I’ve dabbled in almost every style of yoga imaginable: hatha, kundalini, vinyasa, hot, acro, blindfolded and even… nude yoga (just the once). These experiences have been interesting but my teaching style has been largely shaped by two more personal considerations: injury and anxiety Yoga selfies and the glorification of flexibility It started as a very…

I often refer to anxiety and depression in a single breath but the two are vastly different… as are the tools I use to manage each condition. Keep reading to find what’s in my Mental Health Toolkit and how I respond to experiences of anxiety and depression. What exactly is anxiety?  While there are many…

Meditation is for everyone but, in my experience, there is one group of people who really reap the benefits of meditation. Type A, high achiever, over achiever, perfectionist, workaholic. Whatever you call them, these highly-ambitious individuals need to learn how to slow down and chill out. Type A (adj.) A pattern of behaviour characterised by…

Technological, scientific and economic advancements have given us so many benefits, such as longer life span, reduced incidence of disease, the ability to travel almost anywhere and learn about anything. Yet those same advancements have increased our pace of life and made modern life undeniably stressful. We’ve got your back with Yoga for Modern Life, …

Life is busy. From the time the alarm sounds in the morning to the time our head hits the pillow, we race from one thing to another. We sacrifice sleep to cram even more in. Yet, the more we do, the worse we sleep, which is why I am deeply passionate about helping people create…

If you’ve been hanging around these parts for the past few months you’ll know we’re proponents of small changes and micro rituals, especially when it comes to self care  In isolation, these lifestyle hacks appear insignificant. Viewed as a whole, however, they add up to radical transformation. Keep reading to learn why self care is essential to my…

Mental illness isn’t something that affects other people. Mental illness affects EVERY Australian According to the Black Dog Institute, 1 in 2 Australians will experience some form of mental illness and those around them witness or are affected by its impacts. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2011 after mistaking a panic attack for…

Have you ever stopped exercising for a week or two and noticed that you didn’t feel quite like yourself?  Well, you’re not alone! One of the reasons I’m so passionate about movement is because of the way it makes me feel.  I always notice the difference when I’m not exercising regularly;  I feel sluggish, tired and not…

While we’re no longer on the run from hungry tigers, we do have to contend with traffic, unrealistic deadlines and screaming babies. Stress is unavoidable and, in some cases, essential for our survival. But too much of anything isn’t healthy. These days, we’re more stressed than ever and the intensity and pace of modern life it’s…

My left arm prickled with pins and needles, my skin felt clammy and I was struggling to breathe. I looked up from my laptop, the screen showing search results for ‘symptoms of a heart attack’. Alice looked at me with concern from across the partition. ”Are you ok?” she asked, before running in the direction…

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