yoga & the mind
Journey to the heart of Yoga Psychology
yoga & the mind
Journey to the heart of
WHY DO ANY OF US CHOOSE TO DO YOGA?
Ultimately, it isn’t about the shapes we make, it’s about our search for meaning. We have big questions about life, and our purpose in the world, and we want to know how to answer them.
My signature course Yoga & The Mind meets you at the point when you’re ready to step beyond the mat and find the answers to your
big life questions through a deeper appreciation of
what’s going on inside of you.
My signature course Yoga & The Mind meets you at the point when you’re ready to step beyond the mat and find the answers to your big life questions through a deeper appreciation of what’s going on inside of you.
I left my university job and my Ph.D. studies almost a decade ago to pursue the teachings of the yoga tradition full time. I identified as a ‘seeker’ before that, practicing and teaching yoga, and full of questions about my life and a fierce quest for meaning. Yoga offered answers. It’s the teachings from this tradition - and its framework for understanding - that I offer you in this course.
If you want to learn how to apply yoga’s ancient wisdom to your own quest for meaning, let me show you how!
Yoga courses so often focus on the body and movement. In Yoga & the Mind, the focus is internal. It is an exploration of how we can use yoga to overcome our mind’s limitations, rise above our environments, and become better humans.
This is your invitation, and your permission,
to do things differently!
How did my journey start?
My first love was classical ballet. It gave me my first taste of conscious movement. I trained in it for 14 years. During this time, I also started to read books on philosophy. They were full of big questions, as was I: Why am I here? What’s my purpose? What is the meaning of my existence?
I didn’t realise at the time that the books on philosophy and years of ballet were paving my way to yoga’s door. It was some time before I dedicated my life to yoga. Actually, in my early career I was a university lecturer. I taught International Security studies and studied for a Ph.D. in Civil Aviation Safety and Security (Pretty niche, huh?!).
On the outside, I was ticking all the boxes, but internally I knew that there was more out there for me...
On a trip to Bali, the penny dropped. I realised that what I’d been looking for had been under my nose the whole time (Isn’t that so often the way?). Yoga was ‘my thing’. I went home, quit my job, resigned from my studies and took a leap of faith...
I didn’t have a blueprint for how to make a living teaching. Coming from a family that valued academic achievement, I wasn’t sure my yoga dream would be embraced. Still, as something that I’d chosen for myself I felt liberated.
As humans, we are all searching for meaning, self-acceptance, and connection to something bigger. When we come to yoga, our mat practice is a first step. Beyond that, if we want to dive into these questions more deeply, we need to explore further.
Yoga’s system of psychology and philosophy is as deep as it is wide. It’s deeply personal in the way it navigates these questions, and I want to share it with you!
"This training has been a beautiful experience for me. Being able to go at my own pace gave me so much freedom.
My understanding of philosophy, yoga and the mind are deeper, and I have more faith in myself and my journey."
"Thank you for returning me to my heart.
My biggest lesson from this course is remembering that I am already whole.”
"I am loving Yoga and the Mind. It has come at the perfect time. The resources and information has given me so much to learn.
I feel that, because of this course, I’m better able to explain big ideas to my students, and actually teach the students in front of me so they get more out of their journey."
Yoga & The Mind empowers you to integrate yogic techniques, philosophies and wisdom into your own life, and embody the teachings so that they become a part of you.
What’s at the center of this course?
The teachings in this course are not intended to be yet another box you stuff yourself into. The teachings are designed to expand you!
They’re intended to develop within you a deep appreciation of the workings of your mind, an easier access to expanded awareness, and a more joyful connection between your inner and outer worlds.
"This course showed me a new understanding of yoga! It awakened my curiosity and opened me to new avenues of exploration.
I'm coming back to the content again and again
"I loved how complete this course has been. You've taken what feel like abstract and confusing ideas and taught them in a way that is interesting and clear.
I feel inspired to keep learning and to teach in a way that is more relatable and accessible."
"Something has shifted for me. I’m allowing myself to rest more, I’ve changed the way I practice, I’m being so much more present with myself and the world around me. I am so grateful to continue learning from you!
WHAT’S THE INVESTMENT?
I want this course to be accessible to everyone who is pursuing the answers to life’s big or small questions, no matter what stage of ‘Yogi’ you identify as, from beginners with a dream to the experienced yoga teacher.
If you’re ready to go deeper into Yoga’s traditional teachings (and change your life along the way) you’re in the right place!
ONE TIME PAYMENT
A single payment of $325
Three monthly installments of $115
Frequently asked questions
Yes! You can send me a message in the 'Comments' section under each module lesson, and I’ll respond within 48hours.
The course is broken into ‘bite sized chunks’ to accommodate even the busiest schedule. Some videos are as short as five minutes, others are longer (15-30 minutes) to make moving through the course easier. You don’t have to have hours free each day to finish the course. And, you have access to the course material for 12 months from the day you register!
No! Although existing teachers can use the program to meet their continuing education commitment to Yoga Alliance, anyone who wants to explore yoga beyond the asana will benefit from this course.
No! You’ll have access to a ‘practice library’ as part of the course. It includes nine full length classes in addition to the ‘stand alone’ pranayama and meditation practices included as part of the course. If ‘awareness through movement’ is your jam, you can still do that here.
Yes! Everything you need to get started is included in the course.
No! Yoga philosophy isn’t supposed to be abstract. It’s purpose is to help you be the best human you can be. If you’ve asked big questions about life (but haven’t been sure how to answer them), yoga philosophy is there to help you do that. For sure.
There are lots of great courses out there. You’ll find, though, that although many offer great information, they provide few opportunities for integration. Often, you finish the course without ever really feeling like it’s ‘yours’. “Information that doesn’t travel beyond the mind rarely leads to change”. Yoga and the Mind has opportunities for integration built into into it from the start, using a range of journaling prompts, free movement practices and off-the-mat ‘explorations’ too.