Returning home after teaching my two morning yoga classes at The Floating Lotus Studio and having had my morning protein shake, I was wondering what to make myself for breakfast! In the winter I normally have a bowl of oats with fruit, nuts and seeds but today I felt like something more nourishing and warming. I'm beginning to get better at listening to what my body needs, and having just got my period (it's synced with the full moon how cool is that?!) I'm craving nourishing, earthy and warming … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Capsicum & Kale Kitchari
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The yoga and Pilates teacher trainees are still all together for these last two weekends of yoga teacher training at Essence of Living, which means a yoga asana class directly followed by a Pilates class with Michelle for those of us doing both. Yep, butt still very sore. And we’re running out of body parts not to work on in Pilates class – ‘can we not do glutes today because we did glutes yesterday and I can’t move?...’ Week 9 of yoga teacher training at Essence of Living was a weekend … [Read more...] about Yoga Teacher Training Essence of Living: THE BITTERSWEET END!
Week 7 at yoga teacher training at Essence of Living was a massive weekend of assessment for us yogi teacher trainees. We had to deliver 3 one-hour classes: one for a special population of choice (e.g. someone with a hip replacement or obesity), one for a specific type of athlete (I chose AFL players) and one for kids! We also had to give an explantatory presentation on one of the yoga sutras of Patanjali. Delivering our classes at yoga teacher training Essence of Living When we deliver … [Read more...] about Yoga Teacher Training Essence of Living: 8-week mark!
Get ready to create drool-worthy, nourishing, vegan & gluten-free dishes and devour them with amazing humans at this Vegan Cooking Class Gold Coast! Are you interested in becoming vegan or vegetarian, cutting down on your meat intake or simply wanting to expand your culinary skills? Do you find cooking daunting or have absolutely no idea how to make a meal taste good? Do you enjoy meaningful conversations, having fun while meeting new people and most of all … [Read more...] about Vegan Cooking Class Gold Coast
I can’t believe it’s already been six weekends at yoga teacher training at Essence of Living!! Like little Alice said, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress of worrying about all the assessment that’s due, but really, we should all just relax and enjoy the ride because as sad as it is, it’ll be over soon! Last weekend Michelle acknowledged the huge effort everyone was making despite their crazy busy home life and work commitments and it really opened my eyes and made me stop and reflect on … [Read more...] about Yoga Teacher Training Essence of Living: 6-week mark!
Now having completed four weekends at yoga teacher training at Essence of Living I can see everyone getting a little more comfortable and confident in their own voice. Over the last two weekends we each had to give three 2-minute philosophy talks while massaging someone resting in savasana – just how a yoga teacher would. Our three talks were on: one of the six cleansing practises of hatha yoga; one of the five paths of yoga (bhakti, karma, jnana, raja & hatha); and one of the seven main … [Read more...] about Yoga Teacher Training Essence of Living: 4-week mark!