Responding to Tricky Yoga Student Situations

Responding to tricky student situations as a yoga teacher can be challenging. We can often feel unprepared or lack resources to deal with conflicts in class or challenges in student management. It’s useful to consider your guidelines, boundaries, and how you will respond wi..read more

How Do I Choose a Theme for a Yoga Class?

I received this question by DM the other day, and I'll hope to answer, but this is a huge question with different answers for each unique teacher! However,  I will try to share a few brief notes below to give you some ideas to start with: There are a wide variety of ideas and strategies for theming your classes that wil..read more

Quick Yoga Tip: Where to Stand on Your Mat in Sun Salutations?

When deciding where to stand on your mat for sequences like Sun Salutations A & B (Surya Namaskara), consider two things: 1) Where your feet can land when you step, jog, or hop your feet forward and back from your Half Forward Fold. 2) How far forward your hands need to be from your feet to trans..read more

Thank you for 16 years of yoga teacher training.
  This month I'm celebrating 16 years since my first class of yoga teachers celebrated their graduation in Moruya, NSW, Australia. I am so grateful to those brave yogis, and all the yoga teachers who have joined me over the past 16 years to practice, study, and teach yoga...read more

Facing Our Fears

What if someone walks out of your yoga class?
  We talked about this the other day briefly in our YTT group coaching session, and I thought I’d share a few notes from that discussion. For yoga teachers, or any teachers I suppose, the fear of people walking out can be a source of anxiety before it even happens (it might never hap..read more

Sequencing and Theming Yoga Classes – A Balance of Planning and Adaptation

For me, sequencing has always been a balance between preparation and planning and then adapting in the moment. After years of trial and error, these days my aim is to strike a balance somewhere between inventing a class on the spot, and spending hours each week planning classes. I love ..read more

Chick Pea Curry and Naan

Recipe share for those who love nourishing, homegrown, homemade food. I hope you like this curry and naan bread as much as I have!

Chick Pea Curry

  • Time: about 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4-6
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 inch ..read more

Past Present and Future – Life as a Yoga Business Owner
  It’s been a tough week to stay present and not spiral into despair.  There is a lot going on in the world that is hard to sit with. So, I did what I always do when I need to be talked down from catastrophizing, I called my mom. She knows me well and knows that I often need reminding to try to ta..read more

Ever Wondered What We Talk About in Yoga Teacher Training?

I’m in the midst of a yoga teacher training right now, and thought I’d share a few of the helpful teaching strategies and mantras we’ve talked about.  Scroll down for a few of the conversations we've had recently, including:

Worrying about what other people think of you is a faucet you can turn off anytime.

This comes from a conversation I had with a teacher trainee this week in relation to two of the Yamas (guidelines for social conduct), Brahmacharya and Asteya (energy management, non-stealing). In discussing this, I noticed that I had a LOT of thoughts. Part of my strong response is..read more