Category Archives: Learning

Shake Up Your Asana…

What I really mean is your butt. Asana is the Sanskrit term for yoga poses. And our butt is the largest muscle group in our bodies. Anyways, I’ve been hearing a lot lately about weak glutes (our butt muscles) and … Continue reading

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Thru Hiking; Take One…

Pretty much all of my hiking has been what is known as “day hikes;” although some have been really long days in the range of 9-12 hours. In my day hikes, I’ve trekked a variety of elevations with 14, 433 … Continue reading

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GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM

Space Oddity was a hit for the late singer David Bowie with its popular lyrics “ground control to Major Tom.” Take an opportunity to revisit the song and really listen and if you’ve never heard the song, definitely check it … Continue reading

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You’ve Planted a Seed. Now to Water it and Let it Grow.

This is actually something I’ve said to a young aspiring yoga teacher that my business partner and I are mentoring. Anything worth happening doesn’t come easy. Isn’t that the truth!?!?! People seek yoga teacher training for a plethora of reasons! … Continue reading

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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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Thoughts: Yoga for Trauma

I recently read an article on Elephant Journal that really resonated with me and I know you guys can read it too. It is called “An Open Letter from a Trauma Therapist to Yoga Teachers: 12 Simple Ways to Make … 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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Moving Inward: Practicing with Closed Eyes

I recently learned a style of yoga where you pursue practice with your eyes shut. The whole time! Yep, no peeking. It is actually quite an interesting take on one’s yoga practice. The first time, I attended a class, I didn’t get … 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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