ahimsa Tag

A conversation about the art of touch and consent

There have been several articles written of late asking students if they ever have experienced touch that felt inappropriate in yoga. Other professionals whose work can involve touching people are usually regulated by the government but yoga teachers are not, so how can we as a community make sure that students feel respected and safe under our guidance?Recently I watched ...

Keeping the flame of yoga alive

I often use the analogy in my classes that when we practice yoga or any physical activity we have a flame inside us. This could be a steady burning smoulder that lasts us hopefully for the duration of the class (and the rest of our lives) or it could be a wild fire that burns out everything in its path,...

Creating change from the heart

After the completion of my fundraiser workshop yesterday, I decided to write some thoughts and start a blog on my website.I've always been a writer of both poetry and stories as a youngster, so here it is:My workshop entitled "Heart Strong" was a fundraiser for Elephant Nature Park Thailand and also Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, and centred around awakening a strong "inner fire"...