Um, wait what? How’d it get to be Australia Day already? Guess that means the Summer Holidays are well and truly over and 2018 is really here.
Did you make new year’s resolutions this year? I never do.
Instead, I reflect...
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.
This time of year though. It's ALWAYS so stressful and busy, with trying to juggle the end of year parties and concerts and events and deadlines. Argh.
I like to have a few things up my sleeve to help me cope (although of course it's probably going to be too hot to wear sleeves)
My top holiday season survival tips:
Balance poses. SO many people battle with them. Not surpsising given most of us don't stand on one leg much. Or you know, stand much at all, and if we ARE standing we aren't standing plumb or using our bodies optimally. It stands to reason then that it'd be hard to pick a leg up with all this going on.
And half moon poses. And all those other one-leg poses!