Free Yoga Podcast – Scapula Core Warm Up

Check out this month's free yoga podcast, Scapula Core Warm Up In this 9-minute audio practice podcast you can get to know your scapula, the fancy name for your shoulder blade.  Explore a warm up for the scapula while you play with the natural movements of your shoulder blades and shoulders, and experience one of the ways in which our old yoga cues might be getting in the w..read more

Arts and Crafts and Yoga

I’ve recently had a Canadian visitor for a few weeks, and we got up to lots of fun travelling, exploring, wine tasting, and learning some arts and crafts.  It was a great way to connect and have some fun while she was in town, especially because she is very creative; a natural artist who is studying art in school.  I really admire her creativity.  I’ve always been in awe..read more

Yoga for Good – Share the Dignity

 

Practice Yoga for a Good Cause: Yoga for Dignity

Saturday September 2 at 8:00am Yoga for Dignity classes will be held across Australia to raise funds for the Share the Dignity program. Share the Dignity is a charitable organization who’s ‘mission is the ensure every woman has dignity when dealing with her monthly period. There are still women strugglin..read more

June’s Free Yoga Podcast – Side Lying Sequence

Helpful for strengthening the ‘core’ muscles of the hip, in particular focusing on the muscles that maintain the pelvis in neutral when we are standing on one leg, like Gluteus Maximus and Medius.  These key hip stabilizers are helpful in all that we do – maintaining pelvic stability when we walk, run, stand, sit, and of course in our yoga practice, most particularly whe..read more

March’s Free Yoga Podcast – Powerful Pose Flow

This month's 30-minute free yoga podcast is all about playing with Powerful pose in a Vinyasa Flow to bring some variation, novel movements, and add a few new challenges to balance, strength, and mobility.  Our first few poses will be all about exploring your Powerful Pose to find comfort, stability, and ease – and particularly getting curious about your stance and arm posit..read more

Yoga Mat Tricks and Tips

The invention of the sticky yoga mat thirty years ago has made our modern practice of asana safer and more supported, and allows us to create a space for yoga wherever we go.  However, for all the wonderful things that your yoga mat brings to your practice, there are those little trifling issues that can take your mind off of your practice – when what we want our mat to do i..read more

January’s Free Yoga Podcast – Step Through Flow

This 22-minute free yoga podcast explores a few movements that can help you to develop the strength, stability, mobility, and coordination to make your step-throughs from Downward Dog into Warrior 1 or lunges a little more fluid.  You might need a few weeks to work through the flow, and especially if you feel any discomfort in your wrists, shoulders, or neck, take lots of rest..read more

November’s Free Yoga Podcast

This month's free yoga podcast offers a 20 minute Hands-Free Vinyasa Flow is great for those with shoulder, elbow or wrist pain, or for any reason needing to take a break from bearing weight in the arms. This is also a great flow for the beach, the forest, or the park.  Utilizing strengthening movements like Powerful Pose, Runner's Lunge, and Warrior with chest/shoulder openin..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

Lessons From the Mat – Sequencing

I had a question from a new grad recently about sequencing, and she was feeling a bit pressured to be sequencing a new class every day and wanted to get some guidance.  I have written a bit about this here, and will continue over the coming months to discuss a few of the foundations that I work with in my own sequencing.  But, to get more ideas, I reached out to a few Trinity..read more