Too Busy Teaching Yoga to Practice Yoga?

One of the challenges of having a busy yoga business is that sometimes your own practice can suffer when you are giving so much of your time and energy to support the practice of others. It often starts with not having enough time today, but tomorrow for sure. Or today you'll take a pass because you are just a bit tired or sore from a long day of teaching...but before you know more

New to Yoga Teaching? Say Yes to Everything

Wisdom from the front of the class: This month we hear some thoughts from a yoga teacher who has been teaching for three years: "Though it's great to teach in lots of places and get experience, it can burn you out and turn passion into a chore. Almost 3 years down the track and I'm now in a position where I can teach on my terms. It was getting hard to manage my energy and more

Neck Massage

We have just completed another great Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 training, and each time I teach this program, or give a massage, I notice that there are certain places in the body that elicit a great response in the client with little effort from the practitioner – and Neck Massage is one of those techniques.  Very easy to give, this technique releases the stress and tension more

Partner Yoga – The Ship’s Prow

One of my favorite things about Partner Yoga is that it gives both partners an opportunity to practice yoga, while supporting each other and being supported.  Partner Yoga requires communication and trust, and is a great practice for partners, friends, or family.  Do be listening to your partner, and be willing to speak up -  if something doesn’t feel safe or appropriate more

Foundations of Yoga – Yama and Niyama

Download Free Practice Cards... We have just celebrated the graduation of our most recent group of Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teachers and one of the areas of study in our program is the foundations of Yoga established in the Yoga Sutras, an ancient text which provides a framework and logical progression for the practice of Yoga. When I first studied the Yamas and Niyamas the new more

Congratulations Yoga Teacher Training Graduates

Congratulations Grads Welcome to the Yoga Trinity Family to our newest graduating class of Certified Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructors!  Thanks to Jolly Frog for the space, all the Grads that assisted and shared their experience, and of course to all our new teachers who demonstrated great metta, wisdom, and courage throughout their training. Cath Kilner, more

Dead Leg Drop

This is a favorite stretch for the hips, back, and side of the body.  Ideal for post Pilates, fitness, long hikes, or as a part of the hip opening or restorative sequence in your Yoga practice.  Best practiced when you are warm and joints well lubricated. To Start: Lie on your back with knees bent, feet flat and placed on the outer edges of your mat ( more

Using Props in Yoga Practice

There are many ways to use props in your yoga practice to support your body, enhance technique, deepen your postures, and experience deep relaxation. Most commonly used props include blankets, straps, and blocks/bricks, and even if you don’t have the yoga-fied version of these props, you can usually find something around the house that will work. Blankets more

Thai Yoga Massage Practice Questions Answered

Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 Sunshine Coast web

Practice Refinements for Sanuk and Knee to Shoulder I have recently had a few questions from a Thai Yoga Massage grad that I thought others might like to hear the answers to: Sanuk  Q: I'm working on a polished wood floor and when I slide into Sanuk, the side mat that my foot is on keep sliding around.  I need the side mat for my knee more

Yoga Teacher’s Q&A – Your Yoga Lineage

Heather Agnew

Grad Rosemary recently asked me what my yoga lineage was after attending a workshop with Judith Lasater, who advised student to 'know your lineage'.  It's a great question, but a bit of a tough one for me (and for many yoga teachers these days) because we don't necessarily stick with one teacher or one tradition or follow a structured lineage in the manner of the more more