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March 7, 2018

6 Poses to help achieve Urdvha Dhanurasana

I often get asked by students how to achieve Urdvha Danurasana or wheel pose. Like all asana based questions, there…

January 30, 2018

Herding Cats

Have you ever taught a class that has felt like a constant onslaught of putting out fires? Yep? me too.…

December 3, 2017

Show me the money!

If I could tell my younger self one thing I would say “Rachel, take yourself more seriously” Let me unpack…

November 20, 2017

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…

October 2, 2017

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…

September 14, 2017

Food Shame

Food. It’s a controversial topic. It’s amazing to me how something so natural and vital to our survival can stir…

September 11, 2017

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…

September 5, 2017

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…

August 17, 2017

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…

August 14, 2017

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…