Article Category - "Yoga and Pilates Teacher Training"
I work in a job that challenges me every day. A job where I need to use my body and mind in equal measure. A job that benefits me hugely not just financially but in other ways too. It’s a job that allows me to bring my kids to school and collect them and be there for them, for homework, hearing about their day and to cook the dinner.
My job is one which puts me in touch with wonderful, inspirational people every day of the week.… Read more
We’re sitting having a chat with Melissa Curtis talking about her classes, why she loves Mum and Baby yoga and her experience of being a mum and a yoga teacher.Q: How did you start teaching Mum and Baby yoga?
I started to teach Mum and Baby yoga after I realised my pregnancy yoga students needed a follow-on, plus I missed them and needed an excuse to get them back into my class so I could see their babies! … Read more
Melissa has been teaching women yoga for over 15 years and is a Mother to 3 children. Having started yoga in her 20’s in San Francisco, Melissa’s yoga journey has been fairly colourful. She is a fully trained Bikram, Hatha, Yin, Pre & Postnatal Yoga teacher, Kids yoga teacher, Pilates teacher, Infant Massage Instructor and Cuidiu breastfeeding counsellor.
Melissa is very passionate about birth which led her to start facilitating birth preparation classes, complete a doula and postnatal doula training and a Well Woman/Womb Yoga training with the well-known women’s health advocate, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.… Read more
After teaching for years in the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda traditions, Marianne’s personal practice evolved into her own approach, called Shakti Rasa, a fluid style that incorporates breath and meditation into powerful asana work. Along with Shakti Rasa, she teaches the Vinyasa Krama sequences of Krishnamacharya as transmitted through Srivatsa Ramaswami. Her classes also include pranayama, chanting, and meditation. For years, she studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and other traditional yoga masters.… Read more
Sophia is a vastly experienced yoga and meditation teacher and has been practicing meditation since her teenage years and yoga since her early twenties. She has explored a variety of meditation traditions and in recent years has been consistently working with Mindfulness.
Over the years she has attended a host of meditation retreats in Ireland and abroad. She has visited Plum Village in France and has practiced with Thich Nhat Hanh and his students.… Read more
Lisa: Hi Melissa, is there a certain book that comes to mind that has inspired or motivated you to become a better teacher?
If I had to pick one it would be Spiritual Midwifery written by Ina May Gaskin in 1975.
This is a book I kept on my bedside table for many years especially before the birth of my first child. This book is not just about natural childbirth, its a book about how powerful the body is, the miracles it can perform, how the support around a pregnant, birthing and mothering woman is crucial and how finding your tribe is so important before bringing a baby into this world. … Read more