This guest post by my friend Jenifer Parker came out of the conversation we had after my bunfight. This, she tells me, is how she’d express her views on being a yoga teacher, and the lateness thing. And the ‘let’s respect tradition & unquestioningly respect the teacher’ thing. When speaking to “tradition” we [...]
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Right. I’ve had enough. Last week, I was inundated, INUNDATED, with emails from people who have yoga related injuries, mostly backs and SI Joints. What have their yoga teachers being DOING? Surely they got the memo that their first job is to keep their students safe? Nope, apparently not. Man, it pisses me off. So, [...]
This pose is brought to you by yet another of my awesome Facebook friends: Lisa Meer. She’s a sassy, knowledgeable, hilarious yoga teacher and I have a girl-crush on her, even though, as is the way with the inter webs, I haven’t met her. Yet. Just another example of how much we all have in [...]
Yoga teacher Anna Guest-Jelley is the powerhouse behind Curvy Yoga. That’s right, yoga for people who think they are too curvy to do yoga. Of course, most of us believe we aren’t ‘right’ for a yoga practice. Not flexible enough, too old, too uncoordinated, too curvy, whatever. Body image is a fluid, and sometimes tricky, [...]
I’m adding my image to the call for submissions over at Anytime Yoga. Tori has written a great post – pop over & read it!
A while back, I read on Yoga Dork that Barbie is a yoga teacher now. Apparently you can only get her at Target, complete (for some mysterious reason) with a little dog. She’s bendier that your usual Barbie, she’s wearing workout clothes, but, oddly, her feet are still designed to fit high heels only. Imagine [...]
Home grown persimmons: a gift from a student. Delicious sunny Sunday lunch with my man. Side note: those elliptical bowls? OMG! Love them! The view from the yoga room at this year’s winter yoga retreat.
Action cures fear, right? But what about when you’ve taken that big old leap, and now you are climbing what seems an impossibly steep learning curve? About once a week, sometimes way more often, I hit the point where I say to myself, ‘Ah, bugger it, I have no frikking idea what I am doing. [...]
This is an interview with yogini Melita Mollohan. I asked her to do it after watching the video below. Melita and I have been Facebook and online friends for a while, and we have similar views, so I was delighted when she agreed to do this interview! How did you come to yoga? And what [...]
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