Three reasons why yoga teachers are scared of teaching meditation

I used to be scared of teaching meditation in my yoga classes. Here’s why:

In a world of yoga 'experts', who do you trust?

Who do you trust?   Let’s face it, the yoga industry is full of ‘experts’.    If we’ve learned anything from the scandals that have plagued almost every yoga tradition in recent years, it’s that ‘experts’ are not always trustworthy.    Then...

How yoga teachers use Ayurveda to get real results

Are you confident giving your students Ayurvedic advice?   Ayurveda is a powerful way to help your students get real results. And they'll LOVE you for it. Adding more Ayurveda skills to your teaching tool-kit helps you to:   Confidently teach...

Conducting private yoga therapy 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...

What does yoga teach us about love?

Yoga is all about experiencing, sharing and being love. From the 8 Limbs to the 5 koshas, the practice of yoga is designed to move us towards a state of joyful, blissful love. Don't believe me? Ask Patanjali.   Patanjali, a great sage writing...

How does online yoga therapy training work?

An experienced yoga therapist asked me this weekend 'how on earth does online yoga therapy training work?' She was horrified at the idea of teaching the art and science of therapeutic yoga online. She exclaimed that the deep and nuanced...

Feel like a fraud when you teach yoga? You're not alone

'I'm not an authentic yoga teacher'   Have you ever worried that your students will find out you aren’t the real deal and desert you? Have you wondered if they'd still come to your classes if they knew what you were really like behind the mask?...

English breakfast tea and the art of yoga sequencing

How do yoga therapists and experienced teachers design safe and effective yoga sequences that support the unique needs of each student? And how do they do it day after day, without getting bored or running out of inspiration? The answer can be...

What could be more important in yoga therapy than yoga?

   When it comes to helping people heal with yoga, there are tonnes of effective techniques. You'll study them all in a yoga therapy training - asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation, Ayurveda and more. But what is the MOST important technique?...

Tips for teaching meditation - preparation

Do you want to teach your students to meditate but don't know where to start? Meditation can be difficult at first and finding ways to make it accessible to your students can be challenging.   One of the things that can make learning to meditate...