What Do Beginning Yoga Students Need?
What do New Yoga Teachers Need to Remember About Teaching Beginner's Yoga ?This has been a common discussion in my yoga teacher training programs for years now – what can the general public comfortably do in a yoga class? Are they binding their toes in a seated forward fold? Are they flowing into Upward Fa..read more
Congratulations and Big Thanks to our most recent graduates of the Adapted Online Yoga Teacher TrainingYesterday we completed our most recent Adapted Yoga Teacher Training – which I ran from my new Zooming studio in my home in Canada. While this has been a challenging time on so many levels, and making the switch to teaching YTT programs online has taken a lot o..read more
2020 A Hopeful New YearIt’s not been a Happy New Year for most of Australia, and not here in Canada either for us as we watch the land we love smothered in fire and smoke. I’ve spent the last week tied to my phone every afternoon reading the news and hearing from friends and family about what they are going through, and this week of course was the worst. It’s..read more
I’m a person who likes to have a system for things. I run my business with schedules and checklists, I plan years in advance, and operate the day-to-day and year-to-year with as much efficiency as I can. I do the same in my domestic life; I like an organised house. I’m soothed by having ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. I like to count things; ..read more
I'm in the midst of my 14th year of yoga teacher training, but every course is like the first course.
June 2019 UpdateGreetings from Canada! It's been an eventful month here in Canada as we settle into our new routines and get ready to settle into our new home. If you've been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you..read more
Yoga Trinity Yoga Teacher Training Celebrates 13 Years!13 Years ago this month I shared my first yoga teacher training program, and this March we completed our 35th yoga teacher training course, and now have over 1,000 graduates of the Trinity Yoga Teacher Training certificate! These are numbers, and something I am proud of, but what I am far more pro..read more
In just a few days, I will be celebrating 16 years in this beautiful country! We arrived on February 3 into the warmth and sunshine and hospitality of Sydney after quite a difficult year in Canada. I was partly running away and partly running towards, and I'll forever be grateful to Australia for taking me in and warming me up and healing my hurts. But, arriving in Austr..read more
Dear Yoga Teachers, You don't have to know everything. Don't be afraid to say, 'I don't know'. Teaching is a collaborative process. You will continue to learn with every student you encounter. That is the great adventure of teaching. When I was a new teacher, I felt such pressure to know everything about....everything! - Students would ask me about why their kne..read more
Should I Be Worried About Yoga Injuries?For the past few years there are have been some important conversations happening both in the yoga-teacher community, and in the wider yoga community about yoga injuries. Whether they be related to alignment, adjustments, impatience, repetition, individual differences, or acute injuries like falls, yoga injuries do appear to ..read more
I'd like to talk about changes to the Yoga Trinity Code of Ethics for Yoga TeachersI’ve been sharing yoga training programs for over a decade now, and there is never a moment where I feel like they are a finished product. Programs are a constant work in progress, forever being refined and updated. While I work hard to be sure that students are aware of these up..read more
Thanks for all your good wishes prior to my recent surgery. My leg is healing very well, and my lungs are…well getting there I suppose. The big news is that I’ll be starting back to weight bearing in a few days! After more than 4 months on crutches, my big job is maintaining reasonable expectations as I return to activity (I'm just so darned excited!). ‘Easy does ..read more