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The Most Inspirational Yoga Quotes Not Spoken by Yoga Teachers

Yoga teachers often provide great inspirational quotes or philosophies on life during class, but so do individuals who have never practiced yoga at all. Here are some inspirational quotes that fit in with the practice of yoga that weren't said by yoga instructors.

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

Choosing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Here's five questions to ask to help you choose your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training class. We offer 200 and 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certifications.

The word Vairagyam saved my mind yesterday

Boy, this week has been one of those weeks where a cave to hide in would have been greatly welcomed. While I was looking for a good place to physically escape I opened up a book and there is it was, Vairagyam, the word sitting in front of my eyes. At that moment I realized I was so dr

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

New Yoga Teachers

Another group of new yoga teachers have completed their 220 hours of yoga training. Some will become teachers, some took this to increase their personal knowledge, others to serve and to heal those suffering with mental illness, the difficulties of poverty and discrimination. The beau
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The lost art of yoga-asana

I just finished a workshop with Gary Kraftsow this past weekend. I was so pleased to hear him speak about the difference between asana as yoga and yoga as yoga. Asana is a fragment of the full philosophical spectrum of yoga. The asana-s are templates/models for us to use towards welln

Can’t know everything

You can’t know everything. Is that such a bad thing to admit, as a yoga teacher? I just finished an amazing Kundalini workshop with HarDashan Khalsa. She spoke about the 10 bodies in kundalini yoga philosophy. What especially intrigued me was her description of the mind. There a

Leaping from asana to meditation? Really?

There is something in Patanjali’s yoga sutras that I think is skipped over or given short shrift: Pratyahara. This is the bridge between the physical and the subtle movement towards meditation. Pratyahara is also the first stages of Yoga Nidra. Not yoga nidra as marketed by many

So much has happened

So this month I completed a journey of 2 1/2 years. A master’s degree in Health Psychology and a 700 hour yoga therapy training. I want to thank all the people who listened to my moaning and groaning, who lifted me up when I felt too tired, and believed in me more than I believe