How to attract and maintain yoga and pilates students


For most of us, the most important thing about teaching yoga or pilates is that we are authentic in our teaching and give our students something that enriches their lives. Most of us, of course, do it for the love and I’m sure we would all agree: If we could do it for free we […]

Maintaining your Mojo: Self-Practice tips for yoga and pilates teachers


By Jessica Humphries You know the story. You start teaching because you’re in love with the practice. You fantasise about teaching all day and enjoying the lifestyle of a dedicated practitioner. You’ll go to classes at the studio where you teach. You’ll get up at the crack of dawn and practice before you leave the […]

How to start your own yoga or pilates studio: 9 tips for success


As a yoga/pilates teacher, it’s not unusual to dream of one day having your very own studio. A space to share what you love most about the practice in your own unique way. A space to let your creative juices flow – developing schedules and workshops and maybe even eventually teacher trainings. A space where […]

Ayurveda: 5 tips to stay balanced this spring

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We can feel the energy of spring upon us! With winter there’s a natural tendency to turn inwards, slow down and keep warm and cosy. As the season starts to change we find ourselves with more motivation and energy. But sometimes, as a result of all of these changes, we can become overwhelmed or even unwell. According to yoga’s sister science, […]

Denise Payne: Fearlessness And Mercy


In the 1970s, as a teenager, Denise Payne was introduced to Kundalini Yoga by her teacher Sat Jiwan Singh. It became more than “a life saver”. Yoga became her life’s work through practice and teaching. Many Australian and international yogis have met Denise through her regular Power Yoga and Yin classes at The Yoga Barn […]

Your ultimate yoga guide to Ubud: Eat, Play, Namaste

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Arriving in Ubud felt like coming home. This little yoga paradise is colourfully vibrant, with so much to see and do – especially around health and wellness. Ubud is a must-visit for any travelling yogi. I could easily have spent a month exploring the many deliciously healthy cafes and amazing yoga studios. It was my […]

How to hold space: The ultimate guide for yoga teachers

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By Jessica Humphries As yoga teachers we are responsible for holding space for students. In this space physical, emotional and mental experiences will arise and dissipate. It is part of your role to ensure that people feel safe throughout these waves of experience. This requires both strength and compassion as you allow yourself to be […]

How to host a yoga retreat

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The idea of hosting your first yoga retreat can be both daunting and exhilarating. There are so many variables to consider. As yoga teachers and lovers of all things wellness, our expertise can often be far from that of the business-minded. The pressure is on to promote ourselves, but it can feel nauseating just thinking […]

10 steps to being a good yoga teacher

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By Jessica Humphries 1. Make your teaching about your students Letting go of your attachment to ego is something that, although you aspire to, is easier said than done. Especially when you first start to teach – you’re craving approval and validation that you’re doing a good job. Sometimes, this can sidetrack you from the […]