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I’m sorry it’s been so long

It's been awhile I know. Just to clear up a few questions I've been asked over the past few months. No, I haven't gone into retirement…

I don’t sleep much

5 hours a night usually does me just fine. To be honest, I've developed a bit of an indifferent attitude to sleep. What I'm not indifferent…

So much more than time is needed

Someone told us we should use our gift of corona wrapped time wisely. Actually a lot of people said it. Whilst the theory is sound, in…

Holding on tight

Starting Monday 23rd March I’ve made one phone call a day. Each day the recipient was different, randomly selected from a list. As my list…

Lesson 1: Tilt your head to the side

Looking at things from a range of perspectives fuels empathy, compassion and provides a 360 degree sweep of information.

A homage to real

Whilst I hold professionalism in the highest regard, I’m all about real. Active wear is not real daytime attire.

It doesn’t work the way you think it does

In pivoting my business from face to face to now online teaching, I’ve been thinking back to my early teaching days, 13 years ago.…

Anxiety. Let’s get practical about this sh*t.

It's highly likely that what you've previously never given any thought to, is now a source of anxiety. Grocery shopping, walking past…

Three options

Pre-Corona I taught a Slow Release masterclass every six weeks. The similarity between this and how we’ve been instructed to deal with the…

The similarities keep showing up

Sometimes you get to the end of a yoga practice and realise it was just crap. Completely crap. Same teacher, same studio, same mat, same…

A collection of contrasts

We heard from a friend that it happened. On account of the trauma course I was about to start teaching the following week, I distinctly…

Affected. 24/7

Over a year ago I went along to a 5 day course, dutifully fulfilling my professional development requirements for the year. I expected to…

Fridays

It was a Friday morning. Last year. I cancelled classes. I quietly slipped out at 4am and drove three hours south. To see my dearest…

The power of opposites. Taught by the infuriating Marty-K.

Understanding via the opposite is used in many contexts, we appreciate life more when we brush up against death. We understand what…

2018. You’ve set us up for a great 2019

Towards the end of 2018, there was one comment that seemed to be on loop. I'm sick of going through the motions. I want to understand. I…

Hero pose, overalls and Tim Tams

At sea, my home was a little communications centre. It was tucked away directly behind the bridge and had just enough room for two…

Damn you Doug

Events of the past few weeks have reminded me about habits. They can build or break us. Unfortunately Doug's habits have just about broken…

These things are so underrated

Over the past week these two things saved me. I had a sciatic nerve thing going on for a day or so.  I've been feeling a bit flat. I've…

This shows up in yoga all the time

Australia's indigenous story and our long history of attempting to reconcile the past show up in yoga ALL THE TIME. Our bodies are designed…

I’ve gone minimal

I used to write complete plans for every yoga class I taught. I'll never throw these plans out. The tattered red book reminds me of how far…

The walk. All 60kms of it.

After a big 2017, there was something tantalising about the thought of doing nothing. Nothing but walking. For four days. Walking with…

2017…the glue that held you together

1. Reading. 2017 was the year of reading some crazy sh*t. I vowed to go diverse or go home. Up until I made this declaration...

I have to get my funeral dress out again

Here are my insights on suicide. Nothing.

We have to talk about it…sweat

Sweat. Necessary. Gross. Scientific. Desirable. Embarrassing. Too much. Not enough. The short answer of how it works...

My third child

We're the same age. Why haven't you got this stuff figured out. Hell, why haven't you got at least some stuff figured out. It's not that…

When what you want is so damn different to what you need

I've been having an ethical dilemma. A teaching dilemma of sorts. Dilemma 1. Which comes first, yoga teacher or business owner? Dilemma 2.…

The answer depends on who you ask

What's a forward bend? Depends on who you ask. You could ask your spine, your hamstrings or your insomnia. You'll get a different answer…

5 to 6 kilos

Last semester I had to look at some studies for uni and provide discussion on different methods for losing weight. There was one method in…

This was me. 10 years ago.

The Dalai Lama came to Sydney for a visit. His 7th tour of Australia. It was also the day I left the military.

Friday 5th May. My scheduled day of anxiety.

It happens every three months. Super high anxiety levels for just one day. It didn’t used to last for one day; it used to last for a few. I…

Intention. You had me at every turn

Intention…you get me at every turn

A few years ago I had a run-in with a group of hippies. Actually it was the great stouch of intentions. I took eight weeks off following a…

What the hell is a flexible habitat?

