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

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.

Mindfulness is Life Changing

I am at Duke Integrative Medicine, taking a course in Mindful Eating. I am constantly amazed at how the methods of mindfulness can change a person’s life. The practice of paying attention to the present moment, without acting on the activities of the mind, just being the observer for

Yoga is in Evolution

Today I spoke with a woman who is looking for a teacher training that isn’t just about lululemon, gymnastics bending, and one-upmanship in asana performance. She first was introduced to yoga 40 years ago when the practice was about self improvement, healthy living, compassionate relat

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
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

Why a special Senior Yoga training should be considered by Yoga Alliance

OK, so we have Pre/post natal yoga and Kids yoga with certification standards. I understand that is important when working with children. One should be carefully trained because of the issues such as: pedophiles getting into yoga as a means to get to children; issues of child abuse ei

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

Model of Health & Wellness

I have been looking over the different models of health that we have in the medical field. I am always surprised at how many the times the words disease, illness, disability, death, poor or reduced function, and etc are mentioned. The words health, wellbeing, healthy, disease free, fu

2013 200 Hour Teacher Training

I am so happy with the start to this years yoga teacher training. Diverse and inquisitive, gracious and fun are the students that have gathered together at the studio. This will be another great year. The diversity is so wonderful. It means that yoga is no longer within the confines o

Saturday Yoga

I am so happy we are able to offer a Saturday morning class at the studio. Now that we have 3 teachers it is possible to offer classes at more convenient times. Weekdays can get crowded with the “to do list” and sometimes its easy to get kicked off of our own list of peopl