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 […]

Melbourne’s First 50 Hr Yin TT Immersion

Over the Easter Holiday in April, I partnered with Le Yoga Daylesford to host Melbourne’s first 50-hour Yin TT Immersion.  We spent five glorious autumn days in Daylesford practicing Yin Yoga and studying the principles behind the practice.  Each morning began with Yin Yoga and meditation, followed by a Q&A about the morning practice.  The rest of the day was divided between lecture on the anatomy and philosophy of Yin and learning practical tools for teaching Yin. In lectures we discussed how Yin Yoga influences fascia, mobilises the spine, enhances proprioception, activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and balances Qi flow in the major meridians. […]

Another Successful Yin TT…and More to Come!

Thank you so much to all the yin yogis who came to the Level One Yin TT with open hearts and inquisitive minds.  Our time together always seems too short but I look forward to seeing some of you in the Level Two TT.  I have just ordered a Tensegrity teaching model, all-new myofascial meridian posters from Anatomy Trains Edition 3, and footage of fascia from the man himself, Tom Myers.  It’s been great to learn from Tom online via his many webinars and through his book Anatomy Trains.  But, in just a few short weeks, I’ll be sitting in […]

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 […]

Level One and Two Yin Yoga Teacher Training are Open for Enrolment!

My Level One Yin Yoga training Feb 22-23, 2014 is open for enrolment! Use the following link to take you directly to booking via the Grass Roots Yoga website: Yin Level One Information and Booking For more on the Level Two training in May, use this link for information and bookings: Yin Level Two Information and Booking Both trainings will be held at the lovely Grass Roots Yoga in St Kilda (pictured above) and places are limited to ensure a comfortable learning environment. Both Level One trainings in 2013 booked out and Early Bird rates for Level One end Jan 15, […]

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 […]

More Classes!

Good news for lovers of yin yoga AND flow yoga alike!  From Tuesday May 28th, I’m offering 2 new classes at Yoga Flame in Moonee Ponds – Yin Yoga at 5:30pm (75 minutes) and Vinyasa Flow at 7:30pm (75 minutes). For those of you who like yin and yang together in one practice, I’ve added another Yin/Yang to my schedule Thursdays 6-7pm at Studio Cirq in CBD!   This balanced practice combines dynamic movement to lubricate the joints, promote circulation, and cultivate strength with yin postures to calm the nervous system and ease mental and physical tension