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....
Yoga Babies

Yoga Babies

Tonight, as I taught Kirby who is six weeks away from her due date, I was reminded of one of the great privileges a yoga teacher has, that is, teaching a mother-to-be. A yoga teacher creates special class time for a pregnant woman to be totally in her body and with...
The Language of Yoga Teaching

The Language of Yoga Teaching

  In teaching a class today, one of the students got muddled between the right and left side of a pose. Years ago I worked out a little joke to correct this problem: I’d just say, “Try the other left side.” Words are vital in communication, and...
Beginnings

Beginnings

It was October 1979 mid-week, I don’t know what day. I walked into the yoga premises on the first floor of a rather run-down building on Spring Street Bondi Junction. Really I was walking into the rest of my life. I’d heard about this mad Yorkshire man...