creates mobility and stability in the shoulder joints. 1: Take hands and knees position. 2: Inhale, rotate your spine to the right, extend right arm out/up as far as is comfortable 3: Ex..read more

Bhekasana – Frog Pose

Great for all ages, this pose can be playful, practical, or deeply restorative.  Frog is a great posture from which to enter other deep hip openers, or arm balances like Crow.  Therapeutic applications of Frog Pose include alleviating menstrual cramps, low back pain, and constipation. To Begin:  From Downward Facing Dog, step or hop your feet to the outside edges of your ..read more

Spinal Rotation

This simple warm-up posture comes from the Trinity Core Yoga program, and is ideal for warming up the spine, opening the chest, and deepening the breath.  Try it to warm up before a yoga practice, after a long period of computer use to loosen the spine and release the chest, or after a workout to cool down and stretch. Begin: Lie on your right side with a rolled blanket or ..read more

Knee To Shoulder Pose

Also called Vayu Nishkasana - Wind Relieving Pose, this posture is simple to do but very effective in stretching the hips, massaging the internal organs, and relieving excess 'wind' from the body and the mind.  Particularly useful for the Vata constitution (see Ayurveda articles for more on that), this pose is great to settle an overactive mind and soothe gas, bloating, or ten..read more