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What to do when you finish your yoga teacher training

2020-02-17T11:21:57+00:00

What to do when you finish your yoga teacher training You’ve completed your yoga teacher training course, taught your final exam class, taken your written exam and enjoyed your graduation ceremony. What do you do now? Well, first of all, enjoy the moment because ones like these don’t come along very often. You’ve probably worked hard in one of the most intense periods of your life – whether it was a weekend-based two-year yoga teacher training course or a four-week one, you’ve likely been through something that has changed your perspective on life permanently and it’s almost time to consider [...]

What to do when you finish your yoga teacher training2020-02-17T11:21:57+00:00

Humble Warriors – leaving your ego at the door in Yoga Teacher Training

2020-02-17T11:23:38+00:00

Humble Warriors – leaving your ego at the door in Yoga Teacher Training My ego almost stopped me doing my yoga teacher training. I had a shoulder injury caused by doing chaturanga incorrectly for a long time and I couldn’t even consider the thought of starting a course at such a low technical par. At that time, I thought that yoga was primarily about performance in asanas, and as part of the signature sequence – the sun salutation – I thought I’d get marched out of the room for not being able to do all of it. The yoga teachers [...]

Humble Warriors – leaving your ego at the door in Yoga Teacher Training2020-02-17T11:23:38+00:00

Nine Signs You Are Ready For Yoga Teacher Training

2020-02-17T11:28:11+00:00

Nine Signs You Are Ready For Yoga Teacher Training You may be ready for Yoga Teacher Training and not even know it yet. For one thing, you’ve clicked on this blog so you must be a little bit curious. Let’s see if any of these signs apply to you… 1. You’re passionate about yoga You’re at that point where the hashtag #yogaeverydamnday is actually your life. Somehow you started with one or two classes per week and ended up with six or even seven. Your day doesn’t feel right unless it starts or ends with yoga, and you prioritise it [...]

Nine Signs You Are Ready For Yoga Teacher Training2020-02-17T11:28:11+00:00

Seven yoga poses to cleanse your post-Christmas body

2020-02-05T13:50:45+00:00

Seven yoga poses to cleanse your post-Christmas body A yoga teacher of mine once described spine twists and folds in a yoga class as a way of ‘wringing out the sponge’ of our bodies and getting rid of all the toxins that reside within, allowing fresh blood and energy into the body parts that most need it. So here’s our top six yoga poses and pranayama practices for a post-Christmas detox, focusing on the digestive organs that need it most. But let’s start by giving our brains a thorough cleanse… 1. Kapala Bhati – “skull shining breath” This is a [...]

Seven yoga poses to cleanse your post-Christmas body2020-02-05T13:50:45+00:00

How Yin Yoga can help you combat the winter blues

2020-02-05T13:58:14+00:00

How Yin Yoga can help you combat the winter blues One of the main benefits of a yoga practice is its calming influence on the mind as well as the body. Asanas (poses) are intended to bring the focus inwards to prepare us for meditation where our busy minds can find some peace. Perhaps we simply want to take some quiet time for ourselves after a busy party season; maybe we’re struggling with the long darkness of winter or feeling helpless during a period of change in our lives. Whatever is causing you stress and anxiety, yoga will always be [...]

How Yin Yoga can help you combat the winter blues2020-02-05T13:58:14+00:00

Six tips for teaching your first yoga class

2020-02-17T11:32:51+00:00

Six tips for teaching your first yoga class Teaching your very first class can be an intimidating experience. You’ll have taught several times during your yoga teacher training course and probably found that fairly nerve-racking, but you were hopefully doing that within a supportive environment, and teaching fellow students who knew what they were doing and were willing you to succeed. But what happens when you are teaching your very first class back at home? How do you transfer what you’ve learned on your course to the real world? Here are six important tips to get you started… 1. Plan, [...]

Six tips for teaching your first yoga class2020-02-17T11:32:51+00:00

What do we mean when we say namaste?

2020-02-05T14:25:47+00:00

What do we mean when we say namaste? It’s one of those things we do almost without thinking, at the start and end of a yoga class, palms pressed together at our hearts, bowing our heads. Some have even turned it into a piece of theatre at the end of a class, prostrating themselves to floor in a gesture intended to show complete humility and gratitude. I remember the first time someone explained to me what the gesture and the word actually meant. A teacher at Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India told us that it was an [...]

What do we mean when we say namaste?2020-02-05T14:25:47+00:00