I’M NO YOGA GURU. AND THAT’S A GOOD THING.

  I’ve been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for nearly 20 years. And I’m a long way from being a guru. I’ve got plenty of diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications as well as many thousands of hours of experience. But the gaps...

Don't learn this pose (and many others) at Adore yoga

  What's wrong with this pose? Nothing. Nothing at all if you are super flexible and have a healthy spine. But there are many people for whom practicing this pose is unhelpful (and, depending on your spinal health, dangerous). That's why this...

5 Ways to teach yoga from the heart

  I recently ran into Joanne, an old friend and an experienced yoga teacher. She wasn’t feeling very yogic.  “Why can’t yoga teachers just teach from what they know?” she said, exasperated. “If one more teacher quotes Rumi at me, I’ll scream!”   ...

Conducting private yoga assessments

Do you feel confident conducting an assessment with a private yoga student? Do you know how to figure out exactly what that student needs and then create a practice that fully supports their unique needs?    If you're not 100% sure, you're not...

Yoga and your mental wellbeing - free resources

How are you doing on World Mental Health Day?

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...