EVERYone smiles in the same language!

‘National Smile Month’ 18May-18June primarily has an oral hygiene focus thus ‘improving the quality of your smile’. It has reminded me of a story I’d like to share ~ A Tale From Circa Early 90s ~  PREFACE:  “ ‘Thou shalt not’ might reach the head, but it takes ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ TO REACH THE HEART.” Said Phillip Pullman INTRODUCTION: …

~WORRIES OF A LOCKED IN BIKRAM YOGI INSTRUCTOR~

My teaching skills are disappearing! Whilst the ‘Dialogue’ is ever present fundamental structure of our classes I NEVER know what I am going to say from one class to the next because each class dynamic is so different. Instructing is as much an exercise in ‘not’ saying anything as it is saying something. But STILL in order to be able …

Yogi Trisha Thomas ~ 7 answers to 7 questions

I have been practicing Bikram Yoga since July 1998 with a 4 year hiatus somewhere in the middle. I took it up because of insomnia (see my piece on ‘girl meets Yoga’) but I continued to practice for the ‘head stuff’ 🙂 the mental hygiene, the ‘shedding’, the peace of mind. All this I got from my very first class. …

Darren’s Yoga Story

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE ~ DARREN So the year is 1999, I’m an asthmatic plumber with a bad back, a dodgy left knee, one kidney and a new girlfriend who is crazy about Bikram Yoga! Not quite sure what Yoga is all about! Maybe floating around a room on a white fluffy cloud? Anyway my back gets worse and after repeated visits …

I N S O M N I A

Please take the following post at its face value: a story of girl meets Yoga 🙂 . There are many with more serious problems than mine was and I do not wish to elevate mine above others by posting it here. Nor do I apply my experience to others in the room as some sort of template; everybody is different. It …

Trisha ~ Instructor Qualifications

I took up Bikram Yoga in 1998 and am qualified to instruct via the Bikram (2001) (for those who LOVE hours: 10billion hrs 🙂 just kidding: 600+hrs) and Sivananda (2005) (500hrs) Schools of Yoga. I have further trained with a specialist in children’s Yoga, Christian Kerr, who is the founder of ‘Calm for Kids’ in the UK (50hrs). I am a …