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When my practice wasn’t enough…Harry to the rescue

Harry Normand Spark Movement Studio Townsville

This past 2 years I have been in a lot pain. I was in a pretty serious car accident about 18 years ago as most of you know. My recovery is what started me into yoga and I am thankful for my yoga practice for making it almost unnoticeable how serious the injuries had affected … Read more

Tradition : learning from the ancient teachings

Live and Breathe Yoga Tradition

For us at Live and Breathe Yoga, tradition (another one of our core values) is all about respect for the lineage of wisdom passed down to us from our teachers and from their teachers before. We love to learn from those who have gone before us and respect the teachings enough to allow them to … Read more

Nurture your body and your spirit

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Nurture

To nurture means to care for, support and encourage while someone or something is growing and it’s one of our core values at Live and Breathe Yoga. We strive to show how the traditional practice of ashtanga yoga can fit anyone at any level. We do this by encouraging our students to believe in themselves … Read more

June Yogi of the Month : Michelle

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville yogi of the month

The potential for healing injuries with the practice of Ashtanga yoga is just incredible. I’ve seen it many times and Michelle is another example of how anything is possible with dedication and perseverance. Well done Michelle for just keeping on with your practice and enjoying the many benefits! ———- 1. When and where did you … Read more

May Yogi of the Month : David

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month

Meet our May yogi of the month : David! With a quiet determination and fantastic sense of humour, David reminds us that we never regret a yoga practice and always feel better for it. Check out his interview below! ————– 1. When and where did you first start practising yoga? I started in late 2014, … Read more

March Yogi of the Month : Chris

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the Month Chris

Working in the construction industry, Chris suffered from back pain until he started back with his yoga practice after a long break.  Chris is always willing to give everything a go and we love having his happy, laid back personality at the studio and we are delighted he is our next Yogi of the Month. … Read more

Too busy to practice and other excuses why we resist the mat

Too busy to practice yoga and other excuses

It’s really hard to commit ourselves to an ashtanga yoga practice. Let’s face it – it’s really hard to commit ourselves to anything that will be good for us.  Anything worthwhile takes grit, determination and a whole lot of discipline.  Saving money, eating well, studying, exercising – all really hard work.  But always worth it. … Read more

365 days to jumpback : ashtanga yoga practice

Live and Breathe Yoga 365 days to jumpback with Allison Dearling

The jumpback is one of the most asked about elements of the ashtanga yoga practice. Almost every weekend workshop I have attended there has been a session dedicated to this illusive yet awe inspiring movement.  It’s the action of lifting yourself up off the ground from cross legged position, tucking your legs underneath you ,swinging … Read more

November yogi of the month : Alexandra

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Alex

Our November Yogi of the month is Alex and she is an incredible woman to say the least.  There’s not many who work harder on and off the mat than this gorgeous soul or who has a brightest smile! The other day Alex said to me after a very tough practice where I was asking … Read more

Injuries can be our best medicine

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville : Injuries can be our best medicine

I first came to ashtanga yoga quite broken although I didn’t realise it. I was 22 when I decided to try yoga. I had been training in the gym, swimming, running, paddling canoes – you name it I was doing it and I felt really fit and strong. I walked into my first ashtanga yoga … Read more

July Yogi of the month : Jodie

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Jodie

It’s my honour to introduce Jodie, our beautiful July Yogi of the month.  Jodie has been coming to the studio regularly for many years now and has recently returned from her overseas sabbatical.  The first thing on her list when she arrived home was to come back to class and get her some Live and … Read more

May Yogi of the month : Randine

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Randine

Randine came to yoga as a way to help with quitting smoking.  After nearly two years of practice at Live and Breathe Yoga she has come so far, is feeling great and wants to practice well into old age… —— When and where did you first start practicing yoga? In June 2013, at Live and … Read more