I found out this fun fact when I worked for the fire service. It was years ago, while I was working up the courage to open my own studio. I…

Yin yoga. It’s supposed to be different

Yin yoga is designed to be different. It's quite scientific and very anatomical. In some ways it's easier but in many ways it's harder.

Unique, untameable beasts

Wild creatures. Who can't be understood but strive desperately to be. Scientists side-step them. Labs go on lunch break when they turn up.…

My truth bombs. Learnt the hard way.

Learnt the very hard way. One consolation is that they seem to be fairly well ingrained. Took long enough though.

I’ll take my relaxation with a side of

Everyone does relaxation their own way. Some people need to prepare for it, to have certain needs met before it comes. Almost like a…

Two things I’ve learnt from drug addicts

Addiction. I've been mentored by people who've worked with addicts. I've worked with addicts directly. I find addiction to be the most…

How to change your practice

How you can dramatically change your yoga practice

If your practice has started to feel familiar and heaven forbid comfortable and mindless, it’s time to advance.

The story of the swearing class

Yoga and swearing don’t seem to go together. Certainly not like peas and carrots. But there’s a weirdly wonderful marriage between the two…

Marriage…what’s up with you?

I’ve just come out of a year being surrounded by divorce. So I thought I might spend some time looking at marriage, or rather divorce…

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A conversation with triangle pose

When you fully experience what Trikonasana has to offer you’ll sit happily in the middle...

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When wellness becomes a long lost friend

The most important part in the definition of wellness is a tiny little hyphen. It creates a separation between...

Yoga and injuries

What yoga has to say about injuries

Our recent Tea and Talk Satsang unpacked the topic of injuries, added a few cups of tea and refreshing conversation. We ended up with these…

The hot yoga story. Written by Any Man

I’m severely outnumbered but find comfort that this will be the best thing. In finding my future wife. The odds are stacked in my favour…

What I won't miss about big studios

What I don’t miss about big studios

Strange smells and sales pitches...I'll never miss you. Not ever. This is why I'm so grateful for the joys a small studio brings...

I did an experiment…no yoga

I recently realised the effects of doing almost 30 hours of yoga a week. Something dawned on me that I may have forgotten. With my crazy…

The dirty word in yoga

Unless you’re 80, pregnant or recovering from surgery nobody wants to do gentle yoga. Gentle is like lukewarm tea…why bother. People often…

Theory of 3

I was recently interviewed for a magazine article on my job as a yoga teacher. I was asked to focus on the occupation of teaching yoga…


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I’m sorry it’s been so long

It's been awhile I know. Just to clear up a few questions I've been asked over the past few months. No, I haven't gone into retirement early. No, I'm not in the depths of despair.

Read More

So much more than time is needed

Someone told us we should use our gift of corona wrapped time wisely. Actually a lot of people said it. Whilst the theory is sound, in reality it’s all BS.

Read More

Holding on tight

Starting Monday 23rd March I’ve made one phone call a day. Each day the recipient was different, randomly selected from a list. As my list of names continues to grow, I realised I was speaking to two…

Read More

A homage to real

Whilst I hold professionalism in the highest regard, I’m all about real. Active wear is not real daytime attire.

Read More


Our Evolving Tribe

These are the real stories of people who really do yoga here.

Their yoga practice has transformed injury, drowned anxiety and strengthened weakness. Their stories only share one thing in common, how inspiring and powerful their yoga practice is. Their stories showcase the variety of people who find medicine from their yoga mat.

Medicine for arthritis, scoliosis and fibromyalgia. Anxiety, bi-polar, asthma and Scheuermanns disease.  Free divers, ultra marathon runners, ballet dancers and office workers who’ve all developed a relationship with yoga. Women with babies inside, people with titanium rods inside, people with replacement knees and people who have learnt to be still.

Meet Cheryl

Meet Cheryl

Arthritis is spreading. Cheryl’s neck is the worst, her wrists are following, her knees are unforgiving and her shoulders are painfully…


Meet Jayde

Meet Jayde

She's a visual masterpiece of tattoos. Perhaps they’ve all got a story or maybe it’s just because they look good. Jayde’s story starts with…


Meet Andrew

Meet Andrew

When he first came he couldn't lie flat. He couldn’t lie flat on his back because it felt the way an extreme backbend would feel to you or…


Meet Trish

Meet Trish

Life in the corporate world took its toll. Travel to work swallowed up spare time. Mental exhaustion extinguished motivation. When Trish…