It’s more fun to cross the finish line with your friends…

Rosemary is a dear friend, yoga client, and the powerhouse founder and creative director of Nevenka who basically make all of my non-yoga clothes.  Rosemary and I were part of Power Living South Melbourne “Team Yin” who ran in the 2014 Melbourne Marathon Festival 10k.  Here in Melbourne, I’m thousands of miles away from my family.  So, there’s no mom to tell me I’m perfect no matter what or little sister to cheer me across the finish line.  My friends and my yoga community are my surrogate family and they do a pretty good job celebrating me, challenging me, and getting […]

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!

Union Yoga is now Power Living Union Street

Union Yoga in South Melbourne has now become a part of the Power Living Australia Yoga (PLAY) family of studios and it has been relaunched as Power Living Union Street.  It’s the same beautiful studio but there are loads of new classes including more Yin (on the schedule it now appears as Power Revive/Yin) and Power Align, where we work with a theme and build towards a “peak pose” or group of poses.  Sometimes we stand on our feet, sometimes we stand on our hands, sometimes we fly, and sometimes we ground.  It’s always an adventure!  So, join me for […]