Untangle Yourself with Chakra Meditation

If you’ve ever tried to untangle your headphone cords, you know that the most difficult part is trying to figure out where the whole tangled mess starts!  If you are distracted or in a hurry, you will pull in all directions, make a few more knots, blame whoever has recently pissed your off for the whole mess, and go back to walking around being half-strangled by hopelessly tangled cords. Meanwhile beneath the protective outer sheath of the cord, the delicate copper wires that ensure the quality of the sound reaching your ears are slowly degenerating.  Of course the alternative to […]

Anatomy Training for People Who Don’t Like Anatomy (Yet) !

This year Movement by Design founder Luke Bryan and I have partnered to create and facilitate a new kind of anatomy training for yoga teachers.  Rather than asking teachers to memorize muscle origins and insertions or scripted alignment cues, we challenge teachers to think critically about what good movement means and how to achieve it.  We focus on teaching movement principles that hold true whether you are extending into a backbend or diving under an olympic lift.   So how did an Olympic Lifting coach and a yoga teacher meet and decide to develop training together in the first place?  Well, funny […]

2016 Yin Yoga Teacher Training Weekends at Ohana Yoga in Port Melbourne

Ohana Yoga was one of the first places in Melbourne to offer Yin Yoga classes so I am really excited to offer two weekends of Yin Yoga training in Ohana’s new spacious, light-filled Port Melbourne studio.   These two weekend trainings can be taken separately or combined for a 30 Hour certificate. The first weekend is Yin Fundamentals (15 hours) and the second weekend is Yin Sequencing (15 hours)   Both trainings are open to all levels, including students of Yin Yoga who simply wish to deepen their personal practice.  Here are the details: Schedule: Yin Fundamentals: Saturday April 9- Sunday April 10, 2016 […]

100 Hour Yin Yoga TT in Fiji – Get Yin to It!

David Kim and I are pretty excited about co-facilitating our 100 Hour Yin Yoga TT in Fiji in August 2016.  Our Early Bird pricing expires May 1, 2016 so get in touch to reserve your spot! Dates: 14-28 August, 2016 Rates: Early Bird US$2,395 (before 1 May, 2016) Regular US$2,440 Inclusions: 14 nights full room and board (triple occupancy) Suva airport transfers, and taxes *Double and Single occupancy rooms are available at extra cost. Information and applications: abby@davidkimyoga.com Need to think about it? Chuck your name on the waitlist here and I’ll email you more info to help you make a […]

Yin for the Holidays

During the hectic holiday season we could all use a little more Yin!  Tina Bruce, a recent graduate of my 50 Hour Yin TT at The Yoga Social in Melbourne, has illustrated some lovely (and very handy) cards with the foundational Yin Yoga poses to inspire your home Yin practice. The cards feature Yin Yoga postures and inspirational quotes and come with a little stand for easy card viewing while you practice. Tina’s website also features some step-by-step guidelines for coming in and out of these poses. These would make a great gift for the Yin Yogi in your life […]

2016 Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings at Vitality Yoga in Bendigo

Vitality Yoga of Bendigo will host two weekend Yin Yoga TT’s in 2016. These two courses can be taken separately or combined for 30 Hours. Individual Yin TT’s: EB $425 and Regular $450 (includes manual and certificate of completion) Package Price for both Yin TT’s purchased together: $800 (must be purchased by Feb 19) Contact Melanie at Vitality Yoga for information and bookings: 404 Hargreaves Street Bendigo (Next to the Good Loaf Bakery) Bendigo VIC 3550 AustraliaPh: +613 5442 2081 Email: info@vitalityclinic.com.au Yin Fundamentals (15 hours) Saturday 5 March – Sunday 6 March (9am-5pm daily) In this course you will […]

Yin Yoga Summer Newsletter

Hello Yin Yogis! This is the time of year when I schedule next year, which is a little bit stressful and a little bit exciting all at the same time. So, I’m taking the opportunity to share the details of my final events of 2015 and to give you a preview of some of the highlights of 2016!   Class Schedule Changes: I have been with Ohana Yoga for over four years and I’ve watched this beautiful yoga community grow and then outgrow its cosy space in Albert Park.  So, Ohana is moving to Bay St in Port Melbourne.  The […]

Want more Yin workshops or training? Here’s what’s on for Spring!

As the brilliant dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said, “Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” In Melbourne spring, the weather can be all over the place and I feel my own internal barometric pressure rising and falling like crazy!  One minute I’m wildly enthusiastic.  The next I’m flat.  One day I move fluidly and joyfully through my yoga practice, and the next everything feels like effort and struggle.  If the way we move does reflect our inner state, then maybe the way we move can also […]

The Yin Clinics at Liberty Yoga: September 12-14, 2015

I am thrilled to be working with Liberty Yoga to offer The Yin Clinics, a weekend of Yin and Yin/Yang workshops. These four Yin Yoga clinics will focus on four different dimensions of the Yin Yoga Practice, from the more physical to the more subtle. Each clinic includes both theory and practice and is suitable for all levels. Teachers will receive Certificates of Attendance. To book, please contact Liberty Yoga: hello@libertyyoga.com.au 0434029079 Friday Evening (6-8pm): Dragons Yin and Yang In Taoist philosophy, the Dragon represents the Water element and Dragon training cultivates a more fluid body and mind. We will begin moving […]