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 thinking...

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 think...

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 online...

What do coronavirus and yoga have in common? More than you think.

Why is coronavirus like yoga? - Because it’s disrupting the patterns of our everyday lives. - It’s changing our habitual behaviour. - It’s making us question how we live.    That’s what yoga does.    If you think of yoga as a panacea for the stress...

Grounding Yoga for Difficult Days

These are difficult days. Our lives, work, relationships and environments are shifting radically and many of us are struggling to stay positive. This is when we need yoga most.    The first step is to get grounded. That's a real challenge when...

Teaching income decimated? Here's how survive the next 3 months as a yoga teacher

You’re teaching a fraction of the students you were reaching few weeks ago. Your income has been decimated. You’ve tried taking your classes online but it’s not paying the bills. What can you do to fix things? Plenty.   There are two things you need...

4 ways to bring ‘touch’ to your online yoga classes

  Are you missing the human contact when you teach yoga online? You’re not the only one. The sense of connection that comes from practicing yoga together is my favourite part of teaching. Your students are yearning for it. What’s more, the need for...

Yoga teachers and COVID-19 consipracies

Peace-loving, vegan yogis and gun-toting, alt-right crusaders don't have much in common at first glance. But here's the weird thing. They're all sharing the same COVID-19 conspiracy theories. Whether it's 5G mind control, Bill Gates and vaccinations...

5 Things Yoga Teachers Should Do During COVID-19

How're you doing? I mean it. Gently check in with yourself and see how you're feeling. In this COVID-19 world, many of us are overwhelmed and stuck in survival mode. I get it. It’s happening to me too. But staying in survival mode will stop us from...

Your students need calm - here's your free meditation e-course

  We could all do with a big dose of calm right now. The anxiety, stress and fear generated by the COVID-19 crisis is real. Governments are ramping up mental health services to cope with the fall-out. My students, some of whom have been resistant to...