The hardest part of a yoga teacher training (and it’s not what you think!)

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Hard at work on our YTT with All Yoga Bali

If I asked you to guess what the hardest part of doing a yoga teacher training (YTT) is, I’m guessing you’d probably say something like ‘getting into _____ (insert really hard pose here)’, or ‘learning the names of all the *asanas in sankrit’ (although, yes, that is pretty hard!). But, for me, the biggest obstacle I had to overcome in completing my YTT was feeling like I wasn’t good enough at yoga to be able to teach it. In other words, that ol’ buddy: self-doubt. Continue reading

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

One of my closest friends sent this poem to me a few days ago. I feel like it speaks to our generation’s desire to go beyond labels and outward displays of ‘success’, and, instead, to ask the deeper questions. To dedicate our lives to building relationships, rather than empires. A really beautiful reminder that material things can be lost, but experiences will stay with you forever. Continue reading

Sunday Soul Sessions

Some inspiration to start your week with…

I am no longer interested in becoming unbreakable.

I am interested in shattering with grace and courage, and making art of all the broken pieces.

– Nisha Moodley

 

I’m pretty sure I cried when I first read this. It was exactly what I needed to hear (and still do!). Can you relate?

To turning our pain into something beautiful,

Charlie X

Inspiration to kick-start your week

Sundays, for me, have always felt like a day for quiet and calm… for getting the chores done that I didn’t have time for during the week, so that I can start the next week feeling on top of things, prepared and energised. For lots of people though, Sundays are quite depressing… already the weekend is over, and tomorrow means back to work, stress, managing other people’s demands and expectations, and so on. In case you’re feeling the Sunday blues, I thought I’d share some words that inspired me when the going got tough… Continue reading