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Could a qualification in Yoga lead to a better way of living?

Could a qualification in Yoga lead to a better way of living?

3 Leading Yoga teachers and experts in the Yoga world, each of them experienced and knowledgeable in their own area of expertise share their personal insights into how they have successfully created a solid career in the yoga industry from sheer hard work, passion and dedication. 

Susan Church – With a personal practice of 30 years and with many years of extensive teaching practice, Susan brings a wealth of knowledge to her students.Read more

Posted on April 29, 2020

SPD During Pregnancy – Our 5 Tips!

SPD During Pregnancy – Our 5 Tips!

Throughout your pregnancy or after birth, you may have experienced SPD aka Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – A common disorder of the pelvis caused by the body’s inability to adapt to the stretching and loosening of ligaments caused by a hormone which is ultimately designed to support your baby’s gentle growth.

However, some women face difficulty when the joints in the pelvis move unevenly or there has been a change in the way the pelvic joint functions during pregnancy, triggering which experts believe more than 25% of women suffer with, though many remain undiagnosed, SPD.… Read more

Posted on February 5, 2019

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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Posted on October 24, 2017

Exercises To Show The Link Between The Spine & The Core

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 of the natural corset of the body to anticipate the load of a single, and then a double leg being lifted from the floor.… Read more

Posted on October 24, 2017

2 Simple Exercises to Demonstrate Optimal Scapular Alignment

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 guidelines for students in some very common yoga asana.

Susan Church & Orla Crosse discuss this & more in their Advanced Yoga for Shoulders and Arm Balances module of our 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training course.Read more

Posted on October 23, 2017

A book That Inspired You – Susan Church

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 for centuries.

For now, the information Thomas Myers presents on fascia may just allow us to understand why Yoga asana ( Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Pilates) makes us feel good.… Read more

Posted on October 18, 2017