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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...

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!”   ...

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...

The imperfect yoga teacher

It's no secret that I stalk yoga groups on social media. I LOVE hearing about people's yoga journeys. I read this post over the weekend:    "How do you know when you're ready to do teacher training? I practice yoga almost every day since one...

Why you should be using video messages in your yoga business (and how).

This is a picture of me doing something that has been making a big difference to my yoga teaching and to my students. Video messaging. It’s free, it's super easy and it’s achieved three amazing things in my yoga business:   1.           My...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Videos guides to teaching yoga online

I LOVE how creative and innovative the yoga teaching community is. And right now, you're showing up exactly when you're needed most. As yoga studios and gyms shut down, yoga teachers who never thought they'd have to wrap their heads around...