I was updating my LinkedIn profile the other day and the count is right there to the month, 17 years and 6 months employed by GoodLife Fitness. My big break into the fitness industry and even though my career has expanded in many ways, I’m still thankful to be teaching for the same company all… Continue reading How to Have Longevity as a Fitness/Yoga Teacher
Looking out my window this morning while sipping my coffee, I saw the most trusted sign that Spring is here in Canada: a Robin red-breast. So with that assurance, it's time to get going with a little spring cleaning! Yoga as we know is such an amazing practice to get the entire body moving. One… Continue reading Spring Cleaning for Our Spine and Joints
Every time I teach Yoga, the one pose everyone always asks for: Pigeon Pose. Why? The delicious sensation of opening the outer hips, the release of tension not just from the hips but the IT band and lower back is something we all crave. From desk jockeys, to weekend warriors, to professional athletes and of… Continue reading Hip Opening Yoga Class Sequence
There is always so much discussion and reasonings back and forth as to whether to stay on or get off the mat while teaching, and I’m sure this comes as a surprise – I have a LOT to say on this. The bottom line is, when you become a Yoga Teacher, while you are teaching… Continue reading Teachers: Why You Need to Get Off Your Mat!
When we look at the eight limbs of Yoga, the breath is equally important as the movement or asanas. However, in the west where Yoga has become popularized for it's great workout (which it is!) often the focus on the importance of breath is lost. From The Sutras of Patanjali 2:46 Asana is a steady,… Continue reading Class Theme: Just Breathe
Having led Yoga Teacher Trainings and presented at various Yoga and Fitness Conferences for the last 8 years, in addition to an accumulated 17 years + in the industry, to be a fabulous, amazing, confident, skilled, inspiring, motivating… insert the blank Yoga and/or Fitness Professional it comes down to these three things. Just like wellness/weight… Continue reading The Only 3 Things You Need to be an Amazing Yoga Teacher!
I have been fortunate to be surrounded by strong and independent women my whole life both on a professional front but also personally. Granted my chosen profession is female dominated but the support and mentorship I have received within this community has helped me both be and feel successful (in this business, those are two… Continue reading International Women’s Day: YOU are the mirror of your relationships to other women.