Reflections on the evolution of a Yoga practice and teaching practice over two decades

Part 1: “Am I doing this right?” Over the early years of teaching yoga I am often asked by students “Am I doing this right?” I began to question what defined “right Yoga” and then in contrast what defined “wrong Yoga”. I feel it speaks to an ingrained cultural trajectory that values getting better or […]

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Exploring Yoga Language

A great passion of mine is the evocative use of language to inform Yoga movement and rest practices. A teacher’s use of words has the power to evoke embodied experiences that can be transformational for students. My early years of yoga practice were visually orientated: Yoga practice was about what my alignment looked like and […]

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Teacher Interview: Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal talk about the powerful practice of Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga practices are now part of many Yoga classes. Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal have a combined 35 years of experience teaching Restorative Yoga in classes and courses, to individuals and through in-depth retreats, as well as tailored workshops and teacher trainings. Ahead of their next Restorative Teacher Training beginning in June they share […]

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An Interview with Amy Matthews and Olive Bieringa, with Karla Brodie

Yoga teacher and trainer Karla Brodie talks with Body-Mind Centering (BMC) educators Olive Bieringa and Amy Matthews during a BMC somatic movement education programme in Melbourne, Australia, February 2020. Olive Bieringa New Zealand born, Olive Bieringa is a dance maker, performer and certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering. She is progamme director and tutor of BMC […]

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The Power of Your Authentic Voice

Have you ever been told you can’t sing? For those of us who have, there are a few paths we consciously, or unconsciously, choose: we either stop singing, or we contain our singing to the shower or car, or to when we’ve consumed the right amount of alcoholic beverages to let ourselves belt out the […]

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In the last few months I have had the complete joy of working on a visual project with the awesome human being Todd Eyre. How to express the oceanic body? Our first shoot was underwater in most magnificent salt water pool with my beloved buddy Lisa Peterson from Ireland. Next, Kare Kare Beach, out on […]

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Spring 2010

In the wind and rain and wind by an opal aqua ocean then to lush apple green grass wilding, too saturated to cut…A scented wave of daphne, jonquils, freesia,  jasmine and violets…… Spring. For me, Spring to a Himalayan winter. I leave in November for Kathmandu to stay in two Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery, and Thrangu […]

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