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A journey of becoming

I've been thinking a lot lately about how men (and all people gender specific or not) can benefit from a regular physical practice and how I came to be where I am. In a society that bombards us with the perfect social media image and the perfect life plastered over our televisions, it's not all sunshine and roses. There are people...

A plague of proportions

I am not a superstitious person, but Friday 13 March 2020 is a day I hope to forget soon, and here's why. As many of you know, I’m a yoga teacher. I teach very busy public classes and also have private students that I see regularly. It's my job to be around people, to guide and to physically assist my students....

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,...

An “un-Yogi” Yoga teacher

What does it mean to be a yogi? To become a yogi? What does a yogi wear? Who is a true yogi? What are the gods of yoga? Do I need to wear yoga beads? Does chanting in yoga make you a real yogi? Does yoga make you poop? The questions could go on and on… and on. Yes, a yogi...

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...

Teaching Silks on Sumbawa Island

Such an epic location to teach from at Whales and Waves resort in Indonesia. I will definitely be going back at some stage to teach, so watch this space.     http://whales-and-waves.com/ I was invited by Momentom Collective to come over and share some wisdom with my aerial acrobatics and Yoga to students from all over the world that share a passion for movement....

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...