Like most people, I wear many hats. Hats relating to being a home manager, wife, yoga teacher, community volunteer, and so forth. Just today I became aware of a hat that I put on almost every day but have been overlooking. It’s time to lay claim to the title of yoga curator. You might well ask what I do as a yoga curator. Well, I spend part of my morning reading the news, perusing blog posts, googling yoga information, listening to podcasts, and communicating through Facebook. […]
40 Years Later: Remembering My Yoga Start
The global community of writers is growing by leaps and bounds because of the Internet and its darling child, social media. Everyone has a book in ’em, as they say, or an article, or at least a post.
I declared myself a writer in 1996 when I received an advance from Simon and Schuster Publishers to write Teach Yourself Yoga. I’d been journal writing from when I was a mere sprout, but with the launch of the book, I became a Published Author. […]
Something New for You!
Wearing my other hat, purveyor of yoga practice cards, I want to announce that our new website has gone live. […]
Sharing or Shmoozing?
Source: foundshit.com via Bass on Pinterest
I’m taking a little break from the 196 threads of Patanjali’s sutra tapestry, of which to date I’ve teased out forty-one.
The spirit of this particular post is all about caring, sharing, and networking. Have you noticed that’s what makes the world go ’round these days? I jumped on this bandwagon some time ago in becoming a blogger. […]
Vote for Me in the Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition
To my kindly “Yoga Suits Her” subscribers and other readers – you will see a big button when you go to my site, until May 9th, that is. It will be immediately to right of where you are reading – upper right corner – can’t miss it.
Clicking on the big button will magically take you somewhere I believe you can vote for my blog in the Sydney Writer’s Centre Competition. […]
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 that in the life of a yoga teacher, sometimes the expenses of insurance and keeping up with professional development can be financially taxing. But, until the end of March, you can save about $50 by being an early bird. I’ve heard that there are already 150 enrolees, so the conference promises to be well-subscribed and exciting. […]
Looking at Yoga Practice – "Through the Keyhole"
Near the end of last year, I was out in the Yoga Shed, all by my lonesome, practising yoga, and my mind drifted. (I think I was doing supta baddha konasana or some such very relaxing pose.) I was thinking about what other people might be doing in their yoga practices these days – old cronies of mine, like Peter Thomson, Pixie Lillas, Shandor Remete. […]
N.Y.Times Yoga Talk About Sex
Maybe it had to happen. Yoga has been on such a great roll. In recent weeks, though, the N.Y.Times has published a couple of articles, both by the same writer, that have stirred the opinions, angst, and ire of worldwide yogis.
The first yoga article by William Broad added promotional currency to his newly-ly published book, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards. The piece was titled “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” There was a storm of activity on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and on the New York newspaper’s on-line forum. […]
Science of Yoga
There’s been trouble in the yoga world. First with Lululemon, the swish yoga gear outfitters. Then along came the stories of how yoga can wreck your body in the NY Times. […]
Not to Be Missed
I’d like to give a plug to the very deserving work of Yoga Australia, and encourage you to meet an extraordinary person who will be presenting YA’s conference in April.
Yoga Australia, formerly the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia, has done amazing work in this country to create a high standard of teaching for experienced and new teachers’ compliance. […]
Head Down: Bum Up
We’ve had big rain storms this week on Mitchells Island, but there’s a much bigger storm going on out in the yoga world.
The brouhaha seems to stem from the December 2011 article in the N.Y.Times discussing how yoga might be responsible for injuring practitioners. The link to the article has been sent ’round the world thousands of times on the Internet, along with responses, counter-arguments, blog posts, and YouTube clips. […]
I have been informed that the YogaAnywhere cards link that I posted yesterday was incorrect.
Apologies, computers are not my first language 🙂 If you did try to find the site and didn’t succeed, please try again.
Here you go: www.yogaanywhere.net and
on Facebook www.facebook.com/yogaanywherecards […]
The Story of YogaAnywhere Cards
I knew in my bones the cards would be a great contribution to yoga practising, and also, this was going to be a place for my 30-year collection of archived practices to go.I knew in my bones the cards would be a great contribution to yoga practising, and also, this was going to be a place for my 30-year collection of archived practices to go.
On Boxing Day '11 – A Yoga Innovation – YogaAnywhere Cards
As a transplant to Australia from the USA, it’s only just now that I finally understood what Boxing Day is about.
This post-Xmas holiday is heralding the much anticipated launch of our boxed sets of YogaAnywhere Cards.
We’re thrilled to let you know the cards are here now and available to purchase on our website: www.YogaAnywhere.net or on Facebook www.facebook.com/yogaanywherecards
I invite you to check the websites to read detailed information on what YogaAnywhere cards are all about.
Our poor overworked printer was only able to give us a small quantity of packs before the holiday break started, so you […]
Social Media for Yoga
I’ve been in a big learning curve over the last few weeks. I thought I was doing pretty well, up until this point, to have more or less mastered almost-daily posts on “Yoga Suits Her”.
There’s no such thing as sitting back and watching the green beans grow down here on the farm. No sirree! The next thing I have to figure out is Twitter and Facebook.
Moreover I need to do new and different things with links, hashtags, @_, tiny-urls, contractions and more.
Why bother? I can hear some of you say.
Good question. […]
To Plan or Not to Plan
One of the age-old question about doing yoga practice is whether you should have a program that you strictly follow or should you just wing it and follow where your intuition leads you.
I was thinking about this very thing in my early morning practice. The advantage of following along a set sequence is that you don’t have to think too long and deeply about what will ensue. […]
The Wide World of Yoga
When I started learning yoga in the early ’70’s, there were classes, books and television yoga, but very little else. There was no Lululemon for designer threads, no on-line teacher training and teleconferencing, no yoga expos, no kids’ yoga, no sticky mats, and yoga was definitely not a household word.
We hear so often these days it’s become ho-hum, that yoga is mainstream. […]
Stories to Inspire Your Inner Guru
One reason we are drawn to and want to commit to yoga, I believe, is that we find the practitioners of this age-old art are inspiring to us.
In the yoga retreats I led outside of Sydney I’d reserve a time for the individuals participating in the weekend to introduce themselves to the group by telling who they were, what they did for a living and what their yoga experience was. There was a discernable difference between the veteran practitioners and those who were relative beginners in terms of their well-being and centeredness. […]
How to Put on a Yoga Retreat: Part Two
Advertising and Promotion
Once you’ve gotten the basic information you need for advertising your yoga retreat, make up a flier. Here’s what pioneer advertising executive Leo Burnett says your promotional material should do:
“Say to people: ‘Here’s what we’ve got. Here’s what it will do for you. And, here’s how to get it.'”
Along with your text, you’ll want to include an enticing photo of your venue. Then, get your flier out to the relevant people in your data base, onto “Events” on your Facebook, and create a Twitter link. […]
How to Put on a Yoga Retreat: Part One
Falls Forest Retreat
So, you think you want to give a yoga retreat?
Putting on a retreat is a matter of having all the right ingredients and then just following the recipe.
The first crucial stage is having a vision – the intention for what you want to accomplish. This can be as simple as wanting to get students together in a natural setting to deepen their experience of yoga.
My intention for holding the recent retreat at Falls Forest was to support Dr. Mary White in showcasing her stunning property at Johns River, New South Wales. […]