Tips on Handling Suffering, from the Yoga Sutra

Tips on Handling Suffering

Tips on Handling Suffering The Yoga Sutra is a collection of aphorisms and it was written by the great sage, Patanjali. These aphorisms are regarded as one of the most important texts on yoga. They cover the eight limbs of yoga, as well as wisdom on living a yogic life. The first sentence of the […]

Where’s Your Head?

Where’s Your Head?

Where’s Your Head? A series to examine how Yoga can help us to show up more fully in life on & off the mat Although I have been teaching Mind/Body disciplines for the last 16 years, it is mind blowing to me how I am always intrigued and fascinated on the subject of the Mind/Body […]

How to sit in meditation

How to sit in meditation

How to sit in meditation The mental and physical aspects of meditation Meditation is a mental phenomenon, yes, but it’s also very much a physical one. When we meditate we do so by assuming a particular physical meditation posture and it is this posture that lays the foundation for our experience of personal inquiry. Habitually, […]

What to expect on a yoga teacher training course

What to expect on a yoga teacher training course

Your yoga teacher training course The sun is about to rise over the countryside in Bali.You’re in Ubud, and the town’s local roosters are crowing to let you know that it’s time to start your day. Chances are you’re staying in a home stay close to the heart of town, so you don your yoga gear […]

Self Practice – The Key to Being a Great Yoga Teacher

As part of the Shades of Yoga 200 hr Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training certification, our students are required to complete two ‘self practice’ assignments per week. At Shades of Yoga we believe that it is essential that all of our students have a strong individual yoga practice, as this is the foundation of what makes a good […]