Beyond the Asana: Patanjali & Yoga Sutras

The world of yoga has become very much about asana. I have written about my concerns about this trend before when I considered quitting teaching yoga … Indeed it is so much about asana that …

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Sankalpas: Set a Yogic Intention this New Year (and it might just work …!)

  That time of year has come, and post festive season we emerge into a new year which feels full of possibility. The New Year is a wonderful time to (re)set and renew your intentions …

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Happy Holidays!

Get on your mat before you go on holidays!   As we head towards Christmas and New Year, do you have a million things to get done, presents to buy, travel plans to be made, …

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Do you call yourself a feminist?

Whitelash, Backlash, call it what you want, but America and the world have some interesting days ahead. Whilst there are so many issues with Trump for president, my focus here is one of the take …

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7 Reasons to go on a Meditation Retreat

I have been thinking about yoga, meditation and the process of discovery we go through. For most of my twenties I was either studying, meditating, practicing yoga, travelling or a combination of all! I have …

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This year I nearly quit teaching Yoga.

  This year I nearly quit teaching yoga.   Not because I don’t love the nourishment I receive from my practice, or the privilege of teaching others. But because of what yoga has now become, …

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Spring into September

Winter is naturally a time of hibernation. This Perth winter has been especially cold and long it feels, and I know for one my favourite places in the mornings is often my warm bed, and …

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So you want to open a Yoga Studio? – 5 Things you Should Know!

The yearning to open a studio is natural – as a yoga teacher it would be wonderful to have your own space in order to teach. However, it is not a decision to be made …

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Samskaras – Yoga Philosophy

Samskaras & Tapas in the Ashtanga Yoga Practice.   When we begin the journey of dedicating ourselves to a formal daily spiritual practice such as Ashtanga Yoga, we very quickly come up against our deeply …

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Radical self responsibility and doing away with the Blame Game

In a few weeks I am turning 40. This year has included lots of change, our family is now complete, our work is changing as now I work closely with three other (remarkable) people rather …

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