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One of yoga’s most overlooked benefits is its ability to gradually dissolve ingrained negative thought patterns.  Penny Unn helps us to understand samskaras and how to deal with them.


Lakshmi and Vishnu

Elle Campbell continues to explore deities. Her focus this time is on Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

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Recycle your yoga mat

Have you ever thrown your old yoga mat in the bin? YogaFest organiser, Jonathan Murphy, thinks it would be more environmentally friendly to recycle them and gives ideas for how to do that.

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Taking Heart

Senior AYL writer, Nancy Jackson, shows us how to overcome resistance with the help of techniques for shifting from reaction to action.

Shopping For Chakras

 Shopping for Chakras in Goa

Emily Herbert describes doing 200 hours of Ashtanga Yoga training in Goa, South India. Her own experience and conversations with other participants show how life-changing this can be.


Gunas – Finding your flow

Rachel Zinman helps us to identify and understand the subtle personality traits that influence our moods and behaviour. Learning to work with them can be the key to better balance and flow in our lives.

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A Sound Life

Yoga teacher Karen Farrell talks to singer-songwriter Edo Kahn, founder of A Sound Life (ASL), to discover how he uses kirtan – mantra-based music – and other yoga practices to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable.

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Simple Cook

Author, presenter, and member of the Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame, Teresa Cutter, talks to Suvi Mahonen on how she overcame eating disorders and dedicated her life to improving the health of others by making them fall in love with eating.

Oneness in Love

Oneness in Love

Gold Coast yoga teacher Samantha Doyle shares her experience as a volunteer for the Yoga Day Festival


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Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

Iyengar teacher, Peter Scott, gives instruction in a difficult modern-day asana, Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (Half Lotus Standing Forward Bend).



Skydance Yoga Flow sequence

Skydance Yoga Flow sequence is demonstrated by an advanced yogi, Fran and a beginner yogi, Jon


Teacher Training Supplement

A great state by state guide from some of Australia’s most experienced teachers.

Regular features

This Yoga Life

Mother and yoga teacher Jade Abbott tells how she finds beauty in the mundane and how yoga makes her life beautiful.

Notes from the classroom

Polly Realf talks about her journey as an Iyengar Yoga teacher.


Simon and Bianca from Sydney’s Yoga Synergy answer asana and other students’ questions.

Pranayama – your path to better breathing

Sindar Kaur discusses the benefits of yoga breathing for your wellbeing.

Yoga Quest

Our overseas contributor Siddhartha Krishna takes a look at the philosophical side of yoga.

Wholly Munchies

Enjoy these delicious fuss free recipes that restore, rejuvenate and revive.

Book, CD and DVD reviews

Australia-wide Teacher Training Directory

Retreat directory

Your guide to Australian and Overseas retreats.

Classified directory

A  guide to products and services.