Archive for 2017

Mum & Baby Yoga Teacher Training Team

We are delighted to announce that Orla Crosse will be joining the teaching team for our Mum & Baby Teacher Training course. As both a yoga teacher and Chartered Physiotherapist, Orla’s knowledge of normal and abnormal movement patterns will ensure you will learn how to observe, identify, adjust, suggest pre-poses for and correct all of your […]

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Q & A With A Children’s Yoga Teacher Trainer

Here’s Melissa Curtis talking about what inspired her to become a children’s yoga teacher, why she loves yoga and much, much more. How did you start teaching children’s yoga? I started teaching children’s yoga as soon as my first child (who is now nearly 11) was able to walk and was interested in what her […]

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A book That Inspired You – Josh Summers

Lisa: Hi Josh, is there a certain book that comes to mind that has inspired or motivated you to become a better teacher? I’d have to say Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor. Batchelor’s writing has inspired me to embrace inquiry, scepticism and exploration on the spiritual path. His approach resonates with the secular humanist in me, […]

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Yoga For Strong Shoulders – Orla Crosse

Orla Crosse is a chartered physiotherapist and yoga instructor who teaches on our 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training course. Here’s a short video of Orla discussing the shoulders from a yoga and physiotherapy perspective.  

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Exercises To Show The Link Between The Spine & The Core

The Spine and the core muscles are interlinked. It’s impossible to do something with one, without affecting the other. At a very basic level, our ability to train and encourage motor function of these two places requires our control of mobilising and stabilising the axial skeleton. Knee Fold The first exercise Knee Fold encourages the muscles […]

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2 Simple Exercises to Demonstrate Optimal Scapular Alignment

What exactly are the proper cues for the shoulders in Downward Facing Dog? Hearing all the different cues in classes just makes it more confusing. In this vide, Susan goes through two simple exercises to demonstrate optimal scapular alignment, in two different arm positions. Knowing these may assist in understanding more ease-full transitions in vinyasa and safer […]

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Take a Deep Breath – Deirdre O’Connor

Your Workshop 1. Learn how to release the major muscles of breathing so that our breath becomes effortless, supporting our ability to deepen our yoga practice and find greater ease within poses. 2. Let go of the major muscles of anxiety in the abdomen and chest that cause shallow breathing leading to worry, low moods, […]

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Why Acupuncture is Great for Women

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes the body contains 5 vital substances for life. By using a combination of acupuncture, herbs, good food and exercise to preserve these fluids you will be given the best opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Today we are going to focus on one of those fluids – blood and why […]

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Travel the World With Yoga Alliance’s Teacher Certification

Teaching yoga will take you around the world and back again. A great second income for any ambitious health enthusiast. Should you want extra income, would like to deepen your yoga practice or if you’re considering a career change. Join us for our free open day on Saturday 2nd December and see a world of […]

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A book That Inspired You – Susan Church

Lisa: Hi Susan, is there a certain book that has inspired or motivated you to become a better teacher? There’s so many, but the current one is Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers. I’m always in search of evidence-based information, so for me, this book presents burgeoning proof of what many eastern movements and healing practitioners have been saying anecdotally […]

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