Beer yoga, goat yoga, hip-hop yoga – what’s the big deal anyway?

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking with the ABC's Sophie Meixner about some of the latest yoga 'crazes' and whether they are, in my humble opinion anyway, incompatible with yoga's 'true' aims. Goat yoga continues to be the butt of many jokes, so I thought this article was still worth a share!

A brief modern yoga studies reading list

We have so many amazing resources out there in the world of yoga scholarship to turn to. Of course the academic realm can be a little intimidating, and difficult to access at times, so to get you started I’ve put a short list of recommended resources together.

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31 Days of My Real Yoga – a selfie project exploring yoga representation

Recently, in a brief moment of ‘omg thank goodness uni semester is over and now I can do other things!’ I decided to undertake a visual imagery project involving yoga selfies. It’s a project I’ve been thinking about for a while, truth be told, but the combination of having a bit of time, and fresh … Continue reading 31 Days of My Real Yoga – a selfie project exploring yoga representation

Yoga Representation, Body Image and Gender

If you’ve picked up a Yoga Journal mag lately you may have noticed (although perhaps not consciously) that the covers are all starting to resemble the standard fashion magazine format. The cover models featured are female, white, and thin. These women, with seamless makeup and wearing tight clothing, are photographed from provocative and flattering angles. … Continue reading Yoga Representation, Body Image and Gender

Christmas holidays, time for those two scary words: home practice (part two – suggestions).

So here we are, mid Christmas hols in Australia, relaxing, probably eating slightly more than we should, and alas, the yoga classes on offer are slim pickings. As I discussed in part one of this blog, home practice is the perfect remedy for this time of year, but for most, difficult to achieve. From my … Continue reading Christmas holidays, time for those two scary words: home practice (part two – suggestions).

Christmas holidays, time for those two scary words: home practice (part one – reflections).

It’s that time of year again: the weather is getting warmer, quirky suburban light displays are appearing, end of year Christmas celebrations fill restaurants and bars around town, and most of the yoga studios are taking a break or running reduced classes. For the committed yogi who relies on their chosen class for any or … Continue reading Christmas holidays, time for those two scary words: home practice (part one – reflections).