So, you’ve done your teacher training. You learned how to lead a good yoga class. But what is the difference between leading a yoga class and inspiring your students? Take the quiz below to find out if you have what it takes to be a great yoga teacher. 1. Do you have a dedicated committedContinue reading “Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Yoga Teacher?”
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Just finished our 3rd annual Contemplative Practice and Wellness Retreat in Phuket, and the incomparable Amanpuri Resort. We hosted a small group of graduate level psychology students in a training designed to share mindfulness practice for practical application in the clinical setting. It was a fabulous reminder that being a pilgrim, learning to train theContinue reading “Luxury Pilgrims”
Are you ready to teach yoga?
A while ago I met a young woman who had just become a yoga teacher. When she learned that I also teach, she said, “Oh, where did you do your teacher training?” My mind went blank for a moment (which was a blessing in itself). It was such a bizarre way for me to thinkContinue reading “Are you ready to teach yoga?”
Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015
Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015 Practice or learn yoga and meditation while visiting sacred sites throughought the Kathmandu Valley with masters of yoga and meditation. Join us for a magical 10 days of practice and pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit sacred Buddhist sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley and practice dailyContinue reading “Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015”
Second annual Contemplative Psychology Intensive in Phuket
Getting ready for our second annual Contemplative Psychology Retreat Intensive this week at Amanpuri Villas in Phuket. It’s not at all a bad place to have a retreat. Ten graduate students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will learn the foundations of Ashtanga yoga, shamatha sitting meditation, and practices of loving kindness and compassion,Continue reading “Second annual Contemplative Psychology Intensive in Phuket”
How to make your own map when the world give you a bogus one
One day in my late thirties, it became painfully obvious that family life was not my path. While my girlfriends were busy starting families, I was increasingly obsessed with yoga. Until that point we had shared goals and dreams, but with no crumbs and spilled milk on the back seat of my car and noContinue reading “How to make your own map when the world give you a bogus one”
Are You a Global Yogi?
This week’s post is submitted by Michelle Taffe, creator of The Global Yogi website. Here is an excerpt of her new Ebook, Becoming a Global Yogi. Michelle interviewed me as one of 5 yoga teachers in the book, to offer advice on how to develop an international teaching career. Since I launched the global yogiContinue reading “Are You a Global Yogi?”
Inner Climate Change
Yoga is fundamentally a practice of working with the mind. Most people start with the physical postures, because that’s the easiest way to start to wrap your mind around the whole process of transforming mind. But yoga is much more than just what’s visible. So you work from the grossest to the most subtle levels,Continue reading “Inner Climate Change”
Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor on Yoga with Integrity
Two of my favorite people discussing my favorite activity… Enjoy!
Change your mind, Change your world
Though the word mindfulness has turned into a catchy buzzword recently, there is a powerful message behind the buzz. The ability to steady the mind and bring it back to the present moment—which is another way of saying back to the breath, as we practice in yoga– is an important aid to healing. When youContinue reading “Change your mind, Change your world”