I just have to get this off my chest. This is for any yoga teachers or teachers in training who are feeling like they aren’t good enough, or don’t know enough, or don’t have a ‘yoga body’ (whatever the heck that is), or aren’t spiritual enough, or won’t be as fluent with their cues, or can’t demonstrate the fancy asanas, or, in general, feel like an imposter...read more
What Am I Studying Right Now?
Yoga and Chronic Low Back Pain.I’ve done two great webinars this week exploring chronic low back pain and movement. While I’m still integrating much of what I’ve learned, I wanted to jot down a few quick notes to share with you some of what’s new in movement applications for low back pain and some of the updates to rese..read more
Online Yoga Teacher Training Will Continue For NowI'm so sorry to see all the outbreaks and lockdowns around Australia this week. I hope that you are all coping okay and that you and your loved ones are all safe and sound. With this new round of outbreaks I'm reminded that we are not nearly 'back to normal' yet, so as I make plans for the next few yoga programs I h..read more
It’s Got to Ebb If It’s Going to FlowI heard this adage the other day, and it came on a day when I really needed it. Being in lockdown for so long has been tough. And for me it comes on the heels of a few really challenging years of injury, loss, and a big move across the world. So, it should have been obvious to me that my creative energy would be in a bit..read more
Boundaries: Tips for Maintaining Your Practice as a TeacherThis week I had a great chat with a teacher in training, and she remarked that her yoga practice had changed in that now her mind is busy noticing cues, transitions, sequences, and other teaching skills when participating in a class, rather than just focussing on her own practice. I could really ..read more
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