sydney yoga Tag

Yoga, Music & The Art of Listening

We all love music, don’t we? Music and movement have been united since drumming and dancing around the fires of our ancestors and more recently to the night club and festival party scenes of today. It can also really help create an ‘atmosphere’ in a yoga room, but lately I haven’t been playing music in my classes and there is a...

A conversation about the art of touch and consent

There have been several articles written of late asking students if they ever have experienced touch that felt inappropriate in yoga. Other professionals whose work can involve touching people are usually regulated by the government but yoga teachers are not, so how can we as a community make sure that students feel respected and safe under our guidance? Recently I watched ...

Keeping the flame of yoga alive

I often use the analogy in my classes that when we practice yoga or any physical activity we have a flame inside us. This could be a steady burning smoulder that lasts us hopefully for the duration of the class (and the rest of our lives) or it could be a wild fire that burns out everything in its path,...

Shaping awareness: on and off the yoga mat

As a teacher of physical disciplines for 20 years, I have come to a clear understanding about what I am teaching and how I am teaching it. I’m not talking about just moving the body and getting a sweat on, although that is a small part of it. I am teaching awareness on a deep fundamental level. I am teaching...

What’s happening?

My thoughts this week have contemplated ways that we can leak our energy, we all do it from time to time, and I find its often occurring through where we place our attention.  I see it constantly on the yoga mat, we can easily get distracted by people or situations around us. Then off the mat, traffic, public transport and living in a...

Upcoming Yoga Retreat – Austinmere

Ive announced my next local retreat only 1 hour away from Sydney!     The first weekend almost sold out straight away, so I am running 2 weekends in a row now as its only a small retreat.  The second one is filling up as well. I wanted to keep it fairly intimate with only 12 spots.  If you went which weekend suites...

Creating change from the heart

After the completion of my fundraiser workshop yesterday, I decided to write some thoughts and start a blog on my website. I've always been a writer of both poetry and stories as a youngster, so here it is: My workshop entitled "Heart Strong" was a fundraiser for Elephant Nature Park Thailand and also Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, and centred around awakening a strong "inner fire"...