I’ll tell you straight: I didn’t have a clue what to do when my son was born.I had good instincts, I’d read a number of books and done my due diligence, but the stress of the situation I found myself in overwhelmed me. I didn’t have the internal resources to be able to cope because I wasn’t yet a man. I was really a 30 something year old scared little boy, and I found myself way, way, way out of my depth.This is true for the vast majority of Fathers: they aren’t men … [Read more…]
Since stopping regular coffee drinking back in 2013, I have become fastidious about never drinking coffee before practicing or teaching yoga. Since I practice every day, and teach often, there are very rare windows when caffeine is an option for me.At a recent summer festival, I realised how deeply this belief I have about the importance of not having caffeine in the system when practicing and teaching was ingrained.A couple of hours before I was teaching a class, I … [Read more…]
Phew! What a job!We had 243 nominations for 93 teachers for New Zealand & Australia’s Best Up-and-Coming Yoga Teachers. Based on the written testimonials from students, and some research of our own, we whittled the 93 down to 22 teachers. Those last 22 teachers we asked three questions:What does teaching yoga mean to you?How do you live your yoga?What’s your home yoga practice like?These are the results, in alphabetical … [Read more…]
Recently on social media, a yoga teacher was talking about the difficulty of fitting in going to yoga classes with her busy schedule, and admitted that her home yoga practice was poor. This teacher displayed zero awareness of the importance of a personal practice for anyone who teaches yoga.She’s trained as a yoga teacher. Which implies that the yoga teacher training she completed didn’t hammer home the importance of a personal practice for those who teach yoga.She’s … [Read more…]
There are many people doing yoga poses today, but there are far less people who have a yoga practice.Postures are everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, advertising, magazines, yoga classes, yoga retreats, yoga teacher trainings.However, postures do not make a yoga practice.A yoga practice requires at least two other important elements before it can serve it’s purpose – that of self-realisation, or of waking the practitioner up from the dream of Maya … [Read more…]
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