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
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
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
As Yoga Teachers, we know the incredible benefits of inversions including: improved immunity through lymphatic drainage, balancing emotions with increased blood flow to the brain (particularly the limbic area) which also triggers our endocrine system to release our happy hormones – serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Inversions also increase cardiovascular health by working against gravity… Continue reading Teaching SAFE Inversions in Our Yoga Classes
The good news is, no matter where you are in your quest for your new years resolutions, we can always hit the reset button. In YogaFit Level 4 we study The Sutras of Patanjali, one of the oldest texts on Yoga Philosophy. One of the key messages discussed surrounds how to find clarity of mind despite… Continue reading Sticking to Our Resolutions with Yoga
I almost made the biggest mistake of my life a few months ago. I almost stopped exercising. It was a slow process, starting years ago when I slowly began cutting back from all the classes I was teaching as my travel/training schedule grew. I was just so tired and so my answer was to slow… Continue reading On Practice – Now.
Anyone that has read more than one of my blog posts would know that I am on a constant search for balance in both my life and work. Who isn’t right! Yet this search for balance has taken on more elements since being introduced to Ayurveda, also known as the Science of Life. Ayurveda is… Continue reading Ayurveda for Life Balance