Spring is finally here! And as the weather heats up (hopefully) so does a yogi’s calendar — from events and workshops to packed out classes and open-air practices. May is a great month for yoga teachers and yoga lovers alike however sometimes it takes a little planning to ensure you don’t miss out. Whether you’re looking to attend more events, add a little spring to your cooking as well your classes or match your mood to your music, our guide to the month is a round-up of where to be, what to eat and what to listen to. (more…)
All teachers have their own strengths, their own vocabulary and their own ways of creating sequences — and so will students. Lots of people will ‘shop around’ with different yoga classes in the same way we would do when purchasing an expensive item — we want to find a teacher who will help us grow, who seems to understand us, how to best nourish us and whose narrative and teaching cues we most align with. (more…)
With the widespread popularity of yoga in our generation comes an increase in people qualifying to become yoga instructors. Does there ever come a point when there are too many yoga teachers? We don’t think so, and here’s why.
Because of the vast array of people wanting to practice yoga there is an equally vast array of ways to deliver it to them and a constant need for more yoga teachers. People are all different: some enjoy going to a popular studio and practicing in a packed class, while others prefer one-to-one sessions or online classes. Equally, a lot of us have favourite teachers – people we connect with and similarly, ones that we don’t. (more…)
We often find Pilates classes amidst the schedule of classes at our local yoga centre and many people who do Pilates go on to practice yoga. So what are the real differences between the two? Is one better than the other?
Training to become a yoga teacher is intense — like all of life’s most worthwhile endeavours — and it helps to be prepared. We can all list the obvious, practical equipment we need: a mat, a block (or a brick, or both as the case may be) and breathable, comfortable clothing, but what about the things we can’t purchase in our nearest Sweaty Betty? (more…)