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Post Yoga Teacher Training Recap II

If you missed the first recap of my Yoga Teacher Training you can find the recap here it runs through the entire Yoga experience, who I trained with, how I prepped, the highs, the lows, what I think you need to know and how to prepare for your own experience. Safe to say it’s choc full of insights. But the conversation was barely scratching the surface, I knew I wanted to dive deeper into this conversation so I am so excited for the next instalment of this recap outlined below.

It’s safe to say I sat down for 40mins (pomodoro style) and the words literally flowed out of me. So here we are diving deeper into the spiritual lessons and mainly the big differences I noticed in myself post teacher training.

Over 4,000 words written so far and it’s safe to say there is still another blog post in me. Next I want to speak more about how I have gone with the teaching part of yoga post teacher training. And that’s a crazy fun, full of lessons journey within itself. But for right now, let’s dive in!

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Post Yoga Teacher Training Recap

An eye rolling-annoyingly smug cliche she says “it’s safe to say I am a new person from completing my yoga teacher training.” #shityogissay

It’s safe to say my feet, and head are still coming back down to earth.

I always knew I would complete my yoga teacher training. I am a life long learner and love placing myself in immersive experiences. I never thought I would do my training to become a teacher, but purely for my own joy. If only I knew …

For a couple of years it hung out on my goals list, somewhere in the future. It started out as a 10 year goal, to 5 year goal and then when the opportunity arose I knew it was a ‘this year’ goal.

I knew I wanted to be immersed in the learning experience and go overseas for a portion of my training. So when a one month immersion with one week in Bali popped up in my newsfeed I knew it was a HELL YES from me.

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Are you procrastinating because of perfectionism?

I see that important project you want to launch out into the world sitting on your computer desk. Maybe it’s half finished, maybe you’re afraid to press publish or maybe it’s still an idea in your head. I bet you thought you were being lazy. That you don’t want it bad enough, it’s not your time or simply you don’t have your shit together – clue it’s not that.

You procrastinate, put it off, make excuses, decide that the dishwasher definitely needs to be unpacked right now and cannot wait another minute. But guess what you aren’t lazy, you’re not procrastinating. Did you ever stop to think that your procrastinating is actually because you are terrified of your own perfectionist tendencies and they are holding you back.

Let me paint the scene.

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How I am preparing for my Yoga Teacher Training 

I still remember the first time I was finally dragged along to do yoga with my mother. I was in my second year of university and experiencing crippling levels of anxiety. After struggling for far too long, my mother exclaimed, “that’s it, you are coming to yoga with me, you need to relax.”

I was adamant I wasn’t going to enjoy it. It would be too slow, far too boring, and I wouldn’t get anything from it. And then I tried it. I practiced yoga in a small dark room with 8 other women at times with a yoga teacher I loved. And then week after week I looked forward to that experience. I would drive home and have the best sleep of the week.

Slowly, I totally got my ass handed to me when we did a flow vinyasa that left me sweating before the heaters were even turned on. That was it, I was hooked and I have been practicing yoga ever since.

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