Breaking The Mould

Breaking The Mould

As with many things in life, opinions change, tastes change and expression changes. After teaching for just over a year and a half, I'm now a little more mature, skeptical and rebellious of the industry. Not with regard to Yoga itself but the way in which contemporary Yoga culture is. Yoga has never been, and [...]

Be light in your practise, question it. An existentialist stance on Yoga

Be light in your practise, question it. An existentialist stance on Yoga

Following on from my last post 'There's something I want to get of my chest' at this point in time and being more me in my practise I am taking way more of an existentialist stance on Yoga and what I teach. I feel in our current Yoga world, there seems to be a bit [...]

There’s something I want to get off my chest

There’s something I want to get off my chest

There's something I want to get off my chest about Yoga, what I teach and what I believe. I feel after teaching Yoga for just over a year, I owe it to my students to write something about what out of the Yoga philosophy I believe and why I do not teach certain things in [...]

Yoga is a Physical Tool You Can Use To Calm The Mind

Yoga is a Physical Tool You Can Use To Calm The Mind

‘Yogas’ citta vrtti nirodhah’ : – ‘The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga’. - Patanjali - 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali', 1:2 Hatha Yoga (physical Yoga) is a physical tool you can use to calm the mind. I'm sure if you practise Yoga already this won't be news to you. If you've never [...]

What is Yoga? “I’d be no good at Yoga I can’t touch my toes!”

What is Yoga? “I’d be no good at Yoga I can’t touch my toes!”

One of the most common responses I get from people when I tell them I'm a Yoga Teacher is: "I'd be no good at Yoga I can't touch my toes!", this is often followed by an embarrassed chuckle. My usual reply is: "Yoga isn't really about that.", which is greeted with a look of confusion or a "Yeah right!" kind of look. [...]