Entries by Katherine Mair

Shifting the Needle on Mental Health

Over the past three months we’ve been teaching a weekly yoga classes with a group of teenagers at a High School in Sydney. Students were primarily female participating in 11 weekly yoga classes based on carefully planned M.A.D. yoga sequence that included: Mindset Physical Postures Concentration Exercises Breathing Exercises Relaxation Mindfulness Techniques We surveyed the students at…

Pause. Reflect. Reset. Refocus.

I’ve just come to a critical juncture in a large piece of work I’ve been involved in. Like any complex project, there have been several teams, lots of people and a large number of moving parts involved. We’re now at the end of the first phase of work. In so many ways it has been…

Investing in Community

  Community is the essence of our existence. Think about it. Whether it’s the team we work with all day, the school our children go to, or the block we live on, the connections and relationships we build over time are bigger than ourselves. And that’s community. M.A.D. yoga is passionate about connection and community.…

Letting It Go Or Building It Up?

We all need a damn good vent now and then. Let’s face it, if we don’t get things off our chest we might literally explode. At the wrong time. With the wrong person. Besides, a good old verbal vomit is cathartic and just feels plain good. But how often do you find yourself venting over…

Instant Re-boot

Do you regularly find yourself running from meeting to meeting? Do you feel like you lurch from task to task, request to request, as you toil through yet another manic day? This simple technique can be used anywhere, anytime to re-boot, reset and refocus. It takes just a few seconds. Literally. INHALE – straighten your…

Do It Once and Well

A colleague of mine recently shared a link to a thought-provoking article by Travis Bradberry looking at How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done. Chock full of useful insights, the one that resonated with me most profoundly was the research he referenced about the “dangers of multi-tasking”. Aside from lowering productivity, trying to…

Phone Free Day

What? A day without the phone! Impossible. This absurd idea occurred to me as I caught myself compulsively checking my phone – as though something new had arrived since the last time I’d checked, oh just a few seconds earlier. It took a week before I could even attempt this daring feat and I’m proud…

The Power of Intention

Sex and the City writer Julie Rottenberg recently published an article on LinkedIn about the road she took to her dream job – an interesting story about going from ‘wanting’ to ‘becoming’ what she wanted. What struck me most in her story was her description of a pivotal moment of articulation – stating out loud…