6 Dec

Bittersweet Evening. From Nancy

Tonight will be a bittersweet evening for me. As I prepare to take my final portion of the YTTC, I feel a mixture of happiness, relief and sadness. Happiness is easy – I have learned a lot here, I feel enthused about being a yoga teacher, and I have made some new friends. Relief — […]


5 Dec

A Yee Hah at IHA! From Nancy

What a relief! I am so proud to have passed the Practical portion of the YTTC. It wasn’t easy — I wish I had done this 20 years ago when I was still young and fit! But saying that, I am much fitter now than I was when I started the course 5 weeks ago. […]


3 Dec

Are the jitters normal??? From Nancy

What can I say? My practical exam is tomorrow, and I HAVE THE JITTERS! It seems odd to me. I am quite sure that I can do the required postures, I did them the past two days… so why do I have performance anxiety? I have been asking myself this for a few days now. […]


29 Nov

The countdown has begun! From Nancy

Hello fellow yogis! We are now 6 days from completion of the YTTC here at IHA Yoga. I can’t believe how quickly it has come. It hasn’t been easy by any stretch of the imagination. I have felt sore almost consistently since I started the course. I have been learning Sanskrit words. I have been […]


28 Nov

The joys of lesson planning. From Nancy

My oh my has it been an eventful couple of weeks! I have taken my first stab at drafting a lesson plan, and in doing so, have gained a new respect for yoga teachers. With over 12 years of experience as a yoga practitioner, I thought “It won’t be that hard! I know a lot […]


24 Nov

So I want to become a yoga teacher. From Nancy

I have lived most (if not all) of my adult life in the corporate world. I became a commercial lawyer, and worked crazy hours with a limited personal life. I have been through many senior roles for organisations both large and small, and have had the privilege of working in many countries in Asia as […]