Category Archives: Exercise Foundations

So You Wanna Be a “Good” Yoga Teacher

Every time I turn around, someone or some place is advertising their upcoming Yoga Teacher Training (YTT). Where I live, it happens a lot. If you are an aspiring Yoga Teacher contemplating all the schools, you are probably thinking this … Continue reading

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New Year, New Beginnings that Stand Throughout the Year.

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2015. We all know that the new year often brings New Year’s Resolutions. Often people commit to becoming a healthier person. With that comes the diets and the exercise. A commitment to … Continue reading

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Partner Yoga and the Power of Touch

There are two ways to communicate, verbally and nonverbally. I’ve always learned that the bulk of what we communicate is really done nonverbally. That is our facial expressions and body language. Touch is a form of nonverbal communication too! Problem … Continue reading

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Ashtanga sequence for the gym population

I just recently learned an Ashtanga sequence that is great for the gym if you teach yoga at one. I do. A gym’s yoga clients can be so diverse…lots of ages, different fitness abilities, different reasons for coming to yoga, … Continue reading

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Other Yoga Class Formats???

I can’t tell you how many yoga discussion boards I’m part of through various websites and Facebook. There are lots of interesting discussions ranging in yoga topics galore! One popular question I often see is the “what should I call … Continue reading

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Yoga Fork in the Road

I guess it was bound to happen eventually. I love yoga, doing it, sharing it, talking about it, and teaching it. Not to long ago, I went to my first ever Mind-Body Conference. I enjoyed every minute of it’s total … Continue reading

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Yoga practice with a pacemaker

Today, like every other day, I closed my yoga class by advising everyone that I’m available for questions. Normally, I’m able answer most questions. Today, not so much or at least not to my satisfaction. An older gentleman approached me … Continue reading

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