Explaining Yin Yoga

yin yoga

The umbrella term for the physical practices of yoga is Hatha yoga. There are many types of Hatha Yoga. The dynamic styles of Hatha Yoga which focuses on muscle tissues are considered to be yang style of practices. Yin Yoga focuses on more static tissues. The yin tissues are the connective tissues, like ligaments, tendons, […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Preparation Guide for Yoga Teacher Training

Preparation Guide for Yoga Teacher Training

Preparation Guide for Yoga Teacher Training So, you’ve just committed to a month-long yoga teacher training immersion. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Yoga teacher training will crack you open and uncover for you a world that you may not even know exists! And yes, it will challenge you too, […]

Is a Yoga Asana Competition Really Yoga?

Is a Yoga Asana Competition Really Yoga?

Is a Yoga Asana Competition Really Yoga?                   This year the Yoga Asana competition hits the UK and emails are pinging into my inbox with messages from a number of bikram and hot yoga teachers I know in the UK that are competing….For me this opens up […]

A Day in the Life of a Shades of Yoga Student

“I’ve made an appointment with the bank to discuss my options on going to Bali for a yoga teacher training.” That’s the message my mom received 15-days prior to my departure from Saskatchewan, Canada to Ubud, Bali to train in Shades of Yoga’s extensive 21-day, RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training program. The reactions I got […]

Yoga and Cross Training – Part 1

Yoga and Cross Training Forward Fold Poses

Yoga and Cross Training The practice of physical yoga asana has become incredibly popular in the last decade. It seems to have shifted from being a fringe activity that a couple of people you knew practiced, to a global phenomenon that is sweeping across the western world. Many people are taking up the physical practice […]