Blog Posts and Articles from our Community of Yoga Teachers
This is a space where teachers and students from our community - people who teach on our courses or who have studied with us - can share and offer articles, blogs, experiences and much more.
Further below we have an archive of valuable articles and posts we enjoy on the web:
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In a nutshell: an exceptionally clear and extremely practical guide to core integration, stability and support I first came across Donna Farhi's books back in 2004 and was immediately hooked by her accessible, relevant and inspiring writing and teachings. Since...read more
Neal has been featured again in one of New Zealand's top online Yoga websites, The Yoga Lunchbox. The article asks a number of prominent Yoga teachers: "How has Yoga changed your relationship with your body?" You can read Neal's response below and also there is a link...read more
We are happy to see Karla Brodie being featured in the Sunday Star Times (18 June 2017). In an article by writer Stephen Heard, he writes about his first experiences of Restorative Yoga and about Karla's classes. Wonderful to see the news about Restorative Yoga...read more
An extract from Vincent's forthcoming book ... By many, contemplative practices are seen as passive. This is far from the truth. There is a real struggle when we engage the reality of our minds, there is no other experience like it. Here we realise how elusive,...read more
Many of these tips and suggestions came from online sources (quoted at the end), and many also from my own experience. I hope you find these valuable. Make it your own Be inspired by other teachers and their language and the way they use their voice, but ultimately,...read more
I have been beavering away in the last few months planning and creating a comprehensive schedule and new website for our Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera, Auckland. It feels informally like a re-launch of the Centre as we have been operating in a rather low key way...read more
Yoga practice for me is about surrender, presence and an ‘everything is as it is’ approach. Surrendering any idea that we have to go somewhere, achieve something or reach any point of perfection in our practice can be very liberating. The ‘practice of surrender’ in yoga may then support living life with a renewed sense of ease and flow.read more
Finally after almost a lifetime of yoga practice and study I was introduced to Somatics. I had struggled with a broad variety of different ideas about how yoga should be practised. A lot of the instruction seemed contradictory and hard to clearly embody. I kept...read more
At first, we do not realise the power and the beauty of the practice to transform our lives. A few years down the line we may recognize that in fact Yoga is leading us on an amazing journey of self-discovery (recovery!).
Yoga offers this to us all, teachers or not – practices and teachings to help us become who we truly are.read more
As the popularity of Yoga continues to expand, more and more people are being drawn into practices beyond Yoga asana (posture), into breath work, into meditation, into the subtler aspects of the tradition. One of the practices that is becoming increasingly lauded is...read more
In Restorative Yoga we use props such as blankets, bolsters, chairs, sandbags, eye bags and more to support us in our practice. We spend time and care setting up these props so that when we practice they support us fully and we may profoundly relax.read more
An archive of useful articles and blog posts from the web
Mobility, stability, and flexibility are qualities we’re often taught that we are working to improve through our yoga practice. These terms are somewhat ambiguous, however, and it’s common for each of them to be interpreted differently by different sources. As a result, not all yoga teachers approach these concepts the same way. In this article, I will clarify the concepts of mobility, stability, and flexibility and present what I consider to be the most helpful definitions for each as applied to the practice of yoga.read more