The talk focused on the importance of personal yoga practice, and that divine feminine is a celebration of the divine nature of women.
Eve will attending the Divine Feminine Conference, Novotel Sydney Olympic Park on 26 – 27 November 2011.
Yoga Teacher Podcasts is a hub of featured interviews with revered Yoga teachers of our time. You can access the books they recommend music they love charities they support. The intention is to inspire your yoga journey through stories.
The creator and host of Yoga Teacher Podcasts is Bettina Mitchell. Her vision for this website is that it will:
* to establish a record of stories of revered yoga teachers making a significant contribution to yoga in our time, especially those who inspire our Australian yoga community.
* to explore what drew them to yoga and what keeps them in the service of yoga and their students.
* to satisfy students’ curiosity about how yoga has shaped these teachers lives, who their yoga teachers have been, and what inspires them.
Join the community – on the Yoga Teacher Podcasts site you can suggest teachers to Bettina whom you would like to hear from, and even what questions to ask.
YTP has a mission, to speak to at least 108 yoga teachers who “make a considerable contribution to the yoga community and who enhance peoples lives with their knowledge, skills, wisdom and passion for yoga.”
So check out this amazing new resource, kick back and enjoy!
My favourite yoga studio is in Berkeley, California – The Yoga Room.
It’s a purpose- built space designed by an architect in a rough-hewn style with an exposed beam ceiling, natural light on two sides and a dance bar along one wall. Not overly large, there’s still room for perhaps twenty students, with an ambience of friendly welcome.
The building is only two stories high, with a cafe on the ground level that offers the requisite wholesome menu for yogis.
Best of all is the main teacher at the Berkeley Yoga Room, Donald Moyer, who is highly skilled, hugely experienced, and consummately gracious.
Written by Eve Grzybowski
Yoga Therapy, also referred to in the industry as “Remedial Yoga” or “Special Needs Yoga”, describes a specialised area of teaching or practice that offers a holistic approach to treating chronic or acute ailments.
What sort of treatment is offered?
A range of approaches are available – asanas (physical postures), breath work, relaxation techniques to reduce stress and release blocked energy, meditation, Ayurvedic (diet and lifestyle) remedies – some or all of these may be used for the purpose of creating or re-establishing balance in the body and harmony in the mind. Here below is an example of a propped yoga pose.
With consistent practice in the hands of a capable Yoga Therapist, one’s symptoms and even the causes of illnesses may be alleviated.
What is a Yoga Therapist?
A yoga therapist is usually a very experienced yoga teacher who, through years of teaching experience or consistent work with a range of different individuals of varying injuries and medical conditions, has developed the skills, and cultivated the knowledge and intuition to confidently work responsively with different conditions and body-types.
In consultation with the student, the Yoga Therapist designs appropriate practices for the student’s age, condition, and stage of life — in many ways providing the individual with a yoga prescription for special needs. The student can then practice this personalised sequence or set of sequences at home.
Ideally, the student will be inspired to keep up the consistent practice and maintain mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health as a way of life, on an ongoing basis.
The Yoga Therapist and student work together. The student is empowered by doing the yoga practice, and the Yoga Therapist assesses and refines the practice to create an optimum healing situation.
I can say personally that Yoga has assisted me therapeutically over the years dealing with symptoms of hip osteoarthritis. Yoga therapy practice also sped my successful recovery from major surgery after a total hysterectomy. Regular practice of yoga therapy routines assisted me to improve my body’s condition and general sense of well-being.
If you are looking for a practice to provide relief from hip arthritis or recuperation after hysterectomy (or other abdominal surgery), try out my Hip-Arthritis Routine and my Hysterectomy Routine available online here on LYL. These are both short, easy-to-do routines which I have specifically designed.
For yoga teachers – If you are interested in developing your skills in yoga therapy, you can train in Yoga Therapy in Australia. There are schools that run a courses offering a graduate certificate in the subject. You can also become a member of The Australian Association of Yoga Therapists, if you meet the organisation’s standards.