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Show me the money!

Show me the money!

If I could tell my younger self one thing I would say “Rachel, take yourself more seriously” Let me unpack that in relation to teaching yoga. After my first YTT, I knew that I wanted to teach in fully fledged professional yoga studios and that […]

Think before you speak – Teaching language

Think before you speak – Teaching language

Discussions about teaching language are one of my most favourite topics to tackle. To me, When a teacher uses skilful language it’s the difference between an ok class and a blooming great class! Here are my top 5 considerations for you to think about. It’s […]

Monthly cycle, yoga practise and data collecting

Monthly cycle, yoga practise and data collecting

Looking back I am so amazed (and slightly embarrassed) that I never fully considered or appreciated my monthly cycle when I performed my asanas, sat in meditation or moved through my everyday life. That, in turn, meant that I never mentioned the womb or how […]

Food Shame

Food Shame

Food. It’s a controversial topic. It’s amazing to me how something so natural and vital to our survival can stir up so much stuff within us. I was pulled to write this blog after reading someones Facebook feed on the subject of whether or not […]

Adjustments: Intention + Seeing + Feeling + Approach

Adjustments: Intention + Seeing + Feeling + Approach

Receiving a well delivered and caring adjustment from a yoga teacher is bliss, but receiving a badly executed adjustment is at best awkward and at worst painful. In my time teaching I have probably given both of these variations to my students, so for 50% […]

Tips & Advise – Teaching open level classes

Tips & Advise – Teaching open level classes

Open level yoga classes are lots of fun to teach, you get to meet and work with so many people from all walks of life. The shadow side of teaching multi levelled classes is that it’s near impossible to please everyone all the time. This is something that […]

Soap box – Asana or Exercise

Soap box – Asana or Exercise

Asana and Exercise There is a popular opinion that the practice of asana is a spiritual practice and that good old exercise is purely a vanity practice. But is this really the case? There is something beautifully honest about working on your physical fitness with […]

Work ethic + Networking

Work ethic + Networking

I was taught that if you work really hard on a goal you would succeed in achieving it. I agree to a point but having a good work ethic and focussing on refining your skill, what ever that may be, is only half the story. Sometimes all […]

Lost days

Lost days

Today I wasted time, so much precious time. I shirked the work and drifted around aimlessly like a tourist for the best part of my day. Sometimes doing sweet F A is A O K but today was not one of those appropriately prescribed nay […]

Chasing pain

Chasing pain

During my years teaching yoga and giving massage treatments I have noticed, more of often than not, people seem to gage a “good” massage or a “good” yoga session by how much pain or pressure they feel, how much sweat they exude or how achy […]

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