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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

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

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

How to get back on your yoga mat

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Tips on how to get back on your yoga mat

There are many reasons why we resist our yoga practice and that resistance can be very strong. After fighting my own excuses and listening to others, I’ve come to realise that it all boils down to fear. Fear of not being good enough, fear of what will happen if we go to yoga class instead … 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

January yogi of the month : Angela

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Angela

It’s been a real joy to have Angela in my classes for nearly 5 years. Now pregnant with her second baby, it’s been particularly lovely to be able to support Angie in both pregnancies and be part of her wonderful and challenging experience of becoming a Mum. A true inspiration in how to keep up … 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

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