Journal of a Yoga Teacher in Training

Recently I’ve started to finally feel courageous enough to do some of the things I had secretly dreamed about, but had somewhere in my past, decided were not in my realm of possibility. One of those things was riding a motorbike, and woot woo! I’m doing it!

Another of those things was becoming a yoga teacher. Well, as if I could do that, right? you’ve seen those people, the women all pretty and long and toned, the men all muscly and healthy. Of course, they all mediated and spend hours a day training their bodies and doing crazy disciplined things that make them way more awesome than I could ever expect to be….. Hmmm. Well – Somewhere I reality checked myself, realised that this was all cruddy stories I had made up myself. Then I considered what yoga really is, what it is for me and what it has brought to my life since I started practicing 16 years ago. So, I found the yoga training that I felt I fit in with and started on this new adventure.

Its turned out to be way more challenging and confronting than I thought it was going to be. In the posts below, I’m keeping my ‘yoga journal’. I want to share my journey with you so that you might get something from it, I also want to share it with you so that you can share your experience and ideas with me. I want to hear about your journey too, whether you are along  time teacher, a brand new beginner student or a lifetime practitioner.


Open your heart chakra pranayama

Yoga postures, or asanas, are often the first thing people learn when they start yoga. Depending upon the style of yoga you are learning you could also have the pleasure of learning pranayama. Prana means life force energy, or energy...

Resolve to Evolve: Set Your Yogic Intentions

Set an intention and infuse the new year with positive change. On New Years Eve I did a yoga workshop with the wonderful Julie Smerdon at Shri Yoga. I used this time to reach deep inward and look for what...

Allowing Energy to Flow

My last workshop was about learning the correct alignment so as to ensure your students are not going to injure themselves and to ensure that they get the most out of their practices. Something really shifted in this class for...

Anything is Possible

I used to believe I could never own a home, then I bought my own home. I used to believe I could never lose weight, then I lost 30 kilos. I used to believe that I couldn’t even run for...

I’m running away to join the circus

Quite a few years ago, signed up to a course of aerial yoga. A few classes in, the friend I was doing it with hurt his back and couldn’t continue, so I didn’t go back either. I was so chicken, I...


As part of our training we have to practice teaching. I though this would be easy. I though I could do this with my hands tied behind my back. lol!! I have to set up quite an involved program for...
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Yamas & Niyamas

Yamas and Niyamas can be loosely described as sacred yogic practices, with the Yamas being the big picture stuff, how you are in the world I guess. While the Niyamas are the more personal aspects. On this yoga journey, I’ve...
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