Tales from a Teacher Training.
I’m taking time out from the studio for the next six days to immerse in a teacher training with The Practice in Bali. The Practice is a leading institution in lineage-based Traditional Tantric Hatha education.
This place called me to it. (I love it when this happens). No google searches and days of endlessly comparing and contrasting was necessary. I saw it and that was it. You know when you know!
But here’s why.
Our friends and neighbours at Shire Fit have recognised an often overlooked but really important aspect of gym training – recovery! Which is why they’ve teamed up with us here at Yoga Local to power a new RCVR class at both their Wellingborough and Corby gyms. Our Maz is delivering the Yoga inspired sessions […]
Your free yogi wellness training is back.
We’re getting ahead of the game…it starts today. Your 2019 well-being planning starts now.👏
Are you in?
If 2018 has been a year of going through the motions, flying by the seat of your pants👖, thinking someday you’ll figure out how to be healthy and happy. If you’re feeling frustrated and have no idea how to make 2019 your breakthrough year, then I have got your back.
You asked: Why do I need yoga if I’m already active?
Jump on over here to get my top 5 answers to this one. AND find out about my next sports specific yoga series. You won’t want to miss the chance to learn more about how to fine tune your body and mind to the requirements of your sport.
See you inside my yogi-in-training friend. 😉👍
Your mini-yogi training starts now.
We’re getting ahead of the game…it starts today. Your 2018 well-being planning happens now.
This week, I’m going to get you thinking about your goals, what questions you need to ask yourself (honestly), and give you a few yogi ideas to INSPIRE so you are all set up to hit the ground running on the first day of 2018.
Just so you know. This is not a ‘quick-fix’, ‘boom bust’, ‘giving it lip service’ wellbeing solution I share with you here. It’s your ‘soul-driven’, ‘completely sustainable’, ‘love your frickin-self today and every day’, ‘this is me’, ‘I’m awesome’ solution.
You like the sound?
Here it is. The one thing you can do to maximise your summer sports performance. ADJUST.
Yes, you can boost your efforts in the gym and in training by simply taking on habits, routines and dietary choices that are in harmony with arrival of the new season and the cycles of nature.
This, my athletic friend, is the science behind what’s called Ayurveda, (pronounced ‘I-Your-Veda’) a 5,000-year-old conscious-based way of maximising your health and fitness. It’s intuitive and makes sense.
Jump on in for 3 ways to adjust your summer training plans.
Coming Soon…can you help?
Exciting news. I’m really, really close to wrapping up the details on a long-awaited extra yoga programme I’ve been working on since completing a five-day intensive specialised course, Yoga for Sports Training, with Jim Harrington (Australian coach to the Indian National Cricket Team).
This new yoga series will be entirely focused on a Yoga for Sport practice, offering physical postures and yoga tools that are most versatile and useful for a range of athletes – runners, swimmers, cyclists, but also rugby players, surfers, footballers etc.
It will run over five weeks at a new venue to be announced real soon.
In it I will take you through all the ways yoga can:
- Optimise recovery.
- Reduce injury in your sport and help with rehab.
- Build power, flexibility and strength using poses designed around specific sports movement patterns.
- Build core consciousness.
- Offer a mental break from training.
- Improve your range of motion.
- Give you the edge in your training.
Q: I’m on London Marathon Countdown. How can yoga help me prepare for my best 26.2?
First of all awesome work. It takes big-ass discipline and determination to get this close to your 26.2 and I know it’s not easy. I earned my medal (that’s mine opposite) four years ago. I was a super fledging yogi-in-training (BC – Before Chopra) and using yoga asana (poses) purely for the physical benefits, as a lot of us do.
Truth is I didn’t really get that there was much more to it. I may even have shrugged it off as not for me. Big mistake.
I didn’t know just how much yoga could offer a massive edge to my training, performance and overall wellbeing. I’m here today (AC – After Chopra) to show you how it can and if you’re open, to share some yoga inspired pre-marathon preparations to send you on your way to your best 26.2. Feel free to share them with your athletic friends and family.
A never-ending story.
Does anybody have it all figured out? Got it together? Sealed the deal, nailed it down, have it locked and loaded? Really? Does anybody know what they are supposed to be doing? Do you?
Well I don’t. And you know what? I think it’s ok not to have the answers – all the whys. No one does.
What I do know for sure is that I like to ask questions, experience everything I can, explore and learn and that’s always a good place to start.
If you’re out of answers, lost sight of a goal, don’t know what your next step is, come with me as I explain how I’m pushing past a sticky spot and why that means Yogi In Training the Blog is making a comeback.