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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...

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...

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...

Why the world needs yoga teachers right now

If you're a yoga teacher, you are one of the most important people on the planet right now. You know why? Because you have the skills to lead a revolution in kindness, compassion and the vital life-skills that we all need right now.   Who better...

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...

The 20 Second Meditation Technique

Have you ever tried to do a regular meditation practice, only to find yourself constantly distracted by ‘more important’ things? Here’s the secret: save yourself 20 seconds and you’ll gain several hours to dedicate to your practice. Willpower...

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!”   ...

How Yoga boosts your immune system and beats inflammation

Want to stay healthy this Winter? Get on your yoga mat! New research published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine shows that yoga can boost your immune system, helping you fight off the winter bugs. What’s more, yoga has also been shown to...

Can yoga change the world?

Can yoga change the world? Or is it just a fitness fad that sells a lot of brightly patterned tights? Some days I wonder. But then I watch something wonderful happening in a yoga room and know the answer is great big, unambiguous YES. Yoga can...