Yin Retreat in Glorious Daylesford

Greetings! I’m just back from an inspiring Yin/Yang training with Sarah Powers.  Over eight days, we studied Yin and Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.  I have some wonderful new methods and perspectives to share and this upcoming Yin Retreat in Daylesford is an opportunity to learn more about how yoga influences both the physical and energetic body and how you can incorporate mindfulness into both your Yin and Yang yoga practices. Click on the flyer above for more details and visit the Le Yoga Daylesford website for more information and bookings.  Contact retreat coordinator and Le Yoga owner Adrian with […]

Take Flight

Teaching people to fly is a really good reason to get out of bed in the morning!  This morning I got to lead a lovely group of yogis at Power Living Union St in the Flying Dragon sequence. What I love about the Dragon sequence is how its twisting, turning, fluid movements invite you to open your wings and fly- freeing the mind and the hips!  In Taoist teaching, the Dragon is associated with water and the fluid body.  So, the Dragon Sequence lubricates the hip joints and hydrates the fasica and prepares you for deep yin stretches.  But it […]

Ring in the New Year with Yin Yoga!

After a short but blissful break in the Macedon Ranges amongst bubbly natural mineral springs, dramatic volcano-carved cliffs, warm sun and good books on the deck of our straw bale holiday home, and the delights of Annie Smithers farm to table cuisine , I’m back in the city and teaching many of my regular classes this week.  I’m also teaching a special New Years Day 4:30pm Yin Yang class at Grass Roots Yoga in St Kilda.  I’ll focus on sequences that gently rinse and cleanse just in case you raised your glass to 2014 one too many times!

When we release the fascia, can we free the mind?

I’m finishing 2013 with a Tom Myers Webinar entitled Issues in the Tissues – Releasing Emotional Holdings through Movement and Body Repatterning.  During 5 years of consistent Yin Yoga practice, I have gained some perspective on beliefs I have long held about myself – often expressed in the stories I tell myself and others.  And I love stories!   So, it’s easy for me to get really caught up in them.  This was starkly illustrated for me in my first Yin Yoga teacher training with Paul Grilley.  Although I am a competitive athlete, I have a fairly profound scoliotic curve […]