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:

Worrying about what other people think of you is a faucet you can turn off anytime.

This comes from a conversation I had with a teacher trainee this week in relation to two of the Yamas (guidelines for social conduct), Brahmacharya and Asteya (energy management, non-stealing). In discussing this, I noticed that I had a LOT of thoughts. Part of my strong response is..read more

Still In Love With Yoga After All These Years

It’s just a few days until I share the first yoga teacher training program of 2022, and I’m so excited! Sometimes I wonder about my enthusiasm because this will be, I think, my 49th teacher training. One might think that after all this time my excitement might fade. The thing is, I’m still as excited today as I..read more