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I am a yoga teacher and a yoga therapist - I confess that I have been carried down the river of social media and I’m addicted. I pretend I need to do social media because my marketing team told me I should! I have set myself a challenge to switch off all social media after 8pm but I often find excuses to take my phone into the bedroom and have a peak if I’ve posted something to see if anyone likes me or even loves me! Social media can be replace relationships with real people, affects mood and self-esteem.
When you experience the immeasurable power and magic of yoga, how it has become an ally in getting you through difficulties life throws at you
You have first hand experience of the miracle of the body to repair and heal itself
You have deep gratitude for having yoga in your life,
it’s natural to want to share it with others
Is there something getting in the way?
When we travel to India each winter, we are not only running our yoga retreats but my favourite time is to go and meet the yogamalai team who make our products in India. Seeing our products being made and the opportunities we are giving many families is just delightful. Ahh it’s all in the principles of yoga - And just as the word can be translated into English as "joining", "uniting", "union", we feel overwhelmed and lucky to be united with real people instead of factories, who we can visit and see the real differences the work makes to their lives
Is there something getting in the way of your dream to become a yoga professional - find out with 8 questions
We are so encouraged to be witnessing a growing recognition of the importance of Restorative Yoga and a number of studio timetables are creating slots for Restorative classes and many teachers are including elements of the practice in their own workshops
Next time you’re on your yoga mat, tune into noticing mode, in a mindful way and let your inner child come out to play. Treat your yoga mat like your playground
Do you have trouble relaxing? Our brains are so wired to ‘do, do, do’, it can be really difficult to ‘simply be’ for a while. For busy people, the concept of ‘doing nothing’ can feel pointless, uncomfortable and even empty. And stressing about relaxing can make things worse with all the trying, the self-talk about lack and should I.
If you've recently graduated from a yoga teacher training course, or gone off the boil with promoting your classes, how’s it going out there in the world?
Prepare for your new lease of life as a yoga teacher with a little guidance…I know you know this stuff but sometimes it helps to refresh your memory and get un-stuck!
Through your yoga teacher training course, you will have learnt how a class is structured, and by now, you should have some classes up and running, even if they are not as full as you’d like them to be.
HOW YOGA THERAPY CHANGED ME
A Sensitive and Intuitive Approach to Healing whether it's an ailing spirit or a bad back!
“I am not a doctor nor do I have a physical therapy license. I treat the delusion of not knowing your Self and how to find your way past pain and suffering. I guide you, not treat you” Mukunda Stiles, Yoga Therapist