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 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 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 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 more

Things We’ll Do

Life in lockdown has been boring.  It's necessary, I have no qualms about staying at home to help my community (and the world!) overcome this pandemic, but life has gotten small.  So, my sister came up with this great idea of how to stay hopeful, optimistic, and how to prepare to start having adventures again, big and small, once we can all move back more

Aims Cards


Download Free Aims Cards

To start this New Year, I thought I’d share with you some Aims Cards that I made for my own practice.

A few months ago in a post I did on What Do more

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Spiced Pumpkin Soup


  • 1 Sugar Pumpkin (or 2 15oz/425gram cans pumpkin)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced  
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger peeled and grated *
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons more

Self-Massage for Self-Care

Something many of you might not know about me is that I had a car accident when I was a teenager and my face was quite badly damaged. I’ve had a lot of surgery and a lot of various therapies since then, but my face still hurts most days.  So, when I learned this face massage sequence in my Thai Yoga Massage training it became a staple in my 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 more

Update January/February Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Update: Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training Adelaide and Canberra Jan/Feb 2021

Hello Friends, I am writing to let you know that myself and my course hosts have made the decision to shift our January and February 2021 face-to-face intensives to the Adapted Online training model. We’ve been monitoring all the available information from public health sources and 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 more

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