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 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 […]

The Anatomy of Growth

Before I left the U.S. over four years ago, I picked up Leslie Kaminoff’s best-selling book The Anatomy of Yoga.  I was preparing to make two major transitions.  The first was moving to Melbourne, Australia.  The second was to leave behind a decade of work as a documentary filmmaker to become a full-time yoga instructor.   I invested in a pile of books intended to really focus me on teaching yoga, some of which remain unread!  But The Anatomy of Yoga is compact, well-illustrated, and practical and I enjoy the way Leslie writes. I was particularly captivated by his description of the […]

A Weekend of Yin/Yang Yoga 10-12 July at MOVE Yoga!

I am incredibly excited to run a weekend of Yin and Yang workshops at MOVE Yoga 10-12 July, 2015 with international yoga teacher David Kim.  David is a Senior Teacher Trainer for LA-based YogaWorks studio and leads his own YogaWise Yin Yoga TT Worldwide. David and I met years ago at a Paul Grilley training and found that we had a lot in common!  Among other things we share a background in journalism which makes us want to investigate things – to understand not just the what but the why.  That spirit of inquiry compels us both to search for innovation within […]

What’s in store for 2015?

2015 is already off to a big start! In January, I led a “Yin and the Chakras” retreat in Daylesford which included dynamic movement, deep stillness, chanting, and meditation to enhance understanding of the chakras and coordinate the flow of energy along the spine. On our last day we flew like Dragons over sacred ground… If you missed out, join us for retreats in Winter: Yin and the Taoist Five Elements (Aug 14-16) and Spring: Yin and the Chakras (Nov 20-22) in tranquil Daylesford.  Contact Adrian Thia at Lè Yoga Daylesford for information and bookings. In January I also had the […]