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

Kale Salad with Cherries and Pine Nuts

A delicious salad of kale, dried cherries, pine nuts and parmesan.  We have experimented with a few different versions, so get creative.  But remember, the secret to this salad is to give your kale a lovely massage! Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches of kale (about 1/2kg), rinsed and dried
  • Juice of 2-3 lemons
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp m..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

Halloumi Kebabs with Chilli and Lime

Halloumi cheese is a delicious and hearty addition to these vegetable kebabs, and the chilli-lime marinade brings the zing. Ingredients: Marinade:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • juice of two limes
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 fresh red chillis, finely chopped (add or reduce as per your taste)
  • ..read more

Goodbye 2016…Hello 2017!

I’ve spent the first day of 2017 the same way I spent the last day of 2016, pottering around the house and talking to the dog.  So, in some ways it’s a bit hard to get overly excited about this new year.  But, in taking some time to reflect on the journey of the past year, I can’t help but feel grateful for all the great experiences I have had, the lessons learned, the ..read more

Coconut Cacao Granola

This granola is easy to make, coco-delicious, and makes a great breakfast or snack to fuel your practice! Ingredients: 3 cups rolled oats

  • 2 tbsp plain flour (wheat, spelt, rice, coconut, whatever you prefer)
  • 2 cups chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  • ½ cup seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower, chia)
  • ¼ cup cacao
  • ¼ c..read more

Cocoa-Delicious Whipped Body Butter

Grad Rachel sent me this a while ago and I’m keen to use this recipe for this year’s hand-made-with-love holiday gift baskets.  This decadent body butter is great for all skin types, and it smells so good you’ll want to taste it! Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 ..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

Lemon Coconut Balls

This month I got a huge basket of lemons from a friend and wasn’t sure what to make, so I reached out for ideas on Facebook.  A few lemon meringue pies (for now) and some limoncello (for later) and I still had a few extra lemons, so Melanie Hansen shared her delish Lemon and Coconut Balls with me.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the ingredients that she suggested, so li..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