INTERVIEW: Pole dancer, free spirit and global yogi, Emma Corbett

INTERVIEW: Pole dancer, free spirit and global yogi, Emma Corbett

I met Emma Corbett while doing a Seva yoga teaching exchange at the Bali Silent Retreat late 2016. Emma is a world traveller who shares her passions of pole dancing and yoga and meditation with audiences and students around the globe. I caught up with Emma via Skype to find out more about her globetrotting lifestyle and how she balances her various disciplines of pole, yoga, meditation and coming soon, a book!

Can you tell me about your family background and how you first got into yoga. Were your parents particularly athletic people?

My Mum’s always been quite fit. Actually it was my dad who took me to my first yoga class when I was about eight. He’s one of those people who always stands right up front and centre of every class, so I’d always be right beside him. And then he started going to a gym, and again I was up beside him for aerobics and pump and everything, and then the gym started offering yoga so this was about twenty odd years ago, so I would be front and centre beside him for yoga as well, and that’s how I started practicing yoga. READ MORE

Deer-Lightful: a yoga story, awakening to our light within

Deer-Lightful: a yoga story, awakening to our light within

I met Yuti McLean during a one month stay at the Gondwana Sanctuary, an intentional Osho community set up in the mid-eighties just north of Byron Bay in Australia. One evening at the community dinner, Yuti showed me a beautiful children’s book she had illustrated that had just been released. I was struck by the gorgeous illustrations and the simplicity and profundity of its message. And I knew immediately I had to tell my Global Yogi readers about it!

I caught up with Yuti, illustrator of the book Deer-Lightful, to find out more about the process of co-creating this beautiful children’s book with its author, Suzanne Thell as well as her own journey in Dru Yoga.

MT: I really liked the very concise and precise writing in the book. How long did the whole process (of creating the book) take. READ MORE

INTERVIEW: Sound Healer Swami Arun, Bali

INTERVIEW: Sound Healer Swami Arun, Bali

I interviewed Swami Arun, who is a sound healer working with Tibetan bowls and gongs who has been giving classes and sessions at The Yoga Barn in Bali for the past ten years. He currently offers four classes a week as well as private sessions and teacher trainings. READ MORE

INTERVIEW: Nanice Ellis, Author, Speaker and Healer

INTERVIEW: Nanice Ellis, Author, Speaker and Healer

Last week I was fortunate to interview Nanice Ellis, an author, speaker and healer based in Utah in the US. Nanice has recently written a book called ‘Is there a White Elephant in your way’ which I found very illuminating, and so was inspired to interview her. We talked about Self-Love, and how transforming your… READ MORE

INTERVIEW: Energy Healer Evelin Novikova on Theta healing and Self-Love

INTERVIEW: Energy Healer Evelin Novikova on Theta healing and Self-Love

I had the pleasure last week to interview Evelin Novikova, an energy healer based in Dubai. Evelin works with the Theta healing modality, which is all about using muscle testing to discover our hidden negative beliefs and then connecting to source energy to heal and reprogram the subconscious with new, empowering positive beliefs. I chat… READ MORE

INTERVIEW: Lisa Levine, Arvigo® certified practitioner, healer and global yogi

INTERVIEW: Lisa Levine, Arvigo® certified practitioner, healer and global yogi

I met Lisa firstly because she was a participant in our second Your Fab Yoga Life e-course. She wanted to get clarity on her path as an independent massage therapist and also as a traveller, and someone who at the moment has three home bases (Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand). I wanted to interview Lisa to find out more about her story as a long term ‘global citizen’ and world traveller and as a massage therapist and yogi as well as an English teacher to Vietnamese kids, and to discover more about this fascinating and somewhat mysterious (to me, at least) Mayan stomach massage called ‘Arvigo Therapy.’ READ MORE