Winter is the time to move inward and take stock of how well we are nurturing ourselves.
Life becomes so busy it is often hard to find the time to be still. My indigenous friend often reminds me that we in the West rarely sit and “listen” to nature, to our inner voice, to our breath. After all, what’s the rush?
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Do you wake up feeling refreshed and energised? Or are you more likely to want to pull the covers over your face and fall back to sleep? Sadly in today’s fast paced world many of us are not getting enough good quality sleep...
That’s the opinion of Queensland-based Robyn Jarram - a correspondence student on the IYTA’s International Diploma of Yoga Teaching. She’s so committed she travels to Sydney most months to attend lectures face-to-face.
Here she tells us what led her to yoga, why she loves the course and how her life is about to change!
Reboot, recharge and reconnect at IYTA’s annual retreat with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Wellness Strategist, Robyn Lynch - who will explain how Ayurveda and self-love can reset your life
Bored with the usual cliched yoga titles, David Burgess decided to shake things up a and has named his upcoming two-day IYTA workshop: Yoga for people who have a life!
So why has he opted for this intriguing name? What will be covered and is it aimed at all of us? (as presumably most of us like to think we have a life). I asked David these questions and more...
Carrying mats, bolsters and suitcases around thirty students of the IYTA’s Diploma of Yoga Teaching arrived in Collaroy on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on 25 May for their five-day residential.
The importance of self care - a book review and Q&A
The self-care revolution - Author: Suzy Reading
Review by Katie Brown
Since completing her yoga training more than 20 years ago Satyaprem Gibson has been one of the IYTA’s staunchest supporters and helpers. And to honour her devotion to the organisation, she has been given a lifelong membership of the IYTA. Now this peace angel is ready to stretch her wings…
Discover the beginnings of the IYTA and how it has grown to the vibrant organisation it is today with this fabulous documentary by the IYTA’s Ian Stewart. Thanks too to Jo Blackman for all her hard work researching and helping to create the video. A lot of hours went into the editing process and the final film runs for 32 minutes. Enjoy!
Direct from the IYTA 2017 Conference, Donna Farhi shares her thoughts on what is yoga and sends a significant message at this point of time in the evolution and revolution of yoga in the West at present.
Thanks to our fantastic IYTA cameraman, Ian Stewart for editing Donna’s keynote address at the recent IYTA 50th conference.
Gone are the days when we just posted flyers on noticeboards to advertise classes. Now it's all about posting online. Katie Haire is the IYTA’s Social Media and Advertising Manager, here are her top five tips for using Facebook as a yoga teacher.
After nearly four decades' dedication to the IYTA, Wendy Batchelor is stepping aside to pursue other spiritual and life goals. We wish her well and honour her contribution to our Association.
For many IYTA graduates, Wendy Batchelor holds a special place in our hearts and on our own yoga journeys.
eNews Editor chatted to three IYTA members who attended a morning of events to mark International Yoga Day at the KGV Recreation Centre in Sydney on 21 June.
The event, which was attended by a number of refugees – as part of Refugee Week, was organised by YogaHive and sponsored by IYTA, City of Sydney and Yoga for Nature. The activities included a yoga class, talks and a world food market.
Nancy was one of my regular students. Other than gardening, yoga was Nancy’s weekly, not-to-miss activity. An older student, Nancy had some previous problems with shortness of breath and also hearing. For this reason she always sat at the front of the room, so she could keep an eye on me, but more importantly so I could keep an eye on her...