Teaching yoga to elderly students

I was SO EXCITED this week to share a Facebook Live conversation with a wonderful yoga therapist who specialises in working with elderly students. If you work with older students or want to know how to approach teaching frail and elderly people,...

Teaching pranayama to students with anxiety? Read this now.

Are you teaching pranayama to students with anxiety? Stop! There may be a better way to help them.   Learning how to breathe deeply and smoothly will help people with anxiety, right? Not necessarily. For many anxious students, focusing on the...

Why ALL your students will benefit from trauma sensitive yoga

  "Trauma sensitive yoga is for people with PTSD? Why do I need to learn it if I'm teaching regular classes?"   That's a good question. But who is attending your 'regular' yoga classes? Do traumatised people only show up in yoga classes designed...

Three ways Ayurveda makes planning your yoga classes easy

Do you spend a lot of time coming up with class plans?  Do you struggle to find new and exciting themes for your yoga classes?  Here are three reasons why Ayurveda has the answer to your class planning prayers (PLUS your free Ayurveda and...

Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda is useful for every teacher, but it's essential for yoga therapists. All the Adore Yoga Therapy courses include significant Ayurveda components, building skills that our graduates use to support students to heal from physical, mental and...

How to teach chanting

You love chanting in a group. You're curious about the benefits of chanting. You'd love to share the joy of chanting with your students. You just don't feel very confident or knowledgable.   If the statements above sound familiar to you, you're...

A moving meditation that changes everything

Struggling to focus during meditation? Perhaps your students are reluctant to sit for more than a minute or two in meditation? Adding movement to meditation is a game-changer. Try this practice (or share it with your students) and see how the...

Black lives matter - Yoga and justice

  I know you’ve been thinking about your response to the deaths of 432 Aboriginal Australians in custody, the death of George Floyd in the US and the issues of racial justice that have been spotlighted by these tragic events. I’ve been...

COVID-19 and your un-yogic thoughts

  Has COVID-19 brought up strong and unpleasant feelings for you? Here are some things I've heard from yoga teachers recently:  "I'm so stressed about money because I've lost so many of my classes in recent months. It feels really un-yogic to...

When a student has a negative reaction to your teaching

This is my 'I can't believe this is happening to me on a live group Zoom call' face:    Has a student ever told you that the practice you just taught made them feel terrible?    It just happened to me.   This morning, I was delivering a live...