Do you need restorative yoga?

Sometimes you need to just slow right down. When your work and home life is racing at full-speed, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide the physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety. It is a mostly passive practice, using props to support the body and holding poses for 5 to 10 minutes, … Read more


YogaBros Despite its popularity, there’s a large part of our population that is largely oblivious to the of the benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Men.  Yet, of late I’ve had quite a few requests from men and partners of men to create a class that is designed with a man’s body in mind. Dad’s with … Read more

Take Your Leave!

It Pays To Take A Holiday You’ve heard that you need to stretch after a workout to release the tension and lactic acid in your muscles – but did you know it is equally important to relax the brain? Taking the time to properly care for every muscle in the body is crucial to your health, … Read more

Healthy Kidney Function

“The kidneys are the creeks, mountain streams and rivers of our being. They give us our ability to be like a young person: flexible and fluid in body, mind and spirit.” On a physical level, healthy kidneys act like a filter to make sure the right amount of wastes and fluids are removed, they keep … Read more

Mindset Matters

Exercise & the Placebo Effect. Can mindset make you thin, do the splits, win a marathon, or heal you? A study tested whether the relationship between exercise and health is moderated by one’s mindset. Dr. Alia Crum’s research focuses on how changes in subjective mindsets—the lenses through which information is perceived, organised and interpreted—can alter … Read more

Wrist Health in Yoga

A couple of students, and my mum, have asked for some insight into easing the pain in their wrists, especially in the pose of downward-facing dog. The below information should be helpful into understanding the reasons behind their pain and offer solutions to help strengthen this joint and options to get them back on the mat sans … Read more

Yoga and Ageing

Many of us resign ourselves to the fact that our bodies will function less efficiently as we age. We never question if this is the way it has to be. Why is it that animals perform proficiently and remain mobile throughout most of their lives while we start to decay mid-way through ours? The ageing … Read more

New Year Intentions vs Goals

This time of year is powerful in enhancing our fitness regime – or yoga practice.  It is a time where we can make space to create new habits while discarding old.  I am hoping to give my students the ability to continue their practice at home in addition to their studio practice to create a health filled new … Read more

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