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Turning 40 and the year of no sh!t

turning forty and the year of no sh!t

After my extended trip away to India I came home with a real sense of wanting to keep things super simple and in alignment with what really mattered to me most. India has a way of reminding me that I really don’t need much at all to be happy – the less stuff I have … 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

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

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

April Yogi of the Month : Elva

Live and Breathe Yoga - Yogi of the Month April - Townsville

Meet the wonderful Elva, whom shining smile and dedicated attitude inspires me every time she walks in the studio. ———— When and where did you first start practising yoga? I first tried yoga many years ago in NSW but wasn’t really committed due to my husband’s work transfers with Defence, family and my work commitments.  … Read more

February Yogi of the month : Annika

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the Month Annika

The magic of an ashtanga yoga Mysore style class has to be experienced to be believed. Most are too scared to try as they don’t feel ready, but Annika talks about how on only her third yoga class she walked into a Mysore session and was mesmerised! I am so inspired of Annika’s hard work … 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