Yoga Teacher

Teaching a Trauma Informed Class

If you have been teaching group fitness or Yoga classes to the public there is no doubt that you have been teaching people with trauma and or PTSD. Trauma is a human experience and we will all be touched by varying degrees in our lifetime, some (generally those who’ve experienced severe and/or multiple traumas) will… Continue reading Teaching a Trauma Informed Class

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Self-Care, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System

How our body relays messages to and from the brain are based upon two branches of our nervous system: autonomic and somatic. The somatic system centered around thought to action like brushing your hair. The autonomic system is for everything we don’t need to think about: heartbeat, digestion etc.. Within the autonomic system is two… Continue reading Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Life & Love, Yoga Teacher

Teaching from the Heart

One of my favourite pieces that I've written was a blog I wrote about 6 years ago entitled: Teaching from the Heart. This has really been the backbone for my teaching since I began as I feel that nothing offers a deeper sense of connection with your students than being authentic. This was re-enforced for… Continue reading Teaching from the Heart

Yoga Teacher

Keeping Our Students Inspired Past the January Rush

Everybody knows about the mad dash to the gym the moment the new year hits. We are hard pressed really to find anyone who doesn’t put their fitness goals to the top of the list post holiday indulgence. As fitness professionals we love this time of year of packed classes full of eager and inspired… Continue reading Keeping Our Students Inspired Past the January Rush

Yoga Philosophy

Finding Balance with the Koshas

This article first appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of canfitpro magazine.  As the case with other Eastern based sciences, Yoga looks at the individual holistically. Understanding that optimum health and balance is achieved by taking care of the whole self rather than just focusing on symptoms or specific issues. This is shown in the… Continue reading Finding Balance with the Koshas

Self-Care

The Impact of Holding Stress in Our Body and How to Heal

This article was originally published in canfitpro magazine May/June 2017 edition  It’s hard to deny the impact of holding stress in our bodies. Many of us have experienced tension headaches from a day in front of the computer. We wear mouth guards to protect our teeth from grinding in our sleep. Our digestion is quickly… Continue reading The Impact of Holding Stress in Our Body and How to Heal

Yoga Teacher

Teaching to ALL levels in a Yoga class

A skill certainly required when teaching, and one that is honed through the years with experience. This is something we all struggle with from time to time. We’ve set up this great class flow we can’t wait to try, and walking in the room rather than the smiling faces of our regular members, in place… Continue reading Teaching to ALL levels in a Yoga class