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How yoga therapy helps anxiety

I’m no stranger to anxiety. In fact, it’s what brought me to yoga therapy in the first place. After years of debilitating anxiety and frequent panic attacks, yoga therapy offered me a pathway to healing that has supported my mental health for over...

YOGA ALLIANCE DE-REGISTERING YOGA 'THERAPISTS' WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING

Can an experienced yoga teacher who works with students with health issues call themselves a yoga therapist? Not according to Yoga Alliance. In fact, if a yoga teacher advertises their services as 'yoga therapy' without recognised yoga therapist...

How to become a yoga therapist

Yoga Therapy is a rapidly growing discipline with hospitals, clinics and other healthcare environments across the world employing qualified Yoga Therapists. Yoga Therapy training provides the skills and confidence to work safely and effectively with...

What is yoga therapy?

Yoga Therapy is getting a lot of attention - yoga teachers, researchers and the media are all talking about it. But what exactly is yoga therapy? Here are two definitions of Yoga Therapy:

A booster-shot of courage

I've been reading this quote from Michelle Obama every day this week. I've needed to absorb it's truth.   “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever...

Yoga and ovarian cancer

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As a yoga therapist who works extensively with cancer patients, I have seen how yoga can support people with ovarian cancer to manage their symptoms and live more balanced lives. 

Yoga and Eating Disorders – What works?

  Can yoga help people recovering from an eating disorder? A number of studies have investigated yoga for eating disorders, so what do they tell us about how and why yoga can help?    

How to navigate 2022 with courage and hope

  We faced some challenges last year, right? Here's what I learned during 2021 and how I'll be dealing with whatever 2022 chucks at us.   I’m taking what builds courage and hope - and I'm RUNNING with it (check out this video that shows you how this...

Yoga for panic attacks

This blog contains descriptions of panic attacks. If you would prefer not to read those details, you can skip down.   When I had my first panic attack, I thought I was going to die. I was 21 years old and had no idea what was happening to me.    A...

Why you should stop using online resources to sequence your yoga classes

Are you using those online sequencing resources to prepare your yoga classes? You might be short-changing your students. While online sequences can be inspiring, there are three good reasons not to use them: