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Connection : with self study

Connection at Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville

The teachings of yoga give us a roadmap for connecting to ourselves so that we can live a more peaceful life and in turn we can then connect to others with compassion, kindness and no judgment. The best way to connect our body, mind and spirit is with our breath. Connection is another one of … 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

July Yogi of the Month : Biannka

Biannka Yogi of the Month Live and Breathe Yoga

The ashtanga yoga global community is quite incredible. When I was last in India I was blogging about my experience practicing at the KPJAYI shala and one particular practice was so sweet I wrote about it. Biannka, a budding ashtangi practicing solo in Cairns found my post online and felt compelled to email me. We … 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

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

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

October Yogi of the month : Joanna

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the Month Jo

After organising the Yoga Tools for Schools Dinner dance fundraiser in October, I got a wee bit behind in my yogi of the month interviews so you will get two this month. Double excitement!  Our October yogi of the month is the wonderful Jo who has been coming to the studio for nearly a year … Read more

Why we chai at Live and Breathe Yoga

Its always tea time at Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville

India runs on chai. It’s everywhere! There are chai wallahs on every corner, on every train and you are offered chai in just about every shop you visit. It’s best never to turn it down as it’s one of the best things about India. If you are lost, too hot to know what to do … Read more

Starting a self care revolution by Alli McClean

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Starting a self care revolution

Self care isn’t something that comes easily, like anything that is good for us, it’s one of the most difficult practices to start and maintain. Earlier this year, I had to go home for a short but intense spell because my darling Dad was unwell. When I arrived home I had added another patient to … Read more

September Yogi of the month : Tessa

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Tessa

It’s an absolute blessing to introduce our September Yogi of the Month, Tessa.  Gracing our studio in between research trips, Tessa loves the sense of sanctuary she feels each and every time she returns to practice at Live and Breathe Yoga.  Having practiced yoga for over ten years, Tess has some great words of wisdom … Read more

Samskaras : you can change your storyline

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Samaskaras : You can change your storyline

‘Yoga is the process of replacing old patterns with new more appropriate patterns’      Sri Krishnamacharya ‘And then it dawned on me that I didn’t have to put up with this shit anymore’    Penel McNally (one of our regulars at Live and Breathe Yoga) I heard these two quotes this last week and … 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