Yama and Niyama – Windows and Mirrors

At a recent teacher training intensive weekend we were discussing the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga philosophy, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and in particular we talked about the 8 Limbs of Yoga and how the logical progression of practices are designed to guide us in our journey towards greater self-knowledge.   Those Eight Limbs are:   Yama: guidelines fo..read more

Hometown, Grassroots Yoga Teachers

Heather Agnew

I’ve noticed that in the yoga culture we often talk about the most famous teachers that we have worked with rather than the lesser-known teachers who have guided us, and even perhaps started us on our yoga journey. I wonder, is this simply because in conversation we can’t connect over teachers we don’t both know? Or, is this somehow a way of being famous by proxy? If I ha..read more

How Hot Should Yoga Be?

There is an ongoing discussion in Yoga as to what temperature the room should be during practice.  Some students swear by their hot yoga practice, while others suffer in the heat.  Some students crave ventilation while others are wearing several layers.  Certainly in our Canberra winters it can be a challenge just to get to room up to ‘room temperature’.  And there are ..read more

A Happy and Grateful New Year

Happy New Year!  It's amazing how fast this past year has flown.  And I don't know where the time has gone, because I spend a lot of time doing, well, not a heck of a lot - having made the decision to make life a priority over business (or should I say, busy-ness) this past year.  But, although the year has still flown by, I can say that this year is one where I have enjoyed..read more

Your Core is Not Just About Your Abs

Yes, Core Yoga or any core-centred practice will help you strengthen your abdominal muscles, but a core-focussed practice is about far more than a 6-pack. Functionally, your core encompasses more than the muscles you can see (or not see!) on your abdomen. Your core includes your back, pelvis, shoulders – in..read more

Recommended Reading from Trinity YTT Grads

I have just returned from 2 months of delicious family holiday time in Canada and it's lovely to be back in Canberra just in time for Spring.  While I was away I received a request from two prison inmates for some help in their developing yoga practice.  They wanted some recommendations for books and resources, as they didn't have access to a teacher and wished to further the..read more

Foundations of Yoga – Yama and Niyama

Download Free Practice Cards... We have just celebrated the graduation of our most recent group of Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teachers and one of the areas of study in our program is the foundations of Yoga established in the Yoga Sutras, an ancient text which provides a framework and logical progression for the practice of Yoga. When I first studied the Yamas and Niyamas the new ..read more