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.
It's been a whirlwind few months around here - apart from taking over mm...yoga! as sole owner, you might have seen on Instagram that I also I travelled to Europe to celebrate the wedding of some close friends (I planned a lot of the trip for them too).
Oh, and THEN I got flu. Of course. So, I thought I'd spend the time at home interviewing myself so you can get to know me better...
A few months ago, one of my students sent me a link to an article about dormant butt syndrome
And we both had a chuckle because I spend LOTS of time talking about how we are all too weak in the behind. And making people do bridges, squats, and lunges to correct that.
But wait, weren't we talking about KNEES? Yes. No buts about it, your dormant butt is the seat of the problem...