Yoga Teacher Tips

You have your RYT 200 and maybe your 300 but we all grow in our knowledge as we teach and grow in the knowlege of our yoga practice and personalities / restrictions of our students.  Shades of Yoga would like to continue sharing some wisdom with you from our experiences.  Hopefully these articles will benefit you.

 

Introducing Yoga to Kids

These days kids have high pressure from school studies and homework. In addition, most of their sports activities are competitive based. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that is non-competitive. However, there are...

Home Practice for Tight Hips

In modern life, we are bound to office desk and we sit for long periods of time at work. The result is that the hip flexors and rotators become tight, and our gluteal muscles become weak. This in time, might affect our ability in maintaining a proper posture, how we...

Yoga For Kids

Just as we experience amazing health benefits from doing yoga regularly, so too can our children. Yoga can help children to manage their stress, to build concentration, to increase their confidence and self-esteem, to find inner fulfilment, and to feel more energised....

What happens in a Yoga Teacher Training?

A 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training overview. You’ve been doing yoga for a while now, you love it, as it makes you feel great. You have decided that you are ready to start teaching your own classes. So you do your research and book in to a yoga teacher training in an...

Physical Adjustments in Yoga Class

Some of us have been in a yoga class and received physical adjustment and felt good. Some of us have been in the same situation and it felt bad. It seems like the same adjustment can bring different results. Why does the touch feel different? Is there different kind...

Tadasana – Window to the Body, Mind and Soul

This past week life gave me a gift, the pleasure and honour of working with 3 inspirational yoga teachers.  Tracey Rohan-Irwin, the director of Shades of yoga who has inspired me with her passion and love for not only yoga but also enneagram.  Restuning...

Go Outdoor and Find Your Inner Peace, Yogis!

Slow Down, and Tune in with Nature   During your teacher training with us in Ubud, Bali, you will notice that the Balinese are striving to live in harmony with nature. Respecting nature is a part of Balinese philosophy called Tri Hita Karana. It believes that...

Self Practice Focusing on Core Strength

The Advantage of Core Strength Most people think about a six-pack when they hear the words “core strength”, but core strength is actually more than that. Core muscles consist of various muscles and their main function is to stabilize the spine.   To...

Nothing is Worth Closing Your Heart Over

What does “Closing” the Heart mean? There is energy flowing inside our bodies and it is called various names in different traditions, such as Chi, Prana or the Soul. The heart is the center of this energy and it facilitates the movement of it around the...