Serving Raleigh, Smithfield, Clayton, Benson & Goldsboro, NC areas.
The Yoga Connection NC Smithfield and Goldsboro

Deconstructing Asana Workshop

Regardless of your level of experience, this workshop goes a bitdeeper into the yoga postures and their purpose within our health & wellness. Uncover the finer details of the primary yoga postures & enhance your personal practice, and lend a bit more comfort in being in the yo

Essential Oils and Yoga workshop

Windy Sloan RYT, LMBT, will guide you on this exploration of essential oils and their use within the yoga practice. Open to all levels. Click here to register and for more information.

Focus of Yoga-asana: Flexibility versus Range of Motion?

Flexibility is dependent upon structure. The shape of the join, how much cartilage is there to protect the joint, ligament/muscular support, and whether there is damage due to disease or injury (ex., osteoarthritis and excessive repetitive motion), all contribute to the potential flex

Unsteady joints: the bigger picture

Unsteady joints need gentle attention, a slow even development of the surrounding connective tissue and muscle. Jumping into exercises around an unstable joint without careful assessment could lead to more instability and discomfort for the client/student. First one has to assess as w

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
Supporting personal growth

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
inner peace

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

Yoga builds our sense of oneness

As we spend the day lost in thought, that action is referred to as rumination. Round we go in circles, often in a negative conversation with our selves as though we are two people at odds with each other. An on the mat yoga asana practice gives us the opportunity to practice bringing