How do we respond to big social issues - as yogis?

How’re you feeling yogis? I know, it feels like the s**t show will never end. The overturning of Roe v Wade in the US is impacting millions of people. Those of us not living in the US watch on with horror, empathy and fear as it dawns on all of us...

How yoga therapy helps anxiety

I’m no stranger to anxiety. In fact, it’s what brought me to yoga therapy in the first place. After years of debilitating anxiety and frequent panic attacks, yoga therapy offered me a pathway to healing that has supported my mental health for over...

YOGA ALLIANCE DE-REGISTERING YOGA 'THERAPISTS' WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING

Can an experienced yoga teacher who works with students with health issues call themselves a yoga therapist? Not according to Yoga Alliance. In fact, if a yoga teacher advertises their services as 'yoga therapy' without recognised yoga therapist...

How to become a yoga therapist

Yoga Therapy is a rapidly growing discipline with hospitals, clinics and other healthcare environments across the world employing qualified Yoga Therapists. Yoga Therapy training provides the skills and confidence to work safely and effectively with...

What is yoga therapy?

Yoga Therapy is getting a lot of attention - yoga teachers, researchers and the media are all talking about it. But what exactly is yoga therapy? Here are two definitions of Yoga Therapy:

Stressed? Your brain's been hijacked! here's how meditation helps

Looking for a quick fix stress busting yoga practice?    As a yoga therapist and meditation teacher, I get asked about this ALL THE TIME.    “Can you give me a yoga practice to do when I’m having a stressy day?”   “What’s the best meditation for...

A booster-shot of courage

I've been reading this quote from Michelle Obama every day this week. I've needed to absorb it's truth.   “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever...

The women in yoga I'm celebrating on International Women's Day

Who are the women that inspire you most in the yoga world? I'm dedicating my International Women's Day celebrations to the women in yoga who are making an extraordinary difference. I want to share their work, amplify their voices and inspire you...

Yoga and ovarian cancer

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As a yoga therapist who works extensively with cancer patients, I have seen how yoga can support people with ovarian cancer to manage their symptoms and live more balanced lives. 

Yoga and Eating Disorders – What works?

  Can yoga help people recovering from an eating disorder? A number of studies have investigated yoga for eating disorders, so what do they tell us about how and why yoga can help?