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First YA 200 YTT in Pakistan

First YA 200 YTT in Pakistan

First YA 200 YTT in Pakistan Asia Pacific Yoga in combination with Tactack Events has created and completed the first Yoga Teacher Training in Pakistan. Lead teacher Steve Hall and assistant teacher and event motivator Saba Rana have taken 13 students through the 200 hour training as per Yoga Alliance regulations. The training happened in the stunning valleys in the Karakoram and Himalaya mountains bear Skardu.

200 hour June Bali Yoga Teacher Training

200 hour June Bali Yoga Teacher Training

200 hour June Bali Yoga Teacher Training 2017 – COMPLETED 8 wonderful students showed up for this 200 hour June Bali Yoga Teacher Training and we had a great learning journey together. On and off the mat there was plenty to focus on as the group evolved from students grappling with moving to the front of the class. We had students from Mexico, the USA, Turkey, England, Switzerland and South Africa. Teachers from New Zealand, India, Germany and Russia. An international…

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Asia Pacific Yoga June Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

Asia Pacific Yoga June Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

Asia Pacific Yoga June Yoga Teacher Training in Bali And so it begins the Asia Pacific Yoga June Yoga Teacher Training in Bali beautiful aspirants 8 beautiful aspirants joining together to Practice, Embody and Share these wonderful Practices and the vantage points that they allow. A chance to swim freely in the Sattvic space and see what is revealed.   We begin with offerings and blessings at the ocean. Aligning with the natural energies along the Ring of Fire, and connecting…

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Bali ytt January 2017

Bali ytt January 2017

Thank you to all the participants of our January YTT in Bali. We all enjoyed a Sattvic environment and atmosphere and soaked up 25 days of practices. The ensuing embodiment flowed easily into sharing and “teaching” the same practices. Beautiful scenery, lovely facility staff, experienced teaching faculty. Our 16 students were a joy, focused and self responsable, we could not ask for more. We are looking forward to our upcoming trainings. NZ training May 13 – June 3rd Bali YTT…

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Rishikesh4-preparation for Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training

Rishikesh4-preparation for Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training

Further preparation for Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training There is nothing like a trek into Big Country to clear the head and integrate elements for a Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training. And there isnt much bigger country that the Himalaya. Seen to be the home of Shiva it is no wonder that Yoga and the Himalaya have been linked for centuries. As a getaway from the Moghul period it was the preferred place for Hindu/Yogic Holy men for…

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Rishikesh 3 – 200 hour yoga teacher training bali prep

Rishikesh 3 – 200 hour yoga teacher training bali prep

200 hour yoga teacher training bali prep The 300 hour yoga teacher training rolls along, day after day, pranayama and asana practise, rest, food, lecture, food, rest, lecture, lecture, tea chanting , asana practise, dinner….. repeat!! Blissful days, oh did I mention the odd massage to take the crinkles out of fascia. The learning and the detoxing go hand in hand. All contributing to refinding a feeling of wellness that has eluded me for some time. I have soldiered on,…

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Rishikesh 2

Rishikesh 2

Continued tales and reports from my 300 hour YTT – Hatha in Rishikesh – Prep for Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training in January 2017. After a few days settling into the daily teaching routine of morning and evening Asana and lectures on Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, and Mantra and Chanting, it was nice to have a day off. Apart from resting a reading some yoga philosophy, specifically Swami Sivananda. Yoga is the method by which the finite self or…

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Rishikesh 1

Rishikesh 1

As Part of my preparation to teach Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training, East Bali, January 2017, I have headed to India to complete my 300 hour training. This is the view from my room, to the North and on the Western side of the Ganges in the Laksmanjula district. The journey here from Bali was 2 flights, via KL, and straight into a taxi to travel through the night and arrive at 4 in the morning. Actually the best time to…

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What makes a good yoga teacher?

What makes a good yoga teacher?

What makes a good yoga teacher? YOGA IS PRIMARILY ABOUT CONNECTION What makes a good yoga teacher A big question, here are a few thoughts. A good teacher has taken the time to connect to themselves firstly. This can be as simple as a few moments breath awareness and letting go of whatever the day has been. You are then free to devote your attention to your students. A good teacher will connect with the students as they welcome them….

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Yoga massage

Yoga massage

GROUNDING AWARENESS IN THE BODY Yoga Massage Yoga massage -I often say, tongue in cheek, “Massage is yoga for lazy people” … . As a massage therapist, spa trainer and certified yoga teacher, the comment is a compliment to both practices. Massage and Yoga both assist the process of bringing our attention into our body and grounding our awareness into the present moment. True well being includes a sense of connection with self, purpose and community. It is no wonder…

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