Yin TT Dates for 2018

Hi Yin Yogis! It’s a new year and I have lots of Yin and Yin Yang trainings ahead. This year I’ll continue to offer weekend TT modules that you can take at Yoke Yoga. Take as many modules as you like or take all three and complete a written assignment to earn a 50 Hour certificate. I’ve heard the feedback from yoga teachers that it can be difficult to get covers for weekend classes, plus it makes the training more expensive when you give up the income from those classes. I get it!  So, this year I’m also partnering with […]

Yin Training Schedule: Aug to Nov 2017

Have you been thinking about Yin training in 2017?  Me too! I’ve got some trainings scheduled at two beautiful Melbourne-area studios.  If you want to know more, keep reading… Ohana Yoga This cosy, welcoming Port Melbourne studio is hosting 3 Yin trainings from Aug to November. Due to the size of the studio, we can only take 18 students per training so get in quick if you’re keen! Course: One-Day “Yin-tensive” (25 Aug 2017) Tuition: $275 (includes manual and Certificate of Completion) Schedule: 9:30am to 5:30pm Description: For those unable to attend the earlier Fundamentals trainings at Ohana Yoga (Feb 2017) and Yoke Yoga […]

FAQs about Yin Teacher Trainings

I get a lot of questions about the structure of my Yin Teacher Trainings.  So, I thought I’d take the time to answer some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) here. FAQs Am I required to do a teacher training in order to teach Yin? Legally, you are not required to attend a Yin Teacher Training in order to lead Yin Yoga classes. So, why should I attend a training? The Yin method asks students to step into a more intimate relationship with the postures of yoga.  Students need to understand a bit more about how their bodies work and how stretching […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Class Schedule!

I’ve always valued stability. But sometimes I get stuck. In the stillness of Yin Yoga I feel what moves within me and understand when it’s time to let go. After several years and some wonderful experiences at Grass Roots Yoga, I am heading in a new direction. You can still find me weekly at Power Living Union St and Ohana Yoga in Albert Park. And I’m excited to announce that on Thursday February 26 I join the team at MOVE Yoga in CBD where I will be offering Yin and Flow classes 4 times a week. I am really inspired […]

Yin and Me on QCTV!

In this episode of QCTV filmed in Melbourne with the amazing Queen Coco (aka Teisha Lowry) we talk about the philosophy and benefits of Yin Yoga and then demonstrate some poses you can try at home. If you’ve never tried Yin (and have been wondering what all the fuss is about!) this short video explains what it is and why you should care! http://youtu.be/Z7qCIS1kICA

May brings Yin Yoga to Ohana Yoga in Albert Park!

My apologies for any confusion re: the start of the new Yin Yoga class at Ohana Yoga and Wellness in Albert Park.  Due to the Easter holiday, we decided to start the class in May.  So, come join me this Thursday May 5th from 10-11am for the first Yin class at Ohana.  For more information about Yin Yoga, see my class schedule page.  For more information about Ohana Yoga, click here: www.ohanawellness.com.au