Dispelling Yoga Myths

Listen in to a short introduction to a recent discussion I shared with yoga teachers and teachers-in-training on some of the most common myths and misconceptions in yoga. [s3audio s3url="Dispelling Yoga Myths.mp3" /]   Or, read a transcript and a few extra notes on dispelling common yoga myths and misconceptions: Today we’re go..read more

Expose yourself to ideas outside your lineage

Seek out a variety of yoga styles, philosophies, teachers, and environments Seek out resources, viewpoints, and practices outside of your usual range It won’t all resonate, but it’s wonderful to nurture curiosity about yoga in all its forms Exposure to a wider range of yoga forms and philosophies can reduce te..read more

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good in your yoga practice

  Sometimes I get stuck in this fixed idea of what is the ‘right’ or ‘perfect’ practice and I end up procrastinating for days (or more!) waiting for the uninterrupted time and abundant energy to do this perfect practice. Instead, these days, I’m aiming for good. I want to have yoga ..read more

Finding Balance in Yoga/Work/Life/Study/Practice

In a recent group coaching session with yoga teachers and teachers-in-training we talked about the work/study/life/practice balance for yoga teachers, establishing boundaries, and the art of saying no. You can listen to my intro to that discussion here: [s3audio s3url="Work Life Yoga Balance.mp3" /] Or... Be..read more

Cues to Retire: Yoga Teaching Skills, Strategies and Philosophy

Listen in or read my intro notes from a recent group yoga coaching session for yoga teachers where we explore cues and alignment ideas to consider retiring
  Download and listen on the go: [s3file s3url="Cues to Retire 25 min May 25 2022.mp3" ]Download Cues to Retire Podcast[/s3file] ..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

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: