Yoga and Chronic Low Back Pain

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

Thai Yoga Massage Online News + Updates

Thai Yoga Massage Online News + Updates

Our Thai Yoga Massage Online Taster Went Better Than Expected!

I’ve been teaching Thai yoga massage practitioner training programs since 2008, but this was my first try at teaching online, and I was not sure how it was going to go.  But, to my happy surprise it went really well.  The participants learned so much, t..read more

Sharing Touch in Yoga Classes

Sharing Touch and Massage in A Yoga or Movement Class

I love sharing some mini-massage treatments during relaxation at the end of a class. It’s such a lovely way to connect and share some mindfulness and meditation. But, in the past I’ve got about it in a very clumsy manner, with good intentions but not enough consideration. I am preparing to teach a ..read more

8 Ways a Hand Towel Can Support Your Yoga Practice

8 Ways a Hand Towel Can Support Your Yoga Practice

A simple tool for your mind-body movement practice

Props are a great way to support and enhance your practice, but props can be costly, especially if you are buying for a whole class.  As a teacher, lugging around bricks, bolsters, straps, mats, and blankets can get tiresome, fill up your car, and, keeping ..read more

Let’s Talk About Accessibility

Thanks for all your good wishes prior to my recent surgery.  My leg is healing very well, and my lungs are…well getting there I suppose.  The big news is that I’ll be starting back to weight bearing in a few days!  After more than 4 months on crutches, my big job is maintaining reasonable expectations as I return to activity (I'm just so darned excited!).  ‘Easy does ..read more

Child’s Pose Comfort

Finding Comfort in Child's Pose

Practicing and Teaching Yoga - Child's Pose

Finding Comfort in Child's Pose

I’ve been part of a few discussions on Child’s Pose lately, had some questions from Grads, and heard some key feedback on teaching, propping, and adjusting Child’s Pose. I’ve jotted down a few notes myself, but would love to hear from other practitioners and teachers on how y..read more

Consent Cards

This month I wanted to write about consent cards, but in my aim to get this news update out in a timely manner, I'll save the larger discussion for later. But if you are wondering what consent cards are, in brief, they are simple flip cards (paper, wood, etc) that each student places on their mat either in the Yes or No position to indicate their wishes to receive or not to rec..read more

Sequencing for Balance

Last month we talked about sequencing your practice with routine and variety, and this month I thought it would be great to continue the conversation about the foundations of sequencing.  Whether you are sequencing your own home yoga practice, or designing a class for your yoga participants, one of the foundations of sequencing is balance.  What do I mean by balance?  Well, ..read more

Congratulations to grad Eli on her Active Communities Award

Congratulations to Yoga Trinity grad Eli Haski on winning the ACT nomination for the Fitness Australia Active Communities Award!  I first met Eli through my husband Chris and he told me about this amazing woman who was teaching fitness and movement class for those living with mental illness.  Eli undertook Trinity Yoga Teacher Training to add yoga to her programs, and has mad..read more

Thai Yoga Massage Training Update – Sunshine Coast

This year I'll be sharing Thai Yoga Massage Levels 2-4 in the Sunshine Coast so this is a great opportunity to take your massage practice to the next level, open doors to customizing your massage for maximum benefit, and learning heaps more techniques to bring to your massage practice and attaining the Essential and Intermediate Certification levels. These will be the only L..read more

Can You Be Really Fit and Still Have a Poor Core?

Is it possible that a student can work out, practice yoga, or do Pilates regularly, and still have a poor or weak core? Absolutely! It’s frustrating, I know, but the issue can be a bit complex, and combine any of the following: Weak deep core muscles, including pelvic floor, might go unnoticed if you are really strong in your larger or more superficial muscles. Poor bre..read more

Thread the Needle

This sweet and simple spinal warm up is ideal for preparing the spine for practice. This pose warms up the spine through rotation, helps to connect us to the flow of breath and movement, and creates mobility and stability in the shoulder joints. 1: Take hands and knees position. 2: Inhale, rotate your spine to the right, extend right arm out/up as far as is comfortable 3: Ex..read more