Corpse Pose: Needed and Wanted

Corpse Pose: Needed and Wanted

via pinterest Every now and then, I fall off the wagon. I recognise that I need to re-incorporate corpse pose into my yoga practice. Writing a post about this pose will inspire me, and you too, if need be. I first learned about corpse pose (savasana) from one of my...
Now is Available Anytime

Now is Available Anytime

In anticipation of teaching a workshop on “Yoga Teacher Burnout”, I’ve been examining the ways I tend to go over my limits. Without being too self-congratulatory, I’m not as “bad” as I used to be. Where I think I can most improve...
Life Lessons

Life Lessons

I should know better than to teach from lesson plans. I had a terrific one for today. It followed on the work that I’d been doing over the last few weeks in the Wednesday class with the regular students. We were going to do headstands, handstands, backbends and...
Yoga Conference – Don’t Miss!

Yoga Conference – Don’t Miss!

  Here’s a heads-up for you, if you enjoy the experience of learning and sharing in community with your fellow yoga teachers. Yoga Australia is presenting a conference in Sydney April 28-29 with a great line-up of speakers and workshop presenters. I know...
Plying the Yama and Niyama

Plying the Yama and Niyama

A renowned yoga teacher has been in trouble recently. I’ve been following the story through tweets, FB offerings, and web logs. These are not necessarily dependable sources but they have spoken of big ructions in the yoga world. Whether or not the allegations...
Beginning with the End in Mind

Beginning with the End in Mind

I’ve been learning a new skill this week: printmaking. It’s an art in which it probably takes decades to attain any degree of mastery. I’ve been looking around in our class of twelve and trying to figure out what it is that makes the students who are...

So You Want to Be a Writer

Back in 2008, when I was last working as a yoga teacher trainer, I taught a course called “The Professional Yoga Teacher.” The curriculum comprised professional ethics, how to run a yoga business, occupational and health safety, and information on yoga...
The Amazing Meeting

The Amazing Meeting

I’ve spent 2.5 days in the company of 600 or so skeptics. They came from all around the world and gathered together at the Masonic Centre in Sydney to hear inspiring and interesting presenters speak on topics ranging from “Evidence Based Medicine” to...
Writer

Writer

I remember hearing from any number of yoga teacher trainees when I was working with them at Nature Care College that they would like to write articles on yoga topics. So far, I’m not aware of any of the grads of that course being published in any...