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The Yoga Connection NC Smithfield and Goldsboro

Methods to reduce the negative effects of static sitting

Methods to create dynamic sitting options on a daily basis. Sitting can cause so much back and hip discomfort. When we sit for long periods of time we hold the muscles in long-term shortness or in deep relaxation. Muscles such as the Psoas, Rectus abdominis, internal and external obli

Get into Groove of Yoga Practice

There are many ways to begin your yoga practice. But the toughest part is not necessarily showing up for that first yoga class. Its showing up for the 3rd or 4th class.

Choosing your Yoga Studio

It can be confusing. You have never taken a yoga class and want to begin. So you start your Google search, and there they are, all types, styles, trends, and promises. So how do you choose? Why do you want to try yoga? Good question to ask yourself. If you want to get a more fitness w

8/26 to 8/28 Groupon

We offered a Groupon promotion for our yoga classes on August 26-28. The options available were for 10 drop-in yoga classes or for one month of unlimited classes. For reference for those who purchased one of the Groupons, here is the official legalese for use of the offer.

Finding Contentment in your Yoga Practice

One of the yoga principles suggestions for improving inner discipline and how we relate to ourselves is Santosha, which means contentment or satisfaction.

Detailing the Yoga Posture

Detailing a yoga posture shouldn't be about fitting oneself into someone else’s idealized picture of what that pose should look like. Detailing the posture should include the anatomy, physiology and need of the individual. Being attuned to self care is primary within any yoga practice

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Yoga Teacher

What makes a yoga class or yoga teacher go from good to great? Sometimes a class may have a great technical instructor but be boring, or the class could be fun but the instructor a bit lacking in expertise. So what makes the difference?

Vinyasa Krama

Today is a workshop on vinyasa krama and flow yoga. I keep seeing flow classes described as more challenging or quicker paced but rarely if ever described as a method for increasing muscle power, improving & controlling respiration, and as a method to balance the body between stre

Advanced 300-hour at The Yoga Connection

I am finishing up the last touches on the advanced 300-hour yoga training to be offered in the spring (aiming for March to begin). This advanced 300-hour training together with the pre-requisite 200 gives the student the 500-hour status which is the highest that Yoga Alliance recogniz

So much happening

There is so much happening at the studio the next few months. The new 200-hour teacher training (still have 1 spot left) and Prentatal teacher training begin in February. In January we have a special interest class on the Koshas in yoga asana Sunday the 13th 5:30pm,regular Sunday clas