The dog is the clear winner here...
Did you know that mm...Yoga! offers mindulfness sessions?
Find out more by emailing Nadine.
Fiona is one of Australia’s leading specialists in Mindful Eating and the NonDiet Approach & supports eating in an individually tailored way that supports every person’s unique needs, in alignment with the HAES (Health At Every Size) (R) paradigm. I have a long working relationship with her business partner from Body Positive Australia, Sarah Harry, and to say I love what these ladies are about is an UNDERSTATEMENT.
But here's the weird thing: Fiona didn't know I'd been working with Sarah when she applied to this training! The world works in strange ways sometimes.
Did you see over on instagram that I tidied my yoga corner? And yes, I do sometimes wonder if I'm the only one with a spine, a skeleton, and Buddha sitting side by side.
Which summarises what I am craving when I go to yoga class: I want to feel embodied in movement but also learn something new. It might be a big ask. Maybe I'm fantasising about it more now than usual because I was in a car accident over the weekend.
Events like this do make you stop and think about life and your priorities.
In this next 'meet the graduate' interview, I talk to Dr. Sarah Jane Perri, chiropractor extraordinaire (I see her for treatments actually) and yoga teacher. Sarah undertook teacher training with us during her last year of chiropractic study which was truly impressive, as if a difficult degree at uni wasn't enough! Here she shares what she found tough but also what she found rewarding about our course.
Like I mentioned last week, it's SO GREAT when I run across people - like Lucy - who believe as I do that yoga is for everybody. It's also great when they can put their belief into practice by modifying the practice for people's needs. It's a skill that comes from knowing how human bodies work, I believe.
Have you experienced a number of teacher trainings? Have you thought about what you’d want in your first one? I'd love to know!
I know that back when I was doing my first teacher training, it was very evident to me how BAD THAT TRAINING WAS, EVEN while I was doing it.
Yeah, sitting at a desk will do that. And sometimes, you don’t have time/don’t want to do a full yoga practice, which you KNOW will help those aching shoulders, right? I get it. So, without further ado, I present to you…
This free, downloadable yoga practice for runners is targeted at all those spots that tend to get tight when you run: glutes, hamstrings, quads, and iliotibial band. Regular stretching (preferably post rather than pre-run) can improve your run times and significantly reduce knee pain, shin splints, and the risk of other injury. Click this link or the image to download your copy. Use and enjoy – I’d love to hear your feedback & questions.
This is a snazzy free yoga resource for runners. April is Freeeester Month, so stay tuned for loads of free downloads, giveaways and community classes.
Speaking of free stuff & community classes, you can find me teaching free classes at the lululemon on Chapel St every Thursday in April from 6.30 – 7.30pm. On the final Thursday of the month, I will be giving everyone in the class two yogAttitude cards to keep. I will also be giving away one full set of cards and one DVD!
Safety note: it’s always best to learn yoga from a qualified teacher before you start practicing at home, and never over-stretch!