Yoga for panic attacks

This blog contains descriptions of panic attacks. If you would prefer not to read those details, you can skip down.   When I had my first panic attack, I thought I was going to die. I was 21 years old and had no idea what was happening to me.    ...

COVID-19 lockdown, vaccination and yoga. It's time to speak.

I've been pretty quiet about the current lockdowns in Australia, vaccines and stay at home orders. But today I have something to say. It may be controversial, depending on your point of view. But it might be helpful - give it a go.

Why you should stop using online resources to sequence your yoga classes

Are you using those online sequencing resources to prepare your yoga classes? You might be short-changing your students. While online sequences can be inspiring, there are three good reasons not to use them:

Yoga and the body beautiful

*The yoga world lost a shining star last week. Sarah Harry was an extraordinary yogi, activist and pioneer in yoga and body image. She was the first Australian plus-size woman to appear on the cover of a yoga magazine. Sarah passed away far too...

Adore Yoga founder, Nikola Ellis, named as Vice President of Yoga Australia, Australasia's Peak Body for Yoga.

Are you a member of Yoga Australia? I've been a proud member for more than a decade and I've been blown away this year by how much Yoga Australia and its members have achieved. I've marvelled at the way staff, volunteers and members have pulled...

Why Can’t I Sleep Through The Night? Sleep, Mental Health and how Yoga Helps.

 

How to craft a yoga sequence to help anxiety

A short personal practice can make all the difference to a student with anxiety. Here's how ... I recently wrote a blog about teaching yoga to students with anxiety. Most of the yoga teachers I’ve been speaking to since then have...

The Tragic tale of the yoga teacher who trusted  Facebook

Are you relying heavily on Facebook in your yoga business? Whether you're running your classes on Facebook live or using groups to build your community, I have a little story for you.  A parable of sorts....  Imagine you are contacted by the...

The imperfect yoga teacher

It's no secret that I stalk yoga groups on social media. I LOVE hearing about people's yoga journeys. I read this post over the weekend:    "How do you know when you're ready to do teacher training? I practice yoga almost every day since one...

What you must know about students with anxiety

Are your students confiding in you that they experience anxiety? Perhaps you live with anxiety yourself. I’m certainly no stranger to it. In fact, it was my experience of anxiety and panic attacks that brought me to yoga in the first place.   ...