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January Yogi of the Month : Helen

Live and Breathe Yoga Yogi of the month Helen

Now in our eighth year of teaching ashtanga yoga in Townsville, one of my favourite things is to introduce our monthly featured yogi to help inspire you to get on your mat and practice. It’s also my way of honouring the dedication and support we get from our amazing community. Our first yogi of the … 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

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

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

Anyone else sick of hearing the phrase New Year, New You?

Hands up if you're ready for 2016 : How I am planning my year to be full of energy and simplicity

I never really liked the idea of having a word for the year. To be honest I always came up with way too many to narrow it down to just one. However, last week while we were hanging out at my sister’s place in Brisbane for a bit of a relax, it came to me. … 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

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