Mindful Yin Yoga Online Training Update!

Mindful Yin Yoga Online Training Update!

Today I’m happy to announce the launch of my new and improved Mindful Yin Yoga Online program!

I created this course years ago, and I've been updating it and adding to it ever since. Loads of students have graduated from the course and I'm truly honoured to say that countless students have written me to say how much it has helped them develop their practice and teaching of yin yoga (see some of what they say here).

I've been busy at work these last few months completely re-vamping Mindful Yin Yoga Online to make it even better. I've added a bunch of new material, videos, and practices.

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The Book is here!

The Book is here!

I’m super excited to finally announce that my book “A Year of Mindfulness - A 52-Week Guided Journal to Cultivate Peace and Presence” is available for pre-order!

A while back a publisher approached me to write a mindfulness journal for beginners. I was delighted to say yes and be a part of this project!

Follow along with this year-long journal for more mindful living―day-by-day.

This mindfulness journal provides effective ways of practicing mindfulness part of your everyday routine. It also includes practices that help reduce negativity and grow your sense of calm.

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Easy herbal medicine to get more nutrition in your day

Easy herbal medicine to get more nutrition in your day

There are many health concerns that we can address through greater nourishment. Many natural remedies have such a positive effect on the body because they provide a high dose of plant based vitamins and minerals.

Integrating nutritive herbs into your life will give you more energy, improve your mood and skin, give you stronger nails and and bones, and support your immune system. 

These plants are the perfect herbs to bring into your everyday for a little extra natural support. Check out the video to learn more about how to promote your deep health with these powerful plants.

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A Free Course for You! A Month of Mindfulness

A Free Course for You! A Month of Mindfulness

Would you like to develop a daily mindfulness practice?

We live in a world that is increasingly fast paced and full of distraction. It's not easy to sit down and develop awareness, especially when there are a million other things calling for your attention.

I created this free course for you to learn about mindfulness and integrate it into your life. Join A Month of Mindfulness and receive guidance on setting up a home meditation practice, along with guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.

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Yin Yoga Sequence for the Whole Body

Yin Yoga Sequence for the Whole Body

This yin yoga sequence is designed to be a well rounded practice that targets a variety of areas in the body instead of just focusing on one. Use this practice when you’re not sure what area of the body you’d like to focus on, or alternate this practice with other practices that emphasize more specific actions or areas.

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What are the differences between restorative yoga and yin yoga?

What are the differences between restorative yoga and yin yoga?

It makes sense that restorative yoga and yin yoga are sometimes confused with one another. These two practices are similar in many ways. They’re both slow, receptive, calming, cooling, and oftentimes, they both emphasize contemplative teachings.

These two practices do have some essential differences though. I often get asked how these two forms of yoga are different from each other, so watch the video and read the post to learn more:

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Yin Yoga Sequence for the Back

Yin Yoga Sequence for the Back

This yin yoga sequence works with the four main movements of the spine. The spine is designed to move into flexion (forward bending), extension (back bending), lateral extension (side bending) and rotation (twisting).

The spinal column is made up of gently curving stacked bony vertebrae. Between each of the vertebra are discs made up of a fibrous outer layer and a jelly like centre. These disks hold the vertebrae together and help the spine absorb shock. The spines naturally curved shape, and the shock absorbing qualities of the discs, provide buoyancy to our body and our movements.

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Yin Yoga Sequence for the Hips

Yin Yoga Sequence for the Hips

This yin yoga sequence targets the outer hip and inner groin.

Many of the poses below emphasize external rotation of the hip, so be sure to also include poses that re-establish internal rotation as well. When practicing a lot of external rotation in the hips, it can be helpful to simply return to the midline with a close knee child’s pose, which you can see in the sequence below. You may also want to include active standing poses that strengthen your outer hip. Remember - we’re always looking to create balance in the body - stretching and strengthening!

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Nettle Pesto Recipe

Nettle Pesto Recipe

Incorporating nettles into your diet this time of year is a wonderful way to eat in season and eat local.

Nettles contain high levels of iron, minerals, silicon, vitamins C and A and they’re a great blood purifier by primarily targeting the liver and kidneys. The combination of these benefits makes it a wonderful food for chronic skin problems and general detoxification.

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