Practicing Equanimity at Winter’s End

It snowed again today when I hoped for signs of spring, and I was all set to get grumpy about it and shift into (madness) complaints after such a long winter but decided instead to take some time to explore my mindset and apply some yoga philosophy to my lifelong habit of arguing with the weather. This is likely (oh please!) more

What Does Groundhog Day Have to Do With Yoga Philosophy?

Groundhog Day and the Bhagavad Gita

That's right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's...GROUNDHOG DAY! Today we celebrate the prognosticator of prognosticators, the groundhog, and every year on Feb 2 I like to rewatch one of my favorite metaphysical movies, Groundhog Day. If you haven’t seen this movie more

10 Minute Podcast Excerpt - Teaching Yoga: Sometimes What Seems Like an Obstacle is Actually a Pathway


Sometimes an obstacle is actually a pathway

Sometimes what we think of as obstacles or challenges, what causes us to doubt ourselves as yoga teachers or more

What's Trending in Yoga?  Accessibility!

Watch a short video with E-RYT500 and senior teacher Heather Agnew on why accessibility in yoga is a most hopeful trend. [embedyt][/embedyt]   What trends do I see in yoga right now? For me, the biggest and most hopeful trend is accessibility. Making yoga more more

What Kind of People Take Yoga Teacher Training? (video)

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What kind of people take yoga teacher training?

We’ve got a yoga teacher training coming up soon in Adelaide and that means I’m answering more

Is Vinyasa Flow Yoga Accessible and Adaptable? (video) [embedyt][/embedyt] Is Vinyasa Flow yoga an accessible or adaptable practice? The thing about Vinyasa Flow is that it’s already an adapted practiced, borrowing from other yoga forms, primarily Ashtanga Vinyasa. The way we study in yoga teacher training, every student more

Transitioning from yoga student to yoga teacher (video) [embedyt][/embedyt] One of the cool things about the transition from yoga student to yoga teacher is starting to experience yoga through other people’s bodies and minds. When you begin practicing yoga your focus is on your own direct experience – what the poses feel more

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 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 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 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... 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
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