Graduate Interview: Lucy Tofield

Graduate Interview: Lucy Tofield

This week’s interview is with Lucy Tofield, a passionate Yogi and Contemporary Yoga graduate. Lucy’s passion for yoga is evident – very recently she organised and facilitated a series of Saturday classes run by recent graduates of Contemporary Yoga at the Centre.

Teacher Interview: Amy Massey

Teacher Interview: Amy Massey

Amy’s passion is Ayurveda which has been guiding her life for more than a decade. Her online module, Ayurveda and Yoga for Women is available from the end of July 2021.

It is my most sincere hope and intention this course may make these deeply nurturing traditions of care more accessible to women, their families, friends and communities, in turn bringing greater well being to women and children.

Graduate Interview: Emma Parsons

Graduate Interview: Emma Parsons

Emma Parsons completed her 200-hour teacher training with us in January 2020.

She was invited back to support faculty and students on our 2 x10 day training later that year. Emma teaches in Dargaville and Baylys Beach. She has started her own business called Mind, Body and More.

We sent Emma a series of starter sentences and invited her to complete them …

Teacher Interview: KeiShana Coursey

Teacher Interview: KeiShana Coursey

KeiShana is the course director of our Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training starting in July - just a couple of months away! This is a 100+ hour teacher training collaboration between Opti-mum and Contemporary Yoga and includes anatomy, physiology, asana, Ayurveda and...
Teacher Interview: Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal talk about the powerful practice of Restorative Yoga

Teacher Interview: Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal talk about the powerful practice of Restorative Yoga

In this interview, Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal share their passion for Restorative Yoga with their fellow teacher and our Contemporary Yoga administrator, Sandy Farquhar.

Neal: In essence, Restorative Yoga is a well-being practice. Of course all Yoga may be about well-being. Restorative Yoga is distinguished by the conscious use of props such as Yoga bolsters, blankets, blocks and more, to support the physical body.

Teacher Interview: Michaela Sangl

Teacher Interview: Michaela Sangl

This week’s interview is with Michaela Sangl – one of the most experienced teachers of yoga for children in New Zealand and the founder of Yogi Kids Professional Development.

Her primary focus is now sharing her wealth of knowledge with educators, yoga teachers, practitioners and caregivers.

Graduate Interview: Madeleine Lifsey

Graduate Interview: Madeleine Lifsey

We begin a series of Contemporary Yoga Training graduate interviews. Our first graduate interviewee is Madeleine Lifsey.

Madeleine completed her Contemporary Yoga 200 hour teacher training during 2020. She offers body-positive, rainbow-inclusive, inquiry-based children’s yoga over Zoom on Outschool.

An Interview with Amy Matthews and Olive Bieringa, with Karla Brodie

An Interview with Amy Matthews and Olive Bieringa, with Karla Brodie

Yoga teacher and trainer, Karla Brodie talks with Body-Mind Centering (BMC) educators Olive Bieringa and Amy Matthews during a BMC somatic movement education programme in Melbourne, Australia, February 2020.

Karla: Thank you for being here. Every morning of training we’re starting the day with a warm up so I have a few warm up questions for you both.

Amy: Okay.

Building Resilience – an interview with Donna Farhi

Building Resilience – an interview with Donna Farhi

In November 2020, in preparation for her January 2021 workshop in Auckland, Donna Farhi and I talked about resilience. We share the highlights of this interview below in a few shorter extracts.

What is resilience?
Resilience, self-love and care
Resilience and vulnerability
Resilience tools

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