The Experience of Grief and Yoga

The Experience of Grief and Yoga

  Recently, I taught a daylong workshop that I titled ‘Yoga Therapy in a Palliative Care Setting’. It was a beautiful day attended by 11 yoga therapy trainees, learning about end of life.   These participants were willing to be in touch with their feelings...
Yoga Therapy and Death and Dying

Yoga Therapy and Death and Dying

I wonder how many of you readers will want to open this post on the topic of death and dying. No one will blame you if you don’t. We do live in a death phobic culture. We are acculturated to not think about death and dying. So, you can be forgiven for not...
A Little Rant: Yoga Teacher Trainings

A Little Rant: Yoga Teacher Trainings

I feel happy that there are so many people doing yoga around the world. When I began yoga, the general population didn’t know what yoghurt was, let alone this thing called yoga. The ancient discipline has gone from fringe to mainstream in just several decades....
Beset with Low Back Ache? Here’s a Lifeline

Beset with Low Back Ache? Here’s a Lifeline

Low back ache: a common problem After four months on the road and camping, I returned home this last week. How glorious it was to have such an extended Australian holiday! I fell in love with the outback desert in particular, night skies and the spring profusion of...
Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

A Lifeline… …is a thing on which someone or something depends or which provides a means of escape from a difficult situation (according to my computer dictionary). For all of this week I chose to do a yoga practice that incorporated poses I consider to...
A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A bright idea One thing I thought of earlier this year was getting local yoga teachers together for a once-a-month practice. The idea I had was that we teachers would come together with one individual leading a yoga practice, and that that person would nominate the...