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
Yoga Teacher Training Scholarships Now OpenAs we prepare for our next Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training I am continuing this years’ practice of doubling my scholarship offerings. There are two Fusion Scholarships available for our Oct-Dec Adapted Online Inten..read more
Sharing Touch and Massage in A Yoga or Movement ClassI 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
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
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
Yesterday I marked the 15-year anniversary of my first yoga teacher training course, and did the best thing to acknowledge the date, celebrated the completion of my 45th yoga teacher training class.
What I feel the most in this moment is gratitude; gratitude that I am still able to do this ..read more
You don't have to be good at yoga.
You can just enjoy it.
Like, you might like taking walks.
You don't have to be the most skilled walker,
I got this question from a teacher trainee this week, and it does tend to come up a lot, so I thought I'd share my answer with you (that is, how I'd answer this question this week)
To Practice Ahimsa Do You Have to Be Vegetarian?
To the question about..read more
Life in lockdown has been boring. It's necessary, I have no qualms about staying at home to help my community (and the world!) overcome this pandemic, but life has gotten small. So, my sister came up with this great idea of how to stay hopeful, optimistic, and how to prepare to start having adventures again, big and small, once we can all move back ..read more
Download Free Aims Cards
To start this New Year, I thought I’d share with you some Aims Cards that I made for my own practice.
A few months ago in a post I did on ..read more
Spiced Pumpkin Soup
- 1 Sugar Pumpkin (or 2 15oz/425gram cans pumpkin)
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger peeled and grated *
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ..read more