Boundaries: Tips for Maintaining Your Practice as a Teacher

Boundaries: Tips for Maintaining Your Practice as a Teacher

  This 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

15 Years of Yoga Teacher Training

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 job after a lot of changes in my life, health, and body. Gratitude that I have thes..read more

You Don’t Have to Be Good At Yoga

You don't have to be good at yoga. You can just enjoy it. Like, you might enjoy taking walks. You don't have to be the most skilled walker, you don't have to be the fastest, or walk the longest, or have the fanciest walking gear. You can just walk cause it feels good. Same with yoga...read more

Ahimsa and Vegetarianism

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 vegetarianism and Ahimsa (non-harming), my answer is that I can’t really answer that for you, nor can anyone el..read more

What Do Beginning Yoga Students Need?

What Do Beginning Yoga Students Need?

 

What do New Yoga Teachers Need to Remember About Teaching Beginner's Yoga ?

This has been a common discussion in my yoga teacher training programs for years now – what can the general public comfortably do in a yoga class?  Are they binding their toes in a seated forward fold?  Are they flowing into Upward Fa..read more

Congratulations Adapted Yoga Teacher Trainees

Congratulations and Big Thanks to our most recent graduates of the Adapted Online Yoga Teacher Training

Yesterday we completed our most recent Adapted Yoga Teacher Training – which I ran from my new Zooming studio in my home in Canada. While this has been a challenging time on so many levels, and making the switch to teaching YTT programs online has taken a lot o..read more

2020 A Hopeful New Year

2020 A Hopeful New Year

It’s not been a Happy New Year for most of Australia, and not here in Canada either for us as we watch the land we love smothered in fire and smoke.  I’ve spent the last week tied to my phone every afternoon reading the news and hearing from friends and family about what they are going through, and this week of course was the worst. It’s..read more

Turning Chores Into Play

I’m a person who likes to have a system for things.  I run my business with schedules and checklists, I plan years in advance, and operate the day-to-day and year-to-year with as much efficiency as I can.  I do the same in my domestic life; I like an organised house. I’m soothed by having ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’.  I like to count things; ..read more

14th Year of Yoga Teacher Training

I'm in the midst of my 14th year of yoga teacher training, but every course is like the first course.

June 2019 Update

Greetings from Canada! It's been an eventful month here in Canada as we settle into our new routines and get ready to settle into our new home.  If you've been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you..read more

Celebrating 13 Years of Trinity YTT

Yoga Trinity Yoga Teacher Training Celebrates 13 Years!

13 Years ago this month I shared my first yoga teacher training program, and this March we completed our 35th yoga teacher training course, and now have over 1,000 graduates of the Trinity Yoga Teacher Training certificate! These are numbers, and something I am proud of, but what I am far more pro..read more

Celebrating 16 Years of Aussie Adventures

In just a few days, I will be celebrating 16 years in this beautiful country! We arrived on February 3 into the warmth and sunshine and hospitality of Sydney after quite a difficult year in Canada.  I was partly running away and partly running towards, and I'll forever be grateful to Australia for taking me in and warming me up and healing my hurts.  But, arriving in Austr..read more

You Don’t Have to Know Everything

Dear Yoga Teachers, You don't have to know everything.  Don't be afraid to say, 'I don't know'.  Teaching is a collaborative process.  You will continue to learn with every student you encounter.  That is the great adventure of teaching. When I was a new teacher, I felt such pressure to know everything about....everything! - Students would ask me about why their kne..read more